Krampus (Imperial Helles Lager) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Southern Tier Krampus Imperial Helles Lager
From tasting notes... Enjoyed on tap at Benno's Christmas Party. This was a 10 oz tapper.
A) Golden amber with a festive shimmer to it. Not much head, just a little collar. No lacing noted.
S) Decent balance with the aroma. Started with some malty sweetness. Light caramel, a little yellow cake. The hops is a hint of citrus, but more earthy and floral.
T) Lightly roasted malt and plenty of hops. A little lemon zest, grapefruit, pine and grass. Good balance, but a little more hop forward from a flavor standpoint. I can't believe this is 9% ABV here... Very well hidden...
M) This was a full bodied brew. The carbonation is pretty soft. It's fairly smooth, and a bit sticky. It was my second beer of the evening, and it went down with ease.
O) Never had an Imperial Helles before, but I really enjoyed this. Excellent drinkability in my opinion. Maybe Krampus can pay my kids a little visit, and tell them to knock off the bullshit when dad's trying to watch football.
12-21-2013 13:11:06 | More by RoamingGnome
Krampus (Imperial Helles Lager) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 935 ratings.