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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,746 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,746
Reviews: 1,293
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 70
Gots: 260 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-06-1999

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Taste: Full bodied and almost sticky sweet right off the bat, with a big dose of toasted malt flavor before a generous amount of earthy hop bitterness cuts the sweetness. The malt returns for this finish, which is lingering with some nice nuttiness and a bit more syrupy sweetness.

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Pretty durned spiffy!
I was surprised to find this in my local supermarket. It has a pretty dismal beer selection; virtually all american macro lagers that all taste the same.
Optimator was a sweet find... both figuratively and literally.
Rich, sweet malty taste, but not over done. Finishes pretty dry considering the sweetness level. There's a faint but detectable hops bite and bitterness mid sip.
The 7.2% is a very nice feature.
Go Spaten!

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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,746 ratings.