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

BA SCORE
86
very good
3,377 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
Ratings:
3,377
Reviews:
1,113
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
Wants:
105
Gots:
336
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 3,377 |  Reviews: 1,113
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Draft at Delaney's. Serviceable brown. Very dark brown, almost opaque. 3/8 inch of white foamy head. Some lace. Neutral aroma. Served a little on the cold side. Very drinkable, on the sweet side. The head looked a little unusual pattern, like mould spores.A tad below average mouthfeel.

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Photo of acurtis
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Brown with some reddish tinge. Big frothy head, 3.5 fingers, light brown tinge to it.

S: Sweet, nutty and some malt.

T: Roasted nut taste, milk chocolate notes, bread and malt mixed in.

M: Very smooth, mild to moderate carbonation, medium body

Overall: Very nice flavor. One of the better browns I have had. Its flavorful, not bitter and less watered down than many browns out there.

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Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark iced tea color with a 1 inch puffy light brown head that settles to a thin cap. Nice rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, slight caramel, and some spices. Taste is of toasted bread, burnt caramel, and a spicy flavor on the finish. There is a bitter spice taste that lingers on the back of the tongue after each sip. The carbonation level on this one is good with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good brown ale that is very appropriate for a Fall beer. The toasty malt smells and flavors remind me very much of the season.

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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

perfect for the season. pours a mahogany brown color, ruby red when held up to the setting sun. big creamy tan head that only reduces slightly as it sits. has a fantastic rich roasted flavor with just a hint of booze coming through as it warms. i think its lighter body is a double edged sword... it doesnt all the way stand up to the chilly wind outside because its light in my belly, but at the same time, i could put a 6pack of these away no problem. delicious!

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a clear looking brown color with a decent looking head on to. The lacing was minimal and the head faded kind face. the smell of the beer was roasted and a little nutty. The flavor of the beer is pretty good, it's got a little bit of autumn spice to it with the roasted nuts and malts. There isn't a lot of hops in this one. The mouthfeel is pretty smooth and is almost medium bodied. Overall it's not a bad brown ale. It's worth trying if you like this brewery or this style.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A new offering from Sierra Nevada, one of the most consistent breweries out there. Pours a nice mahogany color, nice nutty smell to it... nice looking beer on our hands. Taste is medium bodied, nice mouthfeel to it. Taste has some good maltiness to it, slight bit of hop backbone.. a bit boring overall of a taste though to be honest. Could have used some more nut/caramel type of flavors in there, finish is a bit underwhelming too. Definitely an above average brown ale, but I thought SN could have done a tad bit better.. still pretty damn good though.

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Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy brownish in color and poured with a thin beige head, but one that has good retention properties. A light to moderate amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are aromas of roasted malts and nuts in the nose.
T: The overall taste is rather malty and has flavors of toasted malts and nuts along with hints of brown sugar, caramel, toffee and sweetness. The finish has a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and relatively smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a bit of dryness in the finish.
D: The beer is extremely easy to drink and is a perfect fall offering that's quite sessionable.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A neutral, crisps, and seriously clean beer- the signatures of Sierra Nevada are felt through and through in this moderate American Brown.

Malty-rich aromas of toast are followed by toffee, chocolate, and nuttiness. Piney hops weave into the malt mix with a sprucy-spicy note that gives an element of pep to the beer

Toffee sweetness is met with acrid roast flavor that balance each other and contribute to the masculine matrix. Woody, pine, nutty, and toast continue the flavorful variety while offering up bold bitterness that pushes the envelope of balance. Clean flavors throughout with no mention of fruity esters or phenolics.

Medium early, medium at mid palate, and medium late, this Brown has a consistent malty texture from sip to finish. Very late hop drying and fleeting malt toasty crispness take hold and allow only for a linger of pine.

A terrific Brown Ale that has everything that the style perscribes. However, with no real outstanding character, the beer is hard to celebrate.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of kojevergas
2.66/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

33cl brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a four finger head of good cream lacing, decent thickness, and good retention. Colour is a nontransparent dark brown.

Sm: Cream and caramel is all me broken nose can discern. Aroma is of moderate strength.

T: Some light nuts, some bland cream (missing proper placement), light caramel, and... that's it. This is a generic beer with a simple build and a sloppy balance. It's almost a bit watery around the climax as well.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Too wet, in fact. Doesn't feel tailored to the flavours at all.

Dr: It's cheap but forgettable. Leave this for committed fans of the style. I'm unimpressed.

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Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of largadeer
1.9/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle into a nonic. Beautiful caramel brown color, clear and effervescent. The off-white head shows great retention, making for a great looking beer.

The aroma is ... off. Pretty strong sulfur and mineral. Some nice toasted malt beneath that, and a bit of toffee and roasted nuts. I'm surprised Sierra Nevada released this, the sulfuric character isn't subtle at all.

Tastes a bit better, toast and toffee up front, but also a bit of rotting egg and mineral, along with a bit of grain husk astringency and herbal hops. Mouthfeel is thin, and the finish pretty rough. Yeah, this is pretty bad. This beer should not have been released in its current state.

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Photo of zeff80
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, cola brown color with a two-finger, light brown head of thick foam. It was short lived and left very little lacing.

S - It smelled of roasted malt and some floral notes.

T - It tasted of rich roasted malts with mild coffee notes. There was a slight hop bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - This is a very nice brown ale. It actually tasted like autumn.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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