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Captain Fantasy - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

226 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 8
Gots: 18 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

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Captain Fantasy from Short's Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.