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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2011 (Barrel Aged White Wine Edition)

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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2011 (Barrel Aged White Wine Edition)
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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian ale brewed with spices and aged in white wine barrels


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11467) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Dark brown colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Some whitewine barrel notes and no fruity notes. Moderate bitter flavor. More like a stout than belgian style. Long finish. Creamy palate. not my favorite.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yorker (1576) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2012
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves very little lacing. Aroma is vinous, oak, liquorice, and dark fruits. Flavour is vinous, oak, vanilla, and liquorice. Better than the Speyside version, but not great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2012
Dark brown colored beer. Fruity aroma and flavor. Also wood, vinous notes and some chocolate. Some bitterness of burned malts, slightly acidic.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (1242) - DENMARK - DEC 22, 2012
A good sweetness and a winelike sourness and good bitterness. Black in color with a fading white head.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2012
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 201212. Brown with small head. Aroma of malt and spices. Flavour with wood and dryness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2012
15/XII/12 - bottle @ Kerstbierenfestival (Essen) - BB: n/a (2012-1362) Thanks to the Belgian/Dutch ratebeer crew for sharing our beers!

Clear dark brown beer, small beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: caramel, mocha, alcohol, sugary, sweet. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sourish, caramel, mocha, bitter, coffee, alcohol. Aftertaste: sour, caramel, sugar, mocha, chocolate, alcohol. Don’t really like the sharp sourness with the rest of the flavours. I’m starting to believe that Mikkeller is only surviving because of the ratebeer tickers. Putting every new beer in 20 different barrels... hmmm...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (5403) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2012
375 ml. bottle sampled @ 18th Christmasbeer festival in Essen // side-by-side with the Speyside version. Brownish black, head is only a rim of mocha on the sides. Smell is sweet, vinous, sugar, mocha, boozy & crazy amounts of wood. Taste is sweet white wine, glue, white berries & grapes, lots & lots of wood, chocolate, some bitter charcoal, milk chocolate, creamy, more wood. Very low ratings before I entered my score 47/19 but I find this one quite lovely and interesting. Bit sticky, slightly lighter carb. body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle sample @ 18de Kerstbierfestival, Essen 2012. Again, tasted side by side with the Speyside and really the difference in BA is minimal at best. Certainly glad not to have forked out the overpriced € these beers usually go for. Noire/brune foncée, col beige, doré au verre. Arôme est quasi similaire au Speyside, vin restant en retrait avec ce profile de sucre caramélisé qui est somme toute fort agréable. Palais reste sucré, caramélisé, vin blanc est minime et très en retrait, pointe de raisin frais mais dominé par des malts qui poussent le tout vers un stout que ce style belge. Ressent aussi un palais plus pétillant avec un vin blanc qui même étant minime ajoute une pointe de fruité frais au malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (9995) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2012
Sampled at OBER Kerstbierfestival 2012. Pitch black opaque colored beer with a small brown head on top. Smell and taste malts, a lot of barrel ageing, sharp and winey with a touch of wood. Maybe a bit overdone, but nevertheless I quite like it. A bit sharply carbonated with a medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (10454) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2012
from Erzbierschof - dark beer under a moderate foam left; Portwine-like aroma, pretty maderized with notes of chocolate and candi sugar; low carbonation and sweet; full-bodied and sticky; a fair astringency from the wood barrel; gently dry and with long notes of wood, Madeira and licorice


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