Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Lauthaha:
4.58/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a beer taster.
Appearance: Beer is a mostly-clear deep golden hue with active carbonation visible through the glass. Head is super frothy and rich-looking, and dimples down beautifully over the course of several minutes. Great retention.
Smell: Bright, crisp citrus zest on top of some piney hops. Some caramel-type malt in the background. Tantalizing.
Taste/Mouthfeel: The malt lays down a nice thick base right off the bat. Carbonation creates a cool lava flow on the tongue, and hops begin to strike like lightning bolts on a placid lake. Very bitter, piney; some spicy notes thrown in for good measure. Finish is crisp and dry, and leaves you wanting more. A little on the bitter side for me (I'd like to see a little more citrus or malt sweetness), but an amazing brew, indisputably.
Overall: Wow. Definitely worth the $2.00 price tag! Sierra Nevada has impressed me again.
Serving type: bottle
08-14-2011 23:52:58 | More by Lauthaha
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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