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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,727 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,727
Reviews: 1,285
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 69
Gots: 245 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-06-1999

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

The first couple of times I had the Optimator, it seemed so sweet and strong, and quite powerful. It was my first doppelbock. I hadn't drank it in quite some time, and had one last night along with a Celebrator and a Korbinian (in a head to head taste test). The Optimator was outclassed. It tasted like a Beck's dark, only stronger. It had that sweetish, almost skunky smell and taste (green bottle?). Not bad, but in that competition, clearly not at the same level. You can save a little money on this one, but it's not in the top 5 for doppelbocks (IMO).
(the next time I had this, it was much better. Maybe the green bottle did the other one in. Nice taste, good balance. Still not in the top 5 for doppels, but good nonetheless).

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

a- cola colored with a one finger tan head that leaves a little lacing.

s- sweet and malty, some toast and prunes.

t- the taste is somewhat bitter, with coffee, waffles, tobacco, dark flavours

m- coats the mouth with a cough syrup like feel. i like it as it is not very heavy but still fills you alittle.

d- three of these are all i can drink

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Once again the doppel bock comes thru. Tired of watery and hoppy taps at the local steak house, I ordered a doppel bock. It might have been the fantastic food and company that set off the evening - but it was the beer that made the night spectacular.

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

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

Appearance: Dark red with 1 finger of head that fades quickly to a ring with little lacing.

Aroma: Rich and sweet toasted malt with notes of chocolate mixed in.

Taste: Full bodied and almost sticky sweet right off the bat, with a big dose of toasted malt flavor before a generous amount of earthy hop bitterness cuts the sweetness. The malt returns for this finish, which is lingering with some nice nuttiness and a bit more syrupy sweetness.

The Rest: Full, fairly creamy body with decent balance, this beer has the bitterness to support what could have been an overly sweet beer. Pretty tasty.

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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,727 ratings.