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Brewed by Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu (InBev)
Style: Doppelbock
Munich, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1931   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The classic German dark beer, bottom fermented ’Doppel Bock’. Full bodied with a deep dark color and rich roasted malt flavor.

Supposedly only available in USA, at least not in Germany.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Deep rusted garnet. Tannish beige head. Dark fruit nose. Rich and chewy malts, raisons, plum, medium bodied, and flavors pleasantly arise when warming. Finishes with delicately placed hops, a wonderfuilly balanced beer. Very drinkable, alcohol is hidden, I love this brew, stands up to most doppelbocks.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Similar to Salavator Double Bock but with a lesser alcohol taste. Excellent overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Malty, sweet, fruity aroma. Malty flavor, bready, and a little caramel. It finishes nice and dry with a warmth of alcohol. Beautiful dark brown/red color. Small head with moderate lace.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
snowman (9) - Powhatan, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2002 does not count
It’s 15f outside and you are next to the fireplace, drinking this magnificent brew. Is there really anything better? This is my favorite beer. I hear there may be a doppelbock that is better, Celebrator, but as of yet I haven’t found it in the greater Richmond area.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nastrass (58) - Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2002
Nice dark red brown color. Malty aroma. Sweet caramel taste. Full bodied and filling.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2002
A distinct nuttiness, but it is has a very pungent bite to its flavor, and it is very sour. The taste of alcohol is too high for its content.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 1, 2002
The best beer in the green bottle? Hmm maybe? The bottle is still looking at me like it would like to say to me "why did you bought only one bottle?" .It was very pleasant to drink especially here weather is not the nicest. I believe that Optimator does have all it needs to be top doppelbock!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4910) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Deep, reddish-brown color. Decent aroma. Medium-bodied. Fairly full and smooth flavor with a slight alcohol kick to it. Not the greatest, but still very good, and the price tag will probably put it in my regular beer rotation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
boto (1879) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 28, 2002
WOW! There is a lot of body and taste to this one. Beautiful dark color, slight hoppiness. Subtle alchohol bite.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
trent99 (8) - San Jose, California, USA - OCT 27, 2002 does not count
Great German Beer! Another victory for Spaten-Franzi!!!


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