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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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2,400 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,400
Reviews: 1,017
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 88
Gots: 208 | 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 perfectkaos


3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

Ah, Troegenator, the most readily available Dopplebock where I live, so naturally I'm a little biased. Pours a dark red color with almost no head whatsoever.

The aroma isnt all too great, just some hints of alcohol and not much else.

Trogenator is one of the lightest tasting dopplebocks I've had to date. Caramel tones with slight alcohol warmth are present, but nothing is overpowering.

The beer is very drinkable, probably too drinkable considering its 8.2% alcohol kick. If there was a such thing as a session dopplebock, this is it.

06-18-2007 02:19:09 | More by perfectkaos
Photo of TurdFurgison


3.63/5  rDev -7.6%

I brought back 2 bottles from Pittsburgh this week, looked forward to trying it for some time. Now that I have I'm a little disappointed. It tasted more like a maibock than a doppelbock, less rich in every way than I expected. Not a bad beer as such, just not what I'd hoped.

Nice appearance, copper colored and clear with thick chunky foam. The smell was sweet malts buch not the definitive smell I get from every Optimator, Salvator, etc. Taste was understated too, not bad but not great. I'll drink both beers no problem, but they're not the special treat I'd hoped they'd be.

06-17-2007 20:49:56 | More by TurdFurgison
Photo of shertz


3.28/5  rDev -16.5%

Poured from a bottle dated fresh before 9/16/07 into a Pint Glass.

A- Two finger head quickly goes down to a thin layer on top. Nice Amber color with lots of bubbles rising to top. Looks nice.

S-Malty and sweet. Floral smells are ample but the smell is quite sweet.

T- Taste like sweet pineapple with molasses. Alcohol does come out after a few sips, almost like Nyquil in the aftertaste.

M- Some carbonation, but oily mouthfeel. Pretty thin.

D- I think drinking more than 2 of these may leave you feeling toasty for the night. It's pretty good for the style. Would be a good sessions beer if not for high ABV.


06-02-2007 20:20:25 | More by shertz
Photo of msubulldog25


4.05/5  rDev +3.1%

A 12 oz. bottle, laser dated "bottled on 01/04/2007" on the neck; consumed on 05/15/2007. A more stylized label than the one currently shown in the photo (red-brown background with a larger version of the horned character). Thanks to Metalmonk for sending this.

A: Auburn and surprisingly clear, tinted with ruby red highlights. Head is just a light tan cream rimming the glass and a thin swirl of film across the top. The few slowly rising bubbles give this beer a 'thick', syrupy look.

S: Pleasantly sweet malt, filled with raisins, caramel, maple sugar and a little booze. This one reminded me of a light-version of 'Samichlaus', which is certainly a compliment.

T: Sweet malt, peaty, caramel, cocoa powder. Spicy and less bitter than another fine doppelbock I tried on the previous night (Thomas Hooker Liberator). Finish is full of sweet cocoa powder and reminds me a little of Ovaltine. Tasty.

M: Creamy and smooth, maybe a touch thin. Light-medium body with a sneaky amount of carbonation and a light alcohol warmth.

D: Warm, flavorful dopplebock. Very easy to drink this; I wished I'd had another. Smooth, spicy flavors and clean-finish, a nice example of the style.

05-20-2007 14:29:16 | More by msubulldog25
Photo of alexgash


3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

Clear, darkish sienna brown with bourbon highlights. Thick, creamy, resilient, dirty khaki head. Nose of chocolate Twizzlers, licorice, caramelized brown sugar, root beer, dark fruits, and snappy noble hops. Sweet caramelized fruits, cola, and cookies up front. Becomes slightly tangy and vegetal with raisins and licorice. Spicy, vegetal hops in the finish along with vanilla and cookie dough. Lasting herbal bitterness. Not bad. A little bit hoppier than more traditional examples. Moderate body seems a little thin for the style. All in all, a nice interpretation of a doppelbock, but would benefit from a fuller mouthfeel.

05-17-2007 01:45:24 | More by alexgash
Photo of jdg204


4.33/5  rDev +10.2%

Finally picked up one of the staple brews from one of PA's staple breweries. This brew is definetly a gateway to a world of better lagers (which shouldn't be forgotten amongst all the big bad ales).

