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Day #272 – Avery The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest

September 30, 2011

Something special is up for today.

Avery The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest

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Avery came out with this gem a few years back, and it was advertised as an Imperial Oktoberfest. A few different breweries have played around with the idea of making an amped up version of the Oktoberfest style, but as the original style rarely has over 6% in alcohol, these “Imperial” versions of 9 and 10% couldn’t be true Oktoberfests. That’s why I have double labeled the style on this one; as an Oktoberfest as well as the more accurate distinction, Dunkler Bock. This beer has 10% ABClearIngs beer pours a clear orange color with a slight white head. Also has a bit of darker reddish hues to it as well.

Aroma is sweet malts with some berry type fruit. Bit of roastyness with a heavier malty backbone. Can’t really smell the alcohol but you get an impression of it’s intensity.

Flavor is sweet. Candy-like sweetness with a berry flavor and malts. No bitterness can be detected. Not bad; very different for a marzen. I definitely recommend you try this, if only to see a new twist on an old style.

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Cheers!

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