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RATINGS: 1275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Really nice example of the style. Black-brown body with a large off white froth. Lots of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, and spice in the nose, leading to a delicious flavor profile that mimics the aroma in many ways. Lots of sweet chocolaty malts, caramel, molasses, and more autumn spice. Full bodied for the style with a clean finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rahmdog (55) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Thanks Sierra. Pours a deep amber brown with a small thin head. Aroma is of caramel malts and some floral hops, which suprised me. Too often with these autumn brown ales there is no hop character whatsoever, this one has bite. The flavor is rich creamy caramel malts which flows into a plesent bitter, some cirtrus hop is there in the beginning as well.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2010
This is just about perfect for a brown ale. Very strong malt backbone, great mix between the thick, smooth chocolate flavor and the smoky, coffee-like roasted malts. Just enough of a kick of hops to finish crisp and clean. Pretty thick mouthfeel, goes down incredibly smooth, very easy to drink. Pick this one up immediately!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2010
bottle. caramel brown. dusty yeast in the nose covers maple-glazed and chestnut-accented sticky malts. chewy with a light syrupiness, but has decent dryness; also helped by low amounts of medium strength hop acids - pungent, a little like mushrooms, a little gritty/dirty but with some light citrus fruit - but still all quite mild, and results in a nice balance with the cleaner chewy malts.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goodgrief (1994) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Have had a few of these now. Chestnut brown pour, smallish head but good lacing. Delicious nutty caramel base with a nice amount of bitterness. Beautiful mouthfeel, the perfect balance of crispness and smoothness. SN hits another out of the park.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1744) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2013 Pours a clear bright cola color with a fairly substantial light tan head. Aroma is roasted malt along with baker’s chocolate. Taste is a delicious blend of sweet roasted malt, unsweetened chocolate, caramel, and a light butteriness as well as mild hop bitterness. Very good effort. Flavorful with body and character, yet still quaffable and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours a translucent reddish brown color with an inch of pillowy head. The aroma is mostly cereal malt and grassy hops with a little bit of honey. The taste starts with a slightly burnt toasted malt flavor followed by cocoa, roast nuts, sarsaparilla, citrusy hops and toast. Mouthfeel is light and medium-bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry, bready finish. Even though I’m not a huge fan of Brown Ales, this is definitely one of the more original interpretations of the style I’ve come across.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gururyan (719) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Not a very interesting taste, was expecting to have a little more meat to it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3838) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Draft at the KC F.S. This was a nice surprise since I had no idea what it was. Dark chestnut brown color with just a little white ring of foam. Aroma was nutty with roasted malts. More roasted nuts in the flavor and sweeter malts. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Clear dark red to brown pour. Nos is a nice blend of caramel, roast, nuts, maybe some earthy hop notes and just a little smokey character. Taste reveals some a lot if the same but more of the biscuit and smokey notes really come through. Starts sweet and finishes dry. medium body and carbonation. good and feels true to style.


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