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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,337 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,337
Reviews: 1,015
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 84
Gots: 191 | 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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bonkers

New Jersey

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

I poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a standard pint glass. The beer is caramel in color with a fluffy white head. The head has excelent staying power and nice lacing. Alcohol, dried fruit and nuts are pervasive on the nose. The main flavor is the dried fruit-perhaps dates and raisins. The alcohol is a pleasant mouth filler, adding to the dry finish. The beer is very full bodied, decent carbonation and way too drinkable for 8.5% abv. A very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2008 18:59:27 | More by bonkers
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eweneek83

West Virginia

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

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown color with one-finger of average-retention tan head. The lacing is fine-bubbled, sporadic, but doesn't have great staying power.

Aroma: Slightly spicy hops, faint alcohol, brown sugar maltiness, some marshmallow notes, and some light, estery fruity notes. Faint, though, a little too mild.

Taste: Pleasant, with a fair amount of both maltiness and fruity notes. You get lots of sweet, roasted doughiness, brown sugar, caramel, faint maple syrup - waffles? The darker roasted notes are there too, but definitely not in force - you get faint coffee in the background, perhaps a hint of chocolate. But you also get a nice hop kick and a few fruity notes, mostly lighter, golden raisins, pears. A very interesting and well-made beer.

Mouthfeel: Of a medium thickness, very creamy and even, but also big and fluffy.

Drinkability: An excellent doppelbock, a style that's attempted far too infrequently by American breweries. Alcohol's fantastically hidden here, and though the appearance and intensity of the smell leave something to be desired, the taste is really good, and enhanced by the smooth, creamy mouth. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2008 09:41:25 | More by eweneek83
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aerozeppl

New York

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

A: Faily clear brown color with some red highlights. Minimal white head that ended up only around the edge of the glass.

S: Tons of malt right up front right where they belong. Right behind that is some nice sweet dark fruits. Raisins. A nice spice is there behind it all but is hard to pin down.

T: The taste is basically the nose in taste form. Really nice malt profile on this beer. The yeast they used really compliments the flavor. Almost like a heavier version of their brown ale.

M: Nice full bodied beer. Really sticks to your lips.

D: I love their stuff. Nothing is bad. We are (barely) getting this in NY and it is about time. They do have some commonality running through their beers but I do not think that is a bad thing so long as you like whatever that is.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2008 00:43:57 | More by aerozeppl
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

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

A. 12 oz poured into a bottle, ruby notes and some off white head. Looks like the good doppel I know it is. Kinda have a history with these.

S. Spicey, malty, boozy. Tasty and unique.

T. Sweet caramel notes from the malt. Some delicious sugar coated fruit flavors (fig, date) are underneath. Just a slight bitterness to balance, and it finishes on the sweeter side and incredibly strong.

M. Full bodied, flavorful, sweet.

D. This one is dangerous. A six pack will be the end of you, guaranteed. But that is the allure of the Troegenator. Its sweet and very well crafted, and can lure you to drunkeness easily.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2008 15:05:18 | More by Stinkypuss
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BamaBeerBuff

North Carolina

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

A: Pours an incredibly vibrant and rich crimson color with shades of orange and a creamy head that looks nice, but isn't nearly as big or pitting as the other German dopplebocks I've had. Watching the massive head pit slowly downward is one of the better parts of the dopplebock experience, but you don't get that with Troegenator.

S: It's decidedly lighter than the other dopplebocks I've had, but it's not bad. Caramel and chocolate aromas integrate well with a lighter pale malt and a slight hint of light fruitiness in the aroma. There's a slightly floral/spicy hop aroma, as well.

T&M: Lots of sweet malt flavors, though not nearly as bready and toasted as the German variants. There is, however, an appreciable fruitiness in the flavor that is quite interesting, along with a hint of spice from the noble hops. It's different, but still quite good. The body is medium, but with good feel and a nice finish--very appropriate for the style.

D: I found its flavors particularly savory and light, which makes it quite an easy drinking doppelbock, despite its high ABV. A hallmark of Troegs beers seems to be ultimate drinkability, and Troegenator continues that tradition. A nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2008 02:49:53 | More by BamaBeerBuff
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Hophead101

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

drank on 9.16.08 at home. poured from bottle into wide mouth chalice glass.

dark brown copper color. almost no head - but it could be something with the glass. very malty and yeasty smell. some coffee and roasted malt in there. smoky, woodsy, earthy smell. lots of alcohol in the nose and faint hints of citrus.

the taste is thick and malty, you can really taste the alcohol but it is not overpowering. can taste a little citrus in the cheeks. there is also sweetness in the taste as well, maybe some plum or grapes? the mouthfeel is ok, a bit carbonated.

definitely like this beer. a bit of a pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2008 22:07:50 | More by Hophead101
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Voonder

Alberta (Canada)

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

Thanks to jac5084 for this.
Pours dark brown with thin tan head. Smell - malts ans some caramel perhaps. Quite nice. Taste is great! Malts and caramel plus some fruity armas on the back. Very balanced and smooth. Goes down very well. I loved that beer. It's so simple and so complex at the same time. Alcohol is very well hidden. Great!

