Max Gold | Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery

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Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery
Georgia, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-20-2003

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.95/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Served up a clear, yellow body with a smallish, white head.

Smell: Max Gold is sweetish and spicy on the nose, with hints from the light pale malts and spicy, floral hops utilized.

Taste: Sweet, lightly grainy malts impart a small hint of honey. Particularly spicy Noble hops with a medium-light (though perhaps not quite the purported 40 IBU's listed) bitterness. Drying finish with a light, lingering spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Lightly carbonated.

Drinkability: A self-described Bohemian Pilsner, it suffers from a case of undercarbonation. Instead of even reasonably crisp, it falls flat and flabby on the tongue.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
3.55/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance – Light orange in color with a bit of a head. This was poured on tap so there wasn’t a lot of room at the top, but it definitely had potential.

Smell – The light, floral hops were held up by some very sweet caramel malts.

Taste – One of the only good examples of American grain that I have been able to find. They were very sugary sweet and came with a light citrus hopping.

Mouthfeel – Extremely sugary smooth and pleasing to the pallet. However, this ale was thin, thin, thin.

Drinkability – This is a nice session ale that I’m sure goes down in large gulps in the summer.

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Photo of Sammy
2.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Light colour, no head to speak of. Crisp, clean, bitter particular in finish that was malted, maybe not enough. Some saaz hops present, so pilsner like substitute for the macros. Not bad. Glass had bleach in it so negative on smell. Rather thin body but serviceable.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this one at the source during a friend’s bachelor party! Tick all day, every day! Served from tap into a sampler shaker. Poured a pale golden yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, earth, and floral hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, earth, floral, and earth hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty average brew. Most aspects of this brew were pretty average for the style. However, the flavor did offer up a little bit more than the rest as the floral note going on was fairly nice. I really just wish that the rest of the brew followed suit and took this one up to another level.

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Photo of bubseymour
4/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Had on tap in Atlanta. Yellow and clear w minimal head.

S - some mild malt but noti much else.

T - Very well crafted pilsner with noble hops really forward. Crisp finiish

M - refreshing

O - this is not an adjunct but a well crafted and enjoyable German pilsner.

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Photo of aracauna
3.55/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale straw gold body but the head was nothing much. On the nose is crisp, clean hops that are appropriate to the style. The flavor is nice crisp straw malt, a little dry. The hops are just big enough to give it a crisp bite and nothing more. A little sour in the finish.

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Photo of warmstorage
1.43/5  rDev -54%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A uniformly boring, unremarkable beer, that is decent only for ths tyle I'd compare it to: boring, light, thin American lagers. They claim it to be a Bohemian Pilsner style.

Appearance is bright, fizzy yellow, and not confidence inducing.
Smell is almost non-existent, but hints at corn/rice adjunct. Mouthfeel is one of carbonation bordering on active fizziness.

My tasting notes, in their entirety, are: "boring but not bad. corn finish."

It finishes slightly sour and off, light so many light, boring, thin, cheap beers.

Summary: I wouldn't bother with this beer again, even as a session beer. Max Lager's has too many other beers that are well worth drinking to bother with this gateway junk.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An excerpt from the Max House beer menu:
"A bohemian Pilsner style lager, this classic beer style has a medium body and beautifully rich gold color. IBU 40. OG 12 Plato"

Bright golden in color, this lager is amply carbonated to fuel a fluffy and cottony white head that lasts the session and allows lacing to crawl up the glass. Crystal clear, this lager has a bright and stately appearance overall.

Quite floral, the nose of this lager delivers a soft flowery and honey-like aroma. Mild breads, slight yeastiness, and an earthy, grassy note accompanies a mild apple ester-sulfur mix. A very mild and pleasant scent.

Balanced flavors of cracker-like breadiness, honeysuckle and spicy hops carry the taste profile from start to finish. Softer and breadier early and finishing with a balance that tilts slightly to the earthy bitterness. Mild mineral notes with apple esters and light sulfur notes aid the balance while contribuing a subtle layer of variety to the otherwise simple and clean beer. More hop flavored and bitterness gives this beer a decidedly authentic German Lager flavor.

Medium bodied, the early creaminess waivers just a bit to allow the hop bite and crisp attenuation to create a sensation of alcohol dryness, refreshment, and drinkability. Only a slight linger of hop bitterness lasts past the finish.

An overall simple German-style Lager that takes a mellower demeanor with intensity of flavor and body, making this beer a great thrist quencher and a complement to many American Grill entrees.

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Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.55/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clear golden amber, looks better than the typical American lager. Aroma is pleasant, both hoppy and malty. Flavor is mainly hoppy and has some malt component and a hint of bitterness. This is a lively lager, pleasant to drink, a good companion with lunch.

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Max Gold from Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.11 out of 5 with 11 ratings