The Kaiser | Avery Brewing Company

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The KaiserThe Kaiser

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.95/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer pours a nice hazy copper color with a lacy head that lasts for a long time. The brew clocks in at 9.3 ABV and you get a little bit of that alcohol on the palate but the malt bomb that characterizes this seasonal quickly neutralizes it. There are hints of orange and of course the spices that are inherent in an Oktoberfest. There is a slight hoppiness to the nose but again the bready aroma and taste overpowers it. The beer is well balanced and the body is not too heavy. I could drink this all night, except since it's not exactly a session beer you'd find me snoozing after two of these 22oz bottles

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Batch #13, August 2016

With a nice amber color, it’s as though you are enjoying a rich, malty cordial with smooth caramel and orange flavors. It has a delightfully munchy mouthfeel, along with a fondant aftertaste that fits well with the yeasty orange aroma. Despite the high alcohol content, it’s very subtle with the alcohol flavors. Overall, this is a fantastic offering for the Imperial Oktoberfest category. Just don’t get too comfortable with the excessive WELFARE of this beer, although that will stray off into a different topic altogether.

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4.9/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, almost opaque, golden amber color, speckled with orange highlights and a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic with strong aromas of bready, toasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked soft pretzels. I also get strong notes of black pepper, brown sugar, light molasses, caramel and touches of ripe fruit, such as plums and apricots. Finally, I get some aromas of floral, grassy hops.

Taste: Wow! Exceptional beer! Like the aroma, I get strong flavors of bready, toasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked soft pretzels. I also get strong notes of black pepper, brown sugar, light molasses, caramel and touches of ripe fruit, such as plums and apricots. Finally, I get some beautifully balanced, floral, grassy hops, at the finish. Absolutely delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chewy, and extremely smooth, as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 9.5%, there is a subtle, pleasant hint of alcohol warmth on the palate.

Overall: This is quite an exceptional Oktoberfest-style beer. Probably the best I’ve had outside of fresh from the cask fest biers I’ve had in Germany. Avery’s hit a grand-slam with this one!

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The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
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