Krampus (Imperial Helles Lager) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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3/5 rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
22 oz. bottle. Bottle reads "DOB 09/11/2012" so this beer is about 3 and a half months old chillin the bottle waiting for me to buy it and drink it.
A - Pours a clear copper honey looking color. Doesn't look like much action so far.
S - Smells like your typical boring lager. There is maybe the vaguest hint of unrecognizable spice buried in there, but for the most part this is a bland senseless experience.
T - The faint hint of spice gives this beer some character, but that is all this brew has going for it. Doesn't exactly taste like it's advertised 9% abv, but then again, it doesn't really taste like much of anything.
M - Murky, sticky mouthfeel. Not pleasant, but this is by no means a bad beer. It is surely a well-made lager.
Overall, Southern Tier isn't a bad brewery, but their beers seem to lean toward mediocre, although I do remember enjoying the Southern Tier 2X Stout quite a bit. I would drink it again if it was offered to me, but I won't go out of my way to try this one again. The homage it pays to the holiday character of the Krampus is probably the best part of the gimmick this brew has going on.
Southern Tier Krampus Imperial Helles Lager ---3/5.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2012 02:08:32 | More by mfnmbvp
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