Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by myost88:
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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3.76/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz green bottle
L - reddish-bronze color with a creamy beige head that holds decent retention
S - sweeter nose of toffee, caramel, yeast, bread, spicy noble hop
T - spicy, bready, caramel, toffee, yeast, sweeter overall but not overly
F - medium body, creamy, clean spicy hop finish
O - weaker 4 overall, and barely, but I'll give it one because it is still a solid doppelbock, just not my doppelbock of choice especially with a few better ones out there. The price on this one is good, and it is readily available at most places year-round, which is a bonus.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 16:51:33 | More by barnzy78
Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,239 ratings.