Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by paulthebeerguru:
4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A:poured into a Duvel glass. pours a darker red/burnt orange amber, with a slightly off-white head that maintains rather well.
S: wonderful floral hop aroma. grapefruit and orange all over this. some piney aromas and hints of sweetness as well.
T: very well balanced, which I expected from previous Celebrations. Hoppy + Malty=Delicious. great citrus flavor with a dash of sweetness. almost like drinking a christmas tree, in a good way.
M: leaves the mouth a little dry and warm. so much flavor from the hops. It invigorates the palate with every sip.
D: every year I wait for this beer. it reminds me of the holidays and just the winter season in general. very drinkable. its hard not to like this one.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2008 17:13:52 | More by paulthebeerguru
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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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