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RATINGS: 1268   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3716) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Starts off promising enough with more malt then I have seen in an SN brew outside of BF, but then just like itís big brother, the hops overpower.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Another impressive beer from Sierra Nevada. Though I love most brown ales I can get my hands on, this on was really just somewhat in the middle of the road with itís delivery. The aroma was somewhat nutty with hints of malts and barely, while the taste was a little bitter and somewhat chewy. A good drink, but I donít think Iíll seek it out again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bleeng (1613) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2010
12 oz bottle. Very dark copper with a nice white fluffy head. Slightly roasty nose with no evidence of hops. Taste is malty with a bit of roastiness. OK for a brown ale which is not quite my favorite style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Too much chocolate for my liking when it comes to brown ale. Aroma is pretty nondeScript. Really smooth drinking though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 14, 2010
355mL. Poured a deep, clear amber with a billowing, grayish tan head that has awesome retention and webby lace. Aroma is poopy toilet water thankfully moving to light caramel, light coconut, Vienna malt. Taste is malt-forward, rather uninteresting, no hoppiness, no roast, touch of crystal malt, mostly Vienna malt husk. Creamy, fairly rich on the palate. Otherwise very boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
12oz bottle, purchased at Bottle Barn. Pours a deep, dark, but clear amber color (or a very deep bronze); tall, small-bubbled, light-tan head with great retention and lacing; really nice pour on this, per usual (Sierra Nevada has nothing if not good packaging practices...). Very nondeScript aroma on this one: just hints of a toasty and roasted maltiness, a basic hop character that seems slightly minty, like spearmint; very quiet, very boring. Medium body; moderate carbonation; light creaminess and no alcohol showing; significantly more character than the aroma, but still not all that much, honestly: that minty hop character plays out much stronger than in the aroma, alongside a mild smoked malt character and relaxed cola notes; honestly, it seems like Sierra Nevada forgot to put the flavor and aroma in this beer: nicely minty hop character in the mouth, but thatís about it. Pleasant mouthfeel, as always from SN packaged beer, but this just doesnít have enough to it to hold my interest; even simple beers donít need to be this resigned. Very quiet. Medium finish of light smokiness, a lingering mintiness, and some nice toasty notes rolling out eventually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Pours brown with an off-white head. Flavor is malt sweetness with light floral hops. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours a thinner clear dark glowing chestnut with a sticky frothy fluffy white head. Aroma has a bit of spruce hops, light chocolate, light nuttiness, and just a tiny bit of fruitiness. Flavor follows, fairly dry, some round gummy fruitiness that is distracting, bit of rich nuttiness, light hops up front, dull finish. Medium/light bodied, just a hint sticky on the finish, fluffy carbonation, thin and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (3048) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2010
The appearance is brown of course, reddish brown, translucent, light tan head. The aroma is nutty, grassy, slightly earthy. The flavor is more nutty, grassy, malty. The finish is very mild noble hop bittering. This is the only place where hops are in evidence in this beer. Medium, sightly thin mouthfeel. Standard, serviceable brown ale, but not remarkable at all. Not much in the often present chocolate or coffee you may see in this style.

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