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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1938   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.

chickenflea's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chickenflea (347) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Dark brown color, with a frothy tan-colored head, sweet toasted and caramelized malt nose, with a toffeeish accent, brown sugar, hint of dark dried fruits fruitiness in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a very sweet toasted malt character with some brown sugar, hint of nuttiness, dried raisins and plums fruitiness, leading towards a rich malty finish.

   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!!

   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.

   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

   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,

   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.

   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.

   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 (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."

   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.

   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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