The Kaiser | Avery Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,334 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:
1,334
Reviews:
660
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.02%
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
110
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,334 |  Reviews: 660
Photo of drabmuh
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Been wanting to try this one for a long time, served in a shaker pint, beer is amber and clear with a lazy white head, low retention, moderate to low carbonation, no lacing.

Aroma is malty and sweet with a yeasty finish.

Beer is medium to big in body, much bigger than I expected, with a mildly bitter finish on the back end, a strong flavor, really malty, mildly sweet, minimal yeast. I did enjoy it and would have it again on draft.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of socon67
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark amber pour and cloudy. A frothy white foam on top laced the tulip glass nice.

S - Scents of light malts, caramel, and fresh bread. Has a slight smell of whiskey.

T - This is one hearty marzen! The Kaiser takes the style to an extreme level with rich caramel flavors, light malts, and a tangible yesty flavor. Finish has a bit of spice, but a warming burn that makes this a really good choice on a cold fall night.

M - For the heavy feel, I found this more sessionable that expected. More of a sipping beer than a sessionable seasonal. But very enjoyable from first sip to the last. Leaves plenty of rich taste on the palate.

O - I like the extreme nature of this beer. If you are looking for a potent form of this style, this is right up your alley.

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Photo of benbjb
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of ElCommodoro
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pow! This brew hits you head on with the military strength of the Kaiser. I love the alcohol burn that really takes over the first few sips of this beer. I hate how most beers try to hide that as if that's the goal. No such luck here, alcohol pansies. The Kaiser is in town and he shoots first and asks questions later. It is a little bit fruity, but all-in-all just yeasty. The mouthfeel is frothy with yeastiness. I feel like Wilhelm III is trying to infect me with rabies for combat. Despite this, I would not say the yeastiness is TOO over-the-top. It's still an excellent beer. You just have to be able to embrace that yeast flavour. This is also definitely a sweet brew. If you don't like sweet beer, stay away.
Another interesting note is that after "Imperialising," this beer doesn't really retain any qualities that identify it as Marzen. It's more like a Belgian pale and a doppelbock had a baby. Don't get me wrong, the result is amazing, but it's just not really possible to compare it "within style" because Marzens aren't really comparable in any way. This is a very different league of beer. Great stuff, though. It was worth the $7/bottle price tag.

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Photo of PatGreer
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Mister_Joshy
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of nukem5
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Woodysbeard
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MammothTarantula
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of harrylee773
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of chanokokoro
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 vintage 22 oz. bottle poured into an Avery Brewing branded short stemmed tulip/snifter

Pours copper with glimmering orange accents topped with a creamy two finger off-white head. Above average head retention and a significant amount of lacing is present on the sides of the glass. The inviting, rich aroma of caramel with accents of toffee is rounded out by some grassy notes. Initially, semi-sweet caramel joined by bready yeast. Finishes with mild grassy bitterness and mild phenol alcohol. Medium to low level of carbonation, medium to full-bodied with a slick and a slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Interesting "amped up" version of a traditional marzen. Defintely trends boozy, however the above average abv never dominates. An very original seasonal especially for "big beer" lovers.

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Photo of George2744
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of ac419
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of BigTrubble
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of rhhjr
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of bzach
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Ray7233
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of irongator
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of RussBecker1
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured a deep ruby with nice Amber undertones. One to two finger clean head sits atop for a decent amount of time. Darker than a number of marzen's i have had.

S-Very crisp and distinctive scents pour out of this nose. It smells distinctively like a marzen with tangy malts leading the forefront. There is a very crisp apple and hit of mabe melon that follows that balances out the nose nicely.

M-Smooth and crisp, very easy to drink.

T-One of the most delicious American marzen's I have tasted. All notes mentioned in the nose are prevalent, but there is a much bigger alcohol note that was not overtly detected at first. The alcohol brings out a number of the flavors and cuts the tang which would have been too much otherwise. It was outstanding.

O-I will look forward to this every Fall.

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Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

The Kaiser from Avery Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,334 ratings.
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