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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Celebration was originally brewed for our Pub brewer’s daughter, Gabrielle, in honor of her first birthday in 2002. It is also brewed for American beer month, (July). The luscious red hue is obtained by using pure crystal malt. Plentiful Cascade and Centennial hops are then used to balance the rich malt sweetness.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2011
This brew was just reintroduced at the Claybourn brewpub last Thursday. Poured into an Imperial pint glass from the cask. 4.5 A: Suprisingly clear deep amber color. Thick, super creamy head. 3.0 S: Bready, but not much else going on. Not really any yeast character. 3.5 T: Low hop profile. Bready, but overall very neutral. 4.0 M: Very light body, but silky smooth. This would have been a 5 if the body was a bit thicker. 3.5 D: Some good aspects and some bad make this an average, drinkable brew. Serving type: cask Reviewed on: 06-28-2009 04:06:41

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2009
On tap at GI Clybourn 7/20/09. Pours amber-brown with light white head. Caramel and pine hops. Bitter up front, then a funky sweetness, then a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thelizard (46) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JUL 18, 2009
On tap at the GI Clybourn brewpub. Poured a deep red, with minimal aroma. Primarily hoppy taste. Reminded me of a less-strong IPA. I enjoyed it as an after-dinner drink.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattmc1973 (477) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2009
On tap at Goose Island Wrigleyville. Deep rich red color, with small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, mild citrus hops. Taste is nutty, toasty caramel malt. Crisp medium mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBunker (725) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2009
On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is of grass, malt, light hops, and caramel. Taste is of grassy hops, grain, and pine. Has a bready malt backbone that evens the beer out. Lingering taste of caramel. Mouthfeel is light and heavily carbonated. Crisp and easy drinking, but nothing amazing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Draft at Clybourn. Poured a slightly hazy dark orange color with an off white head. Smelled of flowery/citrusy hops and a bit of graham cracker. Light to medium bodied and on the dry side. I tasted caramel, citrus fruits, and toasted bread. Decent enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2008
draft at brewpub- quite tasty- Irish ale? That’s weird, because it’s touted as a hoppy amber, and tastes fairly piney and citrusy. Nice dry hoppyness to the brew. A patron at the bar tipped me off to a nice little drink- a pint of the ipa topped with the celebration. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kseecs16 (1207) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Draught at the pub. Cascade and centennial aroma, mild flavor of hops medium bodied. Very drinkabe with a dry finish. Big lacing thin off white head. Dry toasty malt body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2008
draft at GI cly....pours a medium slightly hazy caramel brown with a thin wispy white head.... decent intermingling of caramel malt and grassy ops. more of that crystal malt than hops...similar to the nose, a favorable balance of malt and a moderate degree of grassy bitterness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2008
on tap at GI LPB. pours hazy amber with white head. nose has some nice hop notes of citrus and melon, some biscuity malt coming through too. flavor is citrusy with toasted malts. chewy, and the crystal malt used becomes cloying. pretty hopped up but not something i could drink more than a half pint of.


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