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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,403 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,403
Reviews: 1,017
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 89
Gots: 209 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003)
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Reviews by DougT:
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DougT

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +10.2%

Poured down the middle into a Guinness pint glass.

Clear dark brown with 2 finger thick, foamy, solid head. Settled to a thin coating after a couple minutes. A thin layer of foam remains until the end of the glass.

Smells of good, robust, dark bread. Yeast and prunes or raisins. My nose is slightly stuffy tonight so I might not detect the subtleties.

Taste has a complex blend of sweet dark fruits and heavy, dark bread up front. Slight hops on the back end. Carbonation really enhances the finish. 8.2% alcohol is not noticeable, a sign of a well balanced beer. Delicious aftertaste. Flavor of bread lasts a long time.

Smooth, medium body with lots of sparkle from the bubbles. Flavors involve the whole tongue. Feel and flavor last a long time. Great beer to enjoy slowly.

Delicious, complex, smooth, drinkable beer. Begs for a leather couch in a dark wood lined room in front of a toasty fireplace on a winters evening. Excellent of you like a less bitter, hoppy brew.

03-10-2013 04:15:46 | More by DougT
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -9.7%

Pours a deep copper/amber color with a light but sticky head,the a aroma is bready and malty not much sweetness in the nose.The tasteTaste is very bready and not really sweet for the style some lingering caramel notes but not much,the ending is rather dry and hoppy for a doppell.Not bad but not sweet enough for me.

08-09-2003 18:32:35 | More by oberon
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Marty

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Had two of these at Bridgewater's Pub in 30th Street Station during my 3-hour delay. (SEPTA employees were striking and the electric lines were down).

I found this beer to be very refreshing, despite what I thought was a stale keg at the pub. There was not much in the carbonation department, but I'm not sure if the blame falls on the beer or Bridgewater's. At any rate, this beer poured a thin amber color with almost zero head or aroma to speak of.

This is an easy drinking beer, though, and it tastes alright. Pretty malty, with a mild hop finish. I would like to try it again out of a bottle to see how it compares, and this beer has also made me want to try out some more of Tröegs' offerings.

11-04-2005 07:52:38 | More by Marty
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.13/5  rDev -20.4%

Appearance – Dirty brown with some orange coloring and a constant flow of carbonation from the bottom up. The head came up nicely and the pits stayed until I drank them away after letting the beer warm for 20 minutes.

Smell – The traditional bock aroma is complimented by some hearty roasted malts. I can also pick up some classic stout notes like coffee, espresso, and chocolate.

Taste – The is an interesting brew. There are some definite stout flavors in here, like the notes mentioned in the Smell category. I can also pick up some significant hops and alcohol.

Mouthfeel – Medium-bodied with a bit of alcoholic sting and some bitter notes from the burnt malts.

Drinkability – This was good, but it sure as hell is no German Doppelbock.

07-09-2004 02:37:29 | More by RoyalT
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-10-2012 17:43:51 | More by aszatk01
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%

Appearance: Clear redden light brown body with a creamy tan head.

Aroma: Nutty, chocolate, dark fruits, vinous booze, herbs.

Taste: Hot chocolate with figs and plenty of dark roasted malts, herbs, buttered toast.

Mouthfeel: kinda boozy, full bodied, beefy or bready, warm.

Drinkability: Ok, this is pretty good stuff but there are better and more available DBs for me.

02-05-2007 02:45:33 | More by DaPeculierDane
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Altair


4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-22-2012 00:47:29 | More by Altair
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MadScientist

New York

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%

A: A medium copper with great clarity. The light tan head dissipates to a thin collar having a rocky texture.

S: A rich, moderately-strong malt aroma with moderately-low melanoidins. There is a slight caramel note and a moderately-soft alcohol aroma. Light cocoa and dark fruit aromas of figs and plums become evident as it warms.

T: A rich malt flavor with moderately-strong melanoidins, light caramel and chocolate. Moderate hops bitterness that is a bit strong for style but very enjoyable. There is an underling malt sweetness throughout with a balance that is slightly sweet. The finish is somewhat sweet with an aftertaste of hops bitterness and slightly grainy malt.

M: A medium-full body with moderate carbonation and a slight warmth in the back of the throat. Sliky smooth with a light creaminess and a very faint astringency.

O: A great beer to enjoy while warming up by a fire. Malt forward yet balanced and oh so drinkable. The hops bitterness is too strong for the style.

01-05-2013 23:25:15 | More by MadScientist
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CavemanRamblin

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-19-2014 20:50:56 | More by CavemanRamblin
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TimBeaulieu

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-18-2014 05:08:44 | More by TimBeaulieu
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +7.9%

08-19-2014 00:45:49 | More by GameOfBeers
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JacobMutberg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-09-2012 16:27:30 | More by JacobMutberg
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bgod66

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

09-09-2012 16:20:13 | More by bgod66
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +7.4%

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue X:

Clear, dark and tawny ... inviting if you are into strong dark lagers. Patchy lacing on the glass, a treat to watch it cling after each sip. Very clean malt aroma of lightly toasted Portuguese sweet bread with a ghost of browned apple within. Creaminess is dominant in the mouthfeel with a pinch of crispness, full bodied. The taste buds have a massive, dry malt wall of deep toasted grain to climb with each sip. Hops are on the side with some bitterness to move everything along. Suggestions of peppercorn and dried figs in the backdrop. Maltiness still sticks with the drying finish for the most part, even after the first initial wave of sweetness, which is great to experience compared to some of the other overly sweet bocks brewed in the US.

