Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mullenite:
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured a rich amber with a 3 finger off white head made up of a very chunky foam. Lasted a decent amount and left an okay lacing on the glass (left a lacing but it was not by any means sticky.)
Smell is all hop. Grapefruit/citrus aromas dominate.
Taste is bitter hops, mainly grapefruit flavors left over from the aroma. A little sweetness on the back end but finishes with the same citrus hops from the tip. Very bitter for a winter seasonal and grading it as a seasonal I would mark it lower as a pale ale however this is exactly what I'd expect.
Medium-light body, crisp carbonation, both of which are not something I really want in a winter beer but that I do want in a pale ale.
Very easy to drink beer, great tastes throughout but something I think I'd prefer in the summer rather than the winter. If I were to review this as a winter beer it would be scored quite a bit lower than it is currently.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2008 22:53:46 | More by mullenite
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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