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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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2.8
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2012
The Sierra Nevada Tumbler was a pretty standard brown ale overall. Its appearance was darkish brown with a slight tan head. Its mouthfeel was medium-bodied and its smell was overall a solid maltiness but nothing super strong. The taste was much like the nose-- just pretty average. I was hoping for something with a little spice, but maybe that’ll have to wait for he winter warmer.

2.6
crusianbeer (116) - Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2010
pours perfectly... to be frank. 2 fingers fits perfectly into my pint glass. dark burnt amber color. Head clings to the side as it slowly slowly dissipates. smells of nice roasted caramel malts... actually has a ting of lager smell on it, that distinct lager smell... from the yeast... then nothing. taste... well, the taste is clean, crisp... not that that is a flavor, but not much happening here for me. a bit of the roasted malts, but otherwise, this is pretty bland and boring. Easy to sit and drink a few of these as the night goes on, but would switch to it later in the night as my tastebuds are falling asleep. meh.

3.3
k9coug (116) - USA - OCT 11, 2010
They advertise the freshness of the malts, and I get this. I thought it tasted "fresh" as my first impression. Beutiful color. Seemed to have taste separation. I drank from the bottle and the last swallow seemed alcoholic.

4.3
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 10, 2012
Lovely dark colour, good malt body, taste of nuts and bark, very well balanced could drink it all night, one of my fav seasonals

3.2
PlinyDad1952 (112) - - JUN 28, 2015
HAY GUYS IM BACK TO REVIEW MORE OF YOU’RE FAVORITE CRAFT BEERS (I WISH I COULD TALK ABOUT PLINY MORE ITS JUST WONE BEST NUMBER ONE BEER IN AGAIN!!! SEVEN YEARS IN A ROW) BUT SERRA NEVEDA MAKE A GOOD BROWN ALE. ITS A DIFFRENT STYLE BECAUSE OF THE SPESHIAL BROWN COLOR. TASTE LIKE FRUIT AND SPICE. VERY GOOD BEER AND NOT AS STRONG AS STOUTS BEERS. SO YOU CAN DRINK ONE OR TWO WITH OUT BECOMING HUNG OVER OR PUKING IN THE SHOWER AGAIN. I RECOMMEND TRYING THIS BEER.

3.7
frpilz (111) - Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Nose is sweet toasted malt, grassy aromas, toffee, and a touch of citrus hops. Pours medium dark brown, can barely still see through witha ful inch beige head which clings to the side of the glass. Smoth waves of creamy sweetness and malt are followed by a slight bittering balance with a long hoppt finish at the end. Slightly balanced towrds the favor of toasted malt, but the undertow of hops , particularly at the end go very well. Caramel, nutty, toffee, choclate flavors with some sea salt, grass, and clover. Very tasty. Medium carbonation, easy drink , rich and satisfying while not being too heavy.

2.8
Borrrris (110) - LINDENHURST, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2010
BOTTLE from T.J.s Thin body, fizzy carbonation, malt sweetess with a somewhat ash-like taste in the roast. Minimal and slightly odd aftertaste. Drinkable, but surprisingly forgettable; esp. for a Sierra Nevada brew..BUY AGAIN? No

3.4
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Pours brilliantly clear with a 2-inch tan head which settles to 1/8 inch. The color is dark mahogany with a hint of red. The nose suggests coffee, wood, malt, and bread. The body is surprisingly light. Modest carbonation. The palate suggests toast, coffee, nuts, roasted malt, and earthiness. Decent lingering. Some Belgian lace does form. Thirst quenching, not moreish. The ABV is not noticeable. Very pleasant.

3.9
badinplaid (106) - USA - NOV 17, 2010
Very good...nice head....had pleasure of enjoying pint with Ken Grossman on the evening he unveiled the Ken and Jack’s Barleywine.

4
daniellunsford (105) - - AUG 11, 2013
Pours a clear brown hue with a small fading head that laces the glass as it goes down. Metallic, malt, and roasted nuts aroma. Notes of light cocoa, chocolate, a touch of bittering hops, and roasted nuts.


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