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RATINGS: 3439   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.

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3.7
MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2005
reddish orange color w/ a tall fluffy off white head w/ some nice lacing. sweet and hoppy aroma orange rind, brown sugar, pine. Fairly oily palate lightly creamy. Surprisingly bitter nice pine and some citrus, no real sweet portion. But a good bitter IPA.

3.9
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2005
Rated on draft @ Stockholm beer festival. Orange-amber with nice white head. Pine and dry hops in the aroma. Flavour contain seville orange. Full body. Slightly acidous moutfeel.

3.6
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Out of a bottle, 2004 edition. Aroma quite robust and nose grabbing citric hops. Pour was a nice amber with a nice head that laced nicely. Flavor was good the hops really reach out but the malt profile to it takes just enough edge off. Palate was medium and smooth . Overall I enjoyed it very much.

3.8
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2005
12oz bottle via trade with jzzbassman - Thanks Monte! - Pours deep amber iwth a nice offwhite head that laces pretty well down the glass. Aroma of citrus hops. A bit peachy. Flavor is great pine flavor from those west coast hops. A bit of malt beneath but mostly dominated by the hops. Palate is medium bodied and very smooth. Another fantastic brew from Sierra Nevada.

4.4
pilsnerrogge (2998) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2005
(2004 Bottle) Amber coloured with a nice head. Hop and apricot aroma. Hop and raisin flavour. Excellent.

3.6
alobar (3918) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Heavy on the hops aroma and taste. Smooth on the palate though. Slightly bitter aftertaste, but leaves one wanting for more. A great beer! Definitely one I hope to drink again.

3.8
Ratman197 (15376) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Bottle 2003 vintage poured a hazy copper with a small amber head. Aromas of grapefruit,carmel, pine, and a hint of berries. Palate was medium bodied and slightly resiny. Flavors of grapefruit rind, pine, carmel, and a hint of mollasses with a pleasently bitter finish.

3.5
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2005
2004: smooth beer that has a nice hoppy flavor with a hint of caramel and a very nice finish.

3.5
richlikebeer (839) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2005
a 2004 bottle, lots of hops in the nose, along with some berry and maybe even a bit of lactose(?). a smooth hoppy flavor with a solid malty/caramel backbone. a little bit of bitterness on the tail but a solid flavor and clean finish make this yet another solid brew from imo the best macro/micro brewer out there.

4.1
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2005
Deep red, copper hue with an off white foamy head. Intense citrussy aroma. Taste is very similar to SN Pale Ale, therefore is very good. Crisp citrussy with a long bitter finish and a touch of spice. Good stuff.


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