The Kaiser - Avery Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
When I first heard of this beer it made me stumble mentally a bit. A marzen is one of the last beers I would expect to get the "imperial" treatment. I poured this beer out of it's neatly labeled 22oz bottle into a glass tumbler. The body is a deep combination of ruby and orange and nearly perfectly translucent. A sticky tan head steams up radidly, but recedes rather quickly as well to a clingy coating about the edge of the glass and a thin greasy layer on top. Honestly this is one of the most attractive festbiers I've seen to date. The nose is very rich with malts, luxorious and velvetty. My nose is dominated by fruity and caramelly flavors, so fruity in fact that it makes me doubt the fact that this beer truly uses a lager yeast. Tiny hints of spicy euro-hop peep through the thick curtains of malt. As I take a sip I notice the luscious, velvetty mouthfeel, a little thick for a marzen but I enjoy it none-the-less. Caramel blends with sharp fruity flavors, caramel dipped pears comes to mind (again a bit out of character). The finish is biting with spicy hops, and phenolic punch. I do actually pick up on tones of muted lager yeast flavors which confuses me a bit. This beers warms my throat up quickly and as I sip I can feel it working it's way to my head already. Stylistically, I'd have to say this beer is out of character, however I think it's damn good. Styles be damned anyway. I know I'm enjoying it a little late in the season, but this is a damn fine accompaniment to chili and fritos. Fine dining at it's best!
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2005 03:11:43 | More by FormatKid
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4.13/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Opaque copper body capped by khaki head with good lace & excellent head retention.
S: Caramel & boozy malt floral hop notes on its nose. T: Caramel malt dominated flavors with ethanol presence. Huge malt presence.
M: Smooth mouthfeel that is not bery carbonated. Quite full-bodied.
O: Intense flavorful big beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2014 19:27:06 | More by Paincane
The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 969 ratings.