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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,585 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,585
Reviews: 1,267
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 63
Gots: 171 | 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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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Sampling right now on 10/10/14. This one comes in a single 500ml (16.9 oz) bottle but I think I seen it in a smaller 330ml (11.2 oz) bottle as well. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees in my beer cooler. Poured in to a handled glass "DAB" tall stein.

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!

BeerWithMike, Oct 10, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -17.7%

Yellolab2010, Oct 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

fuzzbalz, Oct 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Jasonpossible, Oct 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

WckdVbz, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

BeastLU, Oct 07, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev 0%

Liquered_up, Oct 06, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +5.9%

Deetoo, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of bareju
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

billab914, Oct 04, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +6.9%

Danny_k, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

DeadeyeOTDO, Oct 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

mfl620ks, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

brauseboof, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

khowe22, Oct 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

KevinGordon, Sep 30, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -11.6%

UBrew1984, Sep 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

outoffocus, Sep 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

AngusOg, Sep 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

From the first time I had this I loved it. It has a strong dark malty flavor slightly touched by hops and a heavy body. It seems only available very seasonably in WI and I make the most of its fall and winter availability.

angelisauce, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Diablew, Sep 29, 2014
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4.96/5  rDev +27.5%

BrianBeers1030, Sep 28, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -55%

corybills, Sep 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

StrayteEDGE, Sep 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

StephRai, Sep 25, 2014
Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,585 ratings.