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Augustiner Bräu Maximator | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
636 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

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:
0
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Photo of oberon
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thi poured a deep velvety brownish/red color with almost no head to speak of,the smell was very chocolaty and coffee-like.The taste was not as sweet as some others of the style but still retaines alot of the traits of a good doppel,I was really impressed with that.Honestly had never heard of if this before I bought it today.

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Photo of TheDM
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This brew poured a medium head of finely sized light brown bubbles and asemi-opaque dark brown body. It has a very nice medium strength malt aroma with a very good malt Doppelbock flavor. It is very smooth from start to finish, slightly sweet and leaves a slight tingling sensation in the aftertaste.

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Photo of stoutman
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found Maximator to have a profile similar to Salvator, but the rye flavors were richer and the liquorice sweetness was much more noticeable. Much flatter as well. Very sweet and delicious. Well crafted. Lots of alcoholic kick to it. True to its style.

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Photo of bierman2000
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

So smooth and chocolatey from vom Fass at the brewery/restaurant itself. Alcohol has to be about 8% ABV. Drank a Liter slowly as the alcohol hits you at the end very drinkable and dangerous. The atmophers is one of the ohte wonders of drinking this beer in the heart of the industrial area, save the piece of grass that the restaurants sits on.

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Photo of DarthMalt
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There are no bad doppels, I am convinced. There are good ones, and there are exceptional ones. This one is good...but not exceptional.

At $10+ a crack for a pack for this stuff, Spaten Optimator might be the way to go most days (not to mention its widespread availability). But, if you get a margin call from your tastebuds, then, by all means, buy this one.

Oh, yeah! I dare ya' to get a one-inch head on this sucker!

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Photo of John
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Exceptional color and appearance...rich, dark brown with some russet hues around the edges. Creamy tan head is produced with a vigorous pour. Hearty raisin bread aroma. The flavors skillfully blend substantial roasted malt, subdued dark fruit; plum, grape, raisin and the perfect hint of alcohol to finish it off. I thoroughly enjoyed this doppel. One of the best.

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Photo of Jason
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz slender brown Euro style bottle with gold foil on the top, no freshness date.

Appearance: Foamy light tan head subsides to a thin bubbly lace, deep mahogany colour throws a brightness from its clarity.

Smell: Fine sweet caramelization of malt sugars that the yeast could not ferment out is quite predominant in the aroma. Hint of alcohol and dark fruit in the nose also.

Taste: Thick and creamy with a slick mouth feel, medium carbonation taste like it is struggling a little to move around in the beer. Sizeable maltiness with a sweetness that does not go overboard, maltiness brings more to the table than sweetness also. Over caramelized sugars, toasted bread, and a mildly grassy grain in the finish. Hops are mild and double up with the alcohol to keep the sweetness in check.

Notes: On par for the style, a bit placid in the flavour though. Decent drinking through and through yet the head lacks a little. Not sure if I would drop $10 a six pack again for this.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mmmm...nice doppel! Alewife was drinking a Sammy Doppel...had a taste of this and didn't want to return it. Hey!! Nice dark brown/ruby colored bier, (great color!!) with a small thin head, minimal lace. Big malty, sweet nose; rich...quite appealing! Superb body and smoothness....easy going down! Big malt backbone, sweetness...some dark fruit, caramel-toffee, and a little hop note at the finish. Mmmm... Real nice....not quite a Salvi, Sammy or Celebrator, but real good!

overall: 4.5
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4.5

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

This beer poured a copper color and formed an off white head that left trace lace as it subsided. An aroma of malt, hops and some candy elements. A flavor of malt, hops and caramel. I found it to be fairly creamy and easy to drink. It wasn't bitter as some darker beers often are, and I found it to be one of the few dark beers outside of the British Isles that impressed me. May not be in the top tier, but definately worth checking out as one of the German beers.

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Photo of Andy
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful deep ruby color. Big, inviting German malt aroma. Slightly creamy, very clean and smooth drinking. slight hop bite rounds out the strong but not overpowering malt base. Almost lacks any alcohol base. Complex malt profile, various levels of sweetness. Almost like vanilla. Delicious start to finish

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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very nice dark brown w/ a copper hue. Pours a very small creamy head. Very little carbonation (which was nice.) The aroma is that of prunes mixed with caramel and dough, the same can be tasted on the palate. This brew was so easy to drink and was so enjoyable! An excellent Doppelbock!

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Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 636 ratings
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