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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,782 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,782
Reviews: 1,063
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 111
Gots: 423 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003

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Ratings: 2,782 | Reviews: 1,063
Photo of John_Beeryman
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A really tasty, sweet take on this style.

Photo of CHickman
3.22/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours very dark reddish color that is clear when held up to light with a foamy 1-2 finger tan head that faded slowly and left minimal spotty lacing.

Smells of caramel, toffee, brown sugar and sweet malt up front, followed by dark fruit, more sugar, wheat bread and light floral hops or tea leaf. Pretty much malty with hints of booze and fruity candy. Not too exciting, but not bad by any means it’s just devoid of any notes that make it anything but just sweet.

Tastes of caramel, toffee, yeast or a penny, dark fruit, brown sugar, leafy herbs and light booze. Minimal hop presence that you really have to search for as they can’t break through the sweet malt wall. I haven’t had this in a few years, but I recalled it being better than this as it was monotone and almost dull.

Mouthfeel is average to creamy, with a medium body, light carbonation and a sweet, grainy finish that is all malt. Not impressed with this so I’ll try it again later on this year since I like most Tröegs products and will give it the benefit of the doubt. BA score reflects this review.

Photo of ErikaBockDopples
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A truly good light, sweet dopplebock. Sugary, refreshing & light for a dopplebock. Yum!!

Photo of Jimlikesbeer
4.69/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this beer. Many complex flavors. Not sugary, but a bit of "sweetness" to the finish. Medium ABV at 8.2% so a couple of these is all you need. Nice head when poured from a tap. Rich color. Low bitterness at 25IBUs.

Photo of dartanianbartholomew
4.68/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just a great all around beer.

Photo of Volbeer
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer, easy to drink!!

Photo of Jared_Alexander
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Say it with me: Round of troegenator!!

Photo of Gajo74
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm a bit disappointed in this one. Although a complex and flavorful beer, some elements of it are slightly off putting. I was particularly bothered by the burnt malt flavor and booziness. The finish left a medicinally boozy aftertaste that reminded me of Jaegermeister. (which I do not like) I was looking forward to having this one because I love doppelbock. I will give it another chance, however, it does not look like it measures up to other german doppelbocks I've had.

Photo of BIA_BrewMasta
4.86/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Fantastic brew, malty with the right balance of bitterness and alcohol prescience

Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours transparent brown in color. Some minor orange hues. Little to no head retention.

The smell is sweet and crisp. I notice something in the aroma that reminds me of a honeycrisp apple... that isn't it, but I can't explain it any better.

Taste is malty, almost dry-like, and satisfying. Well-balanced flavor profile for a beer of this style. The 8.2% seems to be well covered up, as I don't notice the alcohol so much. This is a tasty beer. I like this style a lot, but this is definitely in the better half of dopplebocks that I've tried.

Photo of Csikic93
3.27/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer was dark heavy and filling. Strong caramel. I was not a big fan.

Photo of Telcocoffeedad
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyable filling. Felt heavy on the pallete

Photo of thespaceman
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from tap at Pies and Pints in Waterbury, CT

Appearance pours a beautiful deep amber brown in color, tight lacing that clings to the inside of my glass - good carbonation bubbles - Aroma is of some deep raisin and figs - the hops are subtle and mild with a slight grass tone coming through - The taste is as advertised - a huge malt base with hints of rum, honey and slight licorice. Mouthfeel is medium carbonation with a nice malt base that holds up on the tongue well without breaking down - Overall an impressive Doppel with just the right amount of flavor complexity combined with a nice ABV to warm the soul - will seek out again now that Troegs is available in the great state of CT

Photo of Apellonious
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip bottled on 1/28/15.

A - Brownish black with ruby highlights. Pours with no head, just a thin lace.

S - Dark malts, bread, nuts, faint booze.

T - Vanilla, malts, syrup.

M - Dense, low carbonation, moderately sticky.

