Amsterdam Maximator
Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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From:
Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
 
Netherlands
Style:
Doppelbock
Ranked #133
ABV:
11.6%
Score:
55
Ranked #28,640
Avg:
1.95 | pDev: 33.85%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
46
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 01, 2023
Added:
May 23, 2004
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  8
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Rated by ivanbrew

1.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
Way to sweet and taste like a European old English from a plastic bottle horrible!
May 01, 2023
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

1.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5
June 2007: 500 ml can, supplied by my friend Olav. Brewed by "Dutch Export Breweries". ABV was 11.6%. Golden colour, moderate head. Weak aroma, a hint of white wine and honey. Very sweet and alcoholic flavour. Pretty bad.
Aug 29, 2022
 
Rated: 1.6 by McWooze from France

Nov 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by paulish from New York

Aug 03, 2016
 
Rated: 1.75 by chrisroarshack from Alaska

Apr 06, 2016
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Reviewed by Ant777uk from England

1.43/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25
Managed to get to the review box without seeing previous ones...yesss..! It's difficult.

Left out the fridge for 30 minutes before drinking.

Initial impressions, I do not like the green can much. For me green is not beer. It's the devil or maybe wheatgrass juice or broccoli.

For a strong beer at 11.6%, it is very light. Basically like a lager, with a bit more colour. Head goes down fast.

Aroma has no fruitiness, nothing complex...just fizziness and a hint of sawdust.

Not looking forward much to the taste...

Taste is intense, spirit like. Much better than a lager like Carlsberg or Heineken, as at least there is taste. Though the taste is alcohol, almost vodka, and not a complex brewed taste with lots of flavour, This is obviously made for the alcohol, not the taste. The perfect beer for someone who hates their life, wants to get drunk, forget things, and who wants to save money as much as possible.

Would I drink if I was homeless..? For sure. There is fuck all else to do and I probably do not want to break another tooth opening a bottle of Chimnay Bleu.

The taste has elements of honey, lots of sweetness (surprising for such a strong beer).

It's my opinion that the ingredients are false. They have basically mixed beer with pure alcohol and sugar. Therefore alcohol should be on the ingredients. Perhaps they do not have to add this as a seperate one...haha clever.

This has not been brewed, it has been mixed.

Still, it's better than a mass produced lager. Though, really it is the same, just mixed with alcohol. So it gets a pretty low rating from me...
Apr 03, 2016
 
Rated: 2.16 by M-Jez84 from Minnesota

Mar 26, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

2.51/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
My, that’s some alcohol burn you got there....very malty lager with lots of heat. Looks good though, with nice thick creamy head. But then again you’re not drinking this for taste, you want a buzz...and you’ll get it.
Jan 08, 2016
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Reviewed by Melvintrude from England

1.42/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1
Truly horrible. Bought as a curiosity from a French supermarket shelf.

"Trampagne" at it's most cynical maximum alcoholic units per buck formula

Curiously syrupy when overchilled (freezer incident)

Avoid
Dec 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3.27 by Bustersuess from New York

Oct 07, 2015
 
Rated: 1 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

Oct 06, 2015
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Rated by Catalin90 from Romania

2.87/5  rDev +47.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Tastes very sweet. You can feel the alcohol.
Mar 15, 2015
 
Rated: 2.05 by AmitC from New York

Feb 17, 2015
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Reviewed by Lukass from Ohio

2.95/5  rDev +51.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
This one should just fall into the malt liquor category. Picked this up from a small store in Paris for a good, cheap buzz before heading out. It's got a very strong malty, bready flavor, and a lit of heat from the alcohol as it warmed. Not gonna lie, I was expecting a lot worse after seeing the score on ba, but hey, I didn't mind it. Tastes much better out of a can.. Not worthy of a bock glass.
Dec 30, 2014
 
Rated: 1 by Farnswurth from Illinois

Dec 06, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by Monochrome from France

Jul 30, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by rojavaga from Bulgaria

Jul 12, 2014
 
Rated: 2.25 by endless1408 from England

Jun 01, 2014
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Reviewed by BlackHaddock from England

2.06/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Another can brought back from the South of France in Sep 13: this 500ml monster was cracked open on 2 Dec 13, well before it's expiry date.

Poured (twice) into a La Chouffe tulip at home.

Bright, light golden/amber with a deep head on each pour, the heads tried to hang around for a while too.

A hangover in a single can: smells grainy, tinny and alcoholic, tastes grainy, tinny and alcoholic, palate wise I thought it, grainy, tinny and alcoholic, overall it was grainy, tinny and alcoholic.

It actually got a little better as it warmed and my second glass was almost pleasant,well almost.
Dec 04, 2013
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Reviewed by Jeffo from Netherlands

1.45/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
Got this one in Normandy at a grocery store. This one is Max Intense! Described as a "beer rich in ingredients" with a "long brewing process."

From a 50cl can into a pint glass

APPEARANCE: Pours a three finger, loose looking, white head with decent retention. Really loose and chunky looking. Perfectly clear amber orange with medium carbonation. Force carbonated. Fades to a chunky wisp and leaves foamy, chunky wisp on the sides of the glass. Splotchy wisp leaves some foamy lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Bread and grainy malts, corn, and some alcohol.

TASTE: Rough going. Boozy and sweet grain up front, with sweet bread and corn into the finish. A bolder finish is boozy with alcohol, corn and sweet grainy malts. Not pleasant in the least. Harsh.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation. A little light, goes down airy and bubbly with a harsh burn at swallow and finishes slightly sweet on palate. Some alcohol lingers.

OVERALL: Not a doppelbock at all. This is simply a strong Euro pale lager, and a really strong one at that. I guess it's better than malt liquor, but the only reason one would even consider drinking this would be to get mashed on the cheap. I can't believe a brewer would taste this and go, "yes, this is exactly what I wanted..."
Sep 16, 2013
Amsterdam Maximator from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
Beer rating: 55 out of 100 with 46 ratings