keiko99 (2) - Seminole, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2001 does not count
This is my personal favorite! The Perfect amount of carbonation. I converted my old fridge into a keg fridge and its the only beer i will put in there. seuinoz (260) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2001
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2011 first sip very strong,
aftertaste hangs for a long time on the palate coffee and malt lingers.
first beer doppelbock i have tasted back in 2001 and i liked it a must try for beer lovers alike. Also found the proper glass to enjoy it out of. Drinking a beer out of the proper glassware makes all the difference in the world. 2011 still the top of all doppelbocks always a good german beer. chump99 (1) - USA - DEC 14, 2001 does not count
This is the original beer! Check the label - 'Since 1397'(!) Everything else came after. This is a beer that counts. 2 shovels dig your grave twice as fast. Best enjoyed when alternating with Carlsberg Elephants. lordwunjo (46) - California, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Hands down the best beer I’ve ever had. Nice long lasting flavor that lingers in your mouth long after you have finished the beer. Deep rich dark red color with caramel colored foam, wonderful taste, whichever ingredients were used in this beer it is the best, no wonder Spaten has been making beer since 1397. Minker17 (14) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2006
This beer is what I thought beer would taste like when I was a kid. Te color is fantastic, with little to no head. The aroma is very sweet, but subtle. The taste is to die for. It hits tha palette with many flavors, sweet, bitter, and amooth. Very malty, with a great after taste. Tastes good cold or at room temp.
neecnrs (2) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2006 does not count
An awesome flavor,a wonderful beer. Full bodied, even better when at near room temp. commanderkyle (1) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2006 does not count
Any true beer lover can’t help but love this beer ! It has a refreshingly unique flavor that is not for the uniniated ! If you are the kind of beer drinker that is happy with typical commercial beers than SPATEN is not for you, and it goes without saying that the OPTIMATOR will knock you on your a** !( at 7.2% alcohol). I quickly tired of all of those empty bottles accummulating around the house waiting to be returned for the deposit refund so, I went ahead and purchased a dual tap kegerator and stocked it with SPATEN OPTIMATOR and FRANZISKANER (less of an alcohol punch) ! Ah the good life ! sabreswin (9) - Newnan, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2007 does not count
This beer is just about the best bang for the buck!! i pay $10.99 a 12 pack!! in Georgia of all places.... i Love it and buy it all year round!! fatfree (5) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2007 does not count
This is my all time favorite beer. It is dark and mellow with aq hint of chocolate and a hint of that German "tang". I love this stuff. Perfect score. andrewboss (137) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2007
UPDATED: APR 16, 2008 Bottle... beautiful dark color, light brown head, wonderful aroma, and a full flavor with much character. One of my favorites!