Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by epicness:
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Dark ruby, almost copper-like color. Most likely best described as caramel colored. Nice frothy head and the lacing is out of this world. All over the glass.
S: Tons of citrus hop in the smell, but not to the point where it is too much. There's also a piney scent that lingers as well as some bready malts. Maybe a hint of caramel or my mind is playing tricks on me. Beautiful smelling beer.
T: At first, I get a very sweet citrus flavor, immediately followed by pine and bitter hops. The bitter taste does disappear rather quickly and leave with a caramel/bready taste. The end of the beer though finishes with bitterness coming back. The most distinct hop used it's definitely cascade (which give off the bitter citrusy taste).
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. A rich and smooth beer.
D: Very drinkable. You can put this beer down quickly and want to grab a few more. At close to 7% ABV I didn't think pre-taste that I would feel this way.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2010 00:55:25 | More by epicness
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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.
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