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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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2,658 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,658
Reviews: 1,030
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 94
Gots: 309 | 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 McNealc31
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark copper with ruby edges flows out of the bottled adorned with an interesting looking character set off with bushy white hair and a nasty set of horns. I assume he is The Troegenator. Smells like bread and spice. Not a lot of hops here, but I do get some sweet, toasty bread, some spice in the finish with a bit of chocolate in the aftertaste. Not really bitter, and the 8.2% ABV is sneaky.

Photo of vazy
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a single fingered head. The color is a rich amber/caramel color and is clear. Its has a floral scent with sweet caramel maltiness. The taste is slightly bitter at first but a semi-sweet chocolate flavor comes around. Its somewhat buttery, biscuity and roasted.

Its a medium mouthfeel and goes down pretty easy. Its really drinkable, but maybe not at first. I came around to this beer quiet quickly.

Photo of corby112
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber/chestnut brown color with golden mahogany edges and a one finger frothy off-white head that quickly settles into a thin lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.

Spicy aroma with lots of sweet malt, subtle dark fruit, chocolate, caramel and toffee. Hints of zesty clove and pepper along with some hazelnut and chalky tart yeast.

Fuller bodied than expected with lots of sweet malt, subtle chocolate and spice. Lots of clove, cinnamon and brown sugar balanced out by hints of sweet caramel malt, chocolate, toffee and hazelnut. Slightly toasted with some rye, toffee and biscuit flavor. Spicy up front, quickly balanced by the full malt body. Silky and flavorful with a well masked ABV making it dangerously drinkable.

Photo of wcintula
3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served at cellar temp in a Duvel tulip.

Pours reddish copper with a big tan head that recedes leaving some residual head behind. Smells of caramel malts, and has a breadiness about it from the yeast. Reminds me of another beer I can't quite place yet. Contains a hop bitterness and spiciness which is welcome along the warming alcohol flavor/sensation. Big body here which is helped out with a nice dose of carbonation. Big alcohol helps keep a slow and steady pace.

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Totowa as a prelude to my beloved Nugget Nectar. This is a strong beer and good for a night like this where it's cold outside and winter never ends. Although it's not the best beer that I've had from Troegs, this is a solid Dopplebock and worthy to compete with European counterparts.

Nice garnet hue to the pour but the head wasn't that thick and unlike the Alstrom brothers, I didn't see any lacing to this as I worked my way down my glass. Lots of flavors here including caramel, rye, a light sugar, and raisin. This is very malty and has a bread-like biscuit undertone to it with just a hint of pumpernickel-like spice to it. It's quietly complex like a Belgian beer but not funky like a Dubbel or a Lambic. The malt lingers nicely in the aftertaste and it's only when the bottle is downed that the warming of the alcohol can be felt.

Even though it's not a weak beer, I could easily have a few in a sitting. This goes well with tonight's NFL Network Top 10 Marathon and light snow that's falling right now and even though it's not on the level of Troegs' most popular beers, this is well-crafted and the sweetness hides the more potent aspects of this. Certainly worthy of the horned illustration on the bottle!

Photo of Fluke828
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed From Notes:
Poured from a 22ox bomber into a SA perfect Pint glass (all I had that was clean)

A: Deep reds, dark copper/brown, healthy head and spotty lacing.

S: roasted nut, maple, caramel, ethanol, slight hint of floral aromas.

T: Malty, caramel, sweet, no real bitterness (it's there just hidden well) or bite to speak of.

MF: Crisp, smooth, very faint tartness, malty.

D: Sweet, malty, smooth brew. easy to drink, took me a bit to get used to but very enjoyable after a few sips.

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

A- Poured from the bottle into my trusty Woodstock Pint glass. It poured a reddish/brown color with a light brown head that disappeared without a trace in a short time.

S- Not much to go on here. A little bit of a sweet smell, but barely. Got my nose wet trying.

T- Really SWEET. Kind of maple syrupy. I got some middle-eastern spices, and some dark fruits. Perhaps some wine-like influences at a couple of points. There was a slight bitterness and sourness on the finish, and the high alcohol presence kind of reared its head at that point as well.

