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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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2,300 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,300
Reviews: 1,012
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 84
Gots: 175 | 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 SaintPeter


3.05/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Ayinger Dopplebock glass.

Pours a copperish nut brown color with hints of dark maroon and cognac. The head is an off white, fluffy two finger mound that shakes like jello and recedes at an average pace, leaving a nice lace curtain around the inside of the glass. Beautiful!

Smell brings thoughts of an old library, aged wood, red wine, tobacco box. The dark malts are at the forefront with some yeast.

A malty hop taste upfront and a mellow, warming taste after the swallow. There is a peculiar taste of expired freshness, maybe some staleness. There is some wood taste in there. A stale sensation is left in the back of the throat. No date of bottle, but it should be fresh as it was acquired direct from the brewery. A rather tame tasting doublebock, the alcohol doesn't come through in this at all.

A medium body, smooth but rather average. Hoped for a thicker mouthfeel with the 8.2% abv, it was not there.

It's relatively medium body and mellow malt flavor, and all flavor in general, makes it easy to consume. That staleness keeps getting me in the back of the throat after an occasional sip, which is very unpleasant. It may be a good session beer, but I'd much rather choose a much richer doublebock and have one or two.

I expected so much from this beer from the other Troegs beers I have had and the appearance when first poured. It went downhill after that. When I think of Doublebock, I think of a rich, malty, strong beer with a robust flavor. This is only malty and none of the rest. Overall, a ok beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2009 18:05:37 | More by SaintPeter
Photo of hsway


3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into two large red wine glasses.

A: A nice hazy reddish amber - off-white head faded rather quickly with minimal lacing.

S: Fruity and grainy - perhaps oats.

T: Not my favorite style, but the fruitiness was nice - reminded me of dried apricots.

M: Not especially memorable.

D: I wouldn't want more than half of this bottle - the alcohol wasn't overwhelming or anything, but this usual type of taste isn't the kind of thing I want to be sipping on all evening.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2009 21:55:34 | More by hsway
Photo of paulthebeerguru


4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a wonderful ruby color, nice light caramel colored head. Good retention and a fair amount of lacing.

S: really nice aromas of bananas, clove, some really nice sweet malts.

T: nice flavors of banana and clove, some nice caramel flavors. Solid palate, big yeasty esters.

M: medium bodied for the style. Mild carbonation level. Very smooth, almost creamy. Very well balanced palate.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2009 17:17:00 | More by paulthebeerguru
Photo of baggio


4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


A: Ruby red with a generous, beige, head and lots of sticky lacing.

S: Dried fruit, Caramel, Cocoa and roasted malts.

T: Butterscotch, Caramel, Ripe fruit, Bread and a subtle hint of some spice.

M: Sweet and malty with a minimal bitterness at the end. Sweetness is in no way overwhelming tho!

Second beer i've tried from this brewery and they continue to impress me. This might not be as good as the best german doppelbocks but it's not far behind!

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2009 20:40:58 | More by baggio
Photo of srandycarter


3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Light brownish cola, small head, thin webby lacing.

S - Light banana, cooked fruits. Coffee grounds under tone.

T - Roasty malt, toffee, coffee, and cooked fruit.

M - Creamy, balanced. Very nice.

D - Not my favorite beer or style, but certainly worth one or two.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2009 05:33:09 | More by srandycarter
Photo of tpd975


3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very lovely ruby hue of amber with a nice tall (2 finger tan head). Excellent retention with a half finger hanging around for the duration. Nice thick sheet lace noted all the way down the glass. Really is a beautiful pour.

S: Aromas are sweet and sticky with a touch of dark fruit lurking in the back. Simple.

T: Flavor was sweet of dark fruit and toffee. There were subtle notes of toasted malt and caramel with light herbal hops in the finish.

M: Medium in body, very smooth with great carbonation.

