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RATINGS: 1192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4418) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2010 Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, chocolate, and roasted nuts. It pours transparent copper with a large creamy off-white head with good retention. The flavor starts with caramel and faint chocolate. The finish has light-moderate roasted nuts with light floral notes and just a hint of citrus. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and somewhat creamy mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EithCubes (4641) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Bottle. Dusty roast, sweet malt character there but thereís a nutty smoked character, too. Beautiful dark amber-mahogany body with a rich rocky tan head. Taste heavy on the smoke, sweet crystal and lighter chocolate for balance, has some nice depth of malt complexity here, really a lot going on from relatively few components. Low, rounding bitterness and a touch of sour tang. Medium body is thickly malty with a little bit of chest warming despite the low alcohol presence. Pine, nuts, earth, caramel, tobacco, light toffee. Light citric hops coming through late; they really crackle. Heard good things about this one, happy to see they are all true - this is an excellent seasonal.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borrrris (110) - LINDENHURST, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2010
BOTTLE from T.J.s Thin body, fizzy carbonation, malt sweetess with a somewhat ash-like taste in the roast. Minimal and slightly odd aftertaste. Drinkable, but surprisingly forgettable; esp. for a Sierra Nevada brew..BUY AGAIN? No

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neepsntatties (1114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Saw this recently at the store and decided to give it a whirl. Colour... very dark brown with a thin wisp of head. Nose... nicely roasty with hints of caramel. Palate... frothy, bittersweet, roasted malt, caramel and toffee. One of the better U.S made autumnal beers Iíve had.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4093) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Brown pour, thin fizzy light tan head. Malty, light chocolate, nuts, and herbal hops. Drinkable, but overall not very interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
strap (373) - honolulu, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2010
a nice brown color. very malty with lots of flavors coming through. a great autumn beer...canít wait for all the great fall brews, probably my favorite beer drinking season.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Brownish red pour from bottle with small white head. Aroma is coffee and emergency room waiting area. Taste is coffee, sugar, cocoa and nuts. Lightly bitter, slightly funky finish. Decent, but not SNís best work.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tastybeer (1610) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Pours brown with an off-white head. Flavor is malt sweetness with light floral hops. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Thin white head, clear deep brown body, nutty brown sugar sweet malt nose, flavor is initially malty sweetness and then the bitter dry finish with some mild roast and big mouthfeel just finishes it right up. Is it just me, or has Sierra Nevada really stepped up their game in terms of new beers in the recent history?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Pours a rich brown color with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is nutty, toasty, chocolate, brown sugar, and nice floral hops. Flavor is caramel, toast, grain, roast, chocolate, nutty, and a nice bitter floral finish.


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