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RATINGS: 606   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (691) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2013
fruity smell, similar to bananas...tasty is malty on the front end but morphs into a strong hoppy bitterness that increases through the finish...interesting, but not a great feature...the flavor is medium/strong...decent fall/winter beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
crajun (960) - , Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Not a fan. Positives for palate - creamy thick and aroma - nice toasted caramel and sugars. The taste just sucks waaay too cloyingly sweet followed by strong bitter hops. A mess

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwoodward (566) - - AUG 25, 2013
Drank from a bomber. Interesting, nice nose, hoppy. The body on this is oddly light, somewhat austere, but delicious and spicy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Extreme bitterness dominates. No sweetness to speak of, fairly boozy, not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darwenus (552) - Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Pours the color of iced tea with a medium head and a lot of lace. The aroma is strong, rich, sweet malt and some bitter, floral hops. The flavor is strong and a little boozy. Some spice and apples, and a big, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
charule (1106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
Draught at Beermuda. Poured clear dark amber with thin white head and good lace. Mild hoppy citrus aroma. Moderate grapefruit citrus taste. Quite smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slatermcs (61) - - MAR 24, 2013
Draft at brewpub. Dark amber color with sticky lacing. Aroma of sweet malt and pine hops. Taste of malty sweetness with bitter hop finish. Very unique brew for being called an imperial lager. Quite good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2013
On tap at Uno in North Wales, PA. Had this beer after the holidays so I don't feel that my environment did it justice, but this was another well-crafted brew from Southern Tier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lemke10 (794) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2013
This pours a hazy, dark amber color with an average, beige head. The aroma is a mixture of sweet malts, hops, and some citrus. The taste is sweet, slightly fruity, and pleasant. There is a slight bitter finish. I agree with the people that say this is more of a Pale Ale/IPA than a Pilsner. Certainly unique, can’t say I’ve had anything quite like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3200) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 10, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Julio’s liquors. Nice amber color with foamy white head that coats the glass. Aroma is sweet with a good citrus hoppiness and maltiness.Taste is simcoe and / or Chinook hops with some toasty malt, light caramel or toffee notes. Bitterness hangs around for a longer duration. Overall this is really well balanced and is really well crafted. I would seek out the Krampus and lay a beat down on him.

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