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
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:
#17,519
Reviews:
1,133
Ratings:
3,430
pDev:
11.46%
 
 
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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

Photo of tjb27
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Looks dark almost stout like, when held to the light it is a dark,deep, cinnamon red color. Nice fluffy creamy head.Much lacing. Smells like hops, fireplace, toasted cacao. Taste is very unlike any other brown ale I have had< Starting with Newcastle.Feels creamy,velvety smooth, nice carbonation throughout, as well as head retention. Overall a complex beer with many positives. Great take on their first attempt at an American brown ale. Sierra Nevada is rarely disappointing.

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

Photo of WickedBeer
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teromous
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is from a Sierra Nevada Fall Pack. The back label has a marking in white stating "PKGD 07/10/18 1826"

Appearance: The beer has a dark brown body that borders on black. In the light it has a black walnut color. Although it is very dark it has good visible clarity. The head is large, thick, and frothy with a light tan to off-white color. It's picture perfect.

Aroma: There is a nice, light bit of spicy aroma that borders on allspice. It has a bit of char on the nose as well. Sniffing the glass a little longer reveals a faint bit of caramel.

Taste: There is a light bit of coffee flavor to the beer, a touch of carbon, and a bit of an earthy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It is very smooth and it washes across the palate like a gentle foam. The body is on the lower side of medium and it has a nice medium-sized bitterness. It has a clean finish and it is easy to drink.

Overall: This is a good, simple, enjoyable Brown Ale. If you are looking for a nice Brown Ale to enjoy, this will certainly satisfy your palate. I would drink it again and I would recommend it, even if you have another favorite Brown Ale. Give this one a shot and see how it stacks up. This would be worth buying a sixer of, if they sold it in that format.

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Photo of denver10
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of theBubba
3.02/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured with a great head that stood up. Nice lace that lingered. Except I don't want to look at a beer, I want to drink it. With enjoyment I should note. This one starts with a bit of sourness and finishes with a burnt bitterness. Not a smooth drinking brown ale by any account. There are much better choices out there.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into IPA glass. No date.
Nice cloudy mahogany look. Roasted malt smell Taste follows nose. Light easy feel. Overall a very good fall beer.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Almost black, with very dark brown edges. The head is small, beige, with decent retention and lacing.

S: Dark and milk chocolate, toffee, toasted brown bread, cocoa powder, cola, roasted cashews, and a hint of smoke.

T: Cola, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, toasted brown bread, caramel, toffee, hints of coffee, roasted nuts, and a smoky, lightly roasted finish. A touch of earthy, roasted bitterness, but pretty balanced.

F: Medium, slight prickly carbonation, slightly sticky.

O: An excellent brown ale! Complex and delicious.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TTAmod
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle dated 7/10/18 into a pint glass.

L: Clear, dark amber with a one finger off white head that sticks around for a bit. Sticky lacing down the sides of the glass.

N: Lots of toasted malts and chocolate on the nose. Very nice, strong smell.

T: A whisper of smoke up front yields to some hazelnut, cocoa, coffee. It finishes really long and roasty. Very dry and roasty flavor, which is exactly what I’m looking for in this style.

M: Great medium bodied ale that really helps the roastiness linger for a long while after the drink goes down.

O: A classic brown ale from SN that never disappoints and is a prime example of the style.

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Photo of mltobin
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Mdorn
4.74/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
2.72/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Sierra Nevada Tumbler Brown Ale - 5.5% ABV - 31 IBUs
Date: 07/31/18, tasted on 09/17/18.
Aroma: This one is right out of the fridge, but even so, the nose is very subdued. There is some caramel, maple syrup, and chocolate, but none of these stick out at all. There might be a slight nuttiness also.
Taste: Roasted malts and some bitter chocolate are all that is apparent on the first taste. This one seems to be seriously lacking in flavor. One positive thing I can say is that thankfully Tumbler isn't very sweet. Very mild coffee notes come out as it warms, though it is still very bland overall.
Biased comments: Well, its not too sweet and it has great bottle art and that is all I can say for this one. I had high hopes coming from Sierra Nevada, however this was just bland, uninteresting, and hardly worth the calories.

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Photo of nonnie864
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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