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The Kaiser - Avery Brewing Company

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The KaiserThe Kaiser

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,128 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,128
Reviews: 623
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 67
Gots: 55 | 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 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, Today at 10:36 AM
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, Today at 04:41 AM
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, Today at 04:18 AM
Photo of dental
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

dental, Yesterday at 07:56 PM
Photo of sdm
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%

sdm, Yesterday at 12:03 AM
Photo of mcsauter82
4/5  rDev +3.4%

mcsauter82, Sunday at 03:44 PM
Photo of jawas
3.52/5  rDev -9%

jawas, Sunday at 04:26 AM
Photo of Crab_gang
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Crab_gang, Sunday at 04:21 AM
Photo of thebigredone
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Seems unnecessary to make this an imperial, the booziness overpowers what makes a typical Oktoberfest enjoyable for me.

Mostly malt, no noticeable hop presence. Strong booziness as noted above, not much else going for it.

Overall, i'd rather pick up a sixer of Sam Adams Oktoberfest for the same price as this bomber.

thebigredone, Sunday at 02:10 AM
Photo of kodt
4/5  rDev +3.4%

kodt, Friday at 11:33 PM
Photo of dbrauneis
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium copper in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass as well as some light amber, golden yellow, and orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a half finger thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted and caramel malts with light aromas of spicy + earthy hops. Hints of alcohol in the finish.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of toasted + caramel malts with a light amount of dark fruit sweetness (raisin). There is a light flavor of spicy + earthy hops towards the finish which imparts a touch of bitterness which does not linger. Slight hints of alcohol/booziness in the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slight amount of dryness in the finish.

O: This is definitely a strong Oktoberfest, with some hints of barleywine to it... Alcohol is pretty well hidden and the beer is enjoyable though I would caution that it is a sipper not one that should be drank quickly.

dbrauneis, Thursday at 12:36 AM
Photo of MattXT
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

MattXT, Wednesday at 04:25 PM
Photo of arlingtonjoe
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

arlingtonjoe, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of Halloran33
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Halloran33, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of tabascosigned
4/5  rDev +3.4%

tabascosigned, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of 57md
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

Copper. Nose is bready but not as strong as I anticipated. This is definitely malt-forward to say the least. Surprisingly, the body is not the heaviest Marzen I’ve ever sampled. There is a touch of sweetness on the finish and the alcohol is present but not obtrusive.

Tasty as is but this offering would be a candidate for barrel aging (that is if lagers can be barrel aged).

57md, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of ZachKelly
3/5  rDev -22.5%

ZachKelly, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of beergoot
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brilliantly clear, copper-orange body with a thick, frothy, cream-colored head. Deep caramel malt aroma with a mildly spicy undertone; nutmeg and pumpkin. Robust caramel and toffee flavors; molasses and brown sugar; good mixture of spicy bitterness with a slightly burning alcohol heat; warm, nutty aftertaste. Heavy body; velvety smooth feel.

A very tasty imperial twist on a classic style. The alcohol burn readily appears but, luckily, the rich, deep malt flavors balance things out. There is an intriguing hint of a pumpkin ale buried within the heavy malt and high ABV that just adds more character and complexity to the beer.

beergoot, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Hohnbaum, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of NonicPanic
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

NonicPanic, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Joshmistake
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Joshmistake, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of KTCamm
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

9/17...big bottle...Pours dark amber brown, lighter orange colored bottom. Thick white foam, lacing around the side. Light malty nose, caramel, toffee, light fruit too. Heartier malt taste, boozy, whisky, bitter. Punchy. Not a typical Octoberfest by any shot.

KTCamm, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Jdotswizz
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Jdotswizz, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of HighRollerII
4/5  rDev +3.4%

HighRollerII, Oct 11, 2014
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The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,128 ratings.