Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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2,834 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,834
Reviews: 1,075
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 113
Gots: 471 | FT: 4
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Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003

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Ratings: 2,834 | Reviews: 1,075
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 furburger69
5/5  rDev +27.2%

great taste

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

New at rating beers. Have no real expertise other than this brew reminds me of West Berlin Bock from the 70's.

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

This is an outstanding craft brewed bock.
A- Pour into a pint glass- deep brown with russet undertones, dense creamy head.
S- dark, malty, sweet. A little yeasty, a little flowery.
T- Mature, spicy, outdoorsy, deep caramel but not cloying. Dark caramel with a balancing hop flower and alcohol richness.
M- Nice carbonation lightens the complexity and keeps it balanced.
D- Obviously not a session beer, but a nice finisher.
A treat to find this in Massachusetts now.

Photo of DonWeymouth
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Probably the tastiest Bock I have had, it feels like I am in Bavaria at a monastery.

Photo of Brouwerij78
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an exceptional beer, one of the best (in my opinion) I have ever had. Since I normally favor milk stout - I was surprised how much I really liked this beer - but I really do just love dark beer in general and this one is awesome! I had this at the "Spotty Dog" in Hudson, NY and also took a growler full to a Zombie Walk in Albnay later that day. This beer was great straight form the tap, slightly chilled, in a pint and also fresh from the growler out of a red plastic party cup! This is a deep, dark, malty-roasted, slightly sweet brew with a very distinct flavor - pleasing and thick. I may try from a bottle, but tend to find beer usually tastes best from the keg.

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 JayS2629
4.85/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Deep and dark for a double bock. Muddy chocolate with a frothy tan head.

S- Deep smells of dark chocolate and hints of carmels and malt. A slight dark cherry hint.

T- Toasty and nutty. Full malt and a hint of burnt marshmellow.

M- creamy, medium bodied. Slightly dry with whisps of filmy whip cream.

D- Complex and deep. Very robust and savory. Strong with a bit of rum sweetness and bite. If served cold you don't notice its 8%. Smooth and goes down very easy. It will sneak up on you. Each beer gets better.

Photo of odatmatt
4.79/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I like this Double Bock, it has a dark reddish brown color and a rich tan head that holds up pretty well with lots of lacing. You only get that nice head if you serve it cool not Ice cold, the flavor and aroma also open up when it's about 45 degrees. It's malty and fruity and very drinkable for a beer with an ABV of 8.2... If you have tried it ice cold and didn't like it I would recommend that you let it warm a bit and try it again. It is my go to beer for now!

Photo of kpw1000
4.76/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I confess that I have no prior exposure to particular style; this is my first double bock. Thus---reading the other, less favorable, reviews---I can't help but wonder if my experience allowed me to be won over too easily.

I loved it. Reading up on the style I think I expected a more bitter flavor, but the only bitterness I noted was the delightful hoppy bitterness. I expected a darker beer, but this was a nice reddish amber with a subtle, non-overpowering aroma. Perhaps, as a double bock, it was supposed to have more?

It was as the brothers describe the style, a "huge beer," almost a meal. I had poured it into a brandy snifter (helped retain what little head it had) and drank it while eating pizza; I wound up wanting only one slice. Yes, a meal. And the alcohol crept up on me, surprised me a little.

Others described this beer as not very complex---which seems appropriate to me---but I do not criticize it for that. It was extremely flavorful. Yes, twas perhaps a bit fruity, but that means ....?

Like most visitors to this site (it would appear), I favor the IPAs, the stouts, the brown ales. Yet this was an absolute delight.

I wonder if after trying more in this style, I'll come back and downgrade my rating. But why? I loved it! I have to believe I'll buy it again!

Nuff said.

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 jaylongrockets11
4.71/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - dark appearance is very traditional of doublebock beer, very nice head that disappears very slowly

Taste - Troegenator has a very distinct taste, a very full beer. I sense hints of nutmeg, Carmel, A distinct after taste, in a good way. This beer to me on tap was very smooth and had a very different taste from the bottle. On tap the beer is much smoother than from a bottle, from a bottle, the beer taste kind of stale compared to on draft.

Mouthfeel- Very heavy in alcohol and you can feel it in the texture in your mouth after a few of them. Very distinct taste fills your mouth, kind of a fullness and very flavorful dark fruit filling

Overall this beer is probably my favorite, I love the rich taste of it and living in harrisburg currently has allowed me to try all the troegs beers in the tasting room. This is definitely a beer worth trying, it will be unlike many beers you have ever tried.

