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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Troegenator Double BockTröegs Troegenator Double Bock

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very good

1,064 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,064
Hads: 2,935
Avg: 3.89
pDev: 19.79%
Wants: 122
Gots: 547 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003

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Reviews: 1,064 | Hads: 2,935
Photo of blitheringidiot
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Label lore: Greeted by an old cartoonish bearded man with horns type character. 8.2 % ABV.

Pours clear yet mahogany dark with a pillowy off white head coating.

Clean root beer malts and leafy celery vegetable aromas.

Tangy malty almost whiskey like flavors. Butter pecan ice cream flavors. Slightly reminiscent of Rogur Dead Guy.

Buttery caramel feel.

Last swigs: Props to the TROEGS gang for giving this away at Sippin' by the River, just because I was there. Maybe it's the 8.2% ABV, maybe the overwhelming malts, but not a swiggable drinker. This is a beer to enjoy while the weather turns and you need a good sipper.

Beer is good. Happy beering.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of abcsofbeer
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a really good tasting beer. Pours a cloudy pinkish red. There is ample carbonation with visible bubbles clinging to the side of the glass. There is a small, thin head that leaves no lace at all. I couldn't place the aroma as it is faint, but smells lightly of fruit, cherries and apples, maybe.

The taste is very good, again with a hint of fruit, tangy and somewhat spicy. There is a hint of hops in the aftertaste, which lingers nicely at the top of the mouth. The label says 8.2% alchohol, yet there was no alcoholic taste and did not seem that strong after finishing one bottle.

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Photo of jackndan
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Troegenator Double Bock: A malt afficionado’s dream come true. Pours a murky brown, with a slight head, off brown, leaving a slight skim on top, with a grayish pallor. Aroma is heavily malts, with decided scents of caramel and dried fruits. The taste is very nice, warm rich taste, very malty, with a bit of a coffee flavor on the backend. The mouthfeel is exceptionally smooth and creamy, terrific. I can see having more than one. Thanks BIF for the sample.

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Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy burnt sienna color with a thick and sturdy head that leaves some lacing

Smell: Bready, with roasted malt and dried dark fruits on the nose; plenty of caramel with an undertone of cherry

Taste: Sweet and malty, up front, with caramel and fig flavors predominant; the sweetness lingers throughout, though there is some hoppy bitterness in the mix as well

Mouthfeel: Creamy and full-bodied, with moderate, but prickly carbonation

Drinkability: Although it is not a match to its best German counterparts, this is nevertheless a very drinkable brew; in fact you can drink this more readily than a German as it is less of a sipping beer

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Photo of farHillsBrewer
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sat down with this a my favorite local pub with the Ravens & Falcons on the tube. I drank it slowly, yeah, I kind of nursed it, it being my last of the evening.

The color was intriguing, a reddish. slightly hazey brew with a off-white head that lasted well enough, but without much lacing.

The flavor was all-malt and a bit on the sweet side, with a touch of an unknown dark fruit. Not very bock-like, but tasty. I detected a twinge of alcohol, which might have been more prominent had this been my first beer of the evening.
Worth another try.

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Photo of steelreign
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am admittedly, a dopplebock fan. And this one is, although different, a very fine example. As mentioned in several other reviews, this beer does not have the overly viscous mouthfeel nor the sticky sweet finish that other DB's have, but it more than makes up for it with the malt hammer of flavor! Fruit and crystal malts predominate, and the carbonation is just a tad more than I would have expected. All in all, a great session beer (if you don't mind the 8% + ABV) and one that you should seek out if you're in PA. or wherever it is distributed.

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Photo of merlin48
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a clear, auburn orange body with a medium, beige head that retains quite well. Plenty of patchy lace gets left on the sides of the glass.

Aroma is very malty, featuring molasses, prunes, and raisins. No hops are noted in the bouquet.

Mouthfeel is light bodied for a doppelbock, and it has more carbonation than expected.

Taste is deep and malty, resonant of molasses and dark fruits. Hops demonstrate just enough presence for balancing the heavy malts into a delicate balance.

A nice doppelbock, but unlike any I've tried from Germany. The light body promotes excellent drinkability, but the alcohol will easily sneak up on you if you exceed moderation.

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Photo of ngandhi
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Prunes through and through, especially on the bright nose. The taste is layered with grain, grapes, and faint hops. Smooth, medium bodied, with no astringency and a dry finish from the alcohol which is otherwise undectable. A perceived cocoa on the endpalate from the drying out of the malts. Suave hint of grain, as well, to call this out as a lager made with absolutely perfect yeast. Textured.

Relax, relax.

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Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, with no freshness dating. Poured a nice dark coppery color, tiny bubble carbonation, wispy lacing, a fine looking product. Nose of ripe fruit. Flavor notes of pleanty of sweet malt, a hint of bubblegum, nice smooth light chocolate finish. Yummy and warming with alcohol present. This style usually is strong and tasty and this version did not disappoint.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.13/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of sideshowrob
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served out of a logo pint glass, beer poured a hazy deep amber with a frothy, cream-colored head. Very sweet smelling beer. Hint of mollassas in the aroma. Taste is domminated by sweetness and malt. Almost a syrupy candy-like flavor to this brew. I almost would go so far as to say that no hops were injured during the brewing of this beer. The brew does hide it's 8%+ abv very well. Pleasing mouthfeel, and a pretty drinkable brew, especiall with the fairly high ABV.

