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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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2,409 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,409
Reviews: 1,017
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 88
Gots: 211 | 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 alkemy


3.48/5  rDev -11.5%

The pour is a red/chestnut brown with a sizable off white head after a pretty aggressive pour. Smells of sweet toffee and caramel. A pretty staggering amount of sweetness for me. Lots of caramel malts and some dark, dried fruits (cherries, prunes, and raisins.) The alcohol was hidden pretty well. Pretty smooth going down, just too sweet for me.

04-15-2010 20:08:11 | More by alkemy
Photo of sixerofelixir


3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

On tap at Winking Lizard. Served in a nice dimpled logo mug.

Color was a unique dark reddish-brown with a decent off-white head that stuck around for a while. Not a whole lot of scent until it warmed up a bit, earthy malts. Taste is very sweet and molasses-like. Hardly any hops to speak of, but in the end, good. Like a beer shake. Creamy feel and very easy to drink.

04-13-2010 05:03:52 | More by sixerofelixir
Photo of crhensel

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

(Bottle into dimpled mug - sampled 3/9/10) Poured a flat reddish brown with a one finger head that fell fairly fast. Scents of the rich molasses and toffee took over at first and with a little sit, some heady fruit odors came forward, in particular some raisin. A nice medium body with a small carbonation enhances the flavors that come through, again the molasses, and actually a hint of melted butter, which, while off putting at first, grew on me. The alcohol is definitely present, which serves to warm you up quite a bit, leaving you quite content after drinking. I wouldn't recommend any more than 2 at a sitting, however!

04-10-2010 19:32:35 | More by crhensel
Photo of jampics2


3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

On tap at the Winking Lizard. Served in a beautiful Tröegs Brewing Company Troegenator Double Bock mug. Amber with a white head. Let's raise 'em, clank 'em, and down this mother!

Smell is bready malt and raisins, plums and brown sugar. Smells good but just not as intense or deep as some of the premier European examples (read: Celebrator).

Taste is good. Nice amount of baked raisin bread with huge crust, caramel, and some depth added from the yeast and earthy hops.

Mouthfeel was nice, not too thick and decent carb.

Overall, I liked it and enjoyed sitting around with my buddies on a warm spring day with huge mugs of beer. While not my favorite dopple, it remains pretty true to style and is something I would enjoy again when I'm in a malty mood.

04-10-2010 19:12:13 | More by jampics2
Photo of hustlesworth


3.58/5  rDev -8.9%

A- clear rediish brown body with minimal beige head and some spotty lace.

S- sweet caramel brown sugar malt with some floral hop aroma and a whiff of alcohol.

T- sweet malty flavor, toasty, brown sugar, light hop and roasted bitterness. Well hidden alcohol. Finishes rich and malty with a touch o chocolate.

MF- full and soft with perfect medium level carbonation. Somewhat drying and sugary on the cheeks.

D- a litTle too sweet for me but nicely drinkable for such a big beer. Alcohol is discreet and feel is so smooth that this one could disappear a little too quickly.

04-06-2010 02:12:21 | More by hustlesworth
Photo of dasenebler


3.88/5  rDev -1.3%

Bomber bottled in September 2009.

Rich brown color, with ruby highlights.

Aroma is of toasted malt, sweet dark bread and a touch of soy sauce.

Flavor is rich, thick and mellow. Full of toastiness and sweet malt. Surprisingly drinkable given all of the malt. If there's a style of beer that's a loaf of bread in a bottle, then it's doppelbock.

Troegenator is pretty to-style, but it didn't wow me. I appreciated the low carbonation and drinkability of this still hefty brew.

03-31-2010 04:59:19 | More by dasenebler
Photo of jdense


3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12 oz bottles carried back from Erie PA by beer buddy consumed 3.28.10.

1/2 finger white head, quick dissipation no lacing. Medium brown clear body. Nose is caramel malts, a bit sweet, minimal roast presence. Taste follows the nose, a bit boozy. Mouthfeel not very effervescent, close to style. Drinkability pretty good despite ABV. Not my cup of tea but close to style, worth seeking out for DB fans.

