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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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2,306 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,306
Reviews: 1,013
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 84
Gots: 178 | 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 Beertracker


3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Troegenator pours up with a short lived creamish-tan head that rings the tawny auburn body nicely. The toasty, sweet marshmallow aroma has a bit of a dry, grainy edge to it with some cracker-like maltiness. There's just a hint of spiciness from the finishing hops underlying the malt. Fairly clean, no diacetyl or DMS with just a hint of fruitiness. The flavor starts off rather light with some initial breadiness that carries into a bittersweet, fruity (dates, figs, candied orange), warming finish. Medium-full bodied with a smooth creaminess. Hint of chocolate. This doppelbock from Troegs has gathered a few well deserved awards over the years. Definitely worth picking up a sixer or case for those nights when only a nice, strong lager will suffice. Suggested pairings include grilled beefsteak such as a nice Porterhouse or a hearty beef or venison stew. Here's to the dreaded Troegenator!

PROST! Beertracker

Taster's Note: Many thanks to Deuane for this fine PA brew!

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2009 05:09:09 | More by Beertracker
Photo of disastermouse


3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Perfectly brown, semi-opaque, light brown head that fades and laces impressively well for a doublebock.

S - A little thin smelling. Alcohol, and malt - more hops in the smell than most bocks/doublebocks. Not unpleasant.

T - Bright, thin, very un-cloying. No real sweetness, a hint of cherries and maple and a hard water taste. Hops are there to balance.

MF - Prickly, thin, quenching, with just a smidge of alcohol heat.

D - Moderate. High ETOH content keeps it from being a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2009 03:09:34 | More by disastermouse
Photo of MVotter

New York

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Troegenator Doublebock pours into a chalice a clear tea color, with a thin tan head.

The smell is sweet malts and alcohol.

The taste starts with roasted malts, some phenolic taste, but very, very slight. It finishes with a hint of hops, just enough to strike a balance with the malts.

The mouthfeel is actually medium-heavy. Not a lot of carbonation, but that suits this doublebock just fine. It seems to be more effervescent on the palate, than on the pour!

Great drinkability, but go easy ... the 8.2% abv is well-masked.

Fine brew!

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2009 05:05:49 | More by MVotter
Photo of TheViolator666


4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle poured into SweetWater pint glass (thanks again for this glass, mrandypandy)

Troegs continues to impress, offering affordable yet highly enjoyable beer.

A: Pours a nice ruby red/deep amber color with very thin white cap that fades quickly. No lacing on my glass.

S: Smells malty with hints of sweetness. Banana, too?

T: Tastes great! I get hit with caramel right off the bat. Not much of a hop presence, just a bit of bitterness in the aftertaste. The banana is there too, awesome. Hints of cinnamon spice and molasses as well.

M/D: Very full and extremely smooth body, yet remarkably drinkable hiding the 8.2% ABV very well.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2009 20:55:40 | More by TheViolator666
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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice dark amber color with a one finger head to it. The smell is of deep and strong roasted malt with a slight hint of cherry to it. There is also caramel notes to it as well. The taste is big and flavorful, there is a lot of roasted malt with caramel. The malt is very big and bold, there is a hint of cherry and fruity hops to slightly balance out the total taste. The mouthfeel is moderate to light carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer, big malt taste that could put off some.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 01:35:39 | More by goblue3509
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3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Brownish amber color. Small head and little lacing.

S- Can get small hints of alcohol followed by a little sweet malt smell.

T- A little flavor of roasted malts and maybe some caramel. On the back end there is a small amount of bitterness, but nothing extreme. Throughout the taste you get that same small hint of alcohol that was in the smell.

M- Medium bodied and a smooth finish, nothing out of the ordinary.

D- Enjoyable beer that no one should have much trouble finishing. Most likely will enjoy another one of these.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2009 01:59:25 | More by Lolli1315
Photo of Cyberkedi


3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark coppery-red with a fairly thick but not persistent off-white head. Aroma is malty and subtly yeasty but not strong - inviting nonetheless. Flavor is better than the aroma suggested - strong, malty, mouth-filling with hints of hops and caramel. Texture is fairly smooth and just a little tingly, leaving a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2009 00:58:56 | More by Cyberkedi
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark brown with amber hues. Thin head.

