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

3,075 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,075
Reviews: 1,061
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 71
Gots: 188 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.83/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was served out of a 12oz. bottle dispensed into a glass....

Presentation - Very nice label and artwork in the typical Sierra Nevada style but with a Fall flair to it. Neck label states 2011 as this is a seasonal offering as well as a small description of the beer. Rear label also give a small description, the Sierra Nevada website, and the ABV.

Appearance - Pours out a deep brown color with a very nice 2 finger tan foam head that hangs around for quite a while before fading into a frothy covering. Head leaves an excellent lacing on the glass.

Smell - Smell is just wonderful. Sells of smokey roasted malts with coffee and nuttiness mixed in. Slight hints of a citrusy floral hoppiness are also evident.

Taste - Taste is extraordinary. Tastes of sweet roasted bready malts and nuttiness on the front end. Hints of toffee and roast coffee balance out the sweetness. A very light piney hoppiness can be detected which really mixes well with the rest of the flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. Has a slightly creamy feel.

Drinkability - The flavor and mouthfeel on this make it extremely drinkable. Very smooth and not all that filling for a medium bodied.

The only downside to this offering is that it is a seasonal and not offered year round. This is my favorite Brown Ale hands down and is my go to beer when it is available. From the smell to the taste to the reasonable price it is gonna be hard to beat Tumbler in any aspect. Highly recommended!!

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz stubby brown bottle, nice autumn label. 2011 vintage, poured into my Schlafly APA glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy sienna beer, with lots of small sediment in suspension (is this dry-hopped)? Nice ivory cap with decent stick.

Smell: Cleaner than many English varieties, but not as hoppy as many American versions. Light esters, but fairly clean over all, with some mild caramel malt backing. Mild, but pleasant.

Taste: A bit more like an English example on the palate. Dry maltiness, with medium fruity bitterness, a bit of roast, and mild fruity esters. Nothing really sticks out; this comes together fairly well.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied.

Conclusion: This was better a bit fresher; I wish I woulda gotten around to reviewing it then. Picked this up for $5.99 so that they could bring in Celebration; the regular price is $7.99. At that price, I'd rate this about an 84 or so; a solid B I'd pick up once or twice a season.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours warm brown with hues of red. The generously tall and creamy tan head takes some time to sink into nice lacings.

S: Dry; black coffee, dark chocolate and faint vanilla. Caramell malt, roasted, holding some sweetness. Some nuts.

T: Surprisingly malty, roasted in a way that makes me think of Rauchbier; smoked ham and sausages. Rich smooth coffee and dark bitter chocolate. Hops but far from the powerful American-style as Sierra Nevada usually use; very mild citric and piney notes. Very nice.

M: Body is full while carbonation is held back. Aftertaste is long and almost like what you would expect from an Espresso; bitter.

O: Man, this was nice. Surprisingly enough it was made by Sierra Nevada; low on what makes American-hops American - far from what Sierra utsually puts on the market.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of vancurly
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a haze-free chestnut/copper brown. Thick beige/tan head, some bubbling and good lacing.

Initial aroma of metallic hop, some caramel and breadcrusts. Later some biscuit, a light hint of chocolate, and hazelnut.

Rich malt flavour profile, with a touch porter-like ash/roasted note. Hop profile is a subdued light resin note, maybe some spice seed. There's a late bitterness and a hint of licorice.

Smooth body, with a touch of ash astringency.

All up fairly innocuous. Well balanced and tasty, but coulf be richer for mine, although this would probably put it into the porter category.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 3,075 ratings.