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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,581 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,581
Reviews: 1,267
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 63
Gots: 168 | 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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Pours a dark reddish-brown in color with a good 1+-finger creamy foamy head that settles down to just along the sides of the glass after a while. The lacing is close to ring-like at first then near the the of the drink is very spotty. The aroma is very nice of dark fruit sweetness and malts for the most part. More going on with the taste as the plums and dates (?) add great flavor to this wonderful brew. Medium+ bodied with perfect carbonation. Goes down smooth with no bitter finish at all. A great brew! PROST!

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500 ml bottle.

Has some great dark fruity notes than other malt heavy doppelbocks lack. Sweet, fairly full mouth and a good bit of carb. Definitely malt heavy, but the tastes of dates and plums really help balance this out and make it more complex. One of the best doppelbocks I've had.

bareju, Oct 05, 2014
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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,581 ratings.