Golden Cap (retired)
|Seasonal Summer Beer|
|Saison / Farmhouse Ale|
|New Holland Brewing|
Brewers Description of this Summer Farmhouse Ale:
“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.”
This summer farmhouse ale is inspired by the “Golden Cap” worn by Dorothy and the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz to summon the flying monkeys.
Golden Cap produces a cloudy golden color with a somewhat peachy malty aroma. The initial flavor is of grapefruit with a grassy undertone and a malt aftertaste. Tartness dominates the experience, even though it does not cross into the wicked land of bitterness.
Golden Cap is refreshing and would be a good outside patio summer farmhouse ale. Try with some happy hour appetizers which may enhance the enjoyment of this craft beer, but don’t invite the monkeys.