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RATINGS: 3516   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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.


UNCCTF's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UNCCTF (514) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2005
Bottled. Copper coloring with a big fluffy head. Lots of spice that I would expect from a holiday beer and a big hop presence that got better and better the further I got into the beer. I’ll be stocking up on this one.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bastarda (377) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2016
I took this for a wet hop ipa and drinking it just half changed my mind: aromas of ripe pineapple and a kind of wet hopped aspect to it, with its peppery and subtle honey notes. Taste brings more pineapple, honey and pepper. Very pronounced bitterness at the finish. Some alcohol fumes. Interesting flavour profile.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (7274) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2016
2015er edition. Fresh intense floral beginning. Lots of fruity hops. Grassy floral hops. Pine with a nice malty body. The aftertaste is floral malty smooth, great round with a moderate bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (1025) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAY 1, 2016
355ml bottle, 2015 at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of pine and resin. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ANZUShophunter (243) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2016
2015 version from bottle. Pours amber/copper with a stunning head, the bubbles were nearly hexagonal. Aroma features orange peel from the hops and this carries through to the palate. A very solid brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (820) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Slightly cloudy, red brown. Spices, pine resin. Bitter, sweet through the finish. Mid heavy body, mid carbonation. Well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (593) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 10, 2016
Draft in Growler. It poured an amber color with a thin white head and minimal lacing. The aroma was light floral hops. The taste was tropical fruit and some caramel malt. I kept the beer overnight in the growler so I will try this one again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1645) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 10, 2016
On tap @ Sur & Bitter, Sandnes. Pours dark golden, with a creamy, off white head. Aroma is hoppy tropical notes of mango, apricots, pineapples and oranges, floral notes and malty notes of bread and toffee. Creamy body, with average carbonation. Flavour is bitter hops, with pine, orange peel and tropical notes of mango, apricots and litchi, as well as malty notes of bread, caramel and honey. Sweet, hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (309) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - APR 6, 2016
Homályos sötét borostyán szín, közepes, tartós hab. Illata enyhe, ipás. Kellemesen kesernyés, lágy ipás ízvilág, nem túl sok gyantával. Utóíze keserű, enyhe citrussal és gyantával. Közepesen testes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (2376) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2016
Had this one a while back. Pours a bright orange and gold. Dank and heavy with tons of lacing and sticky head. Pine and grapefruit abound. Just so, so drinkable with moderate bitterness and mild sweet malts. Holy crap, so fresh and frutiy!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1283) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 20, 2016
330ml bottle served in regular glass. Enjoyed in Hong Kong.
A: Pours a beautiful slightly cloudy amber color forming a big and creamy, light beige and soapy head with good retention. Forms tons of soapy and lingering lacings in the glass.
S: Caramel malts and fruits. Strong notes of grapefruit and orange zest. Hints of pine, honey, grass and pineapple. A bit boozy finish.
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel and grapefruit. Pine, honey, orange zest and grass. Great, intense and delicious bitterness.
M: Meidum body and carbonation. Great bittersweet balance. Grassy and pine persistent aftertaste.
O: Excellent drinkability. Excellent IPA. Sierra Nevada quality.


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