Thursday, November 24, 2005 AD

Thanksgiving 2005: The Eigth Beer: Spaten Optimator

This double-bock was recommended by Kung Fu Master Paul T. McCain.

See, I think I've tried this beer before - very good BTW. That's one of the reason's I'm going to try to attempt to track my beer.

I have one way to determine my beer consumption - I keep a bag of all the beer caps that I've drank since 1999.

Though I am not THE Beer Tracker, I am a beer tracker!

BEER: year round
ABV: 7.2 bottle

BREWER: Spaten
Date: Thanksgiving 2005

Appearance (from light to dark): 3(1 - 5)

Head - Initial appearance
  • Size – small
Head - Color
  • Light brown
Head - Lacing
  • Virtually none
Head - Longevity
  • Fully diminishing
Body - Clarity
  • Clear - sparkling / normal / flat
  • Cloudy - hazy / murky / muddy
Body - Particles
  • Size – tiny
Body - Hue
  • Medium to dark
  • Red
  • Brown
  • Black

Aroma (from weakest to strongest): 8 (1 - 10)

Malty
  • Heavy
  • Bread - dark
  • Cookie
  • Grain / Hay / Straw / Cereal
  • Toasted / Roasted / Burnt / Nutty
  • Molasses / Caramel
  • Chocolate - dark
  • Coffee - mild
Hoppy
  • Light
Yeasty
  • moderate
  • Dough-ie
Miscellaneous
  • Brown sugar
  • Allspice / Nutmeg / Clove / Cinnamon
  • Alcohol

Palate (again from worst to best): 4 (1 - 5)

Body
  • Medium to full
  • Full
Texture
  • Creamy
  • Syrupy
Carbonation
  • Lively
Finish - Feel
  • Astringent - light
  • Alcoholic - moderate

Flavor (again from worst to best): 9 (1 - 10)

Initial flavor
  • Sweet - moderate
Finish - Flavor
  • Sweet - light
Finish - Duration
  • Long

Overall rating (out of 30, dumbass): 24

Comments: Good stuff, thanks for the recommendation Pr. McCain! The smell and taste were delightful.

3 Comments:

Blogger Nick said...

Can this brew be found at Goebel? Please say yes.

8:18 PM  
Blogger The Terrible Swede said...

Yes, this wonderful beer can be found at Goebel's

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is Goebel's? ANy distributor
in Minnesota? Please say, "Yes"!

6:55 PM  

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