Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by hopman333:
4.9/5 rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Couldn't wait to try the 2008 batch and as usual it did not dissapoint.
Upon the opening of the first bottle out of my 12'er, A huge blast of fruity / citrusy hops shot into my nose.
When pouring into my glass I noticed the familiar beige head that rises quickly to the top of my gass that soon subsides with some beautiful lacing.
And the taste was a very intense hop flavor, grapefruit from the chinook's, and the sweetness and spiciness of the Cascade's and centtenial's,only to be followed up by the rich malt character that is imparted from the use of the english malt's that they use, as well as the usual crystal malt's. Absolutey perfect... Rich, complex and extremely satisfying.
One final note on this brew is the fact that sierra product's almost alway's have a nice crisp carbonation that so mant brew's lack, and I miss. What happened to beer's that are crisp and satisfying, as so many other beer's these day's have the carbonation of a cracked open coke that had been sittting there for at least a day LOL...
Oh yeah, I drank the whole twelver despite it's 6.7 percent alcahol content and never got bored with it. It's a shame you cannot get this year round... Flawless !!! Kick's some major ass !!!
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2013 20:42:55 | More by hopman333
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