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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,536 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,536
Reviews: 1,264
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 63
Gots: 153 | 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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

pburland23, Feb 24, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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!

KuehneBe, Feb 20, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,536 ratings.