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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!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2013
On tap at the abbey. Pours amber. Aroma is boozy, hoppy. Flavor is like a heavy hopped sn Bigfoot, lacking malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tobyrando (31) - New York, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Hop forward beer, mild hop aroma. Deep amber color, slightly cloudy. Was expecting something sweet and spiced, nice surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6425) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2016
On tap, deep golden color, has a slight fruity nose, flavor is sweet , nmalty, breads , fruit, these are hard for me to like with the sweet lager over the top palate

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (661) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Aroma: caramel, citrus, pine Appearance: amber with a beige head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (1184) - - JAN 4, 2016
amber color; floral hop aroma; piney hops on a medium bodied, bready malt base; bitter finish; pretty easy drinking for such a high gravity beer; well balanced; a lot hoppier than a helles would normally be

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (2893) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2015
On tap at P&P Charleston. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malty, medium body, low carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is malty, herbal hop balance, and some alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (1722) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2015
22 oz bottle from Anderson’s Sawmill Rd, Columbus Ohio. Southern Tier Krampus is a darker copper clear brew with a firm head of off white bubbles. Nose is strong, crisp and bitters. Taste is very akin to an English bitter, crisp clean medium malt cereal with back of the sip dry bitters. None of the expected Christmas spice at all, not that it was mentioned anywhere, but I expect it in winter seasonals. Body is a bit lively. A very interesting beer. perhaps my first imperial pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (845) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Decent flavor...alcohol not present...bottle from dusty...love the graphics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (1830) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Bomber bottle. Clear golden with a nice head. Citrus and pine in the nose. Very nice bitter lager with pine, light floral, and grasses. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (918) - Delaware, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Dark red/brown appearance. Sweet malty aroma. Taste is sweet, spicy.. quite bitter bite . Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1575) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Poured from bomber. Had many years ago and decided to try again this year. Interesting holiday theme. Pours amber with off white head. Aroma is fruity malt, pine, bready yeast. Flavor is sweet, fruity, caramel malt up front with pine bitter finish, floral hops, and bready yeast.

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