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Santa's Little Helper 2010 - Mikkeller ApS

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Santa's Little Helper 2010Santa's Little Helper 2010

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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 2
Gots: 21 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Spiced with bitter and sweet orange peels and nutmeg.

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

A 9.1 % variant was sold in Sweden.

(Beer added by: bark on 11-16-2010)
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-26-2013 15:24:15 | More by duceswild
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mverity

Florida

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Opaque chocolatey brown in color with a good amount of tan head. Fair to good lacing and nice collar throughout. Aroma is a cornacopia of spices, some deep caramel, and faintly buttery. Very thick body and medium carbonation. Taste is rich caramel and all that spice! Taste is good, but the aroma hits me better. Well balanced, but kind of two dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 04:14:06 | More by mverity
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Florida

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-11-2013 00:47:43 | More by WOLFGANG
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-10-2013 01:37:34 | More by DarthKostrizer
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ScottStache

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-08-2013 23:16:18 | More by ScottStache
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-29-2013 18:16:10 | More by DmanGTR
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AgentMunky

California

3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 375mL bottle into a Koningshoeven chalice. Brewed and bottled at De Proef. Stamped 7481108. "Belgian Ale Brewed with Spices, Aged in Rum Barrels."

A: A finger of brownish head that would look more at home on a stout. The beer is dark, murky brown and immune to light.

S: Sharp fruit is a little off -- it's sour or fermented, an impression heightened by the general booziness of the beer. It smells of old wine and dead yeast, but is somehow still pleasant. Fingernail polish finish hurts the rating.

T/M: Interesting. Green apple, Christmas-y spice, noticeable alcohol, and a surprisingly pleasant, sweet finish that could well be rum. Still, I think this might be a little past its prime, as the mouthfeel is thin and uncompelling. It definitely improves as it warms, becoming more fruity and less obviously strong (although astringent polish is still detectable...)

O: I enjoyed it, but it was overpriced ($15) and probably over-old. I would not recommend it, but I still love Mikkeller and think this is a pretty nice Christmas ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 04:04:50 | More by AgentMunky
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Lebby

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-06-2013 05:33:26 | More by Lebby
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jdmandel

California

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

12-29-2012 00:39:09 | More by jdmandel
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Hex92

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

just opened my 2010 Santas Little Helper today....Dec 2012. as usual i didn't rate my first one of these, that i drank 2 years ago, but this is very nice after aging for a couple of years.

A-nice big head, very dark, nice lacing
s- maybe a hint of bourbon? I dunno, my snifffer isn't working great tonight.
t-chocolate, booze, and strong dark ale goodness
m- its odd that a beer that has so much head seems kinda flat when you drink. it coats the mouth preety good, i wish it was a bit more syrupy.
o- tasty. I would like to try other vintages of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 06:02:21 | More by Hex92
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DruC4

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

12-18-2012 00:52:48 | More by DruC4
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Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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t0rin0

California

2.25/5  rDev -45.1%

10-29-2012 01:45:29 | More by t0rin0
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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trail77

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

06-06-2012 03:45:40 | More by trail77
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JayQue

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've had this one for quite a while. Poured from a 750 ml corked and caged bottle into my Chimay goblet. Small delicately bubbly head that fades quickly. A light covering of the top of the glass stays for a long time. Murky dark brown color.

Smell is fairly subdued malts,dark fruit and a little nutmeg and Christmas spices. Glad Mikkeller resisted the urge to make this a Christmas potpouree.

Taste is good. Rich malty dark fruit backbone with a hint of Christmas spices.

Mouthfeel is great. Rich, smooth, a hint of alcohol and a little sweet.

A good sipping beer. I highly reccommed it.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 23:51:17 | More by JayQue
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brystmar

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally got around to opening this bad boy. Thanks to whartontallboy for the extra!

Brown body with red hues produces tons of head. Excellent lace; gorgeous! Spicy aroma with tons of malt. A little roasty with booze notes too.

Sweet malts and spices. Not overly spicy which is nice. Aged boozy character adds an extra dimension of tastiness. Really good.

Super creamy body was unexpected, yet very much appreciated. This is drinking quite well right now, wish I had another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 00:16:33 | More by brystmar
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-26-2012 00:53:45 | More by Texasfan549
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-20-2012 02:01:51 | More by brez8791
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lownote

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with just the right amount of head with a dark but not pitch black. The taste is strong by not alcoholic with hints of a citrusy sour. The mouthfeel is carbonated but not too lively. There is not a strong smell either way. A delicious beer even when not in season.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 23:02:38 | More by lownote
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phattman073

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-15-2012 02:23:26 | More by phattman073
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LinusBohman

Sweden

3/5  rDev -26.8%

01-11-2012 20:04:01 | More by LinusBohman
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JRed

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black in body with cinnamon head that stays. Aroma of dark fruit, cinnamon, cocoa. Tastes of light plums and other dark fruit, cinnamon, some tang, spice. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A slight cloying mouthfeel and an undetectable ABV. Smooth and beautiful.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 02:11:45 | More by JRed
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Santa's Little Helper 2010 from Mikkeller ApS
91 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.