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Golden Cap - New Holland Brewing Company

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84
good

455 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 455
Reviews: 278
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 15
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TasteTester on 07-31-2008)
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Mcculler

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Stunningly beautiful beer on the eyes and nose. Large foamy head (from a relatively vigorous poor, though it didn't need help) that left moderate lacing and resided after about five minutes, without ever disappearing. Deep golden color with amber tint.

Smell was very pretty -- hay, clover, lemon, mild apple/pear and a clean herbal note.

Taste was a mild let down. That light, pleasant, early summer nose turns a bit in the midsummer sun -- faint nuts and bread, herb, and honey -- not too sweet but somehow cloying. Hidden behind that cloying sweetness is a moderate funk that emerges only as the beer warms. I'd say the beer is best drunk on the warm side because of this. Not much in the finish -- needs something to balance this.

Nice and light in the mouth with a moderate carbonation that improves a drinkability that would be high were it not for that cloying (almost annoying) sweetness that sticks around like overripe banana without the roundness. Very faint alcohol burn on warming -- a bit much for 7%, though.

An interesting beer. I don't know how much of the oddness can be attributed to the grain -- the bottle says its brewed with spelt -- or to the tendency of US breweries to make Belgian/French styles a little too unidemensionally sweet. Still, not as sweet as some. Ultimately, a pleasurable beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2008 03:21:30 | More by Mcculler
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Golden Cap from New Holland Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 455 ratings.