Beer 301/365 – Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale

Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale

Style: American Brown Ale

ABV: 5.5%

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: A bit hoppy for a brown ale, but this is a good thing.

Will I be drinking this again: Probably, pretty unique beer in a style that is usually pretty tame.

Grade: B+

9/5/2010: I heard rumors that they were going to stop making Tumbler, anyone know if this is true? It seems like a lot of the bigger craft breweries are moving away from the brown ale style all together. Goose Island just recently announced that they are no longer going to bottle their nut brown ale. I guess their time is better spent brewing the “big beers” that have been the fad lately.

Very strong toffee aromas in the nose. The flavor follows the nose, lots of toffee, semi-woody, some earthiness there, and a quick punch of hop bitterness at the end. Lots of flavors for a beer that is only 5.5%. Mouthfeel is right about average, and a bit under carbonated. Overall I like this beer a lot, but nothing super special about Tumbler to bump it into the A- range.

Picture of the day: Good thing you took the time to make this bed for your cat.

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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. This is one of my favorite current everyday drinking beers right now. Just a solid beer with lots of flavor. Wish it wasn’t a seasonal but I will take what I can get of it now. Sierra Nevada has a strong one here.

    • Totally agreed! I plan on picking up a few more next time I head up to VE.

  2. i hate pumpkin beer / oktoberfest time of year but this was pretty good and nice for a change. would like to see more people brewing good weizenbocks as it could save the september/october beer season.

    • Yeah weizenbocks aren’t a bad choice for this time of year. Good call on that I might have to pick up some more of those.


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