Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by NorCalYeti:
4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
taste- agressive malt and hops working together, lemony hop bitterness. this beer always delivers a bitter, caramel, malt finish...she's a tough one but in a good way. great cold weather beer.
color- beautiful rusted copper
clarity- fairly clear with suspended sediment
smell- grapefruit, sweet, soft perfume aroma
body- smooth, bittering hops are noticeable in the mid-palate but they are tame. medium-length finish.
appearance- great color, oily off-white head with sticky lace
overall impression- one of my all time favorite beers and one of the best in the world in my opinion.
notes and comments- tasting an '08 so this has about eight months in the bottle from the release date. the overall profile is mellower then when first released. i look forward to this beer every year as it ushers in the holiday season. if i had to pick a beer to accompany me on an island, i would have to throw it into the ring. i think two to four months in the bottle really elevates and integrates this beer well...you can't go wrong.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2009 01:05:31 | More by NorCalYeti
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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