Appearance - Nice dark, clear, cherry wood color. Had a nice slightly brownish white head which quickly disipated.

Smell - Very nice sweet, roasted malty odor with a bit of a nice chocolate/birch undertone.

Taste - Wonderful deep, thick malty flavor, gotta love it. A light chocolate flavor and a nicely roasted undertone with just a touch of cherry, all very well balanced and not overdone.

Mouthfeel - Very deep flavor which leaves the mouth with a nice dry, clean finish. Only real weakness of the beer is a bit of a watery consistency, but it's nothing crippling.

Drinkability - Another winner from one of PA's best, this brewery could definetly give the boys from Victory a great run for their money (not to mention Stoudt's and Weyerbacher). I really loved the cleaness of this deep, flavored lager and after this and a great Pilsner (Troegs Sunshine Pils), I'm definetly looking forward to seeking out more great Lagers. A must try.

05-17-2007 00:36:09 | More by jdg204
Photo of guinnessfan


3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

12 oz bottle poured into Alewerks pint glass.

A: Dark, clear, reddish-brown with limited head that quickly recedes, leaving no lacing.

S: Sweet caramelized malt and dark fruit. Possible alcohol smell.

T: Sweet, dark fruit, slightly boozy. Roasted malt.

M: Somewhat thin but well carbonated. Alcohol, combined with carbonation, leave a numbing prickliness on the tongue.

D: Good flavor, alcohol well hidden. Easier than some doppels.

05-08-2007 00:40:59 | More by guinnessfan
Photo of soupyman10

District of Columbia

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours a two finger foam, deep amber color, little lacing. Nose is all sweet malt and fruit, plums and prunes. Tasty, although not too compleext. Taste is similar to the nose, pure plums, brown sugar, just a hint of citrus fruit as well. Hides the fairly high ABV pretty well. Body is medium to a little thin for the style. Overall, a tasty beer; not necessarily the best of Troegs nor the best of the style, but good nonetheless.

04-30-2007 21:25:20 | More by soupyman10
Photo of vtfan77


4.03/5  rDev +2.5%

A- Nice reddish orange with just a very small light tan head. The head doesn't stick around too long.

S- Lots of malt, as expected. Hints of chocolate and some toasted aromas are evident as well.

T- More malt on display in the taste. Not as sweet as I was expecting. Toasted bread and a sort of coffee-like flavor are prominent. Alcohol pops up from time to time. Hops contribute a little bit of spiciness and add a nice touch of bitterness to the finish.

M- Medium-full mouthfeel with a good carbonation level.

D- Not bad. Obviously this isn't a session beer but it goes down easy enough. I'd have another.

Overall a good beer. This is a style with which I'm not overly familiar, but this stacks up fairly well with the few other doppelbocks I've tried. This beer was quite tasty and enjoyable. In fact, I think I might feel a doppelbock kick coming on. Recommended.

04-24-2007 20:23:53 | More by vtfan77
Photo of ZimZamZoom

West Virginia

3.93/5  rDev 0%

Pours a crystal clear deep amber color with a dent head. Minimal lacing as the head wanes into a tan ring around the surface of the beer where it meets the glass.

Smell is of sweet malt and alcohol with just a touch of spicy hops. Taste is big and bready with malt a bitter hop a slightly alcoholic finish. It finishes quickly, leaving you ready for the next warming taste.

This double bock has a medium body and is very smooth. All in all a pretty mild example of the style. I could drink a couple of these before realizing it is a bit stronger than your average beer.

04-16-2007 00:39:51 | More by ZimZamZoom
Photo of ggaughan


4/5  rDev +1.8%

The beer poured a clear amber body into my pint glass with a slight tan ring around the glass. The nose of the beer gave me a malty and sweet quality with some citrus notes as well. The taste is also malty, toasted and sweet making for a refreshing bock.

04-14-2007 03:40:40 | More by ggaughan
Photo of drpimento


2.73/5  rDev -30.5%

Poured a modest light tan head that quickly subsided. No lace. Aroma was beery and malty. Color is a hazy dark amber brown. Taste is malty with a bit of caramel and honey. Body is a basic malty beer thined a bit with this strong alcohol which is completely hidden in the flavor. Pleasant finish that is sweet. Thanks to Paul B. for this sample.

