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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2012

 (RETIRED)
overall
98
96
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (3764) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle Ekstedts jul kul 2012 2012-12-15 AR: rich dark chocolate, coffey, AP: opal black, frothy cremy brown head F: dark chocolate, aceton, wee yeasty, wee burned rubber, licorice, needs storagee...

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimbobbaby (7) - SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012 does not count
Nice light strong dark Christmas ale with quite little nose but a nice mouthfilling feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pyrmir (2761) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012
330 ml bottle. Pours nearly black with a full beige head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, dark sugars and roasted malt. Taste rich and well balanced, Dark malts and sugars, not a lot of bitterness. Very pleasant.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron (927) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2012 Black, small to medium tan head. Chocolate, some coffee, dark fruit. Spices are subtle. Full body. Excellent balance and finish. Yet to have a Mikkeller beer I wasnt impressed with.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (467) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2012
chocolate, coffee, wine, woody scent. dark brown almost black color. Initial sweet chocolate taste, a bit too bitter for me. Wasn’t expecting it to be bitter. Other than that, pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2012
from Erzbierschof - black beer with a rather poor beige foam left; aroma of black chocolate with some coriander on top of it; pretty sweet; full-bodied; a light earthy tartness, residual sweetness with hints of candi sugar and chocolate; some lingering sharpness - not really convincing

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (1983) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2012 Bottle shared with rbrazell, thanks! Pours a thick brownish-black from the bomber with thin tan head and light lacing. Aroma of red wine and chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, bitter hops, spices that remind you of christmas, with a dry, ashy, chcolatey finish. Booze catches up as a burn in your stomach. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1452) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Deep brown pour with a small tan head. Chocolate, salt, ash notes of coffee and figs on the nose with bits of wood and vanilla. Chocolate covered raisins on front of the tongue with Belgian yeast, spices with hints of coffee. Medium bodied with hints of booze and a quick finish. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2130) - JAPAN - DEC 12, 2012
Might need a rerate on this, as this did little for me. Found it to have little body for 11%, seemed underdone and wasn’t exactly brimming with flavour. It certainly wasn’t bad - the dark fruits, figs, cinammon and vanilla were nice, but it didn’t go anywhere or hold my interest for long. Might need some time to come together. Body seemed a bit underwhelming and a tad undercarbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2012

Draught @ [ OJ-dag paa Fairbar ] Fairbar, Norre Alle 66, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark.

Unclear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, light moderate hoppy, moderate yeasty, spicy, coriander notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy yeast, dark fruit, dried fruit, dark candy sweet alike. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121101]


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