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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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2,386 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,386
Reviews: 1,015
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 87
Gots: 207 | 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 micromaniac129


3.88/5  rDev -1.3%

apperance; rich amber in color. lightly carbonated, pours with a little head fading to just a ring around glass clear

aroma: smells of malts and toffee, warming alcohol can be smelled also

taste tastes of sweet malt and warming alcohol notes at end.

mouthfeel: thick full body beer thats smooth. Warming alcohol taste at end.

drinkability: good beer but not too many at one time because of the high alcohol content.

notes could use a liitle bit more carbonation.
this also is a good beer for cellaring.

11-08-2009 11:36:25 | More by micromaniac129
Photo of nickd717


4.38/5  rDev +11.5%

On tap at Gramercy Tavern in NYC and bottle at the Warwick in Hummelstown, PA, then again from Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors in DC, and countless other places. You have to respect the Troegenator. One of the better offerings from the boys from the 'burg. This was "the good beer" we drank occasionally when I was a young'un living near Harrisburg, PA.

A - Dark amber color with a medium white head and solid lacing.

S - Sweet malt, caramel and toffee, along with dark fruits and some alcohol.

T - Caramel malt with a nutty flavor, sweet toffee, raisin and plum, alcohol, and just a touch of bittering hops.

M - Medium-full and very smooth on the palate. Slightly sticky.

D - High. This stuff is really great. One of the better examples of the style. Makes me proud to say I'm from the 'burg.

11-06-2009 22:17:23 | More by nickd717
Photo of MrIncognito


3.68/5  rDev -6.4%

A - Deep mahogony body with a 2-finger fluffy off-white head that fades quickly to a whispy cap. Not as much lacing as expected.

S - Caramel malts and smells of rich dark fruits, mainly cherry with some plum. Much bolder smell as it warms with a bit of fusel alcohol. Nicely sweet in the nose but not sickeningly.

T&M - Sweet caramel malts with a nice spiciness from the alcohol to balance it out. Cherry sweetness and other ripe dark fruits such as plum and even some raisin. Lighter in body than I would like. Really lacks that huge maltiness and complexity that other doppelbocks have. Gets a bit bette as it warms. Low-medium carbonation makes this goes down smooth and easy.

D - I recommend drinking this at almost room temp. The flavors are much more pronounced at that point. Really easy to drink with no offensive smells or tastes. I just want more body!

11-03-2009 19:44:24 | More by MrIncognito
Photo of tjd112

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%

Poured into a mug from a bomber

A - Pours a deep copper color, with good head retention
S - Smells subtely fruity, nothing that resonates off the top of my head
T - A mixture of fruity and spicy, tastes a lot like plum
M - Medium bodied, but with a slightly dry finish
D - Don't let the high alcohol content fool you, this beer goes down really well

Probably my favorite beer from Pennsylvania, and the first bock besides Aventinus that I've had a chance to truely enjoy

11-02-2009 16:27:45 | More by tjd112
Photo of BrewMaven

New York

4.45/5  rDev +13.2%

On my way home from Biketoberfest I picked this up at a local bev center in Delaware.

Pours a deep amber/copper hue with a tan head which dropped to a cover and left some lacing down the glass.

This is one of the few beers I was actually able to pick out some aromas from! Mostly dark fruits like plums..Maybe raisins.

Taste was really good! Fruity, sublime caramel and a hint of heat. Finished somewhat dry and quite sweet. Has a medium body and a fair amount of carbonation.

Overall I like this beer alot and would definitely seek it out on my future journeys to the beer peddling establishments I frequent!

10-28-2009 23:58:55 | More by BrewMaven
Photo of pwoods


3.3/5  rDev -16%

12oz. brown bottle poured into an imperial pint. Notes.

A: Deep Mohagony pour. Short head with some rention. Ok lacing.

S: Deep sweet malts with a fruitcake smell. A touch of spicy alcohol.

T/M: Bready and doughy malts. Sweet with some holidy type spices. Sweetness is a bit syrupy and starts to become cloying. Full bodied with standard carbonation.

