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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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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

dental, Oct 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

sdm, Oct 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

ONovoMexicano, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

mcsauter82, Oct 19, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -9%

jawas, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Crab_gang, Oct 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

kodt, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
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, Oct 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

MattXT, Oct 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

arlingtonjoe, Oct 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Halloran33, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

tabascosigned, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of 57md
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

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
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

ZachKelly, Oct 14, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
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
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Hohnbaum, Oct 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

NonicPanic, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Joshmistake, Oct 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
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
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Jdotswizz, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

HighRollerII, Oct 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

huysmans, Oct 11, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -12.1%

Skymontgo, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

DaveAnderson, Oct 10, 2014
The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,174 ratings.