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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

3,099 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,099
Reviews: 1,065
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 75
Gots: 203 | 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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Ratings: 3,099 | Reviews: 1,065
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4.04/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.64/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.92/5  rDev +2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12 oz bottle, part of our 'Build Your Own 6 pack'.
Pours a clear, dark tan color with a light brown head. Foam settles but never disappears leaving thin lace rings.
Smell is of toasted caramel malt.
Taste is of toasted bread, some chocolate, touch of bitterness at the end. As it warms, a bit of smoke character also comes through.
Good level of carbonation, crisp finish, medium body.
Overall, a nicely made brown ale. Fit for the cool weather outside.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -1%

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4.07/5  rDev +6%

Served in my Sierra Nevada pint glass.

Appearance (4.25) : 4 fingers of bubbly, foamy head, beige in color. Body is a beautiful honey brown color and I wouldn't change a thing about it. 40% opacity.

Aroma (3.75) : Hop aroma comes out immediately, with ginger and graham notes faintly tailing. There's some bourbon notes, some honey notes, and some barrel aged wheat going on too. Bouquet is medium strength.

Taste (4) : Definite hop flavor first, but then a wonderful malt bomb comes and evens everything out like a California earthquake. In case you didn't know, I like malty beers. In the swim of it is cookie, rice, hop leaves, chestnut, and dirty honey. It is very easy drinking, and I think it tastes great.

Mouthfeel (4) : A perfect dash of carbonation sits above a creamy mouthfeel to balance everything out. It really is a great combination for this brown ale.

Overall (4.07) : Would I buy this again? OH YEAH! I'd buy it in a sixer and drink it over the course of a month. It's a very tasty, easy drinking, flavorful brown ale and I'm sorry I waited so long to try it. Good job, Sierra Nevada, this ale is a winner!

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Probably my favorite Brown Ale to date. Malty & sweet, but well balanced by Sierra Nevada's liberal hopping practices. Deep rich brown in color. I agree it goes quite well with a brisk fall day... What a Brown Ale should be & a standard for others to look up to!

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.92/5  rDev +2.1%

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3.15/5  rDev -18%

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3.6/5  rDev -6.3%

Appearance - 3.5/5
Pours a fairly clear dark red-orange-brown. About two fingers of head. Can see a bunch of tiny particles in the beer, and a little bit of carbonation.

Smell - 3.75/5
Roasty, nutty malts. Some other earthy smells, maybe a tiny hint of hops.

Taste - 3.75/5
Fairly hoppy (fresh, resinous, slighty piney hops), roasty malts. A little disappointed by the taste. I kind of expected the hops considering Sierra Nevada brews tend to always be pretty hoppy. But I expected more of the roasty, nutty flavor I got in the smell. Not a bad brew, just wish the hops were toned down a slight bit, and the roasty/nutty malts were made a lot more prominent.

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
Medium body, average amount of medium-high intensity carbonation.

Overall - 3.7/5
This is a good brew. Probably not my favorite brown ale, but still good.

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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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  rDev -21.9%

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4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish brown color. Has a carmel malt smell. Toasty sweet malt and carmel taste. Medium body and carbonation. Great 'autumn' brown ale.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, packaged date 7-15-14.

APPEARANCE: pours a dark brown color with 1 finger tan head that dissipated quickly leaving a thin broken layer of bubbles, there was some lacing on the glass, there are fine sediments suspended within, medium carbonation.

SMELL: roasted malt, sweet caramel, bread, very understated.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet caramel, roasted malt and bread, this is a malt forward beer for sure, mild hop profile.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation, smooth.

OVERALL: this is a very drinkable beer, it is not too roasted and is not overly sweet either, I am not a huge fan of the brown ale style but I enjoyed having something different, SN is one of my favorite brewers, they never disappoint.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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