Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,668 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,668
Reviews: 1,031
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 95
Gots: 318 | FT: 5
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)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this single on a recent trip up to Ohio. Poured it from a bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass. Beautiful dark mahogany color. Very little head. Nice bready nose with hints of nuts and toasted malt.

The flavor is divine. Medium-bodied beer with big, chewey, toffee-like malty goodness up front. The malt just goes and goes without much of a hop presence at all (proper for the style). Right at mid-palate, you get a hint of something like allspice or cardamom.

This is a wonderful dopplebock. I like it a bit more than Great Lakes Dopplerock, but not as much as the classic Celebrator. Still, fans of the style should definitely try to get this.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a dark ruby with a 2" yellow, tan head. Some lacing that resides quickly.

S- toast, sweet dark fruits and hint of roast/smoke,

T- sweet dak fruits, toasted and slightly smoked malts. Slight bitterness and candi sugar at the finish.

M- medium body, low carbonation. Slight syrup and smooth finish.

O- nice doppelbock. Not overly complex but has a nice sweetness and smooth feel.

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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (no date) poured into a milkshake pilsner glass.

Appearance: Deep copper with a orange/coppery head. Initial 1/4" head upon pouring died down to a thin skin across the top. Some persistent strands of lacing noted.

Smell: Malty, caramel - maybe just the barest hint of toffee? Something else in here - can't pull it out.

Taste: Caramel and sweet malt bomb, but countered with a bit of burnt/toasted malt bitterness at the end. Deep and rich in flavor, but not cloying. Some fruity esters in there as well, but heavy on the caramel malt.

Mouthfeel: Nice thickness, good carbonation, sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Very drinkable, especially when a bit warm. Dangerously drinkable in a way - went through one bottle quite fast and started on another and then it let me know that this malt bomb was at 8.2%. Heavy on the malt, but not in a bad way. A good doppelbock.

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3.13/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

In the Glass: It looks like a thick, hearty malty beer in the glass. It has a thin white head, and pretty much no lace. But it looks very appetizing in the glass. I am thirsty, and it is hot outside… but man, it looks good!

Nose: I am picking up some spices on the nose. I stuck my nose DEEP into the glass, and I am getting lots of bread and am really grabbing those Saaz hops. This promises to be a malty beer with loads of flavor.

Flavor: The flavors don’t really kick in until the end, but when they do they are solid. It is a quick malty flavor that splashes across your tongue, but the flavor sticks with you.

Mouthfeel: There isn’t much mouthfeel here. There are some bubbles up front, but that is gone in no time. As you swallow, the back of the tongue gets the smoothness that you expect from a barleywine, but there isn’t nearly the sweetness you get from one of those.

Aftertaste: The aftertaste is strong, at first. But by the time you sit there and swallow a few times, it quickly fades away. The tasting notes talk about the chocolate notes coming out as the beer heats up, so I will wait and see if that is the case.

This beer has a HUGE ABV, but you never get that. There is no heat, and the beer is extremely smooth. The malts help that. I like the label, I like the beer… not the best I have had, but one that I could see myself reaching for time and time again. Oh, and while I was writing this, Tröegs Brewing actually responded to me on Twitter. Make sure to follow @troegsbeer on Twitter to learn more about the brewery! Bottoms up, people!

Troegenator Double Bock - The bottle says: “NA”

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.18/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reviewing the Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company.
Score: 79

Unknown bottle date or batch number -- too much of the bottle stamp was rubbed off of the bottle neck. Served in a New Belgium Globe Glass and enjoyed on 01/19/12.

Appearance: Pours a dark and translucent mahogany color with a thin layer of creamy tan head that settles to a bubble ring around the glass. Poor lacing, but good retention. 3.5/5

Smell: Caramel candy, a little toffee and vanilla. Modest roasted chocolate, fig and dates. This beer has a really nice, malty-sweet aroma. No booziness. 4/5

Taste: The flavors are very muted and watered down. Strange, given the relative potency of the aroma. Malty caramel, dates and brown sugar sweetness. Mild vanilla cream soda on the back half. Very sweet and less "balanced" than the aroma leads on. No booziness, however. Sweet toffee on midpalate. Malty residual linger. 3.25/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied, low carbonation. Watery mouthfeel. Sweet and malty. 2.5/5

Overall: Has a really pleasant aroma, but the flavor is overly malty sweet.

Recommendation: Average, passable dopplebock. Worth a whirl if it's the best thing on tap.

Pairings: Tiramisu.

Cost: $9.99 for a six pack.

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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,668 ratings.