Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.43/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
poured from a 12oz into my arrogant bastard pint glass, pours a golden brown light maple syrup color with a beautiful off white tan head of small bubbles which makes for a thick cream puff on top. Head sticks around for a while and leaves solid lacing.
The smell is fresh floral hops, grapefruit and spices mostly, fresh growth of spring flowers. Smells like a very well balanced ipa between the bitter and floral hopping as well as the sweet malt body with the other flavors.
The tasting is so mellow and gratifying, the malt making up this beers body and sweeter character mutes the flavors and lets them all intertwine with each other to make an overall taste that hints at many different things but does not overtly try to overwhelm you with any one characteristic. Some citrusy grapefruit hopping, holiday spices, bit of cloverblossom honey.
What amazes me is how full bodied this beer is without being too sweet, the malt masks some of the flavors from emphasis on any one of them while at the same time taking a backside role itself, something that I have never seen before in a brew with such a thick creamy delicious mouthfeel. Makes it drinkable as hell, super enjoyable and I pretty much want to such it down. There are two words I have to describe this beer, "liquid gold," I am a huge fan of Sierra Nevada and I love this beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2010 06:21:11 | More by dwilson01
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