The Kaiser | Avery Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,336 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:
1,336
Reviews:
661
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.02%
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
113
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
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 +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ferretferret
4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
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 +10.2%
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 +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of csfcmitchell
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
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 -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of prisdefer
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of keng1343
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erk0607
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GorillaBean
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marraybay
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
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 -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brpendergast85
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gemini6
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vrbulldog22
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KonigObHops
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a dark amber color with a thick white head.

The aroma is sweet and there is a strong scent of toffee.

The initial taste is sweet and sugary, but is quickly replaced by a buttery caramel taste. The beer finishes with a warming sensation as the alcohol disapated.

The mouthfeel of this beer is quite complex; it starts crisp and then becomes warm and smooth. As previously stated, the beer warmed on the tongue at the end.

This beer was a very interesting and complex Oktoberfest. It was much sweeter than most Oktoberfests that I have had, but still fits the style. I would definitely have this one again.

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Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into pint glass in October 2016. The batch date on the bottle was August 2016.

Appearance: Deep copper with dark tan head. Beer is clear and not hazy. Head is average, with some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Aroma filled with sweet caramel and malts, with some hops. A little hint of pepper. Nice variety and balance.

Taste: There is an interesting mix of sweetness from the malt & caramel, and just a little bite from the hops. There is a little spicy flavor, and I get a little honey flavors. There is a strong alcohol bite as well. This was done in a nice combination with the other flavors. There is a nice variety of flavors in the aftertaste too.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied. Strong alcohol level, which confirms the 9.3% on the bottle.

This is a smooth full-bodied Imperial Octoberfest Lager. It is an interesting combination of flavors, especially with the caramel, malt, honey, and a little bitterness from the hops. I enjoy Avery beers, and this is another good one. I will buy this again.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into dimpled seidel. A little fizz, but barely any head or lace. A thick copper color.

Nose is faintly malty, unimpressive.

But the taste, ah. The strong undercurrents of alcohol and roast, but a roasted malty sweetness easily recognized as Märzen. Noble hope spice comes quite nicely into play, as do some caramel notes.

There just aren't enough craft Oktoberfestbiers out there. This one from the Dictator Series is of the style, but has a slight spin in its strong ABV. Fans of doppelbock, barleywine ale, barrel-aged ales, and, of course, Oktoberfest-Märzen will enjoy.

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The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,336 ratings.
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