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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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As the story goes, the charm of the Cap hails an otherwise mischievous band of winged-monkeys to carry out any three commands its owner wishes, such as carrying you from vast scarlet poppy fields to Emerald City, or even to the comfort of a country farmhouse. Golden Cap Saison however, brings the comfort to you with its modern interpretation of a traditional farmhouse ale. A soft, pale beer, Golden Cap accentuates the flavors and aromas of summer fields. Brewed with an ancestor to wheat called spelt, and bottle-conditioned; it's straw-colored body accentuated with lively carbonation and unique fermentation profile evoke fresh cut hay and cracked peppercorns. Ep-pe, pep-pe, kak-ke! Hil-lo, hol-lo, hel-lo! Ziz-zy, zuz-zy, zik!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pepsican (1444) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2008
GTMW. Gold pour with a small white head. Aroma was heavy clove and bread. Flavor was very yeasty, banana and spice notes all around. Refreshing finish. Seemed run of the mill for a saison but nice either way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2008
GTMW ’08. Poured a slightly hazy golden-yellow color. The head was white with good retention. Pleasant yeasty bread dough in the nose. Light to medium bodied and slightly sweet. Tasted of pastry, subdued lemon, and yeasty dough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm (1230) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2008
[Bottle] Pours clear dark golden with a small white head. Aroma is quite sweet, and big on banana and coriander. There is also quite a bit of banana and coriander in the taste, but it isn’t as sweet, there is a light bitterness present, and there is a solid malt backbone. Pretty good mouthfeel with an average finish of coriander and malt. Pretty good, but really didn’t stand out in my mind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1912) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2008
UPDATED: APR 2, 2009 Hazy gold with good, creamy white head / Funky, gunpowder banana and spice nose / Medium body, low carbonation, with big sour malts dominating low hopping, and with good finish / Flavors of sour banana, cream, clove, and coriander / Somewhat out of balance, but a good beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4741) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009 Bottle: The aroma is yeasty with some apple, lemongrass, and clove. It pours a hazy, bordering on cloudy, gold with a half inch soapy white head that quickly diminishes. The flavor starts lightly sweet yeastiness followed by some faint apple in the background. The finish has some grassy and floral bitterness, faint spice, and just a touch alcohol. Medium bodied with a somewhat syrupy/sticky mouthfeel and mild carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16 (1193) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Draught at the pub. Light golden, almost straw. White foamy head. Slightly funky clove and coriander smell. Flavor is dry, funky yeasty with a tart citricness. Foamy light palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoJoNo (28) - Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2008
On tap at Brew’s Cafe, Granville, OH; I had ridden 70 tough miles of hills before entering the Granville beer mecca. I picked this one first, and it really hit the spot. Great flavor, great balance. This and the Widdershins powered me for the last 5 miles to Alexandria on the bike path.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2009 Rerate from 12 oz bottle. Wow! This has changed. Noticeable changes include a much thinner mouthfeel and a slight wateriness to the flavor with many of the same flavors (but washed out) and an astringent kick... Original scores: 7 3 8 4 15 Bomber. There’s a nice story about flying monkeys on the back, so how bad can it be? Anyhow, pours a fairly transparent gold with a sudsy, white head of a finger and a half. Aromas are sweet and light... honey and light fruit. Flavor s fairly heavy on the biscuity malt with some pear and honey side notes. The promise of a peppercorn-type finish is a little overstate... there is a bit of a spice to the tail end of it, but it gets covered up by the malty sweetness. The sweetness up front has an almost white wine or champagne edge to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6010) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2008
2008 MiBGF: Very slight hazy golden hue with a moderate frothy white head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of overripened pears, apricots and apples, allspice and coriander, biscuity pale malts, and a hint of alcohol. The taste has a wierd fake fruit tone, not sharp nor refreshing. The spice tone towards the finish is equally muddled. The flavor profile just does not work for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2008
On tap at HopCat, Grand Rapids. Clear yellow-orange body, medium off-white head. Sweet, fruity aroma with berries and spice, reminding me of a sharp cider. The body is very sweet, like drinking liquefied apple and lemon jolly ranchers with added spice. Weird beer.

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