D: I started struggling to finish towards the end of the drink.

10-27-2009 01:32:31 | More by pwoods
Photo of MrMonkey

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%

Pours a dark tan/mahogany with visible carbonation and a one finger light tan head that fades to a sticky ring. No lacing at all.

The smell is extremely fruity, with notes of cherries, raspberries, plums and raisins, as well as lots of caramel and toffee. There's a whiff of booze as well.

Taste begins with sweet caramel and toffee, with just a hint of chocolate, before some prune and cherry flavors. Alcohol is relatively well-hidden, providing a bit of heat mid-palette. Finishes rather dry, with some bitter hops.

Medium to full-bodied mouthfeel. Pretty creamy and viscous.

Drinkable, but a bit sweet, and the alcohol does creep up on you.

10-26-2009 18:03:28 | More by MrMonkey
Photo of cinemadust


4/5  rDev +1.8%

Served from a bottle.

appearance was more golden/brown then I expected. Like brown brick color. One finger head.
Smell-carmel and malt
Taste- Carmel, malt, and a hint of ginger when it went down.
I liked it alot. Not what I was expecting, but still a very enjoyable beer. Would go great with asian foods. For some reason it reminded me of something I get at asian (Japanese) restaurants. Which is what made me think of ginger. But still can't quite put my finger on it.

10-23-2009 03:38:33 | More by cinemadust
Photo of Reagan1984


3.85/5  rDev -2%

Actually decided to enjoy this out of a pilsner glass based upon the BA glassware suggestion. Big creamy head rises above the rim of the glass. Light tan in color with fairly decent retention. The beer is a clear brownish/amber with lots of ruby tones. The slightest amount of visible carbonation. Some decent lacing remains.

Aroma is toasty, caramel and of slight cinnamon. Brown bread perhaps.

Deep toasted bread flavor with tons of sweet dark caramel. Very toasty. At first there was a slight mineral flavor, but this dissipated. Also near the end there is a moment of alcohol. Towards the end I get a sense of honey. This mingles well with the alcohol. Some nice hop bitterness cuts the alcohol and rounds out the flavor nicely.

Medium light body with prickly, pinpoint carbonation.

The ABV makes this one to slowly enjoy, but this is a nice beer.

Not great, but another nice effort by Troegs.

10-22-2009 22:14:23 | More by Reagan1984
Photo of deaconoflove


4.3/5  rDev +9.4%

ap. Very dark amber coppery brew with a big frothy tan head. Good lacing, too.
sm. Caramel, bready, with some citris background.
ta. Caramelly, toffee, coffee, butterscotch. Wow! Sweet and tart finish. Very smooth, like liquid beer candy.
mf. Fills and coats and feels thick and smooth.
dr. As Diana Krall would sing, "S'wonderful. S'marvelous" Really, really good. The sweetness could get to be too much after a bit. But, man one ought to be enough!

10-20-2009 00:18:18 | More by deaconoflove
Photo of OtherShoe2


3.78/5  rDev -3.8%

Pours a deep copper/amber with hardly any head. A light off-white skim stays on the top of the brew throughout the pint.

Rich sweet malt aromas with caramel, toffee, and some boozy fruit.

Rich sweet caramel and toffee. A light bitterness fights through there somewhere, but, it is squashed in an instant by some boozy dark honeyed fruit. Nice complex rich flavors, but just a touch subdued.

Full bodied with some good mouth-coating tackiness. Facilitates a good lingering finish.

A very solid rendition of the style. I have been targeting doppelbocks lately and so I find myself being harder on this one just due to comparison to others. This a a very easy drinking version of the style, but is a step back from some of the top German ones, and is way behind in intensity you see in the Sam Adams version. This might actually be a gateway to the style. You don't taste or smell the booze in this one, and the flavors are clean and bright and balanced, but seem a bit lighter than I would have wanted. Still, I would buy this again. Great beer for the Fall or Winter.

