Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BanjinTsuki:
4.05/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Very unique beer, and I agree with the Bros on this - it is a must try. In short, a great looking beer with a great malt taste and excellent finish.
Appearance: A beautiful beer! The color of cream soda with a very deep foamy head that lasted several minutes and then graced the glass with ample lace long after the drink was finished - as any great malt beer should.
Smell: Smells like a toasted wheat bread crusts. I am guessing what I am picking up is the smoky roasted malt aromas. But there is a nutty element as well.
Taste: Complex and medium-bodied. The balance definitely tips to heavy sweet malted overtones, however, there is a sharp bitter hops contrast which complements the sweet, roasted, and smokey flavors. The bitter hops was quite unexpected for a roasted malt beer, but I enjoyed the contrast.
Mouthfeel: The weakest element of this beer. I picked up a strong metallic or tinny flavor which lingered long after a swallow. It kept me chasing more sips to wash out the finish. Which I guess is not a bad thing given the beer's overall flavor. It also was a bit heavy on the carbonation for a brown ale.
Overall: SN Tumbler is extremely well crafted. The superior look, smell, and taste overcomes any weaknesses in finish and mouthfeel.
I will definitely be looking to get this again when the amber leaves are falling off the trees and we are enjoying a little evening campfire. I encourage you to do the same!
Serving type: bottle
08-29-2012 01:11:03 | More by BanjinTsuki
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3.68/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Sampled tonight on 6/26/14. Found this bottle in the back of the cooler so it is a good year old I am guess BUT there isn't a expiration date anyone on the bottle and this brew is now RETIRED and no longer brewed. But opened it and it was fine. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a 14 ounce glass 'Texas style " boot.
Pours a clear dark brown in color with a good 3-finger off-white head! Good carbonation with some sediment left in the bottom of the bottle. The aroma is of roasted malts, hazel nut and brown sugar. Very nice! The taste is close to the aroma but not as strong BUT pretty good overall with all the flavors mentioned above coming through lots of the hazelnut 'nut' flavor in the mix. A slight dry smoke finish but still good.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2014 00:23:20 | More by BeerWithMike
Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 2,663 ratings.