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RATINGS: 1227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Sierra Nevada uses malt within days of roasting at the peak of its flavor to give Tumbler a gracefully smooth malt character. Two-row pale, crystal 40, chocolate and smoked malts give it a malty complexity. Challenger hops in the boil add balancing bitterness, while more Challengers and some Goldings give just enough hop flavor in the finish to balance all that malt.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eruizgarcia (206) - - JUN 2, 2013
Pours very dark amber with a thick frothy head that lasts forever. Sweet malts with some hops for balance. Pretty good flavor and easy to drink but just a tad watery mouth feel, nothing really special.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3295) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2014
12 oz. bottle purchased at Julio’s Liquors. Deep brown color, slight fading head. Aroma is chocolate, toasted nuts, and a very mild smoke.

The flavor is a mirror of the aroma. The body is really hearty for such a low ABV brew. Drying texture. Easy to drink and I wouldn’t turn this down if offered a bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (432) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 11, 2014
A nice and malty brown ale that pours closer to a black color. Light aroma but a really good flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shaggy4 (14) - Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Nice pour, tall thick tan head, light sweet aroma. Medium brown in color, clear. Toasted malty and caramel flavors. Slight hops finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (528) - , Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2014
I would never put this in the American brown category.... This should be an English Brown. Pours with a nice tan head.. 1" ... The brew is crystal clear polished chestnut. Nose is slight roasty qualities.. some good nutty notes and deep toast... Flavor is very balanced... toasty malts... some roasted malt elements toward the finish that combine with a bit of minerally notes and seem only mildly (maybe in my head) astringent.. still plenty of roasted nut qualities throughout.. nice punch of earthy hops keep the whole brew in check. Lite/medium body with a nice smooth carbonation. Edit: I really like this one.. I am not sure about some of the negative reviews.. but I honestly really dig the malt driven brown ale right now.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"an above average brown ale, but not special enough to break through the style limitations. pours see-through brown with a thin tan head. aroma and flavor are well balanced and light. lots of roasted malt balanced with earthy hops and a touch of smoke. a nice session ale, more roasted than most browns."

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (1053) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Rich malt, overt chocolate and slight peat to it. Clear mahogany with off-white head. Smokiness and rich malts. Slight hop flavor of perfume and floral. Moderate high carbonation leads to a spritzy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bork (241) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Low on aromas but high on flavor. Lots of roasted coffee beans and some chocolate. Heavily malty yet not off balance. Rather spritzy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (1432) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Sweet and malty. Smooth. Medium body. Medium carbonation. This beer is sweet, feels like fall. Caramel and chocolate. Pretty smooth. Not too roasted.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lightbias (117) - USA - SEP 23, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2014 Poured brown into a mug shows a small, light tan head. The aroma is instantly dark roast coffee beans and cocoa. The palate is thin with no body, tasting of roasted malts. Slightly dry and bitter. I am not a huge fan, but it’s not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (562) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. Brown. Chocolate notes with roasted malts, toffee, and brown sugar. Very balanced and drinkable with a full body and low carb. I wish they would bring this back on its own besides the fall sampler pack. Pretty much a perfect fall brown ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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