Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by RichScherle:
3.95/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A - classic dark bronze doppelbock color. Rich beige head that lingers.
S - sweetness, some dark, brooding roasty notes, a slight whiff of alcohol and spice.
T - malt bomb! A bit one dimensional in that respect - approaches cloying levels but doesn't get there which is admittedly is nice. Rich, robust malty sweetness with middle notes of roasted barley and backend of ever so slight hops and a good dose of alcohol. Finishes wet and sweet. It just lacks a certain depth and complexity of flavor that other doppels I like better have (such as herby notes, yeasty notes, and a more elegant approach balancing out the malts)
M - very good. thick and voluptious.
D - its drinkable but strong and sweet. So its not something I would drink all night long but definitely something I get every time i'm at the german bar after a few pints of a nice pilsner.
Serving type: on-tap
03-12-2011 19:38:35 | More by RichScherle
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4.09/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Half-pint glass
From: My wife’s dad
Purchased: July 4, 2014
Consumed: July 6, 2014
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 06:04:12 | More by BucannonXC5
Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,392 ratings.