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

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

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
Belgian ale brewed with spices and aged in white wine barrels

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2012

Bottle 375ml.

Clear dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, spicy, resin, alcohol, ruff, red wine, wood, oak, dry wood. Flavour is light heavy sweet and light light acidic with a average to long duration, ruff, chocolate, vinous, acetone. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. IMO. not balanced at all - bad work Mikkel - taste the beers before you sell them !! [20121110]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (40833) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
37.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is acetone and dark roasted malt. Toffee malty, acetone and liqourice to breadish malty. Light fruity note. Moldy, citric and acetone. Off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34658) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of iodine, dextrose, roasted malt, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of wine, roasted malt, dextrose, soy sauce, and iodine, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (26200) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Dark brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and light roasted aroma of white wine, dark chocolate and brett. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of white wine and brett. Fruity finish of dried fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle 37,5 cl. Pours a murky opaque brown with a tiny light brown head. Pruney nose with quite some glue accents from the barrel. Rich body, lowish carbonation. Rotten dark fruit, a little late wood but throughout this glue character. Some warming alcohol. 131112

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty woody spicy white wine aroma. Sweetish malty spicy woody wine flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody dry white wine finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
1st February 2015
Opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Nose of paint and nail polish remover and sweet fruits!! Palate is airy and semi dry, mild fine carbonation. Taste largely follows the snout and adds a little dry dark chocolate. Trace of vanilla before a dry finish. Very messy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (21868) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
bottle at home ...black ... thin tan lacing ... soft actone nose... dark roast ... off flavours ... again acetone ... dark roast ... not right

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (17803) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, acetone and peat. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 101112

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle at home (BOE) 01/01/13. Murky dark mahogony brown approaching black with a thin tan head that escapes to the edge and leaves a thin film. After 5 to 10 minutes there is no trace of this. Nose is damp wood, spice, Ronseal, medicinal, sour dark fruit, harsh booze. Taste comprises dark fruits, wood, sweet grapes, sweet dark sugars, burnt toffee, dates, raisens, touch of booze but well integrated. Full bodied with a little too much spritz in the carbonation for my liking. Having skimmed a few other folks rates before cracking this one open, it was better than expected but for the cost of the bottle and what could have been, very low in the Mikkeller pecking order! This one actually disintegrated as I rated - had it at 3.4 after 5 minutes. Last third I knocked .1 off taste and overall it just seemed less integrated and harsher, more medicinal!

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