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RATINGS: 1229   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9982) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, light earthiness and light nuttiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel and earthiness with a smooth malty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cavie (3808) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2011 Tap at the Addison Saucer. Clear rouge color with a small tannish head. Sweet malty aroma. Subtle though. Flavor is of harsh autumn leaves,dried grain and desert plant-life. Roasted malt finish. 2.7
RE-RATE 9-15-11 Bottle from Central Market. This beer pours a clear dark brownish color that turns a lovely shade of red in the light. I love the look of these brown ales. Nice tan type head.

Aroma is roasted notes, dark chocolate, malts and grains with a bready quality to it as well. Definitely reminds me of a brisk Autumn night.

Flavor is roasted bitter, dark malts and almost coffee but not quite. Bitter chocolate with a very bready finish. Robust I would say.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3333) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 6, 2010
12 ounce bottle from a 6 pack purchased at Nugget. The aroma has a ton of roastiness, with hints of chocolate and smoke, too. Some coffee is also there along with some bandaids. Weird. Thereís something about this that just doesnít smell right. Transparent dark amber body with a creamy light tan head that is rather large. Good retention. Highly carbonated, lightly spicy start. Becomes slightly toasty in the middle without too much roast or burnt malts. Finishes with some spicy hop flavors, although it is not overly bitter. It is actually quite thin and relatively lifeless. Itís a brown ale, but it is very clean and seems more like a dunkel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2010
[A] Watery java and nutty aromas. [A] Pours a very thin, weak, watery looking brown from the bottle; sits a quite clear brown into a pint glass. Some tannish head. [F] A good redeemer here, there are some solid coffee and nutty notes. Still not solid enough to compete with the best of the best. [P] Crisp finish. Mild mouth. Drinkable. [O] A little less than what I was expecting. Much less than phenomenal. Quite pissed, as Iím sure this new seasonal will last for awhile, and it didnít at all impress me.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (1828) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2010
This was a nice and thick brown ale with a good bit of nuttiness to it. I didnt like it too much but it wasnt a bad beer. Would like to drink this next to a fire in Autumn not the summer...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chandler0201 (644) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Brown pour very carbonated bubbly head. Aroma of caramel and hops and taste of some malts and hint of toffee, watery finish with too much carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dekester1 (319) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Poured a solid brown with a medium head that quickly faded to lace. Aroma was of slightly sweet malts and hops. Taste was similar with hops pervading throughout. Mouth feel was decent but nothing spectacular. Overall, this was decent, but like other brews from Sierra, the hops totally dominate. Itís kind of like, Iíll take a little malt with my hops.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (1798) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a light brown with large camel colored head. Aroma is light nut, little lacing, and thin soft body. Taste is dark toasty malt, medium lightly roasted nut, a hint of smoke, and finishes with some hops. Good for an English Brown Ale style beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5475) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Draft at St. Stephens with Linh. Pours a golden body with a brownish tint, light off white head. Aroma is nice spice, bitter chocolate, and mild roast. Mouthfeel is thin with similar notes, only very muted, in the flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuinnessGal (93) - Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2010
I love beer from Sierra Nevada but this one did not impress me. The aroma was somewhat nutty with hints of malts and barely, while the taste was a little bitter and somewhat boring. An o.k. drink, but I donít think Iíll buy it again


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