Augustiner Bräu Maximator | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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3.92/5
Very Good
643 Ratings
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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,211
Reviews:
336
Ratings:
643
pDev:
10.71%
Bros Score:
3.55
 
 
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Photo of Beginner2
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I like it when I make good choices. I skipped lunch, got home before 5 and asked myself: do I stuff junk food into my mouth... or do I try a new "liquid bread" (as the monk's say.) I had Maximator.

Looks are slightly above average for the style. Smells are slightly better in that the carmelized malt produces a nice dark fruit aroma, encouraged by an effective yeast. Tastes also are sweet, but are held in check by craftily subtle hops. Mouth Feel is rich, but not syrupy with enough carbonation to prevent tongue coating.

Would I have this again? It depends on how much respite I need from a long winter.

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Photo of RobinLee
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flyersfan900
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DirkNachbar
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

On tap in Rome. Khaki head. Copper color.

Caramel, toffee, vanilla, molasses, dark dried fruits. Very malty. Some sweetness. Medium bodied. Nice feel. Solid Doppelbock.

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Photo of MrFuster
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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Augustiner Bräu Maximator from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 643 ratings