Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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3.83/5 rDev -1.5%
A tan, one-finger head reduces to a thin ring after a minute or so; deep brown body, clear. Aroma gives off a sour fruity quality—prunes, grapes; some spiciness; a chocolatey malt aroma comes through after a minute or two, along with some brown sugar. Toasty malt comes through first in the flavor, which takes on a caramel quality over time; rather fruity—orange rind, raisin, prune; some dry alcohol; a sweet, syrupy finish. Body is medium-full; carbonation is fairly low; the syrupy sensation lingers.
Not as rich and complex as I was hoping, but certainly very good. The dry, sticky impression is a bit distracting. The flavor seems to be tipped in favor of the bitter, fruity qualities.
08-30-2014 02:12:24 | More by fipoceilz7
Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,501 ratings.