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RATINGS: 1269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALCOHOLNIZM (165) - WARWICK, Alabama, USA - OCT 25, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2010 BROWN ALE’S ARE SOMEWHAT A THING OF THE PAST BEFORE THE MODERN DAY MICRO BREWERY THEY WERE STRICTLY MADE IN ENGLAND BUT DIED OUT MANY MANY YEARS AGO. TODAY’S MOST NOTABLE BROWN ALE IS NEW CASTLE BUT THANKS TO THE BEER REVOLUTION GOING ON TODAY IN THE STATES THERE ARE A FEW OTHER OPTIONS AND BROWN ALE HAS MADE A COMEBACK WORLD WIDE. THIS ONE POURS A NICE BROWN COLOR WITH THIN CREAMY TAN HEAD, IT HAS A NICE LACING YET LIGHT ON AROMA. WITH A BITTER ROASTED NUTTY FLAVOR THATS QUITE PLEASANT YET NOT A STAND OUT IN ITS CATEGORY . FLAVOR MUCH LIKE AROMA IS VERY LIGHT. GOOD BEER YET NOT GREAT BUT STILL VALUED WELL.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Pours crystal clear brown with nice creamy head. great nutty, roast, coffee, chocolate aroma. Love this beer, wish it was available year round!

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2013 A little disappointing. I expect more flavor from a beer brewed by Sierra Nevada. Overall good but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mat42m (160) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Chocolote malty aroma. Definitely chocolate up front. Nice, very smooth finish. Sort of complex and can taste more flavors. Overall pretty good. Sort of hoppy finish. Very interesting and unique.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tony_gorilla (159) - Drammen, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2013
2013 version. Not my type of beer. Smell is weak almost nothing. Taste i can only find some caramel witch is quite nice. But nothing more.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Landmonger (155) - USA - AUG 31, 2012
Poured 3 bottles into my liter mug...it’s Friday ;-) Pours as a reddish copper with a nice head which dies down to a light coating with soem lacing, the aroma is malt, medium crisp carbonation with a malt taste, some bitterness, relatively thin on the palate. Nice.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2010
very thin tasting brown ale. much hop and very little choc or malt flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - SEP 11, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2010 Interesting beer. It pours brownish red with a small whitish beige head. Has a smokey malty smell to it. Starts off with a nutty chocolate malt flavor and transitions into a smokey bitter finish. Not your usual tame brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illiniphil (146) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Pours a crystal clear dark copper with a minimal head but nice lacing. Overall a good but not great brown ale. I expected a more robust flavor to this beer that just wasn't there. Nice carbonation. The bottles label states the profile perfectly, "full of roasted malt flavor but delicate on the palate". For my taste....a little to delicate. Definately worth trying. I will buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crhensel (145) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Poured a very deep rich brown with a short creamy head. Aroma was complex and heavy with roasted malt and hints of caramel. The first taste was heavy with the fast, bordering on smoke but mellowed nicely with time. Overall not a bad drink, just a little less sweet than other brown ales I have had, but I expect this from Sierra Nevada.


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