Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by evanforbeer:
4.11/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
poured from a bottle on a crisp northeast early autumn/late summer eve. pours a deep reddish brown with a slight off-white head
aroma- robust gas station coffee and roasted grains, wood. slight hop presence
taste- surprising prickly citrusy hops interspersed with the arrayed roasted palate of toasted squaw bread, chocolate, coffee bean, vanilla. finishes roasty and slightly hoppy-citrus
feel- nicely medium-bodied, light carbonation, perfectly drinkable for taking down on cool sunny fall days
I read and hear a good amount of guff about this beer. I have been a fan for a few years, I think this is a solid beer in a few regards.
1. It's a great brown ale. I'm not a huge fan of the style (other than maybe Port Board Meeting), but this is a great beer with a relatively strong hop presence and robust roasted character--to me it honestly seems like it could be Sierra Nevada Pale Ale with roasted/dark malt.
2. Fall seasonals. Let's be honest, how many "oktoberfests" and pumpkin ales do we need? They're everywhere. For those like me who don't get too jazzed on the sweet maltiness of oktoberfests or the "pumpkin"/over-spiced fall ales, a crisp brown ale with some hopsiness and robust roastiness is a great way to welcome the cooling of the air, the change of colors, and the weekends of football.
3. Cheers to you Sierra Nevada for continuing to offer the world your pioneering artisanal skills and offering a different expression of your hoppy-goodness prowess; and again, thank you for a refreshing interpretation of a fall season drinker.
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2013 03:20:40 | More by evanforbeer
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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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