03-24-2007 22:34:26 | More by drpimento
Photo of Wasatch


3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

Thanks goes out to JohnnyM2002

Pours a nice clean/clear dark golden brown/amber color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy head, some sticky lacing around the edges. The nose is of sweet malts, and caramel. The taste follows the nose. The alcohol is hidden very well. Medium body. Drinkable, a slight twist on a doppelbock, just about like many other's I've had from this brewery.

03-24-2007 00:17:08 | More by Wasatch
Photo of kernalklink


4.03/5  rDev +2.5%

Very nice dark slick brew. Thick dark fruit and malt aromas, sweet and resinous. Chewey- big malt sugar presence with a slight spiciness- very nice. Great balance with a slight cooling hop aftertaste to counteract the warming effect of the high alcohol content. Especially liked the thickness of this brew- a very tasty meal in a bottle.

03-05-2007 22:46:45 | More by kernalklink
Photo of montageman


3.58/5  rDev -8.9%

This is my first Troegs offering. Poured into a pint glass. Clear reddish brown in color with no head and very little lacing is left after moments. Nothing much going on in terms of smell - some malt maybe a little brown sugar, nothing too impressive though. Taste is better - roasted malts and caramel with a little hoppiness to balance it out. Mouthfeel is decent - I like my dopplebocks a little more syrupy, though. Regardless, this isn't bad by any means & I would definitely go for another of these. Recommended.

Received in a trade with markgugs.

03-05-2007 02:03:06 | More by montageman
Photo of dmamiano

West Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +7.4%

This is another fine offering from Troegs!
Beer pours a wonderfull , deep , crimson with a one finger head, softly poured. The lacing was exceptional.
Malt was the main character from the nose. Notes of raisins, fruit, seemed to be the main characteristics I detected.
The taste and mouthfeel were very impressive indeed.
Malt, malt and malt.
Very full mouthfeel left me wanting more, but at 8+ %, I knew this wasnt a beer to session...it was one to savor!

02-25-2007 14:27:40 | More by dmamiano
Photo of jackorain


3.68/5  rDev -6.4%

John's selection in BeerClub

A-Nice clear brown light to medium brown color. 3/4 inch tan head that has decent staying power and a little lace. It is quite attractive overall and I believ within style from what I read.

S-carmel malts and a hint of chocolate. Some hop on the tail of the aroma possibly green or floral.

T-There is a roasty sort of not here with the carmel and chocolate coming thgouhg as well. Hops are presence but do not present any sort of overt bitterness. Some wheat flavor comes though on the finish which I am not necessarily fond of.

M-light to medium body somehwt creamy with a perfect carbination. nice.

Drinkability is quite high considering the 8.2 ABV one would need to be careful with this one.

Overall-At 1st I didn't get this beer but I guess that is why we try six for BC selections. I have now tried five and like them quite a bit. It is a nice beer with mild less agressive food possibly some nice german sauasages (bratwurst, knock, etc.) or a grilled chicken dish. Also is nice if I am not looking for a hop monster (rare but happens). I believe that this beer meets the style quite well.

02-20-2007 22:22:39 | More by jackorain
Photo of maddogruss

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

My first Doppelbok, so bear with me I guess. Poured a 12 ounce bottle into a glass mug. Very dark (almost black) body with an off-white head with average reterntion that was nice. Reduced to a nice lacing. Smelled very malty and alcoholic; hint of a little bitterness, but I am leaning more in the direction of very high malts. Tasted very, very malty and a little bitter/too sweet (could not really tell the difference, that is how malty it was) and yet it was pleasant (maybe it was the alcohol quickly kicking in). Nice, pretty thick mouthfeel; good overall. I would say this is drinkable. I would not attempt to drink more than one of these in a row, or at least in quick succession. Definitely a slower paced beer, which is nice to have when you are just hanging out watching tv or something. Very. very filling. Have not tried it yet, but maybe interchanging these with a lighter beer between each Doppelbock will a) probably lighten the "full" feeling and b) keep you sober longer so you can drink good, solid beer all day!

