Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by taylor714914:
3.8/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
I had heard many rumors of folks holding onto these for years and aging them, so I decided to try it myself. Poured a deep copper color with an offwhite head or a finger. Smells of pine hops and sweet Christmas bread. I was rather surprised at the smell of hops with a brew that was 4 years old. The taste starts with some light hop bitterness, followed by the Christmas bread, honey, and dried fruits. Light hop flavor melds into sweetness on the finish. OK, but I prefer this one fresh.
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2013 02:02:29 | More by taylor714914
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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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