03-29-2010 16:30:48 | More by jdense
Photo of cdbooth219


3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

12 oz bottle poured into mug

A: Pours an ruby brown color with about one finger of tan head with good retention

S: Lots of sweet maltiness and earthiness. Some hints of dark fruits and a little alcohol

T: Notes of sweet malts and bready malts mix. Some dark fruit notes of cherry and plum and an earthy resiny hoppiness. The alcohol doesnt really dominate

M: Rather thick and heavy in the mouth. Almost like taking a sip of bread

D: Very drinkable for the high abv that it has, but i wouldn't drink too many cuz I know that it would be bad news.

Overall this is the best bock I have had to date. I really enjoy this offering from Troegs and find myself liking them more and more with each beer I try by them.

03-22-2010 23:18:56 | More by cdbooth219
Photo of huxcrunner

New York

3.08/5  rDev -21.6%

a- the color is a dark amber nice head and lacing

s-had a good malty aroma but not really strong

t-the taste was malty with a smooth after taste

m-clean feel lightly carbonated

d-this beer is good for sipping and enjoying this beer was very filling and probably would not be the best beer to drink for a longer period of time

03-20-2010 23:05:11 | More by huxcrunner
Photo of SkunkMan


4.53/5  rDev +15.3%

Appearance - dark amber, what you would expect. Head has a lot of retention, looks dense and fluffy

Smell - Earthen roasted malt, hints at what will fully develop when it hits your taste buds. The aroma is reminiscent of a spicy bread, for lack of better words.

Taste - Initially, the dark malt flavors are dominating - you subconciously get ready for what your mouth thinks is 11+ ABV and at that moment it backs off and you get the resin zip; not too intense, but in my mind it accents the malts with perfection. "What was that I just tasted", you ask yourself... You NEED to take another sip, and another.

Mouthfeel - Drinking temperature ~50F. The bread presence that you smelled initially manifests itself as a texture - you can almost take a bite of this beer. Not watery, not saturated motor oil, but a meal in a bottle. Subtleties of the texture do not linger, tempting you to take yet another sip to reevalute what you just experienced.

Drinkability - Given that this is a hefty brew in every sense of the term, disrespectful things can be done with this beer. Session beer? No. This is by far the most drinkable beer at this ABV I have enjoyed to date.

03-18-2010 23:49:21 | More by SkunkMan
Photo of confer


3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

A - Caramel brown with small traces of head.
S- Not really much of a smell not bad though.
T- Taste is rich sweet malt.
M- Could be a little thicker but it is very creamy.
D- This is a very easy drinking doppelbock. The 8.2% is not obvious at all. It drinks like a much lower abv beer. A very nice doppelbock for the late winter season.

03-18-2010 03:00:50 | More by confer
Photo of ne0m00re


3.98/5  rDev +1.3%

Served at Mad Mex in Columbus in a pint glass.
A: Amber brown. There was a good, tan lace that stuck around the entire time.
S: Malty caramel with a bit of roasted malts (that came off almost like chocolate). The hops are surprisingly evident, as a bit of citrus in earthy noble hops.
T: Caramel bread with a twinge of earthy bitterness. Distint banana bread (with coconut, walnuts, and all).
M: Mildly syrupy with a pleasantly dense carbonation.
D: Very much so, considering how well-balanced it is.

03-17-2010 03:45:59 | More by ne0m00re
Photo of Mancer

New York

3.45/5  rDev -12.2%

The appearance of this brew was quite nice. It poured a deep red amber with an off white head. Little lacing left on the glass. However, the smell was bit of an oddball for me and I couldn't quite tell what I was smelling, there was a definite fruitiness to it as well as some caramel. This beer has a perfect amount of carbonation, it didn't tingle too much but nor was it non existent. The initial taste of the beer was somewhat sweet with an interesting dark fruit and malt flavor. The finishing flavor was wheat and alcohol. Can't say that the alcohol is masked during the drinking process, but it is very pronounced at the end. Overall, this is an interesting brew, definitely worth a try.

03-16-2010 14:41:33 | More by Mancer
Photo of Shumista


3.4/5  rDev -13.5%

A generous extra from bamadog in a trade a while back. This one has been sitting in my fridge for a while waiting to be drank.

