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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: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5346) - 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 (1924) - 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 (11586) - 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 (1905) - 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 (1542) - 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 (7428) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopfenWeisse (1348) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1709) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3416) - 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.

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