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Tröegs Jovial - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Jovial
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BA SCORE
86
very good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: orangesol on 09-02-2014)
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Photo of Zetcha7x
3.14/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Joe_Duvel
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pretty solid head. Nice color. Perfect dubbel taste. I've had plenty of dubbels and this is easily in my top 3. I love it. No complaints at all. Perfect 5 for me.

Photo of tvghost
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of NoProblem
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Slatetank
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I purchased this in a 4pack at the brewery tasting room-poured chilled from the corked and caged bottle in a goblet.

The color is dark walnut brown with light tan head with smooth look and very fine bead with good retention and lace that sticks well. The smell is slightly woody up front with dried fruit and raisiny scents of Belgian yeast with slight bready toasted grain aroma and light herbal hop odor with date-like earthy scent. The feel is very dry with slightly high carbonation level and mild medicinal quality with slight spice and toast verging on roasted texture with a mild phenolic yeast profile with slight chalkiness and light alcohol warming.

The taste begins with mild toasted flavor with subtle date or raisin and mild woody earthy and almost prune like element with a slight pine hop accent. The yeast is more assertive than the malt with mild alcohol coming through in the taste and nutty flavor as it warms with a light orange zest in the back. Overall this is a pretty drinkable dubbel with a bit of spice from the yeast an dry but overall a nice ale with Belgian yeast character and moderate alcohol warming.

Photo of barflybastard
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of BlackHawk89
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of siege06nd
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of DonWeymouth
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Amazing ... time to drive to Hershey to get some.

Photo of philbe311
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Two plus fingers worth of uneven airy crisp slightly off-white colored audibly fizzy froth with a bit of a rocky top... Solid to excellent retention... The head turns much creamier and smoother as this one starts to settle... A little more than a moderate bit of carbonation, most of which is tiny in size and rapid in pace and is mostly seen towards the top of the glass... The color is a murky medium brown... A very subtle spiciness to start... Next is a slightly more dominate array of dark fruits... A light bit of Belgian yeast... Well rounded... Good depth and complexity... Rock solid aroma... After in initial kiss of sweetness on the palate, an array of new flavors present themselves... A pronounced tobacco presence on the palate... Also a touch of smokiness and char... The finish has a slightly medicinal cherry quality about it... Medium bodied... Sharp carbonation that packs a good bite... Starts lush and juicy before finishing with a touch of dryness... Overall a very assertive and interesting Dubbel... Lots of good things going on here, but a bit rough around the edges especially in terms of flavor profile and mouthfeel... I think I'll let the rest of my 4-pack sit for a bit as I could see this one maturing nicely in the cellar...

Photo of ChipMurray
3.9/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Afroman
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 9/11/14 375 mL cap’n’cork bottle at 45 degrees into SA lager glass
Aroma subdued but fruity
Head enormous (>8 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, slowly diminishing to 1 cm frothy layer
Lacing fair – some large islands of small to large bubbles
Body orange-amber, clear
Flavor of yeast phenolics and some alcohol flavor plus another unidentified taste; no hops, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4, Flavor 3.75, Palate 4, Overall 4

Photo of Robbie_Fish
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of BradC
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of JC333
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of GreenMind
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of orangesol
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at the brewery. Pours clear amber brown with a small half finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving minimal lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smells of raisins, figs, prunes and other dark fruits as well as dark candied fruit, toffee, caramel and mildly toasted malt. Taste is mainly dark fruits up front being backed by the sweetness and finally some chewy malt. Smooth, sweet feel with a touch of booze after each sip.

Overall I had my doubts about this one but it turned out pretty well. It has all of the desired flavors and it remains quite drinkable. Worth a shot if you are into the style.

Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Decent dubbel style beer, with considerable brown sugar, light chocolate, rootbeer flavor and spice. While nothing extraordinairy, this was an enjoyable beer from Troegs, and one I was happy to try.

Photo of jbaker67
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheNightwatchman
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%

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Tröegs Jovial from Tröegs Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.