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Captain Fantasy - Half Acre Beer Company

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86
very good

71 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 11
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

July 2011 release.

This tantalizer for fellow fantasizers has long, lemony legs that stem from Sorachi Ace hops and spin-kick the pear-puree we threw in this brew, commanding savory submission.

(Beer added by: wschmit on 07-15-2011)
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wschmit

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Collaborative brew with Short's: a Saison brewed with Pear Puree and Sorachi Ace hops.

A: A lively white head quickly fizzles down to a very slim ring about the top of a hazy golden body. Pretty good carbonation apparent in the body.

S: A nice, fresh hop hit up front, and just a bit of sweet pear lost in the mix, and some mustiness to finish. Otherwise, a pretty mild saison profile...hopefully aging this brings out more of that.

T: Good hop presence throughout, but a bit grassy. Nice bitter bite in the end, along with a wheaty finish. There's some good saison spice, too. The taste surpasses the smell.

M: Well carbonated, but with some good body to keep it from feeling too thin. I don't taste any alcohol. Perhaps a bit thicker than others in the style--perhaps that's the pear puree, too?

O: An easy-drinking summer refresher, hands down. I hope it develops in the bottle for a while. Good hops and interesting yeast make for a thoughtful pint. Not at the level of a great saison, but at 8 bucks a bomber, a perfectly respectable rendition.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 18:26:51 | More by wschmit
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This review is from notes last night. Had it on the deck at Pike Hill Farm! 

A: Great straw color, nice carbonation rising up from the bottom of the glass, fluffy head that relaxes but hangs onto the glass edges. 

S: citrus hop essence, pear and apricot at first, then after it warms more phenols come through.  The base nose characters hang in there as it warms.

T: Lemons, bready malt, parsley, and strong pear in the after taste. And hints of banana and other mellow fruits like peach are present. 

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Appearance: A very nice pour that makes the beer look like it came from Belgium; clear goldenstraw, a massive head and plenty of lace

Smell: Floral lemon sparks from the Sorianchi Ace hops, with pepper, pear and hay underneath

Taste: White bread and pear, up front, with the tart lemon and pepper elements adding a phenolic character in the middle; something a little funky, after the swallow, flays the tongue and leaves a bitter, herbal aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: This beer has some very nice elements, but the aftertaste is not one of them and, unfortunately, is the one that leaves the final impression

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MarkFy sent this my way along with loads of other Half Acre goodies during a recent trade. Cheers and thanks again, Mark!

Pouring into a Jester King tulip. Slight haze runs through the straw colored liquid and a 1-2 finger crop of off-white foam settled on top leaving some lacing behind as it retreats. Retention is fair.

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A crisp, refreshing saison that delivers a light lemon/pear fruity presence. Missing some of the ester complexity we should get from this style and the foam formation could be improved as well.

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Captain Fantasy from Half Acre Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.