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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2005
This was an ’04 on tap at O’Brien’s. The aroma was piney & citrusy w/ hints of flowers and a slight light fruit sweetness. The flavor was full of grapefruits and pine w/ a slight light fruit appeal. The beer poured a brownish orange color w/ very slight head and lacing. The mouthfeel was light and carbonated w/ great bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrat (1326) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2006 From A Bottle.Dark amber in colour,small head,aroma of hops and peach,taste is of hops and old fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2005
Bottle. Amber-red colour with small head. Sweet, flowers, pine, resinous, bitter. Flavors don’t melt together well imo. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DogfishKing (22) - USA - FEB 21, 2005
Very Nice. I really liked this. Very bitter but it immedietly grows on you. Hides the 7% abv very well and it sneaks up on you at the end of a 6pack. Overall really nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8387) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2005
Nice floral aroma. Appearance is yellow, medium head. Flavor is very bitter, too bitter. A bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2008 Jan 08 Bottle from Bitter Virtue. Much better this time. Good hop aromas, some grainy malts and without the astringency I found before. 3.6
Feb 05 Bottle. Spicy pine aromas. Pine grows leaving a piney astringency. Strength apparent with lots of bitterness. 2.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Very hoppy nose, citrusy and piney, good fruityness too. Body is dark orange to golden, with a small white head on top. Fruity flavor, some malt and ends with good hop bitterness. Very nice one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2006 I have had bottles of this, Poured amber, with a off-white head. Aroma of malts and hops pine and alcohol. Mouth feel is mid level but there is a kick in this alcohol. Nice, can’t wait to age a few of these. re-rate of a 2004 1-28-06 Beautiful a cloudy amber color. Tan fizzy head, left real good lacing. Nose was hops, then faded to malt. Carbonation was balanced well with sour malt. Bitter hops first, and a sub dude hop ending. The alcohol is felt but not really taste much, unlike the New-fresh ones. Improved well with age. I have another to next year. "04 re-rate Nose is mild hops and some malt. Much easier to drink, still very tasty and potent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2007 Bottle from Sainsburys. Deep brownish copper. White head. Aroma is hops, hops and more hops. Piney and resiny with a citric aroma and background alcohol. Flavour is malt and dead bitter with a load of piney american hops and strong alcohol character. Floral and fruity, citrus fruit (grapefruit) and sweet malt. Really great, tasty US beer. My favourite American beer to date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2005
on tap 2/14/2005. lovely amber/copper color, decent head retention leaving behind a thick trail of lace. aroma is pleasing showcasing this brew’s hops. the taste is very well balanced. and becomes more carmely as the beer warms. medium bodied with a nice lasting bitter/slightly spicy finish. i would definately have this again.

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