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

3,074 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,074
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Medium chestnut; big frothy tan head, long lasting; excellent lacing

Aroma: Malty; roasted grains; dark bread; nutty

Taste: Hoppy bite right up front; malty mouthfeel; hops and juicy malt in the mid with a nutty, semi-sweet finish; pretty tasty overall

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle into tulip
Served: 1 Oct 2014

Appearance: Pours a dark, dark brown with a soapy white head that sticks around for a while and leaves nice lacing. The beer is clear and much darker than I was expecting for a brown ale, which are normally somewhat dirty looking. This one is borderline porter level of darkness.

Smell: Great notes of roasted malts, lending scents of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and dark bread.

Taste: I found the roasted flavors really came through on this one, but in a subtler manner than one would expect for the darker brethren of the brown ale (porter and stout). The roasted notes were definitely there through the entire drinking experience, but were softer and more subdued. The malt lends a bit of sweetness, but not as much as other malty fall styles, such as an Oktoberfest. Nice round taste with complementary flavors, none being dramatically more assertive than the next.

Feel: Soft on the tongue, with medium carbonation and medium-high body.

Overall: A marvelous beer in an underrated and usually poorly done style. Sierra Nevada presents a beer with soft roasted flavors while still conveying just a pinch more of the sweet maltiness of mid-colored beers compared to the often more bitter and overtly roasty porters and stouts. A really excellent beer and one that's great on those cool, crisp fall nights, where you aren't looking for a huge imperial stout nightcap, but don't want something light. Would recommend.

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Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 3,074 ratings.