Augustiner Bräu Maximator | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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88
very good
618 Ratings
THE BROS
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Augustiner Bräu MaximatorAugustiner Bräu Maximator
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
Germany
augustiner-braeu.de

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
618
Reviews:
330
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
10.74%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
63
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 618 |  Reviews: 330
Photo of tigg924
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear, bronze in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is toasted malt, dark grain, toffee, and light nuttiness. Medium-heavy bodied, sweet--but not overly so, with low carbonation. Makes for a very clean and super drinkable lager. Could have several of these...Really solid beer.

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Photo of JohnTurano
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psmith161
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FriedSlug
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A clear brown beer with a reddish hue that has a nice light tan head that clings to the edge of the glass throughout the consumption. The aroma is malty and nutty. The taste is lightly sweet with a nuttiness and a sweetness that is like the candy part of brittle. Quite an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Josievan
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass at the Bier Stube in Moline, IL, 04/01/17. Fluffy head, mild carbonation. Subdued malty sweetness. Soft, utterly smooth mouthfeel. Deceptively drinkable for the alcohol content. The name "Maximator" is intimidating, but this beer is very much at ease. Paired well with a Braunschweiger Reuben and seasoned spatzle!

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Photo of BeerDreadz
2.5/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of deg
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redsoxjim
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AdamSteve
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nctide
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of littledreamer87
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.34/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good Doppelbock beer. Smell is mostly a pleasant roasted nuts smell. Taste is very consistent from start to finish-- toffee, nuts, coffee, maybe licorice-- and is very smooth. Carbonation is about perfect, and leaves little aftertaste. This is a great example of a Doppelbock, and one of the easier to drink ones. I would buy this more often, but I rarely see it for sale in many of the liquor stores I frequent.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the imported bottle, it pours a reddish brown with a modest head, eventually diminishing to a strong ring around the edges. Sweet malt in the nose. The mouth gets the caramel malt and licorice/raisin flavor.
Easy drinking doppelbock! Beware!

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a clear brown color doppelbock with a medium size off-white foamy head with OK retention and minimal retention. Aroma of residuals sugar and light caramel malt is pleasant enough. Taste is a mix of residual sugar notes with some caramelized malt with some light bready yeast notes. Body is lighter then I was expecting with some medium carbonation. Well brewed but lacking the complexity of the top example of the style.

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Photo of dcotom
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TH28
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. No apparent code date. Appearance: Deep brown with dark ruby highlights, clear, with a nice khaki head. Head dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma: Smells like a true German Dopplebock. Malty, with strong dark fruit, raisin, and a touch of licorice. Taste: Sweet rich maltiness. Bready, a little toasty, turning to a sugary dark fruit of raisin and prune. Moderate bitterness is just enough to balance the rich malt sweetness. Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied, with a low carbonation. Had a bit of alcohol warmth. Finish: Toasty maltiness with a touch of raisin Overall: A very easy drinking, well balanced Dopplebock. Slightly lower intensity of rich malt flavors than some others in the style, noticeable without the licorice you find in some. This has a distinct raisin character, and is very easy drinking compared to some others in the style

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Photo of fscottkey
3.39/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: [3.50] The bottle lists the ABV (7.5%). I can't find a date code anywhere. The beer is a light brown/cola color. The beer forms 1/2 a finger of sand colored head. The head looks a bit creamy with some larger bubbles.

S: [3.75] Leather, brown sugar, hints of cocoa, smoke.

T: [3.25] Similar to the nose with leather and brown sugar. Dark bread or dark crackers. Maybe something metallic

M: [3.25] Thinner bodied with elevated carbonation. No sensation on the finish.

O: [3.25] The body is noticeably thin for a 7.5% beer. The flavor is there but they could get the same (or more) at 5%. This is not a bad beer I had just hoped that the extra few ABV would have equated to body and flavor. They did not.

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Photo of phishgator
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. The color is a deep amber brown, very clear and decent carbonation. The head is a solid two fingers thick and tight lacing. The smell is sweet malt and pumpernickel bread. The alcohol is well hidden at 7.5%. As the beer warms a little more chocolaty note develops. It also becomes sweeter and the body becomes thicker. A good representative of the style.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 11.2 oz bottle in a snifter. This legend of dopplebocks (IMHO) pours a
fantastic bright red tinged mahogany with a very nice head of off white foam that
settles to a thick ring and slight pool with nice light lacing. Nose of dark cherries,
breaded malts, brown sugars, toffee, and subtle booze. Flavors hit the perfect notes
for the style---brown sugars with stewed dark cherries and dark bread mixed with a touch
of tobacco and sweet malts with a light hint of herbal hops. Excellent mouth feel, coating,
moderate carbonation, and warming. Overall a fantastic brew and one of my favorites year round.

Cheers

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours purplish deep brown color, thin tan head not much lacing.

Smell - Dark fruit and cherries, light tobacco smell raisins and prunes. Some light caramel and dark bitter chocolate.

Taste - More dark fruit, plums, prunes and black cherries. Little bit of bitter chocolate caramel and molasses.

Feel - Medium body, nice carbonation, coats the mouth.

Overall - Very nice beer, great flavors and feel

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Photo of B_B
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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