Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2007

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


on tap


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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Editor’s note: Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium.

This years little helper is a dark lightly spiced belgian ale.

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beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2010
Pours a dark brown color with a thin light brown head. Aroma of anise, spices and fruits. Flavor of anise, spices and fruits. The body is light to medium with a liquorous texture and gentle carbonation. Interesting.

douglas88 (9629) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Bottle shared by footbalm. Pours a almost pure black color with a medium beige head. A sour spicy nose, some dark fruit- plums. The taste is also very spicy, with lots of sour characteristics, some dark fruit. Not too bad, likely going downhill.

BelgBeerGeek (1307) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2010
drink this @ kulminator a couple of times allready head : none colour dark brown to black smell : candy sirup , alcohol , coriander , anis ? taste : candy sirup , alcohol , indeed anis , coriander , bitter ending and slight aftertaste of celerysalt i like this beer allot !

Radek Kliber (7483) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 7, 2010
Bottle 750 ml
Appearance: dark brown , mid top , beige-brown head.
Aroma: aromatic hops , woody, alcohol , vanilla. All neatly smooth and with pleasant character.7+
Flavour/Body/Palate: mid bodied, mellow , bit flat. Oily textures , some brown malt as side character , some dryness on sides. Slight sourness shown on top.13+/20

brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
A: The pour is a dark brown, bordering on black with a thin layer of tan foam on top. S: There’s so much going on in the nose, it was hard to pick out everything. There’s of course a lot of dark fruits (most notably, prunes) and some nice chocolate aromas as well. The beer is slightly oxidized, but not surprising at 2+ years old. There’s also some alcohol and perhaps even paint (very odd). T: The sweet dark fruits are the main component of the flavor. Prunes, raisins, and cherries are what I notice, along with a hint of chocolate. There is also a definite sugary sweetness that you aren’t surprised to find in Belgians. M: A fairly full bodied beer with a fairly low level of carbonation which works well here. D: A touch sweet for me, but so complex that I kept coming back for more. A nice beer and one of the better offerings I’ve had from Mikkeller.

Sammy (12760) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2010
Jason’s bottle, aged what 3 years or so? Black, with little head. An anoying sourness with chocolate and roasted barley. Aroma is big chocolate. Average mouthfeel overall. A sipper.

lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2009
A solid dark brown, with a pretty milk chocolate colored tan foam. Cookie spice aroma with some roastiness, berries, fruity, dark chocolate. Taste is sweet, chocolates, dark fruitiness like high % cacao dark chocolate, plums, berries, then a light spiciness, roasty. A really nice beer.

Fevernova (222) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2009
750mL Bottle -- Pours black with a tan head. coffee, dark chocolate, and a good amount of spice are the first flavors to hit me. Dark fruits like plum and dates are there in the background. Thick and oily but silky on the palate.

MrDick (381) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 25, 2009
750ml bottle pulled from the cellar. When I cracked the cork on the bottle, there wasn’t any re-assuring snap/crackle/pop. I poured slowly but there wasn’t any head. A bit more vertical and got a bit of head. Aroma is roasted malt and sugar. Taste is a bit hard to pinpoint. Definitely a Belgian ale. Caramel and malty with some nutmeg and clove undertones. Really light for the alcohol.

Blom (848) - Sorø, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2009
From the cellar. Dark brown with a dense greyish-brown head. Potent malty aroma, full of spices, caramel, syrup and chocolate. Creamy, almost oily texture. Very pleasant sweet palate. This is christmas in a bottle.

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