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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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2,769 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,769
Reviews: 1,059
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 107
Gots: 407 | FT: 5
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark amber color with a black cherry tint. Wasn't a whole lot of head to it, not much nose either(though I have a cold and my sense of smell isnt optimal). Tastes of caramel and nuts. Fruity as well. Little bit of booze up front but goes away quickly leaving a pleasant aftertaste.

Overall: Very good for the style, sorry I waited to try this one as long as I have. Is there better? Yes, but not by much, and this is widely available in my area. Definitely a must try.

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12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber-brown with a two-finger beige head. Not much in the way of lacing.

Smell: Toffee, caramel, almond, and a bit of dark fruit. Very nice.

Taste: Same as the smell. Toffee, nuts, caramel, fig. Slight earthy hop flavor. Balanced finish, with some mild alcohol heat.

Mouthfeel: On the full side of medium-bodied. Appropriately low carbonation level. Very smooth.

Overall: This is one of the better doppelbocks I've had brewed in the US

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Thank you, jbravato. My last of the Tröegs' sampler he sent out to me. Sat on this for a while, as I always enjoy aging doppelbocks for a bit. Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a pokal glass. Bottling date is listed as "05/11/13."

Pours a reddish amber color with about 2 fingers of slightly foamy head that recedes rather quickly... Eventually next to nothing. Carbonation does well in the glass, cascading upwards just like a heavily carbonated pilsner. Even with the head gone, there's waves of bubbles that gather to the top of the glass in a rather delightful way. Slightly viscous, and other than the lack of lacing or head over all (probably with age) this looks pretty good.

The aroma produces a lot of dark fruit and malt forward aromas classic to the style, all coated above a bit of heat from the booze. Dark candied cherries, raisins, honey-covered walnuts, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, cardamon, and of course, a little bit of clove. However, not really all that spicy, but rather on the sugary side. The smell of raisins and cherries is spot-on here, and even though it's a little sweet, there's a slightly bitter, citrus foundation at the back that holds it together.

At the first sip, there's a an immediate burst of dark fruit, ranging from black cherries to dates, but it quickly subsides and makes way for the breadier and sugary aspects of the beer. Walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, honey, caramel, and citrus peel glide underneath a bready, biscuit forward barley flavor coated in some alcohol. Quite a bit of heat on this, too, which is not common with doppelbocks. A little bit more on the citrus-y side, which is a good change of pace. The aftertaste is not very strong, save for the heat that gathers at the throat. The finish is slightly bitter on the grainy side. Not very complex, or too thickened (although it's syrupy), but definitely pretty easy to drink.

The flavors I enjoy are definitely predominant, and the American citrus peel addition is a good change from the German clove flavor. It feels like it lacks more of that robustness I crave in doppelbocks, and the alcohol isn't necessarily subtle or anything. Otherwise, it's a strong take on the style that I'd definitely have again once the time felt right.

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