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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2009

 (RETIRED)
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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

bottled
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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian Ale brewed with spices and cocoa powder.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Bottle at Gingermans. Cocoa and notes of festive pine spice. Belgian strong ale feel about 10% imperial stout. boozy, slightly lacking balance.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (2830) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2009
On tap at Pigs Ear beer fest 2009. A deep red/brown pour with beige head. Christmasey aroma. Malty, fruity, sweet, spice taste. A nice festive brew from Mikkeller but brewed in Belgium.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2009
Dark red-brown colored, little light brown head. Cloudy appearance. Chocolaty aroma with spices and dominating licorice, some berries also here with mild alcohol. Medium bodied. Flavor is more hopped with licorice also dominating, some grains and berries here too. Aftertaste has rather obvious alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (7187) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2009
On tap at Ørsted Ølbar, Copenhagen. Very dark brown, a little on the cloudy side. Small foam. A lot of coffee, chocolate and orange in aroma, not much Christmas spices. Nice malt sweetness, nuts, hops, body rather heavy. Despite that a surprisingly fresh and easy to drink beer. Did not notice the rather high content of alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a medium-sized off-white head. Hoppy aroma with notes of citrus, malt and spices. The flavour is hoppy, malty, chocolate, some sweetness and spices with a hint of alcohol. Medium to full-bodied, finish is quite long and dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bermod (119) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2009
Sweet, belgish aroma with citrus fruits, oranges and maybe mango and pineapple. Some sweet chocolate also. Sweet, fruity, a bit belgish and bw-alike malty taste. Palate is quite smooth and warming.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (5039) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2009
0.75 l bottle from Alko. Dark slightly hazy reddish brown color. The aromas of citrusy-piney hops, chocolate, nuts, warming alchol and hint of raisins. Bittersweet flavor with citrusy-piney hops, chocolate, nuts and raisins. The finish is long, hoppy, slightly spicy and slighlty yeasty. Full bodied and very warming palate with hop resins in the finish. Nice balance between chocolate and american hops. Belgian and spice character is not obvious, but I think it makes this better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (14283) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2009
30 cl draft. Clear red/brown body with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, sweet, spices and hop.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charlotte (5099) - rødovre, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2009
Draught at Ølbaren.Deep reddish colour with with small white head.Aroma sweet hoppy and spicey with strong hidden alc.Warming mouthfeels and spicey well balanced finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11881) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2009
Tap @ Ørsted Ølbar, Cph.
Pours clear deep red with a small, creamy, white head. Fine lacing. Aroma is quite hoppy, sweet, Nelson Sauvin?, coriander, light cinnamon and fresh-cut grass. Some yeasty notes of dried fruits as well. Medium carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is quite weird, malty sweet, quite a lot of fresh hoppiness and light spiciness. Some chocolate, yeast, sap, pine. Weird and unbalanced, but still kinda attractive.


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