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RATINGS: 1191   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle @ Local Tasting, Nov 2010. Pours dark amber with a small creamy head and lacings. Fruit, caramel and nuts. Smooth and clean. Classic. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (13350) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
16th March 2011
Slightly hazy dark brown beer, small biscuit coloured head. Creamy malt nose. Semi dry palate, airy. Dry biscuity malt. Trace of hop. Minerally carbonated bite in the dry finish. Fresh tasting but pretty dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle, 5.5%. The aroma starts off surprisingly hoppy, later turns nicely roasted. Clear dark brown colour. Small off-white head. The flavour has a teaish hoppiness at first, but like the aroma, it turns roasted. The aroma has a better roasted note than the flavour, in my opinion. A nice and well-balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (12753) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2010
Bottle at Ørsted Ølbar. Clear dark - offwhite head. Nutty. Coffee. Roasted. Bitterness. Nice malty. Brown sugar. Ok hoppy. Nice bitterness. Dryness. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (12651) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2011
355ml bottle from Utobeer. Dark brown colour with lasting beige head. Toasty malty aroma with dry and juicy malts on the nose. Wholemeal bread. With some 1930s jazz on the stereo, a weekend in front of me, this beer suited my mood. Understated, solid, easy going, hitting all the right notes. Just a chilled easy going, easy drinking malty brown ale. I do love Sierra Nevada as a brewery, love their beers and they still feel special to me. Good bready malty finish too with a touch of carbonation sting. lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (12612) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle, at Ølbaren. A dark golden to amber beer, topped by a dense, off-white head leaving lacings. Slightly vegetal on the nose, with roasted malts and caramel dominating. Roasted, caramel flavor with some dried fruits. Medium to full body, quite dry. Nutty, caramel finish. Not much bad going on here, but as so many brown ales, it’s rather boring, lacking depth and failing to raise interest with me. 110527

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2011
Chestnut colour with a very large head. More or less a nutty aroma with light caramels. Full body, quite malty, with complex German dark bread notes, earthy/rooty flavours and just enough bitterness to balance it. Good brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2010
12oz bottle. Small but persistent beige head atop clear dark brown body, decent lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, nut, caramel, chocolate, light earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, nut/salt, cola, some earthy, light chocolate. Light-medium body, light acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2010
12oz bottle- pours a light brown head and brown/amber color. Aroma is roasty/cocoa/earthy. Taste is roasty/cocoa/ dark malt, earthy hops bite. Some maple as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Tumbler
Date: August 16, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bullock’s
Appearance: clear brown. fine beige head, scattered drippy lace
Aroma: nutty chocolate aroma, light earthyness keeps it dry
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, just a hint of caramel sweetness adds to the richness, nice nutty character
Overall: I enjoy a good brown ale

Name: Tumbler
Date: August 21, 2010
Mode: draft
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Appearance: clear dark brown, creamy beige head
Aroma: sweet chocolate and caramel aroma
Flavor: sweet chocolate and caramel flavor, nice nutty character
Overall: more sweetness on draft

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 9/10
Score: **+ /4

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