Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Kitt:
4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle to pint glass, a rich brick red with an ivory two-finger head that persists.
Aroma of strong hops and spices with a malty background.
Dense bitter hops and spices. Bitter taste lingers. These hops kick, and kick, and kick! Lingering as long as the frothy lace. Spices a rather unique peppery flavor. I'm not picking up much malt backbone here as the hops & spices are overwhelming. In general, I favor a hop flavor a wee bit more eclectic; although strong and bitter as I like, hop flavor is slighly monotonous.
Mouthfeel is rich and thick. Goes down very smooth.
Drinkability is excellent. Alcohol is prevalent and indeed warming, but the smooth nature of the beer and spiced bitter flavor keeps one wanting.
Overall, an excellent holiday brew.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2010 03:16:10 | More by Kitt
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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