The bottled 2001 Celebration Ale appears a clear dark amber. Underneath lies a medium body and intense hoppy flavor with a slight citrusy character and full mouthfeel. The hops seem right at home in this big seasonal beer.
The 1997 Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada remains true to tradition. The clear dark amber beer may have a weak head but the strong hop aromas are a sign of things to come. This medium-bodied brew features an intense hops-over-malt flavor that makes the Sierra Nevada recipes well-known and well-loved. Their seasonal is yet another for them to be proud of.
Reviewed by Tom Ciccateri -