Avery The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest

Avery The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest

Rated 3.588 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Avery Brewing Company

Boulder, CO, United States

Style:  Marzen / Oktoberfest

8.9% Alcohol by Volume

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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.

ID: 11507 Last updated 16 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank2045
Overall Percentile96.2
Style Rank10 of 633
Style Percentile98.4
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.6
Average Score3.633
Weighted Score3.588
Standard Deviation0.387

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  • AIRFORCE1 681 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Pours a dark golden amber with a nice size head that is fairly sudsy. Aroma is fairly sweet and fruity along with the malts. Mouth feel is fairly thick and sticky. Taste is a lot like most other marzens but is a tad stronger. Aftertaste is slightly dry and bitter with a hint of metal. Overall a nice marzen.

  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 3.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This is a good beer. It's like an Oktoberfest on steroids. I would call it an imperial oktoberfest. Thick pour with a thick foam head. Mouthfeel is syrupy. Taste is of Marzen and grain. Clean finish.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    It pours a dark copper and red with a thick and foamy white/light-tan head and some surrounding lacing. An aroma of caramel malts, hops, oranges and citrus, bitterness, breads, and some nuttiness and spices. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich. Flavors of bready caramel malts, hops, orange and citrus, roasted nuts, bitterness, some smokiness and spiciness. Excellent, refreshing, and the alcohol is good balance and not too over-whelming..

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    ABV= 10%: My first Imperial Oktoberfest. I like Marzens, but this is too sweet for me. I guess it has to be this way to get the strength, but looks like I prefer something 5-7% in this style. Appearance is nice, murky darker orange to medium brown. Caramel flavors with maybe some light fruit to get this extra fermentation and sweetness. I would pass on this though for the price. For this strength, I like a barelywine, DIPA, or Strong Ale over this style.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.9 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Big orange-amber pour with a nice initial head and lots of lacing. Huge sweet malty aroma with a touch of roasted malts, caramel, butterscotch and hops. Taste is thick sweet and immensely malty with a slight hosp bitter in the end and a nice warm from the abv. Big Oktoberfest - very cool label.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.3 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 6

    I get a translucent orange colored beer. Moderate frothy white head. Average hang time settles into a more impressive lacing with soapy film stuck to the glass. The aroma is a blending of alcohol esters, sweet and caramel malts. Moderate carbonation. Syrupy body. Smooth. The alcohol hits on taste, followed by the sweet caramel and subtle citrus bitterness. Despite the big alcohol bite, it is a pleasantly drinkable beer.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    2009 edition, Kaiser pours a copper- orange body, not much head or lace. Mouthfeel was full and a little sticky sweet. Aroma and flavors of caramel malts, spices, and light touch of hop bitterness. Overall, despite being a little on the sweet side it was a decent enough beer, not my favorite style but o.k. none the less.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    I had high expectations for this since I enjoy the style so much. Pours a copper/red with almost no head or lacing. Aroma is overwhelmingly sweet and taste is the same. Seems to be overly malty and sweet--not very well balanced. A little disappointed and won't try this again.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.5 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    closer resembles a sweet dopplebock in the nose and flavor than a regular marzen/oktoberfest. i didn't quite know what to expect here. it was pretty good, and somewhat unique, but overall was a little too sweet to be a highly drinkable brew. pours a good looking copper orange with a thin white head. smells and tastes of sweet malt. mouthfeel is a little thick, and the alcohol is apparent, but not overpowering. Finish is nice. Overall, glad i tried it, but probably won't get another for the price for a long while. If you like sweet big beers this one's for you.

  • JPPW 118 reviews
    rated 3.6 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This has been one of my least favorite Avery brewing company beers. It was too sweet. It poured a hazey copperish orange color. Try some of the avery beers they are good.

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