FlyingTaco (112) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Original review date 12/3/2008...
22 oz. into Duvel tulip...
Beautiful, ginger-colored, 2-finger head that’s very chewy and bready. Beautiful bonze/copper body with moderate carbonation and nice lacing. head has moderate staying power.
Awesome oily, floral hops...the dry-hopping yielded great results. Excellent grapefruit citrus tones backed by light-roasted malt backbone with good raw grain character. Light but full nose.
Straight-ahead citrus up front with lightly-stewed malt...a little light spice, too (ginger, cinnamon). Roast of various malts emerges with warmth. Not as forceful as on the nose but still extremely pleasant.
Definitely a citrus hop bomb with a creamy/oily malt backbone. A little biting but finish is full and bright...oily, oily, oily...
Methinks the excess citrus/rind bite precludes extreme drinkability but make no mistake...this is extremely well-done.
blutt59 (6356) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
tsd08460 (510) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, citrus, pine
Appearance: amber with a beige head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
BeerdedDave (1071) - - JAN 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
weihenweizen (2628) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Panzuriel (1626) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
johnnymusky (747) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent flavor...alcohol not present...bottle from dusty...love the graphics.
hershiser2 (1689) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle. Clear golden with a nice head. Citrus and pine in the nose. Very nice bitter lager with pine, light floral, and grasses.
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Bricks (838) - Delaware, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red/brown appearance. Sweet malty aroma. Taste is sweet, spicy.. quite bitter bite . Decent.
dlovell2 (1476) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
SG111 (811) - New York, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at whole foods, Auburn Hills, Mi. Aroma is vague, not particularly potent. Maybe some bready notes with a hop prominence. Slightly sour note?Flavor is actually pleasant hoppy, with a nice lager feel. Wow, not bad. Bready as well but a hoppy finish. Not super complex, but good.