Spaten Optimator | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

BA SCORE
88
very good
3,059 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-06-1999

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,059
Reviews:
1,334
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.31%
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
445
For Trade:
0
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12 oz bottle poured into a glass mug. This pour produced a good 2-1/2 to 3 finger head that rapidly dissipated but left a reasonable amount of lacing. The color was an extremely dark amber for a Doppelbock. The low carbination made a very smooth taste and mouthfeel with no lingering aftertaste. A little weak for my taste, but still a good dopplebock. I would recommend this beer and buy it again myself.

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Draft

Appearance – Reddish brown colour with an average size frothy and fizzy beige coloured head. It’s hard to make out the carbonation level due to the darkness of the beer and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell – Malts, dark fruits, butterscotch

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, butterscotch, nuts and some raisins. The beer finishes with a malty and grape juice sweet aftertaste.

Overall – An enjoyable beer that is very drinkable and has great balance. I remember there being more of a smokey taste when I had it from the bottle. I'd buy it again.

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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
3.9 out of 5 based on 3,059 ratings.
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