It’s getting late in the year now, and time to get wrap up the fall seasonals. Today is Sierra Nevada’s Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale. It’s a classic brown ale with a lot of caramel in the nose, and a medium body. The middle is malty and sweet, but not overly so. The sweetness trails off to a finish that’s nearly perfectly balanced with hops, with just a hint of bitterness. It’s a shame this is only a seasonal, because this is hands down one of my favorite brown ales, period.
I give it a 4.4 out of 5.