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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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2,448 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,448
Reviews: 1,020
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 89
Gots: 228 | 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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Photo of n2185
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%

A: Pours a dark mahogany that can barely be seen through when held up to the light. About a finger of off-white head forms, which quickly recedes and leaves little lacing.

S: Some roasted malt in there, but lots of dark fruit. Raisins and dates mostly with some molasses and brown sugar as well.

T: Similar to the aroma, there's a blast of dark fruit at first followed by brown sugar and molasses. The roasted malts can peak up during the aftertaste with some dark chocolate/coffee flavors.

M: Light-medium body with a good amount of carbonation that works well with the dark fruit and roasted flavors.

D: Dark, yet light body with lots of flavor make this beer pretty drinkable.

n2185, Feb 04, 2011
Photo of Bierman9
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%

This was the second new bier I tried at Tröegs during last weeks visit.

This DBock was a clear, deep chestnut, with touches of garnet on the edges. Had a miniscule head, mostly some beige bubbles at the rim, with some wispy lace. A good dose of semi-sweet malt hit the nostrils, with suggestions of lightly flowery hops present. Body was solidly medium, and this one was very smooth over the palate.

Nice malts hits the tongue, with light malty sweetness and lots of caramel and treacle-toffee. Hints of dark fruit appeared, along with an earthiness in the somewhat floral finish. The 8.20% ABV was quite well hidden, dangerously. Tasty; solid; quite nice! Zum wohl!!

look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | drink: 4.5


Bierman9, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of bierschmecktgut
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%

poured from 22oz bottle. Grabbed without seeing the 8.2 ABV - here goes..

Deep maple color, frothy dirty- off white head that lasted a bit.

Sweet malty aroma with hints of yeasty-bread, a few swirls brings out raisins/figs

Sweet rush of dried fruit and burnt sugar

Smooth, not very full, almost no carbonation, some bitteness/tannin on the swallow with slight lingering alcohol

this 22oz bottle is another good winter beer, not repulsive at all even with double the alcohol of most other beers. A good treat, will definitely grab again.

bierschmecktgut, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of chodinheaven
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

A: Deep brown with orange undertones. Healthy white head after aggressive pour.

S: Nothing out of this world, but pleasant and somewhat sweet.

T: Sweet backed by a slight alcohol twinge that is neither distracting or uninviting. Somewhat warming. Sweetness is followed by quick bitterness that balances out the brew nicely.

M: Nice carbonation, not creamy or crisp, but somewhere in between.

D: Actually easy to drink despite the high ABV. Fairly refreshing.

chodinheaven, Jan 28, 2011
Photo of donkeyrunner
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Bottled 12/13/10. Bottle pictures the Jewish Moses with horns...I think. Maybe that's the Troegenator himself. Hazelnut with auburn edges. White head is a shy maiden as it quickly retreats into a thin skim.

Like Grenouille in Patrick Suskind's Perfume, this baby has no scent. Maybe some Munich toasty sweetness? I'm trying to hard for an 8.2% doppelbock.

The soft, plush mouthfeel stands out more than any actual flavor. Taste is mostly blah Munich toasted sweet with a chocolate malt whimper in back. Little hop spice.

donkeyrunner, Jan 28, 2011
Photo of CuriousMonk
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into dimpled mug. Pours a dark clear reddish color with a smallish creamy beige head. Smell is lightly smoky and sweet, musty malts. Tastes lightly smoky and a touch tart with toasty biscuity and caramel maltiness. Slight taste of alcohol in the finish. Full body and soft to medium carbonation. One of my favorite doppelbocks.

CuriousMonk, Jan 27, 2011
Photo of CuttDeez
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%

Great beer. Good depth of flavor. Strong malt taste and pretty good drinkability. I had it a little cold at the start but when it warmed up ( I had a large bottle so on the second pour it was closer to ideal) the spicy notes came to life. The color of the beer was very appealing as well. I will say I think I enjoyed the beer more because Notre dame won while I was drinking it ha ha

CuttDeez, Jan 23, 2011
Photo of Rickythejeweler
3.93/5  rDev 0%

A - dark mahogany, no head, no lacing.

S - sweet raison, alcohol

T - black cherries, raisons, slight brown sugar, malty, bready aftertaste.

M - highly carbonated, aftertaste of dry bread clinges to your tongue heavy.

D - Easy drinking, deceptive for it's ABV

Rickythejeweler, Jan 23, 2011
Photo of jrallen34
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%

12oz bottle poured in my Narke glass...Pours a dark ugly mahogany with a tope head, good full cap with lacing...The aroma is really sweet but I'm liking it, brown sugar, plums, bread, pineapple...The taste is very bread, plums and pineapple. I'm really digging this. This is very sweet but one of the best dopplebacks I've had. The alcohol is hidden very well. Nicely carbonated.

