RATINGS: 3573   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4710) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (3390) - 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.)

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaktikMTL (7703) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cathcacr (647) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (14283) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2005

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2005
Had both in bottle and on tap in two of bostons finest establishments. 2005 I have been told has been the best year in quite sometime and who am I to argue. More flavorful on tap with a nice amber color and small white head. Very hoppy and flavorful. The spices of seasons overwhelmed my mouth. Vanilla, pine needles, cedar sap are all in here. Definitely a good seasonal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2005
Hoppy aroma. Nice and strong. Amber in color with a small amount of white head. Long finish with a bite of hop goodness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bogdi1 (32) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2005
(Bottled) Beautiful amber color with quite thin head. Strong, (grape)fruity, piney hop aroma typical with american ipas, makes your tastebuds eagerly wait for the first sip!! Spicy and somehow acidic flavor with crisp, long lasting bitter finish. A good beer, but by no means the best example of the style.

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