Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2009

 
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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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Belgian Ale brewed with spices and cocoa powder.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, - DEC 25, 2009
0,75l bottle. Long lasting thick foamy light brown head. Deep brown colored, cloudy. Served 12°C. Sweet spicy aroma of raisins, citrus, apricot, ginger. Oilish semithick palate. Complex hard to describe flavor. Medium bitter, ginger, yeast. Sour and some metal at the end.


4.1
weark (795) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - MAY 21, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2016 Bouteille achetée chez Erzbierschof en 2011, gardée dans ma cave - De couleur noire sans mousse - Au nez des aromes de chocolat, de malt torréfié, de madère, légèrement soja, grain, beaucoup de chocolat, cacao, on dirait un chocolat chaud fait maison - En bouche une bière platte mais incroyable, chocolat, cacao, madère, légèrement fruit confit, inexplicable - Corp moyen, pas d?amertume, pas de carbonation, légèrement aqueuse, final chocolat - une incroyable expérience, dommage du peux de gaz, mais une bière bien veillie, limite de consomation

4
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2015
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen, thanks to Anders Svensson. Opaque black beer with a nice beige head. Malty caramel aroma, raisins, figs, dades, some bread. Malty fruity flavor, grapes, caramel, banana, figs, raisins, plums, some warming alcohol. Aged with dignity.

3.3
Sammy (12205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2015
Careful ageing but still not richer but poorer. Still above average mouthfeel but cocoa and sweetness dominates and not so drinkable.

3
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2014
750 ml bottle. BB 06/10/15. Bought some years ago... Dark brown colour with almost no head. Malt, sweetness, manure and alcohol in the aroma. The flavour is spices, sweet malt and alcohol. Totally flat. Not very nice. This hasn't been aging so well. Compared to 2010 vintage this bad... The flatness makes this unpleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
another nice year for this spicy decadent treat. As with most years, its warming without being hot and the right mix of yeasty and roasted malts. Very good.

3.7
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2014
bottle, waited on this much too long. cloudy amber brown pour, caramel malts, holiday spice. decent but im positive this way better a couple years ago

3.4
stouby (4666) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle at No5. Hazy brown with sediments. Aroma heavy malty (dark fruits). Flavor heavy sweet, a bit yearthy notes. Almost full body. Spices and cocoa has disappeared.

4.7
driflin (23) - DENMARK - JUL 24, 2013
An absolutely fantastic beer. One of my all-time favorites. I imagine they serve this in heaven!

3.9
jkwalking05 (4740) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Brown in color with a large beige head. Aroma is of pine, wood, roasted malts, and chocolate. Taste is of roasted malts and pine.

4.7
jakobhedeskov (8) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013 does not count
Probably one of my favorite beers of all time. Complex flavours but still a very balanced beer and extremely good beer.


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