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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: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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.

talon1117's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2012
The pour is a very dark brown color with a full, pale tan, foamy head which settles to a thick, rocky foam and leaves decent Belgian lace. The nose is a bit off (may be infected), lactic, some floral, grass, burnt toast, bitter chocolate, and slight toffee. The flavor is similar with lactic still, burnt toast, sweet toffee, dark chocolate, faint apple skins, light cinnamon, and floral. The palate is medium to full, silky smooth, soft to lively, and round. The beer finishes mostly sweet with toffee, dark chocolate, some cinnamon, and toast and roast notes left on the tongue. A fairly disappointing beer from a series I look forward to every year. I’m not sure if the beer was infected but the nose sure seemed that way. The biggest positives were the incredible drinkability for the ABV and the amazing palate for the style. Decent but not as good as the past years.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3764) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2016
Sample, brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, savoured on October 14 2015; eye: dark brown, opaque, ring of brown head, light lacing; nose: malt, caramel, alcohol, anise, Belgian yeast, roasted barley; mouth: malt, caramel, alcohol, anise, Belgian yeast, roasted barley, finale in roasted barley with presence of anise, medium-full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Échantillon, bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, savourée le 14 octobre 2015; œil : brun foncé, opaque, anneau de mousse brune, légère dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, alcool, anis, levure belge, orge torréfiée; bouche : malt, caramel, alcool, anis, levure belge, orge torréfiée, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence d’anis, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : correct

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (2725) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2016 Backlog. @ Havregatan 20121125. Malty and sweet caramely, dried fruits, medium body. Bottle from Systembolaget.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vignale (3372) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2016
Flaska från SB. Drygt 3 år gammal (obviously). Tucker att den har lite för många dåliga ålderstecken: lite unken källare, mögel och blöt kartong, för att vara riktigt okej. Alkoholen är också väl dold, ja den känns t o m en aning platt. Har druckit fantastiska lite ålder Santas tidigare. Det här var inte av dem. Tyvärr.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (2837) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2015
Flaska. Mörkbrun öl med ett långvarigt beigt skum. Dofter av karamell, läder, torkad frukt och alkohol. Smakinslag av karamell, mjölkchoklad, nöt, läder och en försiktig citruston. Alkoholen värmer. Medelstor kropp. Mycket njutbar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a large foamy head with some retention. Aroma of residual sugar notes with some dry plums notes and some caramel notes is pretty enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by dry plums notes with some caramel malt, some light chocolate and dry fruits notes. Body is pretty full with good carbonation with no real apparent alcohol. Interesting beer that did age pretty well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2323) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
Bottleshare. Pours black with some head and no lacing. Nose is plum and syrup. Flavours of plum, syrup, bourbon, vanilla and figs. Taste big sweet big bitter. Mouth is full creamy body with medium carbonation and big alcohol burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
A dark brown ale with a thin lacing brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light chocolate, fruity esters, treacle, maple syrup, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with light treacle, scotch character, grassy hops, alcohol warmth, nice. Bottle from Spinrsx.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (3187) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kevinator (1851) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9137) - 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.

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