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Krampus (Imperial Helles Lager) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Krampus (Imperial Helles Lager)Krampus (Imperial Helles Lager)

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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: 55 | 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: 934 | Reviews: 405 | Display Reviews Only:
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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%

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.

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
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KFrank729

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-15-2014 19:59:14 | More by KFrank729
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avisong

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-08-2014 03:42:07 | More by avisong
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MVG666

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-08-2014 01:54:33 | More by MVG666
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Bnjmnlws

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-07-2014 12:37:21 | More by Bnjmnlws
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GumDropButtons

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-06-2014 18:38:49 | More by GumDropButtons
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DPJ3322

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-06-2014 04:56:42 | More by DPJ3322
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megamass

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-02-2014 03:12:13 | More by megamass
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-01-2014 20:32:10 | More by Knoxrb12
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amvrana

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-28-2014 21:17:57 | More by amvrana
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-28-2014 14:50:52 | More by csfcmitchell
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TheJakeyl88


4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-27-2014 08:08:57 | More by TheJakeyl88
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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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javlin624

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.1%

02-25-2014 02:26:10 | More by javlin624
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camartin27

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-24-2014 02:46:55 | More by camartin27
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-19-2014 01:17:23 | More by mrfrancis
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Adkins721

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-14-2014 00:25:36 | More by Adkins721
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-14-2014 00:24:41 | More by JamesStreet
Krampus (Imperial Helles Lager) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 934 ratings.