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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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2,727 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,727
Reviews: 1,285
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 69
Gots: 245 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-06-1999

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2.97/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a transparent black, With a one finger head, Looks like a glass of Pepsi. the smell is of dark cherries, Cranberry fig newtons, And blueberries. Alright I guess, though I prefer nothing but the blueberries. the taste follows the smell, Except the cherry flavoring comes through a wee bit more. The mouthfeel matches both of the previous, And nothing else come's through. The beer was a large disappointment, Considering how highly my father and brother had talked about it

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 Oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Pours hazy dark amber with a one finger off white head.

S- I get a lot of yeast smells in this one, its heavy on lager yeast. There is a bit of caramel, toffee and a slight roasty malt. Smells more like a dark lager then a doppelbock.

T- A big yeast flavor up front with a slight bit of fruitiness. This beer has a dark fruit character in it. There is some toffee and caramel as well. Some dark malts and a little roasted flavor. This is rather light tasting doppelbock.

M- This beer has a slightly sour bitterness up front and the feel is a bit too light for my liking. A roasty aftertaste.

O- Somewhat disappointing to be honest. Not a bad beer but i would pick something else.

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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,727 ratings.