“Give me a woman who loves beer and I’ll conquer the world.” ~ Kaiser Wilhelm II
Kaiser Wilhelm II was a bit of an intense lad. His thirst for conquest was only rivaled by a thirst for beer, making him a prime candidate for a border-broaching behemoth of a tribute beer.
Avery Brewing would’ve made Wilhelm proud with The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest because it brings the malty German lager style into new territory.
Not content to keep the Oktoberfest within its traditional boundaries of around 5% ABV, The Kaiser smashes through with an unrivaled 9.5% ABV. Though it unapologetically flaunts the traditional toffee-like sweetness of Oktoberfest Vienna and Munich Malts, The Kaiser’s high quality yeast and hops add a depth and refinement never seen before in an Oktoberfest lager.
The Kaiser fills the glass with the ideal coppery glow of a Marzen. Flowing from the brim are caramel proclamations accompanied by the fruity notes of German lager yeast and spicy grain. Sipping reveals honey-like sweetness, cut by big alcohol and slight toastiness of the malt. Noble Tettnang and Hersbrucker Hops add a delightful edge with slight herbal and floral notes. The Kaiser finishes with a startlingly light body and crisp tang to the finish that make it as drinkable as a classic fest lager.
Though it is ranked as one of the best Oktoberfests on Beer Advocate and Rate Beer, The Kaiser stands out from the rest with its imperial levels of flavor. It makes a proud addition to Avery’s illustrious Dictator Series which includes the world famous Maharaja and the Czar.
The Imperial Oktoberfest style is so unheard of, it may confound neophytes. But The Kaiser’s amped up hallmarks of a top tier Oktoberfest will win over the majority. As a refreshing take on a Teutonic classic, The Kaiser is a world class beer with no historical equal. Just a few sips, and you’ll be ready to conquer the world... or at least half of Europe.