Trafalgar Celebration Ale

Trafalgar Celebration Ale

Rated 2.975 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Trafalgar Ales And Meads

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Style:  Spiced Beer

6.2% Alcohol by Volume

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The Christmas Season is a time for craft breweries around the world to release their most exotic and intriguing beers. Trafalgar Breweing Company is offering its Celebration Ale in reflection of this tradition. A combination of aromatic spices and orange peel give this rich, full bodied beer a flavour to appreciate. Celebration Ale is best enjoyed with desserts and richly flavoured meals. To enhance its flavour, the beer has not been filtered so it may appear cloudy. Drink slightly chilled.

ID: 18683 Last updated 17 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank44851
Overall Percentile15.3
Style Rank1054 of 1260
Style Percentile16.3
Lowest Score2.0
Highest Score4.0
Average Score2.960
Weighted Score2.975
Standard Deviation0.850

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  • GAZ 69 reviews
    rated 2.0 16 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    I usually don't like trafalgars beers so i didn't have high hopes for this. I got pretty much what i expected..a below average brew IMO. Poured with little carbonation. Head vanished quickly with very little lacing. Taste was sweet and malty and was overall very ordinary. As it warmed it got even worse with a sickly yeast aroma that wouldn't let me finish the bottle. Sorry i spent the money on this.

  • CHOPZ 6677 reviews
    rated 3.1 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    From Christmas 2006 and with a date best before May 2007. Pours a dark amber with grape-red highlights. Tanned head with average retention and decent lace. A bit of haziness is present. Usual Trafalgar yeast nose with some spices. Mild fizzy mouthfeel with slight syrup. Nice cinnamon spice, fruity orange and hoppy flavours. The taste is surprisingly much better than all of the other Trafalgar beers I've tried.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 4.0 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle: Poured a deep burgundy color ale with a nice foamy head with average retention. Aroma of sweet malt with dry cranberry. Taste is a nice balance between sweet malt with a nice mix of fruit which may include dried cranberry, orange peel and nice mix of spices. Body is slightly thin with some adequate carbonation. It is my first beer from this brewery but I have to admit that I am quite impressed.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 2.2 16 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    I give up on this brewer...the strong ales are consistantly laced with demerara and the same damn shitty yeast in every brew. This one was no differtnt ...much like other Trafalgar strong ales with some lame attempt at spicing...same slick mouth feel, same vegital notes, same crappy yeast tastes and the same weak heading and lack of real protien in the body. Done with ’em stick a fork in ’em...there’s no hope....being kind in reviews to encourage better brews from them is wasted . I’ll not waste any more time on them until the place changes brewers and direction. Of all the Christams special releases fron Ontario mico brewers this brings a new meaning to the concept of constantly sucking!

  • BIEGAMAN 551 reviews
    rated 3.5 17 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    A bottle I saved for Christmas eve...On first sip I was really surprised, this was really quite impressive! A nice ruby colour which shined in the light. Very nice gentle hoping which is very agreeable and well noted. Unfortunatly they dont stick through the taste. Flavour is far too much like the other Trafalgar products...sweet, syropy, and seemingly artificial. This syropy flavouring is making it hard to drink through. Also, another Trafalgar trademark - flat! Little to no corbonation. Really not all that much to hold this one up. Im finding this half way between a good and bad beer. This is reminiscent of the Sierra Nevada Celebration but far inferiour, in fact it makes me appreciate it more. Very strong in some aspects but falls much short in others. I am impressed considering its a local brewery - Trafalgar (whos products I have until now not at all been impressed with) but all considered this is still quite weak comparatively.

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