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Augustiner Bräu Maximator - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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88
very good

466 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 466
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 25
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2002)
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UnionMade

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep umber brown, topped with a thin mist of head.
Aroma is richly roasty, with a bit of fig and date. No hops, save a light undeterminted herbal aroma. Very strong, with a touch of chocolate and molasses.
Flavor is powerfully malty, with a strong roastiness. A bit of sweet chocolate and molasses, with hints of dates, fig, and green raisin. No apparent alcohol. Viscous, heavy mouthfeel, with mild carbonation. Very smooth drinking for it's strength. Flavors are powerful, yet smooth, round edged, and subtle. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2003 22:52:24 | More by UnionMade
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clvand0

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark brown color with a small creamy head and no lacing on the glass. The aroma is very malty with a coffee/chocolate hint to it. The flavor was very smooth. Very little carbonation and very rich mouthfeel. There is also a hint of fruityness in the flavor that is very nice. I really enjoyed this beer and will do so again.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2003 02:33:20 | More by clvand0
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IrishRedRock

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked this beer out due to the busy label, and the fact that I hadn't seen it anywhere before. I didn't even know if it was a dark lager or a doppel, but I went with it. Frankly, its a very tasty doppel.

Pours amber brown. Head is there during the pour, but is eliminated immediately. Very bubbly brew in the glass. Strong tantalizing aroma of powerful sugary malt and dark fruit, particularly plums. Mouthfeel is a little thin...I expected a chewier, breadier doppel. Could use a thicker body. Taste is wonderful and complex enough. Highly malty and balanced well with a caramel sweetness. Only a slight hint of alcohol. Not the best, but certainly a winner.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2003 18:29:00 | More by IrishRedRock
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Sixpack595

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nice Doppel, but falls short of the greats like Celebrator. Big malts provide a caramel flavor without too much sweetness, a bit bready with a balanced bitterness. Very well hidden alcohol, I have no idea how much heat this beer is packing but in the interest of science I will keep trying till I figure it out.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2003 19:44:34 | More by Sixpack595
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hotstuff

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This Dopplebock poured a medium tan head that dissolved quickly and it contained fine-medium bubbles. There was no lacing on the sides of my glass. The body was dark brown. It had a sweet aroma to it. The taste was very smoooth and this was a Dopplebock that I enjoyed drinking. Dopplebock are sooooo good!!

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2003 05:32:49 | More by hotstuff
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oberon

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thi poured a deep velvety brownish/red color with almost no head to speak of,the smell was very chocolaty and coffee-like.The taste was not as sweet as some others of the style but still retaines alot of the traits of a good doppel,I was really impressed with that.Honestly had never heard of if this before I bought it today.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2003 21:10:36 | More by oberon
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TheDM

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This brew poured a medium head of finely sized light brown bubbles and asemi-opaque dark brown body. It has a very nice medium strength malt aroma with a very good malt Doppelbock flavor. It is very smooth from start to finish, slightly sweet and leaves a slight tingling sensation in the aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2003 15:48:21 | More by TheDM
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stoutman

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found Maximator to have a profile similar to Salvator, but the rye flavors were richer and the liquorice sweetness was much more noticeable. Much flatter as well. Very sweet and delicious. Well crafted. Lots of alcoholic kick to it. True to its style.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2003 16:44:10 | More by stoutman
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bierman2000

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

So smooth and chocolatey from vom Fass at the brewery/restaurant itself. Alcohol has to be about 8% ABV. Drank a Liter slowly as the alcohol hits you at the end very drinkable and dangerous. The atmophers is one of the ohte wonders of drinking this beer in the heart of the industrial area, save the piece of grass that the restaurants sits on.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2003 14:35:37 | More by bierman2000
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DarthMalt

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There are no bad doppels, I am convinced. There are good ones, and there are exceptional ones. This one is good...but not exceptional.

At $10+ a crack for a pack for this stuff, Spaten Optimator might be the way to go most days (not to mention its widespread availability). But, if you get a margin call from your tastebuds, then, by all means, buy this one.

Oh, yeah! I dare ya' to get a one-inch head on this sucker!

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2002 18:10:09 | More by DarthMalt
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John

New York

4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Exceptional color and appearance...rich, dark brown with some russet hues around the edges. Creamy tan head is produced with a vigorous pour. Hearty raisin bread aroma. The flavors skillfully blend substantial roasted malt, subdued dark fruit; plum, grape, raisin and the perfect hint of alcohol to finish it off. I thoroughly enjoyed this doppel. One of the best.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2002 08:17:37 | More by John
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz slender brown Euro style bottle with gold foil on the top, no freshness date.

Appearance: Foamy light tan head subsides to a thin bubbly lace, deep mahogany colour throws a brightness from its clarity.

Smell: Fine sweet caramelization of malt sugars that the yeast could not ferment out is quite predominant in the aroma. Hint of alcohol and dark fruit in the nose also.

Taste: Thick and creamy with a slick mouth feel, medium carbonation taste like it is struggling a little to move around in the beer. Sizeable maltiness with a sweetness that does not go overboard, maltiness brings more to the table than sweetness also. Over caramelized sugars, toasted bread, and a mildly grassy grain in the finish. Hops are mild and double up with the alcohol to keep the sweetness in check.

Notes: On par for the style, a bit placid in the flavour though. Decent drinking through and through yet the head lacks a little. Not sure if I would drop $10 a six pack again for this.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2002 19:41:35 | More by Jason
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mmmm...nice doppel! Alewife was drinking a Sammy Doppel...had a taste of this and didn't want to return it. Hey!! Nice dark brown/ruby colored bier, (great color!!) with a small thin head, minimal lace. Big malty, sweet nose; rich...quite appealing! Superb body and smoothness....easy going down! Big malt backbone, sweetness...some dark fruit, caramel-toffee, and a little hop note at the finish. Mmmm... Real nice....not quite a Salvi, Sammy or Celebrator, but real good!

overall: 4.5
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4.5

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Serving type: bottle

05-25-2002 16:55:20 | More by Bierman9
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Wildman

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a copper color and formed an off white head that left trace lace as it subsided. An aroma of malt, hops and some candy elements. A flavor of malt, hops and caramel. I found it to be fairly creamy and easy to drink. It wasn't bitter as some darker beers often are, and I found it to be one of the few dark beers outside of the British Isles that impressed me. May not be in the top tier, but definately worth checking out as one of the German beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2002 16:18:50 | More by Wildman
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Andy

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful deep ruby color. Big, inviting German malt aroma. Slightly creamy, very clean and smooth drinking. slight hop bite rounds out the strong but not overpowering malt base. Almost lacks any alcohol base. Complex malt profile, various levels of sweetness. Almost like vanilla. Delicious start to finish

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2002 20:25:24 | More by Andy
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WilliamPhilaPa

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very nice dark brown w/ a copper hue. Pours a very small creamy head. Very little carbonation (which was nice.) The aroma is that of prunes mixed with caramel and dough, the same can be tasted on the palate. This brew was so easy to drink and was so enjoyable! An excellent Doppelbock!

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2002 12:56:01 | More by WilliamPhilaPa
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Augustiner Bräu Maximator from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
88 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.