D: Not my favorite style but pretty damn tasty.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2009 17:20:25 | More by tpd975
Photo of bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mahogany pour with a tidy tan head. Malty, sweet floral aroma. All the doppelbock flavours are there, but are perhaps a bit toned down. It has bread, caramel and dark fruit, but nothing stands out too much. The alcohol is concealed well, and considering the strength, that's quite the feat.

I still don't see what the fuss is about with Troegs.

Cheers Shawn!

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2009 21:15:44 | More by bobsy
Photo of KraegerB

New York

3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Brown Bottle

Appearance - Nice Dark red-ish brown. Thin off white head leaves some lacing

Smell - Not a very strong scent, faint hints of toffee and berries, along with nice earthy tones

Taste - no strong alcohol flavor, hints of spices and fruits, with a caramel flavor

Mouthfeel - medium bodied and smooth

Drinkability - not a bad beer over all I would drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2009 01:58:57 | More by KraegerB
Photo of Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Brownish red with a light tan head, slight retention & lacing.

S: Slight sulfur upfront, dark fruit & bread, slightly floral & spicy with a toffee sweetness.

T: Light breadyness, slightly burnt caramel, dark fruit, slight spice, alcohol is really well-hidden. It's got the right flavours, but they're subtle for its weight.

M: Well-attenuated moderate body is smooth.

D: Very drinkable for its strength. It really doesn't seem that big.

Thanks for picking this up sstacko!

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2009 01:42:52 | More by Derek
Photo of Jayli


3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear beautiful ruby red, almost mahogany color when held up to the light. The head is and off white almost tan frothy color, about a finger thick. Head retentions is decent, nice lacing throughout. The nose is marked with notes of cherries, raspberries, caramelized malt, and a touch of breadiness. The taste is of almost caramelized cherries, hints of raspberry, touch of honey and malts, and a bit bready. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Goes down smooth, very sweet though with a sweet yet bitter aftertaste to it. This is a very drinkleable beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2009 03:46:03 | More by Jayli
Photo of evantwomey

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours reddish brown, small head, tenacious lacing. Crystal clear. Aroma fairly tame - brown sugar, molasses, toasty malt. Taste is some sweet, bready malt but the finish is not cloying at all. The mouthfeel is a bit thin for a doppelbock, and there is a fairly bitter finish which seems out of place. The alcohol is very well hidden, and I would swear this was lower abv due to the relatively dry finish and thin body.

Overall a very solid doppelbock. Not quite as complex perhaps as Celebrator, but very clean and smooth, especially for the high abv. I could drink many of these!

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2009 22:50:45 | More by evantwomey
Photo of tosshin


4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a : Clear copper in color. I poured too lightly and didn't generate hardly any head. What head I did have dissipated quickly (that was expected due to the alcohol content here). No lacing. Oh well.
s : Not a whole lot going on in this beer for the nose. I can smell the alcohol, and maybe some tart fruits, strawberries come to mind.
t : I don't taste as much alcohol as I would expect from the way this beer smells, but it is certainly there. I also taste some fruitiness, some slight bittering, and a bit of caramel malt.
m : This is a thick beer, creamy, slightly syrupy. Not much carbonation.
d : Dangerously easy to drink. I have burned through half of the beer doing this review. I wish I had more.

Another solid beer from a local (state-wise) brewery. I like the style, like the beer, like the brewery. Nothing bad to say.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2009 22:38:48 | More by tosshin
Photo of Stimack

New York

3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brew poured to a nice deep amber color with red and copper highlights. Has a nice fluffy two finger head that has very good retention and left chunks of lacing. The aroma is of sweet and roasted malts, has caramel and a nuttiness within these properties as well. The flavor does not come across as sweat as one would expect based on the nose, more of a roasted taste. Has a chocolate flavor tat is a little more dry than sweet. Some fruit flavors are mixed in nicely. The end has a slight bitterness to it that at times seems to go well with this brew and on other sips seems to take a little (emphasize the little) bit away from this brew. As this brew warms the alcohol comes out a little more in the tail end of a sip. This is a nice sipping brew which I will milk for a while as I listen to the Phish concert from March 6th, something about listening to phish and drinking a nice brew ... nice ending to the day.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2009 01:35:05 | More by Stimack
Photo of Hoagie1973

New York

3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark chestnut brown. One finger off white head. Moderate lacing.

