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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8419) - , 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 (517) - 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 (1047) - 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 (678) - 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 (2607) - 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 (652) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonmac (323) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Tap at Bulldog Uptown. Served up in a sturdy pint glass. Dark golden color which is expected given the style. Faint aroma. Initial sip comes across more bitter than anticipated. Heavy handed on hops and reminiscent of the oily essence of hops. Expected some balanced sweet/spice but getting next to nothing. Hard to believe it’s such a high alcohol content. This one puts a small kramp in a very good brewery’s style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonshawn (374) - - DEC 7, 2013
Tap. At bulldog uptown. Clear dark gold. Aroma is not nearly as aggressive as the flavor. Bitter, oily hop taste, resin and pine. strong. Alcohol is well hidden. Lasting hop presence. Expected some other spices for some reason. Good, not great. A decent hoppy beer for the southern tier fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2262) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
6/19/2010. From bottle. Pours light copper color with a white head. Aromas of light malt, caramel, grain and hints of spices. Warming alcohol with caramel and spice showing. Nice seasonal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (751) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2013 Light mahogany, clear. Light, thin, medium duration. Can taste the yeast, metallic, malty, slightly bitter.

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