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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,539 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,539
Reviews: 1,264
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 64
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ckr1451, Sep 01, 2014
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ssdarius, Sep 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.83/5  rDev -1.5%

A tan, one-finger head reduces to a thin ring after a minute or so; deep brown body, clear. Aroma gives off a sour fruity quality—prunes, grapes; some spiciness; a chocolatey malt aroma comes through after a minute or two, along with some brown sugar. Toasty malt comes through first in the flavor, which takes on a caramel quality over time; rather fruity—orange rind, raisin, prune; some dry alcohol; a sweet, syrupy finish. Body is medium-full; carbonation is fairly low; the syrupy sensation lingers.

Not as rich and complex as I was hoping, but certainly very good. The dry, sticky impression is a bit distracting. The flavor seems to be tipped in favor of the bitter, fruity qualities.

fipoceilz7, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Nice go to beer year round. Dark, a bit sour on the tongue, and not too thick. Low carbonation and a high alcohol content make for a beer that will give you a nice buzz before filling you up.

madstoutmonkee, Aug 26, 2014
Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,539 ratings.