Callahanís Pub & Brewery Reviews




BeerandBlues2
2.7
Callahanís Nameless Nut Brown
Tap at Callahanís. Pours clear brown with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast malt, dates and light earthy hops. Flavor is toast malt, light earthy hops and bitterness with dates and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Saturday, November 14, 2015

BeerandBlues2
2.6
Callahanís Red
Tap at Callahanís. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit malt, earthy hops. Flavor is moderate earthy hops and bitterness, biscuit malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Saturday, November 14, 2015

BeerandBlues2
3.1
Callahanís Shamrock Gold
Tap at Callahanís. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit malt and light earthy hops. Flavor is sweet biscuit malt, light earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Sledutah
3.7
Callahanís Black Orchid Imperial Stout
On tap at Callahans Pub & Brewery
Black with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma of cocoa and dark malts. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee ,sweet caramel and some hot alcohols
Nice

Friday, November 14, 2014

PotjeBier
3.4
Callahanís Red
Backlog, from notes. On tap @ the brewpub, 11 May 2001. Copper colored. Aromaís: malts, caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet, malty, with an staring bitterness. Body is light to medium. Moderate bitter finish. Good, but I liked the Centenniale I had afterwards better (but I canít add it anymore...)
Monday, November 04, 2013

KimJohansen
2.9
Callahanís Nameless Nut Brown
Cloudy mahogany with a tiny off white short lasting head. Aroma had roasted malt, nuts, chocolate and caramel hints. Flavour had hard roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and nuts. Finished sweet and samewhat watery for the style.
Sunday, July 25, 2010

KimJohansen
2.5
Callahanís Red
Clear reddish amber with a medium beige head. Aroma had roasted malt, caramel and spicy hops. Flavour was fairly spicy with roasted malt, caramel and hops that made it slightly dry and bitter.
Sunday, July 25, 2010

brokensail
2.6
Callahanís Red
A: A light amber colored pour with a nice fluffy off-white head to it. S: The aroma is primarily of toasted bread and sweet caramel, but there is a distinct off-note that Iíve noticed in several other red ales. T: This one opens up with a caramel sweetness along with toasted bread and biscuity malts. There is a touch of floral hops and a mild bitterness. M: Thin-medium in body with a tingly carbonation. D: This was much maltier than I prefer in a red/amber ale, but still passable.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

brokensail
2.4
Callahanís Shamrock Gold
A: This is one of the paler beers Iíve come across in quite some time. The most feeble of yellow hues keep this one from being clear. S: The nose is similarly lifeless, offering not much more than a touch of sweet grain/malt. T: To my surprise, there actually was a flavor to the beer! Though it mostly consists of sweet malts, there is a touch of bitterness and perhaps some floral hops. M: As you might expect, the body is light and the carbonation is plentiful. But, itís somewhat necessary for this beer. D: One of those beers thatís made for the Bud Light crowd. I can see how this is a choice for some, but Iíd prefer a beer with a bit more going on.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

brokensail
2.7
Callahanís Nameless Nut Brown
A: The pour is an almost amber brown color with a fairly minimal off-white head. S: There is a fair bit of nuttiness and perhaps a bit of chocolate to the nose. There are some toasty malts and caramel sweetness as well. T: The nuttiness and chocolate flavors are present as you might expect. Unfortunately, there is an almost chalky bitterness (aspirin?) to the beer that really ruins it. M: The body is a bit on the light side with the aforementioned chalkiness and a moderate carbonation. D: Not one of the better offerings from Callahanís. There are certainly better brown ales available, so I would suggest going with something else.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

brokensail
3.2
Callahanís Mesa Pale Ale
A: The pour is a pale golden color with some hints of orange and a white head on top. S: The amount of grapefruit and citrus in the nose is quite surprising--in a good way. A touch of bready malt and a bit of sugar as well. T: Unfortunately, the flavors donít quite live up to the expectations of the nose. A bit on the bready side with some faint grapefruit and orange hops. M: Medium in body, but perhaps a touch watered down. The carbonation also isnít as aggressive as I usually like in a pale ale. D: For what it is, not a bad beer. I would have liked the hoppiness to translate to the flavor a bit better, but a decent enough pale ale.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

bb
3.3
Callahanís Padre Pale Ale
Draft. Amber beer with a light cream colored head. Citrus and light pine aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with light malt. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light pine lingers with a bit of caramel. Decent bitterness for a pale and very drinkable.
Thursday, July 23, 2009

bb
3.2
Callahanís Nameless Nut Brown
Draft. Mahogony beer with a dark cream colored head. Nutty malt and light cocoa aroma. Malt and light cocoa flavor with light roast and light nuttiness. Medium bodied. Nutty malt lingers with light chocolate.
Thursday, July 23, 2009

