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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1962   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shaggy513 (3) - Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
Not a porch beer better be ready to drink. Classic German beer that sneaks up on you. Excellent taste .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7089) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"a good beer...2 shovels up indeed. i think of Optimator as a poor man’s Celebrator...it does all the same things, just not as well, but you don’t feel bad about downing one with a pizza."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (681) - Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Tap. Very dark ruby. Nice lingering head. Super malty nose. Nice body tastes of sharp malt, mild caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beachmaster (233) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 9, 2014
12 oz bottle into a dimpled mug. Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a medium tan head that slowly fades into a disk on the surface. Moderate lacing. Nose is very faint dark malt. Taste is dark roast malt and a hint of cocoa, with a moderate hop finish. Very smooth. A classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1436) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Tap. Very solid doppel. Pours a dark opaque brown with minimal tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andriesradu (577) - ROMANIA - SEP 29, 2014
Pours deep clear amber with a small white head. Heavy malty aroma also some caramel malt and bread. Flavor is sweet, again dominated by malt and some bread. Quite full-bodied

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2711) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - SEP 27, 2014
I poured this into a weizen glass thinking it was a weizen bock, woops my bad. Anyways, here’s the rest. The appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a thick two and a half finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some speckled light lacing glossing all around the glass. The smell had a nice roasty to sweet bready chocolate cinnamon baked sticky glazed honey. This was really nice. The taste was mainly bready sweet backed up by a nice sticky glaze of caramel bready malts. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping quality about it. There’s a nice sweet sticky caramel to cinnamon aftertaste with a super nice sweet roasty finish. Overall, big wow from me and the fact that I didn’t have it in proper glassware - I can only hope it would taste just as good and believe it would.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1103) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2014
red brown pour aroma cherry caramel. Tastes big tang caramel. creamy dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Nice. Really, perfect all the way around. My only nit, if that, is that there is a bit of alcohol heat I wasn’t expecting, at the back end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
two7offsuit (366) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Pours brown with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet and strong alcohol. Flavor is alcohol, malt, raisin, and more alcohol.

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