Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Groomsy:
4/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass.
Appearance: Maroon/brown body topped by a two-finger head of dark white frothy foam, which dwindles to a full cap of foam. Slightly hazy but very effervescent body with carbonation racing to the top of the glass. Head leaves behind some sticky and splotchy lacing. A great looking brown ale.
Aroma: Roasted malt smells with toffee and caramel in the mix as well. There's also a very slight nutty and chocolate note as well. Earthy and herbal hops cut through the sweetness for balance. Very malt-forward beer, much different than most SN beers. Definitely smells like fall!
Taste: Nice notes of roasted malt on the forefront of the tongue, with caramel and a slight nutty flavor working their ways in on the middle of the palate. Some earthy/herbal, slightly astringent hops finish out before a chocolatey flavor, with a flash of baked bread, finishes out the beer. Some smokey notes emerge in the finish as the beer warms. Very well-balanced and wonderfully crafted. Excellent stuff.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with soft carbonation, like most beers by Sierra Nevada. Leaves a lingering finish of chocolate sweetness and some smoke. Very smooth beer, perfect for sessions. (I think so, anyway...)
Overall: A fantastic fall seasonal. For a "standard" beer category, Sierra Nevada does a great job staying within guidelines while not compromising on flavor. Definitely find this beer if you like more malt-forward brown ales. Smooth, drinkable, and relaxed. Great for autumn afternoons and evenings.
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2011 01:48:46 | More by Groomsy
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Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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