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Spaten Optimator | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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3.89/5
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3,074 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-06-1999

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,305
Reviews:
1,339
Ratings:
3,074
pDev:
12.34%
Bros Score:
3.81
 
 
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A: Deep red mohogani with a light tan head. Good carbonation and very clear.good looking brew.

S: Good maltiness on the nose with a hint of grains, fruit and dark sugars.

T: Dark fruits, molasses, brown sugar and a lot of dried dark fruits like cherries and raisins.

M: Alcohol gives a good warmth and a Ritchie maltiness lingers from the dark malts. Not much if at all any bitterness.

O: A decent example of the style but Aftertase is a little too fresh grain, almost corn or vegetable like.

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The colour is brown (25 EBC), the liquid clear. The finger thick head is compact and off-white, it sinks into a thin lid leaving very little lacing.

The smell is a bit weak. Sweet malts, caramel and some flowery notes. Hints of old oak wood and smooth alcohol.

The taste is malty and smooth, the alcohol is well hidden. Tree/oak-flavours, earthy notes of mature whisky/brandy. Semi-sweet notes of caramel and brown sugar. Full bodied flavours. The aftertaste brings some more earthy notes as well as minerals and a touch of molasses. The finish is smooth with fine caramel flavours.

The carbonation is medium strong; the bubbles are mid-sized. The liquid is a bit light and somewhat sticky.

Not bad at all, but it might lack some complexity that I want in a Doppelbock.

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Aroma: Light roasted grain; dried fruit; alcohol aroma

Taste: Creamy malt with warming alcohol on start; dried fruit in the mid; finishes slightly sweet with pretty good hop balance; not overly complex, but decent flavor overall

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 3,074 ratings
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