on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 608   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Share this beer with friends!
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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1519) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Strong hoppy aroma - pine and grapefruit. Pours a clear medium amber with an off-white head which has good retention and provides moderate lacing as the breww is consumed. The taste is rather surprising, especially after the hop filled fragrance. It is malty and slightly sweet. Malt, bread, grain, cardboard, combine with a piny finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, enjoyable. Raise a glass to Krampus!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JasonNYC (23) - New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Yes, imperial helles is a contradiction in terms - but if the Germans aren't going to do it, someone has to. Too much carbonation to fully enjoy, but... ok. I give them points for even trying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (742) - 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 (990) - , 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 (567) - - 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 (562) - 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 (1213) - 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3 4  5  6 7 8 » 61

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50