Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jdklks:
4.22/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
2007, aged a little over a year.
A- murky dark golden/amber color with a foamy off-white head with great retention and lacing as the beer goes down.
S- citrus fruits and malty. a hint of hops, so they are still there, but they have definitely degraded over a year.
T- orange up front with some malts and a sweetness that i cant quite place. the hops are only noticeable in the finish when it leaves you with a lingering bitterness.
M- Medium bodied and smooth.
D- i could (and have) drink celebration all night. it goes down easy and begs you to have another.
overall i would say that i like them fresh more than aged. that being said, this is the third aged one i've had and ive found them all to be very good. with a year on it, it tastes more like a hopped up APA than an AIPA.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2009 05:47:55 | More by jdklks
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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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