Augustiner Bräu Maximator | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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Augustiner Bräu MaximatorAugustiner Bräu Maximator

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Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a beer I’ve wanted to try for a number of years but never found on my travels: I discovered it in ‘Aufsturz’, Berlin: it isn’t on their normal beer menu but I spied a small selection of bottles on one of the bar tops and decided to investigate the laid out presentation, this was one of the brews on offer.

500ml Bottle: dark ruby red body with a thin off-white head, the beer was clear and clean looking.

The smells were of malty molasses, caramel aromas that indicated the beer was going to be a very sweet Doppelbock indeed.

The smells didn’t lie, this is sweet and malty (in that order): almost sticky in consistency and mouthfeel. I like the sweeter, maltier brews out there, but this tested my resolve: I really enjoyed the first half of the tasting, but as the beer warmed in the glass my pleasure began to recede somewhat. A smaller bottle would have been fine: mental note to myself, only have 330ml bottles of unknown Doppelbocks in future!

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The beer is a clear mahogany reddish brown and builds a one finger high, bubbly tan head , which dissipates fast and leaves non lacing.
The smell is sweet and of caramel and dark fruit. Little hop in the back.
The taste is sweet and caramel up front, dark fruit and malty notes in the middle, and a hop finish , which balances the sweetness nicely.
The beer is a little syrupy and leaves a sweet linger on the tongue. But a nice Doppelbock and very drinkable.

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A: Clear dark brown and ruby highlights with a thin line of bubbles on top.

S: Toasted malt and noble hops.

T: Sweet toasted malt, a little grain, and a very slight bitter hop flavor in the finish. The beer is very malty and sweet.

M: Medium-heavy body with good carbonation. A full feel to it.

G: A good doppelbock. Compared to others in it's class though, it doesn't stand up. Still an above average beer.

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pours out a rich amber color with a head that goes above the rim but does not overflow. Retention is good keeping a thick lace around the glass. Has a lot of carbonation bubbles floating to the top.

The aroma is sweet with caramel at first then some grassy hop kicks in. There is a hint of semi-sweet chocolate as well.

Sweet caramel malt, sweet alcohol, and grassy hops dominate the flavor. More caramel and chocolate at first than the hops, but the the bitter hop hit the tongue quickly.

This is full bodied Doppelbock that is very tasty, drinkable, but at the same time I paid 14$ for this lager and think you can find just as good for cheaper. Either way this lager was wonderful!

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Augustiner Bräu Maximator from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
3.91 out of 5 based on 623 ratings.
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