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RATINGS: 3495   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshRaburn (104) - - DEC 31, 2015
Very piney aroma and flavour, but manages to be refreshing. Very bitter. Decent full mouthfeel for a bottled beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ciaranmt (2) - - DEC 30, 2015 does not count
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper colour with a light nose of hops, with a finely laced off-white, long lasting head. Good carbonation. Taste is bitterly hopped, grapefruit and pine. Oily mouthfeel, long finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersammich (76) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Smells malty, hoppy, and sweet. Pours with a small head. Color is deep copper. Im always happy to see this beer every year. One of my favorite offerings from Sierra Nevada. The taste is malty, hoppy, sweet. with a nice finish of bitter. Over all I really like it. I had this from a bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dukeandduke (182) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2015
12/24/15 Chicago (Pour from bottle into pint glass). Copper pour with off-white head, decent carbonation. Aroma of pine, malt and spice noted. Nice mix of malt and sweet taste, enjoyed the texture and felt good going down. Very good beer and Im looking forward to more of these down the road.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2657) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
Pours a clear dark golden with a small white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of fruits and pine, pleasing. Taste is moderately bitter and lightly sweet with more fruity hops, caramel and cereals. Body is medium, carbonation too and mouthfeel is a bit oily. A bit old style but still really enjoyable. A fun hoppy beer, just what I needed! Merry Christmas people of RateBeer!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dervock (726) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle - pours deep amber with a white head. Caramel, pine, citrus and a bit of nutty malt. Taste is hop across the palate, but this is balanced with the malt. Palate is creamy with a bit of fizz.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fakebeersnob (272) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Not the best notes as no internet access. Going from recall: Amber color with decent head. Piney, hop taste. Decent malt back bone. Not quite sure what was making it a holiday beer - was expecting some additional notes. Didnt get that, but got a pretty solid dry-hopped IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JeepGC4x4 (31) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Amber color. Bubbly, white head. Nice aroma. Very hoppy with mostly pine and some citrus notes. Very well-balanced, and not overly-carbonated.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tysonf7 (18) - - DEC 24, 2015
Pours a nice Amber color with a light brown head. Aroma is nice and not super strong but good. This is very full bodied and finishes pretty bitter. Mostly piney notes. A little more malty than some other IPAs. Nothing really Holiday about it, but a descent standard IPA!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (1177) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Keg at The Font, Manchester. A hazy deep amber colour with a foamy off white head. Aroma of orange, pine, caramel, slight toasted malts, some wood and herbal hops. Taste of orange, slight grapefruit, a little raisin, resin, some nuttiness, slight wood, subtle pepper and earthy, herbal hops. Medium bodied, a slick texture and soft carbonation. A dry, lingering, resinous hop bitterness in the finish. Lots of citrus and resin in this beer, close to an imperial IPA in texture too. Well flavoured and boozy, I like the big, brash flavours but a little bit too hoppy, which I rarely say.


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