Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Tumbler Autumn Brown AleTumbler Autumn Brown Ale
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #167
Ranked #18,906
3.84 | pDev: 11.46%
May 29, 2021
Jul 25, 2010
Very Good
Tumbler Autumn Brown AleTumbler Autumn Brown Ale
Notes: 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)
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3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Bluecrow from New York

-clear, brown bottle pour with a thin foam cap that dissipates quickly and a sweet malt aroma.
The flavor is caramel forward with woody hop notes.
The finish is clean

This is a pleasing brew. I hope it is brewed seasonally again.

May 29, 2021
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3.02/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Sigmund from Norway

355 ml bottle, in Nevada City. Reddish brown colour, off-white head. Malty and nutty aroma and flavour, with notes of burnt caramel. Moderate hops in the finish. I’m sorry, but brown ales like this one rarely make me ecstatic. This one is no exception, even though it is made by the capable brewers of Sierra Nevada. Nothing wrong with it, just not my favourite style.

May 10, 2021
3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 07, 2020
3.75 by MJSFS from Florida on Dec 07, 2019
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

From old, undated notes. Had this on draft.

Nice head which quickly disspates.

Decent lacing.

Rich brown appearance, but see-through.

Maple syrup nose.

Coffee flavor, hop profile very present.

Perhaps a bit too carbonated, but a fine fall brown.

Nov 10, 2019
3.73 by emerge077 from Illinois on Jun 14, 2019
3.89 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 25, 2019
4 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Apr 12, 2019
3.98 by Jodio from Texas on Feb 18, 2019
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MoreBeer4me from New Jersey

Decent brown ale. Slightly both bitter and sweet. Well rounded, snappy, somewhat spicy taste with a hint of coffee and chocolate. At only 5.5% ABV its a very good beer.

Dec 22, 2018
3.75 by mwvman from Indiana on Dec 22, 2018
4.35 by JustCamIt from Virginia on Dec 09, 2018
4.5 by AngusOg from North Carolina on Dec 02, 2018
4 by hopley from Massachusetts on Nov 27, 2018
3.62 by O-Meg from New York on Nov 23, 2018
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4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jadpsu from Georgia

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.

Nov 22, 2018
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3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

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.

Nov 22, 2018
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by orcrist_cleaver from New York

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.

Nov 22, 2018
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3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RyanK252 from California

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.

Nov 21, 2018
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3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jjamadorphd from Florida

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.)

Nov 17, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Beersnake1 from California

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.

Nov 16, 2018
3.81 by Z_isSleeping from Tennessee on Nov 07, 2018
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3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mothmanscott from Georgia

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.

Nov 04, 2018
3.41 by Hunamaga from New York on Nov 04, 2018
3.99 by Daveshek28 from New York on Oct 30, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DarkSideOfTheMoon from Virginia

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.

Oct 27, 2018
4.03 by weareallfalafel from Virginia on Oct 25, 2018
2.93 by antihero404 from California on Oct 24, 2018
4 by R11415 from New York on Oct 22, 2018
4 by Gkruszewski from New York on Oct 21, 2018
3.83 by Dkloubec from Illinois on Oct 20, 2018
3.64 by lrend13 from Wisconsin on Oct 20, 2018
3.92 by brewnme from Maine on Oct 19, 2018
3.83 by smutty33 from Connecticut on Oct 17, 2018
3.72 by dcbeers from District of Columbia on Oct 17, 2018
4.75 by SmokySignals from North Carolina on Oct 16, 2018
3.85 by tjb27 from Minnesota on Oct 15, 2018
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4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by deleted_user_995920

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.

Oct 12, 2018
3.75 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 11, 2018
3.67 by WickedBeer from Alabama on Oct 11, 2018
Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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