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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,550 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,550
Reviews: 1,265
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 64
Gots: 160 | 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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5/5  rDev +28.5%

From the first time I had this I loved it. It has a strong dark malty flavor slightly touched by hops and a heavy body. It seems only available very seasonably in WI and I make the most of its fall and winter availability.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 12 ounce bottle into a Seidel mug.

A vigorous pour produces a hefty, creamy, chewy, foamy head. Splotches of lace remain as the head recedes. The body is a deep dark brown with lighter brown hues. 4.25

The caramel flavor is booming on the nose. It's unmistakeable. There's a light floral hopping and a slight aroma of apple. 4.1

Rich malt flavor, toffee and caramel especially, abound. Slight grassiness creeps below. 4.1

Smooth, creamy, and thick on the tongue, this is a sweet treat. There's no sign of booze and a slight hop bite and very mild bitterness. 4.25

Malty and rich, sweet and creamy. It's a treat. 4.15

ONovoMexicano, Sep 19, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown color with a thick beige head with medium retention.
Very nice aroma with lots of prunes, caramels and some coconut. Similar to a brazilian "Manjar de coco".
Flavor of caramels, raisins, nuts and prunes upfront, and then some relatively decent amount of earthy and herbal hops. Notes of cinnamon and light cocoa. Dry aftertaste with its taste lingering for a while.
Bordering full body with mild carbonation. Alcohol of 7.6% abv is very well hidden.
Very good Doppelbock, quite flavorful with hops helping to manage under control its sweet body.
Ap.3,75 Ar.4,25 Sab.4 Sens.4 Cj.4

FLima, Sep 18, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +1.5%

mnredsoxfan69, Sep 18, 2014
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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,550 ratings.