RATINGS: 663   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13896) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Poured amber color with an average frothy white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Good moderate to heavy hoppy and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth sticky texture. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with with a moderate bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3034) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Bottle from SL. Nice full amber color, thin white head with good thin retention, nice lacing. The aroma was strong Pac-NW hops, despite this thing being a Euro-style. The flavor was strong Pac-NW hops, pine and grapefruit, finishing with a bittering hop element that was firm, grass-like, and more Euro-like than the rest that I was picking up in the aroma. The mouthfeel was full, carbonated, semi-dry for these malt/abv levels. A neat brew, much like a dIPA, though with the hops selection.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Poured an amber colour with a tight medium head. Aroma was a lot like an IIPA, caramel maltiness under a strong piney hop. Flavour was very hop forward, citrus and herbal pine backed by a sweet toasty maltiness. Not your usual Helles, but very very tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle pours dark amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is a IIPA like hop blast with pine and citrus. Has a medium light body. Flavor is more like a IPA than a helles. Don*t get me wrong this is a good brew. Just not a Helles.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrian910ss (2570) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2008
22 oz bomber. Pours a clear coppery amber with a medium white head. Strong piney aroma with hints of floral hops, citrus and honey. Taste of strong piney hops, honey, citrus and toasted malts. Excellent. Probably the best lager Ive ever had.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6231) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Poured a dark golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, honey, toasted malts, citrus, and some skunky herb. Taste of honey, citrus fruits, grapefruit, toasted dough, toffee, bitter hops, and some alcohol in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mahennin (16) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Pours a gold amber. Very deep color. Decent amount of thick head. Kind of a weird smell of hops and skunk. Tastes of slightly bitter hops, malt, and alcohol. Very unique taste. Almost sweet in the finish. Really unique beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2724) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Dark amber colored pour with the brightest white head I have ever seen. Nose: pine, clove, coriander, Taste: sweaty on the back end, caramel, wood, catty and spicy. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jb (3062) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2008
This one is lovingly crafted and restores my confidence in this brewer. Fantastic lacing is left as I sip this stuff, it looks nice, a metallic sheen dark orange, filtered looking. Strong aroma of pine, some resin in there, along with a maltiness. The palate is noble, very ingredient heavy as I get plenty of malt, candy canes, then light carbonation and the full hop backbone. Absolutely no alcohol detected.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a small, off-white head that goes leaving a clear bronze body. Aroma is strong pine and spicy hops. Taste is of berries, spice, pine and caramel. Light bubbles and a somewhat syrupy mouthfeel.


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