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RATINGS: 3419   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (395) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle @ home. 2012 Vintage, meaning i wont rate this as an IPA, it is now somewhere in the midlands between IPA and American strong ale. Usually it is one of few IPA:s i find worth aging for a year or so, although 3 years...i had no expectations
Pours an amber liquid with some particles, and a white head with really nice lacing. Resinous and tropical fruit aroma (pine apple, mango) with pine needles and backing malt/caramel/toffee/biscuits. Flavor is sweet with mango, pine apple, pine needles, maltiness, caramel. Aftertaste has a clean and sharp bitterness with grape fruit lingering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lawger (226) - SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2015
2014 vintage. Pours chestnut brown with big off-white head. Nice bouquet with balanced malty and hoppy aromas, some pine cones, herbs, a slight hint of tropical fruits and grains. The palate is predominantly malty with some caramelly notes. Medium bodied, good freshness and only moderate bitterness. Nice, british style IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
axl (172) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2015
355ml bottle. Golden brown drawing slightly towards red-ish with large airy cream white head. Warm resiny grassy citrusy aroma with some sweetness. Initial light bitterness leaving way to somewhat roasted, chewy malts finally passing to lasting bitterness. Not very fruity but a nice hoppier winter ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (515) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2015
From 0,355l bottle, BBD: 08/10/15. Pours amber apricot liquid, big frothy tan to light orange head, Aroma: hopy, floral, caramel malts, cherry, citrus, pine, Taste: medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter, light sour, citrus, pine, caramel, Palate: medium body, thick texture, average carbonation, long bitter aftertaste, Overall: nice very bitter, citrus piny IPA with more sweet, caramel like body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (369) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Strong hop aroma, smells sweetly of foam candy. Nice fruity flavor, strong malt, chewing gum, candy, peach. Happy holidays!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wihlan (402) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2015
Flaska från systemet - fräsch blommig nästan fruktig doft. Bärnstensfärgad med vitt skum. Fruktig smak och en mycket tydlig beska. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (2918) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Amber beer with large foam head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine resin and passionfruit. Taste is pine resin, grapefruit, some caramel and malts. Good, but expected more.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Broncowaldon (123) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Strange this is listed as an IPA...heard it wine gabf in some other categories. Never the less great great beer with biscuit and bitter hop flavor and the awesome typical Sierra hop aroma.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mysland (74) - GERMANY - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle. Copper, golden amber. Nice thick head. Fresh aroma. Complex sweet piney taste. Some wild honey, little sweet apricot.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2611) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2015
0,355 l bottle spruce, citrus, cereal, amber, hazy, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,


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