S- Roasted malts and hints of nuts and faint molasses.

T- Roasted malts and nuts flavor. Faint hints of sweet cereal, caramel and molasses. Alcohol hidden well.

M- Light body, maybe a touch to carbonated. I like my dark beers with maybe a little more body.

D- Suprinsingly excellent Doppelbock. Definitely prefered this to recent tastings in the style of Sam Adams, but maybe not quite as authentic compared to some Germans. That can be good because some German beers taste too clean for my tatstes.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 15:49:23 | More by rfgetz
Photo of williammellon

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another beer I was bequeathed by one of my beer partners.

I heard I should pour this in a dimpled mug...i did.

The head was magnificent, thick, an infinite cloak of bubbles resting on a rusty/copper complexion. Cloudy, yet easy to see through.

Nutty, hints of tea with subtle sweet spices: nutmeg, cinnamon.

Easy to drink. Well balanced. The beginning is more of an intro.
The fun starts at the mid-palate: Apple pie comes to mind with the cinnamon apples and the crust. Serious. The finish is elegant; smooth, lingering, spicy throughout.

As far as craft beers are concerned this is a special effort. An easy step for new beer enthusiasts to take--This beer is not overwhelming and has little deficiencies. Perhaps not my kind of session beer, but an ideal beer to drink while cooking dinner or sharing with a friend. Prototypical Double Bock.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2009 04:08:23 | More by williammellon
Photo of steelerguy

New York

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Extremely bright, although it has a nice ruby/brown color, you can see right through it. Little carbonation, nice white, one finger head, that quickly dissipated to a thin covering.

S - Could smell the wonderful fruit flavors as I was pouring...dark cherries, plum, and figs. The caramel malts really shine.

T - Very good, the fruit in the nose also comes through in taste. The fruit is balanced with some nice toasted malts and a light hop flavor and bitterness.

M - Creamy and will coat your mouth nicely. A little alcohol warmth, but less than I would expect from an 8.2% abv beer.

D - Very drinkable for a doppelbock. Many times they have a characteristic that sticks out and get tiring, not Troegs wonderful brew.

Overall, this is a really good example of a German Doppelbock from an American brewery. It is not quite Celebrator, but very good an a worthy competitor.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2009 00:46:49 | More by steelerguy
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4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received this as a gift from my surragate Ma and Pa! (THANKS!) Poured from the brown bottle into my trusty pint glass to produce a perfect 1" head of light beige foam over the top of the dark amber/brown beer that was quite clear.

Nose was good.... complex... had the obligatory taosted malt.... but also some ripe fruit... like cherry or date. Good mix....

Taste: Right on par with the aroma... a nice robust Doppelbock.

MF: robust... somewhat chewey. Probably the best feature of this beer. Right on style.

Drink: Great for a Doppelbock.... drink up!

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2009 01:13:21 | More by TheBierBand
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3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured vigorously into a mug

A: Dark, burnt amber in color, thick off-white head that left minimal lacing and dissapated midway through...

S: Over-ripened cherries up front with sweet, burnt malts and some very faint earthy hop character.

T: Sweet malt and earthy fruits, cherries and some rasins.

M: In between medium and thick bodied, not much carbonation.

D: A nice relaxing beer that is best enjoyed slowly, definitely one to be savored.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2009 00:47:12 | More by ujsplace
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3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a mug.

Has a ruby brown color, no head lots of carbonation. Some lacing.

Has a cherry smell, malts. Some fuity smells come through. Can smell some alcohol.

Taste is sweet and malty, Has an alcohol presence. Has a fruity taste, sweet. Creamy and smooth. Alcohol present in aftertaste.

This brew is drinkable, a brew to be careful with. A nice party starter, but a brew that will knock you out if your not careful.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2009 00:09:30 | More by magine
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

drank and reviewed july 10, 2009 in cambridge, ma. bottle has been sitting around longer than i would normally like, but this is an old classic.. pretty accessible, and reasonably available on tap in PA. poured into a snifter.