Smells malty with a hint of chocolate and nuts. Alcohol is very present in the nose as well.

Flavor is kind of ghost-like; wierdly bland. Mouthfeel is full and creamy, carbonation is a bit too low, but the flavor is what doesn't make sense. It's almost non-existent. A little caramel, malt, and alcohol in the finish (alcohol provides a nice warmth) and that's about it. Maybe a touch fruity? No real complexity to speak of; not even an aftertaste. Just a strange experience overall.

I kept trying to pull out more flavors throughout the session, but despite my effort and concentration, this is just a beer that lacks character. Not bad by any means, but I was expecting much more. It's drinkable enough, just not very exciting.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2009 00:28:02 | More by Hoagie1973
Photo of Hibernator


4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Troegs Doublebock Beer
22 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a deep reddish-brown with a minimal head on top. Little spots of lace stick to the side of the glass.

Whiffs of milk chocolate, peanuts and sweet dairy.

Thick, juicy malt backbone with highlights of chocolate malts. A tad syrupy, almost like a chocolate syrup flavor. A touch of caramel provides some sweetness and dark fruit flavors such as prunes & figs give this beer some really nice complexity. The carbonation levels are very low, making for a smooth sipper of a malty doublebock.

I'm probably a little bias because I really dig a nice Doppelbock in early Spring, but this brew truly delivered. Great interpretation of this style of beer. Mighty smooth and drinkable at 8.2% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2009 23:21:22 | More by Hibernator
Photo of thain709


3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A reddish brown body...one finger off white head...decent lacing

S - Mmm...sweet smelling nose of caramel malts

T - Right up front you have the sweet malts present...caramel and toffee...it's not overly sweet though...the faintest hop bitterness at the end provides a nice balance

M - Medium...smooth

D - The drinkability is there because it's a Troegs beer...a nice representation of the style

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2009 13:46:43 | More by thain709
Photo of Nascartailgatefa

New York

3.13/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark ruby read color with a cream colored head (peaks and valleys) Aroma isnt the greatest, somewhat stale smell of hopps.

Taste is similarly flat. Hoppy bitterness but little balance or fullfillment. As a newcomer to doublebocks it might be this particular beer or the style which I am not a fan of. Either way, too strong for my taste buds

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2009 01:02:36 | More by Nascartailgatefa
Photo of tigg924


4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear chocolate brown with a medium head

Smell: the malt and caramel jump out

Taste: sweet chocolate, malt and caramel dominate

Mouthfeel: sweet and smooth, medium body, the middle taste is a bit tangy, but finishes sweet again

Drinkability: I really like this dopplebock. It is on the sweeter side for the style but a very good version for the style. It hides the alcohol very well. I would have this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2009 15:27:04 | More by tigg924
Photo of alovesupreme


4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A brownish Gold color fills the glass with a white head that never quit leaves.
Biscuity aroma is very prominent with some citrus and caramel.
A malt bomb wtih a very bready character. Caramel and toffee fill in the middle of the flavor with a pleasant sweet finish. Alcohol is almost undetectable.
Good carbonation with a good consistency.
A very solid beer by a very solid brewery. I would have to say this is possibly the most drinkable Doppelbock I have yet to try.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2009 00:50:48 | More by alovesupreme
Photo of Hokies

Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber color with a very thin head that dissipates quickly. Their is only a slight lace left on the glass.

Aroma is filled with sweet malt goodness. Brown sugar, toffee, caramel and a slightly toasted aroma.

