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RATINGS: 1285   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barncatmatt (2281) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
355ml bottle from jsprime. pours chestnut brown with an off white head that lingers and laces. perfet looking brown ale. aroma of brown malty ale: touch of nut, touch of chocolate, touch of smoke. the flavour is complex and leaning on the malt body. chocolate upfront with smoke in the back. hops balance but contribute very little else where. solid brown ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VAYankee (353) - Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Brown body with an offwhite head. Roasted malt, slightly hoppy, a little chocolatey aroma. Hoppy dry malt flavor with a mild smokiness and more bitterness than I prefer. Dry aftertaste. Overall overbalanced in favor of hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - SEP 11, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2010 Interesting beer. It pours brownish red with a small whitish beige head. Has a smokey malty smell to it. Starts off with a nutty chocolate malt flavor and transitions into a smokey bitter finish. Not your usual tame brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rader58 (883) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Pours a clear dark brown. Aroma of molasses and roasted grain. Flavor is toasted grain, molasses, nuts with a slight bitter hops. Nice brown ale. Not too sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttutony (879) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Dark brown in the glass with a thin off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and similar malty flavor profile. Finishes a bit dry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (7637) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear brownish color, medium white head. Aroma was malty, touch of nut, chocolate. Flavor was nutty, malty. Palate was smooth, a bit thin. A decent beer for the weather it was consumed in.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2854) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Medium statured offwhite head, good retention and a fair lace. Clear amber/brown color. Faint nose of chocolate malt and smoke light roast, mild nuttiness. Med/light body, nice carbonation, a touch chewy. Dry malty flavors, caramel, light smokiness and nuttyness, lightly grainy, toasty, choco hints and a bit of hop spiceyness. Quick, clean finish, dry and toasty. Bottles procured @statelineliquors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RSRIZZO (1973) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2010
12oz bottle poured into a Dimpled mug at 42. Color is a deep amber with good carbonation and a nice head. Aroma of roasted malt and hops. Body is a lighter medium with a smooth mouth feel that seems to give way to a sharper feel on the end. Flavor is roasted with a nutty flavor and mild hop bitterness and spice. After taste is clean with the bitter fading out quickly. Overall its a very nice Brown with an extra hop kick.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bobman006 (339) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle. Dark ruby brown with beige head. Aromas of cocoa, caramel, spice, grass, maple and brown sugar. Flavors of toffee, toast, pine, peat and herbs. Finish is wet yet chalky. Medium-thin body with chalky mouthfeel and lively, soft carbonation. Smells wonderful but flavor is not. Not a good drinker nor a good sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (2226) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2010
POurs brown with white head. Aroma is chocolates, roastyness and dough. Taste tracks along the aroma with a sweet finish. Medium mouthfeel that is somewhat sticky. Another solid by SN, nice for a cool evening in Philly.


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