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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (949) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
txspartan (943) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2012
Marzipan aroma. Nice coffee colour. Excellent sweetness. Pretty darned good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikedR (936) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Strong. Doesn't hide its ABV well. A little too barley wine esque for my tastes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (920) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
Pours a cloudy dark brown with an average creamy brown head. Aroma is rich maltiness, dark fruity esters(raisins, plums, and cherries are most prominent), some mildy spicy phenols, caramel, alcohol, and a bit perfumey. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, dark dried fruits (raisins, prunes, plums.), warming alcohol, caramel, and dark candy sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (901) - SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black/dark brown with a large tan head. Coffee, sweet licorice, caramel, dried fruits and some spices in the aroma. Taste is sticky sweetness, mainly licorice and dark sugar sweetness with some roasty notes, some spices and a mild bitterness. Easy drinkable. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (895) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (881) - Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Pours very dark brown with a small brown head (looks like a stout). Smells like chocolate oranges with subtle hints of pine and spruce. Taste is coriander spiciness, chocolate, hints of orange, and subtle hints of booze. Full-bodied with a slick texture and active mouth-carbonation, Mikkeller Santa’s Little Helper 2012 finishes with subtle hints of spice and sweetness.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (800) - DENMARK - NOV 4, 2012
A very good beer. Good sweetness with flavor of caramel and coffee and also good bitterness. Color is dark brown with a white head.

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