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RATINGS: 1249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (15566) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (15319) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14997) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2010
Bottle from Salling. Huge creamy head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich nuts, malt, caramel and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14811) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14488) - 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 (14478) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (14389) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle in NYC with Chris. Pours rich brown rocky, off-white head. Aroma holds some toast, light roast, subtle fruits. Medium sweet flavor, rich toast, mild nuts, some cocoa and brown sugar. Medium bodied with average, smooth carbonation. Subtle roast character to finish, brown sugars, very subtle bitterness. Great drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (14380) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2011
Amber beer with a nice lasting beige head. Hoppy aroma with toffee notes. Malty toffee flavor, brown sugar, metal notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (14262) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2011
Clear dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel and light smoky. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and bitter finish. 090611

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (13623) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour is a nice deep, rich brown color with a solid off-white head. S: There is a weird aroma to this beer. Roasted, almost burnt, nuts, sulfur, butter, toasted malts, and a mild sweetness. T: Immediately there is a noticeable astringency to this beer. Burnt and bitter nuts, slight sulfur, and a bit of toffee and caramel sweetness. M: The body is slightly watery and thin, with a moderate level of carbonation. D: A really disappointing effort from a brewery that is nearly bulletproof. And it’s even worse because it is replacing a solid offering.

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