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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,483 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,483
Reviews: 1,260
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 61
Gots: 135 | 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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sdj5

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

02-27-2012 16:18:42 | More by sdj5
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elBecko

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +28.5%

02-27-2012 15:35:13 | More by elBecko
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Danobold

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-26-2012 23:28:11 | More by Danobold
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ortie

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-26-2012 23:18:34 | More by ortie
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beerme626

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -22.9%

02-25-2012 04:53:42 | More by beerme626
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pburland23

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +8%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my Gaffel Kolsch glass.

Appearance: Beer pours a cola colored brown with about two fingers of off white head. No lacing and not much in the realm of head retention either

Smell: Lots of grassiness and sweet malts. Touch of molasses.

Taste: Really nice tasting doppelbock. Sweet malt is the dominating flavor but it's well balanced and not overpowering. Little hint of bittersweet chocolate on the tail end. Smooth and full of flavor

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is full bodies. Not a lot of carbonation but it works. At 7.2% it's not sessionable but the alcohol isn't noticeable.

Overall: I love a good doppelbock and Optimator fits the bill. A malt lover's dream.

02-24-2012 23:31:33 | More by pburland23
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Campodog

Spain

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

02-24-2012 17:57:45 | More by Campodog
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tweenDhedges

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

02-22-2012 01:06:43 | More by tweenDhedges
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JoshEngleman

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.9%

02-21-2012 00:04:59 | More by JoshEngleman
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KuehneBe

Minnesota

4.48/5  rDev +15.2%

Poured from the 12oz bottle.

A: Absolutely gorgeous brew, with a color and depth I'd describe as dark red mahogany. Beautiful! The head is just right and surprisingly creamy. Quite the stunning view.

S: The smell somewhat reminded me of a sweeter, fuller pilsner with hints of fruit. Nothing too outstanding, but very pleasant.

T: Some strong honey, caramel and molasses flavors, with a distinct hint of iron or copper which actuallly works very well for this beer. The sweetness is not overpowering (thank god), and masks the ABV rather well. This is one tasty beer!

F: Not syrupy at all, with just the right amount of carbonation.

O: A fantastic Doppelbock, I'm definitely going back for some more!

02-20-2012 17:44:37 | More by KuehneBe
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chucksburritos

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-20-2012 13:43:48 | More by chucksburritos
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Thullin187

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

02-20-2012 06:23:25 | More by Thullin187
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Satan70

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

02-20-2012 03:20:06 | More by Satan70
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ronniebruner

Arizona

3.4/5  rDev -12.6%

A very nice, somewhat ticker beer. The beer pours a nice golden brown hue with a steady amount of carbonation and lace. The aroma is of lighter fruits and grains. The beer tastes the same, with a hint of molasses and caramel in the mix, without the burn. Leaves an okay aftertaste after each swig and goes down relatively smooth for being a tad bit bitter. Not a bad effort, I would recommend.

02-20-2012 02:44:11 | More by ronniebruner
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Deep red in color with orange and brown hues and perfect clarity. Poured with a thick off-white foam that quickly dissipated. Delicate, smooth, oily feel. Sweet caramel and toasted malts with dark fruit aromas, with bready and biscuit undertones. Flavors are much the same as aromas. Caramel and toasted malts with dark fruit through the front and middle, a bit of hop bitterness is introduced thru the middle, finishes very cleanly. Generally, very sweet, malty and very enjoyable.

02-19-2012 21:16:45 | More by IronLover
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MadTownDrinker

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-19-2012 17:10:09 | More by MadTownDrinker
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-18-2012 23:25:56 | More by jfcaa193
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kspongeworthy

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-18-2012 19:20:50 | More by kspongeworthy
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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-18-2012 08:08:53 | More by shelby415
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MrVonzipper

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-18-2012 07:42:41 | More by MrVonzipper
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Cr0wBait

Florida

1/5  rDev -74.3%

02-17-2012 04:52:31 | More by Cr0wBait
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mrkinnex

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

02-16-2012 22:45:29 | More by mrkinnex
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freduardo

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-16-2012 03:44:44 | More by freduardo
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-16-2012 00:57:39 | More by JohnnyMc
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omegaman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-15-2012 23:48:03 | More by omegaman
Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,483 ratings.