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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

980 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 980
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 55
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
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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zrab11

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-03-2013 22:18:46 | More by zrab11
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A-Pours somewhere between orange and amber. Head has some body to it. Rings of lace are left. The beer's body is mostly clear.

S-Aroma is big and malty of course. Bread soaked in caramel, booze and a general fruitiness. There are hints of hops here too in you really sniff.

T-The flavor is a bit hot. Caramel liqueur. Lots of bready malts. Slight hoppiness. Toffee. Hot alcohol. It does in some essences mimic a Marzen but with its sheer girth it begins to lose its relationship toward the original style.

M-A bit too hot. Full bodied. Quite like a barleywine. Somewhat sticky.

O/D-A double Octoberfest sounds awesome. This one was worth a try but didn't impress me much. I feel like this interpretation of the Marzen could work (and many would say Kaiser does, indeed work) but this one doesn't work for me. I would still say its at worse a mediocre strong ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 19:35:18 | More by VelvetExtract
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Joey-bags1990

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

10-31-2013 18:08:28 | More by Joey-bags1990
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vermilcj

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-30-2013 05:38:10 | More by vermilcj
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alexolit

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-27-2013 15:40:02 | More by alexolit
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super clear deep auburn color with a finger of off white head. Super malty aroma, dark fruit, raisins, toffee, and caramel.

On the lighter side of being mdium bodied oddly with a creamy mouthfeel and light carbonation. Starts with a bright toasty flavor which rolls into hearty baked breads and dark fruit marmalade. Finishes with a bold roasted malt character and just enough hop to balance everything out for a "goes down easy" kind of sip. Alcohol is undetectable. This beer really takes the styles flavor properties and brings them to the next level. An imperialized version that doesn't change up up the beer but rather heightens it.

A little messy at times and could be cleaner, but all the right flavors are there, i could go for a little less fruit as well.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 04:46:56 | More by jtierney89
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apasternak

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-20-2013 22:17:03 | More by apasternak
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-20-2013 15:09:39 | More by jaydoc
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Swift989

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +29.2%

10-20-2013 06:29:13 | More by Swift989
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16%

10-16-2013 22:41:48 | More by RBorsato
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

10-16-2013 03:22:39 | More by BillRoth
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Kgrubb1224

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-13-2013 23:32:28 | More by Kgrubb1224
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Jeysun23

California

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

10-12-2013 05:06:58 | More by Jeysun23
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CHickman

New York

3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Batch No. 10, Aug. 2013-Pours clear copper color with a 1 finger foamy light tan head that faded slowly, leaving a film on top and very good lacing coating the sides with rings as it went down.

Smells of buttered wheat bread, caramel, grains, light toffee, brown sugar, herbs like tea leaf and a general sweetness like a nice malty brew with lots of caramel in the mix; it’s very sweet, very malt and very nice for an Oktoberfest nose.

Tastes of wheat bread, caramel, butter, toasted grains, toffee, brown sugar, herbs like tea leaf, light piney hops, yeast, syrup, biscuit, allspice or cinnamon, almost rotted pear, cherry and a sweet bready coating that seems almost tart with a hint of alcohol; like that the nose it’s sweetness is the strong point, with the bread and caramel tamed a bit by the hops but still dominant. Goes to the edge of being too sweet, but then the alcohol warmth kicks in and sets it all straight while masking the 10% ABV fairly well, or good enough to make it drinkable.

Mouthfeel is watery and yet chewy at the same time, with very mild carbonation, a medium body, very sweet bready notes, and a finish that is tart and on the bitter side with a sweet grainy finish that almost leave a yeast-like flavor lingering. ABV is present, but relatively well hidden, allowing this to go down easier than expected.

This is not your average Oktoberfest; it’s big, bold and tasty with a warming alcohol bite at the same time. I wish I drank this outside on a nice crisp, cool fall day as that would have matched this beer and essence perfectly. A great seasonal treat that was very tasty for such a strong brew; not a session beer, and not for a hop-head as this is sweet and malty, but certainly one to enjoy as the temperature drops. Overall I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 03:19:33 | More by CHickman
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -16%

10-11-2013 20:39:30 | More by acurtis
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-10-2013 13:36:57 | More by Davepoolesque
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-10-2013 01:15:21 | More by Kmlund
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golf4collet

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-10-2013 00:02:56 | More by golf4collet
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iCabaLLero

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-08-2013 04:03:23 | More by iCabaLLero
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jroberts8811

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-07-2013 17:54:46 | More by jroberts8811
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emerge077

Illinois

3.14/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Picked this up for the Oktoberfest extravaganza, but now have buyer's remorse...
Next to actual Oktoberfest beers, it was a cartoonish boozy sweet malt bomb.

Dark brownish copper color, thin layer of tan foam on the surface with minimal spotty lace. Somewhat hazy, not the greatest level of clarity.

Sweet caramel malt aroma, smells more like an old barleywine.

Taste is also full of sticky sweet caramel malt, some dried fruit and toffee, sticky on the lips and full bodied. Tastes like a barleywine, overly sweet and boozy, not remotely like an Oktoberfest or even a lager. Even in a small dose it wasn't all that drinkable or enjoyable. Maybe in an after dinner drink scenario it would fare better, but it fell pretty short in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 15:19:41 | More by emerge077
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seanchai

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-06-2013 10:46:25 | More by seanchai
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Two and a half fingers worth of audibly fizzy late to develop crisp airy light khaki colored whipped frothiness comprised of lots of big chunky bubbles... Excellent retention, especially considering the style... Once receded there is a thin-to-moderate veil of lacing the slight collar... The color is a vibrant light to medium caramel with a very slight glow and some light amber undertones... A limited bit of micro bubbled sluggish carbonation rises within... Gobs of lacing cling to the sides of the glass... A very nice appearance - one of the more regal and pristine examples of the Marzen / Oktoberfest style that I've encountered...

S - Rich toasted malty goodness... Light caramel... Toffee... Some overly ripened dark fruits... Desert breads... Very appealing and slight intoxicating... Again, spot on for the style...

T - Malt forward with out a doubt... Toasted malts... Slightly fruity... Sweet caramel and toffee notes... Some airy white bread and desert like dough notes... It comes in waves and varying complexities... Each sip reveals a slightly new nuance...

M - Interesting... Medium to full bodied... Insanely smooth... Limited (read: almost none) carbonation... A slight boozy burn permeates... Very reminiscent of a cask conditioned offering...

D - Certainly on of the more interesting Marzen / Oktroberfest offerings that I've come across... Definitely lives up to it's "imperial" label... Stellar appearance and aroma... The taste and mouthfeel are rather assertive and quite pleasing as well... Without doubt one of the better Marzen / Oktoberfest offerings on the market... Certainly worth investing in a bottle for late September / early October each year...

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 02:14:53 | More by philbe311
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-05-2013 23:02:35 | More by Arsenal0328
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Danno48

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-05-2013 03:53:27 | More by Danno48
The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.