We have a classic, ladies and gentledudes. It’s the Optimator Dopplebock (double bock) from Spaten, which has roots back to the last 1300s. It’s old. Spaten anyway. I think the Optimator is a bit newer than 1300s. I’m just funnin’. Spaten is based in Munich and is one of the first (if not the first) breweries tapped during Oktoberfest. I like bocks and dopplebocks so I look forward to this little treat. Spencer, at City Beverage, even said, “that’s a classic.”
It’s a bit hefty, too. It comes in at 7.5% ABV. I’ll only be having a couple tonight, it seems. BeerAdvocate has it at 87 (Very Good) with a Bros Score (Very Good) of 86. Untappd has it at 3.69 caps out of 5. Both are respectable scores, indeed. I needed an additional break from the IPAs and lighter colored beer. I have to spread my dark beer wings here and stretch out. Sorry Caitlin, we’ll have to make do for you.
Have you had it? What did you think? If you’ve not or just need more of it, head on down to 915 Burke Street and grab your sixer. Then listen to The Less Desirables later tonight or tomorrow and see what Caitlin, Bob and I thought of it.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“One of Germany’s most successful breweries, Spaten is deeply rooted in Munich’s venerable beer-brewing tradition, yet it remains modern and dynamic.” – Spaten