PhillyCraft (8196) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2016 islay (3115) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Sharp, citrus-y (lemon), salty aroma with a finish to the nose that charitably can be described as “vegetal” and less charitably can be described as having the qualities of compost. Wheat-esque smell, but there are differences from the aromas typical of actual wheat brews, presumably because the grain used is not wheat but spelt (by the way, the style arguably should be listed as “specialty grain” instead of “saison” due to the spelt). Interesting smell, certainly. Pours a mostly clear, effervescent, pale gold. There is a very slight haze with a small amount of suspended particulate. Large amount of appetizing, long-lasting, fluffy, thick, uneven, light cream-colored head. Produces good lacing. Dry, mineral-y, citrus-y, bitter, astringent taste. Much sharper taste than would be present in a wheat beer. Definitely falls into the dry variety of saisons, not the fruity/juicy variety. A touch of vomit in the aroma and flavor, unfortunately, but not enough fully to ruin the beer. Meaty taste with a pencil element (both wood chips and graphite). The flavor mellows upon multiple sips, bringing out an orange creamsicle quality. Strong, dry, bitter aftertaste. Light body. Smoothly watery in the palate. New Holland Golden Cap Saison Ale is a unique beer that I’m glad I got to try. It’s not a great beer, but it’s a good enough one that brings something different to the table, despite a couple of off-putting elements.
BB log, Bottle shared by PAtrickFannon. Pours hazy yellow-golden soapy 2 finger white head. Aroma and taste were pepper, wheat, lemon, flowers. Belgian yeast, toasted grain, and herbs. Active carbonation on a medium bodied saison. hayduke (5731) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Courtesy of Strykzone . Pours clear gold with a white head. Nose of light fruit. Medium body. Flavor is citrus, light fruit and earth. Finishes dry. Nice beer. edgallow (4629) - 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. gschrade (1107) - Collinsville, Illinois, 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 Darkmagus82 (2303) - - 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.
deekyn (1459) - 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. chucklemation (1796) - Royal Oak, 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. Ron (4260) - 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. jb (3449) - 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. rumproasts (6052) - 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.