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Maxim Double Maxim (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (2956) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2016
Cask at JDW Hamilton Hill, London. Deep reddish brown. Nose is sweetish berries , red fruits, dark malts. Taste is malty, berries, light chocolate, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21653) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Cask. Amber brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of nuts and toffee. Taste is nutty caramel. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
theprof (520) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2016
Cask. Aroma bread and malt. Pours deep brown amber with ruby lights and off white lace top. Taste caramel and biscuit malt with some date and plum hints. I now know what chewy carbonation means. I drink in memory of WWI.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
teorn88 (6732) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2016
Cask at JDW WIQ. It pours a clean copper color with a medium off white head. Aroma is sweet and biscuity with notes of caramel biscuit and bread. Taste is mildly sweet and lightly tangy in the finish with notes of bread, custard, biscuit and light dried red berries. Light to medium bodied with OK carbonation. Overall, a proper fully bollocksed British cask ale to call an end to my drinking flat beer (in case of Brexit!)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (10856) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2016
Cask at the moon under water. Pours clear amber, nose is toffee, floral, perfume, taste is sweet, thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Don2711 (389) - - APR 11, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2016 Chestnut appearance. Caramel and nutty roasted taste and fair strength. Also nice fruity flavours. Overall very drinkable and reasonable bite on palate for strength. Respectable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4128) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2016
Cask@st Matthews Hall, Walsall. Chestnut beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of malts and caramel. Taste is caramel, nutty and malts. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4205) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2016
Cask at the Plough and Harrow, dark red-brown with a lasting fine head. Aromas of malt and faint red berries and cocoa, bitter and slightly dusty, with touches of sweet red fruit, caramel and toasted nuts. Initially unimpressive but rapidly opening out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hippoman (646) - 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 (1827) - 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.

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