RATINGS: 3425   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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Bif (2257) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2016
On tap. Pours a dark copper color with bit of a foamy head and ample lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, some malt, sweetness and bit of grain. Taste of citrus, malt sweetness and bit of grain. Nice bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Medium body, creamy with a nice blend of citrus and malt character. Enjoyable beer

blkckd5150 (2) - California, USA - NOV 5, 2016 does not count
Sierra Nevada brews their Celebration even better than the year before. It’s a tribute to the Brewers did they get it right and you’re after year

Nonshaugen (622) - Fetsund, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2016
355 ml, bottle conditioned. Very hazy, dark golden reddish amber, lots of powdery sediments, thick beige head, fantastic lacing, low carbonation. Not much hops to the nose, but great caramelly dark malts coming through. Mouthfeel is creamy, dry at the end. Taste is sweet, malty and somehow some dark fruits at the back.

OsuStu (269) - - OCT 30, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep copper color with a dense, bubbly off white head. Heavy lacing. Aromas are pine, toffee, sourdough bread, and florals. Some earthiness, hop bitterness primarily in the finish, caramel, grapefruit, dried sweet fruits, and grass. Medium body, pretty fizzy.

sulawang (1168) - - OCT 29, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2016 Visual: Pours dark copper brown with a small dissipating head, ringed retention with almost a full layer, singular tight steady streams.

Nose: faint generic light citrus hop oils, faint barley malt. (lvl-2)-pungency

Attack: crisp bite, tingly-micro-fizzy

Mid-palate: toasted barley malt (lvl--sweetness), tangy-almost lemony citrus, medium bitterness

Finish: pine, dandelion, lingering bitter hops on the tongue.

Summary: Is this really a fresh hop IPA? I don’t get any green in the hops at all; The barley malt body is quite big and almost too aggressive without letting any fresh hop shine through. Overall it’s above average, but unstructured and incoherent at points. (10/31/16 Note: mine had a packaged date of 10/19/15 so that’s undoubtedly why I didn’t get fresh hop oils in it.)

fiery_1 (1363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2016
Draught @ Elizabeth Station. Pours a clear amber. Nose of sweet grain and malts. Flavour is essentially bitter hops with a slight malt sweetness.

Maracuja05 (1297) - Mainz, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2016
[backlog] 25-06-16 // bottle at Sixties, Mainz. Pours amber copper coloured. Sweet malty body, some barley. Some caramel. Then nice herbal bitter hops.

Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, bread, some herbs and floral notes. Flavor is sweet and malty with some bitterness, herbs and bread. Medium body, average carbonation.

Brandman (2954) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2016
Amber body, offwhite head. Aroma has caramel, malty bread, spices, some earthly notes, grapefruit. Flavour add dried fruits and some nuts.

aleksander9 (1787) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2016
Deep red with bubbly white head. Citrus, caramel and burnt sugar. Sweet, harsh tea and green finish. Overall: nope. Where’s the hops?

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