Spaten Optimator | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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3.89/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Germany
franziskaner-weissbier.de

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-06-1999

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,845
Reviews:
1,350
Ratings:
3,115
pDev:
12.08%
Bros Score:
3.81
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
480
Trade:
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Photo of dbrown456
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky brown with a finger of khaki foam. Aroma is biscuit, toast, and bread malts. Flavor profile is biscuit and bread malts forming a hearty, but smooth taste. There is a zing of yeast. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a velvety texture. Overall, a refreshing and smooth, malt-heavy beer. Drinks smooth, but as if it were a higher ABV.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of bottmfeedr
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nass
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Way too much dark fruits hitting my palate. This is too pungent for me to get into. It is not undrinkable but it is not something that I would want to indulge again. This is worst than Ayinger Celebrator. Cheers! C- (70-74)

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Photo of Chilmer
2.38/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jpschouest
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CapEO
4.51/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mozartandmadnes
3.26/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of edthehead
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of achepil
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yeagerds
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Hmhmurphy
4.55/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dubnation
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BierRichter
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lastmango
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruby brown with a one finger tan head that dissipated to a thin film. Little lacing. Very light aroma of malt with a hint of chocolate. Tastes of malty pumpernickel bread. Light to moderate carbonation and feel. As one other reviewer noted, the alcohol sneaks up on you because this beer is soooo smooth.

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Photo of Admiraldinty
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SLeffler27
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear, very dark copper, with auburn highlights. SRM 26-27. A slight, light chestnut froth raises to a coating before leaving spotty lace on a Spaten Optimator branded, dimpled mug.

The aroma is rich and malty with pumpernickel bread. The middle carries molasses and dark fruits such as dates and raisins, while late sensations include sweet mince and light, bittersweet chocolate.

The flavor follows the nose with a strong leaning towards the dates, then followed by pumpernickel bread. The finish is dominated by pumpernickel, especially as it warms.

The body is full, with a creamy texture and light carbonation. Alcohol is as expected, while residual sugar is deposited on the lips.

This beer is commonly described as "liquid bread", which is certainly apt. Optimator will be enjoyable with the hearty food of its country of origin.

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3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jmpbrew
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bogdawg
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Markapeters
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 3,115 ratings