Captain Fantasy - Short's Brewing Company
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2.5/5 rDev -33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
A - Orangish yellow beer with a bit of haze. White head that leaves some spots on the sides.
S - Pears, bitter pear skins, phenolic yeast, sorachi hops. A bit harsh.
T - Somehow this is significantly worse than the Half Acre version. Combination of Sorachi hops and phenolic yeast is hardy har hard to drink (there's a legally retarded pirate on the bottle).
M - Somehow feels watery with too much fine carb. Medium bodied.
O - Don't like it, split the bottle with MasterSki but I didn't drink tons of it.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2011 02:23:53 | More by AgentZero
2.63/5 rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
12oz bottle poured into a stemless wine glass.
The beer pours a hazy, cloudy, gold color, that has some slight clarity when settled. A small head appears, a finger at best that has poor retention, but yields a fair amount of soapy lace. The aroma is fruity, certainly from the pear, but decently so from the hops, although the beer is quite bitter and astringent, even on the nose.
Belgian yeast, or any funkiness known to a saison are afterthoughts with this, the hops really dominate. The flavors are bitter, earthy, but with some juicy fruit flavor, but a substantial amount of mustiness, somewhat in line with a traditional saison but it's mainly due to the hops, bitter and dank with some dryness that confuses the flavors. The body is very crisp, a bit thinner than expected with a very dry and sharp finish.
Verdict: A creative and ambitious take on the saison, but it's a big miss for me. It's one dimensionally bitter, lacking any depth or complexity, the pear comes across well at times, but the profuse hopping doesn't do this beer any justice.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 03:44:40 | More by kevanb
Captain Fantasy from Short's Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.