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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: 1937   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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2001
If anything comes close to Celebrator, then Spaten Optimator is it. Wonderful flavor with almost no alcohol taste. Even when this beer gets warm, its still good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ljagged99 (1) - USA - JUL 3, 2001 does not count
I’m fortunate that my university has this beer on draft down at the student union. I’ve had the pleasure of introducing this beer to several friends while sitting on the union terrace, enjoying the summer sun and watching the boats sail around the lake.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2001
PRETTY STRONG. LOTS OF ALCOHOL. THIS IS A WICKED BREW. GREAT FLAVOR

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
k2 (146) - USA - JUN 22, 2001
Grat example of a dark larger. Not to be taken lightly, it packs quite a punch.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2003 A nice complex doppelbock with a moderate richness to it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (843) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2001
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 An enjoyable, rich and filling beer. Heavily dependent on the roasted chocolate malt flavor, could be a bit more complex as the finish thins out a bit, but the abv is covered well and this serves as a perfect winter warmer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weeicemon (126) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAY 14, 2001
Rich and malty with a nice maple taste. A little thick and sticky. Settle quite nicely. Warms as it goes down.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dins (266) - Texas, USA - APR 27, 2001
Nice malty doppelbock.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2001
Very nice malt flavor, better than most doppelbocks I’ve tasted. A bit too sweet for my tastes.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nkimpel99 (9) - Oxford, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2001 does not count
Mmmm, so very tasty... Until something else this good and affordable comes along, it’s my favorite beer.


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