Beer of the Week – Sierra Nevada Tumbler

Sierra Nevada Tumbler

This first cold snap seems to be wearing off, and after spending the weekend in Mississippi at a Cub Scout Fall Encampment, Sunday evening found me defrosting at home and in need of another good winter beer. On the way home we stopped at Cannata’s for some meat to grill and i made my way to the beer section. Sierra Nevada’s Tumber is an American Brown Ale, and a damned fine one – so when i saw that they had it, I pounced.

Poured into the glass it’s straight brown in color with a thick, foamy head and substantial lacing. The nose is bready, malty, and coffee/caramel with a HINT of brown sugar once it warmed up in the glass. The palate is greeted by toasty/smoky malts, breads, espresso, brown sugar with just a hint of spice, and a full bodied mouthfeel is complimented by the perfect amount of carbonation for this type of brew. Aftertaste was slightly sweet and smoky.

Overall this one is a perfect Autumn seasonal! Each sip actually TASTED like Fall should – earthy, malty and chewy enough to be called a good, dark beer.

4.5/5

-Joel

Joel is a local beer enthusiast, home brewer, member of the American Homebrewers Association®, The Louisiana Craft Brewers Guild and is a Cicerone® Program Certified Beer Server

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