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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,277 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2277
Reviews: 1247
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%


Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-06-1999)
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BitterLover

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle. The first one that I opened seemed to have 'skunked', so I'm reviewing the second one that I opened.

Appearance: Looks like the color of Dr. Pepper, with a rich one finger+ head that settles quickly, leaving very little lacing. Very slight carbonation.

Smell: Brown yeast bread, brown sugar.

Taste: Malty sweetness dominates, hints of dark caramel, finishes with a slight bitterness more reminscent of dark chocolate than hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Thick and syrupy, no carbonation.

Drinkability: A little sweet for my taste, but a nice beer nonetheless. I could easily drink a couple of these in a sitting, especially with a plate of crunchy bratwursts, some sauerkraut, and a tub of spicy mustard to go along with them! Yum.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2009 03:22:50 | More by BitterLover
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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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