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

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86
very good
3,376 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:
3,376
Reviews:
1,113
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
338
For Trade:
0
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4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 12 July 2011.

Pours a deep mahogany color, brown with strong reddish highlights. Clear, but dark enough that little light actually makes it through. One-finger cream-colored head, decent retention and nice lacing. A good-looking brown ale.

Smells sweet and malty, with some nice nut aromas and a touch of dark fruit. A hint of toasty malts, too, with some wood. Quite pleasant, smooth and well-rounded.

Taste is also solid. Has a bit of smoky flavor, but mostly it's nutty and woody toasted malts. As with the smell, it's really smooth, with no sharp edges sticking out. The pieces are so well integrated it's tough to pull them out as individual elements. A touch of hops lifts that flavors at the end, leading into a mild bitter and woody finish.

Medium-bodied, with higher carbonation than the average brown ale. Tingly and a bit sticky.

This is one of the tastier brown ales I've had in quite a while. Kudos to SN! Everything about it is solid, and it's so smooth and balanced. Will definitely be drinking more of this.

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

A - Pours a deep brown with a big foamy mocha head. Tight bubbles. Lacing sticks.

S - Some lightly roasted malt. Hints at spices and some caramel as well.

T - A nice roasty character with some caramel hints. The malt gives way to some earthy hoppiness and a clean, semi-bitter finish. It was a fair balance. At first, a bit more hopped than I'd like, but it grew on me throughout the brew.

MF - A medium feel, good carbonation. I did not find this to be overcarbonated.

O - A solid choice. A good malt profile. Would recommend to those who like a moderate hoppy presence in a brown.

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Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 3,376 ratings.
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