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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (431) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2014
2013 version. Dark amber, slightly cloudy pour with thin pale brown head. Aroma mostly malt, some citrus and a little resin. Malty, sweet, slightly citrus and slightly resin taste, medium bitterness which persists a while, it ends with darker caramel /burnt sugar and still slightly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamTheBarrel (317) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2014
350ml bottle, 2013 years vintage. Appearance is clear dark amber with a large frothy beige head with good retention, that when reduced left some lacing. Aroma of orange peels, apricots and grapefruit. Flavours of orange peels, grapefruit, dried apricots, resin and a hint of caramel. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, soft texture and average carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (2969) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Vintage 2012. Piwo super. IPA ale wyjatkowo dobre, smakuje prawie jak Imperial Double IPA. tyle ze ma sporo mniej alkoholu. Ale cale mnostwo roznych chmieli, amerykanskich. Wszystko pachm=nie jak dobre perfumy. Piana spora i trwala. Po wypiciu piwa jeszcze zalegala na dnie. Minimalny osad na dnie butelki. Gozdikowy posmak kwiatowo goryczkowe. Piwo. Polecam na swieta szczegolnie, ale i nie tylko

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geraldusek89 (12) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Great offering by SN. Aromas not as strong as I had hoped, but I was pleasantly surprised by the taste. Worth the try. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (614) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
Aroma: typical IPA hoppiness, flowers, some grass, some citrus, but also hints of malt. Appearance: hazy dark gold, medium head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: getting very bitter, average-long finish, bit dry. Overall: really nice IPA. Pint at Craft Beer Rising festival, London.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franzen (187) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
Resin and a bit sweet citrus like tangerine in the aroma, unfourtunately accompined by some metal. I guess my bottle is a bit old ’cause the hop aroma is a bit on the weak side
Appearance is clear amber with nice white head
Taste begins malty sweet, has a short spice interlude and finishes bitter, The bitterness is really nice and long lasting. After a while the bitterness gets accompanied by some spicyness
Medium body, dry texture average carbonation. Would prefer a bit lighter body due to the style
It is really nice tastewise with an interesting spiciness, A pity it couldn’t be more aromatic.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artyom (356) - Osijek, CROATIA - FEB 21, 2014
0,355l bottle. Amber color with tan head and great lacing. Aroma is hoppy, with citrus, elder, passion fruits and caramel malt. Taste is rather bitter with nice fruity and citrus hops. Full body and average carbonation. Very nice and tasty beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swegepe (19) - SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
Vacker orange färg och ljust skum som snabbt försvinner. Frisk beska och viss blommighet och komplexitet. Nästan ingen sötma. Kort kärv eftersmak.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cool_Bond (1071) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
A fairly light scent of fruity hops. The taste is not so excessive hops or fruit. But a nasty bitterness is what one can say about this beer. A light floral flavor fills the mouth a long time in the aftertaste. In its way, I feel that it is good. Maybe a bit too heavy bitter for my taste. But good anyway. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (110) - HONG KONG - FEB 21, 2014
Clean warm amber with fluffy white head and legs. Smell is faint, bready malt and some yeast and alcohol. Taste starts out sweet but quickly becomes very hoppy and bitter and dry with a bit of spice and a long sharp carbonated finish. Nice crisp and very bitter.


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