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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: 1916   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
albertk99 (12) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2002
Great doublebock, deep rich taste with a roasty bite that trails off.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2002
Very good Doppelbock. Better than Paulaner but not quite as good as Ayinger. Last reviewer made a good point, $16.99 for Celebrator as opposed to $9.99 for Optimator here in Maryland at my favorite watering hole.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2002
That it costs half what Celebrator does must be worth something.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARMed (598) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2002
The OPTIMATOR. The optimum beer name that is fun to say and more fun to drink. A very good beer to drink while eating spatzel and bratwurst. I like the deep dark color and flavor of a nice drinkable Geramn Octoberfest brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2002
On the dull side for a doppelbock. Serviceable, although nothing really sticks out as far as aroma or taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2002
Had it in a side by side tasting with Ayinger Celebrator. Very good, malty and full bodied, but not as characterful as Celebrator.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2002
Malty goodness indeed. Very sweet brown sugar/burnt mollasses flavor with just enough body to set this above most other Doppels. The malt flavor is very well developed, it just may lack a bit in overall appeal. There may not be quite enough to balance out the sweet for me, although this is still an excellent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Lovely dark brown complexion. Nice toasty flavor but seems a bit watery near the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Beautiful ruby-brown color, creamy head. Sweet, malty nose. Roasty, caramel flavors. Robust and big mouthfeel. Alcohol is sometimes apparent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dionysian (39) - Paris, FRANCE - AUG 25, 2002
An excellent beer. Very ghosty attributes. A hefty ABV which it incorporates well. Not the best dopple Ive had, to be sure.. but still a great beer. Dopplebock is simply a style with many great beers, the greatest being Ayinger celebrator. Those Germans do everything well.


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