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Sierra Nevada Wood Aged Celebration

Sierra Nevada Wood Aged Celebration
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Name: Celebration Ale
Date: November 30, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Tasting, Strong Ale Fest
Appearance: clear gold, fine beige head, specks of lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with plenty of floral and earthy hops reinforced by an oaky character
Flavor: rich crystal and caramel malt flavor, hops are almost taken over by the sweet malts and vanilla but the oak comes in to balance it back out
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9952) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2007
On tap @ The Bistro poured a clear dark copper with a minimal lin gering amber head. Aromas of carmel, citrus, light bourbon and a hint of oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of citrus, carmel and light5 bourbon with a crisp lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Sampled at the second annual Bistro’s West Coast Barrel Aged Beer Fest: Pours a transparent bright copper bronze with a clingy-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh piny hops and crisp oak with some toasty caramel maltiness. Starts with some semi-sweet toasty caramel malt flavor and big earthy grapefruity hops toward a drier, crisp oaky bittersweet finish. A nicely-balanced and quite drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Light citrus aroma. Light citrus and bourbon flavor with backing malt. Medium body. grapefruit hops linger with bourbon and vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Tap @ 2007 Strong Ale Fest. Poured a clear golden amber color. The aroma was lightly hopped with dry woody notes. The flavor had a malty start and a citrus middle. Dry woody finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3855) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Draft at the Bistro’s West Coast BA Fest, 11/10/07; Nose of oak and piney hops; copper with a small off-white head; flavor was woody with nice hop bitterness!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2007
PPSAF ’07. No head at all with a woody smoky aroma. Taste is sweet caramel with molasses dipped toothpicks. I’m not done with BA beers just yet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Sampled at the PP SAF. Wood aromas came out over the typical citrus and grass hops. Flavors were nice hoppy, with notes of wood in there too. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
On tap at PP Strong Ale Festival. Creamy microbubble small head. Amber color. Lots of oak in the aroma including some caramelization. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1779) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 10, 2007
(on tap @ the ba bistro fest)basically the hops were mellowed out and a bit of oak,and vanilla were added.i cant really say much more than that.

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