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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium.

Mikkeller Christmas beer anno 2008. Santa’s Little Helper is a dark, strong Belgian ale, lightly spiced with sweet orange peel, coriander seeds, cinnamon and cocoa. This year’s 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.


mcbackus' rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle: pours a dark dark brown with no head. Aroma is chocolatey woth some earthy spice and toffee malts very enjoyable. Flavor is a soft chocolate and a rich spicey roast. A thin mouthfeel at first then a heavy spice finish.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Little late on this one. Dark brown witb short lived biege head. Aroma is sweet light roasted malt. Taste is sweet fruit with a short bitter finish. Agdled well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (2782) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 21, 2013
Bottle 0.75l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. 20130420. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, hints of sourness, berries and red wine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (1928) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 3.12.2010

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6139) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2013
75 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20101113.
Pours dark brown color with a medium sized head. Aroma of ripe fruits, spice notes, some toffee and caramel. Flavor of caramel malts, yeast, toffee, ripe fruits and some spice notes. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
17th November 2011
Opaque black brown beer, a few bubbles instead of a head. Smooth palate, low carbonation. Smooth lactose dark malt. Touch of wood with a mild whisky - bourbon. A little fruit - well buried. Mild warmth in the finish. Simple but effective!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6013) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle sitting my the "cellar" since purchase and served in my Iechyd Da snifter: pours jet black with absolutely no head nor carbonation (but I knew that already). The aroma has massive anise, prune and marzipan along with moderate roast, chocolate, rye bread, corriander and and herbal hops. The citric zest notes have long faded away and the cinnamon has melded into the malts. Slight cardboardy and "pickle" note as well. The taste is oxidized malts and moderate spicing... and I LIKE IT! The crash of opposing flavors that were in this beer when fresh have gone bye-bye. Now it has taken on the character of a nicely aged Imperial Stout versus a muddled Dark Belgian of it’s youth. Too bad this is not carbonated or the score would have been much much higher.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
750ml bottle. Pours a dark brown color with no head. Aroma of dark toffee malts, citrus and spices. The taste is nutmeg, clove, nuts, other spices, citrus, toffee malts. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Comes across as very flat, despite the promise it can age for many years.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bax (1128) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2012
(bottle 19/12-2012)low beige head, black color, roasted taste, rather smoothen, slightly thin taste due to age. bb date 01/09/12.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1162) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2012
75 cl corked bottle @ home. Pours dark brown/almost black with a tiny (and I do mean tiny) tan head that quickly disappears. Aroma is port, dark fruits, subtle spices, and orange peel. Flavour is booze, dark fruits, spices, and orange peel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2043) - DENMARK - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle @ Ølbaren.....It pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head.... The aroma is roasted malts, dark fruity, sweet and some spicy notes..The flavor is roasted malts, dark fruit, hoppy, sweet and spices.....


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