Sweet Krampus
Privatbrauerei Loncium

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3.65 | pDev: 6.3%
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 7
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3.29/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Quite dark and with a tan head that disipated rather quickly.
Definitely some maltiness and a bit of sour grain, this has a full mouthfeel.
I wasn't sure what it was trying to be though. It lacked a starring role for an ingredient to come out and define it.
I enjoyed it while drinking it, but it was also forgetable in the end.

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3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Day 6 from the Craft Beer Calendar. Sadly didn't have time to review it in depth for a write up but was enjoyable. So far a no let down streak this advent.

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Photo of Derek
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Somewhere between a dunkle and a porter?

Reddish brown with a light tan head that quickly dissipated.

Great malty aroma, plenty of bread, roasted nut and caramel. These come through in the flavour as well as some raisin and just a hint of cinnamon.

Light residual sweetness with a slightly drying finish.

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3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle, day 6 of the 2016 Craft BeerAdvent calendar - made with cinnamon and orange peel. Can't have a brew from central Europe at Christmas without bad ol' Krampus on the label!

This beer pours a clear, dark red-brick tinted brown colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy beige head, which leaves some ghostly apparition lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, a mixed earthy spiciness (cinnamon, sure, but also clove and nutmeg), muddled dark orchard fruit, a hint of orange citrus, some free-agent ashiness, plain yeast, and some very understated weedy and floral hoppiness. The taste is semi-sweet, grainy and lightly roasted caramel malt, some orange and bruised banana fruitiness, brown sugar, subtle black coffee notes, ephemeral metallic cinnamon, and more tame leafy, earthy, and slightly perfumed floral hops.

The carbonation is fairly hard to come by in its low-key frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and generally smooth, with maybe a bit of spice picking away at perfection here. It finishes on the sweet side, the malt, fruit, and sundry sugary characters lingering into that good night.

Overall, this is an agreeable enough spiced and warming seasonal offering, with no one trait taking up too much space. It's aptly named - sweet (but not overly so), and dangerous (like the titular demon) in its more or less obscured 14-proof booziness. Hey Krampy - we've been bad, bad children this year - so what are ya gonna do about it?

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Sweet Krampus from Privatbrauerei Loncium
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 7 ratings