RATINGS: 669   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (957) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Grassy hops, fruit, and caramel in the aroma. More of the same in the flavor. Finish is smooth with grassy hops and a little pine and citrus. Borderline shocked this has 9% alcohol, but Southern Tier does big beers as well as anybody.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (1612) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Clear, golden color . Nice , white head. Grass , citrus and malt in aroma. Sweet, malty backbone and strong hoppy bitterness on the outside. Great balance. One of the best strong lagers I've ever tried. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (1243) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Bomber. Clear gold with a thick, foamy off white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of bread, sweet toasted malt, spice, pine ,and light lemon. Flavor is the same. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (972) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Pours a clear golden yellow with a foamy white head. Semi sweet grainy and bready aroma. Light to medium body with some lacing. Fairly smooth with a somewhat sweet grainy bready taste and a light warm alcohol feel. Not harsh or bitter. Smooth finish with a light lingering aftertaste. Not great but actually better than I expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KUEric (972) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2017
This thing is delicious! Grass and wheat notes, some malty brown sugar and caramel, a teeny, tiny bit of bitterness from hops, I think too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
phoner2 (25) - Racine, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2017
tastes of boozy syrup hop water. Not much going on here just high alcohol hop tea with some grain field runoff water mixed in. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (2762) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2017
Pretty basic strong imperial lager. Some strong floral hop flavors. Basic on the nose. Syrup mouthfeel. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ehaak26 (466) - - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle from Beers of the World. Aroma is heavy on floral and citrus hops, balanced with some malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (1707) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear bright golden orange with a small of- white head. the aroma is full of hops and malt. The taste is floral hops and a nice blend of malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (942) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2016
DATE: December 2, 2016... OCCASION: having returned from Lenape Valleys title game (loss), time for a consolation glass... GLASSWARE: Schneiders Edel-Weise pokal... pours a transparent golden amber body that releases reasonable bubbles into a clumping, thick, sudsy white head... the two hops work overtime with a tail-whipping strength of resin and citrus... slight caramel embeds in the bread malts... again, those hops! a clean ping resonates with the helles profile... a dry chardonnay body blends with a cider-like sweetness to leave a draw that belies its potency... toasted malts mix with fruity dryness--apple, lemon, fig, and astringent alcohol (slightly reminiscent of cheaper vodka?)... this is powerful--one bottle is enough to both entice another and evoke the buzz of something with proof on its bottle... some heat is produced, and that is a good thing--the imperial nature of the beer demands the drinker asks forgiveness for his year of sinfulness and enjoy the punishment... sweet honey, brisk malts and fruitiness make for a fearful, rewarding experience... Southern Tier, thank you for a lager that celebrates the winter season with its power and glory....

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ffaoe (745) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2016
faint malt/floral hop aromas. golden and clear in color with decent head. taste is malty initially quickly transitioning to piney hops. finishes smooth and clean.

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