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RATINGS: 1208   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerdawg (13) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Always impressed with their offerings but this was somewhat average. Aroma was malty (expected) with hints of roasted and hints of chocolate. Good color. Taste was good but a little thin and lacking some malt complexity. Didnít want or expect a malt bomb just something a little more complex with more texture. Note that I can drink a couple without being too full which is a plus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Accidic (13) - Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2013
An enjoyable brown ale that doesnít cease to satisfy. Iím not a fan of Citrusy hops and while my wife claims she can taste them clearly I donít notice them that much at all which is extra plus. The roasty flavor is not overwhelming either. If youíre looking for an easy drinking brown thatís easy to find in even the more prudish states... This one is a very good option.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSteveBrule (13) - - AUG 11, 2014
Dark walnut color. Light tan head. Nose of caramel and light smoke. Malty and light smoke taste with lingering caramel sweetness. Some hops, well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
indesertum (12) - ITHACA, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2011
pours rich mahogany brown. 3 finger white head. head retention is quite long. nice lacing at the end. smells like maple syrup. nice caramel notes. pumpkin? tastes like maple syrup, caramel, toffee, toasted notes, a little hops, but not that noticeable. bananas? vanilla? average carbonation. finish is medium short. toasted notes linger. first sip made me go wow! consequent sips have me thinking this is a pretty good beer. would not mind again. might even buy again

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nustang70 (12) - USA - SEP 22, 2010
Sierra Nevada Tumbler has a very satisfying, robust taste. Iíve not tried many brown ales, but this is easily a better alternative to Newcastle.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MirImage (11) - Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2012
A: Nice coffee like aroma. Appearance: Nice off white head that dissapated after some time leaving a small layer of bubbles over the dark amber/reddish body. Good lacing. Taste: On the malty side with some chocolate notes. Slight bitterness from the malts on the end. Not much hop presence. Palate: Nice Medium body. Good carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jyro (11) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Overall, a well-rounded, if not average, brown ale. Poured well, and retained a nice head. Not a particularly strong or memorable aroma, but I did detect hints of caramel among a strong profile of roasty malt. Average carbonation and a medum body, as well as a pleasant nuttiness encapsulated the experience. There are certainly better brown ales out there, but this is definitely a nice drink despite not being outstanding.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleFart (11) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Good example of a brown ale. Some brews have over welcoming malt. Not so with Tumbler. Hops offset the elevated malt profile for a perfect blend that is easy to drink on a cool evening sitting around a fire. It was a slight smoky aroma like leaves burning several houses down.--Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABrady07 (10) - USA - FEB 22, 2011
12 oz. bottle, Nice rich color and frothy head. Not very flavorful and rather light tasting, which doesnít necessarily take away from the experience of the beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emilysings (9) - Central Coast, California, USA - SEP 5, 2011 does not count
Fruity nose, well carbonated and malty like light-roast coffee. Has the color and clarity of Maple syrup without the funk.


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