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RATINGS: 623   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!


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3.7
   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1299) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Torpedo bottle. Day after Xmas. Poured a hazy Amber color. One finger talk head. Has fresh floral/citrus hop aroma. Some malt backbone, pine notes too. Medium bodied. Hoppy notes throughout. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2876) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Pours golden orange with aroma of toasted malt, candy sugar, and pine. Toasted malt flavor with candy sugar sweetness and pine with hint of yeast Very nice.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeardedMeat (5) - Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014 does not count
I was expecting something Christmasy but it wasn't. Smooth with a little flavor. Nothing too exciting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2575) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
650 ml bottle from Niagara Falls Wegmans. Pours a clear orange/amber with modest-sized white head. Aroma is toasty grains, piney/citrusy hops, candy sugar and a little floral character. Flavour is quite sweet with lots of candy sugar, grapefruity and resiny hops, even some flowers, as well as an underlying toasty character. Lighter carbonation. Average plus body. Quite nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mminion (1) - - DEC 18, 2014 does not count
Hop forward beer, mild hop aroma. Deep amber color, slightly cloudy. Was expecting something sweet and spiced, nice surprise.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (277) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2014
poured into tulip glass an orange Amber with almost no head just some bubbles on glass edge that stayed In Place as you poured. Aroma was pine, carmel malts. Taste was the same with a bitter pine finish that lasted. Nicely done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
c_lee_burton (118) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4492) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (652) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1243) - 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!


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