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RATINGS: 1264   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 20, 2011
bottle; hazy brown with small beige head; aroma-roasty, molasses, spruce; taste-no real sweetness, moderate bitterness but lasting, moderate carbonation. Interesting aroma, little watered-down

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thomat (2800) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2011
Nut brown with a thick, beige head. Malty with nutty notes. Malt, nuts and hops. Medium body with a short, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oscbert (1165) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
~Musty, earthy scent, mild sweet biscuity malt. ~Pours light clear brown with red tints and thick creamy off white lasting head. ~Light woody, bready flavor with earthy hop tones. ~Med body, med CO2, malty hoppy finish. ~Brinkablke, but eh, a little lackluster. Too hoppy, I prefer a bit maltier for a brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Malty_MacHops (641) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Decent not great. Maltly toast in the aroma. Deep brown with a tan head. The taste is undistinguished, but a slight caramel toast is present. Clean medium body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lym_flyer (22) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
35cl. bottle from Bitter Virtue, Southampton. Pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of roasted malts and hops. Taste is much the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a moderate head. I donít mind the taste of this, but I find it to be a bit lacking in flavor and substance. Relatively little smell or taste to it.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2769) - 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 !

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BreWedge (420) - 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.

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