Double Maxim | Maxim Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maxim Brewery
England, United Kingdom
maximbrewery.co.uk

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jazzyjeff13 on 02-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
8
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by EmperorBevis:
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3.72/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A good looking beer rich chocolate brown with big foamy tan head.

Big aromas of Malts, barley, hops, vinegar and toffee.

SFSG

The taste keeps this good run up staying away from overly sweet characteristics slight strains off stewed tea, slightly smokey with dried fruit and tobacco and finishing with a cheeky hop kick.

Just so let down with a very watery mouthfeel and far too fizzy.

Deeply flawed beer, tasty and far better than expected but far from perfect.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.97/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 500ml clear glass bottle with a BB of Feb 2012. Picked up from a B&M store in Leeds a while ago. The label mentions that this was first brewed in 1901 (presumably by the Vaux brewery) and increased in strength in 1938.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A coppery-amber colour with medium carbonation and chunky sediment (not entirely sure if this is yeast or some sort of residue). Forms a small head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a minute or so. Aroma of caramel malt with hints of roasted grain, vanilla and stewed hops.

Tastes of caramel malt with a dry finish. Notes of caramel/toffee, stewed hops, tea, hints of roasted grain and vanilla. A faint stale flavour in the background. Mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and a bit thin. Quite astringent. A harsh, dry bitter aftertaste.

OK, but nothing exceptional. I was hoping it would be better, but it's lacking in depth and a sweeter, fuller flavour. The body also seems too thin. No need to seek this one out.

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Photo of Pelicanrocks
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Johnq1964
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Viceroy
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of charlatan
3.11/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

At the latest Wetherspoons festival. Chestnut coloured beer with a medium head and not much of a nose (all I picked out was a hint of roasted malt). It doesn't have a particularly bold taste and certainly has less body than I'm used to for a brown ale but after a few sips the spicy hops start to become noticeable and the brew becomes rather more distinctive.

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Double Maxim from Maxim Brewery
3.3 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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