Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown AleSierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale
3,383 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown AleSierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale

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

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

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Ratings: 3,383 |  Reviews: 1,115
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into tulip glass.

A: Pours dark brown with ruby around the edges. Spongy/rocky off-white head. The head is very substantial and mine is leaving some nice lacing on its way down.

S: Not terribly impressed with the smell. Faint malts with a little hop in the background. Toasty breadiness, a LITTLE toffee. That tootsie roll smell I sometimes get with brown ales.

T: Bready malts are the big flavor here but you do get way more hops on this than your average brown. Maybe it's a west coast touch. It's definitely bitter for a brown ale. Slight brown sugar through the middle, but not much.

M: Medium bodied, fizzier than I expected, dry, bitter finish.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Very deep mahogany brown with lots of noticeable carbonation. Big off-white head with considerable lacing.

S: Clean sweet malts and nutty bread, little bit of a burnt toast.

T: Slightly bitter malt with a crisp nuttiness. Small hints of smoke and wood.

M: A little too carbonated for a brown, but has a nice and long finish.

O: I love autumn beers, and I love Sierra Nevada, and this one really hits the spot for me. I can see myself pounding a lot of these this fall.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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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%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.69/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

look is a clear amber with a creamy khaki head. smell is weak, malt, dust, wood, old leaves. Taste follows with woody and roasted flavors, but an old, chalky, dry leave taste dominates. Feel is slightly chalky and finishes pleasantly dry.

I bought a 12-pack of this on a whim and was disappointed, not a fan.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.03/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a regular glass. Woo, 2012 vintage!

A: Pours a dark reddish copper color with low vibrance. The head is a three finger cream color with decent retention and texture. A small amount of lacing is left on the glass.

S: Light hazelnut, some chocolate, grains, and a hint of hops. Nothing that pops out by any means, but it'a pleasant enough.

T: Aside from some initial hazelnut coffee notes and a finishing kick of earthy hops, this doesn't have a lot of flavor. It's not even particularly balanced, as there are too much in the way of alpha acids on the finish. Despite that, it's pretty pleasant, if rather simple.

M: A bit too chalky on the tongue for my tastes. The hops provide a slight kick of bitterness, but otherwise, it has a neutral finish. Well carbonated and easy to drink in spite of its niggles.

O: Not one of SN's better offerings. Having said that, it's an immensely drinkable brown ale that one could find themselves drinking 3-4 of in a sitting. At least it's well priced in typical SN fashion. Average, but worth a try once.

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Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 3,383 ratings
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