Spaten Optimator | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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3.89/5
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3,145 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-06-1999

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,239
Reviews:
1,358
Ratings:
3,145
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
492
Trade:
0
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Photo of Mclusal
2.04/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 1.75

M43

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

Photo of runlikeakenyan
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Samlover55
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz Bourke into perfect pint
Bb 12/2018
Pours exactly like a glass of cola with a dark brown look,  with lighter highlights.  Thin off white head.
The aroma is heavy on caramel with some subtle chocolate notes.
The tastes follows the nose,  along with some yeast character.
The feel is medium-bodied, and under carbonated.
Overall this is an average at best double bock, with one dimensional flavor.

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Photo of rooster1970
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ceddd99
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very well made beer.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 88caprice
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Wavyhill
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cardfan212
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a shaker pint.

Look - Dark brown with the slightest hint of red. A small lingering sandy colored head. If I had to describe the look of this beer, I'd say noble and distinguished.

Smell - Obvious strong bready malt notes with a slight tinge of sweet potato and spices. The lightest bit of some earthy peppery hops. The smell carries a long way as well, really wafts out.

Taste - Sourdough bread and molasses to start out, really sweet and round. Transitions into a peppery alcohol bite with some salty green bean-like essence. Aftertaste returns to the sweat breadiness.

Feel - Medium-thick body with only a modest amount of carbonation. Quite filling and comforting.

Overall - A relaxing but hefty beer that is perfect for this first wave of cold weather. Complex and diverse on every sip.

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2.47/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

It tastes as advertised. Its a double bock, and that extra hoppiness and maltiness I feel overpowers the rest of the flavor. Not my bag. If you like IPA's you may want to try this.

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Photo of JohnDon
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have on Draft

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Photo of antonyliu
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass…

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Look
Poured a deep crimson brown color with a 2 finger mocha tan head. Minimum light coming through.

Smell
Raisins ’n dark fruit. Prune, caramel, spice. Sourdough-y bread!

Taste
Taste is caramel, raisins, honey, and phenol, some bourbon, some smoke, cask. Alcohol in taste and bitter on finish.

Mouthfeel
Medium/heavy body, crisply carbonated. Smooth and more a sipper.

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Overall
Wonderful beer for it’s flavor profile/type. It has deep flavor and I would get it again particularly because of it’s price point (Purchased $1.99 for a bottle in Southern California).

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4.96/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lfeinauer
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Doppelbanger
4.58/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bryan12345
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Guju
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LuckyJohn
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 3,145 ratings