Spaten Optimator | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

very good
3,059 Ratings
Spaten OptimatorSpaten Optimator

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Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-06-1999

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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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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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