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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,592 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,592
Reviews: 1,267
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 63
Gots: 174 | 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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ColdWaffles, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of nrbw23
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one at the Winking Lizard part of their beer of the month program.

A- Pours a clear a dark amber color with a finger high off white head that leaves decent lacing and leaves a film from the top to the bottom of my glass.

S- Smells of toffee, caramel, toasted malts, chocolate, and a tiny bit of hops. I think there might also be some sort of peppery spice in there as well.

T- Taste of strong roasted malt flavor. Molasses, raisins, toast flavors and a little bit hops. A little alcohol warming and again there's that spice.

M- Medium to full in body and carbonation feels pretty good.

D- Easy to drink and worth a try for sure.

nrbw23, Apr 06, 2009
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Jspriest, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

LADYBEAST, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Txconnesiur, Feb 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Powerstroker90, Sep 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Greasy, Aug 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Prestonlegal, Sep 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

spatendan, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

UncleJimbo, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of AudioGilz
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's brilliant dark amberish brown in color with a fairly large head. The aroma is very malty and slightly alcoholic. It's toasty and medium bodied....doesn't really come across as "chewy" as other doppels. It's very malty nonetheless with a lingering sweetness. Alcohol shows up after it warms a bit and adds a nice touch.....great doppelbock.

AudioGilz, May 29, 2003
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ndaniel, Apr 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Brew33, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

MisterE, Sep 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

1p5v, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

rolltide8425, Jul 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

PhatAtUT, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of Patrick999
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Abraxas.

A - Pour came in a pint glass, a deep ruby. Minimal head but easily roused.

S - Aroma I find similar to many Belgian darks...lots of raisin, vanilla, maple.

T - Taste is exactly what you'd expect given the aroma. Kinda like drinking a loaf of raisin bread. Not quite as sweet as some others I've had in this style, which I appreciate.

F - Medium full bodied, but again, less sticky than others of this style, which I like.

D - Still a relatively full beer that can put a hurting on you. One is enough for me.

Patrick999, Jun 14, 2009
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

DioS, Aug 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

strongaf, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of the fridge for about 15 mins, out of a pilsner.

A- Thick off white two finger haed with ample carbonation. Brown verging on dark red in appearance. Nice lacing.

S- Maple syrup, caramal sweetness. Some hop bitterness at the finish. A good tasting doppel bock.

T- Same as the smell.

D- moderate to high

dcook11, Jan 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

okeemahn, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

vince4953529, Nov 15, 2011
Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,592 ratings.