I'd recommend this as a great American doppleback, I'd have again.

jrallen34, Jan 21, 2011
Photo of ToddT
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%

A- Hazy medium brown topped with a thin off white head. Head is short lived and leaves no lace on the glass.

S- Malt, raisins, caramel, molasses, hints of alcohol, and biscuit yeast.

T- Bread sweetness, caramel, and molasses hit the palate at first. This soon followed by a warming alcohol and candied fruit middle, then a bone dry slightly hoppy bitter finish.

M- Slightly slick and viscous in the mouth, body is a little heavier than medium and the carbonation is low.

D- Easy drinking and complex enough to hold my interest, be careful with the 8.2% ABV though.

Great example of a doppelbock and one of the best that I've had.

ToddT, Jan 19, 2011
Photo of Landfill21
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Got a pint of this at the local irish pub. Poured into a dark brown color with a light head that hardly left any lace down the glass.

Has a nice smell of malts, nuts and molasses. Has a great taste, a little hoppy for me but nice taste and medium mouthfeel. Drinkibility is not that great at least for me b/c of hoppiness.

Landfill21, Jan 17, 2011
Photo of MetalandBeer
4.72/5  rDev +20.1%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

A -- A clear reddish brown. Mohogany? My wife said the color reminds her of a Ruby.

S -- Aromas of Bread & fruity sweetness. A bit of caramel maltiness & molasses. A bit of boozieness.

T -- Wow, bread, sweetness, malty on the front. Slight caramel with a smokiness, sort of reminds me of baking bread or toast. Fruity on the end with a bit of alcohol bite.

M -- Medium & syrupy with a dry finish.

D -- Goes down smooth, a lot smoother than you'd expect from an ABV of 8.2%...lookin' forward toafew more of these while watching the JETS beat the PATRIOTS this afternoon! CHEERS!

MetalandBeer, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of beep71
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%

This was an impulse buy at the local pizza shop. I've had Troeggs HopBack, and love it, so I thought what the hell. This is definitely a beer that can kick your ass before you know it. Pours with a head that goes quickly, but the hint of carbonation stays with it. Very malty, with a distinct alcohol aftertaste not found in most beers I've had. Great color! Not a fan of most bocks, but I'd buy this again.

beep71, Jan 15, 2011
Photo of MarvinTheMarzen
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%

The Troegenator is now in top five for dopplebocks. The smell is wonderful and the taste is very well balanced; not as sweet as some dopplebocks and has a caramel note. This beer compares favorably with Celebrator, Maximator, and Salvator. Does not tast as big as its 8.2 ABV.

This is the first Troegs beer that I've tried but I want more!

MarvinTheMarzen, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of lovindahops
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%

another Troegs brewski. The troegenator on the way

A- a coca cola like color with a big time head from the pour... but it disappears pretty quickly... there is some carbonation ripping through the brew. Good color that shows the bock characteristics

S- warming scents of malt with earthy scents and also a good amount of pears a fig. Some familiar Troegs spices are there as well. A little sweet butterscotch. Great scent

T- dark fruit and malt says it all. The sweet flavors are all over with that dry finish that makes this a great brew. The smooth beginning gives you a great switch in gear to the try finish. Great taste

M- some good carbonation with flavor that is all over the mouth

D- Troegenator is a delicious brew. The flavors are so unique and you can really drink a ton of these.... until you realize it's 8.2%. Great job Troegs!

lovindahops, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of DrinkingDrake
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%

Deep ruby brown thin but effervescent head. Big bubble floating through keep a constant puddle of lace.

Toasty deep malt character. Slightly metallic and yeasty. Mellow dark fruit.

Toasty sweet malt dominates. Minuscule bitterness but the hops are still present.Gets pretty juicy right before a candied astringency finishes it off. The bitterness of the hops supersedes the finish but almost instantly transitions back to the malts.

Smooth and somewhat creamy. The juicy dry finish makes me keep sipping.

DrinkingDrake, Jan 06, 2011
Photo of chilidog
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%

Found on tap, wow in my area.
Poured a dark reddish brown. Tan head on top. My carbonation was light, so head faded as did the lace.

Aroma of malty goodness, nut and dark fruit.

Taste is all malts, dark fruit with hints of cherry, fig, and earth. Alittle hop around the taste that dries the aftertaste as it lingers abit.

Drinkable yes, its not boozy like other doubles. The 8.3% abv hides well, but will sneak up later.

chilidog, Jan 05, 2011
Photo of nihiloexnihil
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Poured from refrigerated bottle into pint glass.

A. Pours ruby red, murky, with a one-finger cream-colored head that lingers for about 5 minutes, leaving a ring and a central bubbly island. Tiny carbonation bubbles run continuously. Good retention.

