Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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3.88/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Had on tap at old Chicago
A-rich brown in color. About a one-finger head on the pour. The head retention is good.
S- sweet maple syrup brown sugar small roasted nutiness. Earthy hop character.
T- very earthy hops and malts. Warming due to alcohol content very toasty and nutty. The finish is boozy but not overbearing.
M&D- thin consistancy for a dopplebock, but overall medium bodied and very smooth and complex. Carbonation is solid and an easy drinking 7.5 percent
This is my fiances first review ever I think she did damn well
Serving type: on-tap
03-05-2010 01:16:55 | More by SpecialK088
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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 2,438 ratings.