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Captain Fantasy | Short's Brewing Company

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3.73/5
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240 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by womencantsail on 08-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,924
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
240
pDev:
11.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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10
Gots:
23
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2
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Ratings: 240 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of alpinebryant
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy peach color with a frothy foam on top. heavy lacing

S: Musty peach and pear with fruity citrus aromas. Nice Citra grapefruit hop aroma with citrus and lemon notes.

T: Nice and refreshing Saison. Light and fruity with hints of pear, peach, citra or other citrus forward hops. Slight mothball presence. (same mothball flavors I got from my homebrew saison this summer).

M: slightly thicker in mouthfeel than most saisons I have had. Light carbonation

O: Overall a very tasty saison. It is a little hazier and thicker than others I have had recently, but very good overall . The hop flavors are very pronounced for a Saison, but you can clearly pick up the saison characters along with the saison yeast.

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Photo of minterro
4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split single bottle from Spartan Sprits

A&S: as advertised its has lots of floral and citrus hops pair nicely with... pear haha. The color is hazy yellow. There is some liveliness to it from vigorous carbonation bubbles. There is also unfiltered elements. Poured two fingers of off white head that hangs around at about a full finger of foamy head. Lacying clings very well.

T&M: on the hopper side of the saison so of course I liked it. Good quantities of citrus hops. Other elements of the beer include: spricness (peppery) and lemon zest. The pear doesn't come through as well in the taste as the smell. Has a bitterness present in the finish but its not overpowering. Medium bodied and on the higher end of the carbonation spectrum.

O: The best saison I've had to date, I thought this beer was excellent. I thought this beer was great and for the style it was amazing!

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Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Ratman197
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of chadcsu (thanks Chad) poured a clear gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of straw, yeast, pear, earthiness, lemon and light pine. Mouthfeel was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, pear, earthiness, light lemon and a hint of pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

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Photo of MrHirschybar
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of EseLocoSS
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Jstark5150
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of crossovert
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.

It pours a clear gold with a foamy bright white head that sticks for a bit before leaving some decent lacing.

The smell is good. It is initially spicy, then fruity. It is very flowery as the yeast dominates, the pear is in the back ground and is a pleasant compliment to the yeast and hops.

The flavor is good. Very yeast-driven. The pear comes in underneath and provides a nice accent. A nice saison.

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Photo of Marti403
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of tclapper
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of brydog22
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of kdmcguire10
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of McCranky
5/5  rDev +34%

Photo of WeisGuy
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of gordavidson
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a very hazy light orange liquid with a very creamy white head that settles to a thin covering.

S- Pears, apples, white bread, a bit of pepper, and a touch of farmhouse funk.

T- Pears, lemon rind, pepper, maybe a bit of alcohol, some white bread, and a bit of farmhouse funk.

M- A very creamy mouthfeel with abundant carbonation to keep things light. Just a tad astringent on the finish.

O- Interesting and kind of fun. Tasty but a bit rough around the edges.

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Photo of warnerry
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear honey color, with some fine suspended material leading to a slight haze. Two fingers of boe white head has good retention.

S - Sweet pear, a bit of yeast funk and some grassy hops. Pretty interesting aroma that mostly works.

T - Pear is prominent up front. I got both a pear cider taste, and also a sweet pear that tasted a bit like the syrup from canned pears. There is also a hop bite right away, with Belgian yeast coming in the middle and lasting through the finish. The pear, yeast and hops flavors never really come together for me, but seem independent from each other, which takes away from the enjoyment.

M - Medium mouthfeel that is both a bit syrupy and dry and bitter on the finish.

O - I was looking forward to trying this, but I came away disappointed. It certainly isn't a bad beer, but not something I would revisit.

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Photo of RudiNicole
5/5  rDev +34%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of pocwolf
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Another6Pack
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of MarcatGSB
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip. This is bottle number three of the crazy Short's beers from MarcatGSB. This one, admittedly, doesn't sound anywhere near as crazy as the others.

Appearance - Clear golden body with a fluffy white head. Nice retention and great sticky lacing. Not enough bizarre food additions to kill the head on this one, apparently!

Smell - Fruity aroma with a slight Belgian funk. It's definitely an aroma with some depth, though. Behind the fruitiness is a distinct hop aroma. It's dank and grassy in the back. Interesting, for sure.

Taste - Ok, interesting yes. Good, perhaps not. I get the pear at the beginning. It's even a touch cidery. The sweetness fades to a complete palate-bashing of hops and black pepper. It runs the complete gamut from sweet and fruity to bitter and peppery at the end. Definitely complex, although in the realm of saisons, I'm not looking to be beaten over the head by complexity.

Mouthfeel - I don't know what the ABV is (come on, Short's!) but it feels like a heavy saison. I'm always looking for lightness from saisons, but often the fruit additions make them a bit syrupy. The bitterness in the finish is also a big detractor.

Overall - I can't call this good, but it's certainly interesting. At first I didn't think I could finish it, but it really is growing on me. I won't have any problem if I take it slowly. Not the refreshing saison I was looking for on a hot afternoon, but decent nonetheless.

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Photo of mmcnaughton
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Captain Fantasy from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 240 ratings
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