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

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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Ratings: 3,381 |  Reviews: 1,115
Photo of projektyle
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Stevedore
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle from the 2013 seasonal release poured into a Founders snifter today 10/2/2013.

Pours a deep brown body with an effervescent offwhite head that dissipates over the course of a few minutes, leaving thick lacing. Doesn't illuminate much. The lacing sticks a bit as the beer drinks down, but nothing too special.

Smell is pretty ordinary to be honest. It smells just like SNPA but without hops.. its probably that Chico yeast scent. A bit of toffee and bread, some of that spicy Chico yeast flavour. Not a whole lot else, not particularly strong or even anything-forward.

The flavour profile is solid. The toffee and caramel sweetness nicely balances out the mild piney bitterness on the backend. The yeast's spicy flavour persists throughout, creating a nice blend of different flavours. Very drinkable.

A bit thin, watery but not too much so for the style. It's not too dry, pretty refreshing actually. Carbonation is solid, and its very drinkable. Thats all I can really say about this beer.

Its a decent brown ale. I've had better brown ales, but this isn't the worst brown ale out there, especially at the typical Sierra Nevada price point. This feels kind of SNPA without the hops.. I would definitely take Surly Bender or DFH Indian Brown over this any day.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Chessmaster
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a medium brown with a half to one inch head that quickly dissipated. Carbonation seems almost soda like in appearance but does not taste that way in the mouth, fortunately.

Taste is crisp and clean malt, almost overshadowed by hop bitterness - yet the hops are balanced - just barely.

Smell is primarily piney hops.

Overall a refreshing and tasty brew, balancing on the edge of a delicate hop/ malt balance. Not my favorite, but quite nice nonetheless

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of FlyingBull
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this beer in a 6 at a local market.

This beer poured a clear very dark amber to ruby brown, with 2' of light tan head that settled down to less than an inch after about 10 minutes. Good lacing down the sides as I drank it. The aroma was a strong spicy smell with pine. There was some sweet caramel malt in the background. Upfront, there was a nice spicy and piney hop flavor balanced nicely by malt and light caramel sweetness. The bitterness was balanced and both the malt flavor and hop flavor lingered for a few minutes. The mouth feel was medium bodied with a nice pleasant carbonation.

Overall, I was impressed with this beer and liked it very much. I found it balanced, very easy to drink, and very tastie. I'm looking forward to my next one.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 70.1% out of 100 with 3,381 ratings
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