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The Kaiser - Avery Brewing Company

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The KaiserThe Kaiser

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very good

1,198 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,198
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 69
Gots: 69 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch 8, 2011 from bomber to Duvel tulip glass.

A - Body is mostly cloudy orange - with a little red - medium amber. Head was about a finger tall with moderate pour. Only slightly off-white with hints of orange.

S - Almost like a barleywine. Sweet and boozy. Good caramel flavors. A little bit of pumpkin spice. It does burn the nose a bit though.

T - This is good. More bready than a barleywine with malts and a good hops profile. Provides the right amount of bitterness on the backend. Alcohol is well hidden. I do get some pumpkin and spice as on the nose.

M - Body is fairly thick with moderate carbonation. Sticks in the back of the mouth for a while afterwards.

O - This is good. I drink a lot of barleywines (which is why I kept comparing this to them, and this was a little similar) and this was a nice change from that. Great malts and a balance of hops (English bw can get too sweet and American bw are often too bitter for my preference).

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.
2007 vintage

A: Slightly hazy, medium amber color with no foam head. No lacing remains on the glass.

S: Toffee-candied bread pudding, with a deeper but less obvious thread of husky, savory malt. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins sweet, with aggressive brown sugar and layered crystal malt. Acidity is mild, slightly citric, into the toasty yet sweet and slightly spirituous middle. Heavy flavors become transformed, mature almost to the point of being leathery, during the second act. Earthy and sweet malty flavors linger on the palate. The absence of fruit flavors is noteworthy.

M: Medium viscosity, surprisingly wet on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: This strong German-styled amber lager is a celebratory display of pure but heavy malt qualities. It could stand in as a fair approximation of Utopias, delivering similar qualities but with lesser intensity. It stands up well, in its own ways, to other American-brewed strong ales, such as Stone Double Bastard.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a wide mouth Lagunitas glass. Nice, fluffy two-finger head atop of a rich, but glowing, amber lager. Huge smells of bread, malt, and ripe fruit. Smells delicious.

Tastes delicious, too. This is a malt bomb of the highest order. Malty, bready goodness is backed up by spicy hops. A touch of cherry juice and honey. Munich malt flavor comes out toward the finish. For a sticky, malty beverage, the finish is quite clean (although residual sweetness is there...just not as much as you think there would be). Lacing is tremendous.
Mouthfeel is a bit on the heavy side. Carbonation works hard to keep everything from cloying on the palate. Very nice.

I somewhat lose the categorical perspective of this being an Oktoberfest half-way through each sip. However, that touch of Munich malt and the subtle spice of the hops brings it home. I can see this aging well for a year or two.

Sticky, sweet elixir. Traditional German menu would work, although I wonder if this could work with a spicy hot pizza...? And props to Avery for pushing the envelope on this classic style.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this beer as a present from a friend and thought it a interesting bottle design. It poured a medium to dark clear gold with some copper. The creamy bone colored head builds about one finger high and leaves good lacing.
The smell is sweet malts, caramel and some fruits like peach.
Tasting this very flavorful palette, the sweet caramel, honey flavors dictate the front. In the middle some fruity hops somewhat balance the beer, but the sweet mats dominate through the end.
Nice beer, but a little sweet for my taste.

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The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,198 ratings.