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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: 1922   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.


4.5
   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!!!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2002
Good doppelbock. strong and tastes very well. I owuld definitely try this again.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2002
8/05/02: Handsome ruby/brown color with healthy wheat-hued head...Aroma and flavor in full harmony: complex and balanced: a bit roasty, a bit sweet, restrained but clear hoppiness, and a faint but attractive medicinal (alcohol) quality--it lets you know this stuff is good for you!! This is substantial faire, but doesn’t feel heavy...moderate carbonation helps this effect. Rich malty finish with subtle dryness from roasted malts and hops...This is quality through-and through...10/20/02: Appearance was striking with massive creamy head atop beautiful garnet-edged body...I noticed the nice hoppiness to this stuff more, which really comes through in the finish...Very fine indeed...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2002
A good dopplebock. Has a roasted malt and caramel flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2002
Malty, rich,and frothy.flavours of caramel,malt and sweet fill the palate.Doesn’t match up to the top Doppelbocks, still an enjoyable choice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tonypetrey99 (2) - cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2002 does not count
Smooth as silk. Nice aroma

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2003 Leathery raisin malt nose of a double bock. Sweet, thick ole malt settin' around to jaw with you. There's some wisdom to what the ole bastard says, but some horseshit too. A little sloppy, but a lot of fun.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2002
(On tap) We went to a small-scale Oktoberfest celebration and the beer choices were Budweiser (domestic U.S.) and Spaten Optimator, either served in a plastic 12-oz cup with a big Budweiser logo...well, the plastic cup be damned, but the Optimator was the only choice for me. Wow, this stuff is *sweet*. Just the slightest hint of hopping in the aftertaste. Looks pretty dark in the opaque plastic cup but hard to tell the color. The head never completely disappears all the way down to the bottom, seems to lace up nicely on the sides of the crappy cup. Nice, smooth mouthfeel. Very easy to drink down alongside a plate of red cabbage and roast pork. Very filling beer. Wish I could go back for another cup, but they’re getting $4.00 a crack for it. I’ll go pick up a six-pack on the way home for not much more than one 12-oz cup here... Very nice!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2003 Sweet all the way through. Malty sweet aroma, HEAVY malty sweet flavor, sweet aftertaste. Almost like drinking butter. Head disappears quickly. Don"t try to do a lot of moving around after drinking this. This is a fine beer for nights when you are with a friend and have nowhere to go. Extra points for having head and head retention, when most other doppelbocks I"ve seen don"t. Seems to be widely available in Texas and not much more expensive than other imports.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5282) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 3, 2002
Dark brown color, medium head, fairly thick malty aroma. Deeply roasted malts. A full-bodied Dopplebock. Malts are slightly sweet with a nice caramel flavor. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is malty and dry. Great beer.


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