The Kaiser - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,189 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,189
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 69
Gots: 65 | 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 atom714
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%

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.

Photo of finz2thestout
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Sweet for a 10%. Loving this

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.44/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.32/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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.

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4.12/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.89/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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.

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.

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.

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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.52/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of thebigredone
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,189 ratings.