Photo of MetalandBeer
4.7/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

A -- A clear reddish brown. Mohogany? My wife said the color reminds her of a Ruby.

S -- Aromas of Bread & fruity sweetness. A bit of caramel maltiness & molasses. A bit of boozieness.

T -- Wow, bread, sweetness, malty on the front. Slight caramel with a smokiness, sort of reminds me of baking bread or toast. Fruity on the end with a bit of alcohol bite.

M -- Medium & syrupy with a dry finish.

D -- Goes down smooth, a lot smoother than you'd expect from an ABV of 8.2%...lookin' forward toafew more of these while watching the JETS beat the PATRIOTS this afternoon! CHEERS!

Photo of dutchboognish
4.7/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have had this beer many times before but only in bottles and this time it was from a growler. What a difference! I loved it before but the tastes just jump out this time. The biggest difference that the freshness made was a strong nutty flavor present in the beer, which I absolutely loved. There was also more head and it was longer lasting. Other than those things it was pretty similar to a bottle but that was enough to impress me thoroughly.

Photo of sullie519
4.7/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just had this beer on tap and wow another great beer from troegs.A great ruby color with a creamy 3 finger head served in a 12oz tulip glass.Slight bread aromas are present with a touch of sweetness.The sweetness continues in the palate but nothing over powering.Perfectly balanced.Finishes smooth.

Photo of AmitC
4.7/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The first doppelbock that i tasted. It was at rock bottoms brewery in Boston. I like its taste overall. This made me try some other doppelbocks and this one does standout. has good mouth feel. Color dark brown. some hint of nuts and a lot of malt. I tried it for its alcohol content and it did not disappoint me. Very good taste for this strength.

Like i feel for movies. A great movie is one that makes you watch more movies in that genre. Similarly this is the beer that opened up Doppelbocks for me.

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

Just got this beer as an extra in a trade and I love it. Don't have much experience with Double Bocks, but if they are as delicious as this one is I will need to change that

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 undeadozzy
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Served on tap, poured into a standard pint glass. Nice pinkish-creamish colored head fades into the beautiful crimson beer. Head sticks around for a while, and leaves thick lacing all over the glass.

S - Has a nice bready, malty aroma. Picking up some dark fruit and chocolate as well, but absolutely no scent of the high ABV whatsoever.

T - Each sip of this beer is like biting into a succulent steak; every single morsel of it must be enjoyed. Not a beer you want to drink quickly, or you'll miss the wonderful flavors it has. Chocolate, figs, raisins, caramel, prunes and some other fruits all there, but the alcohol is nowhere to be found. Very deceptive, but incredibly delicious.

M - A thick and chewy beer. Very heavy mouthfeel, but that's a good thing. Sticky texture that clings all over the mouth, but goes down smoothly.

O - Honestly, this beer is in my top 5 as far as my personal favorites go, so reviewing it was a breeze. It's a delicious beer, and THE prime example of how a double bock should taste. It has a fairly high ABV as far as beers go, but you would never be able to guess it by drinking it alone, and that's the beauty of it. I'd more closely compare this to a fine wine than a beer, and it should be enjoyed like the thing of beauty it is.

Photo of tmcelvain
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Overall impression is a big, big, grin. Aside from a technical review, I just plain liked this beer and can't wait to have another some day soon.

L: Very reddish amber without much head. Nice lacing stays on the glass.

S: Earthy and malty.

T: Tastes slightly of alcohol, but mainly there are tons of smooth malts. A bit of plum fruitiness ad candied sugars, making this a fairly sweet drink.

M: Well balanced all around, including carbonation, alcohol, and weight.

D: at 8.2, this is a dangerously drinkable lager.

Photo of aqualung23
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My favorite beer from the Troegs Brewery. Generally I don't prefer a beer this sweet, but the malty profile is absolutely delicious, and it extremely smooth and drinkable for a brew of such high ABV. as I said, it may be on the sweet side for some, but it's definitely worth a try for fans of any style. Probably one of the most drinkable heavy beers, even for people who generally don't like something this strong. A fantastic beer overall.

Photo of Momoney44
4.64/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

very good double bock, on par with salvator

Photo of MarvinTheMarzen
4.62/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Troegenator is now in top five for dopplebocks. The smell is wonderful and the taste is very well balanced; not as sweet as some dopplebocks and has a caramel note. This beer compares favorably with Celebrator, Maximator, and Salvator. Does not tast as big as its 8.2 ABV.

This is the first Troegs beer that I've tried but I want more!

Photo of BigSteve_BobDylan
4.62/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite beers by far. ESPECIALLY Great with any meal!

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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
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