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

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bermod (119) - Jyväskylä, - NOV 28, 2009
Sweet, belgish aroma with citrus fruits, oranges and maybe mango and pineapple. Some sweet chocolate also. Sweet, fruity, a bit belgish and bw-alike malty taste. Palate is quite smooth and warming.


3.4
Rasmus40 (21988) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2017
Bottle courtesy of fonefan. Thanks Jan! Hazy very dark brown with a tiny off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, oxidated, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. Clearly past it's prime, but that was to be expected. Flat. 051017

3.7
PhillyCraft (7923) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2017
Backlog, Bottle from Canals Mt Ephraim, pours a deep amber brown with a medium sized head. Notes of clove, nutmeg, christmas tree, pine, barley, coffee or chocolate. A bit boozy in the finish but nice on a colder night

4.1
weark (885) - 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 (18844) - 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 (12760) - 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 (11799) - 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 (12804) - 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 (4779) - 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!


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