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Tröegs Cultivator - Tröegs Brewing Company

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87
very good

411 Ratings
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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 16
Gots: 82 | 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:
Beer added by: orangesol on 01-31-2014

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.
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Ratings: 411 | Reviews: 84
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a rich golden yellow color that borders on becoming orange. Head is a massive cluster of cream colored bubbles. Great retention. Stingy with its lacing.

S-Softer than I'd like it to be. Light apples and fruits. A bit floral with some caramel. A bit of noble hop.

T-Malt forward. Some toffee and caramel. A bit of honeycomb. Bread dough malt. Hops are very subtle. Fruity yeastiness.

M-Medium bodied, definitely fuller than I was anticipating. Soft carbonation. Alcohol well hidden.

O- I haven't had many of the style. It's fairly tame but it grew on me. Glad only got a single, though. Not sure I would really love to put away several of these.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 fl. oz. bottle into a pint glass. BOTTLED 020514.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful dark golden body with a robust eggshell white head. Elegant lacing.

Smell: Sweet, sweet pilsner malt. Rich caramel balanced by a slight Euro metallic hop aroma.

Taste: Rich, bready, sweet malt. Kiss of bitterness from the hops only offsets the sweetness ever so slightly. Delicious, full flavored pale malt bomb!

Mouthfeel: Rich full mouthfeel without being "heavy" - nice balance. Sweet and crisp without being too dry.

Overall: Excellent Helles Bock! Delicious, full flavored, bready, sweet, robust without a hint of alcohol despite the 6.9% alc./vol. A damn near perfect beer and absolutely perfect for these last bitter cold days of March.

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Rated 4.00 on 3/24/2014.
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Reviewed on 3/29/2015. New rating: 3.92.

On-tap @ Alewife in Long Island City, NY.

Served in a tulip glass. Deep gold color and clear with a large, white head. Toasted malts dominate the aroma. No fruit present. Some light spice from the hops, but this is a malt-driven lager all the way. Light spice and some earthiness in the flavor. Strong toasted malts, clean and dry. Medium bodied with a hint of alcohol, showing off a bit of its strength.

Overall, a nice spring seasonal, fits the changing of seasons perfectly.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Glad to have found this new seasonal for hella cheap (Mixed and matched single for about a $1.65) Into a pint glass.
A - Well it looks more like a Helles lager with a bright orange yellow color very clear and lively with a ton of carbonation that makes for an inch plus of head, great lacing, and the head even slowly dissipates.
S - Has some bock tones of caramel and strong malt with some herbal/citrus hops and a bit of hay and bread.
T - Its quite a different take on the style with a ton of flavor. Getting lemon grass, citrus hops zest, bready malts, mild corny sweetness and some caramel in the finish. Heck the finish even has some lingering hop bite!
M - Wow I just love how this style drinks so light and this beer especially with the carbonation makes for a very enjoyable beer.

Overall a simple easy going beer I would probably get a six pack of but so far have only found cases of it for 34 dollars. Damn Pennsylvania...

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Tröegs Cultivator from Tröegs Brewing Company
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