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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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2,444 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,444
Reviews: 1,020
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 89
Gots: 226 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

mcphish22, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

tchaos, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

YaKnowBrady, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Lawnboy33, Nov 14, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

mater, Nov 14, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +8.9%

Poured into a fluted pint glass: color is a dark amber touching on transparent brown, with amber hues on the edges. Head presents about 1" thick, clings and sits on top very well.

Smell is sweet malt mixture of roast and caramel, hints of raisans and maybe cherries. Love this one.

Taste is clean, flavors are crisp, malt sweetness dominates in the form of caramel and hints of roast and raisans.

Mouthfeel is great for such a strong, malt dominate beer, flavors linger but are not overpowering. Enough hop bitterness to clean it up.

Overall, just a great example of this style. Definitely a little biased as this one my first real craft brews I tasted, but this is good representation of the doppelbock malty clean flavors.

mvanaskie13, Nov 11, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev +3.1%

pours a clear ruby copper color with less than a quarter inch head that quickly fades to a skim cover and a spotty wispy lace. mild smell of dark fruits, sugary with hint of alcohol. taste is very good its complex and very sweet up front with fig, dried plums, raisin, caramel and toffee slightly spicy warm finish. mouthfeel lacks carbonation tends to flatten out. overall not bad taste really saves this beer.

billybob, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of DirtyPenny
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Got a 12 oz bottle with a mix six pack not too long ago. Cracked it open while watching Ravens/Steelers. Which has little do with anything other than the fact that I drink most of my beer while watching football these days.

A: Cider colored, only darker. Sort of a burnt orange/brown. Poured with one finger of deep beige head that disappeared gradually and left even rings of lacing on the glass.

S: Seriously sweet and heavy caramel malts with a bit of plum fruitiness.

T: Sugary sweet caramel malts lead into a dark fruit, plum or raisin notes and then back into a sting of brown sugar. Booziness is surprisingly light given the ABV, and converse to conventional logic, seems to mellow as it warms, also allowing a bit of bready-ness to develop. A dash of bitter tang and spice tickles the tongue.

M: Heavy and slick. Carbonation is of the prickly "spiders dancing on your tongue" variety.

O: I like malty beers and bocks, but this is only the second doppelbock I've ever tried. Good, but not as good as Thomas Hooker's Liberator, IMO.

DirtyPenny, Nov 07, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

A - pours a brownish red out of the bottle that gives way to a nice head

S - the nose is sugary, stick, dark fruits with lots of caramel malts and toffee

T - taste follows the nose perfectly. This is filled with sticky toffee and sugary dark fruits with a little bit of toastiness in the mix. All of the essential doppelbock flavors are present and in full force. Pretty solid.

M - nice medium bodied beer with a somewhat creamy mouthfeel to it

D - this is a delicious doppelbock. Lots of really good malts flavors blend together to form a really solid example of this style from this side of the Atlantic.

birchstick, Nov 06, 2011
Photo of BoozeHound81
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Poured a nice almost Mahogany color, not much head wise. The taste almost reminds me a of a trailmix snack bar,minus the sweetness. I got heavy notes of fruity goodness in the smell.Finishes a tad dry,only wanting another swallow to test that dryness again. Tasty brew overall.

BoozeHound81, Oct 30, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

Beer poured a beautiful deep copper red with a half inch of slightly off white head that faded rather quickly to a light cap. Good lacing.

Smell is very faint. Lightly sweetened malts and bready undertones. Not a lot going on here.

Taste on the other hand is awesome. Smoked woody malts and dried dark fruit. Better than most of the style with way more flavor and complexity. A little bit of hop bitterness shows up on the tail end.

Mouthfeel is awesome as well. Medium bodied and slick with hop oils. Carbonation is mild and refreshing.

Overall this is a staple for the style. I use this beer as a gateway for my non craft drinking friends, and they all love it. Another knockout from Troegs.

haywire77, Oct 29, 2011
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2.6/5  rDev -33.8%

I could taste too much alcohol. Nice hints of raisin. You get a sweet raisin taste up front followed by a malty bread flavor then it ends with a slight hop bitter. The alcohol flavor overpowered everything else. I am not a huge bick fan this beer is true to the style if you are a big bock fan give it a try its just not the beer for me.

Amazingbeer, Oct 20, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev -8.4%

Poured a brownish-amber with a small finger of dingy head. Sweet aroma of toffee, bread, and hints of dark fruit.

Moderate carbonation and a slightly thin mouthfeel. Taste dominated by sweet malt--toffee, biscuit, and just a trace of spice and dark fruit.

Worth trying once, but I was a little underwhelmed by this one; felt like the sweet malt was a little too dominant, even for the style. ABV was pretty well-concealed.

grittybrews, Oct 17, 2011
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3.33/5  rDev -15.3%

857th Review on BA
Bottle to Bock

Bottled 11/11/10
Batch: Unreadable

Thanks to my wife for bringing this one home from Elkridge, MD

App- A darker cream soda brown with some yellow/orange highlights. A small 1/4" impish head was there. Fell to a small layer of bubbles.

Smell- I think alot has faded on this beer. It was more straight malts versus any actuating aromas. Had a slight sourdough smell with a little dried cranberry.

Taste- Taste follows the nose with an abrasive wet malt flavor. A little bit of sweet/spice duality intermixes. With the malts comes a bit of caramel and sugar. I can see where this wanted to be, but with less than desireable cellaring or handling this was less than its best showing.

Mouth- A little bit of a light/medium body with some thin parts. A little bit a medium carbonation with a lot of caramel and dried cranberries behind it.

Drink- I love her to death for putting up with my beer habit. I thank her very much for finding this on a shelf, but its my fault for not teaching her to look for bottle dates. This one is on me. I wanted to be blown away like I was with Thomas Hooker and Ayinger but sadly wasn't. Ill try this one again someday fresher.

FosterJM, Oct 11, 2011
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3.65/5  rDev -7.1%

Pours a nice hazy deep amber, slight chocolate and toffee scents, nice and malty scented.

Definitely a sweetness to this beer, kind of like one of those chocolate nugets. Getting lots of dessert flavors from the front of this beer, a very nice malt backbone for sure. However the beer ends distinctively dry cutting out the over-lingering sweetness I hate so much. A nice balance of hops finish this off leaving you with a slight breads and chocolaty mouthfeel.

Honestly, surprisingly awesome. Quite the well balanced beer with lots of surprises a beer drinker could want. Dangerously drinkable.

jtierney89, Oct 10, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +1.3%

A: Pours a dark burgundy color with ruby highlights. A one finger white head forms upon pouring and quickly reduces to a very thin ring around the outer edge. No lacing.

S: Very sweet with lots of dark fruit as well. Some candied raisins and dates and a bit of doughy malt.

T: A nice dose of caramel as well as some candied dark fruit and brown sugar. A little bit of doughy/bready malt balances the sweetness a bit.

M: Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Drinks very smooth and slick.

O: Another solid effort by Troegs. Very drinkable for a relatively heavy beer/style. No sign of the 8.2% at all.

mdaschaf, Oct 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Ahhh the Troegenator...Troegs shows here that they make one of the best double bocks around. I have never had it on tap but always from a bomber to a pint glass. It always has that distinct smell that i like...i would rate this beer perfect but im never the biggest fan of the mouthfeel or the finish..But the appearance is gorgeous and it smells wonderful....I highly reccomend trying this beer.

FLOglida, Oct 05, 2011
Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
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