Bonanza Brown Ale
Tenaya Creek Brewery

Bonanza Brown AleBonanza Brown Ale
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Tenaya Creek Brewery
Nevada, United States
English Brown Ale
Ranked #85
Ranked #24,582
3.65 | pDev: 9.04%
Sep 29, 2021
Nov 27, 2014
Bonanza Brown AleBonanza Brown Ale
Notes: Our “Brown Ale” is a malty brown ale with dark amber hues. There’s a velvety smooth body with a light bitter finish from our friend the Chinook hop. We’ve struck a balance to the bitterness with a hint of spiciness while using Tettang hops to give this ale a pleasurable aroma. We live in Las Vegas and enjoy the surrounding area of Red Rock Canyon. Do yourself a favor: Get back to nature. Get a beer. Enjoy it!
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Based on my 1st experience being of age in Las Vegas, and also being from Colorado, I was initially disappointed in the craft culture here but it makes sense to be more macro here. This however gave me some serious hope. Maybe its the gin but this is one of the best Browns I've had in awhile whether it's English or American. Highly enjoyable.

After more experience with English Browns this isn't exactly tasting the right way. It tastes like a pretty yummy American brown but it's missing the English malty sweet.
Sep 29, 2021
Rated: 3.64 by socon67 from New York

Sep 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
As close as a crafter can get to an English Brown as you can get from Las Vegas. But, I enjoyed Bonanza.

It's not a good-Looker; really needs more foam to stick around. But Bonanza Smells like the style, sweet malts and nutty. Tastes are balanced; just enough hops to check the sweet. Their drying sensation lingers delicately through the finish. There are sufficient bubbles, but less than a medium mouth. Reminds me of an English Mild.

I like how Tenaya Creek is in a warm climate, yet its top ten brews dominate the British Browns, stouts and porters. So, Tenaya Creek does not play slavishly to the American palate. Las Vegas needs more culture. And Tenaya Creek is providing it. Cheers, ladies and gents !
Feb 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Radome from Florida

3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Had on tap at the brewery. This is a nice-looking brown ale with good head and lacing. The aroma has bread, nuts and low roasted grain. The flavors of roasted grains come out a bit more than aroma. They are pleasant, not acrid, but don't allow much else to come through. The body is a bit light and watery for the strong malt flavors, almost like an over-carbonated mild ale. Overall I enjoyed this but the one-dimensional flavors kept it from being great in my mind.
Nov 02, 2019
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Deep brown filtered with little carbonation and 3 fingers of light brown head.

Smells of cocoa, and rich toffee.

The taste follows the nose.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

I got this in Reno and am drinking it in Redding August 3rd 2019.
Aug 04, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by jtsmoove23 from Nevada

Aug 29, 2018
Rated: 3.64 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Jul 03, 2018
Rated: 3.69 by BFCarr from New Jersey

Jun 14, 2018
Rated: 3.74 by BennyProfane from California

Jun 10, 2018
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Reviewed by AllanDelgado from New York

3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Better nose than expected. Thick, creamy head. Dissipates 1/2 way then hangs on. Easy drinking, slight finish. Like most Tenaya brews, it’s not a mind blower, but it’s dependable.
Mar 10, 2018
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Reviewed by joedvegas from Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Clear, dark amber color with nice lingering off-white head. Strong hints of mocha, old road, walnut, caramel and maple on the nose. Malty base dominates the front and back palate, with only slight hints of molasses and coffee. Medium feel.
Mar 01, 2018
Rated: 3.76 by Luckydog91 from Texas

Feb 15, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 03, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by mmilyko from Nevada

Apr 24, 2017
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Rated by eatmybeer from Alaska

3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Just a good brown ale. It has an exceptional maltiness that sets it apart from other good brown ales. Very drinkable and enjoyable! Cheers!
Feb 14, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by Kamahl16 from Nevada

Nov 26, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Oct 08, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by rfgetz from New Jersey

Sep 28, 2016
Rated: 3.52 by agreenman19 from Connecticut

Aug 16, 2016
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Reviewed by Tkurtik91 from Nevada

4.48/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Being a local Nevadan, I'm proud to say we have great local beers. Tenaya creek has been around for a while now and kills it!

The price: a 6 pack at your local gas station or grocery store goes for $8-10. Usually $6-$8 for a bomber (22oz).

The taste: malty, sweet, bitter, all at the same time, without interfering with each other. It's a nice, mellow brown ale. The sweetness is bold but not overpowering, tastes like caramel. Good for the evening time after dinner or the late night off from work brew. Must be cold (could just be me).

Overall: Excellent, go to brew.
Jul 12, 2016
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

2.92/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
An OK off white head with poor retention. The color of the beer is redwood a dark brown with reddish tint. The clarity of the beer is opaque.

A toasted malt with caramel floral, yeast honey, yeast and hint of wood.

A rich malty and slightly sweet. The flavor are caramel, toasted malt, floral.

The mouthfeel is light slightly carbonated and astringent.

I did not care for this one it close to an English Brown ale. I found this a bit watery and it had an acrid slightly burnt note at the end. It is okay
Jun 24, 2016
Rated: 3.61 by nmann08 from Virginia

Apr 21, 2016
Rated: 2.82 by GAMB1T

Apr 08, 2016
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Reviewed by ivehadthatbrew from Nevada

3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Look (4): Pours a beautiful brown unfiltered color with a pretty red hue along the edges when held up to the light. The head is an amber color and likes to cling to the sides of the glass. A good sign =)

Smell (3.75): A nice roasted malty caramel smell comes off this guy. Reminds me of a lightly roasted coffee aroma.

Taste (3.5) Toasted malty and earthy flavors. Nothing to intense or porter like. More on the easy drink and approachable session side.

Mouthfeel (3.75): Not to rich or overwhelming, more in the middle for sweetness terms. Light plus to medium bodied. Lingers on the palate for 10-15 seconds.

Overall (4): A solid and sessionable brew. Something that's got enough flavor to please your taste buds but at the same time not overwhelm you. I could drink this all day =)
Mar 28, 2016
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Reviewed by JeffBlue from California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
(draft, Bachi Burger, Henderson NV) Was told I was drinking the Tandem Double IPA, and swore this was a stout or porter. Had to ask the server to check to be sure. At any rate, this beer had a lot of rich flavors. Slightly chocolately and super smooth drinking. If had been told this was a porter from the beginning it may have rated higher. Eventually didn't get to finish it as I traded it in for what I ordered.
Jan 21, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by pin from Australia

Oct 16, 2015
Rated: 3.35 by donkeyrunner from Massachusetts

Sep 26, 2015
Rated: 3.95 by B_B from California

Aug 09, 2015
Rated: 3.62 by DavidST from Texas

Jul 10, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jul 09, 2015
Rated: 3.6 by 2beerdogs from California

Jun 25, 2015
Rated: 3.37 by casapy from Idaho

Apr 15, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by clake from Vermont

Mar 09, 2015
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Reviewed by coolandy007 from Nevada

3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
A very drinkable brown ale that brings familiarity instead of excitement. Malty nose and palate with a hint of distinguishable noble hop spice hidden in the bitterness balanced finish. Pours dark brown and amber with medium head retention.
Feb 07, 2015
Rated: 3.89 by largadeer from California

Dec 25, 2014
Rated: 4 by oldsailor from Connecticut

Dec 11, 2014
Bonanza Brown Ale from Tenaya Creek Brewery
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