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RATINGS: 3520   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jukkar (106) - FINLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Complex taste with hint of bread and toast, reminds me of of taste of a porter. Full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish. Overall quite nice but not my favorite.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DW78715816 (119) - Kansas, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Really enjoyed this one. Dark copper appearance with big hop flavor balanced by malt sweetness. Very good

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjdevel (12) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Deep orange brown color. 2-finger head upon pouring from a 12oz bottle. The head recedes a bit, but stays a bit foamy with the replenishing bubbles from below. This is fairly hazy as well. It smells slightly tart and citrusy like from fruit and hops. There’s an earthy aroma that smells woodsy. Kicks in with bitterness that is pretty powerful. It quickly moves to an earthy funk that you can’t quite describe. At first is seems like it has went bad as it is a strange and unexpected flavor. It fades rather quickly and kicks into sweet malty flavors. It starts to get bitter once again and the funk seems to come back. As the flavors fade, you are left with citrus / pine / bread and malt aftertastes. Light side of medium on the mouth feel. Not thin and a bit slick. Stays fizzy which is quite nice. Decent IPA. I believe that hops used for this (wild ones?) gives it the funky flavor. Tastes like they threw in the hops, the vines, roots, and dirt all in this one. Very earthy. It is ok to drink a few, but I don’t see myself buying a 6 pack or a 12 pack of it. Worth a try though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (808) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Pours a copper from a bottle. Smells slightly of toffee, not much else in the nose. Flavor is very piney, some tropical notes, maltiness is nondeScript but present. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (217) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
Orange, disig med stort, fast skum. I doften finns tropiska frukter, aprikos och ananas. Stor fruktig smak med fin sötma som balanseras av en rejäl beska. De Klomp 2015-11-28

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshRaburn (110) - - 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. I’m 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 (218) - 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 I’m 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 (3131) - Québec, 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!


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