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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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3.7/5  rDev -3.6%

OKCNittany, Monday at 03:12 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

bundy462, Sunday at 11:43 PM
Photo of Kinger86
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Kinger86, Sunday at 08:00 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Jobin_24, Sunday at 07:57 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

From bottles dated 07/15/14, part of 'Fall Pack Seasonal Sampler' 12-pack: Notes of mild chocolate and roasted grain; rather sweet malt; little hop presence. Drying finish with a slight tang of hop spiciness. Flavour reminds me of some chocolate stouts, but with a thin body; I'm imagining this is what a sweet and mildly chocolately Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale would resemble. And it does have an earthy flavour of what I imagine autumn leaves to taste like (in a good way). While I haven't been enamoured with Brown Ales in general (I think it is often the burnt-sugar taste that puts me off), this is one of the most palatable I've had. —Reviewed 26 October 2014

BubbleChamber, Sunday at 04:32 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

mmw930Brew, Sunday at 05:55 AM
Photo of Foyle
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: 2+" frothy cream colored head, mostly clear dark reddish-brown with tons of streaming carbonation.

Aroma: yeasty bread dough, a bit of smoke, some floral and citrus, a bit of toffee and raisin.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, somewhat slick, with a dry finish.

Flavor: rich roasted malts, some citrus rind and floral hops, a bit coffee and raisin, a lingering smokey finish.

Overall: I really enjoy brown ales, but am not a fan of smokey flavors. I can't really criticize the beer, but it not to my particular tastes due to the smoke. I would probably rate it much higher without the smoked malts.

Foyle, Saturday at 08:37 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

blastoderm55, Oct 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

David19457, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of butters_mcgee
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

butters_mcgee, Oct 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

KoG, Oct 25, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +2.1%

PCATD, Oct 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Great brown color gives off a chocolatey cardboard aroma. The scent is a touch chalky, toasted and nutty. The flavor is dry chocolate malt, smoky, shoe leather, toasted, nutty and a bit of graham cracker. Overall, not the best brown but still tasty enough.

KYGunner, Oct 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Modernrickk, Oct 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

bullcrapp, Oct 23, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -5.2%

primaldiscord, Oct 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

GT1, Oct 22, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

Tastes much better than I remember. Mmm... bitter and chocolatey, with a touch of tobacco. Almost like a porter, but lighter of course. Somewhat dry and spicy; not sweet like you would expect. Well rounded and super drinkable. Now I wish they would bring this back in six packs!

Mongrel, Oct 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Nordbier, Oct 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

jman005, Oct 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

AndyAvalanche, Oct 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

PittBeerGirl, Oct 20, 2014
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3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

A. Regular poor 1 ½ inch white/yellow soapy/thick head. Very light carbonation. Color is delicious amber with shadows of brown. 3.75
S. Carmel, Smokey, and as the bottle says toasted bread. 3.5
T. Same as it smells. The alcohol is very evident. Warm in my chest. After taste is alcohol. 3.5
M. Watery and warm alcohol. 4.25
O. Just a typical Brown ale nothing special, but still good. Give it a try. Hard buzz for 5.5% ABV. 3.25

corywalston, Oct 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

GMorgan, Oct 19, 2014
Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 3,004 ratings.