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The Kaiser - Avery Brewing Company

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The KaiserThe Kaiser

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very good

1,074 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,074
Reviews: 612
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 65
Gots: 52 | FT: 2
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
Photo of dcisco44
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

dcisco44, Yesterday at 04:40 AM
Photo of RexBanner
4.8/5  rDev +23.7%

RexBanner, Monday at 11:28 PM
Photo of ryanflc
4/5  rDev +3.1%

ryanflc, Monday at 02:32 PM
Photo of hayesjw
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

hayesjw, Monday at 04:39 AM
Photo of MNishCT77
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle purchased at Cleveland Park Wine & Sprits; Batch #11/Aug 204", poured into my Rustico Novemberfest mug drank over 30 minutes

A: 2/3 - orange-amber coloration; slightly murky/hazy (cannot read or see through); pours with an initial frothy white head that settled into a subtle glass lacing; small visible bubbles pouring off the bottom of the glass

S: 8/12 - mostly a caramel malt sweetness and booze; no hops, no gross flaws

T: 14/20 - on the front of the tongue, there is a slight peppery/spicy Noble hop bitterness; the palate is then quickly overtaken with a German malt sweetness and large yeast cleanliness; I detected a weird/ineffable malt character (slightly sour/funky) on the backend with big alcohols; finishes semi-sweet

M: 4/5 - moderate carbonation; thick alcohols coat the tongue for a medium-to-large fullness

O: 8/10 - overall solid imperial Oktoberfest with big booze and caramel malt sweetness; I docked it at least a point for the funky/tart flavors on the back end, which are certainly inappropriate for style and might reflect a mild infection; nevertheless, for $8.99/bomber, it's at least worth a try, but, sorry Bros., this ain't a world class Oktoberfest

TOTAL - 36/50

MNishCT77, Monday at 04:25 AM
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Boca-X, Sunday at 12:48 PM
Photo of Zsaevre
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Zsaevre, Sunday at 04:55 AM
Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gorgeous copper body with a fleeting, foamy head. Nose is sweet and warm, perfect for the season: brown sugar, marshmallow, cornbread, crisp rye. Inviting. Soft, sugary palate, sweet yet rounded - nothing cloying or overwhelming, just creamy oatmeal, molasses, and buttery biscuit with a hint of maple and vanilla. All in all, it comes together to make a dense, chewy beer that is very much "imperial" tasting (even goes down with a mild boozy kick on occasion)...but apart from being big and boozy, it just hits the spot. Equal parts dinner and dessert. Cheers.

BarryMFBurton, Saturday at 03:46 AM
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3.6/5  rDev -7.2%

WanderingFool, Friday at 01:55 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

liquorpig, Friday at 01:55 AM
Photo of hophead_87
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

don't get much of the "imperial" part.. but an alright octoberfest

hophead_87, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

dmorgan310, Sep 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Kahlstrom, Sep 25, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +21.6%

Shannon-hart, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of jwps214
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

jwps214, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of javlin624
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

javlin624, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of mvelilla
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

mvelilla, Sep 23, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +9.3%

farondb, Sep 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

HamGlade10, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

bismarksays, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Patches826, Sep 22, 2014
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, Sep 21, 2014
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The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,074 ratings.