Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by Scrapss:
4.55/5 rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Wow. Optimator delivers big-dopple in a very nice package!
Appearance: dark, tinge of ruddiness, about like a glass of Coke, little active carbonation. Little lacing to none.
Smell: HUGE chocolate maltiness, minor sweet boozy notes. Slightly discernable hop note that is dominated strongly by malts.
Taste: big, sweet malty, caramel goodness, not annoying but persistent never the less.
Mouthfeel: the lack of highly active carbonation leads me to believe that the prickly finish cannot be due to carbonation. Dry "side of tongue" feeling says carbonation, but it's not overly carbonated. Sweet, lasting finish leads into a small dry hint. Booziness gives warming feeling as completion nears.
Drinkability: This could get ugly for anyone without self-control. But it's super-smooth and drinkability is bar-none. This could definitely sneak up on the unsuspecting due to warming and light-sweet finish.
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2010 00:20:39 | More by Scrapss
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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 2,403 ratings.