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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,378 |  Reviews: 1,114
Photo of ronjohn
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brentblackwell
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tjmiller718
4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MisledTitan
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stignacious
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TLWalsh
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful deep tawny brown with a quickly dissipating frothy head. Aroma is somewhat muted but slightly chocolatey. Has a slightly burnt nutty maltiness on your lounge, a little bit on the thin side. Yet another fine brew from SN. CHEERS!

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wattie83
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stella77artois
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheElectricOne
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warpig372
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CalebM
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of newdamage1
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrsqc7
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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Photo of Kubishark
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The best of Sierra Nevada's fall pack for sure.

A nice clear, reddish brown color. Smells malty and slightly chocolatey/coffee-like, like a porter or stout. Tastes sweet and roasted, very malty and a hint of nut and hop bitterness. Feel is surprisingly light and sessionable. I think this is my favorite SN brew of this fall, as I don't like the Oktoberfest as much as I did last year.

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Photo of hegg4345
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevehagy
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear ruby-brown body, soapy light tan head and thick layers of lace that suggest high alpha acids. Nose displays roasted nuttiness alongside roasted malt, with a fair to strong amount of earthy and piney hops. The hops and maltiness are nearly on a 1:1 ratio. The flavor is also split between chocolate, roasty maltiness, and bittering piney hops- not being much into 'hoppy' styles of beers, this is too much for me. It's pretty dry, and between the char and the hops it is solidly bitter and robust. Mouthfeel has far too much bite for my preference in brown ales. It also has a sticky quality to it, probably from gooey hops and not from residual sugars.
If it wasn't so hoppy it would probably be one of my favorite brown ales, as is it has one of the best malt bases of the "hoppy-take-on-a-________" style beers out there. The flavors were genius, until the piney hop finish blanketed these wonderful gustatory impressions. The mark of true genius, however, is being able to win one over with a style they don't enjoy, and so once again Sierra Nevada proves to me their mastery of the brewing arts.

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Photo of curtisjoseph
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zaktcc
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Miami66
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JGebers
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 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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