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Augustiner Bräu Maximator - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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BA SCORE
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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TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black color with a thick tan head and some good lacing. Smells of dark fruits, sugar, malts, and some hidden hops. Tastes of sweet malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, and maybe some prune. Mouthfeel is very thick and very nice. Easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 14:58:08 | More by TheKingofWichita
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Azpittil57

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

06-15-2013 23:24:41 | More by Azpittil57
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.21/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Minimal yellow hued head on the pour. Mahoghony brown color with mild carbonation. Biscuity malt and raisins on the nose. Thick mouthfeel with an assault of malt and somewhat of a copper tasting aftertaste quickly fading into an alcohol tinged aftertaste. MALT!

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 22:48:24 | More by Franziskaner
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Avagadro

New Jersey

4.8/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: red in color, with maybe a touch of brown, maximator is crystal clear, and full of lacing. I would have liked a bit more in the head though.

S: bouquet is quite malty, with munich leading the way. Raisins and molasses are quite enjoyable.

T: semi-sweet with strong notes of raisins, molasses, and caramel, along with a touch of noble hops at the end. Maximator is well made, and it shows.

M: full body with a moderate level of carbonation.

D: overall, a very enjoyable doppelbock. Maximator delivers great dichotomy with this brew, giving both refreshing and rich their share of the limelight. Definitely worth picking up, don't be afraid of the bland packaging.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2010 20:46:15 | More by Avagadro
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KI9A

Illinois

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

A: Dark molasses, poofy tan head, almost syrupy.

S: It's all there. Bread, big malts, booze.

T: Again, everything I look for from my favorite style. Dark fruits, malt, sweetness, bread. Cinnamon, molasses.

M/D: Heavy, as expected. A bit of a metallic taste hung around, as expected from this style. Not a hot summer days beer, but, certainally a nice one to finish the night off with. This came close to a 5 on taste. Ranks up there with Celebrator ( my favortite of all beers!), but, not quite there.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2008 21:32:02 | More by KI9A
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Duvel

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-09-2013 16:25:07 | More by Duvel
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I2uss

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

11-18-2011 20:19:04 | More by I2uss
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DesMoinesMike

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

05-15-2014 18:32:03 | More by DesMoinesMike
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SykDoc

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. It pours a deep ruby red with no sediment. A thick 1.5 inch tan head from and slowly recedes to a nice lacing.

The smell is quite good with healthy notes of dark from and caramel from the malts. A mild bread/yeast component is also present and chocolate hides out in the background.

The taste was a little underwhelming, as I remember it having a better taste in the past. Again, dark fruit and caramel malts with the hops hiding behind. There was also a metallic taste and a secondary bitter/spicy component at the finish. Alcohol is noticeable but not too much.

The mouthfeel was back up again. I like the lingering spicy/bitter feeling. The carbonation was right for the thickness. This is nominally full bodied and starts out crisp and finishes quite smooth and clean.

Overall, I think this is a very drinkable beer. I do wish the malts had presented a bit more intensely on the taste but overall, a very good dopplebock. I do keep my eyes open for it, cause it is quite good.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2009 23:50:50 | More by SykDoc
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kyle86

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-29-2013 22:08:13 | More by kyle86
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sacfly

Maryland

3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz, no date (other than the “since 1328” that is…)
pours a dark but clear red/brown with a thick head of creamy tan bubbles. Aroma is of sweet dark fruits, plumbs with just a hint of some earthy hops. Taste is a bit syrupy, but not off putting. A bit of bread as well. About what I would expect from a doppelbock, except maybe a bit thin. In the aftertaste… at first I thought it was the hops making a comeback, but the more I drink it seems more of an astringency from the grains. Not terrible, but not great either. So-so. Better doppelbocks have been made since 1328…

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2007 14:48:19 | More by sacfly
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jaluria

Connecticut

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

Poured a lovely ruby-black with red hues at the bottom of my goblet. A soft, cream colored head developed and stayed for just a few moments. Little carbonation was detected. Aromas of mocha, alcohol, salt, cream, and dried fruit. The taste was dominated by malt, but there were plenty of fruity flavors. A subtle cream flavor was detectable in the finish adding an additional layer of smoothness. Easy to drink, easy to enjoy. This was a flavorful and exciting doppelbock; very satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2006 12:57:44 | More by jaluria
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morrowd3

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-07-2013 01:33:48 | More by morrowd3
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obywan59

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

#4 from my mixed Christmas 6-pack. Poured into my 1/2 pint Whitbread mug. My first Doppelbock.

A slight gusher, it pours a clear, deep reddish amber, perhaps a 1 finger head that was gone without a trace before I realized it. Zero lacing. It looks like a glass of good rum.

Incredible malty aroma like wildflower honey. A bit of dark fruit and some bready notes as well.

Predominately honey again, very sweet with a substantial taste of alcohol that, in that regard, once more resembles a good rum.

Rather thick-bodied and syrupy, it coats the mouth well. Not much in the way of carbonation, but plenty of tingle and warmth from the alcohol.

Pretty good drinkability for a thick-bodied sweet brew. I could have handled another or perhaps two, though the 7.5% is noticable to me after one glass.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2011 04:05:10 | More by obywan59
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DaveBlack

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

03-11-2013 20:48:43 | More by DaveBlack
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djcira

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

02-19-2012 22:00:33 | More by djcira
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nasty15108

New York

4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Poured a deep dark brown color. The pour produced a head to thick tan foam that quickly subsides into a thin film.

S - Aroma of dark ripe fruit, nuts and chocolate. A great rasinette smell.

T - More of the same. Liquid Rasinettes.

MF&D - Smooth, creamy and extremely drinkable for a 7.5% ABV. If you are a Doppelbock fan (and I am), you have to check this one out, its one of the best out there.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2009 23:57:17 | More by nasty15108
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Neorebel

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer's appearance is dark russet with a bubbly head, which soon recedes to a half inch, and then to less than that, with little retention. The nose consists of grains, caramel, cherry, and sugar. When imbibed, the initial taste is that of a hearty bread for just a second, followed by sweet taffy and tart cherry. For a moderate ABV, it doesn't seem like it - the beer is pretty balanced with a medium mouthfeel. Seems just right for the level of strong flavor. It gets smoother as the temperature goes up. Not the best doppelbock but still very good. As for Augustiner-Brau though, I think I'll stick to the Pils.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 23:11:37 | More by Neorebel
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Kerne

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-01-2014 00:19:09 | More by Kerne
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.6%

05-05-2013 04:09:30 | More by mquinn919
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berkshire413

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-01-2014 00:27:36 | More by berkshire413
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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

06-04-2014 22:53:41 | More by Yellolab2010
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

04-19-2014 20:28:42 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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wakajawaka76

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

05-30-2012 15:35:17 | More by wakajawaka76
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Givemebeer

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

04-16-2013 15:50:00 | More by Givemebeer
Augustiner Bräu Maximator from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
88 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.