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RATINGS: 1272   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4841) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle. Brownish in color, clear, off white foamy head. The smell is nutty, malts, slight chocolate, and slight sweetness. The taste is malts, chocolate, nuts, and slight fruits. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5357) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Sampled on 8/13/2010. This brown ale pours a medium brown color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity, nutty and sweet. A medium bodied brown ale. The malts are caramel, semi-sweet and a touch nutty. The hops are herbal and floral. Nice balance. Good carbonation, A hoppy, semi-sweet brown ale with a slightly dry finish. Nice, most brown ales are a little sweet and kind of bland for me, this one is very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, smooth and a touch dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gpekar (490) - Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Poured a very dark copper orange, similar to a strong iced tea. There was a 1" foamy beige head that became just a film half way through the glass. The head left a light bit of lacing. There was a mild sweet malt aroma. There was good carbonation and a slightly crisp/dry initial taste. The texture seemed to be a bit on the thin side. There was a bit of a smokey/woodsy flavor with a mild hops bite on the back of the throat. The finish was smooth and mellow. Easy drinking, nice beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Tap at Bier Stein, free for my buddy’s birthday. Deep brown pour with a small cap of beige foam. Big malt aroma: caramel, nuts, a little roast. Tastes of caramel, toffee, light roast and a hint of citrus all muddled together. A little disappointed in this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Pours medium brown with a tall, creamy, beige head that has great retention and becomes a little chunky as the pour resides. Aroma is sweet roasted nuts, roast, sweet cereal, much more smoke than expected, seems to lean toward the earthy/peaty side and some floral and planty hops. Flavor is toast, sweet cereal, roasted nuts, a touch of roast, smoke, leafy earth and light mineral notes. Palate is medium bodied, oily and somewhat creamy. Unfortunately there is a strange, stale grain (corn?) presence that lingers on, it’s still a tasty brew, but that linger really knocks it back a bit for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2010
On tap from Sierra at Sierra. Really looking forward to seeing the anny fall seasonal take a hike. Pours murky brown but quite dark with dark brown head. Right off the bat some peatyness and smoke very light but enough to already make me love it. Very balanced offering goes down smooth with a toasty malt entry and flavorful finish. I think this one matches celebration as thier best seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1538) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2010
lots of sweet malts with a bit of smoke and cherries, very nice brown color and modest head, plenty of flavor with just enough hops to help the finish but all about the malt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Beautiful dark brown color. Light smokey malt aroma with some dark fruit notes. Flavor has a very drinkable malt character not overly done. Light and suble fruit and syrup notes finish out this beer. I’m starting to like these brown ales more and more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5543) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Purchased six pack from Cellar’s Wine & Spirits Shorewood, MN. Pours a semi-clear brownish amber colored brew with a thick off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin film top and white ring. Aroma of roasted dark malt, floral hops, a hint of roasted nuts and very light chocolate malt. Taste is medium bodied, semi-sweet roated malt flavor with some floral hops and roasted nute. Finish has a nice balanced bitterness and malt aftertaste that turns into a semi-dry flavors after the finish. Solid Brown Ale overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2010
medium brown with mild white head. nose of medium crystal malt. carbonation is far too high for the style guideline. mild bitterness before medium crystal malt and some chocolate without much roast and little flavor hops. a dry finish and the high carbonation gives this beer a rather insipid malt flavor and without much hop presence the brew ends up lacking in flavor. i imagine it would be an enjoyable effort if the carbonation was drastically decreased

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