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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2012

 (RETIRED)
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97
96
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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ingredienser: vand, malt (pale, special-B og chocolate), flækket hvede, mørk candi sirup, humle (northern brewer, hallertauer og styrian goldings), krydderier (appelsinskal og korianderfrø) og gær.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2767) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Poured from 750 ml bottle. Opaque, near black with 4-finger tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of yeast, spice, roasted malt and dark fruit. Taste of dark fruit, sweet dark roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and spices. Medium body and medium carbonation. The spices and sweet roasted malt flavors blend perfectly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
Pours a deep reddish brown with a large foamy amber head. Good carbonation. At first sip this wasn’t quite what I was expecting, but in a good way. Big aroma, lots of chocolate malts seeing as it’s Christmas, with cherries, berries, nuts, raisins and a bit of alcohol, for 10.9 % this goes down really smooth. Palate is thick & creamy. Excellent beer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
Deep brown with thin beige head. Aroma is spicy, peppery, and type with estery alcohol. Surprisingly dry finish follows a rich nutty, fruity flavour. Alcohol is prevalent, with slight rocket fuel flavour present, but rather good all round.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JBVatkeens (48) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Had this froma bottle. Thick reddish head, dark color, smells somewhat malty, tastes chocolatey and a little boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5409) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Licorice and pit fruit aromas. Hot with dark chocolate covered pit fruit and soy upfront turning to juniper in the lasting bitter earth finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (7722) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2012
(bottle from Voldby Koebmandsgaard,DK) Black pour with tan coloured diminishing head, medium body and oily texture. Aroma/taste dark fruits, chocolate malt, pine and liquorice. Taste like christmas cake/iced fruit cake. Lovely brew this, perfect for christmas!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1797) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2012
Bottled. Pours black with a huge brown head. Smells smoked meat, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, dark chocolate. Tastes dark chocolate, roasted malt, abit bitter, raisings and plums, abit smoky with a similar finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (4233) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Inky black with a thin brown head. It has very warming liquorice and chocolate flavours followed by spice (ginger?) and slight sour red fruit on the finish. A great spicy Christmas beer!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
benpickens (478) - Camarillo, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Pours inky black with brown medium compact head that holds well; fruit cake , bourbon and fig aromas; chalky dry finish with alcoholic burn. Great beer but its an imperial stout without a doubt and I was hoping for a Belgian beer - a quad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with average long lasting tan creamy head with nice lacing. Aroma is dark toasted malts, candy, ripe pear, banana, dark chocolate, molasses, spices. Taste is medium sweet and bitter. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is average. So dark and heavy that it almost resembles a stout.


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