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Brewed by Augustiner-Bräu
Style: Doppelbock
Munich, Germany

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RATINGS: 666   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Maximator is a huge beer, sticky in consistency, dark ruby in color with virtually no carbonation and a sweet malty nose.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4986) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2016
330 ml. Pours a deep chestnut with a ring and a small island of foam. Smells of molasses, prune, malt syrup, and touches of metallic dried grass and toasted nut. Tastes of earthy molasses, dark cherry, raisin, brown bread, hints of chocolate and earthy spice. Medium body has medium-high fizz that’s a bit much for me at times, but seems necessary to counter the sweetness. Finishes with a slight alcohol warmth and an astringency that both help in leaving an almost crisp finishing answer to the big malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (9870) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle shared at the Craft beer Co tasting 24/11/2016. Many thanks to Padraig for this one. A nutty caramel brown coloured pour with a small beige head. Aroma is sugary, brown bread, kvas, nutty, brown bread. Flavour is composed of sugary, raisin, brown bread, raisin. Palate is medium sweet, moderate carbonation rounded. Good for the style. Rustic sweet bready earthy grains linger.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (19166) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Padraig. Pours clear copper with a frothy, white head. Light toasted caramel in the nose, faded toast, a little earth. Medium sweet flavour with notes of leathery berries, some wood, faint cocoa, earth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dry in the finish with subtly tangy berries, earth, leather, graham crackers. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (996) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Medium head, dark ruby body. Sweet caramel malts dominate the flavor profile, picking up light hints of smoke and spice as it lingers. Smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (6014) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle: Poured a clear brown color doppelbock with a medium size off-white foamy head with OK retention and minimal retention. Aroma of residuals sugar and light caramel malt is pleasant enough. Taste is a mix of residual sugar notes with some caramelized malt with some light bready yeast notes. Body is lighter then I was expecting with some medium carbonation. Well brewed but lacking the complexity of the top example of the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2854) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Poured from a 330ml bottle. Pours clear mahogany without much head or head retention. The aroma is full of berries, rich malts, syrup. The flavor has a lot of similarities to the aroma, the sweet maltiness does accentuate the syrup character. Very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biir (909) - Berlin, - NOV 7, 2016
0.33 Bottle in the US - Funny to find that here, have been looking for it for awhile. Clear dark brown color, small head. Aromas of ripe fruits, chocolate, licorice. Strong malty body. Rather dry finish. Bit boozy. Great Doppelbock.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (2042) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2016
Les arômes qui émanent de ce beau liquide cuivré foncé tournent autour des fruits secs; raisins, dattes et/ou figues. Des herbes aussi variées qu’inconnues. Les saveurs sont de la même palette. Un alcool à l’allure costaude, qui s’avère être plutôt doux. Il y a des saveurs de caramel sur une note épicée. Une texture soyeuse et malgré sa minceur, donne une impression de corpulence. Ça se boit facilement. (2009-221016)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TH28 (393) - - OCT 22, 2016
330ml bottle. No apparent code date. Appearance: Deep brown with dark ruby highlights, clear, with a nice khaki head. Head dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma: Smells like a true German Dopplebock. Malty, with strong dark fruit, raisin, and a touch of licorice. Taste: Sweet rich maltiness. Bready, a little toasty, turning to a sugary dark fruit of raisin and prune. Moderate bitterness is just enough to balance the rich malt sweetness. Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied, with a low carbonation. Had a bit of alcohol warmth. Finish: Toasty maltiness with a touch of raisin Overall: A very easy drinking, well balanced Dopplebock. Slightly lower intensity of rich malt flavors than some others in the style, noticeable without the licorice you find in some. This has a distinct raisin character, and is very easy drinking compared to some others in the style

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (1409) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2016
330 ml bottle. Pours a light mahogany brown color topped by a frothy beige head that disapates down to a smaller foamy cap. Toasted malt nose has dark bready undertones. Notes of dried fruits. Rich burnt caramel malty flavor. More dried fruit, most noticeably hints of prunes and dark cherries. Slightly syrupy in midtaste, with sticky mouthfeel. Boozy notes in finish along with some herbal hoppiness as well. This Doppelbock becomes more complex as it warms and is best as a sipper.


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