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

BA SCORE
86
very good
3,378 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:
3,378
Reviews:
1,114
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
339
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a perfect look; deep khaki head leaving lots of lacing. Colour is a deep brown with amber around the edges when held to the light.

Body is... malty but given a definite burnt flavor, with weird pine overtones. Not terrible but certainly leaving room for improvement.

Mouthfeel is more or less spot on. Slightly too carbonated but not by much.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a rich mahogany color with ruby spectrums. Produced a pillowy 2 finger, off-white head that slowly settles to about a 1/4 finger head. Moderate lacing.

The aroma is a sweet malt delight. Sweet caramel, syrup/molasses, toffee, biscuity hints, slight dark chocolate, nutty, with a little flair of spiciness.

Taste: sweet caramel/toffee, bready notes, a hint of dark chocolate, nuttiness.. Towards the end you get spice notes, then finishes with a wood & pine kick. The pine taste was bold for this beer. Kind of surprised me.

MF: medium-bodied with light carbonation makes for a smooth/creamy texture.

Very approachable & drinkable. Definitely makes for a nice autumn beer.

EDIT: I originally gave the drinkability a 4.0, but upon further drinking it got harder & harder to drink. I bought a six pack thinking it would make a decent session beer.. But I was wrong.. After about 2, it gets boring and bland.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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2.64/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Beige head with an overly hoppy taste.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured form a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Deep, rich, mahogany-brown with an off-white, 2-finger head and a touch of lacing.

S: Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some nuts, and a touch of marzipan.

T: Toasted malts and molasses up-front, with a smoky, smooth, crisp finish. Flavors of chocolate malts, toasted nuts, used coffee grounds, mature cherries, and raisins. There is a dryness to the swallow that fits well, as it reminds one of dead leaves. It adds a nice balance to the maltiness of traditional brown ales.

M: Simple, middle-of-the-road feel that neither adds, nor detracts from the quality of the beer. A touch heavier than your typical brown, but this is a good thing.

O: For a seasonal brown ale, this is quite tasty. I'm not a huge fan of many autumn offerings, and this is certainly above-par. That being said, when judged independent of its season, this beer is nothing too special.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 3,378 ratings.
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