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Tenaya Creek Nut Brown Ale - Tenaya Creek Brewery

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Tenaya Creek Nut Brown Ale
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BA SCORE
82
good

20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tenaya Creek Brewery visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 02-08-2003)
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3.24/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of AlkaholTester
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Broden
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of philbe311
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A finger and a half worth of light khaki colored foam... The color is a very light brown and is completely translucent... Loaded with moderate paced carbonation throughout...

S - Really subdued... Slightly nutty... Some faint roasted malts... S ome light coffee notes...

T - Nutty... Lightly roasted malts... Some coffee hints... Light caramel... Brown sugar... Toffee... Popcorn...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Faint carbonation... Slightly sleek... Fairly smooth... Even and consistent...

D - A rather pedestrian English Brown Ale... Drinkable, but not much more...

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of david18
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nut brown is not my favorite style but this beer was actually pretty good. I had a seven ounce pour of it as a part of a sampler at Pour 24 at Las Vegas’ New York New York Casino.

Appearance was brown but very clear (not cloudy) with a very active amount of carbonation.

Aroma was typical of a brown, very malty/bready, and quite refreshing.

Flavor was good. Low enough in alcohol to be enjoyable but complex enough to hold my interest throughout.

Overall a very good beer from a local brewery. I doubt I’ll ever see it in New York but will have it again when I’m back in Vegas.

Photo of tbern007
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured at Born and Raised in LV.
Hazelnut brown, very clear; mocha colored head that is gone fast. The lacing is good though through to the end.
Smell is light earth, nutty, mild bitter chocolate, mildly hoppy. Very light all around.
Taste - nutty, bitter chocolate, mild hops, slightly sweet.
M & D - highly carbonated. Good nut brown all around.

Photo of donkeyrunner
2.9/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Clear hazelnut brown with a thin white cap. Head quickly skims, collars, and leaves a single periscope of lace.

Aroma is nutty and bittersweet chocolate. Faint whiff of neutral/leafy hop. Aroma is good, just wish it was stronger.

Taste is more nuts and chocolate. More chocolate than I would have expected but certainly welcome as it is balanced by a mild English hop tea bitter.

This would be a great beer if not for a husky, acrid astringency in back. Spoiler to an otherwise nice beer.

Photo of katan
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at first bar

A- pours a deep brown to amber color. Very clear, no hazing. Light mocha colored head, down to a film

S- light crystal malts. Sugar sweet with nutty undertones.

T- starts off lightly sweet, some caramel notes. Mid stream gets more bitter, then finishes very malty, nutty, with hints of chocolate.

M- moderate body, at times a bit thin. The carbonation supports it. Finishes lightly syrupy.

D- very drinkable. Not filling or overbearing. Abv is manageable.

Photo of Bierguy5
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Pub in Monte Carlo. Pours a clear brown to chestnut color. Thin white head holds for a minute, then disappears leaving no lace.

A decent toasty, slightly nutty aroma. Maybe a hint of fruity esthers, and some slightly floral and earthy hops in the background.

Caramel malt base. Nice nutty character. Fairly dry, with a closing earthy hop bitterness.

Medium body, ample carbonation. Alcohol is no factor here. Nice session beer. It is good to come to Vegas and find a nice local brew.

Photo of Domingo
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Grabbed this at the "Cheeseburger Las Vegas" (it used to be Jimmy Buffett themed in the Aladdin days I think) at the Planet Hollywood Mall in Las Vegas. I saw a tap I didn't recognize when walking by, so I figured I'd stop.
Arrived extra cold, although with a perfect pour and just the right amount of head. It's a medium to dark chestnut brown with a creamy textured head.
Since it arrived so cold, I waited a bit to give it time to warm slightly.
This has more body than I expected. While it carries flavors of nuts and cocoa, the finish does have some hop hit to it.
Easy drinking and it's actually not too bad when consumed a little cooler than usual. The climate in Vegas probably helps that a little, too.
Nothing wrong with this beer at all. It's not a world beater, but it's still pretty good. In a world where people forget about brown ales or half-ass them, this one is one is definitely above average. It also reinforces my opinion that an extra chilled brown ale is the best quencher beer around.

Photo of Dogbrick
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample at the brewpub. This brew is a mostly clear dark amber-brown color with a thin and creamy off-white head that dissipates quickly. Small strings of lace on the glass. The aroma is nutty and malty with a hint of hops. Medium, smooth body with sweet malt, nut and mild chocolate flavors. Hints of hops show up as well. The finish is sweet with a lingering malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

Photo of JDV
3.05/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Medium brown to dark amber colored pour. Smell was nicely toasty cocoa, some coffe and malt. Taste was of watered down sticky malt sweetness. Thin body, with a nice cocoa nuttiness and coffee notes to it. Would actually be a pretty nice beer with more body.

Photo of charlzm
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed on draft at brewery, 12/30/07.

Clear, russet-colored beer with virtually no head or lacing.

Aroma is nil.

Nutty, grainy flavor that fades fast. No astringency, no bitterness. A slightly better taste than Newcastle, but simple and unremarkable.

Not the best from this brewery.

Photo of Gavage
4.22/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a brown color with a medium antique white head. The aroma was malty and nutty. The taste was better than expected, as malt, caramel, and nuts were quite noticeable. The sweetness was nicely balanced with a minor bitterness. Malt rode the tongue after swallowing.

The mouthfeel was smooth. Carbonation was a little lighter, and a spot or two of lace was left on the glass. This brown ale was a very flavorful version and is very drinkable.

Photo of UncleJimbo
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This Nut Brown ale poured a coppery color with tan foam. The smell was malty but modest. The taste was dominated by caramel malt with moderate sweetness and very low hop character except in the finish. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy with low carbonation. The drinkability is very good. I had more than one of these.

Tenaya Creek Nut Brown Ale from Tenaya Creek Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.