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Spaten Optimator

Name – Spaten Optimator
Country – Germany
Type – Doppelbock

Appearance – Very deep and dark red, almost brown. A very small head that disappeared quickly.

Smell – Sweet malty smell of caramel.

Taste – A nice caramel taste with a slight trace of fruit. Kind of heavy and filling. A little bit of a bitter finish but not bad or overpowering.

I had absolutely no clue what to expect with this one and was pleasantly surprised. I probably couldn’t drink a number of these one after another because of how heavy it is but it was a very good beer for sipping and I think it would go well with a meat meal.

Overall Grade – B

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  • Reply Chris

    Somebody told me you really liked a large meat meal in your mouth, is this true?

    July 21, 2008 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply Mike

    I have a wild guess on who told you that.

    July 21, 2008 at 12:46 pm
  • Reply Don

    Heavy?? Are you crazy? Okay, it’s a little thick, but not too heavy that you couldn’t sit down a drink a six pack. If you want heavy and thick, try EKU 28..super malty motor oil..but, still outstanding!! Spaten Optimator gets an A from me!!

    August 27, 2009 at 8:49 pm
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