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Captain Fantasy - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

228 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 8
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-22-2011)
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

irish6174, Friday at 03:27 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Undated 12 oz. bottle. Reviewed from notes. The body was a hazy yellow gold with minimal head.

The smell was an interesting musty pear. There was a Belgian yeast pungency too.

The taste was funky, sweaty wool up front with enough bitterness to cut through. Pear is fresh and evident. The components are distinct and work well together.

The body was medium with an assertive carbonation. Enjoyable.

Cresant, Oct 28, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +15.3%

heavydetour, Oct 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

DuffDadddy, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Beerasaurus, Sep 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

hopnado, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

domfreego, Aug 19, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -11.5%

Jerrynmidge, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

cyrushire, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

DanielGJ0, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

a_beckman25, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - The beer pours the color of liquid gold. A modest white head clings to the sides of the glass.

Smell - The aroma initially makes me think of banana liquor, but then I get the pear. The saison notes hover between liquor and funk.

Taste - On the initial taste, I detect a bitter wash of farmhouse funk. The bitterness hovers amid the carbonation. I am made to think of soured banana chips or a dry sour candy. The beer finishes a mediciny sour taste.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is quote present and almost attacks the tongue. It does sweep away the taste rather nicely.

Overall - Shorts eccentric brews are sometimes an adventure. Some are winners and some are not winners. While I love the Elton John reference in the beers namesake (my personal favorite album from Sir Elton), I am not a fan of the beer.

JohnnyHopps, Aug 04, 2014
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Captain Fantasy from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.