M- Pretty enjoyable mouthfeel, striking a nice stance on the carbonation. It really felt different on different areas of the tongue, which was nice (front was tingly).

D- I could probably knock down a couple of these, but the high alcohol and sweetness would likely come in my way.

Photo of AwYeh
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into 16oz snifter; bottled late November 2010 so I'm assuming that I'm drinking this within the boundaries of freshness.

A: Pours a dark brown, crimson under light. One finger of white head which subsides quickly without leaving much lacing behind.

S: Quite sweet, but fruity and pleasant. Lots of bread aromas are present; a strong malty backbone accented by raisins and plums. Very bready for the style, but wholly enjoyable.

T: Once again, very bready, sweet, and fruity. I'm really enjoying the taste in comparison to the other doppelbocks I've had; even though there's very little bitterness to be found, the sweet and bready flavors balance one another very well and are quite enjoyable. One of the few beers I've had with raisin flavors that doesn't overdo it and remains quite enjoyable throughout.

M: Thin-medium body with moderate carbonation, which leads to a somewhat creamy body when swirled around. Slightly dry, jarring, sweet finish. Just a tad syrupy.

D: Extremely drinkable for the style; this is by far the easiest-drinking (not to mention best) doppelbock I've had. I cannot BELIEVE this is an 8.20% ABV beer considering the light body and complete masking of the alcohol in flavor and scent. I've had it before and I'll have it again. Highly recommended if you have a chance to pick it up or trade for it.

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

12oz bottle poured into pint glass. thanks to smakawhat for this one.

A. cloudy reddish brow. very little head, no lacing.

S. sweet, caramel. smells very sugary. overall not a huge aroma, but whats there is definitely sweet.

T. tastes abut how it smells. sweet on the front end, with a little bitter and sourness on the back end. some caramel and vanilla notes. decent tasting beer, but not too complex.

M. decent carbonation. a little sticky, but too thin.

D. perhaps too sweet to drink several of them. i wasnt left wanting another right away, but i would drink this beer again down the road.

Photo of Brez07
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage. Thanks to the generosity of jyoungsbcp for sending this as an extra. Poured into a pilsner glass

A: Mostly opaque mahogany color. Not a large head with the pour and recedes quickly

S: Lots of bread, some spiced. Almost has a rye presence. There is also some caramel like sweetness. This was much more present immediately after opening and gradually faded over time. Some dark fruit as well

T: Caramel and dark fruit. Touch of chocolate flavor, but a shell of what it used to be. Similar to an aged barleywine. Hops are really faded but impart just the smallest amount of citrus. Also adds some dry bitterness in the finish

M: Medium bodied. Light carbonation. Bready malt aftertaste

D: I believe this one has aged nicely. The alcohol is completely gone and has a really nice malt presence. Definitely worth cellaring for a few years

Photo of Hellabeerguzzler
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark crimson - almost looks like blood. Head is weak and so is carbonation. The color though. Very nice! Smells sweet, sugary, with a fruity smell of raisins, dates, apricots, and prunes overpower the malty goodiness of this beer - on top of everything, alcohol is hot and not hidden well. Tastes like it smells. Only the mouthfeel is killed with a hot alcohol finish that burns the mouth on down the hatch - not smooth which also doesn't make it extremely drinkable since after 2, you're either overly-intoxicated or just can't stand another sip of this overly-sweet bock. Troegs, I still love you though. I'm going to save a pair of these until next year and see if some time smooths out the flavor.

Photo of elpollodiablo
3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The Tröegenator didn't really do it for me flavorwise. Really weak head, less than a finger, but with a nice, deep earthy malt aroma. Poured a nice deep reddish-bronze in the glass. Full-bodied, dry sweetness, with some bready flavor and a savory finish. The finish also had some unpleasant, lingering buttery/diacetyl things going on that severely cut down on the drinkability for me. I've had much more balanced doppelbocks, for sure, and better offerings from Tröegs.

