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RATINGS: 3196   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geiserich (3111) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle: Light amber color, off-white head. Aroma of malt, roasted malt, herbal hops. Flavor is malty, light roasty, notes of burnt malt and herbal bitter hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmzl (74) - SLOVENIA - MAR 13, 2014

Look: Pours with large, creamy, billowy, medium sized bubbles, off-white (light orange hue) head. Slow, sticky retention with big bubbles collapsing creates a creamy, medium sized top layer that leaves random, sticky lacing. Clear, golden amber with light haze particles. Golden like sap from a pine three on a fresh summer morning (some poetry shit).

Smell: Some fruity feeling, mostly citrus (grapefruit) and rich pine with light grain and stronger caramel medium light sweetness. Also some floral notes. Refreshing, cleans your nose. Not flashy (which is a good thing in this case).

Taste: Light sweet lemon start to solid malt backbone in the middle, mostly light caramel medium sweetness, connects everything well. Ends with satisfying medium bitterness, pine all the way with light caramel sweetness. Sweetness and bitterness (mostly bitterness) linger in your mouth for a while, teasing you to make another sip.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation (light crisp), makes it a bit lighter, fresher but still smooth enough. Light dry finish.

Overall: Pine goodness, doesn’t joke around, knows what it wants and delivers. Everything as it should be, some would call it boring but the strong pine driven character with solid caramel backbone does it for me.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
smeltfisher (43) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 10, 2014
I’m rather fond of the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, so had high expectation for this. Disappointed. The hops knock everything else out and you’re left with a sour, piney, alcohol that left me with physical and emotional acid reflux.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JeyAre (78) - - MAR 9, 2014
Nice golden color withy thick foam on top. Smells immediately fresh hops, as soon a opened. The taste is also hoppy and quite soft, with a nice bitter after taste. Good bubbly palate. Overall a good beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tony_gorilla (154) - Fiskum, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle from a friend. 2013 version. Hoppy and refreshing. This one is not as hoppy as the 2012-2013 i think. Still good. :)

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dojken (154) - - MAR 8, 2014
Gräsig tunn doft. Smaken finns men du får söka. Svag beska. En helt ok öl men inget man suktar efter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (410) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Cloudy reddish copper. Sweat hop aroma. A tangy piny citrus hoppyness, well balanced for how big it is. Leaves a nice sweet stick on the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonshawn (264) - - MAR 7, 2014
Tap at devils advocate. Copper color with frothy head in pint glass. Smells hoppy, piney. Malty to start then some bitterness. Full body, finish not great. A muted celebration for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattiasA (622) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
Backlog. One of the standard winter-seasonals that show up every year, never really made an impact with me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (6459) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle 355ml @ home
Pours slightly hazy orange/amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, orange and hint of pine. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long malty and orange fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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