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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,274 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2274
Reviews: 1247
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%


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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Reviews by myost88:
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myost88

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep copper color with red highlights in the light. Very thin head that dissipates in about 30 seconds.

Smell: Dried fruits. Raisins or figs maybe. Very bready, but not biscuity. Smell is a little underwhelming.

Taste: Dark fruits and alcohol are most prevalent. Nop hop presence whatsoever, which is desirable in this style for me. Doesn't hide its alcohol at all, but the strong malt profile balances that out with a nice sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and very low carbonated. Feels a little thick almost like a thin stout or porter.

Drinkability: At 7.2 this is no session beer. But it's not exactly a slow sipper either. Nice gulps are a good way to go at it. I find that to be true of many doppelbocks. I would gladly drink one of these again.

Overall: A nice easy to drink doppelbock. It's not my favorite but it's one of the pillars of the style so it has my respect. I'd be more than willing to drink this again although I think if given the choice I'd go for a Salvator before this.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2010 05:03:30 | More by myost88
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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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