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RATINGS: 1269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
Dusty, nutty earth aroma. Clear dark caramel brown with beige head that thins quickly. Taste is smooth mild malt, slight bitterness.

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GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - SEP 13, 2010
12oz bottle -

Aroma - lightly roasted malts, smells a little like smoke, like when you know someone in your neighborhood is BBQ’n something and you get a light whiff of it. Light caramel malts, slightly earthy.

Appearance - solid cola brown/blackish body, dense 2" light tan head, great lacing, long lasting.

Taste - toffee, caramel, slightly spicy, light sweetness, woody bitterness...sooo easy to drink this.

Palate - medium bodied, smooth yet still enough carbonation to notice. Quick finish is slighty bitter.

Overall - I just spent most of this weekend drinking this wonderful beverage and it’s quite quaffable. Another home-run from Sierra Nevada!

3.7
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Tap at BT. nice hoppy brown ale. Pours a medium amber with a woody tone and decent thin lasting off white head. Aroma is nutty, earthy, grassy light citrus hops, some orange hint, with a nice biscuity toasty chocolate character and hints of sweet tootsie roll. Flavor is earthy, nutty, toast and some light sweet chocolate- more leafy green hops slight mint, citrus and light pine with a nutty earthy dry clean finish. Nice.

3.7
Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Dark amber pour with a thin offwhite head.. Aroma is caramel, earthy leaf, some toffee and toasted cracker. Flavor is deep caramel malts with some light spiciness imparted by spicy, earthy hops. A great fall beer from sierra nevada

3.7
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Really nice example of the style. Black-brown body with a large off white froth. Lots of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, and spice in the nose, leading to a delicious flavor profile that mimics the aroma in many ways. Lots of sweet chocolaty malts, caramel, molasses, and more autumn spice. Full bodied for the style with a clean finish.

3.5
rahmdog (55) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Thanks Sierra. Pours a deep amber brown with a small thin head. Aroma is of caramel malts and some floral hops, which suprised me. Too often with these autumn brown ales there is no hop character whatsoever, this one has bite. The flavor is rich creamy caramel malts which flows into a plesent bitter, some cirtrus hop is there in the beginning as well.

4.4
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2010
This is just about perfect for a brown ale. Very strong malt backbone, great mix between the thick, smooth chocolate flavor and the smoky, coffee-like roasted malts. Just enough of a kick of hops to finish crisp and clean. Pretty thick mouthfeel, goes down incredibly smooth, very easy to drink. Pick this one up immediately!

3.6
3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2010
bottle. caramel brown. dusty yeast in the nose covers maple-glazed and chestnut-accented sticky malts. chewy with a light syrupiness, but has decent dryness; also helped by low amounts of medium strength hop acids - pungent, a little like mushrooms, a little gritty/dirty but with some light citrus fruit - but still all quite mild, and results in a nice balance with the cleaner chewy malts.

4
Goodgrief (2056) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Have had a few of these now. Chestnut brown pour, smallish head but good lacing. Delicious nutty caramel base with a nice amount of bitterness. Beautiful mouthfeel, the perfect balance of crispness and smoothness. SN hits another out of the park.

3.6
wxman (1840) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2013 Pours a clear bright cola color with a fairly substantial light tan head. Aroma is roasted malt along with baker’s chocolate. Taste is a delicious blend of sweet roasted malt, unsweetened chocolate, caramel, and a light butteriness as well as mild hop bitterness. Very good effort. Flavorful with body and character, yet still quaffable and refreshing.


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