Spaten Optimator | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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3.89/5
Very Good
3,110 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:
#8,522
Reviews:
1,348
Ratings:
3,110
pDev:
12.08%
Bros Score:
3.81
 
 
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100
Gots:
475
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0
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Once again the doppel bock comes thru. Tired of watery and hoppy taps at the local steak house, I ordered a doppel bock. It might have been the fantastic food and company that set off the evening - but it was the beer that made the night spectacular.

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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 3,110 ratings