10-13-2009 12:32:08 | More by OtherShoe2
Photo of Buebie


4.35/5  rDev +10.7%

Ahhh, nothing like a beer at 10:30 on a football sunday morning. :)

Poured from a brown 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. A smallish 1" head comes around, dropping back rather quickly. Leaving a very thin cap and a nice collar of retention. Head was a tan color. The beer is transparent, with a deep dark red glow. Very nice color here.

Aroma is sweet and bready with a bit caramel sweetness and just a touch of burnt candy. A mild hop spice in the background.
Oh man, taste is uber flavorful, ou of this world smack you in the face, BOOM!
Pretty sweet still but HOT DAMN there is flavor here that I did not expect.
A mild candy sugar flavor, malt bomb, its da bomb, toffee, caramel apples, beer reduction sauce. I am really trying to come up with new things to say to describe it, and I'm failing.
A large amount of bready malts, some hops and a touch of rye I want to say. Not spicie though, but just a mild presence in the flavor. I think its sweetness could turn some people off, but I really liked it. I havnt had breakfast, its morning and its a meal really.

Mouthfeel is slick with a touch of body and carbonation present but not overwhelming.

This beer is ultra drinkable, its sweetness hides any abv in aroma or flavor. Very delicious brew on a cold 30 degree morning.

10-11-2009 15:40:24 | More by Buebie
Photo of BeerisfoodLLC


4/5  rDev +1.8%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Dark carmel colors, thick rich head.

S - Malty sweet aroma. Hints of fruity smells that I cant quite identify.

T - Big malty taste. Caramel sugary taste, hint of hops.

M - Heavy bodied beer with lower carbonation.

D - I had several and they were very smooth so I would say pretty darn drinkable.

10-09-2009 19:10:25 | More by BeerisfoodLLC
Photo of drcarver


4/5  rDev +1.8%

Many of the reviews say caramel, but I get more of a honey smell. Almost like a good strong mead in both flavor and aroma. Heck even color is like a nice honey.

A - Thick amber body with a creamy off-white head. Decent lacing but little staying power.

S - Honey and dark fruit throughout.

T - Honey and dark fruit, but there is a nice burn on the back of the tongue from the alcohol.

M - a nice bite from the alcohol and from the carbonation.

D - nice and slow on a cool fall evening. Perfect!

10-06-2009 22:04:58 | More by drcarver
Photo of Richardberg

New York

4.33/5  rDev +10.2%

A: poured from a 12oz into a pint glass. Color is halfway between amber and cherry; ample foam.

S: lots of sweet caramel malts. some raisin.

T: keeps up with the smell and then some. malts continue to be crisp, sweet, and nicely balanced between roasty and light flavors. the subtler flavors of fruit, bread, and smoke are present but don't get in the way.

M: full bodied, almost chewy, yet still plenty carbonated

D: absurdly drinkable and overall enjoyable 8.2% beer. this from a guy who doesn't like lagers!

10-01-2009 04:00:50 | More by Richardberg
Photo of gford217


3.58/5  rDev -8.9%

22oz bottle courtesy of beerbill poured into a tulip.

Pours a deep, clear reddish amber with a small creamy off-white head that sticks to the glass on the way down to a heavy collar.

The aroma is very sweet with tons of caramel malts and toasted bread. There are some dark sweet fruits as well.

The taste keeps up the sweetness with caramel dominating up front with some slightly syrupy molasses. The toasted malts form a solid backbone but the sweetness is the main player in this beer.

The mouthfeel is fairly full bodied and close to syrupy.

This is a solid beer but it starts to get a little sweet and syrupy for my liking after a while. Not in the top class of doppelbocks, but pretty good.

10-01-2009 01:43:19 | More by gford217
Photo of womencantsail


3.85/5  rDev -2%

Thanks to mikesgroove for sending me this one.

A: This pours a dark caramel color with lots of hints of brown and some red. A nice fluffy white head sits on top.

S: A lot of sweet smells coming from this beer. I picked up a bunch of sugar and malty sweetness. Perhaps some dark fruit aromas. Not really much contrast here.

T: The taste is a bit more impressive than the nose. A big punch of caramel, accompanied by brown sugar and dark fruits. A bit of breadiness helps to even out the sweetness.

