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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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2077) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Growler from the Craft Ale House in Limerick. Clear copper color with a soft and bubbly white head. The head leaves a cascading, sticky lace around the edges of the glass. Bright hops in the nose along with some hint of roasted malts. Clean and crisp flavors, with plenty of grassy and dry hops. I also tasted some caramel malt and some roasted malt flavors. Very clean and dry finish with more bitter hops in the aftertaste. Excellent imperial helles / pilsener.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
This beer was packaged nicely and had a high alcohol content. After that it kinda goes down hill. The worth a try but don’t expect anything earth moving

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mtdewa1 (351) - rome, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is malty. Taste is malty and hoppy. Malty backbone. Smooth finish. Overall decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Draft sample at Manahawkin Spirits. Pours a cloudy deep golden color with a foamy off white head. Aroma was malty, slightly yeasty, with notes of fresh citrus, and a hint of pine. Taste of sweet grains, citrus, and a hint of pine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5856) - Indiana, 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 (656) - 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 (521) - Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle. Super clear dark amber with pretty white head. Malt pilsner aroma. Sweet smooth taste. Great imperial pilsner.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanscourt (798) - 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 (8965) - , 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 (581) - 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.

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