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The Kaiser - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,125 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,125
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
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 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 dental
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

dental, Today at 07:56 PM
Photo of sdm
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%

sdm, Today at 12:03 AM
Photo of jawas
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%

jawas, Yesterday at 04:26 AM
Photo of thebigredone
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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, Yesterday at 02:10 AM
Photo of kodt
4/5  rDev +3.1%

kodt, Friday at 11:33 PM
Photo of dbrauneis
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
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 -9.8%

MattXT, Wednesday at 04:25 PM
Photo of arlingtonjoe
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

arlingtonjoe, Wednesday at 01:46 AM
Photo of Halloran33
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Halloran33, Wednesday at 01:43 AM
Photo of tabascosigned
4/5  rDev +3.1%

tabascosigned, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of 57md
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%

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 -22.7%

ZachKelly, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of beergoot
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
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 -3.4%

Hohnbaum, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of NonicPanic
4.5/5  rDev +16%

NonicPanic, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Joshmistake
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Joshmistake, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of KTCamm
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
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 -3.4%

Jdotswizz, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of HighRollerII
4/5  rDev +3.1%

HighRollerII, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of huysmans
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

huysmans, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Skymontgo
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%

Skymontgo, Oct 11, 2014
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The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,125 ratings.