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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,641 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,641
Reviews: 1,270
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 64
Gots: 193 | 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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My doppelbock cherry is being popped. Hope it's a good experience. I bought three of these.

Appearance (4.5) : Head is a very impressive mesh screen of tightly knit bubbles in a creamy cap about three fingers high. It's not going anywhere, folks. The body is a coffee brown color with about 80% opacity. The head alone warrants the high rating. It's just staying put, it's not going anywhere. Three fingers, guys!

Aroma (4) : Coffee beans, some twisted black licorice, heavy barley and oats, and some grassy scents. All of these qualities are about equal in strength with none overpowering another. Bouquet is medium volume.

Taste (4) : Krinking my neck here. Whoa. So much to talk about and with a mule kick to the face. This is for sure a strong beer. It's like, what I would envision tough Germans who just came back from the battlefield would drink at the army pub and sing songs with. A grassy, hoppy taste starts it off with some coffee roastiness and a large lick of alcohol up the side. Some dark dried plum. At the end there's some oaty licorice and barley. It ends robust with heavy malt texture but quite a bit of hop flavor. Straight from the bottle keeps everything in check. The finish is dry, dry, dry. Dude, this is a man's man's beer.

Mouthfeel (3.75) : Spritzy and flat at the same time but creamy and ends dry.

Overall (4.07) : The other two bottles I bought will no doubt be in my fridge for a long time. This beer is so strong I don't think I'll crave or want one for another three days. The flavor is however, on purpose and in your face. Oaty, hoppy, licorice flavor that stays with you. This beer is a punch to the face.

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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
88 out of 100 based on 2,641 ratings.