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Captain Fantasy - Short's Brewing Company

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214 Ratings
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | FT: 3
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-22-2011)
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king75

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-18-2014 00:08:58 | More by king75
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Kansas

4/5  rDev +7%

04-17-2014 17:54:59 | More by Whiskeydeez
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mvanwoerm

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-17-2014 01:37:20 | More by mvanwoerm
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camartin27

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Mphis

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-06-2014 22:02:17 | More by Mphis
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delgotit99

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-06-2014 19:45:54 | More by delgotit99
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-04-2014 13:26:53 | More by AngusOg
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jlmathis

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-04-2014 06:08:32 | More by jlmathis
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-03-2014 01:23:19 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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RaggaD

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-30-2014 20:34:35 | More by RaggaD
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to tectactoe for my annual load of Short's, which I need just to remind myself that there are still people brewing push-the-boundary beer in the world...every day at Short's, evidently. 12 oz. bottle split with my wife.

Pour is dark, dehydrated after a day of hiking yellow, skimpy carbonation. Nose brings lemon, pear, lime, & a side order of sweetness. Yeast doesn't really reach the nostrils.

Captain Fantasy jukes to the left of the nose as the yeast takes over. Gentle funk suffuses the beer; this is classic saison. The advertised fruit comes in a distant second as slow hints of lemon & pear, slightly sweet. White grape a bit stronger. Smattering of earthy hops. Six ounces is OK with me, though I could have done the 'whole' bottle.

Put a picture of this in the dictionary next to 'typical saison'. I'd have liked the hopping or the pear to make more than a cameo, but one plays with the hand one is deal. Pretty good, but very low on the Short's-weird-o-meter.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 03:08:23 | More by maximum12
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7%

03-19-2014 23:28:53 | More by tommy5
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-19-2014 12:56:00 | More by tectactoe
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-15-2014 10:50:20 | More by DRBiser
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-10-2014 01:28:02 | More by Syracuse12
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-09-2014 15:38:44 | More by Buck_Jones
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Sirvis

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

03-08-2014 05:03:00 | More by Sirvis
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-01-2014 04:10:40 | More by schmidtmattsays
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LamboBrewpants

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7%

02-25-2014 04:28:01 | More by LamboBrewpants
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kevanb

Illinois

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
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Sparty55

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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dmorgan310

Panama

3/5  rDev -19.8%

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VonZipper

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-19-2014 15:15:21 | More by waston
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joshrosborne

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-18-2014 11:19:28 | More by joshrosborne
Captain Fantasy from Short's Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.