Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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3.09/5 rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Taste-^-^- well it taste like it's half guinness and half moose head. You can taste the hops and the malt. A little caramel and a slight hint of salt. Almost like a pretzel and it almost needs something a slightly acidic substance. This is to cut threw it like mustard take a drink then pretzel with mustard. Lingering taste of malt and salty caramel.
Obor-^#^- yeah it smells... like malt and the bush in your front yard the one without flowers.
Manifestation-^@^- it manifested like nothing. It's flat not complexed and finished as it started. Basic with slight hop. I pour it down the drain. Looked pretty brown kinda frothy. Not like the Nigeria but like irish creme beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2014 07:24:11 | More by UKTOMCAT
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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.