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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: 1894   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DubbelO7 (42) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2001
Deep dark mysterious toasty sweet-ish beer . This beer will seduce you. Best with food , otherwise you’ll be unable to get up from where you’re sitting . I am a big Spaten fan.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
frogfan99 (10) - Ft Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2001
Why would anyone like this beer. I guess Im just used to the ’cheap and nasty’ beer sold all accross the country. I’d rather drink penzoil than another Spaten Optimator

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2003 An absolutely enjoyable brew. Its pretty cool to know that some one drank nearly the same brew in the 1400's. My only question is about the two shovel heads on the label.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2001
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2011 first sip very strong, aftertaste hangs for a long time on the palate coffee and malt lingers. first beer doppelbock i have tasted back in 2001 and i liked it a must try for beer lovers alike. Also found the proper glass to enjoy it out of. Drinking a beer out of the proper glassware makes all the difference in the world. 2011 still the top of all doppelbocks always a good german beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
darkbeerwitch99 (1) - USA - OCT 24, 2001 does not count

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
PeerlessBeerSeer99 (4) - Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2001 does not count
Not normally a German beer fan, Optimator floored me. It is very complex: sweet but with a crisp finish. A man could build a vacation around beer this good. If there is better German beer than this in the U.S., I am anxious to try it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 22, 2001
Toasty malty aroma. Toasty, choclatey, hoppy flavor with a noticeable alcohol taste that adds a plesant twang. Simply delicious.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ISIS51799 (7) - USA - OCT 15, 2001 does not count
ONE OF MY BEST SELLERS, MADE TO ADD HAIR TO YOUR CHEST. BEST IF SERVED FROM THE TAP.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2100) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2001
A strong contender in the dopplebock category. On draft, it has strong tendencies towards it’s high alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 29, 2001
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2006 Bottle: Dark orange with a thin white head, sweet malts and toffee in the aroma, starts and ends lightly sweet, with a smokey sweet ending, medium bodied with solid carbonation. Not as good as I remembered it.


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