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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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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zane_Hilton (11) - USA - OCT 16, 2013
Sugary aroma, bread maybe? Hint of caramel. Medium amber brown fiizzy minimal head. Sweet , medium body. very soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3069) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2013
Block beige head dark brown pour medium carbonation aromas toffee nut strong caramel grain the flavours cereal and grain syrup some toffee caramel nuts oats a milky touch some good malt sharpness in the tastes nice grain the finish a good bock with enough malt richness and good complex flavours to give this a decent mark

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cousin_Larry (244) - - OCT 10, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 Pours black with small head that dissipates quickly. Malty flavor that almost has a spiciness to it. Leaves your mouth with a feeling akin to the afteraffects of smoking a menthol cigarette. Interesting but not my favorite.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcgavin12 (427) - Madison, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Clear amber brown pour with a light lacing head, Aroma is heavy on the malt with notes of booze, caramel and brown sugar. Taste is quite sweet and long lasting with bitter notes to complement the bready malt. Great beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1232) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2013
From a tapered pilsner glass: Sugary aroma: toffee, candi sugars, cola. Heavy molasses. Mildly nutty as well. I’m surprised how much I enjoy this aroma. Color of diluted Coca-Cola, reddish brown, with a big, creamy head. The head lasts a while too. Flavor is insanely sweet: toffee, molasses, caramel, candi sugars. The nutty finish is akin to a hazelnut. Not a hop to really be found, but that’s about right for this style. Slightly toasted. Feels bubbly and carbonated at first, before smoothing out a little. Still, has a rough texture; creamy but NOT smooth. Appropriate. Even in a green bottle in the dead of autumn, this is a really nice choice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx76 (510) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2013
On draught at Prost Oktoberfest / pours pitch black with medium head. Nose of roasted malt and brown sugar. Taste is of sweet malt, caramel balanced with smoke. Sweet brown sugar finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
slayden70 (3) - Lake Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2013 does not count
One of my all-time favorites. Has a rich, caramel flavor, and ends with a coffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
toml219 (203) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Serving type: bottle Appearance- Brown Red with a large golden tan head. Aroma- A sweet fruit smell with malt T/P- Very sweet taste of caramel with fruit. Has a little alcohol taste to it but it just adds to the warming effect so it is good. Overall- Not bad goes down very smooth. Would be very easy to drink a number of these.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
warhawk91 (240) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 26, 2013
16 oz. draft. Slightly hazy dark brown, lots of carbonation thin wispy head. Smell is dark roasted malt, brown sugar, caramel. Taste is very smooth yet malty. Roasted nut notes and caramel and sugar come through. Very enjoyable beer for the fall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
spatenfan (13) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2013
I’m a big dopple bock fan and Spaten Optimator is a prime example of a fantastic dopple bock. Highly recommend!


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