Agreed. My first 6er was not what Id call Cele. Must of been handled wrong or something. Total dissapoint. I've had a 12er since and the aroma has improved but not to the extent of what I remember in the past. And it does end sweeter on the pallet. Not nearly as bitter either. Altho, sometimes when a beer ends a little sweeter it will shadow the bitterness. Overall a good, sound beer with a nice citrus pallet. 2010 was the best in 3 yrs by far IMO.
I can really detect the high mash temperature in this year's beer. Great body. The malt flavor is particularly nice and it has about the best head retention I've ever seen on a beer. The hop flavor and, particularly, the aroma is milder than I recall it being in the past. It's a much more malt-focussed beer than I remember.
Edited by BlKtRe, 01 December 2011 - 09:46 AM.