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RATINGS: 1197   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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Experienced from a 12oz bottle in an English pint glass. The beer pours a fairly translucent light to medium brown, with a very faint white head. The nose is initially somewhat unappetizing, giving notes more akin to Bud Light than a malty brown ale. Slight alcohol and unpleasant grainy notes, along with a subtle roasted malt note that comes through as the sample warms. The palate is also something of a disappointment. Carbonation is too high, muting the malts advertised on the beer’s label, and leaving a somewhat insipid mouthfeel. Again, a slight roasted note, but little else. A somewhat harsh bitterness comes through, near the end of the palate. The finish is crisp, bolstered by the aforesaid high level of carbonation. Overall, a rare miss from an otherwise excellent brewery.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Dark brown, great head. Green, vegetal aroma. Taste of roasted malt, reminds me of a nut brown ale. The hops are tasty and make the beer decent, almost overcoming the aroma which I don’t care for.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2010 Cola brown in color. Nicely malt forward without being too sweet. A little too bold style wise in my opinion. Could use some spice to add a kick.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2195) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2010
aroma of a bar, and that’s not bad! coating of wood and spice like cinnamon but without the cinnamon flavor. malt, a bit sweet and a light dishwater with lemon soda wafting in and out. tastes brown and that aint bad either. a hard catagory for me to enjoy.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2010 Dark, clear, red-amber with good, foamy, tan head / Light nose of caramel and dry hops / Light to medium body, weak malts, with fair finish / Weak flavors of coca cola, nuts, toast, and dry hops / A surprisingly mediocre effort from SN.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle. Dark ruby brown with beige head. Aromas of cocoa, caramel, spice, grass, maple and brown sugar. Flavors of toffee, toast, pine, peat and herbs. Finish is wet yet chalky. Medium-thin body with chalky mouthfeel and lively, soft carbonation. Smells wonderful but flavor is not. Not a good drinker nor a good sipper.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (4417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear brownish color, medium white head. Aroma was malty, touch of nut, chocolate. Flavor was nutty, malty. Palate was smooth, a bit thin. A decent beer for the weather it was consumed in.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nejhleader (1222) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2010
some roasted malts in the taste, some caramel. Body is okay, with a decent carbonation blend. Carries a slightly roast aftertaste.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkBarnes (375) - Waterville, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Oct. 12, 2010; 12 oz. bottle. Aroma: Sweet, but almost non-existent (depressing the overall score). Appearance: Brown(!) with decent head and ample lacing. Taste: More like a candy-ish take on an Oktoberfest than a brown ale. Palate: Despite the weird taste, there’s a good balance between malt & hops. Overall: A mildly-interesting seasonal that’s hearty enough, but pretty mediocre by SN’s lofty standards.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (3005) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2011
Sample from bottle. Poured brown color with a beige looking head. Roastedness and caramel in aroma. Flavor similar, although quite thin and not that much going on. Brown ale is not really my favorite style, could show in the rating a little bit.


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