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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2011

 (RETIRED)
overall
98
97
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: En mørk, stærk belgisk ale brygget på: vand, malt, flækket hvede, mørk candi sirup, mørk cassonadesukker, humle, krydderier og gær.

English: Belgian Ale brewed with spices


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2011
Bottled 375ml (Alko, BB 08/2017?)
Almost opaque brown color, good creamy brown head, some lace. Chocolate, toasted malts, spices and Vodka-like alcohol in the nose. Medium-bodied. Candi sugar, chocolate and spices in the flavor and then overwhelming alcohol. Too raw, needs ageing but shows some potential.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
Tap @ FairBar. very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, dried fruits, chocolate, yeast and caramel. Flavour is malt, dark fruits, yeast, medium sweet, caramel, hops, spices and medium bitter.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (1922) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle 375ml. Pours dark brown/black with a nice brown foam. Aroma nuts, caramel, roasted malts. High burnt taste. Awesome stuff. Not Bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle (from Alko). Quite much black colour with a mediumsized brown head that leaaves some lace. Aroma is spices, caramel, toffee, alcohol and some slight bitterness. Flavour is rather much the same with the bitterness coming crawling from the background. A bit strong alcohol in the flavour, otherwise good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
Almost black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, dried fruit and light yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. Soft and smooth. 031111

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (2815) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
03-NOV-2011, draft @Mikkeller on ØJ dag. Almost black with no head. Sweet roasted caramelly nose. Some malty fruitiness, but not a lot. A hint of vanilla? Anyway some faint spices. Taste is slightly roasted and caramelly. A bit thin and low on carbonation. Not as impressed as I used to be with earlier vintages.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Dark brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of spices. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, liquorice and spices with notes of alcohol and hops. Sweet and hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2011
From tap at MikkellerBar. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is mild spiced, pine and light orange fruity. Spiced, mellow and vanilla flavoured. Bitter, spiced and roasted dark malty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esox (1014) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2011
Dark ruby color, big head is beige. Chocolatey and coffeyish nose with resny hops and spices (orange peel, anise, maybe fennel). Some fruity yeast notes. Sweet, dark candy sugary taste, rum and some raisins hit the taste buds at first. Dark coffeyish and chocolatey finish with medium bitterness and spices. Sugary flavors are nice, but it seriously lack maltiness. Now the palate is somehow thin and slippery and the finish seems to disappear leaving only roasted notes and spice behind.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ken1 (858) - DENMARK - NOV 3, 2011
A very good christmas beer. Taste fantastic with roasted flavours and nice bitterness. Tones of chocolate.


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