The Kaiser | Avery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Kaiser once said, “Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.” If the Kaiser and his significant other had tipped this bottle, we’d all be “sprechenden Deutsch!” We took all that is good in a traditional Oktoberfest – gorgeous, deep copper sheen, massive malty backbone and spicy, floral, pungent Noble hops – then intensified each into this, an Imperial Oktoberfest.

Added by maxpower on 08-28-2004

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674
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1,377
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12.89%
 
 
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Photo of DavetotheB
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HellsRanger
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a nice solid amber color with thick foam and a mild lace. It has a mild aroma to it...nothing like expected at 8.0 ABV. This whole beer turns out un-expected.
It is nothing like the lager I thought going in...it is a solid drinking beer.
It is nice bold and a flair to it...the german in it comes out "ten fold" and true to its heritage name.
This is an everyday drinker...it could pass for a "macro", but totallly not that !!!
It is what the can says..."Massive, Brazen, & Bold. Enjoy !!

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Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The Kaiser is a crazy beer because its so normal. 8% alcohol. Imperial Oktoberfest lager. You'd think it would taste something remote Imperial and Oktoberfesty. That label is completely out the window for me. It tastes like a really good, normal lager! Just a really properly, really well done lager. It reminds me of some of the macros to be honest, in the good ways (if there are any?!) - IE producing a very consistent flavor. Really represents the style to the fullest though in my opinion. I could drink this all day.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewtalthrone
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into glass. Canning date stamped on can bottom as '08/07/18'.
Slightly cloudy, pale amber colored body. Half a finger of white head upon pouring settles to thin cap and ring. Leaves behind a few spots of lacing.
Aroma of toasted malts, nutty, caramel, toffee, and slight floral hops.
Taste is rich with toasted malts, with heavy emphasis on the caramel and toffee, with some nutty flavor, and some slight spicy, floral hops.
Medium plus mouth feel, with good carbonation.
Rather strong for a fest beer, with the heaviness of the caramel and toffee flavored malts. Good for a short session but too much for an all day affair. Would cause one to start singing drinking songs quite early during the celebration.

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3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of McBraniel
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacStinson
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pour a pale amber with a large head. The aroma is fairly mild, with some toasy and nutty malts, and a hint of spcy hops. The flavor is sweet and intense, with flavors of maple, caramel, toffee, cashew, almond, and sweet cream. The mouthfeel is heavy and sweet, with foaming carbonation. Overall, I have to say I really like this beer - nothing about it is like an oktoberfest, other than the basic malt character, but what it is is a delicious imperial lager, more like a very American take on a bock, or even an alt. However, it is purely delicious.

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Photo of GreyGooseStout
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tp1962
4.58/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Cooper brown, head dissipates quickly. Malt is really amped up to a sweet, slightly boozey level - loses any trace of noble hops - ends up almost like a dopplebock than a marzen. Not bad by any stretch but not quite what you’d expect for the style

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Photo of brauseboof
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grinky
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ltdsaint
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of damndirtyape
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, canned 07/16/18 It's Walter's Birthday 09:58:48 1975. Served in a 2cl Rastel pokal glass.

Appearance: Clear amber. Thin off-white head. Lots of lacing all over the glass - sheets and thick strands.

Smell: Malty and on the sweet side. No noble hop aroma.

Taste: Definitely a malt forward beer - with biscuity and caramel notes. Just the barest amount of noble hop bitterness at the finish to counter it.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation. Nice thickness and little bit chewy. Dry finish.

Overall / Drinkability: Part of me feels like this is more of a dessert beer with all the malt, but maybe it just needs to be paired with the right food. By itself, it's not what I would call that well-engineered Marzen for mass consumption between bites of meat and potatoes. It's too sweet and needs more noble hops to counter all the malt. I find just one is enough for me. I might revisit again if I see it in a restaurant and I'm planning on having a big meal, otherwise, there are much better Marzens out there.

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Photo of gangstabobangsta
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 7/16/18. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours amber with solid clarity; creamy off-white head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are malt forward. Some toast along with some caramel and toffee. The flavors have lots of caramel as well. More toffee. More toast. Subtle stickiness and warmth in the finish. Alcohol is ultimately well hidden. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a nice "Imperial Oktoberfest". It stays true to the style, but is slightly amped up. I really like it. Well done.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 1,377 ratings