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

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Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown AleSierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale
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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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3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted almost a year and a half ago - reviewed from notes that were lost and recently found.

Pours medium brown with a dense light tan head that thins and lasts.

The smell is of roasted nuts, caramel and a slight touch of smoke.

The taste is of sweet caramel/toffee with roasted nuts. There is a light smoked character and a mild earthiness that balance the sweet malts.

It is medium-to-full bodied and pretty smooth.

This is an enjoyable, pretty standard, American brown ale. Another good brew from Sierra Nevada!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was served out of a 12oz. bottle dispensed into a glass....

Presentation - Very nice label and artwork in the typical Sierra Nevada style but with a Fall flair to it. Neck label states 2011 as this is a seasonal offering as well as a small description of the beer. Rear label also give a small description, the Sierra Nevada website, and the ABV.

Appearance - Pours out a deep brown color with a very nice 2 finger tan foam head that hangs around for quite a while before fading into a frothy covering. Head leaves an excellent lacing on the glass.

Smell - Smell is just wonderful. Sells of smokey roasted malts with coffee and nuttiness mixed in. Slight hints of a citrusy floral hoppiness are also evident.

Taste - Taste is extraordinary. Tastes of sweet roasted bready malts and nuttiness on the front end. Hints of toffee and roast coffee balance out the sweetness. A very light piney hoppiness can be detected which really mixes well with the rest of the flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. Has a slightly creamy feel.

Drinkability - The flavor and mouthfeel on this make it extremely drinkable. Very smooth and not all that filling for a medium bodied.

The only downside to this offering is that it is a seasonal and not offered year round. This is my favorite Brown Ale hands down and is my go to beer when it is available. From the smell to the taste to the reasonable price it is gonna be hard to beat Tumbler in any aspect. Highly recommended!!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz stubby brown bottle, nice autumn label. 2011 vintage, poured into my Schlafly APA glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy sienna beer, with lots of small sediment in suspension (is this dry-hopped)? Nice ivory cap with decent stick.

Smell: Cleaner than many English varieties, but not as hoppy as many American versions. Light esters, but fairly clean over all, with some mild caramel malt backing. Mild, but pleasant.

Taste: A bit more like an English example on the palate. Dry maltiness, with medium fruity bitterness, a bit of roast, and mild fruity esters. Nothing really sticks out; this comes together fairly well.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied.

Conclusion: This was better a bit fresher; I wish I woulda gotten around to reviewing it then. Picked this up for $5.99 so that they could bring in Celebration; the regular price is $7.99. At that price, I'd rate this about an 84 or so; a solid B I'd pick up once or twice a season.

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Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 3,387 ratings
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