RateBeer
overall
98
99
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2007
Bottle. Unclear medium amber color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, pine / citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange to brown with a dense, creamy and slowly collapsing off-white head. Sweet caramel and pinewood hoppy to grapefruity hops aroma. Sweet, dense caramel flavoured base with a distinct grapefruity hops note swept through. Mild pinewood hops note. Medium dry and slight wooden to solid bitter dry finish. Good body and nice balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2004
[Vintage 2001 - sampled 2004] A hazy deep red beer with a small light brown disappearing head. The aroma is sweet with notes of fruit and alcohol. The flavor is fruity with notes of strawberries, without much sweetness, but a good hoppyness, that gives it a very dry end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a clear, dark amber with a small, off-white head. Fat, hoppy aroma. Rather full-bodied, lightly burned caramel flavour with an underlying sweetness. Very dominated by the hop blend without being overly bitter - somewhat muddy hop character. 020706

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2006
Bottled (2005). Dark amber colour, small white head. Strong fruitish hoppy aroma. Strong fruitish hoppy flavour. Pleasant fruity aftertaste. Wellbalanced, and not too bitterish hoppy. Rather smooth and pleasant IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (19658) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
Orange colour with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, hops and fruit. Malty flavour with notes of fruit, that ends up with a nice and lasting bitter finish. Nice IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (18963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2002
Hoppy, bitter nose. Hoppy, bitter aroma. Hoppy, bitter flavour. Finishes hoppy and bitter. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (15545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2006
Bottle. 2005. Clear amber colour with a big thick white head. Hoppy citrus aroma with some hints of resin. Malty and hoppy flavor with some citrus hints. Long hoppy aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2006 Draught, 2006-12-16, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Beautiful hazy light amber color. The aroma is hoppy, a bit fruity and flowery. The taste is malty enough, with a powerful and aromatic hopping, a lot of hop oils, some resins and little fruitness. Good.

Bottle, vintage 2002, 1 year old, 2003-11-15, 9-4-7-5-15=40
Light amber color. Wonderful hoppy/Cascade aroma; fruity, apricots. Dry, ordinary mouthfeel, less interesting than suspected. Of course, very strong and long final.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 27, 2007
Bottle. 2006 brew. Nice big head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma is nice and hoppy with some spices. Taste is hoppy with some sweetness. Bitter hoppy finish.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 320


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50