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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

2,979 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,979
Reviews: 1,048
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 66
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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

vancean2, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

jrand2621, Oct 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

09/05/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Although touted as an ale I find this leaning more to the porter side. As I'm not a pronounced hops fan I'd prefer a bit more subtlety. Flavor galore but just not to my taste.

seedyone, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Albeertram, Oct 06, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +17.7%

Zachariah1978, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

mikeincharleston, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

I really enjoyed this brown. Balanced and smooth.

hophead_87, Oct 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

coopdog1000, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

DJoe, Oct 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Zep, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Phoneguy, Oct 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

DrewsBrews450, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

I am pretty sure I have drank this beer in the past. I was on a brown ale kick for a while then it kind of went into all different directions for me. I honestly didn't know what I wanted back then. I have educated myself since and in a way I have come back to the old guys to see if they were as good as I remembered them to be. Some have been others have been horrible. This one. Its really damn good. I may dig into more brown ales after this one, but I am not sure they would all be as good as this one.

Pours nutty brown almost an iced tea color. Its like earthy but not too dark you can definitely see through it. Keeps a nice head retention, but not too much in either direction.

Aroma is bourbon, nutty, caramel and malts. But I think there are some hops in there, not much but enough to make it interesting.

Taste: Bourbon, chocolate malts, smooth with a bit of sweetness, but also a nice bite in there.

Overall: This is a well made beer people, its not too sweet, not to bitter, not to thin but not super thick in the mouthfeel department, It really is one of the the best brown ales I have had for sure.

humuloner22, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

chefdave37, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

wonothesane42, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

lambpasty, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Turbo, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Enjoying a 2013 vintage. Poured into a pint glass with an enormous frothy head. Nothing says autumn like a Tumbler. Everything a fall seasonal should be. Super malty with toasted nut flavors. Well done Sierra Nevada!

Yancey82, Oct 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Jeff_Benson, Oct 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

hopmashian, Oct 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Joe_Suave, Oct 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

MidwestBA, Oct 03, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle as part of the Fall Pack. Wasn't expecting much from this beer and ended up being wowed. Nice brown color with a large white head. Good retention and lacing. The aroma is outstanding. Roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, and smoke... it's all there. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Drinkability is high.

What a complex brew. Possibly the best brown ale I've ever had. Paired it with some aged gouda and they matched perfectly. Get some!

Jacobob10, Oct 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

HiWire, Oct 02, 2014
Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 2,979 ratings.