A: dark burgundy-orange with off-white head. head dissipated quite quickly and left nothing.. but this doesn't seem too normal for this brew.

S: some maltiness and toasty malt.. bit of caramel, touch of alcohol.. some darker fruits (plum?). maybe a touch of maple. not overly strong, but good.

T: follows smell well.. not too much sweetness, but some good malt, touch of caramel, touch of deep plum, and well balanced by some earthy hop notes on the end. touch of hop bitterness stays for awhile.

M: pretty thick when chewed. not too much carbonation, but there and noticeable. tiny bit of spritz right on the end. pretty nice in general.

D: quite high for the abv. a slow-drinking beer, but great for slow marathons.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2009 00:02:20 | More by batty
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. Consumed 2/20/09

Poured from a standard 12oz bottle into an oversized wine glass. moderate pour called fourth a 1/8 inch of off white head that faded quite quickly. Light and spotty lace. Color is a deep ruby brown.

Nose- A nice light hop profile. Some citrus and pine coupled with a deep roasted caramel.

Palate- Light citric hops. Huge and deeply roasted caramels. Chewy, some moderate sweetness. Dry in the finish.

Mouthfeel. Chewy

Drinkability- Good.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2009 02:49:42 | More by Kraken
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finger level of mixed bubble sizes, thick foam slides effortlessly down the glass sides. The liquid is clear and transparent, has a deep redder tint to the brown base color, more orange around the outer rims. Thick malt influences in the nose, caramel, brown sugar, fried butter, chocolate, then comes candied cherry, apricot, banana and raisin fruit scents, mixes in pumpernickel and cinnamon stick notes, nothing pushy here. Medium-bodied, curious lack of heft and bottom, presents a mineral to streamwater aspect, the clove and cinnamon spice more obvious here, the apple, pear, peach to cherry and raisin fruit not very sweet. Fruit bread, pumpernickel, crust flakes, has a vague kind of sweet breadiness. The chocolate, caramel aspect is dry, echoes through the finish more than spreads widely. The carbonation about average. Trails off at the end, however, has the tact to do so cleanly.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2009 19:39:27 | More by farrago
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3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a dark clear ruby amber body with a small, but thick, light tan head.

Nose has a strong sweetbread, rich sweet malt smell. Candy, caramel, fresh cut grain. It's actually a rather inviting smell.

Taste is medium bodied with an immediate large carbonation. Taste is very smooth, with a very mild syrupy mouthfeel. Immediately soft rich touches of caramel, candy, sugar, fresh malt, sweet sugary bread, rye and an overall dark candy flavor. There's a strong dry leafy earthy mellow hop flavor. Not citrus at all, but dark german type earthy hops. The very muted earth hop and dark burnt caramel fit together perfectly. Ends with a soft and sweet caramel with a lingering hop bite.

Really a perfect american style german doppelbock. It's a bit hop heavy compared to german styles, but overall very nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 20:20:10 | More by taez555
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite beers. I love the maltyness of it. The abv can sneak up on you if you are not careful. The Troegenator I'm drinking right now is over a year old so it has picked up a bit of a boozy taste. I've gone through a few cases in the past. For a while it was one of my session beers. I wish I had the Troegs Drinking horn to use with one of these fine beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 03:03:55 | More by brothercannon
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4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: From a 22 ounce bomber with a label depicting a devilish looking old man winter only evil. It pours a very deep and dark amber with brown hues and about one fingers worth of frothy head goodness.

Aroma: Huge malty aroma with nice burnt hop notes. Mild hints of molasses along with subtle notes of maple syrup hiding in the background.

Taste: The maltiness hits hard right out the gate. A bit of a sticky mouthfeel yet still smooth. It is certainly robust with dark roasted malt notes and roasted hops.

