1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Santa's Little Helper - Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)

Not Rated.
Santa's Little Helper
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
-
no score

3 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 3
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 5.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub) visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: srandycarter on 12-22-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bsp77
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from tap into Tulip.

Appearance: Somewhat dark red with thick off white head and nice lacing lines.

Smell: Citrus hops and caramel malts.

Taste: Strong slightly sweet caramel base balanced by a nice hop bite with orange, grapefruit and pine. Ends somewhat bitter. A well balanced beer.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, full creamy body with a very dry finish.

Drinkability: Great example of a Double Red Ale. This should be canned.

bsp77, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of yemenmocha
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on draft at the brewery, winter 2010. Rich amber color. Some black tea-like aromas are noted on the nose. Candy sweet on the palate which is nice, along with a nice hop snap to round it out. Rather easy drinking for such a high ABV beer, and I wish it was served in the normal pint glass!

yemenmocha, Jan 30, 2010
Photo of srandycarter
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pretty, dark amber, head holds nicely and long.

S - Hops and Deep nice dark malt.

T - Gigante malt, tons of hops follow up.

M - A little too creamy for me and not enough carb bite. Seemingly flatish to my base palate. Velvety, but wanted more conflict.

D - Could get tiresome.

srandycarter, Dec 22, 2009
Santa's Little Helper from Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.