O - Love the style, been a way on a visit to ipaland for a while, glad to revisit, this is a good representation.

Photo of HattedClassic
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thee beer pours a nice light tannish head that dissipates very quickly. The beer itself is an opaque and brown with some reddish notes.

The beer smell is fairly simple. The main notes are a strong caramel malt smell with a bread and nut note. The smell is especially sweet and delicious.

The beer taste is heavily malty like the smell. The various notes are caramel, bread, and nutty; all of which work well together with each other. Additionlly, the beer also has a slight bitter hop taste to it as well but is very faint.

The mouthfeel is fairly heavy bodied with very little carbonation. The drink is extremely smooth with a slight thickness that makes the beer worthwhile. The carbonation does not have much of a bite but gives the beer a bit of texture.

Overall, a fantastic dopplebock and on par with ones made from Germany. I can't think of better one and highly recommend it to everyone.

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to @JNForsyth for this PA gem
Pours a rich avocado honey color.
Smell is a mix of nuttiness and bready malt.
Taste is a bit sweeter than I expect for this style but quite tempting. Again a bit bready or biscuity, nuttiness takes a back seat.
Finish is consistent with the whole journey.
Finish is slightly sticky which keeps that sweetness clicking litley in the back of my mouth.
Solid.

Photo of bmcmahon1024
2.98/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Did not care for at all. More of a whiskey kind of after taste.

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.37/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hard to discribe lite smell strong alcohol Finsh good bock overall

Photo of Granuaile
4.74/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Received a selection box of Troegs beers for Christmas, and this is by far my favourite. Nice rich flavour.

Photo of MenardMa
3.11/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap, tastes a bit off. Not as sweet as a typical bock. Not awful Just kinda weird

Photo of StJamesGate
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright deep cherry with creamy pale tan that trails but fades. 3.75
Glace cherry, golden syrup, and maybe a bit of sherry oxidation on the nose. 3.75
Rugelach, some floral notes, hot buttered rum, and some lightly grassy Noble hops. 3.75
Toffee finish and Werther’s linger.
Medium, chewy, round, no heat. 3.75

Lots of malt, natch, but pretty sugary and where’s the brown bread? Bottled 3.3, 9 months ago - I’d have thought doppelbocks would age well but maybe not. Not the best example of Troegs or the style. 3.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, deep, dark, completely opaque, mahogany color, with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into an extremely thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Not very aromatic at all, but I do get some faint notes, and I mean really, faint, of toasted malt and brown sugar.

Taste: What the beer lacks in aroma, it more than makes up for in flavor. There are some very good, very strong flavors of bready, toasted malt up front, followed by some strong notes of dried stone fruit, such as raisins, prunes and figs. I also get some faint notes of brown sugar and toffee-like sweetness. The beer finishes with a touch of hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and slightly effervescent as there is just a touch of carbonation. With an ABV of 8.2%, there is a slight hint of alcohol warmth on the palate.

Overall: This is a very good American version of a German Doppelbock. Malty, sweet, lots of flavors of dried stone fruit and slightly bitter, this beer is very reminiscent of German doppelbocks. Recommended to Doppelbock fans.

Photo of Pukstopper
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a pint glass and for $4 figured I couldn't go wrong
Nice head which fades but leave nice lacing. Malty but a aftertaste that just didn't sit well. Not sure I would have another.

Photo of timontheroad
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a clear dark brown/red color with a light head that quickly faded, minimal lacing.
Smell: Spicy rye-like bready notes, with some nice caramel aromas.
Taste: Great dark fruit and sweet bready malt flavors, with a bit of anise flavor on the back end.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, very smooth though.
Overall: This is a very good Dopplebock, close to some of the better German Dopplebocks.

Photo of Tred420
4.61/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

We really like this one. The balance of hops was perfectly crafted. We Will be getting a second round of this one for sure!

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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,782 ratings.