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RATINGS: 3445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
scefer (8) - - NOV 16, 2012
One of my favorite things about winter is Celebration Ale! This beer is great! When you pour it in a pint glass it is a thing of beauty; Nice copper color with a thick head to it. Perfect balace of hops...great stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Padron4KM (736) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2015
12 oz bottle, 2015 edition.
Amber with a tight, lasting tan head, and nice lace pattern. Fresh floral and pine aroma, combined with caramel and crystal malts. Flavor is sweet caramel malts, followed by spruce hops. lengthy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sawbuck (505) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Nice aroma of fresh pine, some floral notes and a hint spice. Deep orange red color, with a huge tan head. Rich malt up front. Sweet. Caramel and fresh bread flavors. Huge richness in the malt. Bitterness cuts in nicely. Fresh pine and notes of pepper on the finish. Full rich mouth feel. Malt bill must be huge on this beer. Should be an everyday beer. Outstanding.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnTheTrail (175) - Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Pours amber, half finger of tan head. Aroma citrus, grassy, spruce. Taste is a mix of pine needle hops and sweet malt. A nice IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1293) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 16, 2015
12oz bottle pours clear toasted amber-red with 2 finger head. Nose is mango, fruity orange, melon, slighty sticky pine and citrus. Taste is crisp, round light-sweet toasted malt with orangey fruit and some grassy pine bitterness. Finishes with medium bitterness, citrus, melon, orange, toast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Livendadream (176) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Btl pours a slightly hazy Amber color with red highlights. Monsterous,billowy off white head lingers forever leaving huge puffs of lace clinging to glass. Aromas of fresh baked cookies,pine trees, and citrus notes. Tastes of sweet caramel, orange and resin. Medium body, soft mouthfeel, adequate carbonation and a nice mild bitter finish. I don’t know what it is about this beer but every year I try one bottle and end up going back to the store for a 12pk! Big malty backbone balanced with the fresh hop flavors and aromas make this beer perfect for the holidays. Get this beer right when it hits the shelves and you will understand why it has such a huge following.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LKay (144) - Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2015
IPA fresh hop style with a heavier malt backtone that makes it a bolder, cold-weather beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sPOKEtacular (1) - - NOV 14, 2015 does not count
Bottle from liquor store nice copper color with nice white head Excellent hop aroma with pine and citrus Great lacing on the glass Very good maltiness to balance the hops. Sierra Nevada yeast is very clean A great beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
growler6 (71) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2015
More of a winter warmer than an IPA. Scone level sweetness works well with the orange and nutmeg aromas but doesn’t quite blend with the bitterness. Also a bit watery. Good, not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sjohnny (439) - - NOV 14, 2015
Piney aroma. Clear darkish amber with a huge foamy off white head that lasts forever. Lots of malt. Lots of pine. A hint of sweet. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steven_B (27) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy medium red/amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is of pine, malts and hops. Taste has a slight caramel sweetness to it while the malty flavour shines through. A lovely holiday season beer.

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