The Kaiser - Avery Brewing Company
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4.13/5 rDev +6.7%
A: Opaque copper body capped by khaki head with good lace & excellent head retention.
S: Caramel & boozy malt floral hop notes on its nose. T: Caramel malt dominated flavors with ethanol presence. Huge malt presence.
M: Smooth mouthfeel that is not bery carbonated. Quite full-bodied.
O: Intense flavorful big beer.
01-01-2014 19:27:06 | More by Paincane
4.1/5 rDev +5.9%
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; Batch 9 bottled in August 2012. Pours moderately hazy reddish orange color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, prune, pear, apple, toast, biscuit, molasses, brown sugar, light nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/toasty malt and fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, pear, apple, raisin, molasses, brown sugar, biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, and toasted/yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, brown sugar, pear, apple, raisin, biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of dark/toasted malt flavors with moderate fruitiness; with big malt presence and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial Oktoberfest. All around great balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/toasty/nutty malt and fruity ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
11-21-2013 04:57:51 | More by superspak
2.55/5 rDev -34.1%
Pours a deep brownish amber, almost opaque, no head but a quick swish brings up off-white bubbly rim. Bit flat-looking.
Intensely sweet, with toffee, brandy snap and molasses; rum and apricot, and yeah, just fortified anything. Too strong, too sweet.
Taste is intense grainy, with creamed corn, rice syrup, soy sauce and a bit of spiritous rum note. Tastes underfermented and grainy yet strong. Not completely unnuanced and deep-end sweet. I don't like it, but I can get the merit in the palate, and know it's not an amateur brew.
Flat, bit of heat at the back. Fairly uninteresting texture.
Bit rocket fuel-y, malt liquor-esque, but not as overblown as I may have expected. I had this blind and it's given Avery a big hit in the average ratings. Another example of a style that doesn't need to be imperialised.
11-12-2013 06:01:53 | More by laituegonflable
The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,007 ratings.