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The Kaiser - Avery Brewing Company

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The KaiserThe Kaiser

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very good

1,143 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,143
Reviews: 626
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 69
Gots: 59 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: maxpower on 08-28-2004)
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Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Pours a brilliant amber orange with a nice fluffy two finger head that dissipates quicky.

Caramel malts, some tart citrus (?), and definite hint of pumpkin.

Wow, this tastes more like an Imperial Pumpkin Ale than it does a lager. Heavy, heavy, heavy on the pumpkin, that's really all I'm getting. Anyone else?

Mouthfeel is crisp, slightly bitter, but finishes smooth.

Overall, I was a little let down that this was hardly a lager, but more so a pumpkin ale. Still delicious regardless though.

larryarms847, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of OUJayhawk1799
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

OUJayhawk1799, Thursday at 08:53 PM
Photo of atom714
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%

atom714, Tuesday at 12:08 AM
Photo of Wordsworth
4/5  rDev +3.4%

A rich, dense body with a palate that, in my limited estimation, accentuates the typical malty profile from traditional Oktoberfest-Marzens. The frame of reference in mind are the usual Hofbrau (though pale), Paulaner, Spaten, etc. Nothing less expected from an Imperial style, typical of Avery.

Wordsworth, Monday at 11:16 PM
Photo of finz2thestout
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Sweet for a 10%. Loving this

finz2thestout, Monday at 08:40 PM
Photo of derkfromwi
4/5  rDev +3.4%

derkfromwi, Monday at 06:12 PM
Photo of Ngntjp
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%

Ngntjp, Sunday at 05:44 PM
Photo of mychalg9
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%

mychalg9, Sunday at 02:52 AM
Photo of innominat
3.25/5  rDev -16%

innominat, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of cjgiant
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap:
Pours nice clear copper-auburn, with nice yellowing teeth white head that sticks around quite well in this pour. Lacing is fairly significant. The nose isn't too strong to me, but is fairly standard Oktoberfest in my mind, with a little malty spice.

The taste is actually a little on the sweet side, perhaps a multiplying factor of style and ABV that might he just a bit too much. Nice spiciness, though - cinnamon and a ginger-like bite over light brown sugar sweetness. There's also a hint of copper mid taste reminiscent to me of an English bitter beer. Carbonation is decent, but there is a decently full body to this beer. The end tastes do bring back a "red hot" like cinnamon bite (very much muted) and hints of pine, with a somewhat drier finish than expected.

Not too bad, but just a tad sweet. The body I liked, even if not exactly indicative of style. Not sure going imperial in this style works for me, but an interesting concept.

cjgiant, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of 07Bigben01
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%

07Bigben01, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of Bnoise11
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Bnoise11, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of dradair
4/5  rDev +3.4%

dradair, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of stephenjmoore
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%

stephenjmoore, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of MooseBoose
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

MooseBoose, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle was poured into a nonic glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Toasted, doughy, and caramel malts with some warm alcohol, lager yeast, and grassy hops in the rear.

Taste: Definitely get the sweetness up front due to the high ABV. Toasted and doughy notes, alcohol, and some grassy notes in there too.

Mouthfeel: Silky, creamy, smooth, medium to full bodied,

Overall: There beer almost runs the risk of being a doppelbock. Either way, I would still have another. It was delicious.

Flounder57, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of DrumKid003
1.65/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

A: Nice see-through copper color, with an off-white 2 finger head.
S: Way too sweet smelling for what I expect from an Oktoberfest. Did someone accidentally pour a couple of bags of Belgian candy sugar in this?
T: Way too sweet and overly hopped for what I would consider an Oktoberfest. What happened to the roasted malt? All I could taste from this was sweet and sugary.
F: Too heavy of a body for an Oktoberfest and none of the carbonation came through to lighten it up. Left a sweet molasses like coating on the back of my tongue.
O: This was awful, no two ways about it. I would only recommend this to my worst enemies and hope to God I never have to see this again.

DrumKid003, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of Braz
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

High score for this style. Didn't know there was an imperial marzen but glad there is and hope more are coming. This is heavy and sweet having a pioneer type taste to it. I really hope brewers try to improve on this beer style as I like it but think it could be greatly updated.

Braz, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of dental
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

dental, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of sdm
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%

sdm, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev +3.4%

ONovoMexicano, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of mcsauter82
4/5  rDev +3.4%

mcsauter82, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of jawas
3.52/5  rDev -9%

jawas, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Crab_gang
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Crab_gang, Oct 19, 2014
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The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,143 ratings.