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Tröegs Cultivator - Tröegs Brewing Company

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301 Ratings
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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 5
Gots: 28 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

DrStiffington, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of BoulderBarrovecchio
3.36/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: Translucent straw light golden brown, 1/4 inch head, light carbonation visible with lacing toward the end.

S: Fruity, most dominant of which was pink lemonade. Exactly what you want to smell on a hot day when you need something refreshing.

T: Pretty simple and straight forward, "delicate floral hops" is the main taste.

M: Light-medium body with light carbonation.

O: My second maibock in three days, not a huge hops fan, but these were light enough to where it was enjoyable. Great drinkability.

BoulderBarrovecchio, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Beautiful crystal-clear golden body with a huge, fluffy just off-white head.

S- Sweet malts, hints of floral hops, yeasty bread, slight citrus component.

T- Really similar to the aroma. Sweet, bready malts are there, but the big surprise is the noticeable hop flavor that adds an herbal component and some bitter, lemony citrus. Really great balance of bready malts and bitterness.

M- Medium bodied, but very drinkable with a lingering stickiness and slight alcohol presence. Compared to most helles bocks, this one appears to be slightly higher in abv, but drinks closer to a 5-6% beer.

O- I really like the balance, the flavor and the drinkability. This one definitely follows the trend of hoppy lagers, but is very nicely done and shows it's bock roots.

stephenjmoore, Mar 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

acurtis, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

djrn2, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

cosgrovekatie, Mar 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Peter, Mar 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

victory4me, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

wonothesane42, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

TheNightwatchman, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Nathaniel Square Corner Store.

Pours a light, golden yellow, fairly fizzy. Half inch head, not much in the way of lacing.

Smells floral and grassy. Pretty light but pleasant aroma here.

The tastes include biscuity malt, mild fruit (pears, possibly), floral hop flavors, cut grass, very mild German yeast bitterness.

Crisp, sharp, well carbonated. Great mouthfeel on this one.

A very easy drinking and tasty maibock. Would like to get more of this.

GreesyFizeek, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

MRsojourner, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

IdrinkGas, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

aqualung23, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Drew88, Feb 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

xdtfx, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

whatname, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Snowdog, Feb 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

BradT, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Rhettroactive, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of Zdrummer15
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brewed a mere 2 weeks ago. Poured into a pint glass

Appearance: golden color with a hint of orange and a white fluffy head. Lots of ascending bubbles, nice lacing and retention

Smell: floral hops are the most noticeable smell. They blend nicely with the rest of the earthy aroma

Taste: again, floral hops right up front. Some nice carmaly sweetness along with some breadiness. A bit of citrus and grape in the aftertaste

Mouth feel: crisp carbonation and a relatively light body make this go down very easily. Along with the taste, I would have guessed a slightly lower ABV

Overall: This is a pretty unique and enjoyable helles bock. It is dominated by the floral hops and earthy malts which makes the name and theme of the beer quite fitting. I was excited when I first saw that Troegs was doing another bock, and this did not dissapoint. I'll definitely have it again.

Zdrummer15, Feb 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Burt, Feb 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

skaboom420, Feb 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

taylor714914, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Griffith, Feb 26, 2014
Tröegs Cultivator from Tröegs Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.