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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

3,072 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,072
Reviews: 1,061
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 70
Gots: 185 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Not a huge Brown Ale fan, but this is quite solid.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.48/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.8/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Nightwish1094
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Mikus
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1 1/2 fingers of creamy head over a mahogany body... looked great in the snifter. Aromas of roasted malt, light but crisp aromas. Very nice malt presence, roasted grains, clean and balanced overall. Classic SN body... might like it a bit heavier for the brown ale. Still one of the better ones that I have tried (despite the fact that my case was a little bit old). Glad than SN brought this one back.

Photo of bargemouse
3.88/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

*Reviewed in a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass.*

A- Has a very pillowy, fothy, white head. It had a nice tall pollop of sour cream look in the middle of it. It died to a nice 1 finger head that never went away. Moderate amount of lacing. Body of the beer is a very dark copper color. When held up to the light, the beer shows lots of small sediment particles. I notice that in lots of Sierra Nevada beers.

S- Caramal and toffee sweetness. Has a toasted quality to the malt. Brown bread for sure. Light amount of hop spice. Very faint earthy, piney hop scent.

T- Toffee sweetness right upfront. There is also a molasses type sweetness in here. It has the toasted maltiness about it. This is much more of a bitter taste than the smell lets on. It is rather on the piney side. The beer has the unmistakable whole cone Sierra Nevada hop charater to it. The hops do a good job of rounding out the sweetness. The yest has a brown bread, bicuty type note to it. The finish has a cofee type flavor. It's just a very earthy and malty brown ale.

M- Medium. This beer is farily carbinated. It does have a moderate amount of oily type slickness from the sweetness. But it's nothing too difficult in the drinkability.

Overall this is pretty nice brown ale. I cannot complain here as for as brown ales are concerned. The only flaw, if any, is the bitterness is a little out of place stylistically. But this a fine beer from Sierra Nevada.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of goochpunch
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a clear brown with a thin, white head. Nose is toasty and a touch grainy. Light caramel. Flavor is toast, caramel, chocolate, light roast coffee, bready malts, honey, nuts. Delicious. Mouthfeel is light to medium with moderate carbonation. Delicious. An exemplary brown ale from the US.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

I was pissed when I heard they were discontinuing tumbler. Back in April a rep told me they were going to bring it back in the fall pack. Same coffee, chocolate, and smoky malt notes that I love in the aftertaste. Bring this back as a stand alone.....please...

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -54.4%

Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,072 ratings.