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RATINGS: 3209   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonshawn (327) - - MAR 7, 2014
Tap at devils advocate. Copper color with frothy head in pint glass. Smells hoppy, piney. Malty to start then some bitterness. Full body, finish not great. A muted celebration for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
Backlog. One of the standard winter-seasonals that show up every year, never really made an impact with me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle 355ml @ home
Pours slightly hazy orange/amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, orange and hint of pine. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long malty and orange fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (484) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamTheBarrel (385) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3148) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geraldusek89 (16) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (929) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franzen (303) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artyom (435) - 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.

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