Beer #107 Southern Tier Krampus

Southern Tier Krampus

Name: Krampus

Style:  Imperial Helles Lager (Imperial Pilsner)

Brewery: Southern Tier Brewing Co  website

Country: USA

Region: Lakewood, New York

ABV: 9.0 % Abv

How served: 22oz capped bomber poured into a Delirium Noël glass.          

My Overall Opinion: Very Good. 

I paired this beer with: Lobster ravioli and a spicy marinara sauce.  This was a fantastic pairing as the beer did not over power the lobster, but was able to cut down the heat from the spicy marinara sauce.

Tasted on:  Tuesday May 11th, 2010. 

Note:  I know I waited a while to have this Christmas beer, but what, you never heard of Christmas in May?  At least I used a proper Christmas glass.   This beer was extremely tasty, enjoyable and drinkable now I can’t wait for Christmas 2010 to get some more!

On the Label:  see website plus:

2-row pale malt

debittered black malt

munich malt

caramel malt

Kettle hops: Chinook

Dry hops: willamette

From their website:

 are you naughty or nice?  St. Nicholas, aka Santa Claus, is a magical figure, the bringer of gifts and an icon of holiday spirit. Forgotten by most is his evil side kick and enforcer of ‘the list’.

 European tradition says while St. Nick is busy delivering presents to good little boys and girls, Krampus hands out punishments to the bad. A fanged, goat-horned bully, the Christmas Devil uses sticks and chains to beat the naughty children.

 Dark malts and aromatic hops create the diabolical spirit of this brew. It is finished with lager yeast and aged cold for no less than 30 days. This Imperial Helles Lager will warm even the darkest hearts.

This season, replace the cookies with a bottle of Krampus. If he happens to pay a visit, toast to him with this devilish brew. Merry Kramp-mas to all, and to all a good pint!

9.0% abv. • 20º plato • Imperial Helles Lager • 22 oz / 1/6 keg

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