M: A low carbonation gives a smooth, slick mouthfeel.

D: I'm not the biggest fan of bocks, but this one was fairly good. I had no problem taking this one down, so I'd have to say it has high drinkability.

10-01-2009 00:23:48 | More by womencantsail
Photo of Cylinsier


3.85/5  rDev -2%

12 oz.

Pours a dark brown with a caramel hue.

Smells of rich malts and brown sugar.

Tastes like molasses with a subtle hint of smoke, followed by rich caramel. There's almost a tinge of alcohol to it.

Feels thick and pretty smooth.

Delicious beer, would love to have a case of this.

09-27-2009 17:21:24 | More by Cylinsier
Photo of kingcrowing


3.45/5  rDev -12.2%

12oz bottle poured in a wizen glass.

Pours a deep amber with a small head that fades really quick. Has a bit of lacing. Smell is malty and sweet, slightly boozy as well.

Taste is quite malty and pretty sweet. Again kind of boozy but it's got a good taste to cover most of it up. Overall pretty good but not amazing.

09-26-2009 12:47:58 | More by kingcrowing
Photo of kegger22


3.85/5  rDev -2%

Poured a reddish brown with a one moderate head that quickly faded to a collar. The aroma was lightly malty. The taste was maple syrup sweet. The feel was barely medium bodied with little carbonation. Drinkability was good. Pretty good, but not that close to the best in class.

09-20-2009 22:14:08 | More by kegger22
Photo of craftaholic

New York

3.85/5  rDev -2%

Appearance: Pours a very deep red brew with a nice finger length head with not much staying power.

Smell: Has a very faint aroma of some sweet malt and almost marshmallow-esq sugars, with hints of grape and plum.

Taste: Starts off with a deep rich almost chewy caramel malt and maple that intertwines with a hint of fruit and sugar that finishes rather smooth.

Mouthfeel: Slightly astringent and coarse but nonetheless medium bodied and creamy.

Drinkability: Maskes the abv like a cloak and really goes down nicely. Short and sweet much like this malty menace.

Overall: First double bock that i've encountered and boy was it interesting, it was good to the last "dopple".

09-14-2009 02:27:57 | More by craftaholic
Photo of mikel52588

New York

3.85/5  rDev -2%

Appearance: Pours about a finger length head; a redish-brown/ mahogany color, its a pretty beer

Smell: Caramel, molasses, brown sugar maybe, and it is sweet for sure

Taste: The brown sugar and caramel flavors dance on your tongue, sending out sweetness and is accompanied by a touch of hop bitterness

Mouthfeel: lighter than it looks like it would be, it has a fairly strong bitterness in the aftertaste that disappears quicker than it comes; light carbonation.

Drinkability: It goes down quick and easily, by the looks of it you would not expect this. You don't even really notice the high abv till later on.

09-14-2009 02:19:09 | More by mikel52588
Photo of schmitter


3.45/5  rDev -12.2%

Pours a nice full amber with about 1 and 1/2 finger head.

Smells like a bmc, unfortunately.

Tastes malty. Somewhat smokey, and well balanced. I def taste malty hops and some graininess in there.

Its a great doppel, but nothing to write home about (other than its affordab ility).

I will buy this again for sure.

09-13-2009 23:21:57 | More by schmitter
Photo of mhatters


3.83/5  rDev -2.5%

Poured from a 22oz bottle

Pours a deep copper color, clear and with a thin head

Malty and sweet nose, toffee and a bit of pearplum

Malty, clean. Sweet but the malt is the dominating flavor. I do not get much bitterness in this, which is good.

Medium bodied - good feel. Light carbonation, feels very clean.

Easy and fun to drink

09-13-2009 03:10:22 | More by mhatters
Photo of FrothyBeverage


2.85/5  rDev -27.5%

This beer has an amazing brown town hue. The smell was not to my standards at all, at bit funky in my book. The taste is very unique and differnt upon other beers i have sampled. points for orignality. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth even though lotta alchol. Drinkable nonetheless and yours truly

09-12-2009 00:46:46 | More by FrothyBeverage
Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,386 ratings.