Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by brewerburgundy:
3.78/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle, goblet, SN bottling code: 0217114.
The pour is an embodiment of gold, while the glass full of this beer is maple syrup colored. When poured hard, a large, fluffy brown sugar cream head is roused.
Yeast and subdued smoke are detected in the aroma. Burnt caramel, or simply a savory caramel, milk chocolate, peat, and diacetyl.
Initially there is a sour and brown sugar or caramel sweet uptake, followed by an impressively deep smoky, nutty, and woody finish. The finish is also tannic and lightly ashy after half a glass. Some borderline citric hops linger, with maybe lime rind as the dominant bitterness. While not the most flavorfully explosive or exciting beer, this is a top notch American Brown Ale with some nice complexities in my opinion. Who expected this to be one of the aforementioned things that this beer is not, anyway?
I still find mouthfeel to be the hardest category to differentiate and pin down. This beer seems to have moderate body without too much prickle. It does come across as quite dry.
This is quite pleasant and even a little intriguing to one who doesn't imbibe brown ales very often. The smoke adds depth without overpowering.
Serving type: bottle
08-31-2010 16:16:19 | More by brewerburgundy
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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 2,681 ratings.