Name – The Kaiser
Country – United States
Type – Marzen
Appearance – Pours a clear ruby red color with a big white head that was gone pretty quick.
Smell – I have to say I didn’t pick up a whole lot on the nose. Some subtle malts and a slight pick up of the alcohol.
Taste – This was quite boozy. Not that alcohol type burn but you can definitely taste the alcohol in every sip. It matched up very oddly with the sweet caramel malts that seemed like they wanted to come out but just were over powered.
I was not expecting the typical marzen based on it saying Imperial on the bottle and being a whopping 9.3% ABV. I guess I just wasn’t expecting the alcohol taste to be so obvious. The right flavor was in there but just way too subtle. I was worth the try but I think I will just stick to lower ABV session Oktoberfest beers when I want one.
Overall Grade – D