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: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw this in the cooler at my local pub. 12 ounce bottle, poured into a .33 liter Stella pils wineglass.

Appearance - Poured dark reddish brown, 1/2 inch of white head, quick dissipation, no lacing.

Smell - Nose was raisin, molasses, small nints of clove, fruit, rum tones.

Taste - This was an odd one, nothing like a doppelbock, it tasted very much like a Munich style dunkel, on steroids. Despite the moderately high A.B.V, no heat at all. Just malty, spicy, raisiny bready. No sediment in the bottle, filtered.

Mouthfeel - Felt very thin and crispy on the way down, clean brew, no chunky bits.

Drinkability - Overall, a smooth, malty, yeasty, spicy brew. Despite the higher alcohol, this went down very smooth.

Final thoughts, good, easy, intense, but manageable. This is the curveball of the Doppelbock family, but I'll be drinking this again.

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

We opened this 2-year old bottle right after we'd had a 2-year old bottle of N'Ice Chouffe 2006. They were somewhat very similar, to our surprise-- but the N'Ice Chouffe is a better beer.

A= chestnut-amber, modest dark head that didn't stay for long.

S= somewhat raisin-brandy with some nasal-astringent effects most likely from hops.

T= moderately smooth, pleasant, more like a holiday or winter-warmer beer, with traits of fruits but more subtle. Diminished in flavor by the N'Ice Chouffe 2006 we'd just sampled.

M= clean, slightly watery, nice.

D= at the price it might be a deterring challenge, but if you enjoy a more winter-holiday beer style and can't find it offseason, this would be a great choice.

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

This beer pours a dark brown color with a small creamy head and no lacing on the glass. The aroma is very malty with a coffee/chocolate hint to it. The flavor was very smooth. Very little carbonation and very rich mouthfeel. There is also a hint of fruityness in the flavor that is very nice. I really enjoyed this beer and will do so again.

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

I must say, this is a very good dopplebock. Nice coffe, caramel undertones, beautiful head on the pour. Very smooth creamy mouthfeel with some wicked hops kickback at the end. Smells of cocoa and caramel, with the alcohol being present. Warms ya up too. I really enjoyed and recommend this one!

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A : Ruby with a thin head -really a good looking beer

S : faint smell of yeast and fruit

T : roasted malt and yeast fruity undertones

M : very bright

D : had a good finish

I'm glad I got to try this one a very unique Beer

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Presenation: 12 oz brown bottle, no dating of any kind, poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep dark brown color. The head formed about 1 finger thick and faded into a thin layer on top.

Aroma: Sweet caramel malts.

Taste: Sweet caramel maltiness up front. There's some hops and alcohol flavors in the middle that linger in the middle. The finish is sweet caramel malts and sugary, maybe some mollasses. Pretty sweet taste throughout but not over the top.

Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy. The carbonization was in good balance as well.

Overall: Quite enjoyable.

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Augustiner Bräu Maximator from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
3.91 out of 5 based on 622 ratings.
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