Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Chadpaq:
4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Second of a six-pack (Conveniently on sale for $7.99 at my local Harris Teeter).
Generous, tri-fingered head that recedes messily and slowly. I dig it.
Very large amount of floral hops in my nose. Smells extremely fresh, although I can't find the freshness label. Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough. Whatever. It's the 2010 version, and in-season. It's fresh.
A bunch of biting hops on the palate. Actually let my less-inclined friend take a sip and he insisted it was way too bitter for him. Just what I like.
I bought a six-pack of this, and I'll be damned if I don't finish it this evening. That's a testament to the drinkability. I'll be feeling a nice little winter's buzz as I begin my slumber tonight, and I'll be thankful for the extra warmth.
Between the alcohol content and the hops overload, not to mention the $7.99/6 pack price, this is one of my favorite winter beers.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2010 02:24:56 | More by Chadpaq
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4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look: Pours with large, creamy, billowy, medium sized bubbles, off-white (light orange hue) head. Slow, sticky retention with big bubbles collapsing creates a creamy, medium sized top layer that leaves random, sticky lacing. Clear, golden amber with light haze particles. Golden like sap from a pine three on a fresh summer morning (some poetry shit).
Smell: Some fruity feeling, mostly citrus (grapefruit) and rich pine with light grain and stronger caramel medium light sweetness. Also some floral notes. Refreshing, cleans your nose. Not flashy (which is a good thing in this case).
Taste: Light sweet lemon start to solid malt backbone in the middle, mostly light caramel medium sweetness, connects everything well. Ends with satisfying medium bitterness, pine all the way with light caramel sweetness. Sweetness and bitterness (mostly bitterness) linger in your mouth for a while, teasing you to make another sip.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation (light crisp), makes it a bit lighter, fresher but still smooth enough. Light dry finish.
Overall: Pine goodness, doesn't joke around, knows what it wants and delivers. Everything as it should be, some would call it boring but the strong pine driven character with solid caramel backbone does it for me.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 17:16:32 | More by tmzl
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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