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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 brewerís 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2004
5 oz sample at the brewpub. Translucent, deep red; clean, balanced nose, strongly hoppy. Balanced, clean smoothly malty body, quite hoppy for style I think. Pine, grapefruit, a bit of oak..the usual suspects. Little hard at the finish; refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2800) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Draft, at Goose Island. This batch was made just with Centennial hops as part of GIís Single Hop Summer. Despite a caramel-red appearance under a thin head, this still has a light mouthfeel, with the hops starting out flowery and peppery, then becoming more assertive in bitterness as I work my way down the glass. Thereís actually some alcohol warmth coming in, too.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2208) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2004
Nice hoppy aroma. Cloudy dark orange with an off-white head. Sublte malt and featuring a low to moderate hop profile. A nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2004
(On cask, single-hopped 2004 edition, GI Clybourn) Iím a sucker for centennial hops, so this really caught me. Grassy, citrusy hop nose; quite sweet in flavor with a good dose of hop bitterness and floral notes off the centennials.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Cask pull at Clybourn. This one changed over the time I drank it, and it was pretty tepid when I got it, so I donít think it was due to temperature change. Color lives up to the name, ruby red, sparkling, with a small white head. At first, it seemed characterless, with a nice bitterness (but the same bitter hops that I taste in most Goose Island beers). As the beer drained, though, the taste became a blend of black cherry and bubblegum, which was nice with the hoppy finish. At first, I would say it was not special. Maybe as I got drunker, it got better.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2003
This was cask conditioned. Amber reddish coloring with a lsight head. Light herbal aroma. Plalte was also light at first and then there was a bit of a "bite" from the grapefruit, slightly astrigent which lingers at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Light cedar colour, may be closer to straw than red, slightly transparent with a lingering creamy head. Strong, sweet candy hop aroma with a great balance of malt. Good even flavours of toasty hops and sweet caramel malt. Clean and wet on the palate with a nice lingering bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Amber colored with an off-white head. Caramel, nut and lightly toasted malt provides a decent sweet start, before being brutally removed from the scene by strong pine, grapefruit and spicy hops. Really not all that great. Just sort of a run of the mill red with strong hops and little malt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
(cask): Clear ruby with minimal off-white head. Aroma is pleasant herbal hoppy. Taste is medium sweet up top before turning herbal and grapefruit hoppy. Smooth medium body with minimal carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2003
RBSG2003 (On Cask) Crystal clear, burnt orange brew. Quite beautiful. No head. The nose is piney and peppery. Notes of leather and English toffee. The flavor is malty with hints of butterscotch. Nice, evergreen-laden, acrid hop presence. Flat, medium-bodied brew with an oily mouthfeel. Lengthy, astringent finish.


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