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The Kaiser - Avery Brewing Company

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The KaiserThe Kaiser

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BA SCORE
87
very good

978 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 978
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 55
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
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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BKBassist

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-30-2013 19:16:45 | More by BKBassist
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WallingBrew

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

09-29-2013 15:56:20 | More by WallingBrew
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-28-2013 18:38:30 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-28-2013 18:32:51 | More by jmccraney
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avisong

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-28-2013 03:23:20 | More by avisong
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-27-2013 03:25:05 | More by scotorum
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thick off-white head recedes slowly atop a clear dark orange/copper with lots of bubbles running around.

Booze, toasted bread, caramel, and floral hops.

The alcohol comes through. Malts like crazy as the nose indicates. Sweet, bready, and caramel. The hops cut through with a bit of bitterness and floral and herbal.

Thick heavy body that coats the palette with moderate carbonation.

Can't compare it to the usual Oktoberfest suspects as it's its own beast. It's huge and works well.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 03:29:51 | More by MattSweatshirt
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-23-2013 21:13:21 | More by JakerLou
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

3/5  rDev -22.5%

09-23-2013 03:47:24 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I was extremely excited to find a bottle of this at Platinum Liquor in Sydney. Avery were once one of my favourite breweries, and I could get their beers regularly in California. But then they stopped for some reason, and I haven't had anything from them for some time. Shared this bottle with Sam and Rich.

Pours an extremely cloudy orange-hazed murk with an underlying redness that I associate with a lot of Munich malt. Head forms a thin lattice of yellow-tinged off-white and leaves tiny specks of lace. Body is extremely thick and rich: bulbous and heavy in the glass. The cloudiness is probably not perfect for the style, but otherwise, I'm certainly looking forward to drinking it.

Nose is sweet and thick, but with a cutting bite like dried apricots, or perhaps more like apricot brandy—anything fortified with fruits in it, I guess. There's a strange, toasty caramel character to it as well, giving it oomph, sweetness in body, but without becoming sugary or sickly. I'm impressed.

Taste is also extremely good: big and rich, thick with an abrasive malt character that manages to balance itself seemingly by itself. In fact, I think the subtle booze character (which is noticeable throughout, but never forefront) is the thing which pares back the heavy sweetness, providing a biting cut to drag it back into a slight astringency. Finish certainly has a tingle of booze with more lingering apricot and barley sugar characters, but the feel manages to stay quite dry, meaning it's not thick and heavy after each sip. I'm again, pretty impressed.

Overall, this is an outstanding beer. I love the restrained richness: the malt characters, the booze, the feel which goes from rich and full to light and crisp. I somewhat stupidly feared that this bottle might be quite old (after all, it was clearly grey imported, and it was some time ago that I even acquired it), but this is the sort of beer which works well even if it is old: and if this bottle is past its prime, then goddamn this must be amazing at its peak.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 01:44:39 | More by lacqueredmouse
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dirtyjerk

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-20-2013 18:30:02 | More by dirtyjerk
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WesM63

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-19-2013 03:18:00 | More by WesM63
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Ish1

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

09-19-2013 03:15:12 | More by Ish1
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-17-2013 02:49:45 | More by alysmith4
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BeerWizard

Colorado

4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Insane imperial oktoberfest seasonal from Avery. Cracked a bomber and split with my wife after drinking Paulaner all afternoon, great way to finish the evening. Pours a deep coppery red with very little head. Awesome color - just looks like a badass beer. Heavy cherry on the nose, malt, bread. Surprising melon element in the flavor, as well as strawberry. 10.2 abv, and absolutely no indication of it. Medium to full mouthfeel, and light carbonation. One of my favorites from the large format Avery brews. Really nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 03:08:39 | More by BeerWizard
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The color is a cloudy haze of copper and orange. The head was thickly displayed with a ton of fine lacing.

The scent has some nice dried fruit sweetness, grainy malt, kilned oat and a toasty bran.

The flavors, and the feel, are thick, rich and savory. Mentioned to be an Oktoberfest, this has more elements of a barley wine. Proportional sweetness to malt dryness, the toasted grain mixes well with dried fruit elements. I catch a little date, prune and grape along with a some bran, barley and oat. Well balanced and awfully drinkable this is deceptively 10 pct ABV.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 01:14:13 | More by KYGunner
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-16-2013 00:31:15 | More by IPAchris
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mhbarber

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-15-2013 20:21:51 | More by mhbarber
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jkane101

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -16%

09-14-2013 14:29:03 | More by jkane101
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alwaysplayin

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

09-14-2013 05:52:45 | More by alwaysplayin
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

09-13-2013 01:14:20 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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rtrasr

Arkansas

4.89/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not a fan of big beers but this is the exception. The aroma is orange, orange blossom. You can tell this is a big beer. You get a full mouthful with this beer. It tastes of citrus only now much more grapefruit, hops but also a lot of maltiness. If you like beer with everything then this is the one for you.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 22:24:24 | More by rtrasr
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fabulous appearance for any beer, but especially for a lager. Deep orange and clear with a great lasting head and sticky lace that coats the glass.

Aroma and flavor are both boozy, plenty of heavy malt-bomb-ish base, some crisp floral hops to offer a little glimpse of balance, caramel malts galore.

Body is surprisingly heavier than expected, carbonation is about what I'd expect.

It's an interesting beer but not one I'll rush to pick up often, even if it was a year round offering. There are other high ABV beers that I enjoy better.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 22:07:42 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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jklecko2

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

09-10-2013 15:11:21 | More by jklecko2
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-10-2013 03:45:30 | More by Tiernan
The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 978 ratings.