S. Gorgeous nose that permeates the room immediately on pouring. Wheat, peat, apricot, some not-quite-yet-ripe citrus. Alcohol presence noted.
T: Attack is light, fresh, incredibly refreshing. Again notes of apricot, floral and gentle citrus notes, light brown sugary sweetness giving way to deeper more earthen tones that fill the mouth as the sugar fades. Fairly complex flavor, with a more subtle finish than I was expecting.

M. The carbonation is strong and tickles the tongue, but only after the initial creamy sip. A light-medium body.

D: Highly drinkable, easily can have more than one--the 8.2% ABV was somewhat of a surprise. Alcohol hidden very well. A very enjoyable beer.

nihiloexnihil, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of smakawhat
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured into a Pilsner style glass from the bottle.

Very nice looking. Tan head of about three fingers, uniform, good staying power with really nice retention. Dark red/brown body with some carbonation, and some minimal lacing. A solid looking beer.

Bouquet is a big banana with butterscotch caramel like malt. Almost Dairy Queen sundae like with sugars. Some alcohol heat as well.

Very balanced in taste with the malts and sugars. Bananas on the finish with chewyness and guess what... HOPS.. imagine that. This is a GREAT tasting brew and I would have no problem drinking again for a doppelbock.

smakawhat, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of BeerPhan86
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

Poured from a 22oz bomber.

A - Pours reddish brown with a nice two finger tan head. Slight lacing but the head dissipated quickly.

S - Grainy and malty with hints of dark fruit. Not very aromatic.

T - Sweet and malty up front and slightly bitter with dark fruit towards the end. Cherry is definitely noticeable. Finishes slightly dry and bitter with some earthy hops.

M - Thin and lightly carbonated, which works well for this style.

D - This is dangerously drinkable given the ABV.

Overall this was a nice doppelbock with some hints of cherry. Very well balanced and easy drinking!

BeerPhan86, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of mendonjoebeer
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

Poured from 22oz bottle into chalice style glasses. A little cloudy,a little more brown than red.

Nice aroma-malts,brown sugar,caramel but somehow not too sweet

A little bit of everything-what you smell plus some alcohol,spice & more-balanced flavors

Nice feel,smooth, slight carbonation

A very nice sipping,slow drinker. Flavors and feels change as beer warms

mendonjoebeer, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of BBri
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%

A: Nice deep dark red color with only a small head. The kind of color you like to stare at through the glass!

S: Malty, carmel aroma with a slight hint of a cherry smell.

T: Subtle sweetness to begin with a burst of dark fruit/carmelized sugar to end with but not overly sweet.

MF: Full bodied enough to get your attention but not a "heavy" feel. Very balanced. Good amount of carbonation.

D: Great beer. This has quickly become a "go to" beer for me and I tend to have some on hand. Has become a "crowd pleaser" with my friends.

BBri, Dec 31, 2010
Photo of russwbeck
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

A: Pour is a deep read with hardly any head.

S: Smell is of malts and caramel. Very earthy.

T: Taste begins with the caramel, but ends with a bit of malt sweetness and dark fruits.

MF: Medium bodied with a bit of a bite of carbonation. Also, I get a small amount of creaminess, but not a lot.

D: Pretty high for an 8.2%. Hardly a hint of any alcohol.

russwbeck, Dec 28, 2010
Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Cavalry Brewing Co. pint glass.

A: Reddish, dark amber color with a one-finger head of beige foam which settles into a thin coating leaving a bit of soapy lace. Clarity is muddled by a chilled haze but is still good.

S: Loads of sweet, bready malts and some candied fruits with a bit of molasses. Fruits range from grapes and pears to spiced berries.

T: Full-flavored and sweet roasted caramel malt up front with some spicy, specialty malts and sugars around mid-palate. Some complex, fruity flavors come through with a spicy, herbal hop and alcohol tinge near the finish. Aftertaste is mostly sweet malts and some dry, lingering hop and alcohol sting.

M: Full-bodied with low carbonation and a bit of chewiness. Pretty smooth sipping all around with a rich, malty palate.

D: A nicely crafted Doppelbock to chase the chill away. The 8.2% ABV warms while the robust malt body gives you something to chew on, almost literally. Good amount of fruity and herbal hop spiciness but very malt forward character is delivered here. More flavors jump out at you as the brew warms up a bit, which is recommended given its heft.

Gambrinus1184, Dec 27, 2010
Photo of tmcelvain
4.68/5  rDev +19.1%

Overall impression is a big, big, grin. Aside from a technical review, I just plain liked this beer and can't wait to have another some day soon.

L: Very reddish amber without much head. Nice lacing stays on the glass.

S: Earthy and malty.

T: Tastes slightly of alcohol, but mainly there are tons of smooth malts. A bit of plum fruitiness ad candied sugars, making this a fairly sweet drink.

M: Well balanced all around, including carbonation, alcohol, and weight.

D: at 8.2, this is a dangerously drinkable lager.

tmcelvain, Dec 20, 2010
Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,448 ratings.