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RATINGS: 1197   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3198) - Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Pours a rich, dark, opaque chocolate brown with a fine-bubbled tan head. Aroma is spicy and malty and has a hint of caramel. Mainly malty flavor has tones of cloves and cinnamon and caramel traces. Lively, fizzy texture leaves a strong tingle as well as a malty and spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted bread, nuts), moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers, lemon). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Likely just a variation of their standard brown ale, which is also 5.5% and uses EKG hops for aroma, but at least compared to the last time I had the regular one (í06), this is quite a bit better. This is a light, simple quaffer, and arguably more hoppy in both nose and mouth than malty (I donít understand the "all that malt" phrase in the description, because this isnít very malty in either nose or mouth), but thatís way better than the usual dull syrupy sweet mess that most brown ales are. Very well-balanced, crisp finish, and thankfully none of the raw, vitamin B yeast stink that plagues the majority of this breweryís products. It isnít exciting, but itís quite solid. One of SNís best beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 7, 2010
24oz bottle Itís an opaque brown pour with reddish highlights. The flavor is roasty, slightly sweet, with some hops. All in all, itís a tasty session beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1676) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2010
12 oz bottle into mug. Thanks, Brenn79, for the birthday present! Some faint nutty and caramel malt notes in the nose. Some grain present, too. Pours amber-brown with a nice thick rocky head with long retention; leaves nice lacework. Taste is mildly sweet with very little bitterness. Some honey flavor here. Pretty subdued though (man Iíve been using that word a lot in my reviews lately). Carbonation is medium and soft. Somewhat creamy texture. Medium bodied. Very drinkable, but somewhat boring for Sierra Nevada. Would make a nice session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Pours black with a modest beige head and a faint chocolate aroma. There is a hearty roasted malt flavor with some carbonation and a dry bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3289) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 6, 2010
12 ounce bottle from a 6 pack purchased at Nugget. The aroma has a ton of roastiness, with hints of chocolate and smoke, too. Some coffee is also there along with some bandaids. Weird. Thereís something about this that just doesnít smell right. Transparent dark amber body with a creamy light tan head that is rather large. Good retention. Highly carbonated, lightly spicy start. Becomes slightly toasty in the middle without too much roast or burnt malts. Finishes with some spicy hop flavors, although it is not overly bitter. It is actually quite thin and relatively lifeless. Itís a brown ale, but it is very clean and seems more like a dunkel.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nikiel (874) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2010
A pretty non-offensive brown ale, nothing spectacular, but relatively tasty none-the-less.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3142) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Pours a deep reddish brown with a big semi loose head and some lace. I was called out of the room before taking a drink, after fifteen minutes or so I came back and the head was still there, so I rekoní we could say this beer has good head retention. The aroma has plenty of chocolate and coffee roastyiness with a mild fruity hoppiness and a light hint of Ottoís jacket. The flavor is dry and nutty with roasty and smoky notes and a lot of earthy bitterness. Very tasty beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2010
bottle, clear medium brown color with lasting white creamy foam, sweet corn nuts and roast aroma, layered coffee, nutty roast, smooth body , I may have to have a fuente with this

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Chocolate brown with a cream head and the bottom is dark amber. Nuts, faint chocolate, hops, and light roasted malts. Easy on the palate, flavor is hops, faint roast, and a citrus finish.


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