Captain Fantasy | Short's Brewing Company

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Captain FantasyCaptain Fantasy

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by womencantsail on 08-22-2011

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Photo of irish6174
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Cresant
4.25/5  rDev +13%

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.

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4.3/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of DuffDadddy
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Beerasaurus
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of hopnado
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of domfreego
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Jerrynmidge
3.3/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of cyrushire
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of DanielGJ0
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of a_beckman25
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Captain Fantasy from Short's Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 238 ratings.
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