Notes: This a great beer the robustness of it is so wonderful for a cool night. Even better for a cold winter night. Cheers

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2009 02:54:52 | More by horshack7
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3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As I poured this beer into the glass I was a bit suprised by how dark amber the color was. The aroma was fairly light an malty as was the mouthfeel. The mouthfeel was especially light for and 8.2% avb beer in my opinion. You can taste the roasted malt from the first, but it gets stronger in the finish and aftertaste which yeilds a nice alcohol warmth.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2009 02:15:06 | More by strengthdoc
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3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another great offering from Troegs. May have to upload a new bottle picture, seems as though the design/color has changed. Whatever.

This beer pours a beautiful clear ruby color with about 1/8 inch of off-white head that dissipates quickly and doesn't hug the glass on the way down as much as I'm so fond of seeing but I won't hold it against it.
The smell is somewhat reserved- light bready malts mingling with some caramel malt.
The reason I keep buyin this beer isn't because it's nice to look at or smells good, though--it's because of the great taste and sheer drinkability. There's a lot of sweetness up front but it's totally palatable and fades quickly to reveal notes of butterscotch and a lot of bready malt.
Troegenator is medium bodied and well carbonated- It's a very drinkable double bock and a solid one all together.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2009 04:45:09 | More by originalsin
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South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice ruby color with a tan frothy head that lasts nicely. The lacing is pretty thick.

The smell and taste are both dominated by an alcohol presence, there are some raisin like notes hiding behind, lingering with bready malt. Hot, but not bad.

The mouthfeel is thick and creamy, moderate carbonation, not bad at all. This adds up to a pretty drinkable product, no Nugget Nectar, but not shabby at all.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2009 18:38:01 | More by grayburn
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4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Beerman207 for passing this one on.

Appearance: Pours a very nice deep ruby and coppery color with a rocky 1 and 1/2 finger head that fades fairly quickly to a moderately thick skim on the surface -- slightly tan; body is largely clear of sediment and there is light carbonation bubbling up; faint lines of lacing hold loosely to the glass.

Smell: A wonderful caramel, burnt sugar and mildly bready maltiness coming up through the nose and it's followed by a fairly significant whiff of alcohol -- not overpowering, but it's definitely there.

Taste: Very sweet right up front with the burnt sugary aspect and a mild butterscotch like flavor (maybe that's what it is in the nose too, rather than caramel?) and it is also slightly toasty from some roasted malts.

Mouthfeel: A fairly thick body that is smooth and creamy; there is a thin coating that hangs to the roof of the mouth and beyond that, there is a slighty drying feeling; mouth and chest are left a little warm, but it's not like I'm breathing fire. Very nice for a beer that clocks in at 8.2%.

Drinkability: This is a very nice beer and may be the best I've had from Troeg's. It's nice, a little heavy, but very sweet so it's going great as my desert right now.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2009 23:08:49 | More by bamadog
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8.2% ABV, 25 IBU. Pours a very clear mahogany color. A hint of ruby at the edges. Thick, rocky off-white head. Great retention, and a few spots of lace when the head does disappear. Small stream of tiny bubbles rising to the top. Very good looking.

Great malty aroma, with some toffee, caramel and baked bread. A touch of earthy hops just to round things out.

Lots of malt up front. Toffee, caramel, darker bread. A hint of warming alcohol. A bit of an earthy edge to balance tings out. Very smooth.

Medium body, with lower carbonation. So smooth, and almost too drinkable for the size. Very well made.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2009 16:19:24 | More by Bierguy5
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3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: There is a finger of tan head. This beer has a very rich dark amber color. There is definitely lacing from this beer.

Smell: The smell is dominated by sweet malt, but has some bread like characteristics. There is definitely a little bit of alcohol in the nose.

Taste: The taste starts of very sweet. It ends with some tart characteristics and some hop bitterness. There may have been some dried fruit flavor in this beer.

Mouthfeel: This beer is very smooth and has a medium/full body. It lacks a little bit in carbonation.

Drinkability: This is definitely a sipper and an enjoyable drink. However, I just really didn't fall in love with it and feel that one is really enough for the night.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2009 02:40:54 | More by OnThenIn
Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,306 ratings.