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RATINGS: 1208   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (182) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 Brown pour, as it should be, with a nice head and lacing that lingers. Slight nose of roast absent hops. Light / medium bodied and well carbonated. Flavor is much like the nose, slightly nutty against a light roast. Very well balanced with the malt. Nice crisp finish with just the right touch of hop flavor and slight bitterness. This is one of SNís not heavily hopped brews and should be well received by non-hop heads. A great transition beer to stouts with just a touch of roast.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2010
[A] Watery java and nutty aromas. [A] Pours a very thin, weak, watery looking brown from the bottle; sits a quite clear brown into a pint glass. Some tannish head. [F] A good redeemer here, there are some solid coffee and nutty notes. Still not solid enough to compete with the best of the best. [P] Crisp finish. Mild mouth. Drinkable. [O] A little less than what I was expecting. Much less than phenomenal. Quite pissed, as Iím sure this new seasonal will last for awhile, and it didnít at all impress me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Bottle: Pours a clear chestnut brown with a small tan head. The aroma is sweet and malty with some toffee hints. The taste is just well balanced. The richness of the malts give way to a roasty finish. I wasnít sure how to rate the mouth feel but like the taste there is balance. Itís on the lighter side of medium. Overall this is a very enjoyable beer and I donít consider myself a fan of browns. Nice job SN.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hero12 (180) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Pours a very dark brown with small, off white head, some lacing. Aroma of nuts, roast, and coffee. Taste is more of the same with a barely noticeable hops finish. Medium to heavy bodied with average carbonation and a slightly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Clear cola brown with ruby highlights topped with a thick khaki persistent head. Surprisingly little aroma detected (perhaps too cold). Fait hints of toast and a very faint hop aroma ... as I mad my way through the glass I began to detect a whiff of black olives ... DMS? A wonderful but very slight smokey flavor coupled with faint toasty malt. Very smooth ... almost lager like. Medium bodied mouthfeel, medium-ow carbonation and no astringency. Lacks the malty robustness of a typical American Brown Ale but I really liked it once I adjusted my expectations. Almost lager like in smoothness . Pleasant non-overpowering malt flavors with just a hint of hops. I really like the touch of smoke. I wonder if actual smoked malt was used or this is just an artifact.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkbachman (179) - - SEP 26, 2012
Slight malt nose when first poured. Slight chocolate taste with coffee finish. Second sip has some spice notes, but very subtle. Also has a nice hop flavor finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
flylikeabanana (178) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle pours a dark brown with a frothy tan head. Taste: caramel malt, but overall not very sweet. Palate: dry and a bit of yeast.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
o_Merlin_o (176) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Light head, which lasts a long time but is rather light. Definite brown color. Very little aroma. Surely a brown ale flavor, with a hint of licorice, but rather bland overall. Slightly aqueous. Not bad, but not spectacular. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a very thin brown color with tints of red. Nutty and chocolaty notes. Decent for a brown ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2011
A tasty beer for summer. Pours a dark brown with white head and decent lacing. Malty/ light coffee aroma. Bitter but smooth. Nice beer!


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