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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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
3.76 out of 5 based on 236 ratings.
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