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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: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.

English: Belgian Ale brewed with spices

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (8739) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle at ekstedt tasting on December 2, 2011
2011 edition, 37.5 cl, BB 31/08/17, marked 9.1%
Dark brown color, to black. Light brown head. Spicy alcohol scent. Malty, grainy, alcohol taste. Grainy aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2012
Keg at CP&K. It pours opaque brown, with a thin beige head. The nose is caramel, treacle, aniseed, chocolate, spice, coffee, tar and varnish. The taste is leather, wood, coffee liqueur, tangy dark fruit, sweet toffee, petrol, charcoal, ash, liquorice, roasted malt and spice, with a long, dry finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Decent, but I prefer some of the previous iterations of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle 750ml @ yngwie
Pours deep brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits and spices. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4665) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Poured a deep dark brown with aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, wood, vanilla, spice and some yeast. Flavors are the same, blending nicely together. As it warms the booze flavor comes out more, but still good none the less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (3011) - FINLAND - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle 37,5 cl, BBE 31.08.2017. Pours dark brown with a thick creamy darkly tanned head. Huge amounts of lacing on the glass. Spices, dark chocolate, coffee and some dark dried fruits in aroma. Taste is dominated quite strongly with coffee at first. Malts and chocolate too in flavor and some hoppy herbal dryness in finish as well. Smooth, but a bit of the alcohol is pushing through. Somewhat earthy and spicy in aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fantti (791) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin sysimustana ja runsaalla ruskealla vaahdolla, joka katoaa suht nopeasti. Haju on paahteisen makean mausteinen, anista, appelsiininkuorta ja salmiakkiakin on joukossa. Maku on todella makean sokerinen ja kahvinen, hieman paahteinen, lakritsinen ja vahvasti alkoholin polttama. Kasvien juuret tulevat myös mieleen. Suutuntuma on täyteläinen ja alkoholin polttama. Kokonaisuutena hienon hajuinen olut, jonka mausta en pidä. Haju antoi odottaa huomattavasti parempaa. Huonoin maistamistani pukin pikku apureista.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14160) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2011
Tap at Ørsted Ølbar, Cph: Black beer with a rather flat light brown head. Very aromatic with a little plum, some coffee, licorice, chocolate, soy sauce, butterscotch, wood. The taste is as big as the body, heavy and medium sweet bitter, very sticky in the mouth, softly carbonated and with a sensation of burning alcohol in the long slightly raw finish. Not bad, but hard to stomach more than 10-15 ml at 4 o’clock pm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11784) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
Near black with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruit, pine needles, cardemum and cinnamon. Sweet and spicy flavour with caramel and toffee and a slightly roasted finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
black with off white small head, Aroma, cantaloupe, melon, pepper, spiced, dried fruits, raisins, dusty, wheat, overrioe plums, prunes, cloves, molasses, floral, some honey, brown sugar, medium mouthfeel, taste is melon, some dry bitterness, roasted, light liquorice, spices, hard burnt malt, tingly,

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