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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2011

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
Danish: En mørk, stærk belgisk ale brygget på: vand, malt, flækket hvede, mørk candi sirup, mørk cassonadesukker, humle, krydderier og gær.
Version sold in Sweden was 9.1%
English: Belgian Ale brewed with spices

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle. This one really mellowed out after a few years. Poured a hazy brown color with a small fluffy head. Aroma was sweet malts, some lingering spices still remain. Light roast. Sweetness, like toffee, with a little booze lingering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nordcore (1317) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle 37,5cl. Black with a nice light brown head. Chocolate and dark fruits aroma, .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarpa (1380) - FINLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle 375ml. Pours very dark brown, dark beige head. Coffee, burnt malts, spices, caramel in the aroma. Smooth, caramel, spices, some burnt malts. Very well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopfenWeisse (1491) - - DEC 19, 2014
Dark Brown color with medium light Brown head. Arola is dark fruits, chocolate, roasted. Flavor is malt, berries. Long lasting after taste. Great start for christmas holiday. Strong but so tasty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
erling1000 (595) - - NOV 15, 2014
A dark belgian xmas ale. Palate like velvet. Aroma is complex, coffee, vineous. Taste is bitter. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4594) - BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
Complex ’massive ale’ in Belgian style with a long list of ingredients including four hop varieties, wheat flakes and candi syrup. Off-white, dense head, very dark burgundy colour, hazy. Strong aroma of dried spices and caramel with hints of orange peel, cloves, bayleaf, nutmeg, caramel, passion fruit, port wine, pear and hay. Dry and tingling spiciness in the onset (dried citrus peel), deep caramelly and chocolatey maltiness, candied fruits, yeast bitterness especially in the end, finishing with leafy hops and warming, sherry-like alcohol. Must be a great provisional beer with amazing ageing potential.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (5717) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle from local Alko. Originally rated 13122011. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Belgian yeast, dark fruits, spices and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (7472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Aged 2 years. Heavy dark brown pour, no real head to speak of. Nose is a bit restrained but contains some chewy plum and a touch of light herbal Christmas spices. Flavor is dark and plummy, with a bright cheesy malty middle with a wee herbal tone throughout. Not necessarily plummy, just a bit sweet and fruity-malty. A bit booze forward without the necessary depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Tap at Beachwood long beach. Clear inky red pour with mocha foam. Nose is somewhat medicinal, baked cherry, prunes, cinnamon dark bread. Taste is bitter, decently roasty, some cocoa, also some dark cherry and Pumpernickel bread. Dry, bitter cocoa finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (2358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Super old review- fuzzy on details. Just remember incredible balance of Xmas spice, sweetness, malt, and dark fruit. Perfect beer for Xmas. Nice warmth without any boozy burn.

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