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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2008

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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium.

Mikkeller Christmas beer anno 2008. Santaís Little Helper is a dark, strong Belgian ale, lightly spiced with sweet orange peel, coriander seeds, cinnamon and cocoa. This yearís version is recognized by less sweetness than the 2007 version, a fresh hop bite, balanced by the sweetness from the coriander and orange peel and a big bold body. Enjoy now or keep it in the cellar for many years to come.
Ingredients : Water, malt (pale, special-B and chocolate), flaked wheat, dark candy syrup, dark cassonade, hops (northern brewer, hallertauer, styrian goldings and simcoe), spices (sweet orange peel, coriander seeds, cinnamon and cocoa) and yeast.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3892) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2011
750 ml bottlle from Jonathan Ron Brielle. Poured a flat body which was slightly slick and syrupy brown with no head what so ever. Aroma of syrup, sweet chocolate, slight alcohol and vanilla. The body is almost completely flat with a thin mouthfeel most likely due to the lack of any carbonation and quick duration on the after taste. Flavor of chocolate, grains, old raisins and stale alcohol. Meh itís okay.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bottle shared by Dmac at his tasting. Pours black. Almost no head. Nose and taste of toffee, roast chocolate, caramel, almonds, walnuts, dark fruits and spicy cocoa. Mouth feel is a bit syrupy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2011
Clear dark brown with a lasting head. Aroma is sweet, heavy malty, roasted malt, dried fruit, spicy and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. The finish is bitter and warming alcohol. Full bodied with a soft mouthfeel. Very nice. 121209

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5177) - ITALY - DEC 26, 2010
scura schiuma media non molto peristente naso tostato speziato cioccolato aromatica in bocca tendenza dolce etilico ben nascosto il dolce Ť bilanciato dalle speziature ed da una discreta dose di luppolo

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Black with almost no head. Sweet aroma and taste of chocolate, carmel, nutmeg and cinnamon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle at Voloís. Chocolate black with a little white head. Complex, the taste is mostly Belgian chocolate, with alcohol in the finish. Understated hops, sugar, hint or orange. A tad of cherry mid-sip. Above average mouthfeel. Good drinkability,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
Dark brown hue with dark beige lacing. Nose of a typical stout with a hint of apple chocolate. Taste is very complex.. first is hints of chocolate and caramel.. aftertaste is apple, sweet, mild orange. Palate is a little light for the style. Overall a great beer. A little too easy to drink.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (5200) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Bottle split with Pat and Vinny, courtesy of Vinny. Pours a deep, murky blackish brown body - maybe some sediment, but this guy is so damn dark. Aroma is cocoa, sweet nuts, dark fruit, and sweet brandy. Mouthfeel is dangerously smooth for an 11ABV beer. Flavors of chocolate, sweet oak, nuts, fig, and a bit of coriander (bizarre).

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
patrickfannon (1235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Bottle. I donít know, it was big., Iím pretty mashed. Here goes. Okay. So, we poured this fucker and thought it was a stout at first, because it was cold and dark, and we had not checked ratebeer. Anyway, back to this guy, He was a nice, tall, dark brew with absolutely no fucking head. At all. Jet black surface. Actually, itís more of a deep brown with tons of sedioment, and, Jesus Christ, the aroma is nuts. with heaps of booze and malts and figs and plums and the rest of the shit us beer nerds smell in these things. Ohhh lawwwwwd, The body. so fucking smooth. it is like... thin chocolate syrup. Hershey;ís. Fucking warming A-bomb in the finish, definitely a fireside sipper Guy . SICKKKKKKKK.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8856) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Amber pour. Very spicy aroma, oranges, coriander, hops, ginger. Flavor is sweet and very spicy. I get apple pie spices, some apple, boozy a bit. Interesting and pretty good!


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