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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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1,051 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,051
Hads: 2,881
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 5.93%
Wants: 118
Gots: 508 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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Reviews: 1,051 | Hads: 2,881
Photo of weeare138
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a light brown with an off white head. Lots and lots of sticky lacing.
Smell is malty, syrupy, raisins, and toffee.
The taste is of the same decent aromas mixed around in a decent take on the style.
Mouthfeel is slightly fizzy and full bodied.
Drinkability is decent. A nice regional doppelbock. (306 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pokal, the beer is a vibrant, clear, dark ruby-blood red coloring with a nice, light, inch and a half biege colored head. The head quickly settles into an eighth of an inch. Rich aromas, with a strong old world fruit presence of date, raisin, and fig, with a malty backbone. Flavors are dark and sweet, with the raisin, fig, and date present again, as well as a light roasting and toasty feel, and a slight boozey highlight. The aftertaste is slightly cloying, with an oily slick finish. Strong flavors, and a tasty brew. (549 characters)

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a dark but brilliantly clear ruby colour, with a filmy head of yellow foam. Head dissipates a little, but sticks to the edges with pleasant lacing. Looks quite heavy and thick. I approve, in particular, I love the colour.

Huge phenols of wonderful banana and dark toffee. Really smells quite German - it has notes of the good German weizens, with the toffee of a wonderful weizenbock. Really, it reminds me of Aventinus - full of dark alcohol, but toffee sweetness and leavened wheat notes. This is really wonderful.

Taste is very similar, with roasted toffee notes, but not too grainy, and certainly not burnt with acrid dark characters. Delicious clear mouthfeel, which is what leavens the palate otherwise, leaving just the slight roasted sweetness, without creating something too heavy or cloying. It stays incredibly drinkable, a clear and pleasant roastiness, just folded in with a light dark sugar note.

This is an exceptionally drinkable brew. It has such a wonderful clarity to the palate, which leaves it quaffable and delicious despite the alcohol content. This is truly comparable to the best German examples - once again, the US shows me what it is capable of. Tröegs really know what they are doing with this brew, and showcase a truly world-class doppelbock. Astonishingly good. (1,303 characters)

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to leftmindedrighty..Aaron for this and many others.
Poured a nice bronze color with a tannish head that faded as I sipped. Nose was caramel, brown sugar, slight hops and malty. Taste was caramel, sugar, Munich malts and maye even choco or caramel malts too. Hops was not a typical US hop profile, very subtle. Tase also carried a nice amount of dried fruit like raisins and figs. Mouthfeel was alright. (411 characters)

Photo of biegaman
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Red delicious apple lathered with dark butterscotch. The body is a concentration of red tones but it's silhouetted in gold. Lagering has produced absolute clarity. Its deep tone doesn't reflect much light but does illuminate substantially with some directly behind it. Its surface is shamefully bare and despite constant swirling remains without even a trace of outline.

It's a lightly floral bouquet rammed pack with toasted bread, caramelized candy, dried dates and apricots and a big bucket of honey. The whopping share of toasted, buttery malts takes on a faint resemblance to maple syrup. No chocolate or coffee but plenty of crispy toasted bread crusts, plums and prunes, and a giant ladle full of caramel.

Candied dried fruits! Over-ripened pears and apples with all the sticky, sugary sweetness of a candy coating. There's a really generous amount of caramelization, hint of honey, and again plenty of well toasted (but not roasted or burnt) bread. The beer is undoubtedly deliciously malty, but still, it falls just a notch below the level of strength or richness I've become accustom to with dopplebocks. Truthfully, I'm finding a little watery on some sips.

A liberal use of hops has ensured at least a quenching bitterness, although the monstrous proportion of malt produces an incredibly sweet and sugary profile that overrides it. There's some impression of the alcohol but you'd never really be sure it was there. The beer isn't totally heavy-bodied but from each sip the malts settle in for a lengthy stay on the palate.

A solid offering. Troegs seems to not always just hit style guidelines with pin-point accuracy but also land right on the mark with regards to quality as well. These are the two areas where I've found the most consistency with this brewery. Oh, and if you count my tremendously enjoying their beers, that makes a third category they've excelled at as well. (1,900 characters)

Photo of liamt07
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Rattle N Hum, pint glass.

Pours a dark burgundy, minimal head and lace. Nose of dark fruits and some vinous qualities. Loads of malt, with a subtler sweetness overshadowed by bigger dryer dark breadiness. Some caramel notes also. Taste has more dark fruits, dry dark breadienss. Good mouthfeel, smooth, full and relatively dry finish. Alcohol doesn't come through substantially but can be sensed. This warms the bones nicely and is a nice dopplebock. (461 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer has a warm amber body that is crystal clear with a gentle carbonation of micro bubbles. There is a thin ring of light tan foam that sticks to the glass with each sip.

