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RATINGS: 640   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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St. Nicholas, aka Santa Claus, is a magical figure, the bringer of gifts and an icon of holiday spirit. Forgotten by most is his evil side kick and enforcer of ‘the list’. European tradition says while St. Nick is busy delivering presents to good little boys and girls, Krampus hands out punishments to the bad. A fanged, goat-horned bully, the Christmas Devil uses sticks and chains to beat the naughty children. Dark malts and aromatic hops create the diabolical spirit of this brew. It is finished with lager yeast and aged cold for no less than 30 days. This Imperial Helles Lager will warm even the darkest hearts. This season, replace the cookies with a bottle of Krampus. If he happens to pay a visit, toast to him with this devilish brew. Merry Kramp-mas to all, and to all a good pint!


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lownote (327) - USA - JAN 2, 2015
Pours a pretty light color with a light soapy head. With less head than expected. Aroma is not super strong but piney. Taste is really resiny hops... piney. Not sweet. Finish is a bit soapy. Unsubtle. Carbonation is moderate and medium thickness. Eh.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1126) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Aroma of hops, pine resin and a touch of malt. Pours a clear caramel color short lasting well laced cream head with light carbonation. Dry feel with a taste of hops and resin. Bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike5326 (1275) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, medium white head. Medium hops nose. Medium body with a rather flat hops flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerathon (1596) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Burnt orange with frothy head, lacing, and clarity. Pine, resin, sweet malts. Tastes better than it smells, because they is something off about the aroma that I can’t quite pin down (metallic in nature).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1061) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 30, 2014
On Tap at 33 West Ale House (Dover, DE). Poured orange, clear, nice off white head and nice lacing. Aroma is hop forward combined with some malts and caramel notes. Taste is boozy, hoppy witha nice and balanced malty backbone. Nice beer, very enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Handlebar_Guy (1) - Jackson, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014 does not count
Very nice, not a bitter as I thought it would be but over all very tasty and goes down easy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (5821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Strong stewed apple and spiced caramel aroma. Flavor of toffee bread. More apple. Hot boozy finish. Full body, oily. Pretty sweet. Not my thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1342) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Torpedo bottle. Day after Xmas. Poured a hazy Amber color. One finger talk head. Has fresh floral/citrus hop aroma. Some malt backbone, pine notes too. Medium bodied. Hoppy notes throughout. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3128) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Pours golden orange with aroma of toasted malt, candy sugar, and pine. Toasted malt flavor with candy sugar sweetness and pine with hint of yeast Very nice.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeardedMeat (8) - Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014 does not count
I was expecting something Christmasy but it wasn't. Smooth with a little flavor. Nothing too exciting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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