Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Tenaya Creek Calico Brown Ale | Tenaya Creek Brewery

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Tenaya Creek Calico Brown AleTenaya Creek Calico Brown Ale
BA SCORE
3.55/5
Good
59 Ratings
Tenaya Creek Calico Brown AleTenaya Creek Calico Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tenaya Creek Brewery
Nevada, United States
tenayacreekbrewery.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our "Calico Brown" 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!

Added by GarthDanielson on 12-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,967
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
59
pDev:
12.39%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of StArnoldFan
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of papat444
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Finally get to try a NV beer.

Pours dark brown (duh) with small head and mild decent lacing. Flavors are roasted malt but also some smokiness and even a bit meaty. Body is average but overall i enjoyed it.

 206 characters

Photo of Homebrew
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of richj1970
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sparty55
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Furlinator
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of UnderPressure
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of RBuckley73
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of PappyVans
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Modernrickk
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of amalburg
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Hopinista
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of polloenfuego
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Stone Brewing flute glass. Pours a reddish chestnut brown with a thin light tan head that dissipates to a ring around the glass. Aroma of sweet toasted malt, nutty. Flavor follows aroma, with nicely integrated mellow lightly sweet toasted malt and nuts, a hint of chocolate. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A nicely balanced mellow brown ale with somewhat subdued, but pleasant flavors. Hits all the right notes for a brown ale, but could use a bit more flavor intensity.

 490 characters

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautify dark mahogany brown, with a finger of off-white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds of foam that settled atop the beer, but didn’t completely cover it.

Aroma: Nice and malty with strong notes of cereal, caramel, brown sugar and floral notes of honey and clover.

Taste: Like the aroma, nice and malty up front, followed by some sweetness and finished by some slight hops bitterness. I get lots of cereal, brown sugar and some hits of black pepper.

Mouthfeel: Medium with just a hint of chewiness. There’s a bit of carbonation, but not much. At an ABV of only 5.6%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a damn tasty brown ale!! I’ve never heard of this brewery, but thanks to this brown ale, it is now on my radar. I’ll certainly be getting this beer again, and will be on the lookout for other offerings from this brewery! Further, the next time I’m in Las Vegas I’ll have to visit the brewery!

 1,082 characters

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Asics
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Tenaya Creek Calico Brown Ale from Tenaya Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 59 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.