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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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
12 oz bottle poured into a regular glass. Woo, 2012 vintage! A: Pours a dark reddish copper color with low vibrance. The head is a three finger cream color with decent retention and texture. A small amount of lacing is left on the glass. S: Light hazelnut, some chocolate, grains, and a hint of hops. Nothing that pops out by any means, but itía pleasant enough. T: Aside from some initial hazelnut coffee notes and a finishing kick of earthy hops, this doesnít have a lot of flavor. Itís not even particularly balanced, as there are too much in the way of alpha acids on the finish. Despite that, itís pretty pleasant, if rather simple. M: A bit too chalky on the tongue for my tastes. The hops provide a slight kick of bitterness, but otherwise, it has a neutral finish. Well carbonated and easy to drink in spite of its niggles. O: Not one of SNís better offerings. Having said that, itís an immensely drinkable brown ale that one could find themselves drinking 3-4 of in a sitting. At least itís well priced in typical SN fashion. Average, but worth a try once.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2602) - Gray, Maine, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Pours a deep amber burnt sienna color with a finger of off white foam that sticks a bit here and there. Aromas are subtle... malty, earthy. Good mouthfeel on the sip. Nice malty caramel notes on the front and midpalate with a good dose of earthy bitterness to freshen up the finish. I thought I didnít like browns... guess its only the ones who dont balance it out with some bitter hops !

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Landmonger (156) - USA - AUG 31, 2012
Poured 3 bottles into my liter mug...itís Friday ;-) Pours as a reddish copper with a nice head which dies down to a light coating with soem lacing, the aroma is malt, medium crisp carbonation with a malt taste, some bitterness, relatively thin on the palate. Nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BreWedge (367) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
12 Fl Oz bottle. Pours a deep clear brown with a thick cascading mocha head. Aroma is weak but reminscent of yeast/bread. Taste is a roasty nutty malt with a barely perceptible sweetness and a little alcohol. Medium bitter finish. Not one of Sierra Nevadaís better efforts.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vestergaard (840) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2012
Pours clear autumn-brown. White thin head. Smell is quite strong with lots and lots of caramel malt. Not in a very good way. The taste is nutty, malty and a little bitter. Pretty flat, but a decent body.. Not my type, but at least it hasnít got the watery mouth feel that you sometimes get frown cheap brown ales.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (3794) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
Flavour has some nice toasty malts and light caramel and chocolate tones. Quite light and easy to drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jayb0 (1081) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2012
I wanted to like this more because it has a nice complexity, toasty, nutty, well balanced, but as the season cools down I like something a little bit more full, this comes off just a little thin.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (10922) - 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 (4005) - 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 (3466) - 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.


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