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Bristol Edge City Piñon Nut Brown
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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Cheyenne Cañon Ale, the latest incarnation of the ever-popular Piñon Nut Brown, will be released Friday, July 6th. This year’s batch is a beauty. With malty sweetness up front, and a hint of nutty fruit in the finish, it’s a smooth, velvety ale that hides its higher-than-usual 6.9% ABV. Best of all, it feels as good as it tastes because 100% of the profits from the sale of each bottle or pint will be donated by Bristol to the Friends of Cheyenne Cañon, a volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the natural resources of North Cheyenne Cañon Park.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Bottle: Copperish amber pour with an off white thin head. Sweet nutty aroma with a vague grainy character. Light body and mild flavor with a touch of fruity esters. Grainy nutty notes with a very mild hop presence (hardly detectable). Lacking the malt depth/nuance that makes a good Brown Ale. A bit too simple.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle courtesy of jbye4334 that I took to Peter’s tasting. Pours a clear brown with a thin white head. Light malt on the nose and a little bit of hops. Light to medium body, little bit of roast and toasted malt. Finishes up with some nice toast notes and a light bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Bomber. Pours dark brown with a foamy white head. Smells of caramel, nutty, earthy. Tastes of pepper, some resiny hints, pine nuts, some floral hints. Balanced and enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2009
( 22oz bottle, labeled Cheyenne Cañon ) Pours an amber-brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of cocoa, roast, caramel, toasted grain, and nuts. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, cocoa, nuts, and coconut.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Pretty nutty aroma. The flavor is lighter than most nut browns but is also better in that regard. Really easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
waolsen (1338) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2009
I’ve long heard the stories of the seasonal release of the rare pinon nut brown ale that poured at the brewery but nowhere else and behold a bottle appeared on the shelves. chestnut pour with very thin head. nutty, caramel, light dark fruits, coffee and toffee aroma. light body and a bit thin. flavor is solid and enjoyable. sweet and toasted. they could take this one to another level.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2480) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Vintage 2009. Pours a thin non lasting head over a clear medium brown (SRM 28) body.....nose is light coffee, cocoa, bit of hop....taste is initially sweet malts, then coffee/chocolate finishing with mild hop bitterness which lingered with the roasted malts, and a suggestion of nuttiness....mouth feel is light and somewhat watery, carbonation average. This is a somewhat light take on a Nut Brown.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2209) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Bomber. Pours clear brown with light tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, nuts, and some light chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, toffee, nuttiness and some chocolate. Looks thin but mouthfeel holds up. Has a nice sweetness. Solid brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2009
(bottle from Weber St. Liqour in Colorado Springs). Pours a brown color. Medium size tan head. Minimal lacing. Nutty and roasted malt aroma. Malty and nutty flavor. Smooth finish with lasting nut flavor. Soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2008
Pours into my 25cl tulip glass with a frothy, one-finger thick, amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a dark red tinged, brown color that shows a brilliantly clear, cranberry-juice red color when held up to the light. The aroma is quite fruity with a backdrop of toasted malt and a light nuttiness. Bright berry and some sweet citrus notes are backed by an herbal, light pine hop character. The hop notes and fruit aromatics play the lead role in the aroma, but there is some malt character that comes in towards the finish with some lightly toasted, cracker like notes a light toasted nuttiness and even something that seems like musty malt.

Lightly sweet tasting up front, this quickly moves to a mix of hoppy spruce tip flavors with notes of grapefruit, some bright berry notes and pine as well as a lightly astringent, herbal bitterness that lingers on in the finish. A touch of nutty toasted malt and some caramel sweetness comes through in the finish as well. The malt character does contribute quite a bit of body and heft; this is a bit viscous and definitely clings to the mouth a bit with some sticky malt character.

Surprisingly hoppy, actually the malt clearly takes a back seat in this beer, which is a bit disappointing in a Nut Brown, but certainly doesn’t keep this from being tasty. This is tasty, but it certainly could be quite a bit more complex if the hops were dialed back just a bit and the malt was more of an interesting focus.


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