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Sigtuna Holiday Booster 2009

Sigtuna Holiday Booster 2009
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Formerly brewed at Sigtuna Brygghus
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Arlandastad, Sweden


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Holiday Booster 2009 är en potent ale, bryggd med 6 maltsorter, 3 amerikanska humlesorter och 3 belgiska jäststammar. Kryddningen med koriander, kanel och muskot ger julkänsla. Utmärkt till julmaten, till smakrika ostar eller som stämningshöjare en mörk vinterkväll.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15904) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2010
Bottled 500ml (BB 07/2010, Beer Hunters)
Dark ruby brown color, big cloudy beige head. Spicey nose, clove, cardamon, some metal and yeast. Medium to full bodied. Licorice, dark malts, brown sugar, spices (cinnamon, clove) in the flavor. Sweetish caramel in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (6607) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2010
Sampled at SBWF-10 Dark brown with a small, tan head. Loads of spicie; nutmeg and clove. To much spicies for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (17285) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2010
SBWF 2010. Dark amber color, huge beige head. Spicy aroma, mint notes, malty, some cardamom and muscot. Malty chocolate flavor, cocoa, fruity notes, muscot and again some mint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6610) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle (Stockholm Beer Festival 2010) - Copper red with a tan head. Fruity aroma with a hint of marzipan. Tangy taste with dried fruit, malt, hops and a hint of marzipan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (24852) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2010
Bottled@Man In The Moon, Stockholm. Deep amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is a bunch of spices with coriander being the most evident one. Also caramel malts, mild fudge as well as some mild liquorice and bananas. Flavour is fruity, liquoricy, spicy, mildly yeasty as well as a bit caramel/fudgelike notes. Very pleasant winterbeer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2009
Draught at Bishops Arms Sofo, Stockholm. Pours out in a hazy reddish brown colour with a low firm beige foam. Spicy aroma of juniper, licorice roots and cloves with notes of yeast, fudge and toated malts. Medium to full-bodied with yeasty notes of cloves, sweet licorice, mild juniper and mild Seville oranges with roasted undertones. Rather warming finish of yeast, dough, coriander, juniper and cinnamon. Quite wierd, had more hopes for this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6285) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2009
(Draught at Bishops Arms SoFo, Stockholm) Poured deep reddish brown and clear with medium sized, long lasting and lightly brown coloured head. Aroma contained malts, hops and spices. Flavours were spices, malts, salty liquorice, hops, sweetness and bitternes. Aftertaste was spicy and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7718) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2009
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms, Vasagatan, Stockholm) Reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, spicy, slightly roasted nose with cinnamon, juniper and clove. Malty, roasted, spicy taste with notes of dark bread, raisins, figs, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and spicy hops in the finish. More than medium body, balanced sweetness. Nice and spicy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (22986) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2009
Draught at Bishop’s Arms SoFo, Stockholm. Clear mahogany colour, small head. Roasty and nutty, sweet and near full bodied with dense spritzy mouthfeel, Caramel and orange are obvious flavours. Salty finish with some licorice. Mildly warming and quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (33990) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2009
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and spices - ginger and cinnamon. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and spices - again ginger and cinnamon - reminding me of christmas cookies. It also has a light note of alcohol.

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