Believe the hype. This beer has garnered a cult status over the years, and it's a delicious beer that easily ranks within our top Doppelbocks worldwide.

09-20-2010 17:53:21 | More by BeerAdvocate
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steelerguy

New York

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%

A - Extremely bright, although it has a nice ruby/brown color, you can see right through it. Little carbonation, nice white, one finger head, that quickly dissipated to a thin covering.

S - Could smell the wonderful fruit flavors as I was pouring...dark cherries, plum, and figs. The caramel malts really shine.

T - Very good, the fruit in the nose also comes through in taste. The fruit is balanced with some nice toasted malts and a light hop flavor and bitterness.

M - Creamy and will coat your mouth nicely. A little alcohol warmth, but less than I would expect from an 8.2% abv beer.

D - Very drinkable for a doppelbock. Many times they have a characteristic that sticks out and get tiring, not Troegs wonderful brew.

Overall, this is a really good example of a German Doppelbock from an American brewery. It is not quite Celebrator, but very good an a worthy competitor.

07-17-2009 00:46:49 | More by steelerguy
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blitz134

California

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

Clear caramel amber body with a 3/4" white head which hung around. Strong malt aroma dominated with bready and yeast aromas then followed up with a touch of sweet caramel. Some toasted malt essence comes through as well.

Taste is malty, as expected. Taste is alright, nothing overly dominate. Comes through with a toasted malt nuttiness similar to a brown ale but also has some dinner roll breadiness. Not much of a hop profile, but there is some hints of floral hops coming through. Overall light in the flavor department. I just noticed the abv on this. It is totally hidden.

Body is a bit thinnish, not as thick as I expected. Drinkability is really good though. Nice and refreshing and easy to put down. Dangerously drinkable

10-09-2005 03:07:10 | More by blitz134
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markmo

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

01-23-2014 02:01:14 | More by markmo
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JasonA

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%

Pours a reddish clear copper, martzenesque. Lieelt to no carbonation. No real lazing.

I dont get much out of the smell. Maybe the ABV is hiding.

Taste is ok., More alcohol than flavor. HOwever, the barley does come through with some hops after further review. Does have his own flavor, but you have to find it in the alcohol.

Mouthfeel is biting, little harsh with ABV. Carbonation maybe over expectations, but not over bearing. I think this is better than average for the style.

Drinkability is above average. I think this beer is better than advertised and deserves multple opportunities. Pushing the envelope for the style with ABV and carbonation.

12-17-2006 19:55:28 | More by JasonA
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dkopczyk


4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

11-08-2012 01:16:50 | More by dkopczyk
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BlitzShadow

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -2%

After a very recent tour of the Troegs Brewery, I decided to age the Mad Elf and enjoy a 22oz Troegenator tonight, served in my trusty "Samuel Adams" glass.

Appearance: Pours a light ruby color (when held to the light). Two fingers of a cream-colored head with small, tight CO2 bubbles.

Smell: Strong malty/bready scent with some hint of sweetness.

Taste: A Toasty/nutty flavor to start, with some spice to follow. I can taste the alcohol in the finish, but it certainly doesn't dominate the flavor (Labeled 8.2% ABV).

Mouthfeel: Medium-to-Full bodied and pretty damn smooth.

Drinkability: This is quite drinkable considering the strength. This is an easy drinking 22oz-er, but I wouldn't order too many of these in one sitting.

Overall: You can tell that the Bros at Troegs brew the beers that they enjoy - to the benefit of their customers! If you are fortunate to be able to venture to Harrisburg, you should definitely stop in for a Saturday tour. I also recommend picking up the locally, hand-crafted Trogenator ceramic drinking horns. It holds the full 22oz and the only downside is that you can't put it down once it's filled! :-D

12-27-2009 04:29:30 | More by BlitzShadow
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csmartin6

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-30-2013 00:29:32 | More by csmartin6
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mbrandon2w

Maine

3.7/5  rDev -5.9%

12 oz
Pours with just a whisp of foam, very low carbonation.
Beautiful ruby red color.
Not getting a lot of aroma, bit of raisin, lightly caramelized sugar, bread.
Taste is very nice. Malty sweet, with with some raisin and dark fruit, followed by a modest kick of hop bitterness at the end to balance out the sweetness. Bitterness seems a bit jagged.
Smooth creamy mouthfeel.
Very easy to drink. Wouldn't mind more.

03-23-2009 20:34:45 | More by mbrandon2w
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warnerry

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%

Bottle dated 5/3/11 consumed 7/24/11 in Founder's mug

A - Pours a beautiful clear ruby-tinged brown with a finger or so of tan head. Head dissipated pretty quickly without leaving much lacing behind.

S - Sweet bread malts, a bit of caramel and faint spice. Aroma is relatively subdued.

T - The taste, however, is anything but subdued. Big, sticky sweet bread and caramel malt, a hint of molasses and maybe a bit of fig. A bit of spice, but no specific flavor that I can discern, and some faint hops are a nice counter to the sweetness. A bit of alcohol is noticeable.

M - Very sticky, creamy mouthfeel, finishes pretty clean and dry.

O - Very nice offering form Troegs. I would definitely have this again.

07-24-2011 21:35:40 | More by warnerry
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-10-2012 22:01:49 | More by DWolf
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dieBlume

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

09-11-2013 23:03:10 | More by dieBlume
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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
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