Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by sevenarts:
4.4/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: A rich, autumnal golden amber with a thick and long-lasting head.
S: Plenty of nice piney hops mingled with sweet malts.
T/M: Hoppy and bitter at the start, with a malty finish that balances out the hops. Pine, citrus, some caramel. The hops come in waves of rich, very bright and clean flavor. Very creamy mouthfeel.
O: This is an updated review, because either the Celebrations I had last year were sub-par, or I was just crazy - I've updated this from a good beer to a great one, pretty much as good as the Torpedo. It's more balanced than the Torpedo, slightly more malty and sweet, but still has fantastic, bright hop flavors.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2012 20:05:23 | More by sevenarts
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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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