Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 2,433 | Reviews: 1,260 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SFNC:
4.4/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
This to my knowledge is my first Doppelbock. Let's see where this goes. Pours a nice darkish brown with ruby hues, Clear with a moderate off-white head that melts away in a ring on the outside of the glass. Smells great! Dark bread, molasses, fruit, lot and lots of malt and just a little of herbs and hops. The taste is just like the smell, rich with flavor, a thick almost chewy mouthfeel that seems just right. This is a great brew, I'm looking forward to trying other brands of Doppelbock, though I would not hesitate to pick Spaten again in the future. It's a keeper!
Just a note, that i have tried several other Doppelbocks and this one remains my favorite, including the much celebtrated Cebrator.
Serving type: bottle
11-22-2013 00:13:45 | More by SFNC
More User Reviews:
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.