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RATINGS: 1233   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BusBoy (38) - , California, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Bought to rate. Opened 12 oz bottle, smells of a deep flavoring hops and toasted unfermented malt sugars. Poured a nice brown/ golden color with a tan head that faded slowly to a thick smooth lace. Taste is complex with deep toasted malts, brown sugar and a firm hop in the mix. Totally smooth and balanced. Almost the perfect beer. I like tingly carbonation. tastes like a fresh brewed beer. One of the best beers I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mdntklrmth (34) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 24, 2012
A great American brown. Caramel/chocolate malt character starts this taste but the best part is the roasted/dry finish. Hops bring this ale into balance and give it a slight earthy kiss. Medium in body, but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glorydaze (34) - Savannah, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Classic brown ale. Sweet chocolate caramel and roasted nuts. Very nice balance between malts and hops. Slightly bitter finish. Very very nice seasonal to look forward to each year.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
negron (33) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Medium brown color with a fizzy head. Heavy on the malts with a dry hop finish. All in all a decent medium bodied beer good for drinking without feeling too heavy in the belly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ousen (32) - , DENMARK - DEC 31, 2011
Nice brown beer with lasting beige head. Aroma is malty and taste is malt with a bit of caramel and a note of smoke. Nice balanced bitterness. Ok and quite drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hcgiii (30) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Darker with a nutty flavor. Bit of a bitter after taste. Heavier feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CardiacNP (30) - Schriever, Louisiana, USA - MAR 11, 2014
A great beer that has a nice malty flavors and nice and balanced hoppy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FuryHUH (26) - West Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2010
I would recommend letting this beer sit in your fridge for a month or so before breaking into it. I’m not sure whether I got an odd six pack, but I can definitely say that my second impression vastly differed from the first. Like other Sierra Nevada products, this brown ale is very earthy and well rounded. In trying to describe the flavor, I find myself wanting to say that it is a good partner to cavendish pipe tobacco, if that tells you anything. It’s also pretty heavy, good for keeping you warm in those autumn months.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
skylercampbell (25) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle from a 12-pack - all of them came out the same. Taste is dry and very roasty. Beer seems like someone "messed up a stout" by forgetting the Chocolate malt, or something. Overly carbonated for the style, and the mouthfeel was more like that of a pale ale than an autumn brown ale. Sierra Nevada really missed the mark on this, replacing their finest beer, Anniversary Ale, with the worst beer in their lineup. I really hope this one goes away or gets fixed - it should have a smoother malt backbone or an interesting hop aroma, but it just tastes like cheap beer. I’ve been adding hop oil in the glass to make them taste more interesting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kpfeifle (25) - Patchogue, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Bottle. Great dark brown color. Tastes of carmel malt and a fair amount of hops. Great showing of a brown ale.

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