Pours dark muddy crimson, small off white head. The smell is sweet, ripe dark fruits and bready malt. The taste is very sweet dark cherries (real ones) and other dark fruits with bready malt in the background. The finish is a little bit cloying. Mouthfeel is pretty thin and I found the alcohol very noticeable. I didn't expect quite this level of booziness. Due to the sweetness and alcohol presence in the taste one is more than enough. I got three Troegs beers as extra in the trade and this is the first that has kind of let me down. That being said I am starting to think I just don't like doppelbocks that much in general.

03-14-2010 22:40:18 | More by Shumista
Photo of HopNuggets


4/5  rDev +1.8%

Poured 12oz bottle (dated 1/13/09) into snifter at cellar temp.

A - 2 Finger off white head dissipates to a covering. No real lacing is left as the brew is devoured. Color is a deep brick red.

S - Carmely dark fruits (figs, plums, raisins, etc).

T - Taste is malty with a bit of heat to follow and the taste backs the aroma with fig and plums coming forward.

M - A bit hot with nice carbonation, rather light for the ABV.

D - Very drinkable and almost refreshing after the heat.

03-14-2010 19:12:41 | More by HopNuggets
Photo of MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%

Pours a deep rusty crimson with a modest collar of foam and restrained lacing.

The aroma is nicely plummy with light hints of citrusy hops and warm cola. Lots of carmelized notes. Very mild overall.

After a slow start the taste is where this beer really picks up speed, with lots of chocolate and caramel and dark pitted fruits and bread comforting the palate like a big hug from an old friend. Nice light metallic zing of bitterness in the finish helps wash away the sweetness and prepare you for the next sip.

The mouthfeel is a little light and thinner than it ought to be, but somehow the taste doesn't suffer for it.

It's far too delicious to sip, a danger at 8.2% to be sure. Not a perfect dopplebock by any means, but a seriously tasty one.

03-11-2010 02:14:22 | More by MeisterBurger
Photo of SpeedwayJim

New York

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%

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

A: Standard pour yields a 2 finger fine light creamsicle colored head with great retention. Beer is a clear dark amber that reveals a massive amount of carbonation. Layered lacing with great stick.

S: Nose is a sweet, subtle caramel malt with a twinge of citrus sourness. Maybe a bit of brown sugar in there. Very clean and pleasing.

T: Opens with a big, bold fruity bouquet of dark and red fruit flavors that are hard to distinguish. Strong malt backbone throughout. Sweet caramel, honey, maple syrup towards the end. Finish is messy leaving a wheat beer-like coarse flavor that dissipates quickly.

M: Light to medium bodied, highly carbonated, coarse, watery in the mouth. Finish is messy and lingers a bit. A bit thin so points are docked here but its made up for below...

D: At 8.2%, dangerously drinkable. Very sweet with a thin body that makes it go down easy. Big malt profile is nicely balanced so that this isn't just a beer for someone with a sweet tooth. Not really much else to say here except try it. A great beer in my opinion!

03-09-2010 21:08:26 | More by SpeedwayJim
Photo of sullie519

New York

4.72/5  rDev +20.1%

Just had this beer on tap and wow another great beer from troegs.A great ruby color with a creamy 3 finger head served in a 12oz tulip glass.Slight bread aromas are present with a touch of sweetness.The sweetness continues in the palate but nothing over powering.Perfectly balanced.Finishes smooth.

03-09-2010 05:04:56 | More by sullie519
Photo of garuda


4/5  rDev +1.8%

Poured a clear ruby brown, with a small white head with little retention that gathered along the glass, good lacing.

S - Big, sweet, caramel malts, biscuit, and a touch of plum.

T - More caramelly malt sweetness, with a hint of earthy tones and a touch of hops. The alcohol is well hidden and only becomes noticeable towards the end of the palate.

M - Medium to full body, prefect creamy carbonation makes it very smooth, with a little bit of a sticky finish. Hops are there, but only a bit.

D - Very good drinkability as the alcohol remains mostly hidden. I could easily down a couple bombers of this with how smooth it goes down.

03-08-2010 01:16:09 | More by garuda
Photo of GRG1313


2.8/5  rDev -28.8%

Pours a deep clear copper with an orange/light brown thick head that quickly fades.

