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The Kaiser - Avery Brewing Company

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The KaiserThe Kaiser

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very good

1,174 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,174
Reviews: 628
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 70
Gots: 63 | 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 jjboesen
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

jjboesen, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of bernat1971
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

bernat1971, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of Sludgeman
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Sludgeman, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

khargro2, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of pagriley
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Nice - very good take on an imperial Oktoberfest, but the bigness wasn't necessary for me - a sipper for sure, but really didn't set itself apart

pagriley, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of CowboyRob
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

CowboyRob, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of humuloner22
4/5  rDev +3.4%

This is not really an Oktoberfest beer. Its more of a dopplebock, although are we really splitting hairs here? This is way boozier than a standard o fest beer. One more thing then I will move on. I cannot stand those foil tops. I know its to make it look more expensive but it really is just a pain in the ass. I wish ALL brewers would stop using them.

Appearance: Dark amber almost brown. Looks like a standard Oktoberfest or dopplebock. Decent head retention.

Smell: Sweet, caramel,bubblegum, and alcohol.

Taste: Alcohol is not all that well hidden but it does something to the standard Oktoberfest that makes it stand out. It has a lot of caramel and sweetness too. Typical of the style(s).

Overall: I am over the Oktoberfest's. I really don't care for them. They are boring, this one only amps up the booze. If you want to get drunk with little taste profile then this is the one for you. Actually, they are all pretty much that way. This one just gives you more alcohol. If Oktoberfest's are for you. Then you will probably like this one more than most.

humuloner22, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of sanzenapocalypz
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%

sanzenapocalypz, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of OUJayhawk1799
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

OUJayhawk1799, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of atom714
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%

atom714, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of Wordsworth
4/5  rDev +3.4%

A rich, dense body with a palate that, in my limited estimation, accentuates the typical malty profile from traditional Oktoberfest-Marzens. The frame of reference in mind are the usual Hofbrau (though pale), Paulaner, Spaten, etc. Nothing less expected from an Imperial style, typical of Avery.

Wordsworth, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of finz2thestout
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Sweet for a 10%. Loving this

finz2thestout, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of derkfromwi
4/5  rDev +3.4%

derkfromwi, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of Ngntjp
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%

Ngntjp, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of mychalg9
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%

mychalg9, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of innominat
3.25/5  rDev -16%

innominat, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of cjgiant
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap:
Pours nice clear copper-auburn, with nice yellowing teeth white head that sticks around quite well in this pour. Lacing is fairly significant. The nose isn't too strong to me, but is fairly standard Oktoberfest in my mind, with a little malty spice.

The taste is actually a little on the sweet side, perhaps a multiplying factor of style and ABV that might he just a bit too much. Nice spiciness, though - cinnamon and a ginger-like bite over light brown sugar sweetness. There's also a hint of copper mid taste reminiscent to me of an English bitter beer. Carbonation is decent, but there is a decently full body to this beer. The end tastes do bring back a "red hot" like cinnamon bite (very much muted) and hints of pine, with a somewhat drier finish than expected.

Not too bad, but just a tad sweet. The body I liked, even if not exactly indicative of style. Not sure going imperial in this style works for me, but an interesting concept.

cjgiant, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of 07Bigben01
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%

07Bigben01, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of Bnoise11
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Bnoise11, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of dradair
4/5  rDev +3.4%

dradair, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of stephenjmoore
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%

stephenjmoore, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of MooseBoose
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

MooseBoose, Oct 22, 2014
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, Oct 21, 2014
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, Oct 21, 2014
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, Oct 21, 2014
The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,174 ratings.