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RATINGS: 3514   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Out of a bottle, 2004 edition. Aroma quite robust and nose grabbing citric hops. Pour was a nice amber with a nice head that laced nicely. Flavor was good the hops really reach out but the malt profile to it takes just enough edge off. Palate was medium and smooth . Overall I enjoyed it very much.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2005
12oz bottle via trade with jzzbassman - Thanks Monte! - Pours deep amber iwth a nice offwhite head that laces pretty well down the glass. Aroma of citrus hops. A bit peachy. Flavor is great pine flavor from those west coast hops. A bit of malt beneath but mostly dominated by the hops. Palate is medium bodied and very smooth. Another fantastic brew from Sierra Nevada.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilsnerrogge (2746) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2005
(2004 Bottle) Amber coloured with a nice head. Hop and apricot aroma. Hop and raisin flavour. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3358) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Heavy on the hops aroma and taste. Smooth on the palate though. Slightly bitter aftertaste, but leaves one wanting for more. A great beer! Definitely one I hope to drink again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (12570) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Bottle 2003 vintage poured a hazy copper with a small amber head. Aromas of grapefruit,carmel, pine, and a hint of berries. Palate was medium bodied and slightly resiny. Flavors of grapefruit rind, pine, carmel, and a hint of mollasses with a pleasently bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2005
2004: smooth beer that has a nice hoppy flavor with a hint of caramel and a very nice finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2005
a 2004 bottle, lots of hops in the nose, along with some berry and maybe even a bit of lactose(?). a smooth hoppy flavor with a solid malty/caramel backbone. a little bit of bitterness on the tail but a solid flavor and clean finish make this yet another solid brew from imo the best macro/micro brewer out there.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2005
Deep red, copper hue with an off white foamy head. Intense citrussy aroma. Taste is very similar to SN Pale Ale, therefore is very good. Crisp citrussy with a long bitter finish and a touch of spice. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2005
Just had to have something that kicked the taste buds into gear - this was a great choice.Gorgeous copper with initially frothy off-white, then reduced to a minimal head. Some malt is present but really the spicy hoppiness dominates - and is welcome to do so. Notes of both citrus and fresh forest pine are there, accompanied by the sweet malts through the finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Bottle 2004. Beautiful cooper colore with a creamy head. Aromas of cirtus, spices and pine. The flavor is spicy and perfectly harsh. A real winner.


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