Photo of n2185
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark mahogany that can barely be seen through when held up to the light. About a finger of off-white head forms, which quickly recedes and leaves little lacing.

S: Some roasted malt in there, but lots of dark fruit. Raisins and dates mostly with some molasses and brown sugar as well.

T: Similar to the aroma, there's a blast of dark fruit at first followed by brown sugar and molasses. The roasted malts can peak up during the aftertaste with some dark chocolate/coffee flavors.

M: Light-medium body with a good amount of carbonation that works well with the dark fruit and roasted flavors.

D: Dark, yet light body with lots of flavor make this beer pretty drinkable.

Photo of Bierman9
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was the second new bier I tried at Tröegs during last weeks visit.

This DBock was a clear, deep chestnut, with touches of garnet on the edges. Had a miniscule head, mostly some beige bubbles at the rim, with some wispy lace. A good dose of semi-sweet malt hit the nostrils, with suggestions of lightly flowery hops present. Body was solidly medium, and this one was very smooth over the palate.

Nice malts hits the tongue, with light malty sweetness and lots of caramel and treacle-toffee. Hints of dark fruit appeared, along with an earthiness in the somewhat floral finish. The 8.20% ABV was quite well hidden, dangerously. Tasty; solid; quite nice! Zum wohl!!

look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | drink: 4.5


Photo of bierschmecktgut
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from 22oz bottle. Grabbed without seeing the 8.2 ABV - here goes..

Deep maple color, frothy dirty- off white head that lasted a bit.

Sweet malty aroma with hints of yeasty-bread, a few swirls brings out raisins/figs

Sweet rush of dried fruit and burnt sugar

Smooth, not very full, almost no carbonation, some bitteness/tannin on the swallow with slight lingering alcohol

this 22oz bottle is another good winter beer, not repulsive at all even with double the alcohol of most other beers. A good treat, will definitely grab again.

Photo of chodinheaven
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep brown with orange undertones. Healthy white head after aggressive pour.

S: Nothing out of this world, but pleasant and somewhat sweet.

T: Sweet backed by a slight alcohol twinge that is neither distracting or uninviting. Somewhat warming. Sweetness is followed by quick bitterness that balances out the brew nicely.

M: Nice carbonation, not creamy or crisp, but somewhere in between.

D: Actually easy to drink despite the high ABV. Fairly refreshing.

Photo of donkeyrunner
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottled 12/13/10. Bottle pictures the Jewish Moses with horns...I think. Maybe that's the Troegenator himself. Hazelnut with auburn edges. White head is a shy maiden as it quickly retreats into a thin skim.

Like Grenouille in Patrick Suskind's Perfume, this baby has no scent. Maybe some Munich toasty sweetness? I'm trying to hard for an 8.2% doppelbock.

The soft, plush mouthfeel stands out more than any actual flavor. Taste is mostly blah Munich toasted sweet with a chocolate malt whimper in back. Little hop spice.

Photo of CuriousMonk
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into dimpled mug. Pours a dark clear reddish color with a smallish creamy beige head. Smell is lightly smoky and sweet, musty malts. Tastes lightly smoky and a touch tart with toasty biscuity and caramel maltiness. Slight taste of alcohol in the finish. Full body and soft to medium carbonation. One of my favorite doppelbocks.

Photo of CuttDeez
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great beer. Good depth of flavor. Strong malt taste and pretty good drinkability. I had it a little cold at the start but when it warmed up ( I had a large bottle so on the second pour it was closer to ideal) the spicy notes came to life. The color of the beer was very appealing as well. I will say I think I enjoyed the beer more because Notre dame won while I was drinking it ha ha

Photo of Rickythejeweler
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - dark mahogany, no head, no lacing.

S - sweet raison, alcohol

T - black cherries, raisons, slight brown sugar, malty, bready aftertaste.

M - highly carbonated, aftertaste of dry bread clinges to your tongue heavy.

D - Easy drinking, deceptive for it's ABV

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,658 ratings.