Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Brew Review: Sierra Nevada Tumbler
Beer: Sierra Nevada Tumbler
Location: Chico, CA
Type: Autum Brown Ale
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.
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!