Brew Review: Sierra Nevada Tumbler

by Kelli H. on October 16, 2012

Beer: Sierra Nevada Tumbler
Date: 10-10-12
Location: Chico, CA
Type: Autum Brown Ale
Availability: Seasonal
Alcohol: 5.5%
IBU’s: 37

Aroma: Bread, Chocolate, and smokey

Appearance: Very dark brown. Held into the light you can see a hint of amber/red. Creamy light brown head.

Body & Texture: Slight bite upon first sip. Medium-full bodied. Goes down very smooth.

Aftertaste: Malty, smokey, and a light chocolate taste.

Overall Impression:
This is the perfect fall beer. I think lots of new beer drinkers are sometimes put off by the appearance of a beer. If you judge this beer by the way it looks then you might never try it. I definitely used to look at dark beers and think to myself “Oh, I wouldn’t like that”, so I wouldn’t try it. I don’t have much experience with brown ales, but I’m finding out the more I try them, the more I like them. Tumbler would be a great beer to try if you’re just starting to dabble in brown ales. This is really the ultimate fall beer. Right now I can’t think of a beer I’d rather drink. It’s so smooth and velvety, and has such a delicious full flavor. I love that from one I can’t really feel any effect of alcohol. My mom, brother, David, and David’s mom have all tried it in my presence and everyone was very surprised and happy with this beer. I totally recommend Tumbler for your fall festivities this season!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Janine Ryan October 18, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Oooo this looks amazing. And I have to say, your beer photography is also amazing! I love the leaf in the pic! Perfect for fall! I’ll be picking this one up as soon as my SoberOctober challenge is over!!! Thanks for linking up in my DrinkUpLinkUp!

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sonia the mexigarian November 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Yep, I am one of those that looks at a dark beer and say “eh…. no”. but, I have found some dark beers that I do like. slowly but surely. going to have to hunt this one down for sure. i like those with the chocolate aftertaste. the coffee ones are a little off putting for me… though it’s because i’m not a big coffee drinker.

quick question, i noticed you change your glasses from beer to beer. are there certain glasses one should use per style of beer?

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Made in Sonoma November 2, 2012 at 5:59 pm

There are different glasses to use for specific types of beers. I’ve heard pint glasses are really not the best glasses for beer. I don’t know when to specifically use different glasses, but this site is helpful: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/101/glassware
I really love this glass though. David will even drink some out of wine glasses.

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