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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!


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Cloudy golden body with a thin white head. Fruity, sweet aroma. Like a can of fruit cocktail with a touch of spice. I would say that a decent peach aroma stands out. Full, slick mouthfeel with some good carbonation. Starts fruity and sweet and finishes with a nice punch of peppery spice. This is a pretty good beer that surprised me.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2361) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2014
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit and yeast. Taste is the yeast and malts.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (777) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 2, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste sweet, fruit, lemon. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1829) - - AUG 5, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-16-12- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Served a hazy orange-amber colored brew with a tiny white head. The head faded very fast to leave just a hint of lacing. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of some light fruit and a good dose of earthy hop smell. With these aromas are some smells of a funky sour apple and hay like nature as well as a light bready biscuit smell. Taste – the taste begins somewhat bready and wheat like with some yeast andsweeter lemon notes mixed within. Soon, some sour apple and more tart flavors come to the tongue. These create a rather pleasant slightly tart and bready flavor on the tongue. At the end a very light more herbal and earthy hop flavor come to the tongue and leave a very nice flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the light to average side with a carbonation level that is very average. The lighter body and average level of carbonation are quite nice for the sour and tart flavors, while also making it very drinkable. Overall – Quite delicious and very easy to drink. It has a good blend of sour, sweet and bready. One to try.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deekyn (1261) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
A - pours hazy golden straw with 1 finger of screaming white head that dissipates to a lasting ring. S - the belgian yeasts dominate with their overly sweet ripe apples notes. spelt, cloves, and more belgian yeast. M - medium full body. denser than expected. overly sweet throughout. end is wet and sweet. T - the belgian yeasts and spelt blend to a fake grape type flavoring. belgian yeasts, alfalfa and dried grass. O - nice but so so sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (569) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Pours a hazy golden color but without much of a head. Has a sweet nectar aroma. Flavor is yeasty and sweet honey, with some additional spices I couldn’t quite put my finger on...maybe the peppercorn and hay, and maybe even lemon judging from the other comments on the beer. Whatever is in it, the beer is flavorful, if a bit too syrupy towards the end. Has a nice, smooth medium body feel. I enjoyed it.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (2689) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle from trade with JB. Pours out a yellow color with a white head on it. Smell is fruity, full of hay, and a slight hop bitterness in the nose. Taste smooth with pretty high carbonation. Not a bad Saison, but not one of my Favs.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2302) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
I liked it. It was different, and yes, heavy on the tart, but I thought it had a good degree of funk. Yeast noticeable on the nose, a bit less in the body. From Wegs in Erie.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
bottle. golden with small head. lemony saison with light hop bite. not much in the way of funk, but there is the tartness from the lemon.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (778) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
A pretty good saison that favors the lemon flavor. Almost reminds me of a candy lemon drop which is not a bad thing. Overall not a bad beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (2342) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Bottle: Bright straw-yellow, though murky and hazy throughout with a stark white head and some nice lacing. Lemon zest and Lemon Pledge, light Candi sugar, gets more "Belgian-esque" as it warms up; think along the lines of a tripel more than a saison. Taste contains a very slight lemony tartness along with some residual sugary sweetness, musky, dry, and "worn-out" hops, bready malt, and a very slight dry, yeasty funk in the finish. Slick, dry, crisp finish on this thin-medium bodied saison. Saison-tripel hybrid, just a bit better than New Holland’s replacement, Monkey King.


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