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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2007

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Editor’s note: Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium.

This years little helper is a dark lightly spiced belgian ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle. Clear dark brown / black color with a large, frothy, good / excellent lacing, fully lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy yeasty, licorice, roasted malt, brown sugar, red berries, coffee, notes of alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter, light to moderate acidic with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily / creamy, carbonation is soft to lively. *<;o)) (201107)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40453) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2007
75 cL bottle. Pours dark brown/black with dense mild chocolate brown head. Orange fruity and chocolate malty aroma. Flavour is sweet and citric towards a light acidic note. Delicate chocolate malt base with fruity hops on top and a solid fruity flavour from berries and oranges. Ends with a mild chocolate and berry flavour lingering into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34350) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2007
[Another century celebrated with a Mikkeller beer - this time 9500] Bottled. An almost black beer, but with a red shine under a thick dark brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of chocolate, spices, yeast, and some berries. The flavor is sweet and very powerful and complex, the first thing that hits is yeast, pine, and spices, but then notes of chocolate, prunes, brown sugar, and over ripe fruits builds up, leading to a somewhat dry woody finish where notes of over ripe fruit and some of the spices lingers for a long while. This is a sipping beer - preferably in front of a fireplace - too bad I don’t have one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown coloured with a huge beige head. The aroma is dominated by dried fruits with notes of fruits, liquorice and spices. Flavour of dried fruits, caramel, fruits, liquorice and spices with notes of alcohol and hops. Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.. Well balanced, but the dried fruits are a bit too dominating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2008
Bottled (thanks to whoever sent/gave this to me, lost track...). Very deep brown colour, close to black, mediumsized brown head, nice lace. Aroma is some sour fruits, mild roastiness, spiced, yeast and mild notes of raisins, plum and some nuttyness. Flavour is quite much the same along with some red berries and mild notes of vanilla. Aftertaste is chocolateish and a bit nutty with some spicy hints. Big beer and surprisingly full of everything. Hides the alcohol very well too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2008
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of Mikkeller. Hazy, dark brown - close to black - with an orange hue and a creamy, beige head leaving some lacework. Intense aroma of plums and dried fruit. Huge, full body - a little low in carbonation perhaps. Roasted maltiness with loads of dried fruit and some vinous, port-like accents. There’s a light, underlying tartness. Not much hoppiness to be detected but still fairly balanced and the massive alcohol well hidden. 010108

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2007
Draught Plan B, Copenhagen. Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Roasted malty yeasty aroma with some spicy hints. Sweet malty spicy and candy sugar flavor. Sweetish malty warming finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2011
9th March 2008
Slightly Imperial Stout in texture. Rich mix of malt, chocolate, subtle coffee and fruit. Dry and slightly bitter finish. Complex. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2010
bottle drunk 07 2010 ... Huge thanks to Jan for this one ... deep red brown ... tan little creamy head... huge chocolate malt nose ... huge chocolate front ... big fruits ... juicy toffee malts .... blackcurrant ... again chocolate in linger ... light spice ... very tasty

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Little aroma. Black with thin tan head. very malty, scant hops. Slightly chocolatey, slightly bitter, with a sweetish chocolatey finish.

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