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Tröegs Cultivator - Tröegs Brewing Company

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87
very good

420 Ratings
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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 17
Gots: 85 | 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: 420 | Reviews: 85
Photo of mccorvey
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeg67
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours deep golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of grassy hops, bready malt and hint of alcohol. Body is full and crisp. Taste is of sweet biscuit malt balanced by grassy hops and drying alcohol. Finish is long, dry. Good warming brew.

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ian_Lindemuth
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of loudidonato
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nickcal
3.24/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GreenMind
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DKinPA1
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MeganandDana
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Derek_Besly
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhillyFoodie
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz can. beautiful amber-gold with a very thick white head. Just a great looking beer, almost like you would expect in an advertisement or something. Strips of heavy lacing throughout the session. Incredibly effervescent with a steady stream of bubbles throughout.

Lots of malt smell but still very light. Can smell no alcohol at all. A little graham cracker spice and some banana breadiness but a bit lacking in the hops department in my opinion.

Taste is bready light malts and the hops finally comes through, but a little more bitterness would have been nice. Some sips I got a little hops bite in the back of my throat but not others. Not sure what to really think comparing to other bocks I have had. It's easy-drinking but could use a bit more hops and alcohol to really bring out the flavor. Overall a good session beer but not really a ton of flavor going on. Would be a good breakthrough beer to offer your MillerBudCoors drinking friends.

Photo of Stanley23
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of delta490
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice deep gold, effervescent with a long-lasting fizzy white head. The aroma is mild and malty, with biscuit notes and backed up with hints of earthy hops. The taste is a little bit more robust, with all the aroma factors present but a little more distinct. The body has a nice weight to it and a clean crisp finish.

Photo of Doomcifer
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Anker13
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HollandTunnels
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of xtonytx
3.24/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Roguer
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Perfectly clear, active, sickly amber brew, topped by a very humble white head. Decent retention and lacing.

Strong and sweet malty aroma: honey, biscuit, bread, syrup, flowers.

Flavor is a perfect match for the aroma. Crisp, clean, sweet, malt-driven. Slightly green, earthy, vegetal, flowery hop profile.

Very balanced brew leaning toward bready maltiness; some balancing bitterness. Extremely drinkable; light, silky feel, active with no sting. Fairly short, wet finish.

This is a delicious Maibock. This may not be the boldest style out there, but this is an excellent beer.

Photo of wlfmaldon1
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HattedClassic
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a light white and bubbly head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is cler pale amber.

The beer smell is fairly nice. The beer has hop and malt notes that are very good. The hop note is nice and light with a bit of lime and lemon citrus bitterness to it and floral notes. However, the stronger notes are the nice, sweet pale malts that, while light, really stand out in this beer.

The beer taste is just as delicious as the smell. The main notes consist of a nice sweey malt flavor with a light citrus bitterness surrounding it. The beer taste also has slight alcohol note to it but is very light.

The mouthfeel is light bodied but on the heavier side. The beer goes down pretty smooth and leaves the mouth a little sticky.

Overall, a very good beer, and one I recommend picking up.

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of walaguh
4.51/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rfgetz
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tröegs Cultivator from Tröegs Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.