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RATINGS: 600   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (4416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent light copper with foamy off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells mildly malty, grainy, and hoppy with a lightly sweet backbone. Tastes like it smells, only more semi-sweet than sweet. Average on the palate. Okay, but forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Interesting brew, nose had sweetness and some pine. Flavor had candi sugar , citrus and pine resin. Liked the balance on this one

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RespertFTW (482) - Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle. Super clear dark amber with pretty white head. Malt pilsner aroma. Sweet smooth taste. Great imperial pilsner.

-- rated with beerbasher

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanscourt (552) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Copper body with sweet and hoppy aroma. Tastes like a pale ale. Hops definitly there with a mild body. Definitly a hybrid style but I’d call this a pale ale, if I didn’t know it used lager yeast. Too sweet. Grows on you, yet still an awkward concoction for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with off white head. Nose and taste of toast, pine, light fruit, sugar cone, hops, spruce and light spice. Medium body. Light alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdb288 (342) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Draft at Winberie. Golden brown with decent sized white head. Floral and sweet aroma. Taste is similar. Some fresh hop, alcohol, citrus. Really nice lingering hop finish. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (897) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2013
When poured from the bottle, this beer shows its brownish orange color as well as its large off-white head, and the aroma blends caramel malts, floral hops, and a hint of llager yeast for an overall appealing scent. The taste is deceivingly sour on the front end, eventually giving way to a strong hop character with a hint of sweetness. The mouthfeel is interesting due to the full body and bitter finish, but the average carbonation and slick texture were expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (460) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 11, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours dark gold with a off white head. Taste bitter, citrus, crisp. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2415) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2013
10 Dec 2013, bottle. light orange, clear, no bubbles, foamy head. nose is a bit floral, some grapefruit rind. med body and a bit fizzy. a bit grapefruit, granola malt, slightly sweet. nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freeofthoughts (633) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Tap pours a clear deep orange gold with two fingers of beige foam that leaves lots of lacing. The aroma is earthy hoppy more piney than figured. The flavor is rich golden grains with a bitter contrast. Very bold oily resinous hops, very light dried tropical fruits under it all. Ok for a hop forward beer of a malty style.

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