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


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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   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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Rasmus40 (22169) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2012
DØE. Hazy dark amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 100512

chrisv10 (18733) - DENMARK - MAY 15, 2012
Bottle @ DØE Øl Festival 2012. Clear dark amber/brown with small tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, hops and a little butter. Flavour is malt, medium sweet, caramel, little bitter, hops, fruit and light nutty.

will1 (141) - 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.

superflyguy (439) - 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 don’t really like the signature of Brown Ale so it’s never gonna score that well! pleasent semi sweet bitter finish.

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.

mike_77 (7234) - 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.

niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2011
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Hexham. A real brown ale from the North East, very nutty but slightly over carbonated.

AndrewC (379) - 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 it’s the drinking equivalent of staring into the distance at a dead horse.

tommann (4026) - 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.

shrubber85 (11706) - 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

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