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RATINGS: 3398   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wiedrzensky (102) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber, with small, longlasting white head. Aroma is caramel, herbs, pine. Medium bitter. Taste is hops, pine orrange. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
argeru (14) - - FEB 1, 2015
-2014 Fresh Hop version- Bottle into shaker. Thick creamy prevalent head, tons of sediment, this thing looks gorgeous. Smells like pine, berries, orange. Taste orange, smoke, mixed berry, sweet red wine. Really enjoyed this, perfect after a long day on the slopes!

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
njnut (311) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Poured a orange Amber with white head and lace. Aroma was malty a bit of pine. Taste combo comes out like Dawn dish soap. Not impressed with this one. Bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drlcrane (3) - Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2015 does not count
Good but not outstanding. Reasonably hoppy. Not as aggressive as I would like ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (606) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 31, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 355 ml bottle from Bier-Deluxe.de
Copper, moderate hazy body, with a big, creamy, off-white head.
Aroma of sweet berries, peach, some tropical fruits, biscuit, some bubblegum, soap.
Wonderful taste of citrus candy, pine, peach, berries, orange, biscuit, black tea, some spices and wood.
Medium, quite creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes bitter, subtly sweet malty, a bit dry, piney, quite zesty, a bit spicy.

Delicious! Surprisingly malty, while there are still loads of fruity and piney hops. Pretty unique, with a very distinctive, bitter-sweet-spicy balance, that on the one hand fits the holiday season perfectly and on the other hand makes this an easily recognisable beer, I guess. Overall even better than I expected, exactly how I want a Red IPA!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
samsmith33 (476) - - JAN 31, 2015
On tap at wildflowers too. Brown color. A bit flat. Taste: soapy , Ashy, Spice, caramel. Disappointed.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weissjoh (10) - Freising, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2015
Celebration Fresh Hop Ale. So muss ein Fresh Hop sein, ausgeprägte Hopfennote, frisch. Sehr gut.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angelkostvo (775) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 30, 2015
Orange colour, white head. Aroma of honey, caramel, soap. Taste is light to medium , slightly sweet. Light body, thin texture, average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spatenfan (43) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Draft - Sweet piney arroma. Appearance light reddish with an off white head. Taste sweet with a low citrusy aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8823) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2015
350ml bottle, vintage 2013, from a forgotten place in my cellar. Thanks to djoeye. Rocky off-white head blanketing the glass. Close to clear amber coloured body. Mid-sweet grapefruit, wood, and brown malts on the nose. Mild spiced dried fruits, citrus peels, caramel and bread are present to the taste buds. Smooth leafy hop bitterness to the finish. Pleasing and with fine drinkability (Tromsø 29.01.2015).


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