The Kaiser | Avery Brewing Company

The KaiserThe Kaiser
BA SCORE
72.4%
Liked This Beer
3.88 w/ 1,339 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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
663
Ratings:
1,339
Liked:
969
Avg:
3.88/5
pDev:
12.89%
Alströms:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
112
Trade:
1
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Photo of maltznhopz
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2016 bomber. Caramel malty sweetness, some fig, raisin flavor and it is pretty boozy. Not bad.

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Photo of Brolo75
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 2016, poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a clear copper, amber, rust color with a off white head, lots of lacing, slight retention.

A: Very sweet, caramel, toffee, spice, candied dark fruits, bready malts, smells really good for being a year old.

T: Follows the nose with caramel, candied dark fruits, brown sugar, toffee, spice, bready malts, slight touch of oxidation in the finish, but overall,this has retained a lot of flavor, found it on a warm shelf.

M: Medium bodied with a slightly dry finish, good amount of carbonation, very smooth and drinkable.

O: Found this on a warm shelf the other day, took a chance but I did not realize it was bottled in 2016, still has lots of flavor and aroma, good complexity and depth, there was a touch of oxidation in the finish but overall a really good beer.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(22 oz bottle, batch No. 13, Aug. 2016, purchased warm on shelf at SL... poured in stages into a teku)

L: relatively-clear, reddish-amber liquid; crown of messy, bubble-cluster foam, dies off in a few minutes... little bit of crystalline lace; curious slug of sediment at bottle's bottom (hops?)

S: ton of caramel and doughy golden bread, little hint of phenolic spice and dried golden fruits... little to no hop aroma at this point, maybe a soft floral note... ethanol gradually pokes out... not much depth or unique character overall

T: tastes old, but not necessarily in a bad way - very dense, richly bread-crusty-malty... dull, flickering, dry-grassy lingering hop flavor and bitterness, subtle vinous-like spice late in the aftertaste... if this IS 9+% abv, it certainly doesn't show it (7% maybe) - mellow raw alcohol presence, esters may have broken down into fruitier compounds by now - the fruity flavors do also taste hop-derived... altogether taste like an imp. IPA (or barleywine) recipe done with some sparse German character malt, but not even a good German yeast

F: dextrinous, slow, under-carbonated, but dry and delicately warm enough in the finish to not tire the palate... blend of wort and triple-distilled potato vodka

O: shame I never got to this sooner - should've tried it fresh, but I just never came across it in SJ/PA last several years... don't think I was necessarily missing anything though, because even aged German imports of this style retain some sort of distinct (Deutsche) character, whereas this tasted like an old startup/brewpub/toss-off recipe that never evolved

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

RETIRED? I just got this one. A reddish copper poured with little head. Normal for a Marzen. Very nice fruity aroma. Tastes fruity and I can't put my finger on it. Wife says apricots while I was thinking dates? Alcohol is hidden so well this is too easy to drink. Another fine Avery brew. Poured into an 8 ounce nonic from a 1 pint 6 ounce magnum dated 8-17-16. I need to check and see if this was all they had at BRU City.

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Photo of TonyTwins
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Ferretferret
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Have you ever had a beer that just tasted of... Quality? Something about the thickness, the complexity, the ample medley of flavors interwoven makes something far grander than any of the individual qualities. Caramel, toasted bread, and malts give this an immense complexity.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Why did I ever doubt this offering from Avery. Have a huge malt bomb here. Caramel and toasted bread in the nose, hint of hops, sweetness, and slight alcohol as well. This is how a quality Octoberfest should go.

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Photo of Tbulling
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Interesting beer. Caramel Sweet and boozy.

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Photo of curlybird
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of prisdefer
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of keng1343
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erk0607
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GorillaBean
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marraybay
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Dark Amber: Two glasses poured; nice 1 finger of foam on the 1st, not much on the 2nd.

Smell: vinous.

Taste: Doppelbockish; grapey; Some alchohol, little to no bitterness.

Feel: Relatively smooth, but overall non-descript.

Overall: Interesting-good pour; Decent drinker, but for me at least, really just a doppel;
Nothing extraordinary beyond that.

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

Photo of brpendergast85
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gemini6
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vrbulldog22
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 72.4% out of 100 with 1,339 ratings
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