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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3240) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Brown pour with off white head. Aroma of nuts, light cocoa. Some maple syrup, some brown sugar, some cake. Flavor is thankfully dry. Light cocoa, light nuts, light brown sugar. Light vanilla and almost a bit of oakiness. Light smoke, light apricot. Medium bodied, lively carbonation makes it a smooth drinker. A touch of bitterness in the finish. Pretty alright, but not super great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1308) - Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Nice roasty aroma, with a bit of depth to it. Clear ruby/brown with just a cap of head on top. Hints of nuts, cocoa, and coffee in the flavor, nice roasted finish. Easy drinking, and a pleasant surprise of a new beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Pours a copper frown with a foamy beige head. Excellent lacing. Nose is floral hops on top of roasted malts Medium body with a lively mouthfeel. Flavor is light roasted malts with floral hops bringing one some bitterness. Overall fairly mild, and kind of a session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cavie (3746) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2011 Tap at the Addison Saucer. Clear rouge color with a small tannish head. Sweet malty aroma. Subtle though. Flavor is of harsh autumn leaves,dried grain and desert plant-life. Roasted malt finish. 2.7
RE-RATE 9-15-11 Bottle from Central Market. This beer pours a clear dark brownish color that turns a lovely shade of red in the light. I love the look of these brown ales. Nice tan type head.

Aroma is roasted notes, dark chocolate, malts and grains with a bready quality to it as well. Definitely reminds me of a brisk Autumn night.

Flavor is roasted bitter, dark malts and almost coffee but not quite. Bitter chocolate with a very bready finish. Robust I would say.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1065) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Stunning dark brown with a contrasting cream colored head. Toasty malt aroma. Also a bit of smoke mixed in which is nice. Taste is reminiscent of fresh wheat bread with a slightly burnt crust. Tasty... Overall, I really like this... good stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
944play (342) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Draft at Toad in the Hole. Clear brown, medium ecru head with fantastic lacing. Nutty, toasty, cola, and slight bile aroma. Big bready flavor starts things off, complex herbs and stonefruits follow. Flawless finish and satisfying medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, light earthiness and light nuttiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel and earthiness with a smooth malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of malt, nuts, hops, and brown sugar. Poured deep amber/copper/brown in color with a small, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, nuts, grain, dried leafs, and light hops. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, nut, and dried leaf finish is medium sweet. Very malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Bottle from Friar Tuck in Savoy, IL. Pours a beautiful dark brown with a tan head that goes the glass down to the last sip. Aroma of nutty malts and ale esters. Lighter side of medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavor of caramel, cocoa and nuts with an average amount of residual sweetness. Finishes with a strong flavor of earthy grains. Outstanding beer and interesting take on the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3243) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2010
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a dark brown with a medium frothy off white head that last awhile leaving good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is roasted malt with coffee and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt with raisin and light roast. Easy to drink a very good brown ale from Sierra Nevada.

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