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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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2,699 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,699
Reviews: 1,040
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 98
Gots: 346 | FT: 5
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Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003

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Photo of BrewStoutMagic
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has been on my to drink list for a while,finally after paying all my unpaid parking tickets I bought some.Now after chilling it some I'm enjoying this fine malted beverage.Its no doubt a good example of a dopplebock.It is low in carbination nor much of a head on this.SMELLS kinda fruity,with some hints of bread there.TASTE has a hint of fruit,dark liquorice,and a malty aftertaste to enjoy.

Photo of Tartarus
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A&S: Pours a dark redish brown hue with about a half of a finger worth of head after a very aggressive pour. Smell is of roasted malts, some sweet hops smell, and some boozy smell.

T&M: Taste is malty upfront followed by some fruity, almost winey flavor. Aftertaste shows how much alcohol there is in the beer. Mouthfeel is smooth but a little oily.

O: It's interesting. I bought a six pack of these, and the flavors seemed to get a little dull after the first. It's my first foray into doppelbocks and I don't have a ton of experience with bocks, so I'll give more of these a taste and see how this one compares.

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

Poured into a Town Hall Brewery globe on 5/20/11.

Pours a dark brown with tints of amber and orange. Has 1 finger of cream colored, bubbly, carbonated head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing at all. Nice pour but I would like to see a little more lacing and head retention.

Smell is of tons of roasted malts, carmel, a little chocolate, and a slight hint of fruit. Smell is very refreshing and has a nice complexity but isn't so complex as to saturate your nose.

Taste is sweet but light and refreshing like the nose. Hints of chocolate and fruit but is mostly sweet roasted malt. Very good.

Mouthfeel as stated above is light and refreshing with a slight tingling from the carbonation. The ABV is all cover up.

Overall this is a very nice brew. Well balanced and refreshing. Hard to think that I would want to drink a beer this dark on a hot summer day but I do.

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

This Bock will pour a nice clear mahogany red and builds a tan head about one finger deep. The head will dissipate very fast and leaves almost no lacing.
Smelling the beer, sweet malts and fruits with honey are recognizable.
The taste up front is certainly a very honey sweet malty dominance, in the middle some of the fruit flavors like fig, plum and very ripe apple is noticeable and in the end brown sugar and roasted malt flavors will linger in the mouth.
A very sweet Doublebock, very drinkable and the alcohol very well hidden. I am glad that I bought this beer to try it and add it to my beer advocate collection.

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

Aromas of dark caramel malts and mild earthiness presumably from the hops. To be honest is fairly muted but that is too expect from a lager.
The taste is much better than the aromas. Butterscotch and toffee and vanilla are all subtle nuances and take a back seat to the dark thick waves of caramel maltiness. Once again nothing mind blowing but a really solid tasty darker brew. This would be a really a good complement to nice manly meal like roasted pork loin or maybe duck. Speaking of which I am hungry.
Anyway, mouthfeel is full and chewy but still on the lighter side, once again from the lager yeast (it just strips the full/fruity delicious maltiness from everything it touches). Don't get me wrong this is still a very good tasting beer, and one of the best of the style I've ever had, but will never have the complexity and flavor potential of a comparable ale with a similar malt bill.

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

appearance: deep dark brown, huge head retention,

smell: caramel, chocolate

taste: caramel bomb, some cocoa, heavy malty, alcohol hidden well

mouthfeel: medium, well carbonated

drinkability: would have liked it more stout like celebrator, but a good dopplebock

Photo of Knapp85
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was probably one of the first Doppelbock's I'd ever had. I didn;t know too much about them or what they were. What I quickly founf out though was how great this one tasted. I found this beer to be very nice from start to finish. The pour was a deep mohagany brown color with a nice looking tan head. The retention was pretty good through out. The smell is sweet with dark malts and some fruits in there along with a touch of hops. The flavors of the beer are pretty intense. The first thing you get is the sweetness of the malts and perhaps some brown sugar. The second thing I get are the roasted malts with some hops tingling my tongue. The aftetaste is try with some subtle sweet flavors still lurking in there. The mouthfeel is very drinkable I think. It makes this brew a little dangerous because of it's high ABV. However, it's a really nice brew one of the best from Tröegs without a doubt.

Photo of larryi86
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a mug

A- A clear brown/reddish color with a small head that fades quickly

S- Dark fruits, caramel malts, lots of malts.

T- Very close to the smell. There is a little bit of an earthy flavor in the finish, pretty straight forward and good.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A nice, easy to enjoy beer, and the 8.2% ABV is not noticeable at all. Definitely worth the money.

Photo of jamescain
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a sniffer, thanks to texasclimber for sharing this one.

Appearance: Mahogany with an off white head, that quickly fades and leaves not lacing.

Aroma: Honey, malty, figs and a little bit of alcohol breaking through.

Taste: Very malty sweet, with a lot of residual sugars left. Honey, caramel and toffee notes.

