Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.2/5 rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a cinnamon-caramelly color with a light tan head.
The flavors that come to the nose are spices followed by the sweet caramelization of the malt.
Spices upfront on the taste - very bold flavors that speak volumes on the tongue. What is so great about this brew is what comes after the first taste. The spices fade letting you experience the malty depth underneath... but then a second set of hops and spices come long after the initial sip is gone. Such complexity that can be only crafted by a master brewer. Although the second set of spices is different than the first, their combination at the second sip is superb. From this single beer you can enjoy 4 different flavors - the taste at the very beginning of your first sip, then comes the malty backbone, then the final round of spices, but you can take another sip while you still have that final round of spices and you get an even greater experience with this beer. It's hard not rating this part a "5".
It's a dry beer with a decent amount of bitterness, but the flavors last quite some time. You can enjoy this beer when it's cold or when it's warmed up to room temp which makes it a great beer to share with some non-craft drinking friends.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2012 20:04:48 | More by midworken
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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