Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
2009 Celebration Ale
P: 12 oz. bottle with snow-covered mountains, spruce trees and cabin which is decorated for Christmas.
A: Reddish-copper ale and a substantial head with moderate retention which together reminded me of a Santa suit. Lacing all the way down.
S: The first bottle was fruit and spice--very Christmasy. The second was all hops.
T: Wow! Huge hop presence. The first sip reminded me of my first Arrogant Bastard. A sweet malty character as well, but the hops definitely won out. The sescond beer gave more subdued taste in both hops and malt, so maybe the hops were a bit numbing to my taste.
M: Medium+. Not much oiliness. Very pleasant
D: The first bottle wasn't what I would call a sipper, but it definitely wasn't a guzzler either. I had to pause a bit between swallows. The drinkability improved with the second bottle.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2009 03:18:18 | More by obywan59
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