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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

3,004 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,004
Reviews: 1,052
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 68
Gots: 173 | 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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Ratings: 3,004 | Reviews: 1,052 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Onemic, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Glopez, Aug 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

athouve1, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

snowsurfer422, Feb 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

BillyTWilliams, Sep 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

HardWater, Jul 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

BDF2000, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

PunkFloyd, Nov 24, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

drop6301, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

111213forlife, Sep 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

MO5290, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of barknee
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Here's a brew that has much going for it. Seems these days, most of the brewers, especially the better ones in the mainstream don't have a brown ale in their portfolio.
This West Coast beauty has the right goods. Deep mahogany brown, though perhaps a bit "clean" looking for a proper brown ale, this is a brew that has copious malting and just a hint of hopping; ah but what beautiful hopping it is. It is a slightly warming brew that will not overwhelm you with alpha acids. Well balanced with a nice roasted chicory flavor and a slightly sweet marshmallow aftertaste, this is a welcome addition to the Sierra family and one I would like to see more ofter produced by other talented brewers. Great effort!

barknee, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of PhiloPsych
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is rich, medium brown in the glass, with a head that dissipates fairly quickly. The smell is toasted bread and the taste is also predominantly toasted grain. The mouthfeel is medium-light and the finish is a nice balance of crisp and dry. For me this is another instance of Sierra Nevada taking a style of beer and doing it noticeably better than the "standard." Among not-yet-super-serious beer aficionados, Newcastle is the standard brown ale. Tumbler is clearly better than Newcastle.

PhiloPsych, Oct 03, 2010
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

cgarcer, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of kneeland
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I tried this at the Lighthouse Beer Festival here in NC. I asked what it tasted like, and they said it was like fall in a bottle. I took a sip, and it tasted like fall in a bottle!

The color was a nice orangish brown, with a nice head on it. Foam disappeared too quickly, but not a big deal.

Seemed more like a marzen, and I guess they didn't want to call it their octoberfest since everyone has one these days.

kneeland, Oct 25, 2010
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

docrates, Dec 05, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Reinbeck11, Oct 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

adam_e, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

AnotherBeerGeek, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Justdoit1234, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

jyacco15, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Kolsch
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap on home tap system: Kegged date N/A.

Appearance: maple syrup brown. Extremely nice leggings left after sip.

Smell: Some sweet malt caramel. Don't detect much in the smell department, probably the only ding on this beer.

Taste: smoooth. Did I say smooth? Yes smooth. Lingering slight sweet caramel. Not overly sweet at all, which is how I like a brown ale to taste.
Drinkablity high, did I say this is smooth?

Overall: Others have noted they wished more hops were present (because this is SN after all). Don't agree with that at all. This in my mind is closer to a English Brown Ale than American. Good indeed!

Kolsch, Sep 10, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Punkrckr281, Sep 25, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice brown and copper color with a finger and a half off white head and decent lacing.

Smell is of lightly roasted sweet malts, caramel and a touch of hops, smells like fall!

Taste is of rich malts, roasted caramel and the end gives you a bit of hops to balance it all out. Mouthfeel is medium body with low carbonation and is slightly creamy.

Very good fall beer, watch the leaves fall and enjoy.

Jerone, Aug 15, 2011
Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 3,004 ratings.