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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

2,906 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,906
Reviews: 1,037
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 65
Gots: 163 | FT: 1
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:
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)

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 07-25-2010)
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Photo of Jsteez
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a dimpled mug.

A-Straight brown in color. Frothy, foamy, bubbly, and tan 2-finger head! Beautiful! Thick lace on glass throughout consumption. Nice foamy film on the surface of the beer.

S-Bready, malty, and a touch of brown sugar. The smell was the only weak side to this beer. The smell seemed a little flat. I gave it some time to warm up a bit and it still didn't produce the type of aroma I was looking for.

T-Toasty malt, brown crunchy toast, smokey malt, brown sugar, butter nuts, bready, and a hint of dry spice. The aftertaste was sweet and slightly smokey. Nice balance of flavors on my palate.

M-Smooth, clean, crisp, and medium to full-bodied. Perfect amount of carbonation for this style of brew.

Overall-Perfect autumn seasonal! Every time I sipped it I looked outside and saw a crisp, cool, fall evening with multi-colored leaves surrounding the area. Drinking this beer brought intense feelings of nostalgia. I eventually stepped out onto my patio and I could smell wood burning stoves filling the autumn air. Great beer and very sessionable! Throw back a couple! I think this beer should be available throughout the winter, too. It is not just a great brew to sip while watching th leaves change, it is a great brew to sip on a cold winter's eve watching the snow fall (if snow will ever fall in the Mountain West!) I think global warming is upon us, my friends.

Jsteez, Oct 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

PhatAtUT, Dec 11, 2011
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MsRif, Dec 24, 2011
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John11486, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

cantstandya65, Mar 12, 2012
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Smile, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

lucasj82, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Thomasjohnson421, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Conniehophead, Jan 02, 2013
4/5  rDev +4.2%

TEKNISHE, Aug 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

ben4unc, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

PthPndr, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

BrewSTL, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

r3o, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

twelveinches, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Emostuka, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

wawarner, Mar 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

duff247, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Mdog
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear brown, good head.

Smell: Toast, some floral notes.

Taste: Molasses, a little barbeque flavor, smoky. More like a smoked porter?

Drinkability: SN has a great price point and I liked the flavor.

Picked up a single to try this one from Sierra Nevada. I don't usually go for brown ales, this one was a pleasant surprise in that it looked like a typical brown but had more of a smoked porter flavor--more muted than a straight smoked porter, but more than the usual brown toast flavors. Interesting to try.

Mdog, Oct 12, 2010
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

BeerShman, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear chestnut color. Poured a 3 finger tan head with god retention. Patches of lace.

S: Toast, maple syrup and litte caramel. Hint of grasssy hops and faint vegetable odor

T: Toasted malts predominantly with an earthy foiundation. Slightly sweet in the middle. Toasted grains linger a bit in the bitter.

M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Nice malty flavor and still acheives a fair balance.

D: Flavorful and balanced. Very enjoyable.

Haybeerman, Aug 20, 2010
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

BradShook, Oct 14, 2013
Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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