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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3,074 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,074
Reviews: 1,061
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 71
Gots: 187 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

I was pissed when I heard they were discontinuing tumbler. Back in April a rep told me they were going to bring it back in the fall pack. Same coffee, chocolate, and smoky malt notes that I love in the aftertaste. Bring this back as a stand alone.....please...

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BigIrishman
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours brownish but with a lot of ruby streaks, big fluffy white head that craters and leaves lace all over the place.

Smell: Nutty and sweet with a bit of a sweet chocolate flavor on the end. Some biscuity/bready background.

Taste: Almost tastes like a mellowed out (less sweet) almond joy. Big nutty character with a bready sweet body and a sweet finish. Flavor is pretty relaxed and not overdone (falls on the lighter english brown rather than the american porter side of things).

Mouthfeel: Super creamy but smooth and easily drinkable.

Drinkability: I'm starting to really dig these newer brown ales (definitely a style that's been neglected in the past few years). This one goes down smooth, mixes well with most robust food flavors and finishes nicely. I can definitely drink these all night long especially come the cooler (maybe not cold, thats imperial stout time) weather.

Photo of Genuine
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm very much into seasonals...even more so fall seasonals so I figured i'd give this one a try.

Poured a nice dark brown, white fluffy head sat on top.

Smell - exactly how a brown ale should have it's nose. Very nice, with a SN characteristic tang to it.

Taste - Very nice brown ale with SN's flare on it...I like their other brews and this one is going to be a keeper as well.

Mouthfeel - perfect for what it is...not too heavy but not too light either.

Drinkability - I could definitely have a few of these on a cool autumn day, watching the leaves. Very nice fall brew.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle (Julian dated September 8, 2010) into my Zatec fluted glass. Glorious 3 fingers of tan head. Deep dark brown body. Smells of toasted nuts, floral and piney hops. Maybe a little bit of dark chocolate. Maybe not. Nutty flavor, dry, bitter hops on the finish. A touch of cocoa comes through as the last flavor. Very light bodied. Mouth drying. Exceptionally drinkable. Great sessionable brown.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of patreely12
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - cloudy reddish amber with noticeable carbonation. thin tan head and sticky lacing.

S - earthy roasted malts and yeast.

T/M - sharp roasted malt up front. smoothes out with some nice spice and citrus notes. medium bodied and carbonated. crisp, clean finish with slightly dry aftertaste.

D - an ideal autumn beer. would enjoy tasting this again.

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3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Perfect color for a brown ale. Just - brown. Clear too. A slight head, looks like low carbonation.
S- Rich malt, roast, slight chocolate, and some esters coming through from yeast.
T- Similar to aroma, but heavier on roast, and yeast esters. The yeast is slightly detracting from the flavor of malt, I would have preferred a slightly cleaner yeast. I also would have preferred slightly more chocolate versus roast. Still, the flavor is pretty good, the beer is nice and drinkable.
M- The mouthfeel is a bit too light on this beer, it adds to the drinkability, but I'd like it a bit fuller for this style.
O- A decent brown ale but missing on a few fronts in terms of being appropriate for the style as well as having a spark. This would be good during the football game but not necessarily for provking a discussion.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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