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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: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esox (1064) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2011
Pours a clear and dark brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, dried fruit, spices and alcohol. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is alcoholwarmth and sweetness. Overall an average beer with a high level of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2011
On tap. Opaque dark brown with a small, rough off-white head. The aroma is a bit odd, a strange spiciness but also gluey with distinct alcohol. Full-bodied with dried dark fruits and brown sugars. Alcoholic finish. I bet age would do good to this. 041111

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (1349) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark brown/black with a thick tan head. Roasted malt, spices, dried fruit in the aroma. Sweet with a mild bitterness finishing off. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14513) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
Draught at Ørsted, Copenhagen
Dark color. There is some chocolate and vanilla, but overall it’s boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shonobiwan (213) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2012 Long Island, NY - 750 mL bottle poured a dense dark brown with beige head and slight lacing. You can smell dark fruit as you pour this one. Aroma is of raisins, figs, dark roasted malts and some sort of spice. Taste is along the same lines it malt and alcohol taste are too over powering. Ok for a Christmas beer but I think the labeling oversells this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2011
0.375 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Opaque dark brown color with creamy head. Sweet aroma with dark sugar, solvent, licorice, pepper, nutmeg, coffee and hint of raisins. Thick sweet flavor with woody spices (licorice, nutmeg, clove), chocolate-licorice roastiness and toffee. Full bodied with smooth palate. Bitterness, licorice, charcoal and woody spices in finish. A bit hot on alcohol, but not bad. Spiciness is in fairly good control.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dazz3 (1552) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
Sampled at Ekstedt’s Testing 11-12-02. Pours pitch black with a big light brown head. Smells and tastes smoky malty with a slight soy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown, huge brown head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, subtle coffee and licorice. Taste is licorice, tar, burnt coffee. Very boozy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4206) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle thx to larsniclas cons 2011-12-02 Göteborg AR: spicey, roaste malt AP: dark brown colored body, wee beige head F: roasted malt, cloves, great bitterness

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