“Golden Cap Saison is a modern interpretation of a traditional farmhouse ale. A soft, pale beer, Golden Cap embodies the flavors and aromas of summer fields. Brewed with an ancestor of wheat called spelt, its straw-colored body, lively carbonation and a unique fermentation profile evoke fresh cut hay and cracked peppercorn.”
New Holland Golden Cap Saison
Saison, 6.25% ABV
Sayeth the Guys:
Ryan: For whatever reason this beer tends to get lost in the mix of the other beers I drink over the course of a summer. Bell’s Oberon, Goose Islands Summertime and a handful of IPA’s always find their way in to the fridge. But for whatever reason I tend to forget about the Golden Cap Saison. Consider myself reminded.
This beer pours an almost creamsicle orange in color. The color is very vibrant. It pops. A fluffy, white head billows up with an aggressive pour but fades away fast and doesn’t leave much evidence behind. Take a whiff and you get a bit of funk and tartness in the nose. This almost smells more like a Berliner Weiss than a Saison.
But the taste is all Saison; starting with a smooth wheatiness followed by a hint of tartness and a slightly spicy and dry finish. The carbonation is outstanding with this beer, very sparkling and lively.
The 6.25% ABV puts it above the “session beer” category but it’s easy to put back a few of these without thinking about it. The alcohol is very well hidden. And this beer is just bursting with flavor. Note to self: buy more Golden Cap next summer.