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RATINGS: 3326   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
epiphyte707 (66) - eureka, California, USA - NOV 19, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2012 12 oz pours dark amber two fingers of suds. Smells of pine cones and carmel notes. Cascade hops stand out in fragrance and taste. Tastes like good bitterness that’s balanced out with a nice clean malt flavor finishes with subtle hop flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LGKdude (9) - - DEC 29, 2014 does not count
Apparently I'm not an IPA guy. This beer was good for an IPA, not insanely hoppy, but still too hoppy for my tastes. A bit too bitter in the back end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (369) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Amber and cloudy, a one finger white head. Fresh hoppy, pine, orange aroma. Taste is orange, hop bitterness, creamy malt, pineapple hints, lemon, medium to full mouthfeel. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (950) - Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2014
On tap A: Semi - clear caramel color with a thin white head. N : Pine and more pine. Earth. Biscuit, and some minor citrus - particularly grapefruit. Peppercorn and maybe some rye. T: Very bitter and only moderately sweet. M: Medium body, resinous, fizzing carbonation. O: A classic. This is the original palate breaker and it does not disappoint.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
johndunlop1980 (9) - - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
I thought this tasted great, really moreish! I thought the aroma was pleasant too, a citrus smell, with a sweetness and a slight hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mp_lane (67) - Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Aroma is fruity hop with some mild plum or spice. Clear reddish amber pour with persistent white head. Taste is a near perfect balance of malt and bitterness. Always a great holiday seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham_murphy (333) - - DEC 26, 2014
Something like a full-bodied English bitter made with American hops. Very piney with lingering bitterness. Lightly carbonated, biscuit and caramel sweetness from the malt and sharpness from the hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oliodnb (391) - ITALY - DEC 25, 2014
33cl 2013 bottle. Expired 2 month ago. Pours amber with two fingers of creamy off white head that disappears almost entirely. Aroma of sweet fruits, caramel and resinous hops. Taste is similar with some spices and some vegetal flavors. Bitter hoppy finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Unusual hoppy winter beer, shouldn’t have forgotten this in the cellar last year!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogreface (1368) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 25, 2014
A sötétebb színe, fűszeresebb illata és íze teszi ezt a sört ünnepivé, ami kellemes, finom, de nem arra való, hogy az ember hekto számra igya, egy pohár és kész!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlisle (96) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Bronze color with thick off-white head; substantial lacing. Pine and resin aroma. Malt and bitterness upfront with resiny hop finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madnorwegian (63) - FRANCE - DEC 24, 2014
Pours a bright copper color. A good 2 inches of head that sticks around almost until you finish your beer. Tropical fruit aromas. Tastes of fruit, chestnut honey and caramel. Quite complex. A little too bitter though. Overall a yummy beer to have with a cheese plate and apples.

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