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


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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
Lovely dark colour with a really creamy head. Aromas are sweet and bready: malt, golden syrup and a hint of yeast. Initial tastes are also sweet, with the bitterness kicking in then leaving a sweet aftertaste. For a brown ale this seems quite full bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
superflyguy (437) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
a mixed blessing. one of the best looking bottled suppermarket beers. great deep brown colour, lovel fluffy head. genlte aroma of malt and toffee notes. slips down quite well, but I dont really like the signature of Brown Ale so its never gonna score that well! pleasent semi sweet bitter finish.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (6215) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (2487) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndrewC (373) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tommann (3616) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (11215) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tdtm82 (1701) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4559) - 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.

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