jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Sierra Nevada Tumbler was a pretty standard brown ale overall. Its appearance was darkish brown with a slight tan head. Its mouthfeel was medium-bodied and its smell was overall a solid maltiness but nothing super strong. The taste was much like the nose-- just pretty average. I was hoping for something with a little spice, but maybe thatíll have to wait for he winter warmer.
mikedevilsfan (123) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent brown, but a little thin. Taste of caramel malts and sweetness on the pallet. Must drink it fresh.
Shooter42 (118) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very tasty brown ale that is easy to drink and full in flavor. Nice toasty malts with a warm nuttiness. Refreshing for a darker beer and actually perfect for the warm August summer days at the pool or beach.
vikage (118) - SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is a bit tart and fruity, There is also som cale and bit of malt there. Not really a brownale aroma, actually mostly reminds more of light lagers
Brownish dark red colour with with beige dense head
Malty chocolate taste nicly rounded of with a medium bitterness
Medium body, dry with average to high carbonation
Not good aroma wise but with a nice taste and body. The taste is definetly brown ale but not the aroma
crusianbeer (116) - Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours perfectly... to be frank. 2 fingers fits perfectly into my pint glass. dark burnt amber color. Head clings to the side as it slowly slowly dissipates.
smells of nice roasted caramel malts... actually has a ting of lager smell on it, that distinct lager smell... from the yeast... then nothing.
well, the taste is clean, crisp... not that that is a flavor, but not much happening here for me. a bit of the roasted malts, but otherwise, this is pretty bland and boring. Easy to sit and drink a few of these as the night goes on, but would switch to it later in the night as my tastebuds are falling asleep.
circinus (114) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 35 cl from Systembolaget. Clear dark chestnut with a white nice head. Sweet malty, slight mash, caramel, earthy, very nice fitting bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation, savory, slightly bitter finish. Nice!
Maltser85 (113) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours a nice brown, dark orange color and with a progressively aggressive pour gives us a nice off white two finger head. The bubbles are tight and you could definitely float a bottle cap on this head. The initial aroma comes off as smokey, with a hint of nuttiness and some caramel that maybe playing off of toasted notes and almost producing a rasiny fruity note. As it warms, the aroma changes to a much more nutty/toasted malt note. At the front of the palate, the beer has a nice soft carbonation that rolls a hop bitterness into your mouth. That initial hop bitterness gives way to a nice nutty, toasted medium bodied mouthfeel. The finish gives way to a mild bitterness that is reminiscent of cocoa and traces of that early smoke. There is a definite slight sweetness to the beer that can be found on the lips as the beer dries to them. Also for a 5.5%ABV beer, there is some nice lacing on the glass. During the final sip or two I noticed that the smoke came back nicely in the nose and played very well with the nuttiness.
Borrrris (110) - LINDENHURST, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
BOTTLE from T.J.s Thin body, fizzy carbonation, malt sweetess with a somewhat ash-like taste in the roast. Minimal and slightly odd aftertaste.
Drinkable, but surprisingly forgettable; esp. for a Sierra Nevada brew..BUY AGAIN? No
frpilz (108) - Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is sweet toasted malt, grassy aromas, toffee, and a touch of citrus hops. Pours medium dark brown, can barely still see through witha ful inch beige head which clings to the side of the glass. Smoth waves of creamy sweetness and malt are followed by a slight bittering balance with a long hoppt finish at the end. Slightly balanced towrds the favor of toasted malt, but the undertow of hops , particularly at the end go very well. Caramel, nutty, toffee, choclate flavors with some sea salt, grass, and clover. Very tasty. Medium carbonation, easy drink , rich and satisfying while not being too heavy.
floydslip (107) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep chestnut brown beer with a medium off-white head that lingers. Nose is mild with subtle hints of nuts, brown sugar, and not much else. Taste is more pronounced with layers of sweet and roasted grain developing into a light bitterness at the end. A pleasant beer, but not particularly memorable.