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

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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
   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 (1259) - 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 (990) - 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 (1452) - 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 (1895) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2008
Bottle@BlindTastingSession. Aroma of malts and caramel with hints of molasses and laurel. Amber color, off-white head, good lace. Sweet, bitter, malty, caramel, hint of citrus, dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14888) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2008
Bottle at home ... Deep copper brown ... That unpleasnet metallic hop nose ... Fruity malty hop ... touch lager ... just not very nice ... drinkable but thats all i’ll say... This one grew on me as it was easy drinking and went down smooth

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2008
Clear red amber with tiny off white head. Aroma has malty and fruity notes. Sweet fruity flavor with caramel and roasted malt notes. Ends light bitter.


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