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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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2005
Nice hoppy dark amber brew with a honey flavour and a distinctly smooth aroma. Very typical of the pacific coast brews. A warm welcome during a cool winter night.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2005
2004 bottle from Sainsbury’s. Excellent amber hoppy concoction. Piney floral hop aroma, good mouthfeel, long fruity hop aftertaste. Utterly delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2005
Enjoyed this brew with Regal and Shag...copper color, heavy hops (duh) -- citrus/grapefruit -- and bitter finish. Couldn’t put my finger on what I was picking up in the aroma, until Regal said "Scotch Tape"...that’s it exactly!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2005
Sweet and hoppy, a little bit of fruit and honey with a bitter finish. Probably too sweet to be a regular choice of mine, but a nice bitter finish and no strange or discordant notes at all.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2005
On tap. Deep coper color with white head. Aroma is hoppy and bitter. Taste is nicely hoppy with a touch of friut. Dry finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2005
The Plain Kitchen, Göteborg, thanks to rickgordon. Fruity citrus grapefruit hop oily aroma. Smooooth. Very nice aroma. Some sweet malt character. Reddish amber clear with thin off-white lacing head. Medium-heavy watery body with mild-medium carbonation. Starts with medium sweet malt, biscuit, neutral fruit, and a nice doseof fruity oily hops. Acidity is mild, but increases with the hoppy bitterness tonthe finish. After has bitter apple taste, chalky, with some sugary remnants. Nice ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2006 Another good beer from one of my favorite breweries. Pours nice and dark brown with a lasting head. Very warming for the winter months. Nice hop bite with a touch of spiciness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2005
(draft) One of the better IPAs, but that’s not saying too much for someone like me that doesn’t like the style. Just decent, nothing more. Not bitter but a little sour.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JAN 23, 2005
Nose of light spice and wheatish hint of cologne. Pours a hazy ruby amber with honey highlights. The tall creamy dense beige head is fully lasting with good lacing. The big flavor starts sweet and malty with a warm alcoholic middle. The finish is long and pronounced with a heavy bitterness. The full and soft palate is dry and finishes astringent. Full tasting with great balance. Another winner from SN brewing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2005
I’m not usually a fan of Sierra Nevada, but I’ll sign this petition. Slight sour citrus (grapefruit? I seem to be tasting grapefruit in everything lately-maybe I have some stuck between my teeth). I’m tasting some hallertau hops, but I could be wrong. Smooth crisp finish. Yes, thank you, I will have another.


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