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RATINGS: 3428   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, - NOV 7, 2009
Aroma: sweet, fruity, caramel. Fresh, piny hops. Pineapple, honey, wort. Very, very nice balance.
Flavour: good, full-bodied, bitter. Lots of caramel and malt and yellow raisins aswell. Burnt sugar and hops. Warming and complex. Delicious. Slightly sourish in the aftertaste.
Appearance: near clear, mystic orange body with orange tinted lathery head clinging to the glass. Very pretty.
Palate: fluffy, rustic, having qualities typical for both beers with little and much carbonation. Thick, dense


4.1
Bill Becker (1273) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 16, 2017
From Nov 2005 Poured from the bottle(room temp) with a nice head that dissipated fairly slowly into a fine broken layer in the center and a fine lacing around the edge of glass. The colour is a very attractive and clear reddish gold. The smell is a strong hoppy-fruity aroma that is very inviting, so compelling. The taste is very strong hops with grapefruit notes that jumps at you early then settles down a bit in the middle with some malt tones and returns with a very nice bitterness in the aftertaste. Wow! This is one of my favourite brews of *any* style!

4
Fisler (653) - Bamberg, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2017
Optisch schonmal super, Schaum perlt noch derb hoch nach dem Einschenken. In der Nase malzig, fruchtig, grasig, grünhopfig eben. Im Trunk komplex, süffig, Keks, Malz, Frucht, dann bitter, ein bisschen Spekulatius, wie ein leichter Barleywine. Sehr lecker!

4
Bacchus66 (877) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2017
12oz bottle at home. Pours slightly hazed reddish amber with a sticky off-white head and good lacing. Great IPA character with grapefruit, orange, pine resin, caramel malts, lots of hops bitterness offset with semi-sweet caramel malt. Lively spicy hops finish. Delicious.

3.6
Grumbo (3729) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2017
Bottle, UK import, source not recorded. Backlog entry. Entering my historic scores for US beers whilst visiting New York. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

3.2
StoutBeerReviews (221) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Forgot to rate this one, been a while back. Just remembered it being very full body and strong. too strong for my meal really. Maybe by itself it would have been better.

4
lmojoh (903) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2017 Aroma fersken, humle, malt. Utseende halvmørk gylden med offwhite skum. Smak fersken, humle, noe alkoholsmak. Bra balanse på smak, god bitterhet, lang bitter ettersmak. Flaske på The Bishops Arms Luleå 35,5cl 6,8% BF290917 ---

3.1
Lunkie (1956) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2017
Hop malt caramel spice aroma. Murky red Amber colour good head and lacing. Caramel chocolate malt flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
bwy (94) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2017
More of an earthy taste. Kind of a toffee taste. The hops are overpowering everything else. Expectations are misleading. Reviewed - A Brew With You, Ep. 62

3.7
BeerRenter76 (1028) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Originally rated on 1/18/2009. Had this one today at Opal Devines in Austin. Flavor of floral hops with a nice bitterness, with a decent malt backbone. Normally you wouldnt think of an ipa as a christmas brew but this is a pretty good beer no matter the season

3.7
Beer5000 (6674) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2017
355 ml bottle. Unclear reddish amber body with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma has malt, caramel, citric fruit and flowers. Flavor is sweet, smooth malt with some caramel, citric fruit, spices and moderate bitterness. Fine balanced body and long lasting, pleasant aftertaste. Not the most bitter IPA in the class, but sure a fine ale anyway, smooth, tasty and balanced.


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