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RATINGS: 1275   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
12 oz. Draft before MMJ concert. Slight molasses scent, kind of one dimensional. Dark brown pour, small head, pretty beer. Light body, crisp finishing. Dark bread crust, citrus touch on finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (961) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Dark, roasty malts with a little chocolate and some coffee. I donít like coffee flavor in a beer, so for this to be rated so well shows it was balanced or subtle enough to be enjoyable. The right amount of flavor and carbonation seem fitting for a cool fall day. Very good aftertaste for a roasty beer, in that itís not too bitter or long-lived.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Pours a dark chestnut brown color with mahogany edges and a two finger, pillowy light beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. The glass is left coated with chunks of soapy lacing. Earthy, slightly smokey aroma with a decent balance of floral hops and roasted malt notes. Hop presence is stronger than expected with a grassy, floral character that slightly overpowers the bother notes. The malt bill gives off sweet and roasted notes with hints of caramel, toffee and smoke but again, itís earthier than I anticipated. On the lighter end of medium bodied with decent mix of bitter, sweet and roasted flavors. Surprisingly hop forward with some dry bitterness that lingers throughout, slightly overpowering the malt notes. Grassy and resinous with a floral pine presence thatís countered by lightly smoked malt, toffee, caramel and hazelnut. Thereís a decent amount of sweetness and interesting malt flavors but the hop presence is too aggressive for the style. Still, itís an enjoyable beer thatís easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (4006) - 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 (2344) - 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 (1668) - 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
GT (9982) - 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.

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