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Augustiner Bräu Maximator - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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BA SCORE
88
very good

496 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 30
Gots: 32 | 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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Photo of bgkeeley
4.55/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a red amber with a very slight head. The nose is caramel alcohol, toffee and fresh bread. In the mouth the sweet notes of malts and sugars are balanced by the hops and alcohol. This is a very pleasant to drink beer, although if you are looking for a hops hops and more hops I suspect you should look elsewhere.

-I have noticed that many reviews seem like they are tasting different beers. The bottles are not dated and I have found this beer to taste very differently depending on how old it is. I have had this beer off the tap in Munich so I have some vague idea of how it is fresh. As the beer ages some of the sweet and bready notes vanish and the hops become more and more prominent. This means that what at once a fairly rich beer full bodied beer becomes a drier thinner and inferior version of itself.

bgkeeley, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of yelterdow
4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found in the cold case at Andy's Corner in Bogota the night of the big doppelbock night featuring Celebrator on tap. This beer was suggested by someone more "in the know" than myself about the style.

Served at just over fridge temperature in a doppelbock glass. No freshness code that I could find.

Appearance- First of all, a very cool thing... after popping the bottlecap, a subtle, yet constant carbonation inside the bottle elevates a little nub of foam out the top. It's neat, I've never seen that before.

Anyway, the beer *glugs* a raisiny reddish brown, with a nice three finger light tan head that pops and fizzles its way down to a thick mat. Just a tiny amount of lacing drifts behind, this looks like a good solid doppel.

Smell- Mmmmm.... the aromas of chocolate ice cream, figs, dates, maybe a little coffee, and a great big wallop of malts jump out of the class with finesse. Slick and sweet on the nose, this is one of the greatest smelling beers I've ever sampled. A nutty character, like Frangelica soaked cake, is certainly evident. Wonderfully big, complex, and remarkable.

Taste- I am taken by surprise that the notes of dark fruit and alcohol are so far upfront with this beer... An old ale character is joining the beautiful display of rich, malt tones and ending, mellow hop bitterness. The flavor profile overall, in terms of character and depth, is extraordinary. This is a *must-try* doppelbock.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Light as could be... but nicely done. There is still a slickness to the mouthfeel which elevates it above your typical lager or bockbier... almost like there is a fine presence of sediment throughout the tasting. I love it though, and it feels right for the beer. I am seriously sipping and enjoying the rest of this bottle completely, as I have never seen this before and maybe won't again in the near future.

High, high praise for this wonderfully satisfying doppelbock.

yelterdow, May 04, 2006
Photo of JohneHoodlum
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

JohneHoodlum, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of random846
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

random846, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of Naugled
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Naugled, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of kgmm77
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

kgmm77, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

davidwhatshisnam, May 03, 2014
Photo of mk66
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

mk66, May 20, 2012
Photo of PJHOY
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

PJHOY, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of abcdefghijkyle
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

abcdefghijkyle, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of ChicagoNick
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

ChicagoNick, Saturday at 01:24 AM
Photo of Andy
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

Andy, May 16, 2002
Photo of I_BYE_MI_BEER
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of CrusherMKT
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

CrusherMKT, May 11, 2014
Photo of DmanGTR
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

DmanGTR, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of tweenDhedges
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

tweenDhedges, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of Saurabhprabhu
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Saurabhprabhu, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Bierman9
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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Bierman9, May 25, 2002
Photo of sDon
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

sDon, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of PorterLambic
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours chestnut brown with a small tan head. Cloudy with a little light penetration.
Smell is rich, heavily malty with a whiskey-soaked fruitcake presence that is exceedingly intoxicating. Pun intended.
Taste is a carbon copy of the smell with a faint woody note and a touch of vanilla. Molto bene.
Rich, full-bodied, light effervescence. Smooth like liquid velvet. Phenomenal, IMO.

PorterLambic, May 17, 2012
Photo of billybob
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a meduim brown with a one finger beige head that fades quickly with some spotty lace. nice fruity, floral aromas in the nose. sweet taste of brown sugar and caramel with lots of toasted malt with other subtle flavors, smooth and well balanced. mouthfeel light and carbonation is a little light also. greast taste. very enjoyable.

billybob, Feb 18, 2008
Photo of clabaugh
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with some ruby interspersed. Abundant head with a sandy color bubbling to the rim of glass. Retains admirably, with fair lacing.

Smell: Chocolately malts and juicy, vine-ripened fruit. Subtly earthy, and very natural. Perhaps some butter in the nose as well.

Taste: Milk chocolate and, yes, the hops emerge! Acutely bitter in a floral character. Sweet and warming, almost of honey. Wait, very much honey. Pastry-like malts make for a truly decadent taste. Dessert-like really in its flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: Exquisitely creamy with a touch of carbonation. Leaves a nice, slick coating on the mouth. Almost chewy, lives up to the designation "liquid bread."

Drinkability: The flavor is exquisite, but the alcohol is surely palpable. Mildly filling, but a great experience. Fine beer.

clabaugh, May 12, 2006
Photo of LarryKemp
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a very clear deep ruby redish brown with an off white head that did not linger long. When the liquid is swirled, the beer clings to the glass like the oil in the winter time.

A great complex aroma comes from this beer. I can really smell the prunes. Also some cararmel. No hops or off notes.

Very rich malt taste. Very, very sweet from start to finish. Almost too sweet. Prunes again are BIG in the taste. One is quite nice after dinner. I don't think I could drink more than that and enjoy the rest. Almost reminds me of some Belgians I have had.

Medium full body. Very smooth. Not oily, just very nice. Alcohol tingles my gums.

Exceptional beer. I bought it expecting their light lager. What a very pleasant surprise.. I will go get more tomorrow.

LarryKemp, Feb 13, 2005
Photo of russpowell
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours brown/chestnut with 3 fingers of rocky tan head. Minimal head & lacing, some viscosity to this

S: Brown bread, nice spiciness, at touch of smokeynesss & cinnamon

T: Brown bread, brown sugar, slight peppery notes & toffee up front. Some boozeyness, slight metallic & herbal hops as this warms, along with ginger & brown bread as this warms. Finishes with brown bread, spiceyness, & dryness. Almost pulled a 5.0

MF: Medium bodied, chewy with low carbonation. More malt depth please

Drinks great, don't' remember coming across this in Germany, Super solid dopplebock!

russpowell, Aug 24, 2008
Photo of nrpellegrini
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep brown color with a nice tan head that stuck around. Smelled of cinnamon spices and malts. Tasted sweet and caramel malts. A smooth spice going on in there and maybe some bread texture. This beer was incredibly smooth, almost like a cola at times, with the close to creamy mouthfeel. I wanted more, it went down easy.

nrpellegrini, Oct 11, 2008
Augustiner Bräu Maximator from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
88 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.