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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,632 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,632
Reviews: 1,270
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 63
Gots: 188 | 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%

stevehagy, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

tasteisking, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Bnoise11, Jun 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Nice go to beer year round. Dark, a bit sour on the tongue, and not too thick. Low carbonation and a high alcohol content make for a beer that will give you a nice buzz before filling you up.

madstoutmonkee, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of ommegangpbr
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty durned spiffy!
I was surprised to find this in my local supermarket. It has a pretty dismal beer selection; virtually all american macro lagers that all taste the same.
Optimator was a sweet find... both figuratively and literally.
Rich, sweet malty taste, but not over done. Finishes pretty dry considering the sweetness level. There's a faint but detectable hops bite and bitterness mid sip.
The 7.2% is a very nice feature.
Go Spaten!

ommegangpbr, Apr 30, 2005
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

kingmaker, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Kais, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

vmdominguez, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

whartontallboy, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

JSkone09, Nov 22, 2011
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Loco_Joe, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Anacrusis, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

PappyVans, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

smmeier819, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Appearance]: Dark ruby red color, clear, fairly nice carbonation, small head, a little lacing.
[Smell]: Sweet malts, hint of dark fruit, touch of chocolate and spice.
[Taste]: Very rich in flavor. Sweet maltiness, caramel with a touch of chocolate and hint of spiciness. Finish off really smooth, slightly sweet and dry finish.
[Mouthfeel]: Medium bodied, slight creamy mouthfeel, carbonation is mild.
[Drinkability]: Very drinkable, smooth beer for high ABV.

mjurney, Sep 16, 2009
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ColdWaffles, Sep 06, 2014
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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%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Greasy, Aug 15, 2013
Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
88 out of 100 based on 2,632 ratings.