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Santa's Little Helper 2013 - Mikkeller ApS

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Santa's Little Helper 2013Santa's Little Helper 2013

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BA SCORE
85
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Evil_Pidde on 11-29-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-14-2014 20:45:55 | More by KevT
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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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bark

Sweden

2.85/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

My bottle was 9.1 % ABV.

The colour is red brown-red, the liquid is clear. The finger thick head quickly sinks down to a thick lid. No lacing occurs.

The smell is dry and bitter with some hints of stale pale lager and red wine. Phenolic yeasty-spicy-plastic flavours (allspice), brown sugar and hints of alcohol.

The taste is smoother than expected. Some yeasty notes, molasses and brown sugar. Bitter hops and herbs. Semi-roasted caramel flavours. Light to medium body. Growing notes of alcohol in the aftertaste as well as molding leaves, green plants and a touch of milk chocolate. Green hoppy notes and brown sugar in the finish.

The carbonation is strong, the many small bubbles are long-lived. The liquid is thin, especially considering the strength.

An unbalanced beer, reminding a bit of a too young/green english strong ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 20:10:40 | More by bark
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District of Columbia

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Maryland

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Massachusetts

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New Jersey

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metter98

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear but very dark brownish red in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high beige colored head that died down but has good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of Belgian and earthy yeast are present in the nose.
T: Much like the smell, the taste is quite yeast and has additional notes of spices and slight hints of dark fruits.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very yeasty for the style and has the type of earthiness you would expect from a Bière de Garde.

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Libationguy

Nevada

3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Garnet color that has facets of sparkle in a deep, rich color. Off white/light tan thin head with short retention.

Feels like winter warmer, Belgian dark strong ale and a holiday table in the glass all at once. Date, fig, raisins, brown sugar, white pepper, cardamon and coriander.

Bold sweet entry to the palate with a dry finish. The alcohol in this beer is big, but not clumsy. Dark candy sugar, raisins, molasses and spice. A warming of low heat from the alcohol manages to keep it clean. The finish is polished with the beer being rich and the carbonation soft.

Definitely a sipper. The large bottle format demands that this bottle be shared with friends.

Serving type: bottle

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Santa's Little Helper 2013 from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.