If there is a surprise this fall, it’s the new Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in California.
Nut brown, good bitterness and a pleasant aftertaste have made this beer the favorite with employee Isaiah and others.
From their site:
As the nights grow cool, the leaves on the valley oaks begin to turn and fall. In honor of this yearly dance, we bring you Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale and invite you to enjoy the show. We use malt within days of roasting at the peak of its flavor to give Tumbler a gracefully smooth malt character. So pour a glass, and grab a window seat to watch as the leaves come tumbling down.
alcohol content 5.5% by volume yeast Ale Yeast
beginning gravity 13.6 Plato bittering hops Challenger
ending gravity 3.5 Plato
bitterness units 37 finishing hops Challenger & Yakima Goldings
malts Two-row Pale, Crystal, Chocolate & Smoked
Reviews on the internet are also very positive. Sourced at beeradvocate.com
From Jason, in Winthrop, MA
Chunky lacing from a well formed head, tawny with a mild haze. Toasty sweet aroma with a kiss of oily hop and nutty yeast. Very smooth, moderate sized body. Toasted malt runs as far as unsweetened chocolate and chicory with some mild biscuity flavors as a base. Modest hopping for this brewery but more than enough bitterness to balance. Quick flash of brown sugar. Clean throughout, drying toasted finish.
A great switch up for SN, they just broadened their range … A solid brown for sure.
And from thegodfather2701:
Overall, this beer didn’t disappoint. I thought it would be much hoppier, but Sierra Nevada did their best to stay true to the style and created what I consider a gem. I definitely recommend this beer and hope to enjoy it again in the near future.
If you like the glassware in the picture, try their gift shop, here. Most of the offerings are only $3.00 a glass!
Get ready for the Coming of the Great Pumpkin Give-away!
We will trade you a carved pumpkin for up to $7 off a 6 pack of beer. Get a free six pack of Bud or Coors or pay just a couple dollars for New Belgium or other microbrew.
We will display your pumpkins all weekend in front of the store. Come by and see them glow! October 29, 30 and 31st only!!!
Jack O’Lanterns must be in acceptable condition. We reserve the right to refuse Jack O’Lanterns and discount. Limit one per family.