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RATINGS: 1289   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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3.3
eruizgarcia (340) - - JUN 2, 2013
Pours very dark amber with a thick frothy head that lasts forever. Sweet malts with some hops for balance. Pretty good flavor and easy to drink but just a tad watery mouth feel, nothing really special.

3
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.

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
jrmac (335) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2010
This beer is fairly refreshing for a fall seasonal. I am wondering if this is the same as the old brown ale released a few years back. Overall a great beer. Has lots of nuttiness, and a touch of caramel.

3.7
chuckstout (334) - Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Chocolate, roast and bread in the aroma, pours a well carbonated brown with dense tan head good lacing. Nice soft profile medium bodied, chocolate, caramel, malty, little bit of roast. Yeah there is a touch of smoke.

3.4
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2011
I am not a big fan of Brown Ales, but this one is good. Poured a dark brown. Aroma was of rich malts, nutty, roasted malt. Taste was toasted nuts, mild roasted malts. Mediumish body. Well balanced. A good brew.

2.7
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2010
So glad I can get this as a single... Slightly foul, smoky odor. Bitter, nutty flavor. Not necessarily bad taste but can’t get past that smell. Maybe a bad bottle, or maybe Sierra Nevada should stick to the pales.

3.5
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 3, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2011 RERATE. this is a good brown ale with some decent complexity and nice mouthfeel. pricky carbonation. i enjoy the lack of sweetness. mostly roasty malts in the flavor, a little bit fruity, which makes it more fun. finish is pretty long.

3.4
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Dark amber pout w/ an off-white head. Aroma is malt, toffee, caramel. Taste is lightly sweet., nicely balanced. Chocolate, malt, caramel, nuts. Sweet finish. Easy to drink, not overly exciting but pleasant.

3.5
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - APR 10, 2011
Red amber with a off white head head. Floral and piney notes dominating. Some caramel in there as well but not as much as in many other brown ales. A thick mouthfel and a good bitterness in the end. One of the better brown ales I had.


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