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98
98
style
RATINGS: 3566   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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 31, 2005
on draft: huge tight tan head with a orange copper glow below. nose of citrus mango hops and vanilla. down the hatch is a perfect suttle sweetness and then the hops come to dominate fruity and flowery and crisp and spicy. a tangy buzz that pushes the palate and feels like a frothy pillow. good [email protected]n stuff. better then i remember.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2005
Bottled, 2004 vintage. Rich copper with a silky white head. Familiar sharp hop nose tempered by creamy spice.This goes down like a sorbet; one minute you have this hops, vanilla, spicy but subtle and then its gone, evaporating in a tingle. As I was only charged 79p in my local supermarket for this Im going back down there to get some more before they get the price right.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (16444) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2005
Bottled, 2004 vintage (BB 10/2005)
Dark copper brown, good creamy brown head. Aroma has aromatic American hops. Flavor has more hops! Mouthfeel is carbonated and soft. Balanced IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2005
(Bottled) Hazy amber/orange color with a smallish, lacy head. Very fruity, aromatic-flowery-hoppy aroma. Somewhat port-wineous and sweet. Fruity, flowery, hoppy, slightly wineous. Long, aromatic and bitter, slightly sugary finish. Medium-bodied, very bitter, dryish palate with balanced carbonation. Slightly thin for a winter ale, and not very warming. Nicely hopped brew, but I expected even more.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (3293) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2005 2004 vintage. Copper-amber colour with a longlasting white head. Rich, full, piney hop aroma. Flavour is similarly hoppy, with a pleasant spiciness. Kudos to Ralph at Volo in Toronto for bringing this one in. (Not a real re-rate, I just had to correct a typo.)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 27, 2005
pours and amber with a small off white head. Nice hoppy aroma with a hint of malt. hoppy flavor with some added spices. Nice bitter finish with the warming of alcohol.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaktikMTL (7215) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2005
Bouteille de 12 oz achete au Cabot Annex Store Waterbury Center, VT. Arme: Odeur dagrumes et dpices (Gingembre?). Apparence: Couleur ambre ple. Petit col blanc mousseux. Lgre dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got dagrmes et dpices. Forte prsence dhoublon. Dure de larrire got moyen. Palette: Corps moyen avec une texture mince. Carbonisation au dessus de la moyenne. Forte amertume en arrire got. (Rating #74)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2005 Good stuff for IPA lovers. Got some extra spice (keeping with tradition, I see, for SN brews) and stickiness. Warming and cheerful, and all-around fuzzy-headed enjoyment of the better things in life. Awww, how nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
whiskeyfairy (27) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Nice clear amber pour. Pleasant aroma of spices. Strong hop flavor making it a little bitter but the flavor is growing on me with more sips. I enjoy staring at the label as I sip on this. I feel like I should be there in that log cabin drinking beer with my little bourbon barking at my feet... nevermind

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (13904) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2005
BOTTLE. LIGHT AMBER COLOR WITH MEDIUM WHITE HEAD. MEDIUM TO HEAVY HOPPY AROMA. HOPPY FRUIT FLAVOR WITH LONG FINISH. EXCELLANT SEASONAL BREW.


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