My second selection from the German beer box was considerably different to my first – a strong, doppelbock brewed by the sensational Augustiner brewery.
Augustiner is without a doubt one of my favourite breweries. During our visit to Munich last year, we dined twice at the Augustiner-Keller and could not get enough of their Weissbier (just thinking about it is making me so very thirsty). And one of my cats is also named Augustiner (but known as Tina) in honour of their sensational beer.
So I had high hopes for Augustiner Maximator.
It’s a very dark beer and probably isn’t something I would have picked for myself. It had a lovely smell but when I sampled it, it was just far too strong for me. I persevered and gave it a few more tastes but I just couldn’t drink it.
I was very disappointed but it’s all part of the fun of trying a wide range of styles of beers.
Ross however did finish it and described it as having a “weird taste” but was “ultimately enjoyable”. He added it left a “warm feeling down to the belly”.
2/10 (1 point for being different and another for being Augustiner)