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RATINGS: 1191   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Bomber for $2.99 at Samís in Durham. Pours dark brown with minimal beige head. Nose is roasted barley malts and some chocolate. Mild coffee and a hint of smoke/char. Not overly sweet. Really damn close to a schwarz, really.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (1803) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2010
12 oz single from Fred Meyer, S.Salem. Poured unfortunatlly with a huge billowing head..tan in colour..can make out the clear brown ale underneath Aroma i found lacking, mostly bready, cereal and some weak chocolate. Taste is mellow, semi-sweet and welcoming.Coffee and milk chocolate with some hazelnuts thrown in. Nice. Nice smooth palate makes this a drinkable enough brown ale..though not exceptional in any way.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7787) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 1, 2010
24oz 2010 bottle. Pours with a clear light brown body and a large off-white head. Aroma of brown sugar, umami, light nuts and some muted smoke. A bit of maple and saw dust. Flavor is nutty, malty, caramel, dry, light peat/firewood smoke/bbq. Not bad. Well balanced. Medium carbonation. Good for a brown.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wednesdays_ego (3) - San Marcos, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2010 does not count
All in all this is a very drinkable beer and is a surprising change in what Iíve come to know as Sierra Nevadaís distinctive taste. I plan on drinking this again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2381) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2010
This is a brand new seasonal from Sierra Nevada and pretty good stuff too. The pour is mediocre. Itís brown and clear and the head doesnít last. The nose is mildly roasty w/ a sort of bread yeast thing going on in the background. The level of carbonation is surprisingly high and Iím sort of undecided on how much I like it. It does add a crispness but the beer would still be quite dry and drinkable w/ lower carbonation. This is overall a rather mild beer w/ mostly roast character dominating and firm bitterness in the finish. Like I said, this is pretty good stuff but it is probably going to be one of the Sierra Nevada seasonal people get least excited about.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Bottle from a local grocery. WTF! The label subtext is Autumn Brown Ale. Pours a very ruddy copper with a 4 finger foamy beige head. Aroma is hoppy with that roasted malt common to brownish ales. Medium plus body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is medium roast malt, fairly smooth, with some floral and herby hop bitter. Flavor is good. For some reason the nose goes towards wet dog. But this is a brilliant ale. A brown with character and style. Lots of flavor things going on. How do they f...in do this stuff. Sierra Nevada is putting out great beer after great beer. Nice change from the years of same old same old.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2010
12oz bottle. Clear amber, medium tan head. Aroma of malt and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt, caramel and some roast. Earthy hops on the back end.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 31, 2010
On tap at the moon. Dark brown color, beige coating head. Nutty chocolate aroma, which continues in the flavor with the addition of coffee taste. I didnít pick up smoked flavor specifically, but it is a complex malt profile. Iíd be interested in what they would come up with in a nut brown.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with beige head. Aroma has an interesting smoky chocolate taste as well as malty and grainy with light signs of spicy hop. Flavor is exactly the same, semi-sweet with some nuttiness and nice balanced bitter at the end. Mouth feel is medium body, very solid, with high carbonation. Overall, a very interesting, tasty beer....I very much enjoyed!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1137) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Chestnut brown with hints of garnet/ruby red. Vanilla white head that retained well and left excellent lacing. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, nuts, and a hint of chocolate. Pleasant malt sweetness dominates the taste, with bittersweet chocolate and a whiff of earthy hops. Medium body and carbonation and a well balanced finish.


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