Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by SurlyDuff:
2.15/5 rDev -44%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Fresh in from the local Whole Foods, this new offering from SN has appealing autumnal bottle art, though being the end of July is more than a tad early. Guess this means their Celebration winter brew will be here in two weeks. bummer, nothing worse than this sort of commercial season creep.
This brew pours a fine brown color.
Aroma is HUGE sulphitic burnt match, bleh. Some eggy sulfur in here too, this is not promising.
Hoping that it airs out a bit, I gave it a swirl or two and took a sip. Big sulfur in the taste too. Skuzzy burnt malt and a bit nutty. Mouth is pretty full, and the hops are just enough to keep it on the malty side, which is true to style. Just can't get past the nast.
Wife thought it tasted like stale fireworks...I've trained her senses well...
Don't let this new offering from SN draw you in. Unless they just had some bad batches and plan to resolve this matchhead taste, IGNORE this beer like the plague.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2010 01:23:57 | More by SurlyDuff
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3.96/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Impressive head over a dark brown, mostly opaque brew. Good lacing.
S - This might be the age, but not much more than some harsh malt notes with a bit of bread.
T - Surprisingly good. Some nice malt, roasted grains. Some bitterness on the close, but very easy to drink.
M - Lively and crisp, which shocked me, given the age.
O - This was a beer well beyond its standard drink by period, which actually speaks well of it, because it held up surprisingly well. When I saw it on the shelf, I knew I had to try it, because it was something I might never see again. I'm glad I did, because it was an impressive brew, even with the age on it. Hope it comes around again.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2014 20:14:44 | More by Tsar_Riga
Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 2,608 ratings.