The Kaiser - Avery Brewing Company
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3.6/5 rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Live reviewed from Collins Pub in Seattle, WA.
Tap handle simply said "Imperial Oktoberfest" on an Avery logo, so I can only presume it's the Kaiser. Served up in a medium flared goblet with 1/2" of good, dark-creme head. Body is moderately dark and very orange. Crystal clear.
Smell is malty as heck and has hints of vinegar. Mashed fruit undertones, not sweet at all. Grapefruits and whole-wheat bread.
Taste is wickedly tart and fairly hoppy. Sour fruit dominates along with darkly toasted malt. Black cherry and champagne.
Paired with a salad with a very spicy vinegarette, the tart flavour tones down and a caramely malt surges forth. Yeast takes on an almost Belgian cast rather than German.
Mouthfeel is good, clean for a 9. Carbonation is sufficient, but not exciting.
I haven't had many strong Marzens before, but this one seems to be a bit sour for my taste. Will have to try a few more before I can recommend for or against.
Serving type: on-tap
10-17-2007 19:40:25 | More by ojiikun
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The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
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