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Augustiner Bräu Maximator | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
636 Ratings
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,495
Reviews:
334
Ratings:
636
pDev:
10.71%
Bros Score:
3.55
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
69
Trade:
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Ratings: 636 |  Reviews: 334
Photo of XsoldoutX
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stegmakk
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a dark brown with ruby highlights. Light tan head left fairly quickly yet retained light lacing on the side.
Aroma of heavy maltiness, toffee, hint of sweet.
Taste...great traditional Dopplebock. What it should be.
Overall excellent traditional Dopplebock. If I find again, would get it again. Especially on the coming winter months ahead.

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Photo of grover37
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a mostly clear reddish-brown, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like dark fruits soaked in port, toffee, rich malty breadiness, and nuts.

This is absolutely excellent. There's a little bit of chocolate, and a killer dark fruit character that almost resembles port. There's slight dried cherry, and lots of toffee/nutty/bready malt on the finish. It's so rich and decadent.

This is medium bodied, slightly creamy, with a surprisingly high level of drinkability.

This has gotta be one of the traditional dopplebocks out there. It's so nice.

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maz
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2185
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reagan1984
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a medium reddish orange with a thin off-white head that dissipates to tiny patches, slight lacing. Aroma of lightly toasted and biscuit malt, brown bread, raisins and dried plums. Flavor is dry caramel and mild toasted malt, brown bread, plums, hints of nuts. Finishes malty with residual dark dried fruit. Medium bodied with light creaminess and pleasant carbonation despite the inauspicious head on pour. A great, malty doppelbock with all the dark malt and dark fruit flavors I expect as well as some lighter bready and nutty notes. Full flavored and pleasant. A fine doppelbock.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giggy
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rangerred
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Huge malt nose. Tons of melanoidains. Caramel toffee. No hop aroma or yeast byproducts. Flavor is sweet and has notes of toast, bread, and toffee. Balance is sweet. Good body. Carb is a little low. Brown in color. Poor head retention and a little cloudy.

Overall, really cool to try this beer. I have been growing this yeast for people for 5+ years. Pretty cool to try beer from the brewery finally.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rypkr
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Raisens, figs, and everything dopplebock like.

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Photo of Mr_Cadwallader
3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
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 +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psmith161
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FriedSlug
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
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 +9.2%
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 -36.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Augustiner Bräu Maximator from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 636 ratings
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