S- This beer has a soft sweet toasted malt smell but it is very light and smooth.

T- This beer has a spicy sweet caramel malt favor with a faint dark malt hint and a very light pot caramel note that doesn't get in the way of the malt flavors but enhances it. There is a soft hop bitterness in the finish that supports the malt flavors nicely.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a tight little fizz that gives it a cask poured quality.

D- This beer has good malt flavors but they are very smooth and a bit muted. The pot caramel flavor was not overpowering but just enhanced the malts. The hops balance was just enough to finish the beer with a nice lagered quality making this very drinkable. (922 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a two-finger head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Deep, clear amber color. Low carbonation. Nose is malty. Medium bodied. Starts with semi-sweet raisins, finishes mellow, the high ABV is not noticable. $1.55 for a 12oz bottle from Vintage Cellar Blacksburg, Va. (279 characters)

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep amber hue with a one finger creamy off white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a robust toasted caramel malt with a smattering of noble hop.

The taste was deep and robust with elements of toasted grain, sweet caramel, chocolate malt and dark fruit. There was a solid toasted biscuit finish.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side.

Overall a very nice dopplebock. Tasty and complex. (429 characters)

Photo of akorsak
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a 12 oz bottle of Troegenator served at Haydn's on Pine in Harrisburg, PA.

Appearance: The bock has a deep ruby red color and a thick, THICK head.

Smell: The bock has a semi-sweet deep malty aroma. There is no sign of any hops.

Taste: The bock has a strong malt aroma, bordering on very sweet and caramel-like, that finishes long. That malt character lasted a long time after the beer was gone.

Mouthfeel: The bock's strong malt character gives the beer a sweet feeling without overdoing it, nice.

Drinkability: The beer is very drinkable, a little too strong though (costing it a bit). A nice interpretation on the style. (645 characters)

Photo of Wasatch
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to JohnnyM2002

Pours a nice clean/clear dark golden brown/amber color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy head, some sticky lacing around the edges. The nose is of sweet malts, and caramel. The taste follows the nose. The alcohol is hidden very well. Medium body. Drinkable, a slight twist on a doppelbock, just about like many other's I've had from this brewery. (383 characters)

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to korguy123 for this brew.
Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Very dark amber/brown colour with a small amount of light brown head.

S - Sweetness up front from the malts with notes of toffee, caramel and dark fruit. No bitterness at all.

T - Sweet malts dominate the palate. Notes of brown sugar, toffee, raisins, figs. No hops at all. Slightly too sweet for me but a nice overall flavour profile.

M - Medium body, low carbonation. Slight chew.

D - Nice flavour but too sweet for me. (495 characters)

Photo of Duff27
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Half-inch slightly off-white head that fades moderately fast. Translucent brown in color.

S- Sweet smelling, first thought was of mints for some reason.

T- More roasty flavors that previous dopplebock offerings. Slight dark fruitiness. Well balanced!

M- Well/adequately carbonated. Medium mouthfeel.

D/O- First and foremost, what really makes Troegenator, is the nicely hidden ABV for being 8.2% I don't believe it shows...which greatly enhances drinkability. Troegs nails it again, and while not the best dopplebock, Troegenator certainly holds it's own. (562 characters)

Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light brown, red-tinted color with a big tan head that has good retention and lacing. Bready malt nose, some floral hoppiness, caramel and brown sugar, and a hint of booze.

Very nice, big and chewy malt presence, lightly toasted, very faint earthy and floral hops way underneath. Moderate sweetness, dark fruit and caramel. Tasty and aggressively flavorful. Somewhat sticky finish.

Medium to slightly full bodied with solid carbonation. A well done and very satisfying example of the style. (500 characters)

Photo of vfgccp
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter glass.

A - Deep cherry.

S - Brown sugar, dried cranberries, prunes.

T - Nice balance. Dried pear, dried apricot, prunes, golden raisins, nutmeg, caramel bread. Touch of mellow hop bitterness in the middle of the profile. Finishes sweet with an alcoholic warmth.

M - Low carbonation. Medium-light body. Slight syrupiness that coats your mouth

D - Very drinkable for the style. The sweetness isn't overpowering and the hop blance keeps it fresh on your palate. (489 characters)

Photo of ppoitras
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from a 6-pack purchased at Norm's, Vienna, VA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3/4" light tan head over the clear coppery brew. Head is frothy, yet somewhat short-lived, but does lace more than most of the style. Aroma is lightly of sweet maltiness, but wish it was more intense. Taste is sweetly malty, as the nose, with deep grain flavors prevalent. A touch of alcohol becomes apparent at the end. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both good. Quite drinkable for the style, and worth the search. (523 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark ruby red with a 2 finger firm dirty white head that was moderately lasting.

