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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2012

 (RETIRED)
overall
97
97
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

bottled
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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.


bp's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bp (830) - Queens, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle: pours dark brown with a thin tan head, dark fruit aroma and taste, very malty with some chocolate flavors, full bodied.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1704) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. Tried it when it was young and it was too sweet and too boozy even for me. Still decent brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kevinator (1432) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2015
I thought this was great. Great bread pudding aroma with a combination of sweet and alcohol. Soft deep brown color with a tan head. Full and weighty palate. Flavors of sweet bready malt with caramel, toffee, some nuttiness and spice. Ends with a lingering booziness. Great for the holidays.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7103) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Draft to taster from notes. Pours dark brown with reddish highlights and a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have dark fruits, cocoa, roasted malts, a splash of coffee, Belgian yeast, mild spices, and still a bit of alcohol. Soft on the carbonation. Decent enough.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopfenWeisse (1287) - - JUL 5, 2015
Pitch black color with big beige head. Aroma is bit roasted and dark fruits. Flavor is dark fruits, chocolate, complex and really long finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1298) - GREECE - JUN 19, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Dark brown almost black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, caramnel, chocolate, spicy, yeasty, hoppy. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle, 750 ml from Za Popen’t, Ljubljana. Shared with JFK10000. Pours dark brown with beige head. Dark fruits and chocolate aroma. Sweet, roasted malts, dark fruits and too much alcohol in flavor. Expected alcohol to be more hidden and subtle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3307) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at Tasting, Seattle. Deep malty brown, thick tan foam. Boozy, malt, amber, acidic copper, amber malt, molasses. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5811) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle, along with the 2011. Not nearly as mellow as the ’11, this one retains more spice and more distinct candi notes. Brown sugar, spices. Booze remains a bit more, a touch overwhelming, but not bad. Just drink this stuff fresh, or maybe one year - no more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hammy78 (879) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle shared with my brother in-law. Pours an opaque, good carb, a little sediment, off white khaki head that’s about a finger high that dies down to a half a finger, a fare amount of lacing left behind. Smells like a typical Christmas spice. Sweet and malty. Tastes sweet, malty, bitter, spicy, a bit hot, I also get a touch of candy cane? Great stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1700) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Darkish brown with virtually no head. Aroma is raisins, dates, belgian yeast, honey, plum, xmas spices. Medium-full bodied, slightly sweet on the palate with a boozy finish. Taste is dates, raisins, caramel, belgian yeast.


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