honest_silu (53) - Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA - APR 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet Chaco canyon with honey and golds. Such a refresh beer with hop and golden colour of splendor.
jcnielsen (1312) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Lazlo’s in Lincoln. From Notes 9/29/2012. Pours a golden color with white head. Malty, straw, refreshing flavor. Very easy drinking.
BVery (5134) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Happy Harry’s in Fargo, ND. Bright orange pour with a smaller white head. Aroma of grain, some earth/grass, maybe a touch of pine. Slight bitterness on the finish. Just a touch of honey sweetness in here, but overall there isn’t a ton of character.
unclemike (2067) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very pale golden with a fluffy, white head that leaves spots of lace. Lightly grainy aroma with a mild hint of dusty hops. Light bodied but refreshing with a touch of lemon and earthy. Finishes clean with a bit of lingering bitterness
Mora2000 (5132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle from his home state.
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is fairly basic, with a lot of honey and wheat coming through. That also pretty much describes the flavor, which has some honey, wheat and some graininess. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Seymour for this one. Pours golden / orange with a small wispy head. The aroma has light, if any, roast, cream and hints of bread. Medium / light body with micro carbonation. The taste starts a bit fruity and watery with some mineral traits giving some astringency. The finish is quite phenolic. Fair.
gregwilsonstl (866) - USA - APR 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gold. Well balanced. Cereal. Slight yeastiness, but not cloudy. No head. Low IBU. Not much hop aroma either. OK beer. Thanks Ryan Arp.
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle picked up at Beertopia Omaha, opened in Exira, Iowa. Hazy peach appearance with a white head. Pretty dry, grainy, crisp pale malty, grassy aroma. Tangy, light lemon citrusy, crisp, straw flavor with a dry finish. Pretty easy drinking.
jmohno (965) - Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2012 Paleish gold slight haze thin head,slight froth bits of lacing.
Yeasty estery with grainyness sweetness corn,pepper,vegetable,kinda funky but its kinda like helles malty bready sweet.Old pungent hops?Interesting and somewhat strangely nice.Yeah, there is some funky dankness going on here in aroma.I kind of like it though.
Taste isnt too bad its bready with sweetness,orange and honey notes with citrus noticable in finish,pretty grainy ,its interesting and this is one i finally kinda like from this brewery
seymour (1257) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks, Ryan. Apparently I just love Empyrean beers; I think this is another one receiving unfairly low ratings. Tasted from cool 12oz stubby bottle with mysterious native artwork, poured into a nucleated tulip glass. It poured a cloudy light orange color with a sudsy, lasting off-white head and some Belgian lace, definitely benefiting from the lack of filtering and pasteurization. Smelled of mild malt, husky grain, honey, live yeast, faint earthy and woody hops. Nice bready flavor, zesty, chalky, white crackers, mellow earthiness. Very nice, well-balanced palate: mild citric acidity but mainly smooth and satisfying with a subtly fruity ale aftertaste which eventually finished dry. Interesting and unique. If I had to compare it to something, I’d say it’s a breadier, citrusier California Common, or a less wheat-y Choc Beer. But as you can see, both styles are obscure American originals. Delicious.