Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheycallmeTim:
4/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
A--Pours a rich one finger mocha milkshake head, super thick and lasting, with considerable lacing left behind. Body is deep deep auburn, kind of a bloody caramel.
S--Sweet, liqueur-like. Raisins or prunes soaked in brandy, with a back end of a little roasted grain character. Not much breadiness, certainly not as much as I expected, out of the malt here--mostly just toffee and sweet boozy dark fruits.
T--More of the same here, as the predominant characteristic resembles a dark brown bread if you let the loaf soak in about a quart of dark Barbados rum. Not a bad flavor at all, but man what a wallop of malt! It's not too abundant, though, as the lager yeast at the end makes it all worthwhile, and finishes quite smoothly. I was surprised at how clean the taste ended. A bit like licking the liquid out of one of those cherry cordial chocolates, but hey, I don't know squat about the style, so maybe that's normal.
M&D--I love the mouthfeel on lagers, and this ones not exception. Even a rich beer can feel silky and have the suggestion of something deeper and dank. Drinkability? yeah, right. After one of these I have to wait an hour to start typing, so there's that.
I'm a total ignoramus when it comes to doppelbocks (thus my conservative scoring). I wanted to try Sixpoint's emasculator when it came around but missed that bus, so this is my first. It reminded me a great deal of Long Trail's triple bag. Anyway, if Troegs is anywhere close to the Germans on this, I'm looking forward to my next foray in this style.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2008 22:17:42 | More by TheycallmeTim
More User Reviews:
3.71/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: A pretty clearly, a bit dark amber color. Nice head that goes away pretty fast and leaves no lacing behind.
Smell: Sweet. Reddy. Malty. Nothing unexpected. There's also maybe a slight spicy hop character to it, but it's certainly a malty, sweet beer just from the aroma alone.
Taste/feel: Tasting a lot like the smell. Solid, but not with a lot of depth, or blowing me away. 8%? Who would ever guess that? There's no booze in the taste, and there's no warmth at all. The feel is very nice on this -- a great nearly full-bodied mouthfeel and medium-ish carbonation. Again, just a lot of sweet malty "red" flavors in this beer.
This is an ignorant-as-all-hell review because I'm not sure I've had a Doppelbock before. From what I know about them, this is what I'd expected. I didn't think I'd love them, and I don't love this beer. However, the feel on this beer is great, and it's very drinkable at 8%. I'm just not high on the style, simply because I find it -- or at least this beer -- relatively interesting. I reiterate AGAIN, it's still enjoyable, and very well crafted, without a doubt. A great choice for people who love sweet, malty brews.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 05:16:16 | More by Alextricity
4.14/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured aggressively into a .5l glass.
A- Beautiful dark reddish brown with a rich off-white head, that slowly dissipates, and laces well.
S- This beer needs time to open up!
It's strong, give it time. Over time more ripe fruit, including banana as another reviewer wrote, along with caramel, malt, cinnamon, nuts, spice cupboard.
T- dark fruits & malt pre-dominate. cinnamon, and cupboard, mahogany, wet wood tones... like the smell, the taste blooms if you give it time. needs to warm & breathe.
M- Medium-heavy body, low carbonation. satisfying weight.
O- Very flavorful and complex beer. It's also a very drinkable doppelbock. Being in center of Pennsy German region, it makes sense that Troegs would trump this style!
The key is let it breathe, give it time. More and more complexity, ester, sweet flowers, with mahogany and pleasant alcohol emerges over time.
Would definitely recommend for winter sessions.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 01:30:44 | More by Act25
Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,085 ratings.