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Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown AleSierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale

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very good

2,973 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,973
Reviews: 1,047
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 66
Gots: 171 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Tumbler is our take on the classic brown ale – full of roasted malt flavor but delicate on the palate and perfect for crisp fall days. Layered with notes of chocolate and toasted bread and a hint of smoke, Tumbler is the ultimate autumn beer, so grab a seat and watch as the leaves come tumbling down.

2014 - Available in Fall Variety Pack (no longer available standalone)

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 07-25-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,973 | Reviews: 1,047 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Groomsy:
Photo of 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.

Groomsy, Sep 18, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

To me its a little early to drink autumn beers,even more so now living in hot NC,but I wanted a outdoor grilling beer and this fit the bill.Poured into a standard pint glass a brilliant chesnut brown with a light tannish colored one finger head that settled into a creamy mass.Aromas are lightly roasted with a fair amount of nut,some caramel sweetness as well,almost like a faint pecan pie element to it.Well rounded on the palate,some caramel and lightly roasted nuttiness along with some roast, a real nice shot of pine in the finish.Its a great blend of roasty and sweetish malt and earthy,piney hop,one of the best brown ales I have had,well done again from SN.

oberon, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of mojohawk21
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

mojohawk21, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

cam477, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of Turbo
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Turbo, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of tectactoe
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Oak Cafe. Pours a solid brown color with light tinges of copper, decent clarity, fluffy white head that reduces quickly leaving little lacing behind. Nose is clean with some dried cocoa powder and a very heavy nuttiness that smells both delicious and inviting. First sip is reminiscent of charred wood; oak and maple flavors pull through, along with a strong nutty profile. Earthy, dirty esters run rampant atop a very slight hop flavor that stays on the leafy/grassy side of things. Bitterness is low overall, but it balances out the earth tones enough to keep things interesting. Unsweetened chocolate, roasted caramel malt, and burnt walnuts are left on the palate, fading long into the aftertaste. Medium body, maybe even slightly on the thin side, medium amount of carbonation.

Sierra Nevada never fails to impress me, and this is certainly no exception. A very solid brown ale with a great nutty flavor that does nothing but hit the mark. At 5.5% ABV, this beer is drinkable as can be. Chalk this one up as a victory.

tectactoe, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of passthatpurpyo
4/5  rDev +4.2%

passthatpurpyo, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of MadScientist
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Medium copper with excellent clarity. The persistant, light-tan head is composed of rock bubbles.

S: Moderate caramel and biscuity malt and an unusual yet pleasant smoked malt aroma. A light earthy hops, no diacetyl.

T: A strong malt flavor with caramel and that moderate smoke character. A medium-light amount of malt sweetness mid-palate with an medium-dry finish. There is a light citrus hops flavor and moderate hops bitterness. The balance is somewhat bitter. The aftertaste is a light toasty malt and light hops bitterness.

M: A moderately creamy, medium-full bodied beer with moderate carbonation.

O: The freshly roasted and smoked malt gives this a nice seasonal twist. I particularly like that this isn't all that sweet as some browns can be.

MadScientist, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Tiernan, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

tbryan5, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of J2L
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

J2L, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of woodchipper
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%

woodchipper, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of CBOLAND17
4.78/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I am a big fan of Sierra Nevada and this one didnt disappoint. A good brown ale is perfect for autumn so i think they hit the nail on the head with this one. Not only is this beer perfect for the season its also a great brown ale in general. It isnt as heavy as a DFH Indian Brown Ale or Palo Santo Marron or a Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale and also isnt as high in alcohol content which makes it very drinkable yet maintaining all of that great maltiness that we love about brown ales. This is a great beer to kick back on a patio or deck and watch the leaves come down.

CBOLAND17, Sep 20, 2010
Photo of Shakerman
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Shakerman, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of ajkiser12
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

ajkiser12, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of beergod82
4/5  rDev +4.2%

beergod82, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

SuomiHobbit, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of markallmon
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

markallmon, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of nickadams2
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A_Dark reddish brown amber color. Creamy white head with nice lacing.

S_Roasted grain,caramel.hops.

T_Roasted malt with hops on the back end. Caramel,brown sugar. Creamy and nutty.

M_Medium body nicley carbonated.

D_Very drinkable.Great session brown ale.

nickadams2, Aug 26, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

danthehopslamman, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a pint glass, the beer was a medium brown color with a thin tan head. No lacing.
It had a nice roasted malt aroma, with a little bit of caramel.
Sweet caramel taste, a little nutty, with some late hops.
A very satisfying autumn beer, definitely reminiscent of the fall season.

lordofthewiens, Sep 08, 2010
Photo of xgoodyx
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

xgoodyx, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of SD-Alefan
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%

Pours a lovely deep, dark ruby brown with a tan head that quickly dissipates and leaves substantial lacing down the glass.
The aroma is dark and sweet: caramel, brown sugar and a hint of sweet chocolate.
What a great taste: toffee and caramel and dark fruit with a pleasant, lingering bitter.
The moutfeel is maybe the best part of this beer; creamy and luscious.
Overall just soooo good. Wish it were around all the time!

SD-Alefan, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

DaftPatrick, Sep 02, 2014
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Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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