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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Troegenator Double BockTröegs Troegenator Double Bock

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very good

2,157 Ratings

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Ratings: 2157
Reviews: 1004
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 2,157 | Reviews: 1,004 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of dar482

New York

3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer is a copper dark brown with a foamy finger head.

The aroma has caramel, sweet roasted malt, and a spiciness of nutmeg and cinnamon.

The flavor is quite lovely. The beer has big malts and caramel sweetness. It then lingers to that signature doppelbock stiffness in flavor with whole wheat breadiness. It has a round mouthfeel.

The finish has a bit of a nutty aftertaste that I really got a lot of from Paulaner Salvator. However, this has more aroma, rounded flavor, and sweet caramel malt. It’s quite decent. The aftertaste is a bit of an issue for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 02:43:54 | More by dar482
Photo of IrishHockey


4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this from the one, the only, CRABBICUS!!! (He should be BA of the decade)

This ones great. I love the candy/cherry smell. Taste really follows suit. I can see my self drinking myself stupid with these on a cold winter night. Malty, candy, cherry, darker fruits. Incredible. I like it...

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 02:58:07 | More by IrishHockey
Photo of brureview


4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a dark ice tea color into a pint glass. 1/2 finger head.

Initially, the aroma was weak. Some fruit. Eventually with warming, fuller fruit, apple and grape.

The mouth feel is lightly carbonated and malty with warming. There is slight bitterness to the beer.

The headliner is the taste: excellent. Full fruit: apple, grape, perhaps fig.

Overall an excellent beer. The taste carries the beer. It's good to start out a bit colder( fridge temp) then warm gradually for a fuller flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 00:08:26 | More by brureview
Photo of JuliusCaesar

New Hampshire

4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Deep red

S: Rich, sweet malt and candy. Some cherry and a hint of alcohol

T: Spicy and sweet. The malt dominates but like the smell, candy and cherries are there. Warming alcohol on the finish

M: Smooth

Overall: I really dig this beer. It's rich and sweet without being cloying or overly heavy. The alcohol is present just enough to compliment the malt. Very happy with this one

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 00:29:08 | More by JuliusCaesar
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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep ruby color with a fingers worth of head that reduces to a cap within a minute

S: Spicy yeast, dark fruits, and bready malts all stand out quite a bit, with some earthy hops in the background

T: Follows the nose. Starts out with a light yeasty spiciness and dark fruits such as figs, raisins, and cherries. Goes into a deep bready maltiness that lingers into the finish. The spiciness kicks back up in the finish to go with the maltiness

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Creamy

O: A solid American doppelbock with plenty of depth and complexity. Very warming and nourishing with the 8.2%. Enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 21:09:49 | More by BEERMILER12
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District of Columbia

3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer is dark plum to amber in color with an inch of beige head. Audible fizzing. The aroma brings lager yeast, dark fruit, plums, toffee, caramels. Sweetness that was present in the aroma carries into the flavor. Lingering sweet toffee chews, candy. Hints of brown bread. Malty throughout. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. With Ayinger Celebrator sitting around on shelves at most decent beer stores, it's hard to choose another doppelbock. Still, this is worth a visit.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 02:16:28 | More by Huhzubendah
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4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 04:15:46 | More by DougT
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4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: Very cool label with extremely eye-catching graphics, font, and color scheme. Gives ABV info, web info, a bit of brewery info. States that this is “Hand crafted by the Troegs Brothers”. Neck label has Troegs logo and web info.

Appearance: I poured this from its 12oz bottle into a 14oz Pokal glass. Pours out a deep amber red color with a 1½ finger tan off white foam head of an airy density. Head retention was 2min 46sec before fading to a thick frothy coating. Lacing was minimal.

Smell/Aroma: Smells of dark fruit and a bit of sweet caramel malts. Slight hits of cinnamon are detectable as well.

Flavor/Taste: Taste is malty with hints of dark fruits and a caramel malt sweetness. An underlying spiciness hits the palette next before finishing with a roasted nutty malt taste. Has a slight hop backbone.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied with a smooth crisp ever so slightly creamy mouthfeel. Extremely drinkable.