Mouthfeel: Thick syrupy with low carbonation. I think this beer would have been much better if I were drinking it by a fire place, instead in the 90+ degree weather.

Overall: Again probably would have enjoyed this one better if it wasn't so hot outside. I'm not the biggest fan of doppelbocks to begin with, but this one was enjoyable, although I have had better.

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

Deep amber, mahogany with a one-finger off-white head. Lacing is temporary.

Very nice bready, creamy malt aroma. Caramel, mashed apples, and tea.

Taste is very much like the aroma. This is a good doppelbock. Very bready/yeasty with rich fruits. Overripe red apples and caramel and some pine. Rich and complex sweet malt flavors swirling around in there. Well done.

Photo of vandemonian
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Trogenator Double Bock is a nice, sweet, malty doppelbock.

A: Brown color and a 4 mm head that fades pretty quick 4

S: Smells malty and not much else. 3

T: Sweet and malty up front into a nice malty finish without bitterness. 4

M: Slightly foamy. 3.5

O: Yum. 4

Photo of justiceavocado
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle I got with Patrick at From the Vine.

L - A thin orange-red, medium darkness. A half-finger of tan head quickly dissipates, no lacing left in liquid.

A - Banana, figs, and a bouquet of spring flowers.

T - An intense sweetness of banana and plum up front, followed by sweet flowers and more banana. The finish is a bit dry, and the alcohol is masked quite well.

M - Tiny carbonation, velvet mouthfeel. Not the thickest, chewiest dopplebock, but pretty substantial. Leaves a bit of a rubber tongue.

D - Very drinkable for 8.2%. Not as thick and meaty as I'd prefer, but a delicious, kind of yeast-fruity treat.

Photo of projectflam86
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep cherry red color with a thick foam head that quickly fades. Some lacing left behind.

S- Nice toasted malt aroma with some dark fruits and some subtle chocolate scents.

T- Rich and malty with a large dose of caramel malts and light chocolate. Slightly toasted grains with some toffee and mild fruit in the finish.

M- Full bodied with a very clean flavor. Nice gentle carbonation.

O- A very solid example of the style. One that I will purchase again.

Photo of stckhndlr
4.57/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Had a dark red color that looked alot like black cherry cool aid. Nice thick head and decent lacing. This color was so rare to me that it had an aura about it that just was mesmerizing.

S- Wow, sweet dark fruit and a whole bunch of caramel malts. Maybe just a touch of smoke.

T- Taste just like the smell. super sweet caramel and dark fruit like plums and dark cherry. Little bit of the malt and a hint of pepper.

M- Goes down super smooth. Not over carbonated and a creamy texture.

O- Some people might not light the extreme sweetness of this beer but I love it. I could not stop swooning over this beer. Almost reminds me of a Mad Elf

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

bottle purchased as a single 12oz from Wine and Beer Westpark in Glen Allen, VA - bottled july of 2010 - poured into dfh snifter

This beer pours a beautiful ruby amber with a tan leather head. The head doesn't really stick around too much but the lacing is nice. Smells WHAM of complex malt stuffs. Smells like I put my head into a grain barrel.. So big on the nose. Tastes like I'm chewing on grain and the mouthfeel is exceptional. I feel that the feel and smoothness are most likely due to the fact that this one has like a year on it.

I want more.

Photo of liamt07
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Rattle N Hum, pint glass.

Pours a dark burgundy, minimal head and lace. Nose of dark fruits and some vinous qualities. Loads of malt, with a subtler sweetness overshadowed by bigger dryer dark breadiness. Some caramel notes also. Taste has more dark fruits, dry dark breadienss. Good mouthfeel, smooth, full and relatively dry finish. Alcohol doesn't come through substantially but can be sensed. This warms the bones nicely and is a nice dopplebock.

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

12oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Pours a deep reddish light brown. Good off-white head formation and medium lacing retained

S - Fruity, bready yeast and sweet malts

T - Lots of caramel and toffee sweetness, wow. Also some plums, candied golden raisins, cloves and pepper. Very sweet though...

M - Tacky sticky sweetness, good carbonation and slightly creamy

O - A good brew, hard to drink more than one I would imagine due to the sweetness makes it relatively heavy even though the body is medium.

Photo of bum732
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

S: Fresh and dried figs, malty breadiness, some caramel sweetness.

L: Clear dark red, light tan head that dissipates, solid lacing.

T: Dark fruit sweetness followed by slight breadiness. Slightly spicy and woody bitterness leads to some dry fruit dryness. Fairly clean finish, semi-sweet.

M: Medium bodied, medium low carbonation.

Excellent doppelbock, one of the best in the states. A very bold fruity component, no doubt from the amount of munich malt. Fantastic.

Photo of Jimmys
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: deep mahogany with some ruby red highlights. very good clarity, especially considering the dark shade. carbonation can be seen. head is very short lived. literally no retention.

S: a hesitant caramel. lively fruit salad. apricots, raisins, and plums are also evident. the caramel starts soft and sweet, but moves into a thick richness towards the end.

