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Krampus (Imperial Helles Lager) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

934 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 934
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 75
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 07-15-2008)
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

11-10-2012 12:38:27 | More by LarryMyers
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Yvaithe

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-15-2012 04:51:38 | More by Yvaithe
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KeefD

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Pours a nice copper color with yellow highlights around the edges, a huge, pillowy off-white head that left some very nice lacing down the pilsner glass. A thick cap sticks around throughout. This is one of the best smelling lagers I've come across - Enormous amounts of hops, plenty of pine, light citrus, sweet, and lightly floral. I'm so glad they used American hops rather than the Nobles, which would have been the norm for this style. This is much better. Taste is bitter up front, plenty of oily hop resins, backed up by some toasty malt, sweet honey, and hints of smokiness in there somewhere. Very tasty! Creamy mouthfeel, smooth and crisp. Definitely some lager characteristics here, but this tastes like an DIPA. Maybe we should call this an Imperial India Pale Lager?

Oh so good. I didn't know a Helles lager could be this dark, but I'll bite. After all, this is ST. They do things differently, and I'm glad they do. Forget Santa Claus, this Krampus guy brings the real gifts! Excellent.

11-30-2008 04:32:49 | More by KeefD
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-11-2013 22:13:55 | More by Oakenator
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

11-20-2011 03:54:00 | More by brandoman63
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ZimZamZoom

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Poured a bomber into a tulip glass. A beautiful copper colored beer that has an equally beautiful thick tan head. Head goes rocky as it fades and gooey lacing is left behind in abundant quantities.

Big spicy hops in the nose, piney and bitter. Some roasty malt in the background. Tastes of pine, spice, and alcohol, entwined around a sweet caramel maltiness. Big bitter finish, with a hop bite and alcohol warmth that linger pleasantly. Is there a clean lager finish behind that? Maybe...but I might be imagining it because if you told me this was an American Strong Ale I would believe you.

Big bodied, noticably viscous, but oh so drinkable. Style aside, this is a tasty beer.

04-18-2010 17:04:31 | More by ZimZamZoom
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rbmjr1

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

12-07-2013 13:46:19 | More by rbmjr1
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jt0818

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

12-26-2011 23:39:20 | More by jt0818
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

12-13-2013 02:49:42 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-04-2013 00:18:48 | More by ajzy
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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

12-25-2012 19:03:56 | More by MisledTitan
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randomjazzr

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

10-20-2012 01:46:34 | More by randomjazzr
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AmandaSchaefer

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-13-2013 23:05:16 | More by AmandaSchaefer
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shchmue

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-03-2013 18:38:54 | More by shchmue
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Kroller86

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

10-09-2013 03:07:35 | More by Kroller86
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-01-2012 05:52:48 | More by BugTownPub
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Xspenceve

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-25-2014 11:12:43 | More by Xspenceve
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MattPfeifer

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

08-09-2013 13:29:24 | More by MattPfeifer
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prdrums77

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

07-27-2013 16:58:14 | More by prdrums77
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CarpalTunnell

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-20-2012 12:24:40 | More by CarpalTunnell
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mkdzimiera

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

12-20-2013 01:44:49 | More by mkdzimiera
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MattGeleske


4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

11-16-2012 19:44:08 | More by MattGeleske
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mmmmbeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-05-2013 05:16:32 | More by mmmmbeer
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

09-03-2012 17:56:51 | More by GaryMarkle84
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

12-23-2012 00:36:43 | More by hollywood_15063
Krampus (Imperial Helles Lager) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 934 ratings.