Review - Avery Brewing Company's The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest
"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." -- Avery Brewing Company
To get ready to drink this beer, we imagined ourselves in a barbershop quartet from Skokie Illinois. For those of you that don't know, that's a nod to the fine film 'The Usual Suspects', in which Kevin Spacey plays the villain Kaiser Sose. The Kaiser pours a beautiful caramel color with a fizzy, light-brown head thats full of fizz. The head faded quickly, as does the lacing as we rotate our glasses. Aroma is full of an excellent maltiness that harkens us back to Saturday mornings eating thick French toast slathered in maple syrup. Initial taste is loaded up with sweetness that continues right through to the finish, introducing an alcohol heat. Light to medium bodied, it has a creamy texture with an astringent tinge.
Reviewed on May 15th, 2007.