T: rich sweetness. not overbearing in your face hey im super sweet, but a very clean sweetness. similar fruit to the nose, definitely on the plum side. the alcohol is in there, but not noticeable.

M: moderate carbonation on a medium, moderate body.

D: a strong, malty showing. alcohol isn't as detectable as i expected. overall, has the strength of a big sweet, chewy ale but the smoothness of a lager. a well made beer.

Photo of JohnnyS17
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I just had my first doublebock the other night and I am digging this style of beer. When I heard they had this beer on tap at the establishment I was at, I didn't hesitate to order one.

The beer is a nice crystal clear cherry brown. There was about a finger thick of foamy white head. The aroma is nice and sweet. Hints of cherry and some spices (maybe cinnamon). The taste is very sweet like cherry mixed with caramel. It starts a bit malty, but the sweetness dominates.

The body is thin and the carbonation is mild. Overall, another doppelbock and another satisfied customer. This style is becoming a new favorite style for me. I would definitely drink another of these if I had a chance.

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

Pours a deep coppery brown, with an ample light-tan head that lingers and lasts, and leaves a bunch of lacing. No bubbles. Looks pretty dark for a doppelbock, but quite clear.

Smell is all malts, sweet and caramely. Brown sugar, cinnamon, and bready yeast. A bit like cinnamon bread.

The taste is less malty and more spicy than the smell, with a touch of bitterness in the finish that I wasn't expecting. Having a hard time pinpointing the flavors. Tastes kinda sugary, kinda fruity (cherries), with a decent amount of gentle spice (again, cinnamon, but some others in there). Solid.

I drank this bomber in two separate pours. For the first, I poured aggressively, yielding a good head, but that completely killed the carbonation. I then wrote my review, which was quite a bit less positive than this. I wasn't that excited about drinkig the second half of the bomber. But I poured it gently, which left the (light) carbonation in the beer, and made it MUCH more enjoyable. Much better mouthfeel, which brought out the flavors way better. I give the feel a 2 on the first glass, and a 4 on the second. I'm calling it operator error and giving it the 4. But POUR GENTLY with this one. So... fairly syrupy and thick, with a light carbonation that gives it just enough lift.

A darn good doppelbock, though definitely on the sweet side. Fruity and sugary, which I like, but I recognize others might not. My advice: pour slowly, and you'll enjoy it much more.

Photo of roadhouse
3.41/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into pint glass

Appearance is great for the style, crystal clear and perfect. Nice deep brown-amber with carbonation coming up like mad and a nice one inch head on it.

Aroma is fairly bland - some caramel malt and an odd cherry aroma that I had in my homebrewed Doppelbock as well, and not a good thing.

Taste is about the same as the aroma but actually a bit more bland. Sweet at the beginning but some noble type hops in the finish and the cherry hint comes in the middle as well. Taste left in the mouth is average as it comes.

Mouthfeel is nice, good carbonation and nice medium body just how it should be.

Overall a pretty weak Doppelbock. Then again, I haven't had any Doppelbocks brewed in America that can compare to what is brewed in Germany. We must find their secret...

Photo of Mario61Aler
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a lager glass.
The appearence was a dark mahogany, clear with a smallish head that left like a train on a schedule, ffft and it was gone.
The aroma was a sweet carmel and malt with some herbs and spices.
tast ws sweet first then bitter then therem were notes of carmel, chocolate, citrus (mostly grapefruit)
The mouthfeel was very thick and slightly creamy.
Overall it was ok, the alcohol wasn't disguised at points in the taste, and the impression that lasted the longest was GRAPEFRUIT! This isn't my favorite Doppelback but it was a solid beer none the less.

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

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a deep amber/brown color, very similar to a rich caramel. Some head forms at the top of the glass with some lacing throughout.

S: Smell of caramel and sweet malts overpower the nose of this beer.

T: The sip starts with a rich maltiness which is quickly overpowered by sweet caramel flavors in the middle. Some slight bitterness in the finish accompanied by warming alcohol.

M: The mouthfeel is appropriate for the style. Somewhat thin and creamy with some minor carbonation.

Overall, this is a good beer. It is definitely not a session beer as the sweet malts become too overpowering on the palate for more than one in a sitting.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Thanks to Tedwarhc for this bottle!

I miss having ready access to this stuff whenever the mood struck me to grab some. Oh well, that's what trading's for, right? It pours a clear dark garnet-russet topped by a relatively short-lived finger of dirty sandstone foam. The nose comprises caramel, figs, red grapes, toffee, butter, light cinnamon, and light rye bread. The taste seems to want to follow this directive, but a sharp nip of orange peel and astringent (though kinda light) coffee detract somewhat from the otherwise pleasant flavors. It's not enough to completely torpedo the proceedings, but enough to be negatively noticeable. The body is a light-ish medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth, lightly grainy feel. Overall, though a teensy bit thin and that touch bitterly unpleasant on the tongue, this is still a very solid d-bock. Generally good times.

Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,699 ratings.