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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: 203 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark brown pour with amber highlights. This pours with a 1 inch head and it keeps a 1 mm head and 2 mm edge for the glass.

S: sweet malt, some darker malt smell, and a bit of spiciness.

T: tastes quite like a darker oktoberfest beer. It has the big malt profile, and some of that is darker, giving it more complex flavor. Pretty good stuff, never had a beer like this.

M: medium body with crisp carbonation equals this beer being quite balanced.

O: very good beer, it's definitely fall-like. I wish it had a touch more spice of sorts, but that's all.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at iTap in Soulard.

A - pours a nice light brown color with a great light tan head that is about 1 inch tall. The head is pretty retentive with some nice dense bubbles. It leaves great lacing all the way down.

S - starts with some nice toasty malt backbone. Bready and delicious with slight coffee hints and some nice caramel.

T - toasty malts with some slight chocolate hints that are mild but pleasing. Very nice and surprising grassy hop character. Then again why am I surprised when its SN. Very delicious ABA
With great traditional malt profile but nice hopy hints along the way. Slight hazelnut and nutmeg as well.

M - Nice light body but with good rich flavors that work well together.

D - awesome for autumn!

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance-Pours a straight brown into the glass with slight ruby highlights, a finger and a half of white head rises and leaves dabs of lacing along the sides of the glass.

Aroma-Spot on for a brown ale, I smell nutty and toasty lightly browned malt all the way through as well as a hint of fruit on the finish.

Taste-Follows the nose with the lightly browned and toasty malts taking center stage with flavors of nuts, unsweetened chocolate, light caramel and the aforementioned lightly browned malt character. Not as much fruit on the back end as in the aroma but it really doesn't need it.

Mouthfeel-Medium light body with medium light carbonation; standard.

Drinkability-Good, straight up easy drinking; perfect for what it is.

Notes-This is quite simply a quality brown ale, nothing stands out in particular but I feel that is in a way its strength as it rounds together all the necessities of a brown ale and does them each equally well. Perfect for session drinking in my book.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

24 oz. 2010 vintage bottle.

Poured into my stemmed Ayinger tulip style glass with a brilliantly clear handsome dark copper/chestnut color and a loose & fluffy 1/2" light beige settled head. Moderate amount of fine visible uprising carbonation. Nice broken rings of lace sporadically down the glass.

The scent is utterly CLEAN, bright yet rounded with anticipation of a malty good forthcoming flavor. For now I'm delighting my nostrils in walnutty goodness. A little vanilla nougat and and (again) clean mineralness.

Leather right out of the gate. Leather again with a welcomed dry/bitter/slightly acrid woody element with is definitely the outcome of beautifully balanced hops and roasted malts. THe walnut come through in the flavor as well. Bitter walnuts so vivid I can almost feel the walnut skins between my teeth. The hop component of this ale is long lingering in the feel and texture, but very quick and transient in flavor. They give a fast blast of 'treble' to the otherwise 'bass' that is the roasted malts.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and has a perfect amount of finely building carbonation. The very chalky and somewhat bitter finish is graceful and a little punchy.

Drinkability is great. I'm going to let the remaining half of this bottle warm a bit just to see what other flavors emerge.

Overall a splendid West Coast rendition of a deeply traditional English Brown Ale. The hops give this an added dimension of brilliance without corrupting the tradition of the style. I adore the leather flavor. A bit of tabacco flavor creeps out as this ale is starting to warm towards room temp. I'm very pleased with the complexity of this ale. Great job Sierra Nevada ad thank you.

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