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RATINGS: 3528   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Very nice, always glad to accept a Celebration ale! Great hoppiness, nice color and aroma. Nicely balanced. Not like some "holiday" beers that are nutmeggy or the like, this is like a darker richer version of their pale ale. bigger.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nquantz (28) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2005 Bottle (2004 vintage). One of my favorites. Dark orange color. Small tan head. Evident, but not overwhelming hoppy taste (not as hoppy as one would expect from an IPA), with a hint of spice, and a balanced malty and bitter finish. Wish Sierra Nevada brewed this one year round!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2005
UPDATED: APR 4, 2009 Pours a lovely reddish colour with a fantastic hoppy aroma and flavour, one crackin brew.......a fave !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Pours a deep amber color with a lasting small head. Aroma and taste primariy of hops, but with a decent malt balance. Dry, an exceptional mouthfeel and wonderful level of carbonation. An excellent IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leaparsons (9779) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2005
Deep amber with a disapating head. Aromas are sweet, yet bitter pine hops, oily and fresh. Flavours are as hoppy as the aroma - sweet pine with some fruitiness, especially grapefruit in its bitterness. This is a very hoppy beer that is never aggressive or unpleasant. It is very well done. Nice hoppy finish. A proper IPA and one of the best beers I have ever had.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2005
Pours copper with a medium, lasting white head. Big hop aroma, heaps of grapefruit, bit of cara toffee, touch of orange peel too. Dry all the way through, wonderful hoppy fruity flavour. Quite woody (pine), nutty too. Medium bodied. Decent beer, alcohol completely disguised.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2005
Bottle;A reddish colored beer on top of a red/brown beer. Heavy aroma of UD C* hops - almost perfumed - nice!. Dry taste with great hoppiness and some caramel. Dry finish and medium carbonation. A nice beer with a long bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2005
bottle. poured a ruby - amber - orange with a creamy tan head. I’m not much of a hop head and the aroma and first few sips are flavors and aroma of HOPS. But I find as I got to the second half of this tastey brew, I just wanted more. A quality brew and one any hop head and non-hop head should try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2005
Bottle at Řlbaren Cph. Dk. Amber colour with a big white head. Cascada hoppy spicy aroma and a hoppy very dry spicy taste. Medium to full body and a dry finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Pours amber. Very light head. Nice fruit aromas. Cherry? Very, very nice flavor. Suggestion of BooBerry. Man this just outstanding. Layers, well composed, interesting. Jeezz. There is just too much going on to describe. The finish is perfection in bitterness with a wonderful aftertaste. This went over the bar.


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