Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.23/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz into a New Belgium Globe glass. Bottle dated October 30, consumed on December 1.
A - Deep red to brown, hazy, with a very large pillowy head. Was hoping for more clarity, but that's cool.
S - Caramel with piney hops. Tangerine zest notes come out as it warms.
T - Surprising crisp initial bitterness quickly transitions to a warming honeyed bread crust maltiness. A very subtle allspice-like (phenolic?) note in the background. The hops take over again in the back giving a distinct refreshing orange zest & pine on top of a very dry, almost roasty finishing note.
M - Light medium body with appropriate carbonation.
O - A fresh hop ale with a strong melanoidin and subtle roasted character. Yeasty notes are present that are very surprising in a Sierra Nevada brew.
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2012 19:44:57 | More by Megahertz
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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