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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,274 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2274
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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Reviews by JayTheFinn:
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JayTheFinn

California

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Very dark ruby red with a little insignificant head. Yeasty rum-like scent. Licorice flavor with the alcohol very noticeable. The mouthfeel is full, however towards the end it does tapper off a bit. And thank god, cuz for me this would be too over the top if the flavor lasted much longer. So while it's a good one-off drinker, I couldn't see ordering another in one sitting.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2006 03:10:19 | More by JayTheFinn
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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,274 ratings.