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Santa's Little Helper | Maui Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by srandycarter on 12-22-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of bsp77
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of yemenmocha
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
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!

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Photo of srandycarter
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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Santa's Little Helper from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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