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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
BA SCORE
3.84/5
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3,383 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
Ranking:
#10,353
Reviews:
1,115
Ratings:
3,383
pDev:
11.46%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
108
Gots:
340
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,383 |  Reviews: 1,115
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours warm brown with hues of red. The generously tall and creamy tan head takes some time to sink into nice lacings.

S: Dry; black coffee, dark chocolate and faint vanilla. Caramell malt, roasted, holding some sweetness. Some nuts.

T: Surprisingly malty, roasted in a way that makes me think of Rauchbier; smoked ham and sausages. Rich smooth coffee and dark bitter chocolate. Hops but far from the powerful American-style as Sierra Nevada usually use; very mild citric and piney notes. Very nice.

M: Body is full while carbonation is held back. Aftertaste is long and almost like what you would expect from an Espresso; bitter.

O: Man, this was nice. Surprisingly enough it was made by Sierra Nevada; low on what makes American-hops American - far from what Sierra utsually puts on the market.

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Photo of melissab318
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of Lantern
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of vancurly
3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a haze-free chestnut/copper brown. Thick beige/tan head, some bubbling and good lacing.

Initial aroma of metallic hop, some caramel and breadcrusts. Later some biscuit, a light hint of chocolate, and hazelnut.

Rich malt flavour profile, with a touch porter-like ash/roasted note. Hop profile is a subdued light resin note, maybe some spice seed. There's a late bitterness and a hint of licorice.

Smooth body, with a touch of ash astringency.

All up fairly innocuous. Well balanced and tasty, but coulf be richer for mine, although this would probably put it into the porter category.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MTNboy
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber-brown body with average off white head and lace.

Smell: Mainly nutty and sweet toffee tones.

Taste: It has strong malt flavors, roasted toffee, caramel and has a nutty start and aftertaste. There is a bit herbal hops taste to it as well.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is a bit dry and somewhat chewy.

Overall: Not bad I thought it was a great autumn beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of jbphoto88
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A leather brown beer with a thick helping of suds on top. The fluffy cap is beige and spongy as it sticks to everything it touches. Clear brew with fine streams of bubbles feeding the lucious head.

The nose is sweet and malty with hints of caramel and roasted grains. The smell is very fresh and the grains absolutely have control of this one.

Taste is a little less impressive then the scent. The same roasted and caramelized grains are there but in a washed out demeanor. There is also a tartness to this beer that comes close to a metallic acidity kind of like over steeped tea.

A mild mouthfeel with a small spark of carbonation and medium body. This is a smooth easy drinking beverage but not something that's amazing. Good on a fall day and not very offensive to beer novices but a touch dull in the long run. Worth a try but probably one I won't buy again.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of ccarney2
3.02/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Poured into a pint glass. Beautiful dark brown/cherry color. The deep red is really visible near the sides of the glass. Pours about 2 fingers of off white head

Smell - Almost no hop aroma, very mild smell of roasted malt, and maybe a little burnt caramel also. Really faint smell, you kind of have to search for it.

Taste - Malts dominate the taste of this beer, with a bit of a nutty slightly spicy finish. Not much of the hops are noticeable.

Mouthfeel - Nice carbonation and balanced body/thickness.

Overall - Decent beer, but nothing to really rave about in my opinion. Very drinkable, but also pretty mild flavors.

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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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