bb
2.9
Callahanís Shamrock Gold
Draft. Golden beer with a white head. Mineral and malt aroma. malt/cereal flavor with mineral notes and light grass. Medium-light bodied. Easy drinking. Malt, mineral, and light grass lingers.
Thursday, July 23, 2009

bb
3.3
Callahanís Red
Draft. Copper color with an off-white head. List malt aroma. Nutty malt flavor with piney hops. Medium bodied. Piney hops and nutty malt linger.
Thursday, July 23, 2009

alexanderj
3.1
Callahanís Nameless Nut Brown
On tap at brewpub. Color was darkish brown with red hints. Aroma was pretty light, like alot of there beers. Some nutty caramel. Flavor had a coffee like flavor with caramel and toffee.
Saturday, March 14, 2009

alexanderj
3
Callahanís Red
On tap at brewpub. Didnít like the place much. Color was auburn/amber with an off white head. Aroma was pretty weak; maybe caramel. Flavor was quite good for style. Toasted malt, caramel, reddish malt. Ok.
Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hophead22
3.9
Callahanís Santas Winter Warmer
Draft at Callahans from a snifter. Dark brown/red pour with a nice white head. Nice dak fruit aroma, slightly sweet as well. Taste was much the same, very drinkable as well for 10%. Very good.
Friday, December 12, 2008

Dogbrick
3.3
Callahanís Mesa Pale Ale
Sample at the brewpub. This beer is a clear light orange-amber color with a thin bone white head that recedes quickly. Spotty lacing. Moderately hoppy aroma with touches of citrus. Medium-bodied with citrusy hops and malt flavors. The finish is mostly hops with some grapefruit in the aftertaste. Straightforward and above average overall.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dogbrick
3.1
Callahanís Nameless Nut Brown
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a brownish-amber color with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is nutty with some floral hops and malt. Medium-bodied with a mild nutty flavor along with notes of pale malt and hops. The finish is soft and sweet with a short nutty aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dogbrick
3
Callahanís Red
Sample at the brewpub. This brew pours a clear amber color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes steadily. Spotty lacing. Malty aroma with some caramel and hops. Medium, soft body with a sweet malty character. Notes of caramel and nuts in the background along with a pinch of hops. The finish is sweet and malty with a short aftertaste. Just average overall.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008

BrotherGrendel
3.4
Callahanís Nameless Nut Brown
Dark brown hue with amber highlights, thing amount of head. Nose is very muted, slight nuts, malts, and vinegar. Taste is much better, bit roast and toast, walnuts and pecans, grassy hops. Medium-bodied with a light creamy texture and low carbonation. Flavorful brown ale with good balance and malt profile.
Thursday, August 28, 2008

jcwattsrugger
3.1
Callahanís Roseís ESB
on tap-pours a thin off white head and amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt. Taste is sweet medium malt, faint hops. Easy drinking beer.
Friday, January 18, 2008

jcwattsrugger
2.7
Callahanís Nameless Nut Brown
on tap-pours a thin tan head that laces and mahogany color. Aroma is mild medium/dark malt-chocolate, some sharpness. Taste is mild medium/dark malt-chocolate, some sharpness-hops?. Light body.
Friday, January 18, 2008

jcwattsrugger
3
Callahanís Red
on tap-pours a thin tan head that laces and amber color. Aroma is medium malt, faint metallic hops. Taste is medium malt, metallic hops. OK carbonation.
Friday, January 18, 2008

jcwattsrugger
3.1
Callahanís Shamrock Gold
on tap-pours a thin white head and yellow color. Aroma is sweet grain, light crisp hops. Taste is sweet grain, light crisp/floral hops (saaz).
Friday, January 18, 2008

kp
3
Callahanís Nameless Nut Brown
Date: 12/04/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear brown, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace, light chocolate aroma with dark caramel sweetness, rich chocolate flavor, nice nutty character, touch of sweetness to enhance the chocolate, light bitterness to keep it balanced,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

kp
2.8
Callahanís Red
Name: Callahan Red
Date: 12/04/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear amber, wispy beige head, light sweet caramel malt aroma with light floral hops, caramel malt flavor with a nice caramel sweetness, balanced with earthy hops leading to a long bitter finish,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

kp
2.8
Callahanís Roseís ESB
Name: Roseís ESB
Date: 12/04/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear amber, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace, light sweet caramel malt aroma with faint floral hops, caramel malt flavor, touch of sweetness from the caramel malt is well balanced bynice earthy hops, light bitter finish,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

kp
1.8
Callahanís Shamrock Gold
Date: 12/04/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear dark gold, fine white head, streaks of drippy lace, sweet light grain aroma, sweet grain flavor, light spicy hops for balance, nice light bitter finish,

Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 6/20
Rating: 1.8/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: 4

