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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,395 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,395
Reviews: 1,259
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 51
Gots: 99 | 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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DrunkenMonk

California

3/5  rDev -22.9%

06-11-2014 06:54:06 | More by DrunkenMonk
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-11-2014 05:07:58 | More by CraigTravor
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Kyrojack

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-11-2014 00:40:27 | More by Kyrojack
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HazelEyedHippie

California

4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A yummy dark beer! Tasty, looks great, just a great beer all around. Highly recommended if you're into dark beers. It's not TOO dark, it's just right. I picked it up as a single bottle, but if I were in the mood for a dark beer, I wouldn't hesitate to pick up more than just the single. ;)

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 05:46:02 | More by HazelEyedHippie
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque yet clear very dark reddish brown in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation and amber + garnet red highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy tan head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark malts, brown bread, and some light notes of dark fruits (raisins). Lightly sweet.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of dark malts and brown bread. That is combined with a moderate amount of dark fruit (raisin) sweetness. Light amounts of yeasty flavors in the finish. Minimal amounts of bitterness which fades almost instantly.

M: Just shy of full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Alcohol is pretty well hidden in this beer but you can almost subtly taste it as the beer warms up. Enjoyable but rich enough in flavor and aroma tat I would likely not be able to have more than one of these in a session. Overall, this beer drinks like a meal - filling.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 01:38:03 | More by dbrauneis
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-09-2014 18:20:24 | More by TX-Badger
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arlingtonjoe

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-09-2014 01:19:16 | More by arlingtonjoe
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KevMo84

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

06-09-2014 00:02:55 | More by KevMo84
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pixarnick

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

06-08-2014 18:42:02 | More by pixarnick
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amano_h

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-08-2014 15:30:23 | More by amano_h
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countrybat

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-07-2014 22:52:08 | More by countrybat
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bundy462

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

06-07-2014 22:31:55 | More by bundy462
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crownrl28

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-07-2014 22:14:32 | More by crownrl28
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deNerval

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-07-2014 04:10:06 | More by deNerval
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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-06-2014 20:02:32 | More by Dicers
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Stevotex

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-06-2014 02:02:04 | More by Stevotex
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-05-2014 19:49:57 | More by jheezee
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DirtyMikeandTheBoys

Arkansas

3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This dopplebock is a good one to try. It is not as good as Schneider-Weiss Dopplebock but it is pretty good.

A-pours out dark to amber with a nice white head that lasts a few minutes.

Smell-musky smell of prune juice and raisins

Taste-like a raisin yeasty muffin with good mouthfeel.

Had mine on the way home from work in a 16oz bottle .

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 15:40:04 | More by DirtyMikeandTheBoys
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stomioka

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-04-2014 13:17:24 | More by stomioka
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soulcougher

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-03-2014 21:34:03 | More by soulcougher
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-03-2014 02:58:09 | More by hmmmbeer10
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-03-2014 00:19:11 | More by xJMFCx
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OB1

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-02-2014 21:48:26 | More by OB1
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Sturgeon

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-02-2014 20:02:58 | More by Sturgeon
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andrewhoile1

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

06-02-2014 06:53:31 | More by andrewhoile1
Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,395 ratings.