Golden Cap - New Holland Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev +2.2%
12oz bottle from 2011, poured into a Duvel tulip.
A: A slow pour fills the tulip half with frothy white head, half with clear, pale orange ale. Great retention, and tons of sticky lace. Gorgeous.
S: Fruity, spicy, and slightly sour. Citrus, apricot, peach, and green apple. The apple becomes more prominent as it warms; quite cidery. Good, not great.
T: Opens with spice, then a bit of maltiness leads into profound fruitiness. Apple is still huge, with citrus and stone fruit fainter. Clean, dry, slightly earthy finish. A bit too cidery overall, but tasty.
M: Highly carbonated, with ultrafine effervescence exploding from every sip. A bit much, but not bad for the style - and it helps cut through the potentially overwhelming apple flavor.
O: This has aged quite well, far better than I expected for a saison. The Brett has turned into a pure apple character, and while it's not the most appetizing thing it's still pretty tasty.
04-19-2013 23:14:52 | More by woosterbill
3.33/5 rDev -10%
12 oz. bottle, no apparent bottled on date, besides a code C302 stamped on the side. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.
A - Pours a cloudy golden lemon like color with two fingers of fizzing white head, and some bubbles rushing to the top. Scattered lacing.
S - Smells of pale malts, faint citrus, and earthy dry grass. Some floral coriander notes in there also. Definitely a nice smell, but I somehow feel it is missing something.
T - Can definitely taste the unique earthy, grassy qualities coming from the spelt rather than using plain simple wheat. Very malty. Lots of bubblegum. Extremely earthy, with almost a smoked wood type of taste coming out.
M - Very dry feel, invoking another taste. Sweet, fruity type aftertaste in there vaguely reminiscent of some pear flavor. Slightly over-carbonated.
Overall, not a bad beer. Fruity, spicy, and sessionable with a solid 6.25% abv. Although, I would probably seek out some of New Holland's more complex endeavors, this simple saison isn't bad sippin especially when you get it on sale for $4.99 a six pack like I did.
New Holland Golden Cap Saison Ale ---3.5/5
02-07-2013 01:58:32 | More by mfnmbvp
3.74/5 rDev +1.1%
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass on 2/2/13.
A: Pours a hazy light straw/yellow color with a generous head that settles. Lots of carbonation bubbles.
S: Wheat, lemon, yeast, bready malt, coriander. Nice refreshing scent.
T: Bready backbone comes through, along with wheat, a light tartness, and some grassy flavor. Bit of pepper. Flavors are generally subtle and left an aftertaste I didn't care for.
M: Lots of carbonation and a light body.
O: Aroma was very good, but the taste left much to be desired. Not very fruity. Still, not a bad saison.
02-03-2013 18:28:11 | More by mfavoino
Golden Cap from New Holland Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.