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

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in pasteurised bottles and cans. Produced at Robinsons until Maxim opened their own brewery in 2007.
NOTE: The cask version has a separate entry.
Double Maxim is brewed using Maris Otter & Crystal Malts and English Golding Aroma Hops. It delivers a mouth of full and rounded flavour that is well balanced and smooth and leaves a pleasant and lingering and slightly sweet aftertaste.
Roger Protz described it as "an undoubted classic. It is a fine example of a North East brown ale. It is a good balance of ripe grain and spicy hops, with a long bittersweet finish."


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dynamiteninja (1679) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2010
Bottle. Pours a nice thick off-white head with a clear brown body. The aroma is well-rounded and balanced, with no outstanding characteristics. Hints of nuts and slight spiciness. Also toffee and grass come to the fore as the beer warms slightly. Very clean on the palate. Clean finish. Silky texture, pleasantly carbonated in a way that gently tickles the tongue. Slight sweetness to taste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (12455) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 23, 2010
12 oz bottle brewed by Vaux. Pours a clear dark amber - looks like the picture. Malty aroma. Medium body. Mild carbonation. It’s malty, and smooth, but there’s enough hop to balance. Decent beer. Probably a notch above Newcastle Brown. Not floral. Not really bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
Bottle 500ml. clear glass bottle.
Clear medium to dark amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, fruity, sugar, light roasted. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100428]

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
Mahogani with a fragmented head. Aroma of walnuts and biscuits. Dry flavour with a woodish finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (1533) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2010
0,5L bottle. Pale brown body, plenty of toffee malts on the nose and body. Quite nutty wiht a hint of plum. Medium bodied, quite dry overall. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ralphdot (1007) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2009
Red with a thin head, malt aroma, taste is fruit, caramel and malt with some bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1627) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - OCT 7, 2009
Appearance: Redish brown. Some off-white head. Aroma: Some fruit and malt. Taste: Some malt, nutty. Smooth. Caramel? Info: 500ml bottle, 7/10-2009, 207/300

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2009
The most nonsense set of notes I’ve ever wrote. I must have been on something. Dark brown with a slight red / purple tint, thin off white head. Tea, rum, butter. Low carbonation. It did grow on me but not my kind of thing at all. Then my notes get really weird, I’ll keep that to myself.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2009
Thin off whitehead with a dark amber body. Has more of a malty aroma than hops. Tastes very slightly of malt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2141) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2009
Bottle. Medium aroma and nice deep brown appearance. with a good white head. Seems to be watery in the mouth. Flavour was a sweetish, malty caramel taste and a touch of bitterness. Not a bad brown ale really.


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