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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

919 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 919
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 69
Gots: 48 | 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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Geegmasta

New York

3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance- The body is a deep amber color with a white head that remains for quite awhile. The head is bubbly and about 0.5'' thick.

Smell- Hoppy with coriander and grassy. Has a slight fruity undertone.

Taste- A mild hop taste but semi-sweet then you get bombarded with a nice citrus/orange aftertaste with a slight bit of oregano. No hint of the 9% ABV.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with little carbonation. No real effects other than a standard liquid in your mouth.

Overall- Not a bad beer, I really thought I wasn't going to enjoy it from the smell but it turned out to taste much better than it smelled. It's just not a good beer though. I feel like nothing really blends well with this and is a bit bland in the beginning of the taste. I am likely not to buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 05:09:26 | More by Geegmasta
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-05-2012 19:40:55 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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JasonSiedman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-05-2012 00:50:05 | More by JasonSiedman
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-04-2012 03:40:56 | More by kkmiller76
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a Kasteel chalice glass.

Appearance- An orangish color with a quarter inch of whispy white head that dissipates into a light layer on the surface. Some very very slight lacing.

Smell- At first a piney hops then a srtong bready malt aroma.

Taste- Wowza, what a malt bomb. Bread malts, biscuits,grains, and corn with a slight piney hop finish. Also, a slight roasy quality on the finish.

Mouthfeel- Thick mouthfeel. Almost like eating fresh bread. A meal in a bottle for sure. This is like doppelbock style.

Overall- Great beer that would be nice on a cold night with a slice of warm buttery bread. This sets the standard for lagers.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 03:40:29 | More by BrownAleMale
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-04-2012 01:47:43 | More by captainbearcat
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a flute glass.

Appearance: Not gold like most lagers, brownish gold with an off-white head and pretty damn thick coming off almost a full inch off the body.

Smell: Light hops, little more potent than your regular lager but nothing impressing.

Taste: Lightly bitter, roasted hops are pretty evident. The strength of hops and a lighter malt feel are way what is this brew boasts of.

Mouth: A crisp toasted bread feel that comes off dry but effectively compliments the after-taste. Smooth with medium carbonation that feels heavy at first gulp.

Overall: This in the end is a Vienna lager on roids, hearty and ridiculously full of flavor. It's not one of those complex brews because it comes at you straight forward. It is what is is really good beer. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 06:55:56 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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YoPo


3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-03-2012 04:04:53 | More by YoPo
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jucifer1818

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-30-2012 04:06:18 | More by jucifer1818
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Proclarush

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-29-2012 22:33:48 | More by Proclarush
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ardmoreryan

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-27-2012 02:31:14 | More by ardmoreryan
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-26-2012 21:40:34 | More by CWhite
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-21-2012 20:48:28 | More by heddar33
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-21-2012 04:44:04 | More by TonyTalon
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-21-2012 01:21:57 | More by GeoffreyM
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Antnyd82

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-20-2012 06:45:11 | More by Antnyd82
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-19-2012 20:08:42 | More by mrosenfeld32
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-18-2012 03:13:39 | More by nmann08
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sneaks2210

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

11-17-2012 17:45:40 | More by sneaks2210
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-17-2012 17:20:21 | More by atone315
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MattGeleske


4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

11-15-2012 07:44:51 | More by OldTime
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip; clear orange, visible rising bubbles with a huge fluffy white head that fades slow leaving chunky lacing.
Smell is floral hops as well as more bitter earthy ones, along with lager yeast and darker breadiness.
Taste is slightly dark bready malt, bitter floral hops and earthy notes, along with a slight puff of alcohol heat. A very hoppy lager, delicious.
Mouthfeel is smooth, medium-light bodied and well-carbonated.
Overall, another beer I'm glad I picked up to give a full review. I forgot how good it was. It's a great hoppy strong lager, and I also enjoy the fact that they didn't feel the need to call it "India" something just because it's well-hopped. Another great beer from ST.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 07:20:15 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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mitch3114

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-11-2012 20:47:30 | More by mitch3114
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TidalDave

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-11-2012 17:20:36 | More by TidalDave
Krampus (Imperial Helles Lager) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 919 ratings.