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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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87
very good

2,420 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,420
Reviews: 1,260
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 54
Gots: 110 | 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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kinger

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Powerfully sweet doppel. Aroma is killer very strong and hearty with lots of sweet malts and a dark fruitiness. Generous brown pour sizable head that calms down. Mouthfeel is rich and sweet easy going down with a nice finish. Flavor is highly malty really hanging on the sweet side. Nice breadiness with some strong caramel and maple syrup influences. Enjoyable but really sweet.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2008 02:55:17 | More by kinger
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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.

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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,420 ratings.