Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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3.88/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a deep chestnut brownish red color. Very clear. A two finger head sets up on top and quickly settles into almost no lasting head with slight foam around the edges and little lacing. Carbonation is soft and very active when swirled.
Aroma is very crisp and clean. Strong grain and cereal notes present themselves on top of a subtle alcohol backbone. Melds nicely into a malty sweet bouquet of pale malt, toasted wheat and sweet dried fruit.
Starts sweet and moves to a clean dried fruit flavor in the middle and smooths it's way into an alcohol warmth toward the back and all wrapped up in a blanket of malt richness.
The clean, crisp, refreshing quality of this beer makes it incredibly drinkable and digestible. Not the best of its style but certainly shows amazing use of malt as the "secret ingredient" and how sweet and luscious can translate into a sessionable beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2009 22:37:39 | More by NoLiberty
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