Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev +4.2%
Beautiful, huge beige head, with fantastic retention and lacing. Brew is a dark, nut brown, with purplish-red highlights, and very, very clear.
Toasty caramel greets the nose, with bright, tart fruit (grapes), brown sugar, and grains. Balanced aroma with earthy, slight pine-and-citrus hops. Great aroma.
Surprisingly sweet and fruity, with a nicely bitter roasty background. Caramel and toffee; grapes and raisins; thick, dark bread; roasty coffee and cacao in the background (very light); and balanced with pine and citrus hops and bitterness.
Slightly light mouthfeel, a little too syrupy and smooth, but easy drinking, fairly lively, with no sting. Again, if anything, it's a hair too smooth.
I realize brown ales aren't a favorite here, but this is a superbly balanced, extremely drinkable low ABV beer. I think it's straight up outstanding; an excellent example of the style, and a great accompaniment with food.
08-26-2014 15:07:58 | More by Roguer
Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 2,750 ratings.