Overall/Comments: Wow! This brew was a real treat and excellent on every level. Extremely tasty with a fairly complex build. Troegenator came highly recommended and did not disappoint. Classified as a Doppelbock at 8.2% ABV. Consumed 1-31-13.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 10:12:12 | More by thegodfather1076
Photo of Foamster

New York

4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Troegs can do no wrong, even with this iteration, which seems just a tiny bit too sweet. If there's such a thing as a session doublebock, this would fill the bill. I prefer their hoppy ales but this is very nice for what it it tries to be. I could get into this on a snowy winter evening, especially with a little less sweetmess/

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 07:25:47 | More by Foamster
Photo of JPlo


4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark red/amber color. In between clear and hazy with rocky head thats average lasting.

Aroma: Nutty, toasty, smoky malt. Earthy and slightly floral hops. Aroma of alcohol.

Taste: Dark fruit (plum), caramelly, nutty/toasty malt. Smoe spicy slightly herbal hops. Strong sweet-tangy followed by balance of spicy bitterness.

Feel: Med-Full bodied. thick velvety consistency. Finish is very long as well as wet and warming.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 18:06:46 | More by JPlo
Photo of dougmiller112


4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought a Troeg's variety pack, which includes 6 Troegenators.

Appearance: Red with little head. I'm a poet and didn't realize it.

Smell: Dark fruit. Cherry?

Taste: Very similar to the smell. Tastes to me a lot like Mad Elf's little brother.

Mouthfeel: Little carbonation, but the taste keeps ones mouth watering.

Overall: This has been a beer I've had a hard time saying no to for quite some time. But it's one I've not bought often. Perhaps that should change :)

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 02:34:40 | More by dougmiller112
Photo of gmfessen


4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, Troegenator is a deep amber-crimson color with a thin, fading head that dissipates until all that is left is small amounts of fine carbonation that rise lazily to the top of the glass. The nose is all malt; sweet molasses and toasty-bready notes dominate, sweet alcohol lies just percievably above the radar. The flavor is also all malt and alcohol, I pick up some black licorice notes that I didn't notice in the nose. The mouthfeel is full bodied with minimal carbonation. The finish is slick and the alcohol has a warming sensation. Overall, a well done dopplebock. Definitely a good one for a cold winter's night!

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 23:32:20 | More by gmfessen
Photo of BrownAleMale


3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a Ommegang chalice glass.

Appearance- Ruby red in color with 1 finger of off white head that slowly dissipates leaving some spotty lacing.

Smell- Dark fruit with bread malt and carmel are the most prevalent.

Taste- Just like the nose minus the carmel. Dark fruit is what really shines with a small boozy finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with decent carbonation. Drinks kind of like a carbonated red wine.

Overall- Nice middle of the road sessionable doppelbock.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 21:06:59 | More by BrownAleMale
Photo of AC-Mivsek


3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours an attractive dark reddish brown with a thin off-white head.

S- various fruits (banana seems to be in there, but it doesn't dominate), nutty, caramel, malts, cinnamon.

T- Sweet, dark fruits, very malty, cinnamon, and possibly some vegetables
that may just be me though.

M- Medium to heavy body, low carbonation.

O- Very flavorful and complex beer. It's also a very drinkable doppelbock. Another great beer from Troegs.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 00:02:39 | More by AC-Mivsek
Photo of ironchefmiyagi13

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: deep amber/rust color with a khaki head that quickly mellows into a thin, patchy film.

S: very sweet with candy-like similarity. Orchard apples and cidar are present with the hops only an afterthought in terms of smell as a whole. Despite a higher alcohol content, it does nothing to in anyway hinder the aroma of this beer.

T: a very quick, subtle bite of bitterness and hops in the initial sips. This quickly dissipates into a sweet, toasty flavor profile with plum, butterscotch and caramel dominating the pleasantly dry finish. About 15-20 seconds after swallowing, an almost vegetable characteristic is present, like squash or zucchini. Maybe it's just me.

M: very soft and mellow considering the high alcohol content. Definitely a deceptive brew, meant to be sipped and enjoyed over a period of time. Even though bubbles are very active in terms of rising to the top, there is very little carbonation present in the taste and mouthfeel.

O: all in all, a very solid Doppelbock. A little sweet for my taste, but the flavor profiles present are very appealing. Definitely worth drinking again in front of the fire on a cold day off.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 22:11:49 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
Photo of MadScientist

New York

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 23:25:15 | More by MadScientist
Photo of mooseo


4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tulip.

A - Dark ruby-brown with a small eggshell white head.

S - Plum, black berry, caramel, earthy hops.

T - Sweet bready malt, plum, black cherry, brown sugar, and earthy hops. Finish brings in some nuttiness, more dark fruit, and a light bitterness.

M - Medium-full body, smooth, a little sticky and chewy. Somewhat of a dry finish.

