12 Beers of Christmas 2012 – Day 12 – Celebration Ale 2012 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Celebration Ale 2012, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, 6.8%

Celebration 2012 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

Celebration 2012 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

Another year is almost over, and with this final beer review, another 12 Beers of Christmas  series of holiday beer reviews is over as well. There were some new beers that I got to try and some old standbys that never seem to disappoint.

Celebration Ale 2012 in a glass.

Celebration Ale 2012 in a glass.

Celebration Ale 2012 pours out a slightly hazy amber color with an off-white/beige colored head. The aroma is hoppy, like freshly picked Cascade hops. The flavor is a balance between caramel malt, and citrus and pine hop flavors. This is a medium bodied beer with high carbonation and a dry finish.

The back of the bottle of Celebration 2012.

The back of the bottle of Celebration 2012.

Rodger Davis, brewmaster for Faction Brewing Company, once told me, “Always end on a hoppy note”. So, I decided to end this year’s 12 Beers of Christmas with the hoppiest holiday ale I know of. This is a fantastic beer and one that I’m looking to enjoy year in and year out.

Merry Christmas!

The neck of the bottle from Celebration 2012.

The neck of the bottle from Celebration 2012.

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