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RATINGS: 3528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2005
2004 Vintage, 12 oz Bottle: Light transparent red/orange which pours a big tan head which is mostly sustaining, nice carbonation. Aromas of big hops with some pine and light grapefruit. Flavor is a nice sweet bitterness, a little bite, and a drying mouthfeel. Nice looking lacing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gmku (300) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2008 Re-rate, Vintage 2008: Wow, as good as ever. I don’t notice much difference year to year. This is a good thing, no? Perhaps my favorite of the holiday brews. Love the rich body, the generous malt, the hearty hops. Much like an IPA, which might seem a little odd for a winter seasonal, but for some reason it just works.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4950) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2005
Perfume like flavours dominate.Plenty of body yet in some ways quite gentle for a 6.8%.Reminds me of Anchor Liberty Ale. An all round top class ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Drank nice and cold from a bottle into glass. Coldness definitely brought out an overwhleming (and delicious) grapefruit flavor, with a full body. Burnt orange with a foamy head. Very refreshing IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
murawski (160) - USA - MAY 27, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2005 While there are many "holiday" ales out there, Sierraís Celebration remains one of my favorite mainstream choices. While it does not beat any of the holiday seasonal micro-brews I have tasted; spicy flavor of nutmeg, but very drinkable. Always perfect for a winter weekend at a cabin in the mountains, sitting outside by the fire pit. And the shorter bottle fits perfectly into those drink holders on the camping chairs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Pine and grapefruit abound in both the nose and the flavor. Very drinkable IPA, but not outstanding in any catagory. I donít hold that fact against it...itís a very good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (2114) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2005
This product is nicely spicy, and smells the same. Itís decent, but firmly middle of the road as it doesnít really distinguish itself in any way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2005
Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. Nice hoppy nose with flowers and spices. Taste is hoppy, fruity, spicy again with a floral touch. A very fresh and pleasant beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2005
On tap into shaker glass, Crescent Moon Ale House, Omaha NE. Clear orange amber in the glass. Not much white head, diminishes mostly. Nice lacing, ok racing. Minty, anise-ish highlights to a spicy hop smell full of corriander. I havenít smelled this much corriander in a beer since Traquair Jacobite. Taste is hoppy, hoppy, hoppy: nice level of bittering hops with spicy peppery hops dominant. Some grapefruity flavors linger beneath. There was some malt sweetness, but not much malt presence. The hops onslaught in itís spicy variety was almost harsh; the beer didnít seem balanced at all. Enjoyable, but a bit over-rated in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Very nice beer. Hearty and warming with a pleasant and smooth taste. Will drink this again. Nice spicy taste, with a sweet malty character. BLends into a light hop finish.

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