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RATINGS: 1270   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shakesbeere (219) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours a caramel amber brown with a short foamy cream head. Smells of subtle fresh hops, caramel, and nut with some very slight roasted malt. Tastes is a fine balance between an earthy hop crispness and a malt flavor backed with nut, toffee, bread, a hint of molasses, and a tad bit of smoke. Very nicely balanced and clean -- a nice session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Tap @ Puget Sound Pizza. Clear, dark amber pour with a minimal, off-white head leaving a coarse lace. Complex malt body: caramel, mushrooms, walnuts, toast, coffee and whiskey. Perfectly balanced between sweet, bitter and slight umami. Medium body and carbonation. Not the smoothest of browns as with the English examples, but better for it IMO. An American Brown Ale, and a fine one at that! Another winner from Sierra Nevada.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Claves77 (215) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2015
UPDATED: APR 11, 2016 Dark brown color, thin lace. Rich malt flavor, light flavor, with subtle backend. Ok, but not too exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Good harvest ale that has a deeper brown to amber color. The head was white and fairly creamy. The taste has hints of caramel and honey and definitely tasted of an octoberfest like beer. Was much better on tap, you would get the sweeter notes more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2013
clear brown, moderate tan head with decent retention. roast, chocolate, caramel, bread, touch of smoke, nuts. medium-light bitter, light sweet. lightish body, slick feel, prickly carb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Dark copper with medium light brown head, and a decent amount of floating sediment. Coffee, toffee and nutty malt aroma. Taste pulls some of that and leaves more of a roasted malt vinegar flavor. Hint of sweetness in the finish...raisin like. A good first step into this year's fall seasonals.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Commercial description pretty much nails it. Very decent brown ale. Light/medium body with clean finish makes for a great session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2013
Dark chestnut with a thick pillow of foam. Rich malty aromas with a hint of smoke precede a rich warm mouthfeel, creamy texture with an initial touch of Co2 bite. Roasty flavours dominate and it finishes long with a toasty bitter finish. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
metalhead0043 (207) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2013
12 oz bottle for 1.79. Pours a nice clear brown with an amber hue to it. Tan-colored head. Smells like malts, spice and a bit smokey as well. Tastes similar but with some bitterness at the end that fades quickly. Body is just slightly south of medium and very easy to drink. I don’t care much for brown ales but this one is quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sparf (206) - Östersund, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2015
Nötig svag doft. Karaktäristisk maltarom med inslag av kakao. Brun färg. Ok skum. Tämligen söt och mycket maltig smak, lättrostad. Medelfyllig kropp och trevlig kolsyra. En bra amerikansk brun ale men ingen favorittyp.

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