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Beer of the Week: Spaten Optimator

BY DI STAFF | MARCH 03, 2011 7:20 AM

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With spring around the corner, you need a beer that’s as refreshing as the weather. Look no further.

Spaten Optimator, a German Doppelback lager, contains a perfect mixture of caramel notes and dark fruits, dashed with hints of sugar to give this beer a dark, yet original take on traditional German lagers. Spaten Optimator contains 7.2 percent alcohol content.

Joe Hotek, an employee at John’s Grocery, recommends Spaten Optimator for anyone looking forward to the change in the seasons.

“Spaten Optimator is the perfect early spring, late-winter lager,” Hotek said. “Traditionally, it’s served with a big German meal, but it will accompany any big-body meal, such as a burger or steak.”

The Spaten Brewery in Munich, Germany, has been brewing beer since 1397, and Optimator one of the more famous beers featured in Oktoberfest. In fact, Hotek says that the Spaten Optimator is one of the standout lagers in all of Germany.

— by Evan Clark


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