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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: 1938   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.


DUbrew's rating

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DUbrew (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Good beer. Had on tap - great with the burger I had (drank extra cold). Heavy finish and great malty finish. Brown sugar and coffee.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1053) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Taste is caramel, malt, charred wood and grain. Well balanced and very good. Prost!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AAEA (146) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2014
22 FL OZ ($3.49) Very good german beer. I enjoyed this dark beer a lot and it was smooth. fairly easy to drink. lots of foam.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Namespayne (56) - - DEC 2, 2014
1 liter bottle--> snifter. Dark brown, 1 inch head. Light, toffee aroma. A bit skunky for my liking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
odinstyr (564) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Pours a medium brown with a moderate head. Smell is malt, bready, little hops. Taste is sweet and mildly bitter, dark bread. A Flat doppelbock,

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTan (569) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle. A- Dark fruits, raisins, brown sugar, caramel, gummy bears, slightly sweet, malty. A- Dark brown color, dark liquid, tan head. T- Malty, dark fruits, caramel, slightly sweet. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- I’ve heard this was a good beer but I didn’t expect it to be this good. Very easy to drink and full of dark fruit and caramel flavors. Very well balanced and really no complaints at all on this one.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Optimatorjoe (5) - - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
This is one of my top 2-3 beers. Great caramel taste. Brownish color with great aroma. Broad distribution and pricing also helps.

3.8
   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 .

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - 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."

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (505) - Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Tap. Very dark ruby. Nice lingering head. Super malty nose. Nice body tastes of sharp malt, mild caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beachmaster (174) - 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.


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