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Tröegs Cultivator - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

298 Ratings
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Ratings: 298
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 5
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Emerging from springtime’s fertile ground, Cultivator celebrates the start of hop-growing season as sprawling fields of hop rhizomes climb and tether to hop bines. This spring bock delivers hints of toasted grains, fresh baked bread and delicate floral hops. #1 of 4 in our Hop Cycle seasonal series.

(Beer added by: orangesol on 01-31-2014)
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

08-28-2014 19:31:08 | More by ROGUE16
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.3%

08-26-2014 21:28:45 | More by Nichols33
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peterittenhouse

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -5.7%

08-18-2014 03:07:38 | More by peterittenhouse
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seedyone

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

03/27/14 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Nice & smooth. Slight bitterness. Lacing on the thick side. At the top end of my hop threshold, which is pretty low by today's standards. I like it, but one is enough.

08-17-2014 12:54:14 | More by seedyone
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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-13-2014 17:08:24 | More by ColdWaffles
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RicPriceless

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-12-2014 21:56:49 | More by RicPriceless
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-11-2014 02:26:15 | More by DrunkinYogi
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-11-2014 01:39:35 | More by KJ2013
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BraveMountie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-10-2014 00:38:40 | More by BraveMountie
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

08-08-2014 16:39:33 | More by zekeman17
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Tarale9

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-07-2014 23:05:17 | More by Tarale9
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-07-2014 00:03:54 | More by randylangford
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Tuck_leepulin

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-01-2014 19:03:57 | More by Tuck_leepulin
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JeepinGreg


3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-31-2014 04:17:40 | More by JeepinGreg
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Jimbo321

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-25-2014 15:02:33 | More by Jimbo321
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spedprof

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-20-2014 23:02:17 | More by spedprof
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Ardeer

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-20-2014 22:31:32 | More by Ardeer
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 2/6/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep gold color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, toast, biscuit, honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, toast, biscuit, honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, toast, biscuit, honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean flavor profile as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Helles bock! All around great balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth, clean, and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

07-20-2014 04:03:39 | More by superspak
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kevanb

Illinois

3.66/5  rDev -5.2%

12oz bottle poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a clear, golden copper color, hues of orange with a fair amount of bubbles rising to the top of the glass where a finger or so of white head sits, that has moderate retention and leaves a nice amount of soapy lace behind. The aroma is of gentle noble hops, light pine with a heap of bready malt, not too sweet, not too doughy, very nice. The flavors are nice, again, mild hop presence, although this tastes a bit more bitter than the nose led on, light pine and citrus, but more earthy noble characteristics with an expected heavy dose of malt at the back end, lightly caramel, mostly pale and pilsner style malts with a touch of honey at the finish. The mouthfeel is nice, lively carbonation coats well, the body is firm but easy, not too much but not limping along either, with a dry finish that is very crisp.

Verdict: A very nice spring lager from Tröegs, quite refreshing and enjoyable. The balance is nice and the hop character, even after a few months since release, is impressively balanced without being too bitter.

07-20-2014 02:00:44 | More by kevanb
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-10-2014 13:35:50 | More by stakem
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -5.7%

When I poured this beer, it has a golden color body with a small head and lacing. The aroma has a floral hop smell to it with a little malt also. The taste has the hops coming first with a lightness floral flavor, then a little maltyness comes to the party. The mouthfeel is smooth and overall a really nice, spring beer.

07-09-2014 02:11:33 | More by chefhatt
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +14.8%

Ha ha! This is like catching up with an old friend. I am clearing my backlog of bottles so that I CAN refocus on The CANQuest (TM) and all sorts of hidden treasures are popping up. My policy is not to drink any beer unless/until it has an approved photo on this site, so if I score one that needs a pic, I will take it, submit it and await approval. That must have happened in this case as that is one of my pics, but I have no recollection thereof. Wild!

From the bottle: "Come visit our Brewery. Viit troegs.com for tour information. Cheers [undersigned] Chris & John"; "Emerging from springtime's fertile ground, Cultivator celebrates the start of hop-growing season. This spring bock delivers hints of toasted grains, fresh baked bread & delicate floral hops."; "Handcrafted by the Troegs Bros."

One of the things that I like about really pale and really dark beers is how well the pseudo-cascade can be seen, thanks to the contrast. The liquid roiled and rolled around and slowly began to settle into around three fingers of dense, slightly rocky bone-white head with great retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-plus quality clarity, allowing me to see through the walls. Before I had a chance to peep at my neighbors, however, the unholy trio of Midas, Croesus and Mammon showed up, wanting some for themselves. Their greed and petty squabbling never ceases to amaze me and so I carried on whilst they carried on. Nose had a Noble hop-like grassiness along with a biscuit maltiness. Mmmm. Mouthfeel was big, thanks to its effervescence, and the taste was tangy. The grassy hops intermingled nicely with the dryness of the malt and when coupled with a slight fusel alcohol heat, it became tangy on the tongue. It also meant that the finish was super-dry. Man, I was more parched after drinking this than I was when I started in on it.

07-03-2014 13:31:28 | More by woodychandler
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hozersr

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-30-2014 13:41:04 | More by hozersr
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-25-2014 19:55:15 | More by NonicPanic
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Jsswish

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-24-2014 22:55:55 | More by Jsswish
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Tröegs Cultivator from Tröegs Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.