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RATINGS: 1268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cazort (565) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
I enjoyed this beer, but not as much as I had expected to--I’m a huge fan of Sierra Nevada’s stout and I also think their porter is very good. I also love brown ales...but this one I thought was a little generic. There was only a light roastiness, and I thought it was too thick, too sweet, and too heavy...almost syrupy. Not quite as much hop as I’d want. I strongly prefer the Porter and Stout from this brewery, and among brown ales, I’d rather go with any number of other breweries. Smuttynose’s old brown dog has a higher ABV than this yet still has a lighter character. It was the heaviness in this beer that I found off-putting. That said, it was still drinkable and pleasant, just not among my favorite beers.


3.4
alexsdad06 (10593) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2017
12 oz bottle at home from notes. Pours a clear brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, caramel, herbal notes, earthy, a slight nutty character, mild bitterness, decent enough.

3.2
Heidbummer (735) - SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Taster EBCF. Pours slightly murky brown, thin tan head. Malty aroma, but soft. More of that on the taste. This is decent. but it’s like SN doing a traditional ale, which is a bit weird. OK but a bit underwhelming

3.4
cgarvieuk (25391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Keg at ecbf 2017... Dark brown.. Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet toffee fruit nose.... Dry toffee fruit... Light sweet woody toffee malts

3.2
Stuu666 (14205) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Keg at ecbf 2017. Pours deep brown, nose is caramel, malty, berries, taste is dry, cold, sweet

3.1
Smithld1 (301) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2017
Half at the rake. Ok drop. Great looking. Carrots and celery but a little too refined. Bland even.

3.4
MrTipple (5522) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2017
Dark, toasted malts, light sweet grain, caramel, some earthy notes. Clear, dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. More, dark grain malts, some nutty flavours, sweet grain, light burnt molasses, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Nice Brown Ale, well-balanced. Keg at CBR17, Shoreditch.

3.5
mR_fr0g (12923) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2017
Kwg at the Kings Arms. A clear ruby red brown coloured pour with a lasting beige head. Aroma is subdued, little brown bread, sugars, light floral hop, pollen. . Flavour is composed of Base malts, light toasted malts, faint pine, floral hop, brown sugars. Palate is semi sweet, semi crisp, medium bodied. Easy going brown ale.

3.6
nybol (2280) - DENMARK - DEC 24, 2016
En mere tyk og fyldig brown ale end de fleste. Har en nøddeagtig eftersmag..

3.9
undercurrent25 (2172) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2016
Pours a brown colour. Taste is malty with some yeast. Overall quite a nice beer

3.7
hman43 (1726) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2016
It pours brown with a full tan head that does produce some lacing. There are aromas of nuts, roast, a slight bit of smoke, and slight fruit. It has flavors that feature a bit of smoke, nuts, roast, and a bit of plum. It has a fairly light body with a somewhat smooth finish. Overall, a nutty, smoky brew that is complimented by the roast and plums.


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