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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2009 (Barrel Aged Red Wine Edition)

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Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: En mørk stærk belgisk ale brygget på: vand, malt (pale, biscuit, special-B og pale chocolate), flækket hvede, mørk candi sirup, mørk kandis, humle (northern brewer, hallertauer, styrian goldings og simcoe), krydderier (sød appelsinskal, bitter appelsinskal, korianderfrø, kanel, kakao og stjerneanis) og belgisk alegær… og lagret på fad.

English: Aged 4 months on Red Wine Barrels.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (4793) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle from (shared with family) Ölkonsortiet cons 2011-12-24 Karlskoga Ar: alcholic, julmust, plums, rasinies cake, bark, wood, vanilla Ap: wee hazy mahogny colored body, wee latte colored frothy head F: Felipe: to much alcoholic, better cold then warm, christmas spices, star anis, maderia, caramel

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown amber color with small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy woody wine flavor. Fruity malty spicy woody red wine finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NosirIwont (2102) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours a murky brown with a fast-disappearing khaki head. Tart, oxidized, malty and dark fruit aroma, a bit spicy and with notes of raisins. Flavour is sweet and tart, oxidized, with notes of dark fruits, slight wooden notes and an alcohol burn. Dry, sweet finish with an alcohol burn as well. Aged well and the oxidization was nice. 05.11.11.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maledictum (699) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - NOV 17, 2011
Amber colored brew. Vinous aroma, ripe fruit. Flavor has sweetness, vinous tones, fruity.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onkelgobber (153) - Edinburgh, - NOV 2, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 Rerated 29. jan 2012. Pours a nice clear deep brown. Nose has caramel, raisin, vanilla and maybe ginger and cinnamon. Big taste sweet and round, but with some sour notes from the barrel. Alcohol is elegantly matching the big flavours of the spices. Full body, creamy, average carbonation, long elegant finish with lots of spice notes. Tastes differs with every sip. Could easily enjoy several of these.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2011
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of wood, vanilla, roasted malt, alcohol, and wine. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, wine, and alcohol, as well as a bit of vanilla, leading to a dry, roasted, and woody finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (12151) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 11, 2011
Süß-malziger, etwas klebriger Antrunk. Nun stärker malzig, wenig herb, eintönig. Fast milder als das Original, die Aromenvielfalt hält sich in Grenzen. Nichts Besonderes. /9/8/10/11/9

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (14863) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 3, 2011
Bottle, 375ml. A clear, very dark reddish brown beer with a dense, finger-thick beige head. Quite vinous aroma with a berry-like sourness along with dried fruits, some alcohol and chocolate as well as piney hops. Full-bodied, with a good piney bitterness following a vinous, chocolatey flavor combined with sour berries. A nice beer indeed, but I prefer the unbarreled edition. 101229

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kappldav123 (5368) - GERMANY - APR 1, 2011
Thanks to yespr for that one! Bottle looks really good, beer in the glass light brown, zippy, small head. Malty-alcoholic aroma. Starts strong, malty-dry, fruity, a bit burning. Finish a bit sourish, still warming-malty, a bit alcoholic. Very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle 375ml at home. 1 year since bottling. Pours cloudy dark brown with frothy, lasting, tan head. Aroma is sherry notes, red wine, bit of alcohol, oak, dark red berries. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, medium sour. Medium body, oily, soft to average carbonation.


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