Spaten Optimator | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

Spaten OptimatorSpaten Optimator
BA SCORE
73.6%
Liked This Beer
3.89 w/ 3,065 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
Ranking:
#6,934
Reviews:
1,336
Ratings:
3,065
Liked:
2,256
Avg:
3.89/5
pDev:
12.34%
Alströms:
3.81
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
448
Trade:
0
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4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chossboss
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DesertFox24
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beershrine
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

i love this beer....7.6% dark and malty....German beer is awesome

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Photo of BJB13
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear cola like dark brown and is covered by one finger of tan head that leaves fairly good lacing.

The aroma is moderate and malty. Sweet caramel, some dark fruit and a little yeast. Taste is sweet but cleans up a bit for a tangy finish. Plenty of caramel malt, bread, a touch of roast and small but detectable hop character round out the flavors. The body is medium and soft with low carbonation.

A solid Doppelbock in my opinion.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

**
12/15/2012

AROMA: Hint of that stale green bottle beer flavor.
LOOK: Dark Brown color. But Transparent
TASTE: Taste is nice. Caramel, apples, malt, brown bread, brown sugar.
FEEL: Medium Body. A bit creamy. Nice Sipping beer

Solid brew.
**

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Photo of RaginBowener
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenMaalouf
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hossst
4.36/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmay9753
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours thick dark brown nearly black. Thick 2 finger milky white head that stays around for a long time.
Smell is very fruity chocolaty malty strong intense smell.
Taste follows smell pretty well very sweet malty chocolate packed. Left a slight alcohol twinge at the finish however not terribly offensive just enough to remind you its not a light beer in any aspect.
Feel was thick heavy malt rich.

Overall my first Doppelbock so having no other to judge from i will say it was definitely a good brew maybe not 100% my style but would not be afraid to try others.

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3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of louiebianchi
4.93/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thomasdidymus55
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Doppelyisious

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Photo of trllte
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

yum, whoa

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4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
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 +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.32/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 73.6% out of 100 with 3,065 ratings
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