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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,073 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,073
Reviews: 1,061
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 71
Gots: 186 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of jbphoto88
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A leather brown beer with a thick helping of suds on top. The fluffy cap is beige and spongy as it sticks to everything it touches. Clear brew with fine streams of bubbles feeding the lucious head.

The nose is sweet and malty with hints of caramel and roasted grains. The smell is very fresh and the grains absolutely have control of this one.

Taste is a little less impressive then the scent. The same roasted and caramelized grains are there but in a washed out demeanor. There is also a tartness to this beer that comes close to a metallic acidity kind of like over steeped tea.

A mild mouthfeel with a small spark of carbonation and medium body. This is a smooth easy drinking beverage but not something that's amazing. Good on a fall day and not very offensive to beer novices but a touch dull in the long run. Worth a try but probably one I won't buy again.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of beerguy36
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of MsRif
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of anirishunion
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Pandantics
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of ccarney2
3.05/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Poured into a pint glass. Beautiful dark brown/cherry color. The deep red is really visible near the sides of the glass. Pours about 2 fingers of off white head

Smell - Almost no hop aroma, very mild smell of roasted malt, and maybe a little burnt caramel also. Really faint smell, you kind of have to search for it.

Taste - Malts dominate the taste of this beer, with a bit of a nutty slightly spicy finish. Not much of the hops are noticeable.

Mouthfeel - Nice carbonation and balanced body/thickness.

Overall - Decent beer, but nothing to really rave about in my opinion. Very drinkable, but also pretty mild flavors.

Photo of twkirkby
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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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%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Jwren5
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark amber brown. (Drank this right out of the bottle)

S: Roasted malts, and some toffee sweetness.

T: Smooth, very malty (almost coffee-like), with a slightly hoppy aftertaste.

M: Medium body with medium carbonation.

O: I like some of Sierra Nevada's other offerrings better, but this isn't bad by any means. It's a nice fall beer, and I will drink it again.

Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Tapped into a pint glass.

Appearance - Tight creamy white head. Good retention and extreme stick. Clear dark brown body. Blankets side of glass.

Smell - Musky. Nutty. Faint caramel.

Taste - Nutty brown body. Light hop. Moderate malt. Unchallenging.

Mouthfeel - Kinda water. Smooth. Mild astringency. Slight creaminess.

Overall Drinkability - Sessionable. Not much of a tasting beer. Near boring, but not quite.

Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,073 ratings.