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Brewed by Maxim
Style: English Strong Ale
Houghton le Spring, England

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Filtered and pasteurised bottle.
NOTE: There is also an occasional cask version. Please do not enter any ratings for the cask version her - create a new entry.
Maximus is a national award winning beer and has been crafted from the finest ingredients to create a strong and warming beer that is also smooth and easy to drink. The name derives from its sister beer "Double Maxim", which has been brewed and sold since 1901.


harrisoni's rating

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (12649) - Ashford, Kent, - NOV 18, 2005
500ml bottle from Tesco. Ruby red colour with thin beige head. Malty nose with red and dark fruits. Some balancing hop. Dead malt feel in mouth though. Finish has candy sugar, some fruit sweetness and touch of dryness. Nose is fine, but the rest was not that good


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (1414) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
Bottle from B&M. Dark reddish brown with no head. Aroma of raisins and toffee. Taste is toffee, raisins, dark fruits and sweet malts. Very brown ale like. Ok beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danlo (897) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a chestnut brown colour, frothy off-white head leaving some lacing and aroma of malt, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla. Taste is sweet & malty with dark fruits, raisins, toffee, roasted & nutty notes. Creamy mouth feel, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, some residual sweetness, dry finish. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1389) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2013
Bottle. 6% ABV. Thin off white head that quickly dissipates. Blackish chestnut body. Nose is slightly raw: black malt, red fruit, alcohol, toffee, ginger and candied fruits/boiled sweets. Heavy on the raisin. Sweet taste. Dry finish. Starts off a little odd (drank straight from the fridge), but as it warms up I warm to it. At it’s current rating of 2.99 as of 2013, I think this beer is slightly underrated.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2012
Clear 500ml bottle (6.0%), best before end of Dec 09, drank early Nov 09. Poured into a vase shaped pint glass (Old Speckled Hen badged). Mahogany red/brown, clear and healthy looking, a deep head of foam sat on top, the colour of the head a light tan. Lacing held well as the beer sank. Hops and a little malt smell comes from the glass, but like most UK beers that are asked to be cooled before serving it was almost odourless until it began to warm in the glass. Crisp and refreshing, fairly dry from the hop content but a long way from bitter in taste. The malts came into their own as it warmed and calmed the dryness down somewhat, turning the beer into a maltier tasting beer. Slight fizzy feel to the mouth, the alcohol can be found without any undue trying. Not bad at all, a nice little warmer, which got better as it warmed, I wonder why they want it served chilled to 12 degrees C (as per the rear label)?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2485) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2011
500ml bottle at 6%. Pours dark amber with a medium frothy head. Aroma is raisin, caramel and wood. Taste has watery caramel to start and a raisin finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5554) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a medium beige head. The aroma is sweet and fruity, some caramel. The flavor was nice; warm, dry and yeasty, fruit, fruit-cake sweetness, cherries. A nice brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2009
500ml Bottle at Home 14/05/2008 Thick beige head. Some carbonation. Malt and a little fruit aroma. Mid brown coloured strong in alcohol and initially quite sweet and fruity. Hints of chocolate in a crisp and slightly bitter full malt finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2009
Bottle.Brown and flat.No carbonation and slightly nutty.Really a strong brown ale but not a very good one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2009
Bottled, 500ml pasteurised. Chestnut colour with white head. Sweetish from the start with pulpy fruit notes and big doses of caramalisation / toffee. The feeling is soft on the palate with just a hint of the alcohol, its rounded but just a little dull.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2008
Nice dark brown pour, decent head. Taste is hops, wood, fairly sweet and malty with a mild bitter finish with a hint of alcohol but not too noticeable to be unpleasant. Decent enough.


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