Chaco Canyon Gold | Empyrean Brewing Company

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Chaco Canyon GoldChaco Canyon Gold
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Empyrean Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States | website

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
78
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
13.8%
 
 
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Photo of tavernjef
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden honey yellow in color with a small off-white head thats loose on top and retains for a short while before fading to a very thin ring and drippy lace. Smell has some faint sweet malts, light caramel sense and honey; soft nose. Taste is a weakened brigade of soft malts lending a touch of doughnuts and caramel, has a small but nice little floral sweet hop bite that gives it a nudge past the midway point and has adequate carbonation but a lighter body feel with a hint of honey that creeps in after the crispy clean finish.
Not a bad beer but something I wouldn't return to.

Thanks to bditty187 for the bottles.

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Photo of bditty187
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Translucent gold hue, small white head, fair retention, sparse unorganized lace. Soft nose with kisses of raw honey, hints of caramel malt and cereal. The bouquet is pleasant and inviting but not very potent. The flavorfulness of the palate comes as a surprise… the hops are much more prevalent in the taste, pleasantly bitter. Soft notes of honey, cereal, and caramel malts add tasty complexity. Very tasty! Modest carbonation, medium-light body… ideal mouthfeel. The aftertaste is “more-ish” with hoppy-caramel-cereal. I wish this Empyrean product were readily available in Omaha because I’d gladly drink more of it. It is most similar to New Belgium’s Loft.

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Chaco Canyon Gold from Empyrean Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.
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