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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (8211) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (14269) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (2497) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 13, 2014
Botella de 37.5 cl en llamas. Agosto de 2013. 10.9 vol. Color negro con espuma algo oscura no muy persistente.,,,Envejecida en barriles de vino blanco y con especias,,, aromas tostados y ligeramente dulces. Sabores también algo dulces notandose bien la madera y el toque fresco y alicorado del vino blanco, junto con toques algo especiados. Cuerpo medio que se bebe bastante bien con una buena sensación alcohólica. Muy buena mezcla de sabores y muy interesante el el envejecimiento de vino blanco. Muy buena. No tardará mucho en caer la segunda botella.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2014
Black of color with a beige head. An aroma of coal, smoked, burnt, liqurice and dry. A flavor of liqurice, prunes, coal, smoked, dark chocolate and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmahut (1846) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle, 2011. Pours in deep dark amber body with medium tan head, which evades after a while. Aroma of apple puree right away, with some mango, fresh raisins. Pretty light on the wood aroma. Alcohol well hidden on the nose. Taste has white wine character upfront, which in one moment along with the soft carbonation gives me a sense of a Champagne wine. It’s mostly woody and winy flavour, but pretty balanced with the beer. Light roasty bitterness on the after taste with warming alcohol. Body is high, oily texture, soft medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2012
Jag gillar verkligen ölen ’santas little helper’ och givetvis gillar jag den även när den lagrats på vin fat. Smaken är otroligt komplex, intressant och god men den är samtidigt lite spretig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (1781) - DENMARK - DEC 22, 2012
A good sweetness and a winelike sourness and good bitterness. Black in color with a fading white head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BartC (727) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2013
A black colored beer, with a thick dark beige head. Te aroma has some winery, with wood and dark fruits. The taste of dark fruits, wine, wood, some spices and alcohol. The aftertaste is sweet alcohol with a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (26202) - 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.

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