dlihcsnatas (745) - Temple, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Yes I gave this one all high marks and here is why.... The aroma makes me think of a warm campfire on a cool night even when I am sitting at home with central air. Has almost a oak log on the fire smell. The flavor is that of roasted malts with a slight earthy and spiciness to it. I have been drinking this brew for several years and suprised to see I had never rated it before now. It is one of my favorite fall seasonals and for the reasonable price for this good of a brew I buy it every time I go to the store until it is no longer on the shelves. BusBoy (38) - , California, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Bought to rate. Opened 12 oz bottle, smells of a deep flavoring hops and toasted unfermented malt sugars. Poured a nice brown/ golden color with a tan head that faded slowly to a thick smooth lace. Taste is complex with deep toasted malts, brown sugar and a firm hop in the mix. Totally smooth and balanced. Almost the perfect beer. I like tingly carbonation. tastes like a fresh brewed beer. One of the best beers I’ve ever had. VatMasterson (71) - Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Pours a dark brown, filtered. Small head is decent, excellent aroma of Nutty and warm roast malt. Don’t get any chocolates here but fantastic nut roasted malt and a last minute hint of coffee finish. Not dry and not hoppy. Excellent amongst that which is called brown or nut brown. Well worth the 9 bucks a sixer. Pry off cap. NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2011
This is a really great brown ale. While I do appreciate hops a great deal and love Sierra Nevada for their hoppy ales this is a nice change of pace and let’s you know that Sierra Nevada is quite capable of making a brew that isn’t an APA or an IPA. Nice nutty character with this one as well. One of my favorite seasonals for sure. Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2012
I love this beer! An American Brown Ale in the Northern English tradition, but using mild American hops. Perhaps slightly over carbonated (could be the restaurant). Definitely underrated on rate beer in my opinion.
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MetalNHopHead (1981) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 24, 2015
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. keokani (20) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Aroma: caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, earthy.
Appearance: amber, brown, black, clear, sparkling, minimal head, white foam, tan foam.
Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter.
Palate: medium body, oily feel, fizzy.
Overall: The roasty malt character dominates this beer. The complex notes include caramel, chocolate and coffee. The flavor is somewhat rich, yet light and very drinkable. This is a fantastic brown ale! Since I didn’t have a brown ale on my list of favorites, Tumbler is now it. This is also a great session beer, right up there with the likes of Black Butte Porter and 1554. dwyerpg (6188) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 14, 2010
This has to be one of my favorite brown ales. The aroma is good, not nutty or lactic. Looks great. Very smooth taste. A nice heft to it, not lactic or nutty, just well-balanced. Easily drank 4 of these last night. Great stuff. rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a mug. The label has a short discretion of the beer, the year it was brewed (2010) and its ABV% (5.5%).
Appearance: The body is dark brown with deep reddish amber highlights. Sitting on top is a tall thick and creamy beige head. The head has excellent retention and makes lots of sticky lace and lace rings on the glass.
Smell: I am hit with a big sweet maltiness in the nose. Fresh bready and sweet roasted barley note dominate but there are some hop notes as well sneaking in there too.
Taste/Palate: On the tongue there is a firm medium to full bodied malty sweetness with notes of brown sugar, caramel, roasted grain and fresh bread. On the back end there is a decent hop presence that balances out the big malt sweetness and adds a bit of earthy/leafy bitterness to the finish. The texture and carbonation are right on and keep things smooth but lively and very drinkable.
Notes: In my opinion this is a well made American Brown Ale and a good autumn release. I can see this beer pairing well with some of the hardier fall seasonal foods.
davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle from King&Godfree. Great malt-driven ale. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, and liquorice. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy head.