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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: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bov (10744) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 22, 2012
Botella @ KingCecil’s birthday party. Sweet dark fruity malty spiced aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet dark fruity malty and spiced flavour, mild chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (10042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
750mL bottle, pours a near-black with a medium tan head. Aroma of Xmas spices, burnt caramel, some burnt cocoa and some charred malt. Flavour follows the burnt aromatics, with burnt molasses, some sherry-like oxidation, burnt caramel and a bit of a smoky quality. Quite heavy, burnt and somewhat spicy. The burnt qualities work well actually. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (9823) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle 750ml @ Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, spices, phenols, yeast and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long fruity and warm finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9809) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2013
On draught at World Of Beer. This brew pours a dark reddish-brown color with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, malt and chocolate. Full-bodied with flavors of earthy malt, raisins, chocolate and yeast. The finish is fruity with a yeast aftertaste. Good beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rune (9500) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2013
From tap at The Bishop Arms in Copenhagen. Small glass served at the right drinking temperature. Coal black body with a dark red shade. Low head, dotted spots to the glassware. Dark malty aromas joined by a nice touch of Christmas spices. Rich Yuletide taste of anise, coffee, and chocolate on a moderate roasted backbone. Long bittersweet tail tingled with alcohol warmth. Great stuff that fits the holiday season. Enjoyed in a relaxing atmosphere. I’ve always liked visiting this place and even placed one of my books in their library. Thanks (Copenhagen 09.12.2013).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (8929) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (8523) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown colur with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, spice, malt, fruit and licorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8059) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
75 cl bottle. BBE 28.08.2018.
Pours black color with a large beige head. Caramel malts and some booze on the nose, wood, some licorice and chocolate too. Chocolate, licorice on the flavor, wood, hints of alcohol and cocoa. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8022) - 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.

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