ronaldtheriot (1441) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sierra Nevada Tumbler has a thick, beige head and a clear amber-brown appearance. The aroma is sharp, but not strong, and there is a spiciness to it. Flavor is of deep-roasted barley malt, it does have a decent hop bite to it underneath. Mouth-feel is light, and this ale finishes satisfying and refreshing. Overall, this is an outstanding brown ale, even though there’s nothing here I have not had before in this sub-category.
flatmatt (1208) - Northville, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark amber with an off-white head; lighter than expected. Aroma has light roastiness with coffee. Roasty flavor with coffee and toasted grain. A decent brown ale, but not a lot of excitement here.
thegreenrooster (3419) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a nice looking brown with a large white head. Aroma is a nice roasted malt with a little chocolate lingering in there. Flavor is the same a nice roasty with a chocolate malt at the end. Better than average brown ale.
Trev (1984) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a ruby brown with a medium off white head.
aroma is nutty malt. some woody hop.
flavour is more nutty roasted malt. very light caramel tones. Balancing bitterness is woody and herbal.
jrob21 (2798) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brickstore. A nice seasonal malt forward beer with a big of roastiness and some chocolate notes in the background. A decent sweetness coats your palate. The finish though is a little off and works into this cardboard sort of texture and taste that is not entirely appetizing.
solsticebrew (61) - USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Honolulu. Clear brown in color with foamy, light tan head. A solid, safe beer. Not much up front, some hints of bitter chocolate and slightly bitter on the back, but not the usual SV over hopping. I enjoy this beer and it will be good in early autumn when it is still a little warmer.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours hazy reddish brown, off white head Aroma is malty, tangy, and hoppy. Flavor is nutty, roasted, caramel, slightly smoky with some hops grassiness. A very refreshing brown ale.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle pours brown with a medium off white head. Aroma is tons of bread and doughy malts, some chocolate malts and citrus hops. Flavor is rich and chocolaty, very malty base but a nice and refreshing hop presence that cleans the palate in a dry lightly spicy finish. Nice.
Petkus331 (323) - Redford, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A tasty brew, not strong, but not weak, pretty much as expected for a brown ale. Enjoyable bitterness and dark brown color, this is a good brew. Went great with spicy cheese. Sierra Nevada is a great brewery.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown-orange, off white head. Nutty, roasty, chocolate, spicy hop aroma. Taste is chocolate, nutty, light spicy hop bitter.