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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2007
ON tap at Clybourn, deep reddish brown, aroma of hops and some oak, nicely balanced hops and caramel flavor

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (614) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2007
On tap at Clybourn location. Dark copper color. Lots of spices, hoppy, with a dry finish. Good solid beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
IPALover (63) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Had this on cask at the brewpub. It was very nice and smooth but had a smooth hoppy red style flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2007
Cask @ the brewpub. Reddish golden coloured with a small head. Quite refreshing with malty and fruity notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Sampled at GI Clybourn location. Deep clear red with an off-white head. Fresh Cascade hop aroma with some toffee as well. Flavor has notes of toasted malt, pine and grapefruit/citrus. Moderately sweet, ends with a spicy hop finish. Very well-balanced. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and moderate carbonation. A very good session ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2006
On tap at Clybourn. This was an excellent brew! Poured a clear, deep iced tea/reddish brown with a tall, thick beige head. Big Cascade feel upfront (pine and powerful grapefruit).. with airy caramel and toffee beneath... floral hops waft through as it warms. Juicy grapefruit throughout.. with pine and more grapefruity bitterness around the mouth. Pine tingliness at the finish leaves a lasting impression. Sweet caramel malts provide the base, but remain in the background. Medium-bodied and very smooth! Ideal level of bitterness hits all the right place. Fitting Celebration for #900!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1370) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Had this on cask and it was quite a good beer. Not sure I would classify this as an irish ale. I’d say it was more of an apa, maybe an amber ale. Anyways, a good amount of citrusy grapefruit in there and a good malt balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Clear red. Great nose, sweet, lots of citric hops with a touch of fresh-cut grass. Nice flavor, initially quite sweet, then bitter. Hops are somewhat citric, but get a bit more of a woody hop to it as well. Great palate, very creamy and sticky. Could drink plenty of this one.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1796) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2005
On tap at Clybourn brewpub. Red-orange, clear, with an off-white head that is partially diminishing with nice, albeit uneven lacing. Spciy hop aroma, cinnamon and nutmeg hints with sweet toffee. Strong malts in the flavor, very caramelly. Biting hops are earthy, slightly piney. Very nicely balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Clear copper-red with a grayish wisp formation for the head. Aroma leads in with brown sugar, maple, molasses, hops and caramelized honey-roasted peanuts. Nice nutty malt complex lends a nice flavor profile. Pecans, hazelnuts and a quaff rounding out with freshly cracked walnuts. Caramel rolls in to sweeten it a bit with hopping efforts working to liven the palate feel. Can easily rest on its laurels as a top-notch Irish ale. Enjoyable stuff.


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