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RATINGS: 3413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (630) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - APR 8, 2015
Amber color, off-white head. Grapefruit nose, caramel, lemon, hints of peach and passion fruit. Grapefruit taste, resin, light sweetness, moderate bitterness, caramel, rich malty. Medium body, soft to average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3746) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 7, 2015
Bottle at home from drinkstore
hazy dark amber with dense beige head. Light peach and orange pith, herbal bitterness, full body moderate carbonation, dry finish. Unfortunately past its best.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeersweden (304) - SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
Deep orange colored and a little hazy beer with a huge 4-finger high beige, fluffy, head. A LOT of lacing stays on the glass! Nose: Tropical fruit, orange marmelade, caramel malt, bread and pine. Taste: Bitter hops, dried fruit, red berries, pine, caramel malt and grapefruit. Body: Medium body and carbonation. Great taste with balanced bitterness and sweetness. Great beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (4580) - rødovre, DENMARK - APR 1, 2015
Bottle.Amber colour with medium head.Aroma is fruity of dark dried frutis hops and roasted caramel malty and bready with good medium body and hint of hops and barley malt.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (603) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
12 oz bottle poured into a tumbler..copper color with fluffy white head...aroma of pine,resin,spices..spicy,hoppy but just didn’t do much for me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (1171) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle from Biervana, Munich, 27th March 15. Pours dark amber, big head that dissipates, aroma is a bit metallic. Taste is better though, good sweet malt and hops, lingering bitter hop finish. Pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1468) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
10.1.2015. Copper orange. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, resin, tropical fruits. Taste has caramel, piny and resinous hops, grapefruit, grass. Lingering grassy bitterness. Solid balanced IPA with early sweetness and lingering bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (1816) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2015
Orangebrun klar med to fingre høyt beige skum. Humlepreget av fersken, ananas, grapefrukt og vanilje. Søtlig fruktig start før kraftig bitterhet overtar. Bitterheten sitter lenge. Medium kullsyre. Tørr.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willisread (617) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 23, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Hazy orange pour with a big soapy tan head. Nice lacing. Aromas of malt, whole-grain bread, caramel, pine and resin. Well-balanced malt and hops. Medium-bodied with nice carbonation. Slightly sticky mouthfeel with a nice bitter finish. More good stuff from Sierra Nevada.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RafeAU (326) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2015
330 ml bottle, packaged 17 October 2014 (so drinking at ~5 months of age). Pour is amber with thin white head. Hop aroma has pine, citrus orange/grapefruit, high bitterness, medium carbonation and a hint of alcohol warmth. Displays the same Sierra Nevada hop character you know and love.


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