Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - Poured into a tulip. Deep amber color, and exceptionally clear. Thick, dense, beige head drops somewhat quickly to a thin layer of foam, but it leaves lace to the bottom of the glass.
S - Piney hops, with a little citrus thrown in for good measure. Sweet caramel malt aroma is very subtle at first, but becomes more noticeable as the beer warms.
T - A hop showcase, for sure. Balance of pine, citrus, and woody hop flavor up front, fading to a long, dry, bitter finish that builds and builds and stays long after the beer is swallowed. There is some toasty, bready, lightly sweet malt to balance, if you look hard for it. As the hops fade, a light alcohol flavor remains.
MF - Medium-full body, a bit higher than expected, but OK for a seasonal specialty offering. Medium carbonation helps.
D - I look forward to this one every year, and the 2010 version doesn't disappoint. Hope to find it on draft soon!
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2010 02:41:52 | More by CASK1
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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