Spaten Optimator | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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3.89/5
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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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100
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475
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4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Weizen glass. no bottling date.

pours a dark brown/red with a half inch thick head that quickly dissipates. a bready and malty aroma on the nose, quite typical of a doppelbock. taste is very much as expected from a doppelbock, bready and malty and sweet, just like the nose. its pretty good, not great. good feel for a doppelbock, easy to drink. medium bodied with light carbonation.

overall a fairly standard doppelbock thats very drinkable and a good representation of the style. this beer is available everywhere, and its worth picking up if you enjoy doppelbocks.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pleasing malty and sweet aroma. Minimal carbination and head. Taste was good, strong malt, sweet, caramel and maybe a trace of chocolate, long finish with some alcohol to me. My first experience with a Dopplebock, looking forward to comparing to other dark lagers and ales to pick a group of favorites. At this point, this may be a little on the too sweet side for me, but, still enjoyed the beer, and especially the smell. Agree with other comments about the green bottle - why put a good beer in a clear or green bottle?

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