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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

3,099 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,099
Reviews: 1,065
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 75
Gots: 202 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 07-25-2010

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)
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Ratings: 3,099 | Reviews: 1,065
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bull & Castle, Dublin.

Pours chocolate brown with russet highlights and a dense creamy eggshell head. Roasted almond, chocolate cake and earth on the nose. Dark sweet malts and tingly hops, like Coca-Cola spice flavors. Minty linger. Medium, lively, crisp with some cling.

Much brighter and tastier on tap. Goes down easy.

(3.3; 3.50 3.50 3.00 3.50 3.50)
Pours ruby brown with a thin taupe head. Kola and toast on the nose. Milk chocolate and brown sugar malts, a bit of band aid phenols and slight pine resin and mint hops. Tingly, slightly chewy and medium.
This is a pleasant but thin and indistinct ale that should really be called an English Brown, not American.
The low rating, though, is based on expectations: SN on the label should mean it brings the hops, and this just doesn't. At all. Maybe that's not fair, but would this be an average of B+ if it was from some small anonymous brewer?
Understated to a fault.

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Pours a very nice dark golden brown color, nice carbonation, with a very nice one-finger plus tan head, with some minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is sweet, malty, with lots of caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, with some very nice caramel notes. Medium Body, with a nice crisp finish. This is a very nice American Brown Ale.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, reddish brown, clear, with a cream colored head that retains well.

Aromas of freshly roasted nuts, with underlying lightly sweet caramel.

Flavor follows suit, with fresh roasted nuts, and light caramel. Clean malt flavor, with only a hint of hop bitterness to finish.

Medium body, with moderate carbonation. Overall a rich, roasty brown ale that seems ideally suited for a cool autumn evening. Smooth, and very easy to drink. Certaily will have again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from their 12oz bottle into my 12oz beer glass...

Appearance - Poured a quick 2 fingers of tan head, small tight bubbles, lots of tiny bubbles within the beer, color is a clear, rich brown red color.

Smell - Roasted grains, fresh baked pumpernickel bread, touch of molasses and raisins.

Taste - Starts with pumpernickel fruitcake made with dark fruits, molasses at the center, finishes with malty breadcrust, and a wonderful flavor of meadowy hops and a whiff of black coffee after the sip.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth beer, medium carb adds a nice crispness and creates a slight mineral taste, which I found very pleasant and a nice addition to the complexity here. Medium mouthfeel and just enough hops to ask you to take the next sip.

Overall - What a nicely balanced and complex brown ale. Complex with all of the flavors playing equal parts. Not overly sweet at all, very thirst quenching. Enjoying my first one during Monday Night Football, you should too - highly recommend, and a very good representative of the style.

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