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RATINGS: 3520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale represents a time honored tradition of brewing a special beer for the holiday season. There are generous portions of barley malts and fine whole hops of several varieties, creating a brew with a full, rich and hearty character.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1665) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 10, 2016
On tap @ Sur & Bitter, Sandnes. Pours dark golden, with a creamy, off white head. Aroma is hoppy tropical notes of mango, apricots, pineapples and oranges, floral notes and malty notes of bread and toffee. Creamy body, with average carbonation. Flavour is bitter hops, with pine, orange peel and tropical notes of mango, apricots and litchi, as well as malty notes of bread, caramel and honey. Sweet, hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (500) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - APR 6, 2016
Homályos sötét borostyán szín, közepes, tartós hab. Illata enyhe, ipás. Kellemesen kesernyés, lágy ipás ízvilág, nem túl sok gyantával. Utóíze keserű, enyhe citrussal és gyantával. Közepesen testes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (2392) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2016
Had this one a while back. Pours a bright orange and gold. Dank and heavy with tons of lacing and sticky head. Pine and grapefruit abound. Just so, so drinkable with moderate bitterness and mild sweet malts. Holy crap, so fresh and frutiy!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1304) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 20, 2016
330ml bottle served in regular glass. Enjoyed in Hong Kong.
A: Pours a beautiful slightly cloudy amber color forming a big and creamy, light beige and soapy head with good retention. Forms tons of soapy and lingering lacings in the glass.
S: Caramel malts and fruits. Strong notes of grapefruit and orange zest. Hints of pine, honey, grass and pineapple. A bit boozy finish.
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel and grapefruit. Pine, honey, orange zest and grass. Great, intense and delicious bitterness.
M: Meidum body and carbonation. Great bittersweet balance. Grassy and pine persistent aftertaste.
O: Excellent drinkability. Excellent IPA. Sierra Nevada quality.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1234) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear orange-amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is a refreshing smell of pine. The taste is a great hop flavor. An excellent seasonal.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Don_Cristobal (1) - Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2016 does not count
Very good IPA, goes perfect alone or with a good burger off the grill (not McDs or BK)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
abergdahl (174) - SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
Hoppy and crash aroma, a dark nice colour Taste is full and round with a clear hop presence Nice beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
borre_m (1203) - NORWAY - FEB 27, 2016
Pours a very slightly hazy copper. Aroma is hoppy, but balanced. Slightly floral, pine and grass. Also some malt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laakus (105) - Nossebro, - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget, BB 25/10/2016. Amber appearance with a decent lasting foam. I quess this bottle hasn’t survived in the best way the trip overseas and then the Systembolagets way of keeping the beer, meaning that most of the aromas that should have been there has disappeared. Well, well, my nose can anyways feel som subtle piney aromas, not much citrus and that is pretty much it. Nice mouthfeel, well balanced with a lasting bitterness. A good and solid beer for the season.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaultier (1375) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2016
@ Kristoffers väg 22/2-16. Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity with malt, some hops, pine needles and caramel. Body is medium, the finish is dry and medium bitter. Probably been stored for too long.


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