Chaco Canyon Gold | Empyrean Brewing Company

78 Ratings

Brewed by:
Empyrean Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
We brew this easy-going golden ale with a bit of Nebraska honey for a unique, sweet-yet-dry character, balanced with a crisp hop finish. Brewed with American, English & German grown barley, American hops and Nebraska honey.

21 IBU

Added by PhantomVodoo on 07-29-2002

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3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a shaker glass.

A- Poured a clear light golden color with soapy white head that left splashy lace.

S- Lots of honey sweetness, some bready notes, and some corn notes.

T- Really big honey sweetness but the beer is definitely not cloyingly sweet. Some bready and biscuity notes, and quite a bit of fruity notes.

M- Light, prickly carbonation, semi-dry finish, and quite refreshing.

O- This would be a great summer session beer. It is very easy drinking and balanced.

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4.56/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampling right now on 2/5/14. Had this in a past a few times. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a classic pint glass.

Pours a rich honey color with a very thin white head that lasts the who time. Lots of spotty lacing is seen with each sip that stays on the sides of the glass. perfect carbonation. The aroma is of grains with sweet honey. Very nice aroma. The taste is smooth and refreshing with a perfect amount of honey that is noted in the finish. A great brew for anytime of the year.

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3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz stubby
A) Pours with a finger thick head then settles to a thin lacing at the edge of the glass. Gold colored body with a slight bit of haze.
S) Grains. Caramel. Earthy.
T) Grainy sweetness from start to finish. Subtle hop bite in the finish.
M) Light body. Fizzy. Chalky in the finish.
O) A good brew. I'd definitely have another.

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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours honey colored with 3 fingers of ivory head. Srellar head retention & lacing

S: Grassyness & green apple & some floral hops

T: Grassyness, green apple skins, crackery notes & dryness up front. Some grainy astrgingey as this warms, more grassyness& a slight bit of caramel too. Finishes tart with green apple bitterness & a touch of lemon

MF: Light bodied, firm carbonation, okay balance

Drinkable, but run of the mill, great... now I have five more of these to ge through

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Chaco Canyon Gold from Empyrean Brewing Company
3.55 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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