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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,523 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,523
Reviews: 1,262
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 64
Gots: 148 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -10%

chucksburritos, Feb 20, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Satan70, Feb 20, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -12.6%

A very nice, somewhat ticker beer. The beer pours a nice golden brown hue with a steady amount of carbonation and lace. The aroma is of lighter fruits and grains. The beer tastes the same, with a hint of molasses and caramel in the mix, without the burn. Leaves an okay aftertaste after each swig and goes down relatively smooth for being a tad bit bitter. Not a bad effort, I would recommend.

ronniebruner, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Deep red in color with orange and brown hues and perfect clarity. Poured with a thick off-white foam that quickly dissipated. Delicate, smooth, oily feel. Sweet caramel and toasted malts with dark fruit aromas, with bready and biscuit undertones. Flavors are much the same as aromas. Caramel and toasted malts with dark fruit through the front and middle, a bit of hop bitterness is introduced thru the middle, finishes very cleanly. Generally, very sweet, malty and very enjoyable.

IronLover, Feb 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

MadTownDrinker, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

jfcaa193, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

kspongeworthy, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

shelby415, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

MrVonzipper, Feb 18, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.3%

Cr0wBait, Feb 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

mrkinnex, Feb 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

freduardo, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

JohnnyMc, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

omegaman, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

oldseacaptain, Feb 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured from bottle into Sam Adams turbolator

A: deep mahogany brown - 2 finger head with decent retention, not much lacing... nice, smooth looking beer

S: caramel malt notes, some honey, molasses

T: roasted malt with a sweet character of molasses and honey... bready and sweet. Some caramel and dark fruit notes.

F: medium to full body - but doesn't strike me as quite the mouthfull as, say, Salvator or Celebrator. Balanced carbonation, and a slightly dry finish - keeping things somewhat crisp, and not too syrupy. Really nice.

O: I always enjoy Optimator - smooth, easy drinking and very flavorful. I tend to prefer Salvator - but still, a good beer at a great value.

bbHOP, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

nanookbuddy, Feb 14, 2012
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hogrider, Feb 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

kmckinnon87, Feb 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

brez8791, Feb 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

dhall18, Feb 11, 2012
Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 2,523 ratings.