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RATINGS: 1282   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6144) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Nut brown, big beige head. Very nutty, caramel, toasty aroma. Flavor is bready, mildly smokey, and very malty. Probably pretty good on a fall afternoon, unfortunately its still pushing 90 around here...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hangover (1120) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Light brown pour with a large white head. Aroma is nutty with just a bit of chocolate. Nice mouthfeel, creamy and smooth. Subdued caramel, hazlenut and toffee flavor with just a hint of chocolate. Finish is smooth and there is just a very slight bit of lingering bitterness along with more nutty/light roast flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2010
20100821 24oz bottle from the Wine Source. Attractive walnut brown with lasting, tall, creamy beige head leaving pleasant lace. Aroma is extremely mild with some dark, yeasty sourdough and maybe some faint smokiness. So mild, in fact, that I had to turn away from the Wasa crackers I was eating because their aroma was competing. Flavor is, not surprisingly, mostly quite bland. The mouthfeel is very nice, airy, cool from the hops, lasting though mild carbonation, slight astringency mid to late on the palate, very slight bitterness. Some dark, bready malts, but mild, with some nutty notes, cashew, a wee bite of alcohol, and then a mulchy, earthy, kind of minty or winterberry cool-feeling hop kick (thank goodness) that adds at least some slight redeeming quality. I guess its actually pretty close to their description, and perhaps I was hoping it would be more than that. I do love a well done brown ale, but this one is just a tick below mediocre for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Pours a dark, slightly reddish brown with a large, creamy light tan head. Nose is deliciously malty and lightly sweet. Flavor is nutty with greater balance toward the hops and away from the malt than in the nose. Overall, a tasty brown.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (4173) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2010
An aggressive pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a four finger thick, lightly amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a dark brown color that shows a brilliantly clear, red-brown color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of browned whole grains, toasted crackers, wholesome toasted oats fresh from the oven as well as grape nuts cereal, all of which are accentuated by a toasted grain husk character. The aroma of this beer is all about the characterful malts used to make this beer.

Sweetish tasting up front with a caramelized character that quickly becomes toasted and just lightly roasted towards the finish. There is a very soft, slightly herbal and bitter hop character in the finish of this beer. Perhaps a hint of a metallic note also comes out at times in the flavor. Perhaps a touch of non-descript fruitiness is found up front in the flavors; like this was lightly accented by some sort of berries, though very subtly. The toasted grain character isnt nearly as expressive in the flavor, but it is still here and plays a major role; it accentuates flavors of toasted nuts, toothsome dark whole grain bread, light notes of coffee (like toasted coffee beans only brought to the brown stage, before first crack). Fairly light bodied, it is nicely quaffable, but has enough viscousness to be a beer to be drinking during the cooler months of the year too.

Not a bad brown ale from Sierra Nevada. This fits nicely in with the porter and pale ale (though I really wish they would get rid of or revamp the Stout). This definitely hits the spot when I have a hankering for a nicely malt focused Brown ale, though there is a touch of hop character here as well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Pours brownish amber with a thin mostly receding tan head. Notes of sweet toasted malt, brown malt, toffee, light woody herbs, herbal resin. One of the better brown ales Ive had recently.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours a thinner clear dark glowing chestnut with a sticky frothy fluffy white head. Aroma has a bit of spruce hops, light chocolate, light nuttiness, and just a tiny bit of fruitiness. Flavor follows, fairly dry, some round gummy fruitiness that is distracting, bit of rich nuttiness, light hops up front, dull finish. Medium/light bodied, just a hint sticky on the finish, fluffy carbonation, thin and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Bomber: Aroma is roasted malts, toast, toffee, slight coffee notes, and a really grainy scent. Some grassy hops poking through as well, but mainly malt forward. Appearancfe is a clear brown with good lacing and an off white to tan head that diminishes quickly. Taste has got the malt, roasted, toasted, slight chocolate, toffee, and a definite hop characteristic that is more prevelent in the taste. Palate is medium carbonation, bitter/sweet mouthfeel, tingling on the tongue. Aftertaste of lingering roast and caramel malt. Overall, Sierra Nevada makes soem fine brews all around. This is just an xample of another one of them. Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Tap at Flying Saucer, Houston.
Pours an average deep amber and mahogany with a light beige head. Nose is caramel malt and light chocolate bean and roasted nut. Flavor is roasted coffee grounds with a chocolate coffee finish. Thick mouthfeel. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2010
2010 12oz bottle. Smooth body. Nutty, sweet, slightly roasty. Very good brew.


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