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The Kaiser - Avery Brewing Company

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The KaiserThe Kaiser

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very good

1,057 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,057
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 62
Gots: 50 | FT: 1
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 +3.1%

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
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.24/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a mug, the beer is a bright, vibrant, slightly hazed, copper-amber coloring, with a tall, frothy, foamy, dense, off-white head. Aromas of caramel, sugar sweetness, tuber veggies, earthy highlights, hints of toffee, earthy notes, and an overlaying highlight of roast. Very rich and sweet. Flavors are rich and roasted forward, with a blast of caramel and toffee sweetness, a subtle bitterness in the backbone, char highlights, earthy and woody notes, and hints of booze. Malt bomb for sure, but with a balance and drinkability that is impressive. The body is smooth and robust, but light enough to quaff. Roasted sweet, rich, heavy aftertaste with a building warmth as you work your way through the bottle. The finish is smooth and slick, with a slightly sweet, cloying linger that makes you want more. Solid brew!

GarthDanielson, Sunday at 08:38 PM
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

DCgolfpro, Sunday at 02:27 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

tdm168, Sunday at 12:51 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

En29356, Saturday at 08:31 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

siege06nd, Saturday at 02:06 AM
Photo of are_doubleyou
4.9/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours with a nice frothy head that soon dissipates. The color is a rich, dark copper. Almost brown. Exactly what I want from a Märzen.

S: Very malty with strong notes of dark fruit. My only complaint is that it smells a bit boozy.

T: Fortunately the boozy notes in the smell are non-existent on the tongue. A strong caramel malt flavor on the head that gives way to the clear dark fruit notes that you can smell. It finishes with a delightful balance of the two. The taste lingers lightly after you swallow each sip.

F: The mouthfeel is rich and malty. It goes well with the flavor and finishes with a very nice lager dryness.

O: I love almost everything about this beer. My only negative is the slight alcohol smell which slips through the malt and fruit flavors. I've never seen another Imperial Märzen, but this sets the standard very high. This specific beer was from the 2011 batch of Der Kaiser and was cellared for 3 years before this review. I saved this beer for the beginning of Oktoberfest and I am not disappointed at all. I highly recommend cellaring this beer and I will actively seek this beer out for future fests.

Poured into a Blind Pig mug and enjoyed at around 60 degrees.

are_doubleyou, Friday at 11:37 PM
Photo of McStagger
3/5  rDev -22.7%

A: Dark copper. Excellent clarity. Moderate carbonation. Head dissipates rapidly

S: Sweet, boozy, booze soaked fruit, alcohol.

T: Again, sweet, boozy, booze soaked fruit, werther's original, sherry like finish.

M: Well, the fullest bodied version I have had of this style. Medium to slightly heavy. The high alcohol throws this one for a loop. Hot on the end and with minimal carbonation present in the tongue.

O: This is actually a pretty good after dinner sipper. Still, it is such extreme example of a Marzen that it doesn't even really belong in the same category.

McStagger, Thursday at 06:34 AM
Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Big rich liquid bread malt nose seasoned with spicy, herbal, floral hops.
Hazy peach body under a 3" snow white foam cap that is reasonably persistent and lacy for such a big alcohol beer.
Palate: creamy, rich, thick and malty liquid bread kept under control by a moderate hop bitter presence on the finish. Big malt masks the alcohol.
Full body, medium to medium low carbonation, warming.

pat61, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

dagubna, Sep 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Lionhearted1987, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of ONUMello
4/5  rDev +3.1%

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy burnt orange with a one-finger head
S: Molasses, caramel, sweet malt, and something reminiscent of dried leaves
T: Malty and sweet, matches the nose adding a cherry note
M: Full-bodied, sweet, a hint of booze
O: Definitely tasty and a good fall beer though if the sweetness and alcohol were dialed down a bit it would be more balanced

ONUMello, Sep 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,057 ratings.