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Krampus (Imperial Helles Lager) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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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)
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Drew88

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-09-2014 04:43:50 | More by Drew88
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spedprof

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-07-2014 19:14:46 | More by spedprof
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illeagle05

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-06-2014 20:38:03 | More by illeagle05
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BodiesLexus

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-06-2014 02:16:53 | More by BodiesLexus
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videofrog

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-04-2014 04:37:08 | More by videofrog
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-02-2014 00:18:39 | More by DrunkinYogi
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-01-2014 17:54:56 | More by rydev24
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Kcman91

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-01-2014 05:21:59 | More by Kcman91
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Roberto11232

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-01-2014 05:20:46 | More by Roberto11232
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DruC4

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-01-2014 04:31:16 | More by DruC4
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Rod_J

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

01-01-2014 03:06:20 | More by Rod_J
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eklie

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-30-2013 18:05:56 | More by eklie
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-30-2013 01:48:26 | More by jhartley
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graymazing

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

12-29-2013 19:24:26 | More by graymazing
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-29-2013 17:19:32 | More by KevinGordon
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david18

New York

3.31/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

You can always count on Southern Tier to offer crazy styles. Krampus drinks more like a double IPA than any sort of lager and I usually have it during those moods.

Appearance was light copper/gold. Nice head that definitely stuck around for a while.

Aroma was a bit boozy but otherwise quite malty, definitely the biggest difference from a double ipa.

The taste is also boozy but usually what I'm looking for when I order it. Malty and sweet there is also a good hop balance in this beer.

I like it and would recommend. It is among my favorite southern Tier selections.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2013 15:05:48 | More by david18
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cjohns73

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-29-2013 05:48:11 | More by cjohns73
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target88

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-29-2013 01:47:02 | More by target88
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DudMan

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-28-2013 23:26:58 | More by DudMan
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sjones5045

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-28-2013 23:26:35 | More by sjones5045
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-28-2013 03:05:10 | More by BeerHunter76
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JAFoley

New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pale orange clear body with off-white head, dense, nice retention and lacing.

S - Spicy malts, cinnamon, pine and citrus.

T - Really nice spicy and bitter hops; pine, lemon, floral. Rounded off by warm, earthy and roasted malts.

M - Moderate carbonation and body. Slightly sticky and resinous.

O - This is the best beer I've had from Southern Tier, very glad I picked it up. The hops are both bitter and spicy, giving it a flavor fitting for the holidays. It's fairly complex and with a high abv, I'll definitely be picking this up again.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 01:56:35 | More by JAFoley
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-27-2013 23:29:57 | More by WanderingFool
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larbush

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-27-2013 19:06:22 | More by larbush
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curasowa

New York

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, copper color with one finger of head that fades slowly with a thick curtain of lace.

Aroma: Toasted malt and a sugary-syrup sweetness, hints of cherry, earthy hops, a touch medicinal as it warms.

Taste: Big, smooth and creamy malt up front, sweet but not overwhelming, bitterness building on the back end, faint pine notes. Fully coats the mouth on the finish, with some lingering biscuit and oily hop bitterness.

The Rest: A great, slow sipping beer. A slight medicinal note is the only real knock against this one. Otherwise it hides it's 9% pretty well.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 01:55:38 | More by curasowa
Krampus (Imperial Helles Lager) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 919 ratings.