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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,523 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,523
Reviews: 1,262
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 64
Gots: 148 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

mrcraft, Aug 30, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev -1.5%

A tan, one-finger head reduces to a thin ring after a minute or so; deep brown body, clear. Aroma gives off a sour fruity quality—prunes, grapes; some spiciness; a chocolatey malt aroma comes through after a minute or two, along with some brown sugar. Toasty malt comes through first in the flavor, which takes on a caramel quality over time; rather fruity—orange rind, raisin, prune; some dry alcohol; a sweet, syrupy finish. Body is medium-full; carbonation is fairly low; the syrupy sensation lingers.

Not as rich and complex as I was hoping, but certainly very good. The dry, sticky impression is a bit distracting. The flavor seems to be tipped in favor of the bitter, fruity qualities.

fipoceilz7, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

nhirsch04, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

whatname, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

TheGopher, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

BrewtalHonesty, Aug 28, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +0.8%

misternebbie, Aug 27, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -6.4%

Jsc_93, Aug 27, 2014
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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
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4.68/5  rDev +20.3%

MrTh4159, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

AGB, Aug 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

MetalMessiah78, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

jxc5, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Analog_kid, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

jeff1973, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

FlyingKelly, Aug 23, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

CtheGeneral99, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

muskiesman, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

cfrobrew, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Paccamacca, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

bmur112, Aug 20, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -1.3%

charlesalbert, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

cyber_phoenix, Aug 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

MaltyBastard, Aug 20, 2014
Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,523 ratings.