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Maxim Double Maxim (Cask)

Brewed by Maxim
Style: Brown Ale
Houghton le Spring, England


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask; Regular.
NOTE: Also avaialble pasteurised in bottles & cans, which has a separate entry.
Double Maxim was first brewed in 1901 and was initially called Maxim Ale. It was created to celebrate the return of the Maxim Gun detachment from the Boer War. Major Ernest Vaux – a member of the original brewing family – commanded the detachment which was part of the Northumberland Hussars. Soon after launch Maxim Ale was reduced in strength following complaints from landlords – their customers kept falling asleep!
On 22nd July 1938, Maxim Ale was increased in strength again and renamed Double Maxim. Vaux Breweries closed in 1999 but the brand was bought by the Double Maxim Beer Company and is brewed today in bottles, cans and cask at the Maxim Brewery in Sunderland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hippoman (520) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Cask at Market Tavern, Durham, £3.65/pint. Dark amber/brown colour. Malty, roasty caramel taste with hints of creal and butterscotch on smooth palate. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1709) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2015
Cask at the Bishop Blaize, Richmond. Brown colour. Off white head. Nose is hops and malt, banana, spice and oak. Mild sweetness. Dry finish. Decent if unspectacular.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5467) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Oct/Nov 2012. JDW, Brighton. Dark amber/brown. Malt. Flat condition. Moderate sweetness - chestnut. Modest hops. A pleasant drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2524) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
Cask in the Fox Inn, Guisborough. This was actually surprisingly good. The were some good chocolatey malt flavours and although it was a bit watery I was quite happy to sink a couple of pints.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (12161) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2013
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Dark brown with scummy head. Sweetish caramel flavours right from the start, fruity, toffee with a background damp wet carpet note. Slightly muddy, but some roastiness. Improves through the pint. Ok in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Red Well Wellingborough 25/07/13. A dark brown coloured beer with a white head. A sweet fruity malty beer. Pleasant flavours. A nice body and the fruits work well. A bit of walnut. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
back (1685) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 8, 2013
Kobber klar skum tæt råhvid Citrus malt støv Bitter moderat sød moderat Flad @ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (969) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 1/2 at the Tilley Stone Gateshead. I drank countless bottles of the Vaux version of this in my youth in Sunderland. Copper brown with an off white head. Blue fruit and caramel aroma, and flavours of toffee and juicy raisins. Has some brown ale richness in the palate, and a pleasant astrigency in the finish 10/05/2013 Pint at the Schooner, Gateshead. Perhaps better kept, delicious, richer flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (4854) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
Nov 2012 - draught in Peckham. Flavourful enjoyable bitter, rich buttery flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7373) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Deep copper in colour with a slight white head. Fruity sweetness, some caramel, a touch of roast and gentle finish. Good.

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