Spaten Optimator | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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88
very good
3,059 Ratings
Spaten OptimatorSpaten Optimator
BEER INFO

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-06-1999

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,059
Reviews:
1,334
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.31%
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
445
For Trade:
0
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3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenMaalouf
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hossst
4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmay9753
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kkazemi
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of louiebianchi
4.93/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thomasdidymus55
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Doppelyisious

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Photo of trllte
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

yum, whoa

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Photo of 6runscoot
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sohearn
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark brown pour with a creamy toffee colored head and light carbonation.

S - Bready, yeasty, with some dark fruit and toasted caramel malt.

T - Dark roasted caramel with some lingering bitter roasty bitterness.

M - Medium body but chewy.

O - An overall fantastic beer.

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4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
3.32/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Casey_L
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taybeh
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of fscottkey
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: [3.75] The bottle lists the ABV (7.6%) and there is a best by date (05/01/2017). Dark brown beer with lots of red highlights when back-lit. The beer has 1 finger of off white to tannish head. The head settles to 1/4 finger.

S: [3.50] Brown bread, slight booze, caramel, vegital scent.

T: [4.00] Caramel, cocoa, leather, vanilla cream.

M: [4.25] Smooth body. The cream taste is also a feel at the end. Good carbonation level and finish.

O: [4.00] Overall this tastes like a Scotch Ale mixed with vanilla. The creamy taste and feel set it apart and make it really nice. The biggest ding is the nose but the taste and body make up for that. This is a really enjoyable beer.

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Photo of SSGCujo
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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12 oz. Bottle

Pours a very nice dark brown color, with some pretty nice carbonation, with a nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, slight dark fruits. The taste is malty, yeasty, some dark fruits. Medium body. Overall, a very tasty brew.

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a reddish brown color. Complete clarity in the beer other than some carbonation bubbles. Thin off-white head dissipates quickly leaving just a ring of tan foam along the outside of the beer.

Smell has notes of bready malts, sweet dark fruits, strong malts and some mild earthy aromas - hops, but not a hop aroma per se.

Taste follows the nose with notes of bready malts, dark fruits, raisins, prunes, some mild earthy hops. Simple and straightforward but a solid example of the style.

Feel is a bit light for the style, but that makes it very easy drinking. Medium prickly carbonation. Smooth with a somewhat surprisingly drier finish.

Overall a very well done doppelbock. Not the best of the style, but a solid example.

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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
3.9 out of 5 based on 3,059 ratings.
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