The Kaiser | Avery Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,335 Ratings
The KaiserThe Kaiser
BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,335
Reviews:
660
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.02%
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
111
For Trade:
0
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 1pt 6oz foil capped bottle. saying goodbye to october with this one I guess. Very beautiful appearance. great golden color and very long head retention. the room is filled with spice,clove, and even pumpkin aromas. taste is very sweet, long tart aftertaste. pretty heavy mouthfeel. I don't think that I would want to drink this all day outside as is the oktoberfest tradition, a little to heavy for that. This is almost a hybrid bock beer or something. This beers appearance and aromas are outstanding, if mouthfeel was just a little lighter it would be a fantastic oktoberfest.

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

A - Hazy amber orange with 2 fingers of off white head and small spots of lace.

S - Sweet malt, caramel, biscuit with a touch of hops. It smells like a beefed up Oktoberfest.

T - Very sweet, caramel, raisins, figs. This one is bordering dopplebock in the taste. Toasted grains with a touch of hops and a dry finish.

M - Thick and chewey with at ocuh of alcohol sting. This one drinks like a dopplebock too.

D - Smells like a beefed up oktoberfest but the rest is dopplebock in my opinion. Still very enjoyable if you are not expecting a typical oktoberfest.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light copper with minimal head and a lace ring around my glass. Heavy caramel malt smell with some citric hops and spices in the background. Taste and mouthfeel are the same as this beer is a little thick for a Marzen, and it has a heavy caramel and some other sweet malts taste. Good hints of citric hops, a little floral perhaps, and light spices. Goes down real smooth and crisp and left me wanting more.
ABV hidden well, no alcohol burn even as it warms. I'd like to have this again.

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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.

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

22 oz. Bottled September 2009.

A: Pours an amber with no head.
S: Maple and caramel dominate the aroma.
T: Wow, almost like a barleywine but ... it is a lager! Very sweet caramel and maple malts dominate the palate with a crisp hop finish. Alcohol is nowhere to be found.
M: Also goes down like a barleywine, as most of the carbonation has left this bottle, but at the finish some carbonation shows up! (Perhaps what makes this beer still a lager.)
D: A unique brew that disguises itself as a barleywine, but wow this may be the best oktoberfest I've ever tried.

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The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,335 ratings.
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