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

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   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."

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2011
Very enjoyable ale, toffee, nutty and quite sweet. Red-ish coloured beer, decent head. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5846) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2011
Dark red-brown colour. Aroma has some woody notes. A flavour that is rich in slightly roasted, slightly bitter-sweet malts. Aftertaste is quite dry but with a little bit of fruitiness hanging around too.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2011
Bottle from Sainsburys, Hexham. A real brown ale from the North East, very nutty but slightly over carbonated.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndrewC (370) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
Crystal brown colour. Fizzy stuff. Toffee apple, bit of peppery spice, bit of malt. Smells a bit twigglety. Clean tasting. Not unpleasant but it gives me the impression that its the drinking equivalent of staring into the distance at a dead horse.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tommann (3489) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium frothy head. Aroma is faint, skunky, nutty brown malt. Faint hint of caramel to start and skinny brown malt finish. Better then Newky Brown I suppose.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (10932) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Bottle. Sweet chocolate toffee malt and hay aroma. Medium brown color with moderate head. Sweet toffee malt and moderately bitter hay hops flavor. Very nice - tasty and easy-drinking

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle; Morrisons. Ok. Aroma is shocking. Bad eggs; old socks, crusty pants. Appearance is good. Tasting is very lenient to malt; caramel; brown sugar, some plum, faint toffee and black current. If it wasnt for the aroma this would be a really good brown ale but the aroma is awful. My bottle was probably shot to sunlight. Sorry. Just not my thing. Sorry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4510) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle from Morrisons. Copper colour, medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts and nuts. Flavour of caramel malts, light nutty and a bit fruity. Slight bitter finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gary (1931) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2010
(Shitty pasteurised clear bottle.) Dusty and overly peppery hops -covered in cowbebs and skuniness from light on clear glass dumb-ass resulting process : Heafty malty tangs ,with tea bag stuff. Not my bag . Ever.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dynamiteninja (1845) - 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.


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