Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2007

 
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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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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3.4
Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2010
2007 vintage shared with The Pa crew in Nov 2007. Pours a deep dark ruby brown with a med head. Aroma is big fruity esters, some solvent, alcohol apparent, lemongrass, and spring flowers with dark candied sugar, caramel malts, big burnt toast, and some light black pepper phenolics. Flavor is caramel, fruits, biscuit, cookie dough, chalk, burnt toast, solvent, very minerally- almost metallic near the end, and very bitter for a BSA- high ester, solvent and high alcohol in the end. Not my favorite Mikkeller.

4.2
cgarvieuk (26605) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2010
bottle drunk 07 2010 ... Huge thanks to Jan for this one ... deep red brown ... tan little creamy head... huge chocolate malt nose ... huge chocolate front ... big fruits ... juicy toffee malts .... blackcurrant ... again chocolate in linger ... light spice ... very tasty

3.4
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.

3.3
douglas88 (9828) - 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.

4.4
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 !

3.4
Radek Kliber (7501) - 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

3.6
brokensail (16696) - 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.

3.2
Sammy (13106) - 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.

4.1
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.

3.9
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.


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