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RATINGS: 958   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10.01%
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2004 = 9.3% ABV
2005 = 8.9% ABV
2006 = 9.1% ABV
2007 = 9.3% ABV
2008 = 10.03% ABV
2011 = 10.01% ABV
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (954) - Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Batch 8 (August 2011). Pours rich, amber orange with fluffy yellow foam. Smells like maple, fall spices, bready, and some hoppiness. Tastes sweet with subtle bitterness backing it up and a hint of alcohol burn at the end. Full-bodied with a slick texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Avery The Kaiser finishes with some sweetness and burn.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rileyjk (7) - - SEP 6, 2012 does not count
black, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, soft carbonation, creamy,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PetesPalate (2) - USA - SEP 7, 2004 does not count
Running out of room in the beer fridge but will have to make room for a case of this one after having my first on Saturday. If you enjoy complex malty beers then this is must try. Hides the alcohol very well, extreamly smooth for such a young beer and will only get better which is very frightening. Next to the 2001 vintage of Reverend which Avery served up at their 11th Aniversery party last month this is the best beer I’ve had from Colorado (been to 20 of the brew pubs here). Cant wait for that Fall chill to roll in to try another. I have 60 or so different beers in the fridge now and while I was drinking this one I wasnt thinking about any of em, well except the ones I’m gonna have to pop a cap to make room for this classic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Pete’s Wicked was my entree into the world of beer and Pete’s Oktoberfest was the first marriage of my favorite season with a beer that reflected it in color and character. Since then I have always loved the arrival of the beautiful and wistful Oktoberfests just as the air started to cool and the leaves became brilliant. After drinking bigger and more complex beers I began to find the Oktoberfests to be thin and one maybe two dimensional. The Kaiser has redeemed the style for me in artfully intensifying without blowing out of proportion all the malty, sweet, spicy aspects of this seasonal brew. To acheive this complexity without becoming something altogether different is masterful. Thanks to Avery for bringing me back to an earlier stage of beer appreciation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2009
malty fruity notes on the nose. rich amber pour with huge off white head. sweet flavor with a malty finish on the palate. Little hints of yeast or something breadlike.a little thick on the mouthfeel....but overall delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 15, 2005
2005 vintage. In the bomber bottle. I knew this had to be good because they put aluminum foil over the top of the bottle, right? This is a MONSTER. It is a märzen in name only. Maybe if I took an entire barrel of Spaten Oktoberfest and vacuum evaporated it to 22 ounces while adding a brick of hop pellets, I might end up with this lager. Yes, the ethanol is strong and mean, but what you should really love about this beer is the complete palate. Beers just don’t get much thicker. You could hide strychnine in here with all this malt masking power. You don’t really drink this, you just tear off your sips using your incisors. I just can’t imagine the crazy people who can and do get this on tap. Life is good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 10, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2005 Deep orange/amber with a off white head. Aroma is huge malt and some roast. It is a powerfully tasty aroma. Nutty just pure aroma domination here. Body is malty and nutty 9% ABV not noticable. Has a milky texture. The hops come through ever so slightly at the end to let you know they are there, but nothing more. The octoberfest all should be judged by. Massive malt monster for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerstar (19) - Reston, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Bottle 2004- The last one I stashed away. This beer is no Oktoberfest. It is one to be savored many years down the road. When available, I will buy in abundance, from this point further. The beer is such a malt bomb, huge carmel. A light Samiclaus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2010
Perhaps my favorite American beer, and certainly my favorite American dictator. I say that with the caveat that I rarely like lagers and almost never enjoy American interpretations of German beers. What makes this one different? The alcohol warmth lifts the flavors of dark bread, brown butter, and honey, making them appear fresh from the oven. Heavenly.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintDoyle (7) - NORMAN, USA - AUG 10, 2013 does not count
2012 bottle, cellared for 9 months - My only complaint is the alcohol bite. I could stand for a bit more creaminess. Head retention was not great.

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