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2008 05:22:37 | More by Voonder
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paigertx

New York

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

Great brownish color for a bock and served in a heavy mug at a Brooklyn bar(Dram). Enjoyed a few of these without any ill effects of the high alcohol content for a bock, hence why I rated it a 5 in drinkability. Smooth mouthfeel with no lingers. Would love to try this from a bottle at home as the environment was not that to enjoy a unique and hard to find brew.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2008 01:56:30 | More by paigertx
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CrellMoset

Virginia

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

12 oz. bottle from Market Street Wine, Charlottesville, VA, downtown location. Poured into an Allagash flute.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown color with one-finger of average-retention tan head. The lacing is fine-bubbled, sporadic, but doesn't have great staying power.

Aroma: Slightly spicy hops, faint alcohol, brown sugar maltiness, some marshmallow notes, and some light, estery fruity notes. Faint, though, a little too mild.

Taste: Pleasant, with a fair amount of both maltiness and fruity notes. You get lots of sweet, roasted doughiness, brown sugar, caramel, faint maple syrup - waffles? The darker roasted notes are there too, but definitely not in force - you get faint coffee in the background, perhaps a hint of chocolate. But you also get a nice hop kick and a few fruity notes, mostly lighter, golden raisins, pears. A very interesting and well-made beer.

Mouthfeel: Of a medium thickness, very creamy and even, but also big and fluffy, perhaps a little too big and fluffy.

Drinkability: An excellent doppelbock, a style that's attempted far too infrequently by American breweries. Alcohol's fantastically hidden here, and though the appearance and intensity of the smell leave something to be desired, the taste is fantastic, and enhanced by the smooth, creamy mouth. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2008 23:55:14 | More by CrellMoset
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filthyphil

Georgia

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

it pours dark with nice thick head. Very tasty, obviously very malty, but its got some hops to give it balance and its got a tiny sweetness to it, probably chocolate. Crisper than i thought it would be, i like the texture, average drinkability for a double bock, but overall a good specimen, very good

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2008 04:54:24 | More by filthyphil
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YankChef

Louisiana

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a really tall brooklyn glass

appearance: mostly clear, but slightly hazy coppery rusty, thin pale white head with nice lacing.

Aroma: sweetish esters, grassy, caramel and a little corn

taste: sweet upfront with some caramel sweetness , complimentary bitterness,

Overall: Crisp doppelbock, uncharacteristic for the style doesnt have the buttery smooth sweetness that is normally akin to the style, really crisp and abnormal. Still a good beer... just not what I had hoped for.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2008 04:05:48 | More by YankChef
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Clydesdale

District of Columbia

4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark ruby brown color with a smallish off-white head with decent retention. Lacing is OK.

S: Dark fruit, sweet malts, and a nutty backbone with whiffs of alcohol.

T: Sweet, dark malt flavor is quite robust, with a decidedly nutty nature. Dark fruit, perhaps plum, and alcohol is also present. Some subtle molasses and spice flavor as well.

M: Thick, chewy, and full-bodied. Smooth, with light carbonation.

D: It's sneakily drinkable considering the full body and big ABV. Very tasty and an interesting brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2008 03:12:02 | More by Clydesdale
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eagles22

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

My first doppelbock and couldnt be happier ..what a great beer all i can say is malt malt malt

Smell: dark fruits and little chocolate and malt of course

Taste: is amazing got alot of malt flavor and also some dark chocolate and carmel

Mouthfeel: little carbonation...mouth didnt feel thin at all very great aftertatse too...keeps you wanting more

Drinkability: for a 8.2%beer i could drink this with ease...very great beer

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2008 20:05:43 | More by eagles22
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nrpellegrini

Maryland

4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange brown color with a nice dark tan head that thins but stays around until the end. Smells of sweet malts and fruits. The taste is heaven, a nice malty nutty taste with a light wheat and dark fruit flavor in the background. It is one of the smoothest cleanest beers I've ever had. An amazing aftertaste that leaves you wanting more.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2008 02:22:58 | More by nrpellegrini
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Buggies

Pennsylvania

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

Pours a dark red color. A nice 2 finger head which fades fast. The smell is nice... a sweet maltyness with a little bread in there.

This beer tastes pretty good. Same sweet malt flavor with light caramel. Something else in there too. Some kinda spice that I don't know what it is. A small bitter finish at the end.

Very nice tasting beer, and this was my first Doppelbock. A nice introduction to the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2008 01:31:07 | More by Buggies
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bcolflesh

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this at The Brasserie in Lancaster, PA with a veggie sub, french fries, and some cheesy bean dip.

This was really good - I wasn't sure what a double bock was going to be like - it has a sharp, distinct taste, but is very refreshing.

Would work well on it's on or with food, I think.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2008 21:40:01 | More by bcolflesh
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TonyT

Pennsylvania

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

Bottle: Poured into Troegenator Pint Glass

I've had the luxury of many opportunities to drink this beer for many years.

Poured dark red, approaching brown. 2 Finger, off white head. Minor lacing that slides back down to the liquid itself. Consistent thin, slick head remains during the drink.

