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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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very good

1,103 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,103
Reviews: 428
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 82
Gots: 134 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 07-15-2008

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Not much in the way of smell - fresh, clean, and malty. Bright sweetness on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Big grapefruit, orange, apple hop flavors that linger and mix with a pleasing and drying bitterness. A very good beer.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a pilsner flute. Color ranges from dark gold to bright and clear amber. SRM in the 9-13 range. Plenty of doughy and soft head, 2 fingers in depth.

S: Spicy cedar wood. Light malt sweetness, natural sap and resin. Smells like a christmas tree lot. Floral sweetness on top, apple blossom. Delicate light and fruity orange and grapefruit repose. Alcohol ethers can become dominant when warmed.

M: Very smooth, almost like silk. Medium-heavier body and thick, but countered by moderate carbonation. Not as crisp as I was expecting.

T/O: Higher bitterness level than normal Helles, but not overpowering and pairs well with slight alcohol warmth. Bright pine hops. Grass malt and bready malt quality. Lots of citrus fruit: grapefruit, lime zest, tangerine. I like the label, name, and overall uniqueness of having a winter lager seasonal, and it nails all those plus tastes like a real beer. Drink cold as it is very uneven as it warms.

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Krampus (Imperial Helles Lager) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,103 ratings.