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RATINGS: 353   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!


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
emptytankard (36) - Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2009
As good as Dupont. A phenomenal example of the style. Wonderfully effervescent, nice smooth mouthfeel and an excellent hop to malt balance. Not overly spicy or sweet like some other brewers attempts at the style. Hats off to the guys at New Holland.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8214) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pale golden straw colour with a thick sticky white head. The nose is really lovely. Bright spicy/minty nose with a very lean, crisp crackery maltiness. Spice and light lemony/herbal straw grassiness. Fairly zesty nose. The palate is soft and creamy with a touch of light vanilla. The grassy/hay-like character is quite pronounced and it gives a beer a lovely dry finish. Delicious and quite underrated really.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Pours a golden straw-brown, with a 1.5 inch off-white head, provides modest-to-average carbonation, and laces very nicely. The beer has a light haze, consistent with bottle conditioning. Compared to other Saisons, this ale is soft and a touch sweet. The ale is highly accessible with modest hints of sour, spice, and candied sugar. The body is medium-light, the lingering is long and enjoyable with a blending of he candied sugar and mild sour notes. Multiple "caudalies"! This is delicious! I will return!

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
freekyp (1462) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Pours a cloudy maize with a huge rocky white head. Redolent with spices and wheat crackers. Starts thick and lightly tart. Sweetness builds. Ends long and malty with spicy hop kick.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3284) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Had this at the Lake Country Beer and Music Festival. It was paired with Widmer’s Brick cheese. That worked pretty decently. The beer pours to a hazy yellow grain body with a very creamy white head and nice lacing. The aroma is extremely fruity and has a nice grainy back. Vibrant and clean. Distinctive. The flavor is sweet and dry and fruity. Yeasty citrus with subtle spice leaves this beer pretty complex. Dry and sweet with a surprisingly full body. Thick and silky and an absolutely great saison.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pottygok (413) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Aroma: Raisin and dried fruit. Appearance: Cloudy gold with minimal head. Taste: Medium sweetness backed by a medium sourness. Palate: Medium body, heavy carbonation, crisp dry texture and a long finish. Overall: Drinkable and well thought out and crafted, but nothing stands out as outstanding or noticeable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (431) - - MAY 1, 2012
Yeasts, Cracked Peppers, Bubble Gum, Sweet Corn, and Malts. All of these flavors come together to make a nice crisp, refreshing and easy to drink Saison Ale. Surly CynicAle was my favorite Saison before reviewing this, but I think that just may change!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Pours a pale gold with adequate head. Aroma of lemon, fruit, and that good ole brett. Taste is very refreshing, slightly sweet, grassy, with some funky sour. Wonderful brew that I will be drinking a bit more of.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2009
22 oz. bottle from Hiller’s market in Northville MI. Pours a a hazy straw yellow with medium fluffy head. I got this not really knowing the style. I just got it because I knew I liked New Holland stuff, and I had never seen this. Well, in true NH fashion, this stuff is great. It really reminds me of a traditional Belgian dubbel, or trippel, but more subtle. It’s slightly fruity, with a great finish. Cheers!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milewide (1391) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2009
$7.99/6 pack on sale. Spicy, sour aroma and taste. Hazy golden color. As true to Saison style as most American brews. Wish it were available year-around!


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