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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
86
very good

3,094 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,094
Reviews: 1,065
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 72
Gots: 201 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 07-25-2010

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)
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
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
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
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
3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
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%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MTNboy
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber-brown body with average off white head and lace.

Smell: Mainly nutty and sweet toffee tones.

Taste: It has strong malt flavors, roasted toffee, caramel and has a nutty start and aftertaste. There is a bit herbal hops taste to it as well.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is a bit dry and somewhat chewy.

Overall: Not bad I thought it was a great autumn beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of jbphoto88
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
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%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 3,094 ratings.