Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 3426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (611) - - JUN 24, 2015
On tap @GarricksHeadPub. Lots going on here, but it rounds out into a smooth, very palatable brew. Lighter and easier than I expected -- good balance of multiple hop strains that don’t overwhelm a solid malt base.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smithld1 (53) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle 2014 edition. Not as pungent as a torpedo but pretty fruity. Some distinctive Sierra Nevada tones filter through. A good drop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1449) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2015
Ett år gammal flaska. Mörkt bärnstensfärgad öl med inslag av rött. Ljusbeige skum. I doften finns storkaramelldoft, malt men även mycket humle, främst i form av tallbarr men även en del fruktighet som drar åt jordgubbe. Detta går igen i smaken. Bra humlebett trots att flaskan var ett år gammal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drmet (439) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2015
T: -starts with sweet malt and strawberries -then huge resiny,piney notes -orange,citrus,mango,peach take the backseat -well carbonated -finishes with grapefruit and a huge hoppy note O: nice, but too bitter for my tastes

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kurtos (124) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle.(2014 vintage) Pours a nice dark amber. Taste. Very bitter and very grapefruit forward, also with a slight pine and sweet caramel backing. Overall. Very bitter and not for the feint hearted, whilst i think this is a very redeeming quality, this would get another couple of rating points if they kept or maybe even toned down the bitterness, to let the non bitter flavours of the hops present themselves better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mrol (153) - - MAY 18, 2015
On tap. Light aroma and orange color. Medium cloudiness, slightly fruity start on this and a little bitterness on the finish. Weak. Really not a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neurbob (45) - - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle from Total Wine, to Shaker Appearance: orange/ red, persistent head Aroma: cereal, conifer, some fruit/spice Taste: Sweeter than the Torpedo, more malty, slight spice, plenty of bitter Palate: Medium body, bitter complex finish. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Listigovers (548) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
Very rich aroma, reddish colour with a white lasting head. Medium to full bodied with an equal balance of hops and malt, bitter in the front with fades to a good malt backbone.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JMCtime (80) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
Very fresh citrus flavors with mild pine notes. A touch on the bitter side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (6273) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 21, 2015
Bottle from Damian Beer. Amber color with medium off-white head. Nice citrus hoppy aroma with malty notes. Taste, solid malt backbone with caramel, followed by light citrus hoppy touch with herbal notes. medium long hoppy bitter finish with herbal touch. Good, but not stellar.

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