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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3.84/5
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3,395 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown AleSierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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)

Added by Mebuzzard on 07-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,780
Reviews:
1,119
Ratings:
3,395
pDev:
11.46%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
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Photo of BenHoppy
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A dark brown, chocolatey beer with flavors of chocolate, nuts, roasted malts, caramel, and hops. Okay for what it is, and does hit the mood of fall.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass, from the Fall Pack. Bottled on '07/12/18 13:42'.
Clear, ruby brown colored body, with mahogany highlights when backlit. Fluffy, very light tan head (about two fingers) upon pouring recedes to thick, bubbly cap. Leaves behind scattered webs of lacing.
Aroma of roasted malts with chocolate, which is a perfect autumn reminder.
Taste introduces some mild smoke into the flavors of chocolaty malts, and what appears to be floral hops. Very nice balance of flavors. Bitterness is kept to a minimum. A little bit of red grape adds another nuance. Slightly sweet above the roast.
Smooth, slightly creamy mouth feel, with medium body. Slightly dry in the finish.
Well done for a style that does not allow for extreme expression, and thus will have medium level review numbers. This beer is a perfect reminder of the crisp days of fall.

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Photo of SolarPower36
2.95/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jkblr
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 7/10/18 (36 days ago) poured into an English dimpled mug at fridge temp 5.5% ABV. The beer pours medium brown in color with light tan head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is mild with a little roasted malt and chocolate coming through. The taste is mild roasted malt along with earthy hops. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied and adequately carbonated. The finish is dry and slightly bitter. Overall, very good to excellent. A delicious & balanced beer for any occasion.

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

A really tasty, solid brown ale. A style I personally believe doesn't get the respect it's due.

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Photo of sweetbrew82
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bongobeer
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npdevil27
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobstockwell
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Many times I have had this beer and it's always been poured into a mug, becher pint glass, or nonic pint glass.
The appearance was always the same - stiff mostly dark brown color with a sustaining healthy finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a fairly slow pace. Always - the fair and low key structured speckled glossy lace. Always loved how it always did that to all of my glasses.
The aroma definitely spoke of a true "American Brown ale" with the gentle citrus to piney hoppy notes just above the roasted malt bill and pulling in some nuts, caramel and toffee.
The flavor was moderately bitter and then becoming fully bittersweet with some nice ample roasted malty notes and mildly playing with the aftertaste in the same sort of way.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt on par. Nice hoppy bitter to sweet and roasted maltiness in the finish.
Overall, if you're looking for the quintessential "American brown ale" packed with hops and the roasted malt bill, look no further, this is your guy.

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Photo of DuncanBishop24
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sethcroisant
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CurtisD
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenBayBA
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I could drink this all fall!

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Photo of adam36
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark reddish brown color with a 1.5 finger width foamy head. Head retention is excellent as is lacing. Difficult to get much of an aroma from it. Very weak. Hints of darker malts and slight dark fruits. Bready taste. Lighter on the dark fruits. Very slightly roasted malts with mild coffee at the end. Does have a more silky taste to it. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of davidward
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best brown ales I've had. Not too sweet, but very drinkable with nice malty overtones and a slight hoppiness.

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Photo of deniserat
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 3,395 ratings