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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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3.4
Oakes (17685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2011
Chestnut colour with a very large head. More or less a nutty aroma with light caramels. Full body, quite malty, with complex German dark bread notes, earthy/rooty flavours and just enough bitterness to balance it. Good brown ale.

3.5
chrisv10 (17466) - DENMARK - DEC 6, 2010
355 ml bottle. Clear brown/amber with small tan head. Flavour is malt, roasted malt, caramel, nuts and chocolate.

3.2
yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle, at Ølbaren. A dark golden to amber beer, topped by a dense, off-white head leaving lacings. Slightly vegetal on the nose, with roasted malts and caramel dominating. Roasted, caramel flavor with some dried fruits. Medium to full body, quite dry. Nutty, caramel finish. Not much bad going on here, but as so many brown ales, it’s rather boring, lacking depth and failing to raise interest with me. 110527

3.4
jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours clear brown with off white head. Nose of hops, maple, malts and light winter spice. Taste of maple, cocoa, chocolate malts and light hops.

2.6
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour is a nice deep, rich brown color with a solid off-white head. S: There is a weird aroma to this beer. Roasted, almost burnt, nuts, sulfur, butter, toasted malts, and a mild sweetness. T: Immediately there is a noticeable astringency to this beer. Burnt and bitter nuts, slight sulfur, and a bit of toffee and caramel sweetness. M: The body is slightly watery and thin, with a moderate level of carbonation. D: A really disappointing effort from a brewery that is nearly bulletproof. And it’s even worse because it is replacing a solid offering.

3.3
Dedollewaitor (16171) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle @ Local Tasting, Nov 2010. Pours dark amber with a small creamy head and lacings. Fruit, caramel and nuts. Smooth and clean. Classic. Good.

3.4
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2010
350ml bottle (Black Door, Helsinki)
6 Slightly milky grain aroma, dry nutty leafiness too.
4 Reddy brown, small cream head.
7 Pleasant retronasals - quite complex, the wet sheep aspect is potent, but well integrated. Spicy, a little white peppery. Good balance.
4 Refresshing palat, carbonation quite high. Finish slightly wooly, dry bitter hops
13 Very drinkable, very well balanced. Not a brown ale really, but styles are fucked on RB generally.

3.5
MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle, 5.5%. The aroma starts off surprisingly hoppy, later turns nicely roasted. Clear dark brown colour. Small off-white head. The flavour has a teaish hoppiness at first, but like the aroma, it turns roasted. The aroma has a better roasted note than the flavour, in my opinion. A nice and well-balanced beer.

3.8
bhensonb (15235) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Bottle from a local grocery. WTF! The label subtext is Autumn Brown Ale. Pours a very ruddy copper with a 4 finger foamy beige head. Aroma is hoppy with that roasted malt common to brownish ales. Medium plus body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is medium roast malt, fairly smooth, with some floral and herby hop bitter. Flavor is good. For some reason the nose goes towards wet dog. But this is a brilliant ale. A brown with character and style. Lots of flavor things going on. How do they f...in do this stuff. Sierra Nevada is putting out great beer after great beer. Nice change from the years of same old same old.

3.6
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2010
Bottle at Ørsted Ølbar. Clear dark - offwhite head. Nutty. Coffee. Roasted. Bitterness. Nice malty. Brown sugar. Ok hoppy. Nice bitterness. Dryness. Nice.


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