Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,303 | Reviews: 3,149 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by NOOGIE:
4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look: Poured 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Deep copper color with big foam head that stays around for the full drink, with lacing throughout.
Smell: Good variety of different fresh kinds of hops, full of spicy, piney, and citrusy smell. Mixed with pale and caramel malts.
Taste: Excellent mixture of the hops and malts give it an excellent mix of spicy and sweet finished off nicely.
Mouthfeel: More hops then malts, no problem then, its like 60/40 balance, spicy and sweet again.
Overall: With a higher alcohol content, its not that heavy, good warming feeling on these colder nights and the day before SNOWMEGGEDON in Wisconsin.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2013 20:30:57 | More by NOOGIE
More User Reviews:
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.
93 out of 100 based on 7,303 ratings.