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RATINGS: 3194   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.


DreamFragments' rating

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DreamFragments (11) - Nevada, USA - MAR 15, 2007
A great brew. Pours a reddish-orange color. Obvious taste of citrus/grapefruit. Fairly hoppy.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (177) - Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a nice pale tan head. Good fresh fruity nose. Taste is strong grapefruit hop. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanVah (48) - SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
På flaska från systemet. Bärnstensfärgad med en liten skumkrona. Doftar blommigt sött. Härlig blommig smak med ett sött inslag av honung som avrundas med en perfekt beska.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (189) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with a fluffy off-white head and tons of lacing. The aroma is mainly pine. The taste adds some caramel notes and sweet citrus on the back end. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with a syrupy undertone. -- This particular bottle is leftover from a few months ago from the 2013. It’s still great but, not as fresh as the others I’ve had. I didn’t rate it until now but I’ve had a bunch of fresh ones. Classic SN brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiammanghilla (421) - Genova, ITALY - APR 9, 2014
Bottiglia 355ml, ordinata su birraland e bevuta a casa. Ambrata con bella schiuma persistente. IPA ottima, luppolatura da manuale!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abio (1517) - Waasland, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2014
Head could maybe be some bigger, but holds good. Good sticky to the glass. Earthy and grassy hops, caramel. Good bitterness. Not bad to find on a holiday where you expect no beers will be good enough to drink more as once. Even better i found it at the first regular supermarket we entered.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (893) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
350ml bottle. 2013. Hazy orange-brown amber colour, foamy white head leaving some lacing and aroma of caramel, mango, citrus, grassy hops. Taste is malt caramel balanced with fruity mango notes and grapefruit, earthy & spicy hop bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry bitter finish. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JimmyBoy74 (100) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
355 cl systembolaget. En helt okej öl men jag hade förväntat mig mera. Kanske en av de sämre dryckerna från Sierra nevada.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (5300) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein oranges Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, hopfig fruchtig, bitter. Geschmack intensiv fruchtig hopfig, stark malzig.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockeybeerguy (893) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Consumed during the holiday, sorry for the late upload to Ratebeerians. The appearance was an orange-amber colored body leaving a big two and half finger foamy lumpy white head appears and lasts for at least a good minute before gently dieing into the body. The smell had the hops up front with gentle soothing layers of pine, citrus and malts. The taste takes the previously mentioned smells and makes a great bittersweet combination. On the palate, she sat at a medium with the normal AIPA harshness on the tongue and mouth. It has a nice crispness. I would say this is fairly sessionable. Overall, this is a wonderful holiday AIPA that I always get every Christmas season.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kosmokrator (424) - ITALY - MAR 29, 2014
Alla spina. Color ambrato-aranciato leggermente nebuloso con pannoso cappello di schiuma bianca. Sentori fruttati, agrumati, luppolati e resinosi al naso; gusto in linea con l’atteso: amaro pronunciato, note agrumate e leggermente erbacee con un finale mediamente persistente. Corpo medio, effervescenza piacevole, strutturata e leggermente resinosa; un pizzico di corpo in più avrebbe giovato, da provare in bottiglia!


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