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Krampus (Imperial Helles Lager) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

926 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 926
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 69
Gots: 50 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 926 | Reviews: 405 | Display Reviews Only:
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Rborre321

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.1%

06-06-2014 21:08:50 | More by Rborre321
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-06-2014 19:54:27 | More by Dicers
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-01-2014 16:52:33 | More by Latarnik
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cathomae

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-31-2014 14:49:04 | More by cathomae
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-28-2014 22:09:54 | More by Durandal_777
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vermilcj

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-23-2014 03:58:54 | More by vermilcj
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-20-2014 20:00:03 | More by Morey
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-19-2014 03:03:57 | More by Dougwillhike
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CAD22

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-18-2014 02:39:19 | More by CAD22
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tanzbodeli

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-17-2014 02:38:54 | More by tanzbodeli
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JimmyPhillips

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-03-2014 19:24:55 | More by JimmyPhillips
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ThomasAWilson2

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-02-2014 19:35:28 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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ivorycannon

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-30-2014 04:04:45 | More by ivorycannon
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-27-2014 19:27:23 | More by WuBByG999
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-26-2014 19:24:19 | More by ramrod666
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Steve_Trick

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-25-2014 17:40:50 | More by Steve_Trick
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Oidmoe

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-18-2014 18:31:52 | More by Oidmoe
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avalenzuela

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

04-15-2014 15:48:43 | More by avalenzuela
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ttylicki

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-13-2014 22:28:11 | More by ttylicki
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a nice amber, practically orange, beautifully rich color with a head that is thick and settles slowly. The head is just a tiny bit off white in color hinting that the amber is transferred to the foam. The head settles extremely slowly and leaves a nice lacing down the glass.

The nose is dominated by the hops with a floral undertone. Nice but not great. Adequate at best.

The taste matches the description and name sake for this beer, Krampus. He very much sounds like a bitter character and this is a very bitter beer. I would say it more reminds me of an ESB on steroids.The hopping subdues the lagering making this more of a hop heads dream come true.

I think this beer would make an excellent lager if they backed the hops off about 15%. As for an Imperial it is quite good.

The moutfeel is just right for this style, if it were thinker the hops would most likely have an unpleasant finish, this instance of extreme hopping finishes surprisingly clean.

Overall I like this but it isn't my favorite. I can see myself drinking this again, however, I see my self changing the direction my hand goes if I were to reach for as there are others that are much better for the same price.

I recommend trying it as this is a great IPA/Lager. Just not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 22:19:55 | More by AtrumAnimus
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Mikexw

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-08-2014 19:11:41 | More by Mikexw
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Luweezy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.1%

04-05-2014 16:23:40 | More by Luweezy
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-20-2014 01:44:24 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-17-2014 20:43:08 | More by ryanpj
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mackthknife

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-17-2014 03:58:24 | More by mackthknife
Krampus (Imperial Helles Lager) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 926 ratings.