Beer Review: Tumbler by Sierra Nevada
Tumbler, an Autumn Brown Ale, comes to us from Sierra Nevada, and has a solid malty presence. Tumbler does not come off very hoppy, yet it has the same IBUs as Sierra Nevada’s Pale Ale (37 IBUs). I noticed a earthy, caramel aroma with some nuttiness on the first sip. The flavor profile reflects the aroma, but with added notes of burnt sugar and a bit of smoke.
The beer is medium bodied. I normally consider browns to be a decent summer beer, but this one is too heavy for the summer heat. As an Autumn seasonal, that is not a problem. Drink before the snow falls Tumbler is a bit too light for a snowy winter day.
I bought a case of this after trying a six pack. If friends consider you a “connoisseur” , you are often expected to show up at parties and tailgates with a decent beer. Tumbler is a affordable option to take to fall festivities. Overall, this is a nice addition to Sierra Nevada’s lineup, and I look forward to sharing it with my friends.