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

very good
3,377 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: 3,377 |  Reviews: 1,113
Photo of CloudStrife
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled August 5th 2012.

A: Pours a dark brown with hints of ruby. Thick 1 finger head that is whiter than anticipated. Still able to see some visible carbonation. Leaves some lacing on the sides

S: Roasted malts, hint of nutiness, coffee and chocolate. Some darker fruits like raisin and fig. Very pleasant.

T: Very roasty with loads more chocolate than I anticipated. Hints of coffee and carmel. Light hops in the background balance this out.

M: With the bold tastes it still manages to keep a light/medium body. Great carbonation and drinkability.

Overall one of my favorite fall seasons, not an Oktoberfest or a Pumpkin but still fits in well. Great transition from the light summer beers to the darker winter ones.

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Photo of iBeer16
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- pours a dark nut brown with a large light tan color head, lingers for a long time and leaves a plethora of great lacing.
S- toasted malts, nutty, grains, yeast, slight alcohol
T- malty, bready, yeasty, roasted crisp,
M- perfect body for fall, smooth, refreshing finish
O- great fall seasonal, great flavors and body.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of BigCheese
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle first time.

A: Brown with pumpkin hue, pours a medium beige head.

S: Biscuity malts, coco and espresso notes, maybe a hint of tobacco leaf.

T: Nice roasted maltiness. Lots of toffee and caramel. Honey and very slight floral hop finish. Pleasant. Some slight milk chocolate and coffee notes as well in background.

M: Medium carbonation, body is rather full for ABV, has a nice "chew" to it. Not too dominate on palate.

O: Nice to see a fall seasonal that isnt Pumpkin or Marzen, honestly this should replace marzens as the Fall Style. Malty enough for harvest style food and football, but not quite as dark as the blizzard/freezing water style brews (robust porters/stouts/winter warmers). One of SN best non hoppy beers.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown with great lacing. A very thin layer of foam dissipates almost immediately.

Smell: I initially smell mineral water. Then I find notes of black pepper and caramel. A nice smell, though I wish it were stronger.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Black pepper in the head. It definitely sticks to the palate. There are some rustic mineral flavors as well. A unique flavor combination. Spritzy mouthfeel that is very pleasant.

Overall Drinkability: If Sierra Nevada amped everything up here, this would be great. As is, it is a good beer.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of thecheapies
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium-to-dark reddish-brown with an eggy-white head that looks like it's been whipped up with a whisk. Excellent head retention; coating about a half-inch after several minutes from the initial pour.

Smells of roasted grains, mild leafy hops, earthiness, and nutty coffee. Very lightly smoky.

Snappy chocolate notes in the flavor. Aggressively toasty and bready with a smooth nuttiness. Backend coffee notes from the roast and other effects of high-kiln temperatures. Lightly bitter with some pronounced hoppy character in the middle. Very earthy brew with a taste appropriate for the season that it's released in.

Very smooth drink. Medium carbonation keeps it feeling slick.

Excellent brown ale. One of my autumn favorites, by far.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of BanjinTsuki
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Very unique beer, and I agree with the Bros on this - it is a must try. In short, a great looking beer with a great malt taste and excellent finish.

Appearance: A beautiful beer! The color of cream soda with a very deep foamy head that lasted several minutes and then graced the glass with ample lace long after the drink was finished - as any great malt beer should.

Smell: Smells like a toasted wheat bread crusts. I am guessing what I am picking up is the smoky roasted malt aromas. But there is a nutty element as well.

Taste: Complex and medium-bodied. The balance definitely tips to heavy sweet malted overtones, however, there is a sharp bitter hops contrast which complements the sweet, roasted, and smokey flavors. The bitter hops was quite unexpected for a roasted malt beer, but I enjoyed the contrast.

Mouthfeel: The weakest element of this beer. I picked up a strong metallic or tinny flavor which lingered long after a swallow. It kept me chasing more sips to wash out the finish. Which I guess is not a bad thing given the beer's overall flavor. It also was a bit heavy on the carbonation for a brown ale.

Overall: SN Tumbler is extremely well crafted. The superior look, smell, and taste overcomes any weaknesses in finish and mouthfeel.

I will definitely be looking to get this again when the amber leaves are falling off the trees and we are enjoying a little evening campfire. I encourage you to do the same!

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Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 3,377 ratings.
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