Review – Twin Lakes Celebration Ale
Twin Lakes – Celebration Ale
% abv unknown
Poured from a half-gallon growler into a chilled 12 ounce pint glass.
Dark brownish-copper color ale with excellent two-finger head. Pretty cloudy from being unfiltered with only very bright light shining through.
Fruity notes with good hop fragrances. Deep, almost hidden spicy herbal smells mingle nicely in the background with other floral smells.
This medium-bodied ale is delicious and not overpowering. Besides the ripe fruit, I tasted smooth vanilla flavors with a sweet sugary caramel tucked in nicely. The hops flavors were very flowery but really packed a punch.
Decent alcohol content is obvious from the slight heat in the back of the throat. Carbonation was excellent from the keg and stayed locked in nicely in the growler.
I really love this beer. It was a special batch that was available at Twin Lakes recent Earth Day Celebration and I was sure glad I was able to attend. The fine folks at TL filled me up a growler of this ale and it was just as good when I drank it at home. The flavors are truly spectacular and sweet/sour balance is perfect. Of the three beers I sampled, this had the highest alcohol content, which was another plus. A little birdie told me that the recipe was very similar to the Jubilicious Holiday Ale that Twin Lakes offers but I guess I will have to wait until the holidays to confirm this one.