Spaten Optimator | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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3.89/5
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3,111 Ratings
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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:
#8,538
Reviews:
1,348
Ratings:
3,111
pDev:
12.08%
Bros Score:
3.81
 
 
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

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

In a cheap clear glass it has a dark cola like appearance with a nice amount of off-white head. It smells very malty and sweet. I'm not a huge fan of this style but this is by far my favorite. It's sweet but not in a bad way. The taste is very deep malt, almost syrup like but at the same time its smooth and drinkable. The abv is not noticeable at all so be careful, it will sneak up on you.

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3.22/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Tasty. Give me German food with it or I'll pick a different beer.

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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 3,111 ratings