A sweet smell comes through, mild spices and roasted malts. The way this beer smells is the way that it tastes. There is a mild bitterness that permeates throughout the sips. Alcohol burn, hits right at the end.

For as complex the taste is, the mouth feel is not heavy, actually on a light/moderate side. Not very carbonated, but a nice silky feel. This makes the beer very drinkable. But you have to watch the ABV left hook (Which I've probably stated before: The Brothers Troeger hide this very well in the taste). It is the cannon that they state it is.

I feel privileged to live in a city that has a brewery that brews fine beers...Thank you Troegs.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2008 18:17:37 | More by TonyT
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BirdFlu

New Jersey

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

Pours a medium brown with a light tan head, sort of dark but not black liek a stout. Smells of grapes, fig, malty.. its nice since most doppelbock's just smell sweet and malty without a ton of distinction easy to detect. Tastes malty, lightly of fig, roasted barley (Standard double bock). Also detectable, though, is a bit of apple, which is nice. Its quite fruity in its sweetness (moreso than syrupy). Mouth is a light moderate, sweetness isn't overpowering. Very nice carbonation. Very drinkable, not too much gravity and finds a nice balance between sweetness and drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2008 02:14:07 | More by BirdFlu
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glid02

Georgia

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

Got this from a friend.

Pours what I can best describe as a clear, very dark amber color with a two-finger off-white head. The head sticks around for a while before receding into a thin layer of bubbles on top and a thick ring around the glass. The lacing is pretty sticky.

Smells good. There's a strong bready malt aroma backed up by sweet caramel malts up front, and as it warms the caramel malt smell takes over. It's also got a slightly spicy aroma.

Tastes good. As with the smell, there are bready malt flavors up front backed up by sweetness. As it warms the sweet caramel takes over and the alcohol becomes slightly evident, although near the end the sweetness is a bit overpowering. There's a very mild bitterness throughout.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a good thickness to go along with a very subtle carbonation. This goes down very smoothly.

Drinkability is good. I think it goes down easier in the beginning before the sweetness gets to be a bit much, but overall it's pretty solid.

Overall I'm a fan of this beer, but not a huge fan. I would certainly drink this again, but I won't go seeking it out.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2008 01:10:51 | More by glid02
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Beerislife652854

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served on-tap at the Owl Bar in Mount Vernon, Baltimore.

A - Dark opaque, fine head, medium lacing.

S - Florals, hops.

T - Little malt, many hops, not sweet, not bitter.

M - Slight carbonation.

D - You betcha.

A very good beer. A strong beer, yes, but there is no harsh alcohol taste or smell.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2008 02:41:05 | More by Beerislife652854
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wrx2ndregime

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

a- pour is a dark brown, head is a little off white, and nice with an aggressive pour.

s- smell is malty and of roasted nuts, you can smell the 8% alcohol in the nose, it deffinatly comes through.

t- thick, malty you chew this beer instead of drink it, roasted nuts. what a dopplebock should be.

m- thick and viscous

d- for being a very hearty and high ABV beer this one goes down better then expected, I took a cooler of these to a soccer match and pounded a bunch of them, and never felt full or that I couldn't have another.

This beer is fantastic, I had a case deliverd for my wedding, it's one of my favorite beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2008 00:20:33 | More by wrx2ndregime
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nasty15108

New York

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Poured dark brown with amber hues. The pour produced a pillowy head of off-white foam and scattered bit of lacing.

S - Malty with the aroma of dark fruit and chocolate covered cherries. Slight aroma of alcohol also detected in the back.

T - More of the same. Hints of raisinetts, with a slight nuttiness. Finishes with a nice alcohol kick.

MF&D - Overall, very good. I do wish that the beer was a little thicker and more sticky. A little thinner and not as rich as I like my doppelbock, but very good nontheless.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2008 20:02:41 | More by nasty15108
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paco1029384756

Illinois

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

Pours dark ruby with one finger head and a solid ring of lacing.

Scent of bready/earthy malts, brow sugar and sweet dark fruit.

Taste is comparable, but has a stronger malt character. A little different for the style, but very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is smooth and heavy, but lacking carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2008 21:51:54 | More by paco1029384756
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donteatpoop

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A clear dark amber brown beer with a fleeting off-white head.

Smells of caramel and little else.

Surprisingly hoppy. Notes of caramel linger on the tongue; the roasted malts hit the mouth nicely.

Really a nice carbonation level, though a little heavy in the mouth.

I'm still not entirely certain that I like Doublebocks, but I think I liked this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2008 01:07:22 | More by donteatpoop
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pinotboy007

Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Looks a bit like carbonated root beer. Modest head fades quickly; no lacing.

S - Dried figs and raisins; toffee/warm caramel. Nice.

T - Has a nice malty caramel thing going on with a touch of raisin and some sourness on the finish.

M - Somewhat refereshing carbonation that's light but serves this brew well. A touch creamy, too.

D - Perfectly drinkable and I'm guessing it's better on tap. I'd drink it again but would not necessarily seek it out. Probably food friendly.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2008 21:04:10 | More by pinotboy007
Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,337 ratings.