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RATINGS: 1279   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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sandygoonie (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Meh...as they say. Almost new castle like. Vinious lean..it just does not groove with me. I should stick with browns from the other side of the pond

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alkolord (395) - - 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 (536) - 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 (839) - 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 (1699) - 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 (552) - 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 (1924) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BytesAndBrews (53) - - AUG 26, 2016
Brown pour with a beige head. Malty aroma, nutty roasted malt flavor with low hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (920) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle from LaBodega, clear brown beer, nice cream colored head. Aroma malt, coffee, fresh bread. Taste is malt, coffee, roasted barley. Super clean, palate is not heavy, carbonation moderate. Classic brown ale.

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