The Celebration Ale is average costing beer (I paid around $8 dollars for a six pack) that has an ABV of 6.8 which will do the job of getting you on the road to feeling good. But forget about where the beer leads you and lets focus on the taste and see if this is a winter ale that beer lovers will enjoy while hanging out with friends on a cold winter night. The beer has a strong bitter taste to it which I rather enjoy in the ale variety of beers but a female friend of mine and my brother really did not enjoy the Celebration Ale because of how bitter the taste was. The thing that really struck me about the beer was how easy it was to drink and that it was not a heavy beer that sits in your stomach like a ton of bricks. After having the first couple the beers I enjoyed a couple of slices of pizza and the beer really paired well with the pepperoni pizza that I had. Overall, I think that the Celebration Ale is a little over-hyped for how expensive it is but is not a bad beer. If you're not a fan of a bitter tasting beer than I would stay away from this particular brand of Sierra Nevada's but, in two words, not bad.
Overall Score - 6.2 out of 10
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