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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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87
very good

2,398 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,398
Reviews: 1,259
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 51
Gots: 99 | FT: 0
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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Bonhoeffer

Alabama

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Three words come to mind when i sip an Optimator: sweet malty goodness. Doppelbocks make lagers interesting, and this is a prime example of the style. IMHO, every bit as good as Ayinger Celebrator, but usually half the cost.

Just enough hops to keep it from being cloying, but barely. This is a fairly sweet beer. Nice little alcohol warmth accompanies each sip.

I've had this both in 12 oz bottles and 500ml bottles. Haven't discerned any difference in taste between the two.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2005 13:37:26 | More by Bonhoeffer
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Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Half-pint glass
From: My wife’s dad
Price: N/A
Purchased: July 4, 2014
Consumed: July 6, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a dark mahogany, almost brown color with one finger of tan head. No lacing along the sides of the glass. No retention on the top.

Smelled that 7.60% ABV right away. Also got caramel, toffee, plum, amber malts, light raspberry, light cherry and purple grapes.

Tasted a bit darker than the nose. Still that berry - raspberry, cherry and juniper - caramel and plum.

Medium body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Long finish.

Really liked this one. Wouldn’t hesitate to try it again later.

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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,398 ratings.