Nose is pure ripe banana with undertones of light coffee and carmel as it warms.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery, although Flavors are assertive but simple. Nicely balanced bitter and malt but simplicity of light coffee, light roasted grain and a short finish (although with a bit of bitter light espresso) make other doublebocks a better choice.

This is not a "bad" beer. It simply is nothing special and not all that food friendly or drinkable. However, bottle has a cool label, I'll give it that!

03-06-2010 01:06:41 | More by GRG1313
Photo of devilben02

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -2%

Pours a deep, reddish, chestnut brown with a respectable creamy head on top. A big hit of dark stone fruits hits me with my first whiff, but further sniffs reveal a bready malt sweetness that I'd expect from a doppelbock. The flavor is almost an inverse of the aroma, with a dry caramel malt sweetness first and the dark fruits creeping in underneath. Certainly not overly sweet, though, and a combination of spicy/earthy hops and alcohol follows to provide balance. The texture continues on a similar theme, with an undercurrent of sweet smoothness at the base, and a prickly combination of carbonation, hops, and booze riding on top. It does seem a bit boozier than I would have expected at 8.2%, but it's interesting, complex, and a welcome diversion on a cold, rainy winter night.

03-03-2010 00:50:47 | More by devilben02
Photo of BeerVikingSailor


4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

New season bottle poured into pint glass; nice foamy head and delicious aromoa....

Bocks and dopplebocks are an early spring favorite....nice to wean off the heavy winter warmers / holiday beers, into bocks and then lighter brews as the weather warms up some...

A: Nice dark brown typical of the style, thick head of tan foam, small lacing on glass

S: Great smell, very bready malty "bock" like! Some nut / chestnut smells in there, as well as minor dried fruits of some sort....nice

T: Very smooth, well balanced malt with little dry hops at finish, little thick and chewy, but enjoyable and quite creamy and delicious!

MF: Yummy, not too thick on the tongue, nice combo of complexity and balance in this great dopplebock brew....

D: Very drinkable, esp. for such a high alcohol level, could down a couple of these in an evening with no problems....solid offering from one of my favorite PA craft brewers

Overall a nice example of this style, plan to age a few bottle to see how it does....quite a nice brew from the Troegs bros!

02-23-2010 19:08:07 | More by BeerVikingSailor
Photo of TommyW


4.15/5  rDev +5.6%

A- Dark amber with a off-white head that settles to a thin cover.

S- Lots of toffee with toasted and caramel malt.

T- Follows the nose pretty well; toffee, caramel and toasted malts, a little bit nutty. Big malty beer but not overly sweet; with an alcohol that is completely hidden.

M- Nice full, smooth feel that you'd expect from a malty doppelbock.

D- A really solid doppelbock; reminds me of some of those I've had in Germany, but with a bit more toffee and caramel flavor.

02-20-2010 15:56:47 | More by TommyW
Photo of JunkYardJake


4.03/5  rDev +2.5%

12oz bottle in pint glass No date found.
Pours a clear, deep amber color with a little more than a finger width of head. Doesn't stick around long and leaves very little evidence, however. Has a great malt nose with a mix of sweet notes like caramel and toffee and some roasted nutty/earth scents. Taste is delicious and a bit unique for the style. The ratio of hops to malt is fairly balanced with some earthy/spicy hops making an appearance in the palate. Has a full mouthfeel without feeling heavy or chewy. Consistent the whole way through. A fantastic offering from Troegs and a personal favorite of mine.

02-17-2010 20:43:12 | More by JunkYardJake
Photo of morimech


4.03/5  rDev +2.5%

Pours a dark reddish color with half inch of tan head that quickly settles to a thin cap. Hardly any lacing is left on the glass. Good aroma with a toffee malt element taking charge. Hints of nuts, probably almonds is also quite noticeable. Strong malt flavor as well. Toffee and almonds being the most noticeable elements. Not as sweet as other doppelbocks. Alcohol is completely hidden. The body is not as full and rich as I would like. Still maintains some substance and a nice soft carbonation. More drinkable than other doppelbocks because it is not as sweet. The alcohol being as hidden as it is could make this one sneak up on the drinker.

02-14-2010 20:35:58 | More by morimech
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