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RATINGS: 1281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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.

Concealer's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (1192) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle. Reddish brown with a foamy tan head that lasts. Aromas of toasted malt, caramel, and light nut notes. Flavor is caramel, sweet and toasted malts, light coco, light earthy nut as well. Light bodied, retention is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (409) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2016
A delicious brown ale from Sierra Nevada's Fall sampler box, now I want to find a six pack of this before the season is over! Pours a rich mohagony brown, clear but dense, with a full white foamy head that maintains itself through the pint. Aroma is roasty caramel malt, with a bit of fresh earthy hoppiness, well balanced. Flavor is a wide range of malty notes, ranging from caramel to dry chocolate to mild toasty smokiness, apparently from a touch of smoked malt in the brew. Earthy hops in the finish. Overall quite enjoyable! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (986) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Pours a rich black with an off-white head from a bottle. Aroma of rich malts, mostly chocolate, with some faint cola. Flavor similar, rich and malty but not overly sweet, well-balanced. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alkolord (397) - - OCT 20, 2016
Sehr dunkles rotbraun, leicht hellbrauner Schaum, malzig süßlich in der Nase, knackig im antrunk, Relativ bitter, leichte röstnoten im Abgang, leicht süßlich, schwierig zu beschreiben

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boomersmancave1 (133) - Wheatland, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2016
I bought the fall sample pack from Sierra Nevada, and this was the best beer they had. The aroma was of malt and bread. The taste was about the same but with a bit of a char or burnt aftertaste. Not a bad beer, but wasn’t one i will go running back to.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (541) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle. Thick, tan head. Bready malt and caramel flavors. Some roasted malt in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozzy70 (855) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 4, 2016
12 oz. bottle at wife’s work party. Poured dark brown, tan foamy head. Aroma was roasted malts, toast, nutty. Taste was mild bittersweet, nutty, roasted malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChadPolenz (1701) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 19C American Brown Ale

AROMA: Malty-rich aroma with notes of caramel, toffee, and some toasted bread. Slight earthy hops. No esters. 11/12

APPEARANCE: A chestnut/mahogany shade of brown. Clear. Large tan froth laces and retains well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Moderately-high malt palette with caramel/toffee flavors up front and a dark chocolate on the second half. Sweet, but not cloying. Transitions to a fairly strong bitterness that lingers. Hops are spicy/earthy but do not upstage the malts. Faint smoke character. Well-balanced. 18/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium+ body with medium-low carbonation. Soft, smooth texture. A medium-dry aftertaste of both malts and hops. No alcohol presence. 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Definitely a California-style brown ale with plenty of hops, but still well-balanced. The use of smoked malt (though probably a trivial amount) is not to style, though. Otherwise it’d be perfect. 9/10


NOTE: I am a rank-pending BJCP judge. I am reviewing commercial beer to BJCP specs to hone my judging skills.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Haslinger (909) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2016
12 ounce bottle, drunk straight from the bottle. Some sugar in the initial taste. A bit of burnt candy in the finish. Not great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownaler (553) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Brown sugar aroma with a maple favored malt with a bit of caramel finish has a slight hop tinge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1931) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 6, 2016
12 oz. bottle, part of a mixed 12 pack, picked up on sale at a local grocery store. That’s one of the things I like about Sierra Nevada, it’s always decent beer and you can always find it on sale. Anyway, beer pours a clear cola brown with some red highlights and a one finger fluffy beige head. Toffee, caramel aroma. Flavor is sweet. Malt forward with a full, smooth body. Easy drinking.

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