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RATINGS: 1246   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (12519) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour is a nice deep, rich brown color with a solid off-white head. S: There is a weird aroma to this beer. Roasted, almost burnt, nuts, sulfur, butter, toasted malts, and a mild sweetness. T: Immediately there is a noticeable astringency to this beer. Burnt and bitter nuts, slight sulfur, and a bit of toffee and caramel sweetness. M: The body is slightly watery and thin, with a moderate level of carbonation. D: A really disappointing effort from a brewery that is nearly bulletproof. And it’s even worse because it is replacing a solid offering.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (12275) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 10, 2012
Trocken röstmalziger Beginn, etwas süß. Ab dem Mittelteil grasig, was aber nur kurz im Vordergrund steht. Mild röstig, angenehme Bitterkeit. Wässrig nach Kaffee. 8/8/9/8/10/9

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12250) - DENMARK - DEC 6, 2010
355 ml bottle. Clear brown/amber with small tan head. Flavour is malt, roasted malt, caramel, nuts and chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12178) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Tap at the Black Heart, Camden, 13/12/13. Reddish amber with a thin off white covering/swirl that dissipates to edgework. Nose is a little muted carrying fruit notes and caramel although picked up a little in depth as the beer warmed slightly. Taste comprises Ribena Berry fruit, caramel malt, biscuit, hoppy back notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying closure with light fruit notes. Ok stuff, easy drinking affair.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12173) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (12129) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle at ØLbaren. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is roasted malt, hop, caramel, dark fruits. Ok beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11981) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2010
12oz bottle. Small but persistent beige head atop clear dark brown body, decent lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, nut, caramel, chocolate, light earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, nut/salt, cola, some earthy, light chocolate. Light-medium body, light acidity.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11710) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted sweety malt and smal hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew that I would recommend to a freind.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11665) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
First Snowfall of the Season tasting in Odense. Copper with a lasting off-white head. Malty and fruity aroma. Sweetish, rich malty flavour dominated by toffee and bread crust, with a touch of dried fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11387) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Ørsted Ølbar, Cph.
Pours a nice chestnut with a big, frothy, off-white head. Mild caramelly aroma with some hazel, a little piney hops. Lowish carbonation, fin dry and rather creamy palate. Flavour is quite elegant. Good fruity hops, resiny and grapefruit with a fine caramel malty base. Good, even if it still is a brown ale...


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