Augustiner Bräu Maximator | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

Augustiner Bräu MaximatorAugustiner Bräu Maximator
632 Ratings
Augustiner Bräu MaximatorAugustiner Bräu Maximator

Brewed by:
Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2002

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Photo of madelf66
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nctide
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of littledreamer87
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.34/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.47/5  rDev +14%
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 +0.3%
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 -4.8%
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 +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TH28
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
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 -13.5%
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 +4.3%
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 +4.6%
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.


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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
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 -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffdr123
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tinfang
4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BB1313
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy dark auburn with a fluffy tan khaki head that fades leaving nice retention and okay lacing. The aromas are great. Tons of caramel, toffee and chocolate. Dark fruits are in the mix along with lots of black cherry. Lots of sweet malts as well. The flavors follow the nose perfectly. Tons of malty goodness. Lots of caramel. More toffee and chocolate. Raisins and cherries are there. The dark fruits do their thing. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a great doppelbock. Great aromas and flavors. Well crafted. Definitely recommended.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. Acquired a single bottle of this stuff from the local bottle shop. My label is different than the beer pictured and reads Augustinerbrau Munchen - "Munchen Bier - Maximator - Since 1328 AD". The bottle also merely lists this as "Dark Beer" and doesn't specify a style.

Poured into a Unibroue Maudite snifter.

A - Pours a deep tawny ruby body, garnet red highlights, with a finger of frothy khaki head that dies down to a ring and leaves slim surface skimming. Minor sticky, residual sugary lacing, but none really sticks. Appears decently carbonated. Looks nice. (Body is actually slightly semi-translucent when held to the light)

S - A fairly simple, but pleasant aroma - notes of smooth creamy caramelized malts / brown sugar, with some subtle notes of dark fruit and fruity hops peaking through on the end.

T - Taste follows the nose: sweetened caramelized brown sugary malts, with subtle notes of indistinct dark fruits poking through. Traditional flavor for the style; it hits all the right marks. Not overly sweet, sticky, artificial, or boozy. A bit minerally in the end, with subtle notes of dry lingering chocolate / nutty / toasty maltiness.

M - The feel is sticky & semi-sweet, with a semi-dry finish, and lingering notes of toasty malts. Medium-full bodied, with low lying carb. Definitely a nice sipper; would make for a good dessert beer.

Overall, a nice authentic representation of the style from Augustinerbräu. I will be on the look out to try more from this Munich brewery.

Augustinerbräu Munchen Maximator -----4/5.

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Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of neenerzig
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of an 11.2 oz. bottle into one of my mugs, this beer pours a clear, dark amber color with deep ruby highlights when held up to the light along with a many streams of little bubbles continuously and fairly rapidly rising to the beer's surface. Has a slightly tan head that's over an inch and a half thick when first poured that settles to a solid 1/3 of an inch thick about 5 minutes after being poured. Good retention, and not much lacing. Aromas of nicely toasted caramel malts along with a bit of cinnamon and brown sugar followed by a bit of nuttiness and some dark fruit hints. The taste is pretty much the same, with toasted caramel malt and brown sugar sweetness followed with just a slight hint of cinnamon along with some nuttiness. This is followed by some hints of dates, plums, and a slight touch of banana. Just a slight hint of hop bitterness. Has a decently crisp, mostly smooth, slightly creamy and frothy, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish and the flavors linger very nicely on the palate in the after taste. A very good beer here all around.


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Photo of Dinglehacker
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into perforated mug. Nice little head gives way to nothing. No lace.

Nose is malt and fruit, a hint of watermelon.

Taste is the usual lovely fare. Molasses, dark cherries, malt, nutmeg.

Mouth doesn't bother me.

Lighter on the spice than some doppelbocks, but a nice milder offering of the style. In all, still flavorful. For fans of bock beers, Dunkel lager, brown ales, and Scotch ale.

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Photo of ledouge
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Augustiner Bräu Maximator from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 632 ratings
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