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RATINGS: 3497   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 4, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2004 2003 - wonderful batch - love the deep red copper color and nice head - bitterness is very well balanced with the malt. It is easy to drink many of these in one session ;-) 2004 - a little less perfect than 2003, but excellent nonetheless. hoppiness not quite as apparent in the nose, and slightly off balance in the bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2006 I love the complex, festive nature of this ale! The barley and the hops are just right in this... if only it had a little bit more bitterness, it’d be my fave beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2004 2003: Wonderful flowery aroma, along with a nice copper body. Full of flavor. 2004: Dark copper color with a nice white head. Tangy citrus aroma with malt & pine resin the flavor, backed by citrus and nice residual bitterness. Spicy. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2003
BIG hops in the aroma. Smells like an IPA for sure. Wonderful copper color, nice head. Sweet hoppy goodness makes this a wonderful example of the style. Mmm...Sierra Nevada

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2003
UPDATED: APR 27, 2008 Deeep amber colour with hints of red. Some haze. Wonderful creamy white head. Hoppy and fruity aroma (citrus, herbs, nuts). Nice hoppy flavour with hints of lemon, hazelnuts, caramel and herbs. Small spicy alcohol notes in finish. An exellent x-mas brew! Tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Beautiful looking brew that I just want to jump up and celebrate. Beautiful head, especially in my la chouffe glass. Makes life feel like the holiday season immediately. Very full feeling and the alcohol flavor is somewhat noticable. Very hoppy, so hopheads will love it. Let the party begin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
icarus (57) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2004 Good quality IPA. Wouldn’t add anything to it, wouldn’t take anything away. Nice bitter finish. (They should make this year round; and just call it an IPA!!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jayc (28) - USA - NOV 29, 2003
Looks good, feels good, but a bit tart, almost snappy, on the taste-good side. A solid ale though if you don't like the malty, thick normal holiday seasonal ale. Good content for a fun time ale and a good color. Makes good conversation --- one of a kind holiday pale ale perhaps?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
craven5000 (116) - Westville, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2003
The aroma was not one I could pick up. The head was white and light as it slowly dewindled over a very nice amber color releasing bubbles sparingly. At first, it was harsh but as it warmed some of the harshness left. Light bitter after taste. Great looking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2003
Nice and rich but not cloying. Bitter end fades the further into it you go. In the end, hops coming mostly from the smell. An interesting and refreshing little beer.

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