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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,552 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,552
Reviews: 1,265
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 64
Gots: 161 | 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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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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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

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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,552 ratings.