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Golden Cap - New Holland Brewing Company

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459 Ratings
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Ratings: 459
Reviews: 278
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 15
Gots: 14 | 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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woosterbill

Kentucky

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.

Cheers!

04-19-2013 23:14:52 | More by woosterbill
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-09-2013 22:10:37 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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TastyAdventure

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-02-2013 23:43:41 | More by TastyAdventure
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SpongeRuiner

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-01-2013 13:11:10 | More by SpongeRuiner
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Chimneyman

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-24-2013 01:51:20 | More by Chimneyman
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-11-2013 04:46:34 | More by spycow
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Dkizzle79

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-07-2013 04:09:43 | More by Dkizzle79
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.9%

02-28-2013 14:17:06 | More by Seaba
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BManBottleMan


4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

02-12-2013 15:03:19 | More by BManBottleMan
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AlMarzo

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

02-09-2013 11:36:19 | More by AlMarzo
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-09-2013 03:28:20 | More by ssimpson89
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

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
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mfavoino

Washington

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
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sm0key

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-28-2013 02:31:33 | More by sm0key
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-26-2013 04:29:50 | More by TastyIsBeer
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psmith161

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-25-2013 23:54:42 | More by psmith161
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tmcarter23

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-25-2013 17:14:36 | More by tmcarter23
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Brew33

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-22-2013 18:56:53 | More by Brew33
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

01-18-2013 11:46:32 | More by Travcofarms
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-14-2013 23:06:19 | More by BlissJunkie
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dougbassett

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-12-2013 01:03:55 | More by dougbassett
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jadedlilmonkey

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-08-2013 10:43:40 | More by jadedlilmonkey
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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

01-03-2013 01:29:16 | More by Lukass
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-31-2012 16:02:34 | More by Dank26
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JPronovost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

12-29-2012 15:01:13 | More by JPronovost
Golden Cap from New Holland Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.