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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,500 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,500
Reviews: 1,262
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 62
Gots: 144 | 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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ssdarius

New York

4.76/5  rDev +22.4%

09-01-2014 01:57:13 | More by ssdarius
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FidelThrashtro


5/5  rDev +28.5%

08-30-2014 08:50:18 | More by FidelThrashtro
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mrcraft

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

08-30-2014 02:33:09 | More by mrcraft
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fipoceilz7

Japan

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.

08-30-2014 02:12:24 | More by fipoceilz7
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nhirsch04

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-30-2014 00:46:17 | More by nhirsch04
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-29-2014 11:50:12 | More by whatname
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TheGopher

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-29-2014 02:58:49 | More by TheGopher
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BrewtalHonesty

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-28-2014 03:00:25 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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misternebbie

Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +0.8%

08-27-2014 17:51:35 | More by misternebbie
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Jsc_93


3.64/5  rDev -6.4%

08-27-2014 00:50:59 | More by Jsc_93
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madstoutmonkee

Oklahoma

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.

08-26-2014 20:20:54 | More by madstoutmonkee
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MrTh4159

Indiana

4.68/5  rDev +20.3%

08-25-2014 23:06:17 | More by MrTh4159
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AGB

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

08-25-2014 16:21:26 | More by AGB
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MetalMessiah78

New Mexico

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

08-24-2014 16:56:55 | More by MetalMessiah78
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jxc5

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-24-2014 15:48:22 | More by jxc5
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Analog_kid

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

08-24-2014 13:33:31 | More by Analog_kid
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jeff1973

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-23-2014 23:26:10 | More by jeff1973
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FlyingKelly

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-23-2014 17:25:03 | More by FlyingKelly
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CtheGeneral99

New York

4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

08-22-2014 16:18:42 | More by CtheGeneral99
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-22-2014 07:01:49 | More by zestar
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-21-2014 15:19:04 | More by muskiesman
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cfrobrew

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-21-2014 13:56:32 | More by cfrobrew
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Paccamacca

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-20-2014 22:45:10 | More by Paccamacca
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bmur112

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-20-2014 16:00:24 | More by bmur112
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charlesalbert


3.84/5  rDev -1.3%

08-20-2014 05:49:57 | More by charlesalbert
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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,500 ratings.