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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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2,515 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,515
Reviews: 1,023
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 93
Gots: 248 | 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 jrallen34
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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
Photo of Thanby
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear amber with a finger of head that dies relatively quickly.

Nose is mostly a sweet caramel toasted malt, a little roasted malt bitterness to back it up (think porter) but only if you're looking for it. Some fig and raisin undertones, a tiny bit of hops to balance things out.

First taste is dominated by the dark caramel malt, Crystal 120 or similar mixed with something a little lighter. Fairly sweet from the malt, but the toasted grain again brings up the rear, all of it encasing the fig note and tied together by a little bit of hops.

Full body, creamy and with a fading sweet aftertaste, this is simply a pleasure to drink. The ABV is dangerously well-hidden, but you can really feel it because it's hard not to drink this beer quickly. I've tried it in a range of serving temperatures and I think the best was about 50F. Once it warms up the sweet malt gets a little too pushy.

It's easy to see why this is a popular brew. It's a very satisfying beverage.

Thanby, Dec 17, 2010
Photo of bgildea
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark murky amber color with a decent off white head. Leaves a slight amount of lacing.

S: Slight notes of sweetness but more of a grainy sweet than a chocolatey sweet. Hints of fruits and nuts also come in an out.

T: Very interesting flavor. It seems to go back and forth from sweet to bitter. Overall, the fruity sweetness tends to dominate the taste, but bitter notes creep in and out. I don't drink many "Doppelbocks" so I can't compare it to anything really.

M: Very thin beer with very little chew. Not overly carbonated, which is nice.

D: It's a drinkable beer. Its surprisingly easy drinking considering the 8.2 ABV.

Overall: Overall the beer was a complex fruity doppelbock with hints of bitterness. I havent drank many of this style, but I enjoyed it, and would recommend other beer drinkers to try it.

bgildea, Dec 17, 2010
Photo of xnicknj
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


on tap at troegs brewery during the splinter black release

Pours a deep cherry brown with decent sized frothy head, fades out eventually with curtains of lacing.

Subtle scents with cherry and a bit of dark fruit, not much though overall besides a hint of maltiness.

Slightly sweet with caramel and a bit of molasses. Dark fruits and slight bitterness towards the middle. Cherry and raisins are apparent throughout the profile. Finishes a little hoppy and bitter with warmth and lingering flavor.

Medium body, higher carbonation, dry and a little chewy in the feel. Drinks clean with good flavor - the ABV is masked nicely, as the beer is comfortably easy to drink for the style.

Cheers papa.

xnicknj, Dec 16, 2010
Photo of ToasterChef
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After spending over a year in my cellar, my wife and I decided to split this bottle tonight. Served at cellar temperature in a glass mug. The beer is a brownish liquid with some copper highlights. A few fingers of tan foam has settled to a modest level. Some film and lacing is left behind.

The beer has a roasted malt aroma. I cam smell some cherry juice, molasses, and oak.

The beer has a robust, woodsy malt flavor. A touch of fruit juice is present. A brown sugar sweetness appears at the finish and lingers on, along with a kiss of alcohol.

The beer is a bit sticky and leaves a cool film in my mouth. Neither is much of a surprise, considering the ABV. It has a heavy body and low carbonation.

This beer drinks very easily. I would to see this on tap somewhere, so I could enjoy more than the 11 ounces I have here.

ToasterChef, Dec 10, 2010
Photo of mikeg67
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. I bought it to try with a duck. Pours a dark red with no head and Champaign like carbonation (I had to switch a glass to a flute). Aroma is of cherry, caramel malt with slight hoppy notes. Full, sparkling body. Flavor starts off sweet, caramel malt, dark fruit and molasses with some alcohol and earthy notes at the end. Quite tasty, heavy brew.

mikeg67, Dec 08, 2010
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to korguy123 for this brew.
Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Very dark amber/brown colour with a small amount of light brown head.

S - Sweetness up front from the malts with notes of toffee, caramel and dark fruit. No bitterness at all.

T - Sweet malts dominate the palate. Notes of brown sugar, toffee, raisins, figs. No hops at all. Slightly too sweet for me but a nice overall flavour profile.

M - Medium body, low carbonation. Slight chew.

D - Nice flavour but too sweet for me.

TheSevenDuffs, Dec 07, 2010
Photo of sjverla
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nose: Dried/candied fruit. Molasses. Alcohol. Faint yeastiness. It smells big and heavy--what you'd expect from and --ator. Certainly smells like a brew designed for a frigid night.

Appearance: Disappointing head, but stellar clarity and color. Rich, wonderful mahogany and garnet color. Both of which make up for the lack of head and lacing.

Taste: Fruity sweet and roasty--a feast from front to back. Approaches cloying, but is quickly set right by deep malts and an burnt bitterness. Alcohol heat in the nose and gums helps cut the sweetness. Wonderfully complex and silky smooth.

Overall: A great beer. Festive and bold. Feels like it really captures the spirit of --ator type beers as a winter holdover.

sjverla, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of vfgccp
4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter glass.

A - Deep cherry.

S - Brown sugar, dried cranberries, prunes.

T - Nice balance. Dried pear, dried apricot, prunes, golden raisins, nutmeg, caramel bread. Touch of mellow hop bitterness in the middle of the profile. Finishes sweet with an alcoholic warmth.

M - Low carbonation. Medium-light body. Slight syrupiness that coats your mouth

D - Very drinkable for the style. The sweetness isn't overpowering and the hop blance keeps it fresh on your palate.

vfgccp, Dec 02, 2010
Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
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