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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Sabtos
2.79/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Dark amber with a small fizzy film.

Smell is toffee, bread dough, caramel, butter.

I taste cherry cough syrup, honey, verging on barleywine territory if not for the breadiness coming in at times. When you go 10% for a "Marzen" can you really call it that anymore? This is just an American blonde barleywine or something that just so happens to be brewed and released around autumn...

Feel is pretty boozy and hot, while slightly fizzy.

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Photo of hoosier222002
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beb86
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.72/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Look : Amber clear body, two finger head.

Smell : Caramel, spices, grains, notes of dark fruit, cherry, and vanilla.

Taste : Same as above.

Feel : Medium body, medium-low carbonation. Slight alcohol burn.

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

From the bottle, it pours a moderately dark amber with a small head, quickly dissipating into a thin layer. Some lacing as you enjoy the beer. Serious malt in the nose and in the mouth...as expected. Yum!

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Photo of vfgccp
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stwok21
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of hockeyfighter19
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mschrei
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled Aug. 2014.
Poured into Solemn Oath snifter.
Age has obviously flattened it a bit. Not much carb or lacing. Golden brown, reminds me of a boch for some reason. Much more malt than a usual lager. Don't have a ton of Oktoberfest/marzen experience, but I bet this would have been awesome September/October '14. I had to buy it because I'm an Avery fan and saw it on vacation.

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Photo of Thrifty101091
4.86/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Anglophile1117
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Pours honey amber with a medium white head. Malt and caramel aromas. Taste of malt and caramel, with a nice aftertaste. Mild carbonation. A well balanced beer.

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

Aroma is strong caramel/toffee, bread/malts and light fruit. The flavor is strong caramel/toffee, malts, fruit, slightly grainy and a mix of alcohol and slightly cloying sweetness in the finish.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SFC21
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

All the classic Oktobefest flavors are here, amped up of course. Toasted dark bread, caramel, spicy hops. Delicious. But after that wave the alcohol heat moves in and overtakes those flavors and lingers. This would be outstanding if the alcohol was dialed back a notch.

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Photo of DASA10
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of epmarek
4.83/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great flavor, aroma excellent, overall it's a great beer.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thoroughly enjoyed from the 22 oz bottle in a snifter. This FINE fest pours a deep luminous orange with an off white head of foam that settles to a thick ring, light wispy layer, and light lacing. Nose of heavy caramel, rich fresh bread, and spicy hop notes. Flavors pound that aroma found on the nose with rich layers of caramel and fresh baked bread on all sides fading to a golden raisin and spicy hop aftertaste warmed by copious amounts of alcohol and lingering light grain notes. Lightly crisp and warming with moderate with nice carbonation to keep it lively while cutting through the sweetness.
Always have one every couple of years. Always welcome.

Cheers

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