The taste follows the aroma with the sweetness from the malt and sugar the only thing that I can add is the dry biscuit like taste followed by a slgiht bitter dark chocolate taste at the end and a tad of hop bitterness to finish it off.

A nice doppelbock not as heavy as others and easy to drink even during the warmer weather.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2009 05:11:56 | More by Hokies
Photo of CHADMC3


3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a walnut brown body with copper hues with an elegant, frothy white head leaving a nice sticky lacing on the glass with densely gathered carbonation bubbles.

Dark fruit, brown sugar, spices, and even banana highlight the aroma offerings of this double bock.

Caramel malt, dark fruit, a touch of hops, and an extremely pleasant spice flavor all well balanced.

Very smooth, medium body, if anything, slightly syrupy with a noticeable carbonation.

Another Troegs winner, if not for the high abv, a sure session pleaser. Easy to drink with a well balanced palate.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2009 02:53:10 | More by CHADMC3
Photo of smcolw


3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear, dirty copper color. Nice three-finger head. Good ring lace.

Sweet as if there were maple syrup added to the brew. Do I detect a little bit of Belgian yeast? Probably not, but this has that essence.

I like American double bocks because they put some hop into the mix. If I were to be critical, I'd say that this is not to style, but I must say the shift is delicious. Good lightly sweet malt start, but the hop bite comes during the swallow and extends into the aftertaste for a decent period of time. The body is thinner than most bocks. The carbonation is on the high side.

A very drinkable bock because I would describe it as well-balanced.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2009 00:15:09 | More by smcolw
Photo of schoolboy


3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Troegenator, troegenation, troegenuity. I guess it's a cool name. Doppelbocks are close to being a style I like, but they aren't one of my favorites. So it is hard for me to be as kind as I should be about this one, but I hope I don't buy it again (by accident).

It's pretty enough in the glass. A nice reddish brown with good clarity. Not a ton of head. Slightly booze taste. It has a heavy malty aftertaste (and taste).

Being somewhat true to the style, I probably should have rated it higher (I rate most things really high). But I don't want to buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2009 19:27:27 | More by schoolboy
Photo of BARFLYB


3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a regular pint glass. I cant believe i have not had this yet.

A- Troegenator (love the name) Pours out a very dark copper/bronze color. Up towards light it has a mixture of orange and deep red to it while it has a very clear view through the glass. Did not get more than 1/2 inch of beige head that left no lacing. Oh well the color is very nice.

S- I'm getting an overall sweetness from this double. Alot of sweet malts and some hops giving off a certain pineiness common with troegs brews. Bready qualities with some spice.

T- A nice mix of sweet and toasted malts giving off the usual caramel/toffee flavor. This one has hops in it for sure. A bit of syrup and raisins with an overall bready quality. This has a slight earthy quality. The 8.2% while well hidden shows up.

M- Overall medium bodied, maybe a step above as a slight bitter quality is felt. After 5oz or so I started to get a not so pleasant aftertaste which included the alcohol. A good amount of carbonation is felt as well.

D- I usually drink my troegs right up but i took my time with this one. While i enjoyed it i was not so eager to finish it. The abv is not the problem, it's probably the aftertaste. All and all I enjoyed this.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2009 05:17:10 | More by BARFLYB
Photo of bigkahunas4


4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip. Body poured a glimmering cherry cola with cranberry accents. Bready head, parchment colored, with minimal retention. Head collects on the edges of the glass, providing a base for the sticky lacing. The first aromatics I noticed were fruit filled, certainly a big chocolate covered cherry note here. Also some hints of coffee bean.

Upon first consumption, the first thing you notice is the brews lush smoothness. Notes of sweet creamy turn into a dark fruity back drop. Some mild hoppiness provides a nice balance. Finish is very clean, pleasing.

I've had plenty of brews that showed more alcohol at 5% than this does at 8.2%. Really a solid brew here, just doesn't have anything that jumps out at me to put it over the top.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2009 01:16:20 | More by bigkahunas4
Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
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