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RATINGS: 1198   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cazort (514) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
I enjoyed this beer, but not as much as I had expected to--I’m a huge fan of Sierra Nevada’s stout and I also think their porter is very good. I also love brown ales...but this one I thought was a little generic. There was only a light roastiness, and I thought it was too thick, too sweet, and too heavy...almost syrupy. Not quite as much hop as I’d want. I strongly prefer the Porter and Stout from this brewery, and among brown ales, I’d rather go with any number of other breweries. Smuttynose’s old brown dog has a higher ABV than this yet still has a lighter character. It was the heaviness in this beer that I found off-putting. That said, it was still drinkable and pleasant, just not among my favorite beers.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (589) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
The body is dark brown with deep reddish amber highlights. Sitting on top is a tall thick and creamy beige head. The head has excellent retention and makes lots of sticky lace and lace rings on the glass. I am hit with a big sweet maltiness in the nose. Fresh bready and sweet roasted barley note dominate but there are some hop notes as well sneaking in there too. On the tongue there is a firm medium to full bodied malty sweetness with notes of brown sugar, caramel, roasted grain and fresh bread. On the back end there is a decent hop presence that balances out the big malt sweetness and adds a bit of earthy/leafy bitterness to the finish. The texture and carbonation are right on and keep things smooth but lively and very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1242) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a dark brown with off-white head. Lots of malt on the nose, caramel malt and some roast; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more malt. Not getting much for a hop profile on this one.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lawger (83) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
Pours a dark brown, almost black with half a finger of light beige head that dissipates quickly. Fresh and toffee-like aroma with some chocolate, roasted malts, hay, crisp bread and some flowers in the background. Rather light on the palate with butterscotchy and lightly roasted notes. A pretty classical, decent and easy drinking brown ale without much bitterness but a decent length.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (986) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle, 0.355l. Hazy dark brown color with thin creamy tan-like head and nice lacing. Aroma of caramel and mild roasted malt, raisins, herbal hops and notes of chocolate. Taste starts moderate sweet roasted malty and nutty, follows by refreshing dark fruits and medium bitter finish. Medium to full body, oily texture and average carbonation in palate. Few tumblers and you quickly start tumbling around...

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (2611) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle 0.335l at home, Oulu. Originally rated 29042012. Colour is brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, nuts, sweetness and malts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle at home from Brewtique, Macclesfield. poured a clear medium to dark brown with a medium sized beige off white head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel, mild hops. Flavour is similar. Kind of medium all round. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (3072) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Poured reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of deep roasted malt, nuttyness and sweet milk chocolate. Medium, creamy body, flavour much as the aroma,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drjohnrock (428) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2014
From 12 ounce bottle/brown at Neon’s, tasted on December 19, 2014. Dark ruby/brown hue, medium tan head, nice sweet malty aroma, very good toasted malt/bittersweet flavor. Another well done SN beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bacterial (1400) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Drank two bottles of this at a science thing last week in CA. Very malty with a pretty thick mouthfeel for something that is only 5.5%. I would probably prefer this fresh when there is more hop character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (683) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 9, 2014
Pours a clear brown with a tan head. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel and a light floral note. Taste is malty and lightly fruity. Bisquity malts and bready dough. Medium bodied and carbonation


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