Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by Flounder57:
4.2/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
11.2 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: This beer poured a one finger off white head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a crimson color with good clarity and vision of slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Caramel, toffee, raisins, honey, toasted malts, and noble Bavarian hops.
Taste: Caramel, raisins, honey, toffee, toasted malts, grassy and earthy hops, and some tingly hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Malty smooth, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, and super mild hop tingly bitterness.
Overall: Awesome doppelbock. Doesn't get any better than from a German brewery. Definitely having a few more tonight
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2014 23:48:28 | More by Flounder57
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3.53/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours very dark brown, very poor tan head that goes to a very thin lace in seconds.
Smell is very nutty (peanut, Brazilian nut, faint almond, cashew), with caramel, some faint sugar, roasted grains, low dark fruit and tiny bit of skunk.
Taste starts with sweet dark malts and caramel, a bit fruity with some apricots, plums, raisin, faint sweet cherry. Toffee follows, sweet dark bread, spices with clove, cinnamon, faint licorice and anise, hints of honey. Touch of roast and light coffee in the finish, lots of (somewhat minty) herbs and a mild hoppy bitterness.
Very light bodied for its style, a bit syrupy tho, medium carbonation. Aftertaste is damaged by some cloying syrupy sweetness and a bit of booze, otherwise quite fruity.
A weirder doppelbock, highs and lows, so it falls somewhere in between.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 18:29:18 | More by dcmchew
Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,433 ratings.