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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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:
#18,022
Reviews:
1,141
Ratings:
3,450
pDev:
11.46%
 
 
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Photo of JustCamIt
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of O-Meg
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jadpsu
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Impressive looking pour! Pours a very dark brown with some red hues, with a bold light brown sticky head that shows good retention and and superior side glass lace.
AROMA: Toasty bread malts, scents of burnt chocolate.
TASTE: Roasted malts, burnt chocolate, a touch of nuts, some sweetness up front. Dry at the finish.

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Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown with thin head that quickly dissipates to almost nothing. Lightly toasty, pale chocolate. Lightly sweet, moderately bitter with a light, resiny hop aftertaste.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: It's the exact dark brown/maroon of shade on this bag of All Dressed chips I'm staring at right now...glossy with a light and sweet coffee colored head.

S: A hint of smoky-sweet charred meats: brown sugar-ancho rub. Birch bark, sarsaparilla, and cocoa. Lemongrass; mango black tea. They have this smelling like a lightly hopped coffee porter.

M: Approaches a medium body. Smooth feel, fine carbonation, drier finish.

T: Hazelnut coffee creamer (not necessarily straight up). Wet dog, dank, catty papaya (in the best way possible). Roasted malt, tea like nuances, baker's chocolate, and toffee finish. I like it, or maybe I'm a sucker for smoked anything.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada Tumbler pint glass

A: Pours chestnut brown with a frothy tan head that settles to a firm layer and laces nicely.

S: Roasty toasty malt, cocoa powder, coffee, nutty, earthy, faint spice, and a touch of toffee sweetness.

T: Roasty toasty malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, nutty, earthy, faint spice, and a touch of toffee sweetness.

M: A touch on the lighter side of medium body, moderate carbonation, somewhat dry finish.

O: Loved this one back in the day. Glad to see it come around again at least in the Fall Pack.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sierra Nevada put out a really nice nut brown...

The beer poured out surprisingly black, I mean, black. It also poured out a nice looking head, thick, foamy, and with good lacing down the glass. The smell was nutty and malty, more so than others, but not overly expressive, which I can say the same about the taste. There were hints of nuts, some pine, and even some malt - all blending quite well. Mouthfeel was carbonated lightly, medium- to light-bodied, and even had a spicy after-feel. Overall, this was a solid nut brown ale, relatively full of flavor, and something I'll be glad to enjoy (seeing that I have a few more to go through.)

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage poured in 2018, so 5 years old. Poured from fridge temp. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is clove oil, peppermint, cinnamon, and toffee. Maybe a touch of fig. Taste is sweet, brown sugar, clove oil, caramal, herbal notes, tree trunk, slight bitterness, malts, bread, nuts, cinnamon, and a bit of maple. Mouthfeel is nice and medium bodied. Overall, a great beer that has aged well.

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

Photo of mothmanscott
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark brown with an orange hint among the ruby when held to the light. The pour produces a tight, frothy, 3 inch tan head which leaves rings & webs of lacing. Aroma is coffee/chocolate, caramel, molasses, spice, roasted nuts, toasted dark bread and a hint of smoke. Taste is bready dark, burnt malts: chocolate, caramel & molasses hints with roasted nuts & a little dark fruit. A floral hint rides in the back. Aftertaste is malty, slightly sour, bitter it develops a deep astringency late. Mouthfeel is moderate-heavy bodied with moderate carbonation, silky & creamy but quite prickly with a chalky aftertaste.

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Photo of Hunamaga
3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Daveshek28
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a creamy beige head. Definitely a lot on the nose with chocolate, toffee, and caramel coming through. Taste is very up-front with the same chocolate and toffee with roasted coffee and barley malts as well. Very drinkable and definitely one of the better brown ales out there.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of antihero404
2.93/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of R11415
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Dkloubec
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lrend13
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smutty33
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcbeers
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SmokySignals
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 3,450 ratings