Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by bluemoonswoon:
3.28/5 rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Like the introduction of the Oktoberfest beers, the preponderance of brown ales beginning to crowd the store shelves is just another indicator that summer has finally, and sadly come to an end. Hopefully I can wash away my feelings with the glut of fall and winter beers to come.
A: 12oz brown bottle with a brown label poured into a tulip glass that comes out, can you guess? Brown! Well slightly translucent with a touch of deep amber, but otherwise brown with a short, squat, sandy white head that leaves several legs of lacing down the glass.
S: The aroma is unmistakably brown ale. Not quite as hoppy or roasty as one of my favorites [Bell's Best Brown] but still gets across that toasted, nutty bread aroma that seems to dry out the inside of the nose just slightly with each sniff.
T/MF: Upfront, toasted bread crust with just the slightest bit of fruitiness to it, like strawberry preserves or something or maybe even a cereal kind of fruitiness like fruit loops. Each sip the nuttiness becomes more apparent and the drier aspects of the beer begin to take shape. Can't say I am too crazy about what I am finding here but it's not terrible. Mouthfeel is pretty standard, that same bubbly carbonation with a latent dryness that latches onto the tongue after each sip.
D: Not a bad beer, but certainly not one that I would remember.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2010 03:14:46 | More by bluemoonswoon
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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.
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