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

 (RETIRED)
overall
98
98
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2010

Bottle 375ml.

Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, wood, bourbon, dark fruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100924]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2010
From tap. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is overripe fruity and caramelish. Lingering malty, caramelish and slight fruity. Full bodied and caramelish sweet. Lingering sweet and fruity finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29172) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle 37,5 cl. Hazy and opaque orangey brown with a beige head. A lot of vanilla in the nose - and vanilla. Medium body, nuts, sweetish overripe fruit and caramel but it’s the barrel’s woody notes that clearly dominate, plenty of wood with a tart edge. Quite thrilling. 251210

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20589) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2010
Bottle at Borefts Bier Festival 2010. Clear red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, oak and dried fruits with notes of vanilla and bourbon. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, oak, berries and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2011
Bottled@Monks Café Sveavägen, Stockholm. Hazy deep amber colour with a mediumsized beige head. Aroma is spices, rather lots of fruityness, alcohol and some mild berryish notes. Flavour is red grapes, some alcohol, mild berries, rather winous and some slight spicy and yeasty notes. Rather balanced. As it warms up it gets some blueberries in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16460) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2010
14th December 2010. At the Euston Tap with Harrisoni. This beer has a tough act following the stellar Yulesmith Summer. Dark red - brown beer, a little cloudy. Good frothy tan head. Light minerally nose with traces of red wine. Light semi soft palate, airy with mild carbonation. Light cream in the mouth. A little minerals, mild fruit salad, mild red wine. A little woody. Finishes semi dry. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2010
At De Molen festival 2010 ... deep red ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet malty nose ... sweet vanilla toffee ... juicy malts ... quite open and bright ... light sweetness ... definite soft vanilla bourbon finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle from Voldby. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are red wine, caramel, wood, malt and hops. Quite vinous.


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