Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,304 | Reviews: 3,149 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by TheSixthRing:
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance - Pours a nice, deep golden orange. A thick, off-white 2 finger head develops with good retention. Lacing is thin, but shows great stick.
Smell - Sweet malt, and a fresh hop undertone.
Taste - Just like it smells. Begins with sweet malts upfront, subtle candied sugar sweetness, lightly toasted biscuit, then gives way to a beautifully bitter citrus hop that stays within a consistent range through to the finish. Orange pith lingers well into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied, bubbly carbonation.
Overall - One of Sierra's better offerings. The bitterness can get a bit overwhelming at times, due to it's long linger time. Taking a few minutes to reset brings you back to the beauty in this beer. Despite this minor nitpick, this is a very good beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2012 01:12:19 | More by TheSixthRing
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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 7,304 ratings.