S: a rich big coffee flavor, dark breadiness, chocolate, and a light underlying fruitiness (dark cherries).

T: The flavor was nice and smooth with sweet roasted caramel upfront, sweet chocolate and dark fruit (dates, cherries). There was a warm breadiness, and a slight alcohol warming from the 8.2% abv.

M: A sweet and slick mouthful that was lightly carbonated.

D: Nice drinkability with very good flavor and enjoyment that wont disappoint. (541 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: deep, rich amber-brown hue with a clear body and a lazy effervescence. Head is almost nonexistent; other than that, this beer looks great.

Smell: rich caramel and nutty malt character with a hint of dark fruits. Not super complex, but well-crafted and enticing.

Taste: pretty much what you get from the aroma, although the fruity character is enhanced. There's a big raisin character with accents of cherry which work out well on the palate. I rather like this beer!

Mouthfeel: very big body with a mild carbonation. The body lends a very good, silky texture, which actually resolves as a nice creaminess despite the light effervescence. Good.

Overall: this is a tasty and fulfilling beer. I would definitely have this again. (785 characters)

Photo of Derek
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Brownish red with a light tan head, slight retention & lacing.

S: Slight sulfur upfront, dark fruit & bread, slightly floral & spicy with a toffee sweetness.

T: Light breadyness, slightly burnt caramel, dark fruit, slight spice, alcohol is really well-hidden. It's got the right flavours, but they're subtle for its weight.

M: Well-attenuated moderate body is smooth.

D: Very drinkable for its strength. It really doesn't seem that big.

Thanks for picking this up sstacko! (480 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this before from a bottle, but the legendary woodychandler hit me off with a can. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a pretty crimson color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, caramel. Taste is bready, malty, alcohol is present, a touch of caramel sweetness, tasty. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality brew worth checking out. (354 characters)

Photo of DrJay
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear coppery amber with a short, whitish cap composed of fine and coarse bubbles. The foam subsided quickly, but left behind some nice lacing as it settled to a ring. Very nice malt in the aroma, fresh grain, crackery, with just a hint of something richer - chocolate maybe? A bit of caramel as it warms too. The flavour's very similar, low bitterness with mild, malty sweetness. There's a bit of fruit towards the end that seems to accompany a mild alcohol warmth. Notes of floral hops and spice mingle in the finish. Solid body, well-integrated carbonation with just a little residual sugar. I quite enjoyed this beer. Not quite spot-on as far as the style goes, but very tasty. (681 characters)

Photo of Viggo
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, picked up at Premier Gourmet.

Pours a crystal clear dark ruby red, cranberry juice colour, thin off white head forms, quickly drops to a thin ring around the glass, some lace spots, good retention, head really holds. Smell is sweet, brown sugar, caramel, corn syrup, biscuits, toast, some honey, very rich and malty, quite fruity, quite sugary but really nice. Taste is similar, very sweet and malty, treacle and honey, toffee, toast, biscuits, brown sugar, light fruits and raisin, very clean finish, some iron, alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, very smooth and clean. A real nice doppelbock! (657 characters)

Photo of Bighuge
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear deep auburn tone. Thin beige head. Nice thick aroma of munich malts, molasses, yeasty breadiness and raisin. Taste is quite pleasing. There's some nice bready maltiness. An appealing brown sugary type of sweetness. And some slight tones of rum and raisin. Body is close to full. And the carbonation seems right on. And this beer is damn drinkable. Not quite a "Big Hitter", but damn close. I like.

Thanks ZAPONATOR. (424 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
4.5/5  rDev +16%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle bottled on 09/09/14. Sampled December 1, 2014.

Dark mahogany brown pour with a modest tan head.

The aroma is sweet and malty with a weak barleywine sweetness.

The body is medium to full.

The taste is incredibly sweet and malty with a moderate bitter finish. It is quite tasty. (310 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a Sam Adams Boston Glass, the beer pours a dark red/amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention is average, lacing is good. It smells like caramel malt, toffee, and some dark fruit and chocolate. It's a nice aroma, however it is a bit weak. Luckily the taste is stronger than the aroma. I can taste caramel malt, dark fruit, bread/grain and a bit of chocolate. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it has moderate carbonation and it's creamy, smooth and a bit slick. Drinkability is very good, it's pretty easy to drink. Other than the light aroma, I think this is a good overall brew. I'd buy it again. (637 characters)

Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
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