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RATINGS: 3220   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2400) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Dancing Camel Pub, Florentine. 2013. Clear amber. Slightly spicy, christmas cake aroma, bitter, hoppy, fruity taste, medium-bodied, a little burnt finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (136) - GREECE - MAR 17, 2014
350ml bottle from Systembolaget. Amber color with 2 fingers off-white head. Hoppy, fruity, sweet aroma. Taste is sweet malty with a long bitter finish. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (456) - SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours nicely with lots of foam that leaves beautiful lacings. Smell is hoppy. Taste is good balance malt-hops. Nothing really special about this beer really.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (1535) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle pours an off-white head that makes several thick lacings inside the mug. About clear amber body with red tones. Roasted caramel malts and sweetness to the nose, and fruity hops. Taste; soft resin / pine, hops, grains, roasted malts, and a flourish full bodied feel to palate. Finishes also with those hops and roasted malts, notes of grapefruit peel, a little dot of dough. Hoppy spicy style, overall absolutely an IPA. 35cl brown bottle abv6.8% b@systembolaget, tasted@home Norway.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geiserich (3394) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle: Light amber color, off-white head. Aroma of malt, roasted malt, herbal hops. Flavor is malty, light roasty, notes of burnt malt and herbal bitter hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmzl (89) - SLOVENIA - MAR 13, 2014

Look: Pours with large, creamy, billowy, medium sized bubbles, off-white (light orange hue) head. Slow, sticky retention with big bubbles collapsing creates a creamy, medium sized top layer that leaves random, sticky lacing. Clear, golden amber with light haze particles. Golden like sap from a pine three on a fresh summer morning (some poetry shit).

Smell: Some fruity feeling, mostly citrus (grapefruit) and rich pine with light grain and stronger caramel medium light sweetness. Also some floral notes. Refreshing, cleans your nose. Not flashy (which is a good thing in this case).

Taste: Light sweet lemon start to solid malt backbone in the middle, mostly light caramel medium sweetness, connects everything well. Ends with satisfying medium bitterness, pine all the way with light caramel sweetness. Sweetness and bitterness (mostly bitterness) linger in your mouth for a while, teasing you to make another sip.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation (light crisp), makes it a bit lighter, fresher but still smooth enough. Light dry finish.

Overall: Pine goodness, doesn’t joke around, knows what it wants and delivers. Everything as it should be, some would call it boring but the strong pine driven character with solid caramel backbone does it for me.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
smeltfisher (45) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 10, 2014
I’m rather fond of the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, so had high expectation for this. Disappointed. The hops knock everything else out and you’re left with a sour, piney, alcohol that left me with physical and emotional acid reflux.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JeyAre (214) - - MAR 9, 2014
Nice golden color withy thick foam on top. Smells immediately fresh hops, as soon a opened. The taste is also hoppy and quite soft, with a nice bitter after taste. Good bubbly palate. Overall a good beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tony_gorilla (156) - Fiskum, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle from a friend. 2013 version. Hoppy and refreshing. This one is not as hoppy as the 2012-2013 i think. Still good. :)

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dojken (213) - - MAR 8, 2014
Gräsig tunn doft. Smaken finns men du får söka. Svag beska. En helt ok öl men inget man suktar efter.


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