O - A really enjoyable dopplebock. A little sweet but there is some balance from the earthy hops.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 21:42:58 | More by mooseo
Photo of PeterIngemi


4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle intonanduvel glass

A: pours a nice deep tawny ruby with 1/4 of a finger of caramely looking head... A few stray spots of lacing...

S: sticky sweetness, caramel with a hint of brown sugar... Apples, sticky bread... Touch of alcohol, smells like a desert... The more the brew warms the stickier the aroma gets.

T: sweet malts and some grainy light breadyness. Apple, buttery vanilla/caramel, toffe, hint of cherry and plum, sugars... There is a touch of hold which holds it together... Reminds me of mad elf, minus all the Spicy Belgian yeast and some if the cherry flavor. Sweet but not overly so, nice balance.

M: heavy with a slight viscousness to it, medium carbonation gives it a bit of creamyness as well.

O: this is pretty tasty... It reminds me of mad elf, a very nice dopplebock,
I'd reccomend this to anyone who's a fan of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 23:39:22 | More by PeterIngemi
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4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this for a friend for Xmas, then decided to try it myself after enjoying a Mad Elf on two separate occasions (both at bars - once on tap, once in a bottle). Apparently Mad Elf basically flies off the shelves in the Greater Philly area.

A: Pours decently clearbut dark...reddish/copper, 1 finger head which dissipates quickly

S: Fruity, but not overwhelming like Magic Hat #9...plum/cherry/ possibly a mild strawberry with mild booze smell

T: Moderate, honey/roasted malt taste, fruits come in plum, cherry perhaps but not overwhelming the base. Malty for sure, very little hops come out here. Very very reminiscent of Mad Elf to me, albeit a much less "concentrated" version

M: Smooth, nice fullness, taste lingers pleasantly

O: Would definitely buy again, a very nice bock

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 23:10:33 | More by VonThinker
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3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark and smooth and smooth and dark. This is the kind of beer that will get you in trouble! This beer pours nice and dark with a decent head and a dark fruit smell. Basically tastes like it smells, with a plum/raisin flavor and medium carbonation. I could drink these all night, but I probably shouldn't!

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 04:34:02 | More by tastybeerinmybelly
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North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - dark ruby amber with a thin, off white head

S - lager yeast, caramel, sugar

T - sugar, caramel, sweet, yeast

M - medium to full bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a really nice doppelbock. It has a rich, deep, sweet malt character and a complex overall flavor. This was enjoyable throughout. I would definitely have this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 23:56:59 | More by tdm168
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4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I fell in love with this beer years before I was ever able to try it, due to the "Troegenator" character. I love seeing the goatman bar light in random bars throughout PA.

Troegenator pours a dark, rudy red color with a half inch caramel head that disappears after a minute or so. Smells of candied fruit and just plain sweetness. I get a whiff of something that resembles raspberry jam! Taste follows the nose... very sweet, with a nice bready kind of taste to it. Slight hop presence ties it all together. Slight boozy-ness lingers, which I guess is on par with the ABV. I don't drink this style too often, but I can't imagine picking another of its ilk over Troegenator.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 19:45:21 | More by ClarkHimself
Photo of Dave1999

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear amber colour with almost no head.

The smell is malt heavy, caramel with some dark fruits.

The taste is roasted malts, coffee, caramel and dark fruits.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little syrupy but very smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Overall definitely one of the better doppelbocks out there. Very enjoyable and hides the alcohol very well.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 17:23:29 | More by Dave1999
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4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint. Deep ruby brown with a tan cap which quickly subsides to nothing. Poor to no lacing.

Smell is the highlight of this beer in my opinion. Rich sourdough and fig with a mild nuttiness. Very nice.

Taste follows the nose, but possibly with an over-emphasis on the dark dried fruits. A hint of molasses and brown sugar. Minimal hoppiness, but true to style.

Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Very solid for a doppel.

Overall one of, if not the best American doppelbocks. Quality beer at an affordable price. This is also the beer that got me into beer as I know it now.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 17:19:36 | More by CurtFromHershey
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3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter. Not a ton of head, but nice color, though. Smell is raisiny, musty, fairly earthy. The taste is not bad, just not anything overly spectacular. The mouthfeel is pretty appealing, feels fairly substantial. Overall, this is a nice beer, but not at the top of this great style category. I would have again, but I would maybe look for other d-bocks first. Still, a pretty good brewery.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 00:22:00 | More by Beer-A-Lot
Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
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