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Tröegs Jovial - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 3
Gots: 28 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: orangesol on 09-02-2014

Brimming with optimism, Jovial reveals its enduring charm and infinite merriment with each passing sip. This enticing Belgian-style Dubbel ale features hints of raisin, fig, date and prune. As the flavor develops, traces of toffee, chocolate, and subtle spices emerge.
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Photo of k3lso
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nickcal
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yergermeister
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerCon5
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ksimons
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-caramel color with three fingers worth of khaki colored head

S-caramel, brown sugar, raisins, yeast and spices

T-caramel malt, light dark fruits, raisins, bit of spice and yeast

M-medium body, high carbonation

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pleasant dubbel, won't seek this one out again. Was hoping to find the flavored described, but wasn't present cold or when it warmed.

Photo of KTCamm
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours reddish brown, dark, full 1/4 inch thick white foam with lengthy settling. Figgy jam nose, raisins, dates, too. Fruity taste, cherries, raspberries, subtle lemon, belgian flavor bitter. Quite good.

Photo of JakerLou
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sulldaddy
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Sampling a cellar temp bottle that was a gift from my brother Curt. Thanks!
Pouring into a snifter and even with a gentle pour I get 5 cm of dense foamy head that recedes slowly and leaves tightly packed lattice. the head does overflow the top of my glass but does not run down the outside. The color of the beer is a dark rich chestnut hue, I was expecting a lighter shade of gold.
Aroma is malty with brown sugar and dark fruits mixing, maybe raisins. I also get a little bit of spiciness, anice and some nutmeg hints? finally I find some pear notes too. Nose is very mild overall, however, and it is tough to pull scents and describe them.
First sip reveals an average body with gentle rolling carbonation.
Flavor is malty with toffee and some brown sugar mixing with raisin and plum. Some hints of a general spiciness too, but not well defined. The booze is completely hidden and certainly not much of a hop profile anywhere.
An easy to drink brew with nice albeit mild flavors and well hidden booze add to the drinkability.
Im enjoying the beer, but am not wowed by it at any step of the sampling.
Good Dubbel, but I wouldnt chase this down.

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good looking beer, there is some dark fruit, very subdued, seems like raisin. There is also a wheat yeasty smell with what I would call toffee.

Photo of bubseymour
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeganandDana
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Colin32
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dlmvh5150
3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375ml cork and cage bottle poured into a goblet.

A: Dark maroon color with shades of brown. Fine-bubbled and cream-colored head retains very well. A thin slip of lacing slides down the glass and eventually forms thin rings.

S: Fig and raspberry jam, candy apple shell, coffee cake, yeasty, subtle black pepper and clove. A little muted perhaps, but good.

T: Bready and crusty. Toffee and light coffee roast. Raspberry jam and figs, candi sugar. Cinnamon and spice, Dentyne gum. Yeasty. Pepper and bitter herbal spice build middle to end. Slight medicinal phenols. Cocoa and husky grain as it warms. Big sweetness, though it dries quite a bit toward the finish. Yeasty, spicy, and herbal end.

M: Hefty body. A sense of weight presses firmly but gently, but is then completely whisked away by a lot of acute and fine-bubbled carbonation. Soft creamy texture.

O: This is a decent take on what proves to be a very challenging style for American brewers to nail down. My expectations were met.

Photo of cwxc818
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dfhhead25
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wattersmike90
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ranchosdancingbull
1.7/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Super watery. Not much nose. Very carbonated in a good way.

Photo of jak
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dd43
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer has deeper flavors than the aroma profile would lead you to believe. Definitely benefits from warming into the low 40s from fridge temperature. It's a great looking beer, perhaps a shade darker than I expected for a dubbel but very appealing overall. This is a beer that wants to spend some time in your mouth before being swallowed.

Carbonic mouthfeel allows the dark fruit flavors that you can't pick up in the aroma to come alive on the palate. This is a nice cold weather brew, there's almost a warming quality to the spices that become more apparent as you spend some time with it.

Don't rush this beer, and your patience will be rewarded

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Tröegs Jovial from Tröegs Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.