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

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RATINGS: 127   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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2.9
47574xeCD (1209) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle share thanks to Willis. Clear chestnut with a white head. Malty toffee nutty caramel.

3
john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle. Reddish-Brown in colour. Malty; medium-roast malts, slightly caramelly. Fruity; raisins, dark fruits. Hoppy; some hop bitterness. Sweetish fruity malty. Bittersweet dryish finish. Easy drinking. (2009-03)

3.1
edsspoon (905) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle - chestnut brown with a foamy beige head. good retention and good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, biscuit and hazlenut with some red berry and a touch of alcohol. Taste of chocolate, caramel, some grassy hop and a little banana. Thin to medium body, medium to strong carbonation. dry mouthfeel.

3.6
I_LUV_BEER (231) - - NOV 3, 2016
Served in a snifter from a 500ml bottle. Pours garnet-brown colour with a thick creamy head. Aroma is malt, caramel, grass, bread. Taste is malt, caramel, red fruits, bitter-sweet with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Medium body with medium carbonation. Very nice, clean and refreshing ale.

2.3
wheresthepath (2374) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle, gift from Dad- cheers! Brown with a thin white head. Brown sugar and nutty malt flavours are rather destroyed by a heavy dose of cardboard. Poor.

2.7
BeardedAvenger (1034) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle at home. Bought at Morrisons, Aldershot. Sweet malty aroma. Dark brown/chestnut. Blotchy off-white head. The thing that first srikes me about this is the wave of carbonation that rolls over the tongue. Otherwise the body is quite watery. Sweet, with a bitter finish. Nothing special. Too fizzy.

3.6
dxbrad (57) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2016
A north east classic, pours slightly red with foamy off white head. Less fizz than the the brown ale from neighbouring newcastle. Toffee sweetness, quite bready, a little floral. All good!

2.3
MarcinG (974) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2016
Butelka 500ml. Ciemnobrunatny kolor z rubinowym refleksem. Piana biala srednia opada bardzo szybko. Aromat slodowo-owocowy z karmelowym akcentem. Wodniste o plytkim smaku. Dominuja slody i palone cukry owoce i orzechy w tle. Nic wielkiego...

3.2
deanso (10220) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - SEP 10, 2016
50cl bottle from Morrisons. Thin creamy off white head. Clear amber pour. Slight bitterness. Easy drinking.


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