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RATINGS: 1208   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.


jmikolich's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmikolich (1446) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle from FireHouse Tavern, 3$ special for this gem of a beer, it tastes like a generic brown.. nothing to distinguish and served icing cold...gulp


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
azzie (230) - - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle 0.33 l. Hazyish medium brown yellowish liquid. Medium body, light to medium carbonation. Medium bitterness and sweetness. Taste of caramel. Roasted. Very good one.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (297) - - AUG 28, 2014
brown color; a mostly malty aroma with chocolate and roasted malt notes; a smooth medium bodied brown ale with a nice roasted malt flavor, well balanced

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CJ_Pain (102) - Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Solid brown. Malt backbone with traces of hops. Good fall ale. In 2014 SN Fall mix pack. Once was regular seasonal offering until the vastly inferior flipside red came out. Needs to come back as a mainstay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (460) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 25, 2014
Cloudy dark brown color, minimal tan head. Nice caramel aroma, some roasted malt. Kind of watery. Medium body, soft carbonation. Not bad, but I have expected more from Sierra.
(Dobro Pivo Pri Ščurku 0,33l bottle)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
c_lee_burton (63) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Fall Seasonal 12 pack. Smell of sweet chocolate. Cloudy copper color with tan head. Tastes of bready malt with some chocolate and toast & a hint of smoke. Delicious, easy drinking comfort beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (511) - CROATIA - AUG 23, 2014
Hazy brown color, thin tan head. Medium body, average carbonation. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, roasted malt, hops. Medium sweet, light bitter taste. Texture is creamy and sticky. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtaster (551) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Light brown color with a large tan head, mostly clear. Slight citrus hops and some herbs, earthy notes. Body is light with some initial sweetness, goes to a slightly dry roasty finish. Very easy to drink

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1024) - - AUG 19, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-21-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance- The beer is poured a deep brown color with some mahogany highlights shining through. With the pour, there is a big cream colored head that has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to give a fantastic level of lacing. Smell- The aroma is heaviest of roasted malt, coffee, and some aroma of a herbal and earthy hop smell. Mixed with these smells are lighter notes of a chocolate and caramel smell. Taste –The flavor starts out with a nice blend of roasted malt and some sweeter caramel and toffee flavors. The roasted taste remains constant with some hop flavors coming to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste. A stronger chocolate and nut flavor as well as a light earthy hop flavor come to the tongue more toward the end of the taste and when mixed with the roasted flavors leave a nice crisp flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is a little above average for a brown beer. The creamier nature of the beer is rather nice for the roasted flavors but the carbonation level may have been a bit high. Overall –A tasty brew being rather crisp for a brown beer without being overly sweet, and yet still maintaining some nice roasty and cocoa flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Msdrbeat (48) - - AUG 12, 2014
Not a huge brown ale fan. But this is an exception. It really grew on me. Nice smooth taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSteveBrule (17) - - AUG 11, 2014
Dark walnut color. Light tan head. Nose of caramel and light smoke. Malty and light smoke taste with lingering caramel sweetness. Some hops, well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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