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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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87
very good

2,402 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,402
Reviews: 1,259
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 51
Gots: 100 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-06-1999)
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Surprisingly dark. Golden-tinted christmas cake brown.

S - Sweet, wheaty and malty. Reminds me of drinking non-alcoholic Karamalz beer as a child on holiday.

T - The sweetness and maltiness from the nose dominate, with a little wheat mid-palate. Little to no alcohol heat and bitterness is minimal. Pleasant, but lacks depth, complexity and intensity of flavour.

M - Sticky and a little chewy. A touch flat.

O - This is a nice beer. It has pleasant flavours and is kind to the wallet while being generous yet discreet with its abv. Don't expect too much and you'll enjoy this brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 09:13:39 | More by abeeronthebeach
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Glass: Half-pint glass
From: My wife’s dad
Price: N/A
Purchased: July 4, 2014
Consumed: July 6, 2014
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Smelled that 7.60% ABV right away. Also got caramel, toffee, plum, amber malts, light raspberry, light cherry and purple grapes.

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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,402 ratings.