NJJereme (385) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an amber-brown color with an off-white head. A surprising citrusy, hoppy smell on pour mixed w/ malts. Has a nice balance b/w the malts and hops. Light to medium bodied. A little more subtle in bitterness that a standard pale ale. Refreshing. Nice for a change.
JPDIPSO (5433) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown to umber in color. Taller tan head. Pale to toasted malt with a toasted marshmallow background. Lightly sweet start Simple toasted malt along with a growing bitterness. A touch nutty. I don’t get much depth out off this one. A decent brown ale, but not much more. Interesting that of the two brown ales tonight, I enjoyed the Brass Ass much more, my expectations were tilted the other way. 4/10
oldrtybastrd (4911) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark brown color. Aromas of chocolate/mild tobacco/coffee. Slightly bitter with hints of nuts/chocolate and maybe a touch of smoke. Excellent beer.
thorongil2 (2179) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) clear, bright reddish amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of grain, cake; balanced, subdued flavour with a long, light bitter finish
Listigovers (818) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour, head leaves a nice lace. Smells liek some rank hops and a bit of chocolate. Flavour is nice and palate is medium and super smooth. Mild and flavourful at the same time, toasty, well balanced, thirst quenching. Great beer, awesome example of brown ale.
Luvystypotables (1500) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A subdued aroma of malt, pours a clear brown color, a dry feel with a taste of malt and a chalky malt finish.
Claves77 (215) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2016 Dark brown color, thin lace. Rich malt flavor, light flavor, with subtle backend. Ok, but not too exciting.
TylerGreenDC (740) - - NOV 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Faint coffee grounds aroma. Flavors of rich roasted cocoa, some vegetable stock and more chocolate on the finish. Wonderful!
Sigmund (6378) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle, in Nevada City. Reddish brown colour, off-white head. Malty and nutty aroma and flavour, with notes of burnt caramel. Moderate hops in the finish. I’m sorry, but brown ales like this one rarely make me ecstatic. This one is no exception, even though it is made by the capable brewers of Sierra Nevada. Nothing wrong with it, just not my favourite style.
kidobutai (620) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Delicious choice! Small head and little lacing, but creamy texture nonetheless. Terrific clear amber color. Nutty and sweet, interesting.
MetalNHopHead (1237) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
After a string of downright boring Brown Ales, Tumbler gave me just the kind of upper I needed to keeping seeking out the style. And this truly is a beautiful representation of the Brown Ale’s potential. With elements of chocolate, smoke, nuts, toasted barley, subtle coffee, and some citrusy, mildly bitter hops, Tumbler is far from the watered-down levels that Brown Ales sometimes succumb to. This is a fall classic that’ll stick around for years to come.