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

wetherel
3.7
Callahanís India Pale Ale
Draft at brewpub before my first QUAFF meeting. Woohoo! Amber color. Nice small bubble head. Middle of road sweetness. Very nicely done grapefruit hop bitterness. I think this beer is underrated, for whatever reason. Even I dropped it 0.1-0.2 to fit closer to the current ratings.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

badlizard
3.3
Callahanís Oatmeal Stout
Black with creamy light tan head. Faint roasty aroma. Thick velvetty palate. Roasty bitter chcolate taste with a grainy finish.
Friday, July 20, 2007

badlizard
3.3
Callahanís Nameless Nut Brown
Clear reddish brown with creamy white head. Faint malty aroma. Slight roasty taste with a nutty finish.
Friday, July 20, 2007

badlizard
3.4
Callahanís Mesa Pale Ale
What I had was called Mission Trails Pale Ale, which I assume is a different name for this beer. Clear golden with creamy white head. Grape fruit and pine aroma and taste with a hoppy finish.
Friday, July 20, 2007

badlizard
3.2
Callahanís Red
Clear golden red with fizzy head. Faint malty aroma, caramel malty taste with slight bitter finish.
Friday, July 20, 2007

badlizard
3.1
Callahanís Shamrock Gold
Clear golden with no head. Faint malty aroma, bready malty taste, with a crisp finish.
Friday, July 20, 2007

DaMenace123
2.6
Callahanís Nameless Nut Brown
Draught at the brewpub. Chocolate and nutty flavor, but very watery mouthfeel, less than average brown ale.
Sunday, March 18, 2007

DaMenace123
1.5
Callahanís Shamrock Gold
Draught at the brewput. Very average in every way. Somewhat skunky flavor, bitter hop finish.
Sunday, March 18, 2007

fordest
3.2
Callahanís Bernardo Bitter
Draft at brewery. Not too bad. Orangey in color. Classic maltiness with some bitter hops that is really not that bitter.... not bad.
Sunday, December 31, 2006

fordest
3.4
Callahanís Mesa Pale Ale
Draft at brewery. Decent amber color with an OK head. Fruity citrusy hops. Some bright fruit too. Flavors came off a bit more bitter than the sweet aroma, but overall, not too bad.
Thursday, July 20, 2006

jimrockford
3.2
Callahanís Red
Amber to red nice malt nose fruity tart start nicely carbonated. light watery finish not much body but godd quenchable beer
Monday, June 05, 2006

winegarner
3.2
Callahanís Nameless Nut Brown
Calling this beer a brown ale did not seem apropriate to me. The appearance and taste were more like a porter. Very dark brown to black with strong taste and smell of chocolate. There were some nutty and caramel flavors but chocolate was most dominate. Still, pretty tasty.
Monday, April 10, 2006

winegarner
1.6
Callahanís Old Thornton
This beer was so unpleasant I had to send it back. The diacetyl levels made this beer taste like a stick of butter. The only use for this would be on top of popcorn or maybe toast.
Monday, April 10, 2006

BŁckDich
3
Callahanís Lights Out Stout
Draught at the brewpub: Blac, nose of dry roast and a bit of sweet licorice. The flavor is dry, lightly bitter and sour. On nitro this would be a guinnes. Light body, average stout.
Saturday, March 04, 2006

BŁckDich
1.9
Callahanís Old Thornton
No head, caramel color. Nose of diacetyl and caramel. The flavor is pure butterscotch. If you called this butterscotch ale, it would work, but this is a cloying spoiled strong ale.
Saturday, March 04, 2006

BŁckDich
2.1
Callahanís India Pale Ale
Draught at the brewpub: Bronze, nose of light cascades and sour malt. The flavor is similar with tart, off-kilter malts. Not good at all. Husky, sour, blech.
Saturday, March 04, 2006

BŁckDich
2.9
Callahanís Red
Draught at the brewpub: Redish brown, nose of caramel, no hops but noticable bitterness. The flavor is light in diacetyl, thin body, decent finish. No character.
Saturday, March 04, 2006

BŁckDich
2.4
Callahanís Shamrock Gold
Draught at the brewpub: Orange/brown, nose of adjuncty light cheap malt. Tart bitter flavor with a light metallic finish. No body.
Saturday, March 04, 2006

fordest
2.6
Callahanís Shamrock Gold
Draft at brewery. Yep, thier answer to what the masses want. Not really very exciting. Bready aromas and some slight hop bitterness. Just pretty plain.
Sunday, January 29, 2006

papajohn
3.3
Callahanís Lights Out Stout
Nitro, on tap@Callahans: The darkest of brown in color with a thick beige guinness like head. Aroma of cocoa powder. Flavor is light coffee and cream (mocha) with a light bite in the finish. Palate is smooth and creamy, but thin.
Wednesday, September 07, 2005