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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2012

 (RETIRED)
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98
96
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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9590) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle at the Cask, Pimlico - 14/12/12. Very dark mahogony brown with a thin head. Nose is booze, dark fruits, leather, spice, Belgian yeast esters. Taste follows, boozey - but well balanced, dark fruits, sugars, dark toffee, spice, yeast esters a la Beglique. Full bodied with soft carbonation with a boozy dark fruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Thick dark brown with low to moderate carbonation.Nice roasty flavor mixed with candi sugar and soy sauce. Ends with a slight warming alcohol and roasty lingering finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5566) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2012
Sample at the Essen Xmas beer festival. Thin ran head. Clear black pour. Lots if chocolate. A great brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6849) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle sample @ 18de Kerstbierfestival, Essen 2012. Brune foncée, mousse moka laissant un léger filament huileux doré au verre. Arôme est assez fleuri et houblonné; citronné et agrumes, le tout étant bien alterné par un bouquet généreux de malts. Palais est malté, pain d’épices tirant fortement sur le torréfié et café et en fin de bouche une certaine fraîcheur houblonnée et une pointe de réglisse.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
txspartan (968) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2012
Marzipan aroma. Nice coffee colour. Excellent sweetness. Pretty darned good.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rangi (597) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 16, 2012
Deep dark brown poor, nice off white brown head. Over all this is a syrupy sweet beverage that reminded me of cough syrup.Did not really enjoy at all.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (1133) - FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
.75l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar Pours black with low tan head. Aroma is herbs, coffee, alcohol, dark fruits. Flavor is coffee, roasted malts, plums, alcohol, herbs, hint of vanilla. Swell beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1831) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark brown color, brown head. Roasty taste with malts, coffee, nuts, chocolate and spices. Roasty finish with toffee. Very good, spicy belgian strong.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1142) - ESTONIA - DEC 15, 2012
Dark brown, small brown head with filmy retention. Nose is sweet, malty, yeasty, dark chocolate, dried fruits, hops in the background. Taste is sweet, malty, caramel, more chocolate, hints at espresso, roasted notes, spice. Slightly dry finish with mild warming alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8741) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 Sampled at OBER Kerstbierfestival 2012. Opaque pitch black color, small to medium sized light brown head. Smell and taste malts, some sweetness, port, slight hint of fruityness. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.


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