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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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87
very good

2,423 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,423
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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tang3nt

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark brown with a small white brown head.
Aroma is all roasted malts.
Big caramel malt flavors up front, a touch of chocolate and with a slight hop bitterness on the finish.
Medium bodied and fairly drinkable ( don't notice much of the 7.2%). Overall a pretty decent dobbelbock.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2010 20:27:58 | More by tang3nt
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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,423 ratings.