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The Kaiser - Avery Brewing Company

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The KaiserThe Kaiser

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very good

1,131 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,131
Reviews: 623
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 68
Gots: 55 | FT: 3
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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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

spamages, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

horrorspecialty, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Holland, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

ej285701, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of hdelavega
2.9/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pots a rich amber with a thin white head that disappeared to nothing, fast.
Aroma is super malty, lots of sweet notes, sugar and sweet fruit.
Very sweet flavors, carmalised sugars, almost barleywine like. This tastes nothing like a märzen. I get almost no hop presents at all.
Mouthfeel is really sticky, pretty weird body, it's big but thins out realy fast. Pretty clean finish, nice lingering feel. Going for style not great.
Overall not much like a märzen, but still interesting.H

hdelavega, Nov 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

dragonWhale, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

HopStoopid120, Nov 16, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

jheezee, Nov 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

jeffthepony, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

paulmcm, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

seanmonaghan13, Nov 15, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

mcorwin, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Elfastball7, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

millelacsmark, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

sbricker, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of mjurney
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled in 2010.

Amber color, touch of haze. Nice amount of carbonation. Head looks pretty good.

Caramel malts, a little buttery.

Very malty up front with a clean spiciness in the finish. Malt character is very rich, I'm getting lots of toasted caramel with a touch of butter. There some hint of dried fruits. Hop bitterness is mild, spicy-herbal.

Full bodied. Carbonation is very nice.

Clean spiciness. A little alcohol warmth.

mjurney, Nov 12, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Spaten Optimator dimpled mug. Poured a hazy red-orange with a minimal off=white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, spices, pumpkin, fruit, and sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, spices, fruit, subtle sweet alcohol, pumpkin, subtle citrus, and subtle metallic. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. I had this one sitting in my cellar for quite sometime if I remember correctly. It seemed to have held up pretty well over the past year or so in my opinion. All of the flavors that would define this one as a Marzen were definitely still present and were very well mixed together. Was surprised to see the alcohol aspect around, but you can't win them all I suppose. Worth trying, even if it is a vintage bottle.

thagr81us, Nov 07, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It pours a hazy rich copper color.

Smell is dominated by caramel, bready biscuity malts and then a spicy noble hop scent.

Taste bombards the palate with malt, bready, nutty, caramel malt goodness. The noble hops bring the spicy, almost peppery balance before it finishes off with more malty flavors.

Mouthfeel is definitely thicker than most, a little sticky, and finishes pretty dry. This beer is devilishly drinkable at almost 10%.

This is not your average Oktoberfest to say the least.

kkrez, Nov 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Rattle N Hum in NYC on 10/25/11.
Review taken from notes.

This beer pours a nice deep copper color. This has a finger of off-white head resting on top. The head has good retention, and it leaves some specs of lace behind on the glass. The nose has some pretty big dark fruit aromas. It smells of caramel malt and has a toasted malt aroma to it. There is also a small hop presence. The flavor follows the nose pretty well. There is quite a bit of dark fruit flavors, raisin, fig, and plum. There is some toasted malt flavor and some bitterness. There is a mild hop presence here as well as a touch of booziness. The finish leaves some lingering bitterness and sweet fruitiness. The body of this is on the heavier side of medium, and it has good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a chewy quality to it. Some alcohol warmth on the back end. This has good drinkability. It is a good beer, and definitely an interesting interpretation of the style. It is a super amped up marzen. I recommend trying this one. I really enjoyed it, and I would definitely pick up a few bottles of it.

JizackFH, Nov 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 55 degrees Fahrenheit into a Sam Adams pint glass. No born date.

Pours a lucid copper, almost no head, capped with foam. No lacing to speak of yet.

Strong blend of malts with a hint of yeasty spiciness. Well projected.

The Marzen claim is the key here. Don't think it's more lager than Oktoberfest. Caramel malts and spicy banana finish blend with a pretty intense booziness. Not hard to see why it's a malt liquor.

Overall, a great offering absolutely. I don't know that I'm going to shell out almost $USD again for another 650, but I'm glad that I tried it. If looking for a unique Marzen style, a good place to start in looking for deviation from the norm.


Crossmd, Nov 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a tulip glass

Pours a darkish clear amber with a decent amount of off white head that lingers for a little bit.

Smell is carmel with malt

Strong taste matching the style. Finish has quite the burn of the alcohol.

A good Oktoberfest on steroids. Don't know I would seek it out again but enjoyed it.

jsulko, Nov 02, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Arrived at the table in a snifter with a clear orange, copper color, a one finger light tan head that faded slowly to a thin ring with moderate lacing.

Aroma of sweet malts, caramel and a slight hint of alcohol.

Taste was initially sweet with caramel,toffee which was balanced with malt , spice, hints of hops and a very slight touch of alcohol.

Mouth Feel was medium body, light carbonation, smooth and slightly sticky. Surprisingly at 10 percent ABV, the alcohol was well masked.

Overall this was a nice Octoberfest beer to enjoy with some caution, it sneaks up on you.

dtivp, Oct 28, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Grabbed a bottle for 8.99 at the Shadyside Giant Eagle.

A - Darkish clear amber with minimal head that turns to a lace ring.

S - Caramel, German Malts, sweet bread, and some booze in the nose.

T - Not bad taste of a typical offering with slight hops, touch of sweet caramel soaked breads, and little to no burn. Sweeter than expected which is pretty great.

M- Medium bodied for sure but a great imperial Marzen

Overall taste is pretty nice for an Imperial Oktoberfest with more sweetness than expected, little hops, and well hidden ABV. Very great offering that opens me up to extreme versions of the style.

DrDemento456, Oct 26, 2011
The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,131 ratings.