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Augustiner Bräu Maximator - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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Augustiner Bräu MaximatorAugustiner Bräu Maximator

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BA SCORE
88
very good

464 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 464
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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soulgrowl

United Kingdom (England)

2.23/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Maple syrupy brown with big bubbles and almost no head. Looks a bit lifeless. Smells mostly of Drambuie: honey, caramelized sugar, malt syrup, rummy booze and a touch of indistinct herbs and spices. Tastes pretty much as it smells, but with a weird, earthy sherry-like quality and a hint of something like licorice or black cardamom that reminds me of a Chinese apothecary. All of this might be nice in a beer with more body and depth, but this feels shallow, emaciated, and weirdly sour. Not like lambic sour, more like raw bread dough sour. Not a good example of this style, and in general a total disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 23:56:10 | More by soulgrowl
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Farewell_Transmission

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

02-01-2014 21:34:37 | More by Farewell_Transmission
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BlakeAJurgens

Germany

4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Beautiful Burnt Sienna color with a hint of an almost reddish or amber hue. Head was decent (around two fingers); neither overextended nor minimal, and diminished quickly after the initial pour. not a lot of carbonation bubbles.

Smell: Very full scent; the only flaw may be the overpowering scent of the caramel which at times obscures the molasses and eventual raisin undertones. That being said, the aroma is still quite good and superior to many doppelbocks.

Taste: impressive taste full of complexity; well accompanied by the smell. The caramel blends very well into other flavors (slight fruit, maybe a little bit of chocolate). The malt taste grows strongest at the end, while remaining more subtle during the initial sip and middle. The beginning sip also has a hint of raisin and perhaps a hint of orange. great from first sip to bottom of the glass. The slight hint of alchohol which many doppelbocks possess is overshadowed by the many flavors (my wife, who deeply disdains starkbiers actually enjoyed her sip)

Mouthfeel: neither bad nor extravagant. Surprisingly a little weak, as a little more substance would make this beer quite exceptional. While it has no negative overtones, it certainly leaves a little to be desired. Slightly carbonated at the open but quickly desolves. Definitely the weakest aspect of this beer.

Overall: a strong 4. A very well-crafted beer which definitely masks the 7.5 alcohol percentage.its fruit and caramel flavor, deep aroma, and smooth finish make this a very good beer. Definitely a re-drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 15:09:19 | More by BlakeAJurgens
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MarcMendoza

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-28-2014 14:07:32 | More by MarcMendoza
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SoonerNY

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-28-2014 05:40:58 | More by SoonerNY
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-25-2014 19:35:16 | More by Evil_Pidde
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nitter

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-19-2014 03:08:29 | More by nitter
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-14-2014 16:02:23 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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nodder

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

12-28-2013 00:44:11 | More by nodder
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JohnnyForeign

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-25-2013 04:50:51 | More by JohnnyForeign
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CincySpectre

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

12-20-2013 04:07:30 | More by CincySpectre
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-19-2013 06:25:10 | More by warpedrevolution
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-14-2013 01:46:18 | More by djrn2
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humulusphile

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-12-2013 06:09:01 | More by humulusphile
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

11-29-2013 18:42:41 | More by BillRoth
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MichPaul

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

11-23-2013 19:48:59 | More by MichPaul
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milldaddy

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

11-11-2013 19:51:40 | More by milldaddy
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guttervan

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

11-08-2013 23:44:02 | More by guttervan
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

11-04-2013 20:11:11 | More by deapokid
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-25-2013 00:15:31 | More by hoppymcgee
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od_sf

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

10-23-2013 02:41:26 | More by od_sf
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ohyayitstrey

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +2%

10-17-2013 13:21:58 | More by ohyayitstrey
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle with gold foil. Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 10/13/2013.

As soon as I popped the cap, this beer started gushing. Not a good start. Pours a very dark yet clear amber body, not quite brown or black. As it was a gusher, it poured with a massive tan head that dissipated quickly into nothing, not even a collar. Just some small bubbles coming up.

Smells full of caramel and toffee, a little bit of alcohol heat and hints of honey. I don't get much in way of noble hops.

Tastes so caramelly sweet with a hint of honey, its solid. A little bit of noble hops on the back end. Not very complex but a very straightforward beer.

Medium bodied, smooth and fairly well carbonated. Leaves a fairly dry finish. Nothing special, a little bit of heat on the backend.

This beer is definitely not what it should be. I don't remember ever having it at Augustiner Bräustuben, but this is not up to Augstinerbräu's standards.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 03:24:59 | More by Stevedore
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KenGoesBeer

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

10-13-2013 00:19:40 | More by KenGoesBeer
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morrowd3

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-07-2013 01:33:48 | More by morrowd3
Augustiner Bräu Maximator from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
88 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.