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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

1,205 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,205
Reviews: 630
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 71
Gots: 71 | 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:
Beer added by: maxpower on 08-28-2004

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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

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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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.

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3.7/5  rDev -4.4%

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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.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Sweet for a 10%. Loving this

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3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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4.12/5  rDev +6.5%

The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,205 ratings.