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Photo of SheepNutz
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a slightly hazy deep ruby red color with two fingers of off-white head. There is a little bit of lacing. The smell is very malty with caramel coming through, and a hint of nuttiness. Only a bit of alcohol present. The taste is also very malty, lots of sweet caramel and alcohol present under roasted malts. A touch of hops on the finish. The mouthfeel is nice and thick, yet smooth. The drinkability is pretty good too for a double bock of such strength. A nice solid brew.

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, ruby-tinged brown in color with a thin layer of tan head rimming the edges. Aromas are sweet, with some raisins also noted. Flavor is quite tasty. There is a dark fruit flavor present, mixed with a toffee-caramel malt character. Finishes with a funky cardboard aftertaste that knocks 0.5 off the flavor. Mouthfeel is pretty full-bodied. Decent carbonation. Quite difficult to tell that this weighs in at 8.2%. Another tasty beer from the Troeg brothers!

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Photo of 99bottles
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: This is a perfect copper color with an typical head of off white about a 1/2" tall. The retention was weak, but the clarity of the body was excellent.

Smell: Wow. A very strong smell that remids me of my first taste of beer. Strong lager scent, light alcohol, German malts and hops round it out. Not really a good one, but certainly memorable.

Taste: Again, this is an odd one. It has a very firm base of malt, munich and dark, that melds well with the alcohol content which I found to be apparent, but not obvious. There is a moderate note of hops that end slighty spicy giving a somewhat more pronounced bite than the German original bocks. I just tend to think this is less sweet than most other dopplebocks I've come across, and I'm not sure I like the departure.

Mouthfeel: Sort of light for a dopplebock, not cloying, low to moderate carbonation gives some life to the rich malts.

Drinkability: Not immensely drinkable. It's not bad to sip or to sample, but I don't think I'll revisit this one. I had 2 tonight because the first may have been too cold, and I feel like the second was a bit forced. I'm glad to have tried this, and I love Troegs in general, but I believe the rest of the six pack will depart in a slow manner.

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Photo of cbl2
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


An appealing crystal clear amber brown with a nice one inch tan head.


Sweet caramel malts with the biting spice of cascade hops.


A certain sweet nutty character pervades the mouth upon first sip to be followed by a very bitter hoppy finish. Not the double bock characteristics I was expecting, though not a bad beer.

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Photo of meathookjones
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a brownish red color with a thick foamy tan head. This one smells a bit fruity with notes of chocolate and caramel. The nose on this one is not strong at all. Malty sweetness is what comes up front in the taste followed by a slightly bitter finish. This is a medium bodied beer that goes down smooth. The 8.2 percent was not noticeable which defiantly helped the drinkability. An above average Doppelbock that is good but not my favorite of the style.

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Photo of PSUDREW
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Meh, high, seet, and thick, but nice enough to enjoy year round! welsomce troegenator!

Pours a rich amber color, with a light phrothy head that dissapates pretty quickly. smells equally sweet and spicey.

Tastevery rich, very malty. Malt is the dominat flavor here, with the hops in the aftertaste and finish, which gives it s slight, but noticable bitter flavor. The flavor is thick and there is also a secondary sweetness form the honey. Also it finishes with an with an odd mustyness added, which takes away from this brew, slightly.

for it's chewy/sweet nature, this is HIGHLY drinkaleit's noticbly smooth nature. Good drink ay time of the year

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Photo of beerinator
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Reddish copper. Small bubbles on a decent head.

Aroma: Malty aroma with hints of metalic smells.

Taste: Heavy malt caramel up front. Toasted breadyness doesn't help the slightly thin mouthfeel. No hop presence noted.

Notes: Good beer. Not an outstanding example of the style, but it gets the point across and is flavorful. The thin mouthfeel was the downfall of my experience with this beer.

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Photo of Rastacouere
3.15/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange-amber clear body, thin off-white head. Aroma of cedar wood smokiness, wet soil, sand, peat malt. No alcohol is noticeable to me, but were there some, it’d feel pretty whiskey-ish. Palate is lightly tart, very earthy with more smoke and peat malt stuff going on, but not much flavor developments. Sand undertones, mild bitterness. A rather quaffable example without much complexity and a airy medium body.

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Photo of mtbikeguru
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This bier pours a nice clear dark red amber color, not much head or lacing. There is a nice malt, and slight caramel nose. Taste initially is sort of a sweet maltiness but finishes a lingering slightly bitter coffee taste. But there are hints of dark fruits that seem to disintegrate on your tongue, slight astringent alcohol tate/smelll This is defiantly a very drinkable brew.

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Photo of TAMU99
2.88/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Nice Brwon-amber color, good creamy head
But after that this beer is forgettable.
I just wasn't really impressed. The balance is too heavy on the hops which would be fine, but those aren't really in concert with each other. The malt again is ok, but that's about all I can say.
It's an ok beer.

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Photo of yeagerbm
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great beer! poured a rusty-brownish red hazy body with a thin light brown head. Malty and fruity smell. Tastes great with notes of biscuity malt, fruit and warming alcohol. Very flavorful and complex but very drinkable. Another fine example of Pennsylvania brewing excellence.

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Photo of ZAP
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cherrywood colored....nose is soft with hints of chocolate...body is a little light for a doppel....stradles the line a little...I really like the taste of this....has almost some nutty characteristics to go along with a hit of the chocolate...noble hop presence adds a nice dimension....like I said I really like this flavor..low carbonation and a smewhate sticky mouthfeel

Would compare favorably to Sprechers Doppel which I also find very tasty..better than Schells and Leinies....not as good as the heavy hitters (Optimator, Salvator, SA, Tucher)..still very enjoyable...I like Troegs and Troegenator is another fine beer of theirs...

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Photo of Bighuge
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
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.


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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,064 ratings.