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Sigtuna Holiday Booster (Christmas Edition -2008)

Sigtuna Holiday Booster (Christmas Edition -2008)
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Formerly brewed at Sigtuna Brygghus
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Arlandastad, Sweden


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
Bottle at the City Pub, Göteborg, 21/03/14. 2007 vintage. Hazed dark amber brown with a moderate off white covering that clears to the edge. Nose is bitter fruit, oxidised tones, bitter orange peel, toffee. Taste comprises more oxidised notes, dark fruit peels, toffee, spice. Medium + bodiment, fine carbonation, drying closure. So so - has seen better days!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (5573) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: City Pub, Göteborg.
Appearance: Brown colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Vinegar, dried fruit, raisin.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, berries, alcohol, yeast, somewhat acidic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6193) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle at the City Pub, Gothenburg. Poured a hazy medium brown with little life. The aroma is big vinous, raisin, red berry fruit. The flavour is medium sweet with a smooth vinous alcoholic palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (5431) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle at City Pub cons2014-03-21 Göteborg 2007 edition AR: kriek, dusty AP: worry, wee thin beige head F: vinos, kriek, Madeira, wee liqurice, sweet cherries, great stuf

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (2025) - Hässelby, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2011
Two in the cellar from the 2007 batch. One to go after this one. Pours reddish brown with almost no had. Aromas of orange, some belgian yeast, alcohol Taste is sweet of plums, oranges, and peaches. Very frizzy palate that ends quite sweet. An ok try for a belgian beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - DEC 7, 2011
Nose is cake, Cardamom, sweet roasted malt, , feel is watery, carb is mediumlow, taste is caramel, decent alcohol, tobacco notes, chocolate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (6305) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle (vintage 2007) at Man in the Moon, February 2011. Dark amber with a medium white head. Aroma of spices, fruit and berries. The same was found in the rather good taste. Mouth feel was medium, the finish was dry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thomat (2828) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2010
Hazy, dark amber with a small head. Fruity with sour tones. Malt, sour and alcohol. Medium to full body with a long bitter-sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle 330ml.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, bright berries, light hoppy, grape, currants. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, berry sweet. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100109]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö
Dark amber color, mahogany; small head with big bubbles, like a cask ale. The mild spicy aroma (cinnamon?) reminds me a chicken curry, this is not positive; light roasted nuts too. Good body strength, some residual sweetness; caramel flavor and some chocolate; there is again a light cinnamon presence, and very light coffee. It’s surely good compared to the anonymus Julöl that appear in Sweden this time of the year, but not special.

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