Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Chico, CA

Grade: B
ABV: 5.5%
Style: Brown Ale
Serve in: Dimpled mug

The beer is a dark copper/bronze, leaving behind spotty lacing and a small layer of bubbles. Sierra Nevada claims that it uses malts (2-row pale, crystal, chocolate and smoked) within days of their roasting to bring out the best malt character. This is first apparent in the aroma; lots of toasted, sweet malts, along with a slight hoppiness.

The taste is toasted, almost burnt bread, pepper, caramel and pine. There is a nice balance and strong focus on those toasted/roasty notes. The resiny presence of hops give the beer a very earthy feel and dry finish. The carbonation is a little bit too stinging, though the beer remains clean and with a crisp sharpness in the end.


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