Augustiner Bräu Maximator - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
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4.15/5 rDev +5.9%
Pours clear amber, one finger white head goes fast to sticky lacing.
Smell is not so strong, but packs some decent caramel, toasted malts, toffee and very faint raisin.
Dark fruit steals the show in the taste, with sweet raisin, dark cherries, dates and dry figs, covered with caramel and very light milky chocolate. Some citrus juice and peel too. Malts are rich and go hand in hand with the warm alcohol, creating a cognac/dark rum kind of taste. German hops in the finish produce a perfectly mild bitterness that wraps up the extra bit of sweetness that tends to linger.
Light-bodied (not watery), goes from big to medium carbonation, but i expected it to be smoother. So it's actually a very refreshing doppelbock, with absolutely no cloying sweetness.
German precision. Incredibly easy to drink for its style, spot-on taste.
04-02-2014 19:17:27 | More by dcmchew
3.94/5 rDev +0.5%
Body appears a nice honey-colored orange/red with a thick, foamy head. Malty, molasses-like aroma; apricots. Warm, bread-like flavor; rich sweetness; smooth hop bitterness. Heavy bodied; smooth and velvety on the tongue.
Another fine doppelbock from the Germany. Excellent malt profile with a deep flavor and rich mouthfeel.
03-28-2014 00:41:07 | More by beergoot
3.55/5 rDev -9.4%
A: Cloudy rose copper amber that lets light through, thin head, no visible carbonation.
S: A lot going on here, chocolate, honey, a flash of smoke, roasted malt, and dark fruit comes out later.
T: Sweet honey is the dominant flavor. Took a little bit for me to pinpoint it and really surprised me.
M: Very smooth and creamy, very light carbonation, similar mouthfeel to Celebrator.
O: Murky visual, complex scent, surprise of honey taste, and too smooth for my liking. Easy drinking.
02-19-2014 03:14:10 | More by BoulderBarrovecchio
United Kingdom (England)
2.23/5 rDev -43.1%
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.
02-03-2014 23:56:10 | More by soulgrowl
4.26/5 rDev +8.7%
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.
01-28-2014 15:09:19 | More by BlakeAJurgens
Augustiner Bräu Maximator from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
88 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.