Amsterdam Maximator | Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Boto on 05-23-2004

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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of paulish
3/5  rDev +53.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chrisroarshack
1.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Ant777uk
1.43/5  rDev -27%
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...

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Photo of M-Jez84
2.16/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of stevoj
2.51/5  rDev +28.1%
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.

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Photo of Melvintrude
1.42/5  rDev -27.6%
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)


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Photo of Bustersuess
3.27/5  rDev +66.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Howlader
1/5  rDev -49%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Catalin90
2.87/5  rDev +46.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Tastes very sweet. You can feel the alcohol.

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Photo of AmitC
2.05/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Lukass
2.95/5  rDev +50.5%
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.

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Photo of Farnswurth
1/5  rDev -49%

Photo of Monochrome
2/5  rDev +2%

Photo of rojavaga
2/5  rDev +2%

Photo of endless1408
2.25/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.06/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of Jeffo
1.45/5  rDev -26%
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..."

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Photo of Tebuken
2.33/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A crystal pale beer with a white foam that rapidly disappear,no lace at all.
Aroma is somehow fruity,boozy and a bit yeasty.Its taste resembles dry fruits, alcohol and subtle malt hints are present.Bitterness is balanced and carbonation could be a little less prominent.Medium bodied

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Photo of Jovean_McNasty
1.14/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Originally bought a can of this in Singapore at a convenience kiosk. I bought it because it was cheap, strong, and I like to try new beers. It is the best prank beer I have ever had... By this i mean that every time I went out in town with a different one of my shipmates, I told them about this "heavenly" beer that they must try because it is without a doubt the best drinking experience they will ever have. I was of course lying to them, which brings me to my review:

Pour: Left it in the can for fear of Singapore's strict environmental laws.

Aroma: Alcohol and sawdust.

Taste: Alcohol, fermented sugar, corn-nuts, and a hint of earwax in the finish.

Mouth/face: Twisted in disgust (This reaction is what kept me exposing poor individuals to this particular brew, and I would often take pictures of my victims during this phase of tasting).

Overall: Good for pulling a fast one on one of your buddies, even if it means you have to suck it up and down one with them (My version of keeping it fair). Consume only for getting drunk or preparing your taste buds for eating handfuls of Thai chilies.

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Photo of jkball01
2.75/5  rDev +40.3%

Photo of RD1163
3/5  rDev +53.1%

Photo of korene84
3/5  rDev +53.1%

Photo of spycow
1.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of MrLolalot
3.25/5  rDev +65.8%

Photo of jhm
1.25/5  rDev -36.2%

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