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RATINGS: 1275   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 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. Iím 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 (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Purchased six pack from Cellarís 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (1069) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Purchased a 6íer on S.N. reputation. What I got was a beer that is drinkable, but not distinguished in any appreciable way. Some nice flavors going on here. Itís okay for a lazy summer evening session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (4102) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 27, 2010
12 oz bottle from Enniskillen and BevMo Salinas. Nose is wheat toast, toffee, and some coffee, but not really very strong aromawise. Clear red brown with a small beige head. Flavor is nutty, light bitterness, and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2010
24oz bottle. Pours copper ruddy brown with thick light tan head. Earthy hops, some yeast, and smooth toffee malts in the aroma. Flavor starts malty crusty toasty with some spicy earthy hop flavor. Light sweetness towards back with touch of chocolate and soft nutty malts. Finish is bready with touch of chocolate and honey sweetness. Moderate balancing hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is crisp with touch of sharp carbonation and sticky sweet full body. Overall - sweet but balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1830) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2010
24 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a copper/brown color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is brown sugar, caramel, toffee and toasted malt. The taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís the addition of some pine hops and a bit of nuts and smoke. Thereís also a slight lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís a little bit creamy and has moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, itís smooth and quite enjoyable. Itís an interesting brown ale, I certainly didnít expect the balance between the malt and hops in this brew, I thought for sure it would be maltier. Itís a pretty decent brew overall, and for $2.99 a bomber I think itís a good deal too. Iíd buy this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2010
i didnít know men could do that... Pours a dark fudge .. good head .. simple in the mouth but quite flavour packed- roasted nut shell and molasses on the tongue.. . a very well done brew from SN .. . maybe itíll be an open-book test..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2979) - New York, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Bottled. Poured Brown, mild head, a bit watery. Malty and nutty aroma and pretty standard for a brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2010
12 oz bottle from the Binnys Singles Rack (Orland Park, IL). Pours a roasty brownish copper, some glow to it, ligyht haze, a big khaki head sits atop and cakes, dies to a decent layer, laces ok. Aromas are some pretzels and light toastiness, some earthy malts paired with a touch of cocoa and bread. Simple, touch of floral hopping. A big vague. Initial is lighter bodied offering toasty malts and cocoa, some sweeter toffee, touch of vanilla, earthy tobbacco is light and provides a touch of smokiness, earthiness. Some bread, light toffee, light floral hops on the backend provide a touch of bitterness to this lighter yet toasty and malt forward brew. Not bad a bit forgettable though. Still, quite drinkable if not lighter fare. Would be great at 1% ABV less, I bet..

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