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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2012

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rangi (508) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (893) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1462) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (844) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (6418) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4019) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2012
Traditional ale before christmas party with some friends.
Black with a big nice bubbly beige head that leaves a fine lacing. Chocolate and mild roasted malt aroma. Balanced sweetness and a mild bitterness. A bit dry texture. Toffee, chocolate and coffee flavour. Well hidden alcohol. Merry Christmas
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ekstedt (5215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle (33 cl), courtesy of Nisse666. Deep chestnut, large beige head. Sugary and caramelly with some faint roasted notes, salt liquorice and spices. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Sweet, low to medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2382) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
750ml brown bottle. 10.5% abv on import stick, 10.9%abv on beer label. Deep dark brown pour, kinda murky. tan head, frothy, creamy and sticky at the edges of the glass. Nose has dark chocolately malts, spruce, toffee, black liquorice. Taste has cocoa, chocolate syrup, spruce, alcohol, spice, marmalade, some odd saltiness. Malty finish, cocoa powder, yeast, spice, a little bitterness. Medium body, light in the mouth, relaxed carbonation. Pretty big beer, some aging would definitely round things out. Overall, some interesting flavours, but just to big a beer to really get into at the moment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7448) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012
33 cl bottle thanks to Nisse666! At ekstedt’s x-mas beer tasting, on December 14, 2012.
Our bottle was marked 9.1% ABV. BB 28/08/18.
Dark brown to black color, brown head. Sweet, rubber, chocolate scent. Sweet, sugary, grains, spicy, salt licorice taste. Warming alcohol. Medium to thin mouthfeel, medium grainy bitterness. Salt licorice aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
max3517 (5) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2012 does not count
If I could give this beer an 11 I would. It’s perfect. Sorry I’m not so good at explaining what I like and don’t like. But I love Belgian beer and this one is now at the top of my list.

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