“Which one is your favorite?”
It’s a question I’ve always been reluctant to answer, because frankly there are just too darned many wonderful beers out there to really consider any one of them as “the best”. I usually rattle off a few that I like a lot, and at least admit that malty German doppelbocks are my favorite style.
Saturday night while browsing the aisles in Sherlock’s, I chanced to see that they had just gotten in a fresh supply of Augustiner Maximator from Munich, which is my favorite example of my favorite style. It usually goes fast, even at the current $10.99 a six-pack, so of course I snapped some up.
Later that night, I popped a bottle open, and was immediately lost in its soft and creamy malt body, sweet luxurious mouthfeel, and heavenly nutty chocolaty flavors. The first one was so good I followed it up with another, and then another…..
That got me thinking. I’ve always said that Maximator was quite possibly the best doppelbock on the planet. But now, I think, it may just be the best beer on the planet.