Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by HappyBivouac:
4.75/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Poured into a glass mug from a 12 oz. bottle. 2008 batch.
a- Just wanna make a note that this stuff is absolutely gorgeous through the bottle. Hold the bottle up to a light before opening.
Pours a slightly hazy amber orange with a massive creamy/frothy head. This is a very delicious-looking beer.
s- smell is huge pine and a little bit of fruit and spices. some citrus character comes through slightly.
t- initially I'm surprised by the massive hop flavor. Tastes floral/piney throughout, but some nice bready malts, hint of sweetness and wintery spice to balance. Finish is a pleasant lingering pine taste and bread dough. Alcohol beautifully masked. Man, this is so good.
m- goes down smoother than any pale ale I've had. Carbonation is nice and subtle. Maybe just a tad too watery.
d- well, this is it folks. I admit I've been a malts guy through and through up until now. This is the beer the opened my eyes. Give me 6, please.
Absolutely phenomenal beer. I will be buying more of this and hopefully sharing with the family over the holidays.
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2008 03:24:10 | More by HappyBivouac
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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