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RATINGS: 657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 14/20
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
22 oz bottle. Sweet pine smell. Nice reddish amber pour with a sustained off white head. More hops than expected. Also some malt, resin, pine, and flowery taste. Creamy and boozy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7230) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Very nice stuff. A decent amount of hops and a very crisp finish. Golden blonde finish. Very nice for the style. Average carbonation. Tap at Black Squirrel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (1161) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a clear rust orange with light brown head. A nice pine, citrus, and grains. A sweet citrus, fruit, pine, hop, and grain taste. Aftwrtaste starts with light bitter hops and grains but not overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1715) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle. I’ve had this countless times. Not sure why I haven’t rated it yet. Colour...slightly hazy Amber with a thin white head. Nose...bright hops and sugared grapefruit with citron and some piney notes to boot. Palate...dry, at first, and rather bitter, with sharply flavoured hops that couple with grapefruit skins and candied citrus. Boiled tropical sweets hit the mid palate and are followed by Connecticut shade and cedar notes on the lengthy bitter finish. Ahhhhh...zehr gut! Froeliche Weinachten!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttutony (840) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Potent noble hop aroma and bitterness on the palate, with some malt sweetness to back things up. Balance could be a little bit better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (1252) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Usually not a fan of imperial pils I have had in the past but this one was pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1236) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Draft. Tan pour, small white head. Nose is soft fruit and grain, hint hops. Middle is medium roasted grain. Finish is alcohol and light caramel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (1325) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Deep amber orange color. Nice creamy beige head. Note able grapefruit hop nose. Some burnt sugar malt as well. Tangy toasted malt flavor with a big resiny hop punch. Bitter citrus peel and brown sugar notes upfront. Crisp, bitter and boozy. Long bitter aftertaste seems to go on forever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shot (411) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with a creamy white head. Aromas are sweet caramel malt and floral hops. Flavors are bitter citrus, pine and caramel. Creamy mouthfell; slightly oily, but also a bit peppery. This is like an IPA, but with a smooth, malty backbone. Very nice. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjohnny (481) - - NOV 7, 2014
Being a fan of the Krampus I couldn't pass this up when I saw it at the store. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Cloudy light orange amber with a thin white head which fades relatively quickly leaving a good coating on the glass. Medium bodied. Initially soft mouthfeel with a crispness. Velvety warm ester finish. Lots of citrus. Some resin. Well balanced with sweet maltiness. If this is what visits naughty children at Christmas, put me on the naughty list.

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