02-08-2007 03:02:20 | More by maddogruss
Photo of DaPeculierDane


3.58/5  rDev -8.9%

Appearance: Clear redden light brown body with a creamy tan head.

Aroma: Nutty, chocolate, dark fruits, vinous booze, herbs.

Taste: Hot chocolate with figs and plenty of dark roasted malts, herbs, buttered toast.

Mouthfeel: kinda boozy, full bodied, beefy or bready, warm.

Drinkability: Ok, this is pretty good stuff but there are better and more available DBs for me.

02-05-2007 02:45:33 | More by DaPeculierDane
Photo of veech


3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

I scored some Troegs from my brother who was in Virginia and bought as many different styles as he could find in a couple of mixed sixers. I will have him do that again.
A: Deep amber hue with thin off white head and some lacing.
S: Very sweet and malty with a whiff of alcohol, no hops aromas at all.
T: Very sweet and malted with a few hints of plums and raisins in the middle. Alcohol finish was strong but not overbearing.
M: Nice and silky smooth. Ample viscosity to coat the palate.
D: This was a very easy to drink beer that didn't sit too heavy, but at 8+% ABV it would be a bit much for a session beer.
I was quite impressed and look forward to sampling the other Troegs offerings. Well played brothers Troeg.

02-02-2007 18:29:54 | More by veech
Photo of theformula


3.93/5  rDev 0%

A: Dark amber, raisin hue w/ a small, cream colored head which dissapears somwhat quickly.

S: Roasted malts dominate the nose, with a fresh wheat/yeast scent. Raisin and caramel layers as well as some of the 8.2% ABV. Sugars (brown) and really no hint of hops.

M: Uber-creamy, very soft texture. There's just enough carbonation for the style. Medium body.

T: Over all a sweet, malty brew. Right off the bat it's roasted nuts/malts w/ a nice chocolate layer, followed by yeast, dark fruits (raisin, dates), as well as the not so faint layer of alcahol. A rich and hearty double.

A: Yum. A decent beer at least, and quite roasty sweet. Strong, dark and wonderfully malty. A couple of these is realistic, as it's heavy. Leaves a slightly bitter and semi-dry aftertaste that's roasty. Kudos to Troegs.

01-29-2007 01:38:16 | More by theformula
Photo of jwc215


4/5  rDev +1.8%

Pours deep ruby with a thin, lasting off-white head.

The smell is of caramel with hints of cocoa. Some sweet breadiness in background.

The taste is of caramel with cocoa hints. There are underlying dark fruits. Sweet, but with a bready, fruity balance. Some alcohol peeks through, but not enough to interfere. Malty with a nice hop background.

A bit lighter in body for style, but still solidly meduim-bodied. Smooth for the style.

This is easy-to-drink for high abv - Nice taste. An all-round good doppelbock.

01-28-2007 17:41:20 | More by jwc215
Photo of dickroop


3.68/5  rDev -6.4%

Served at an NFL playoff game, I grabbed the Troegenator and celebrated a good score.

It poured a deep, dark, reddish brown with a brownish head that never completely went away. The aroma was a little hoppy and rich, dark malty, with flavor notes of grapes and wines. Alcohol was slightly noticeable.

The beer tasted light on hops, sweet, and fruity, with a little tangyness, resolving to a slightly sour and bitter finish that included some graininess. I was reminded of brown sugar, and there's a flavor like some stouts, but not as much. The mouthfeel was medium- to full-bodied, a little slick or oily, it was moderately carbonated with a sticky finish.

I consider this beer OK as a sipper, it's flavorful and rich, but overly sweet and not enough hops. It's not my favorite style, but interesting still. It's just too high ABV and too sweet for me to want to drink more than one of these.

01-24-2007 02:08:04 | More by dickroop
Photo of rhoadsrage


4.18/5  rDev +6.4%

(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer has a warm amber body that is crystal clear with a gentle carbonation of micro bubbles. There is a thin ring of light tan foam that sticks to the glass with each sip.

S- This beer has a soft sweet toasted malt smell but it is very light and smooth.

T- This beer has a spicy sweet caramel malt favor with a faint dark malt hint and a very light pot caramel note that doesn't get in the way of the malt flavors but enhances it. There is a soft hop bitterness in the finish that supports the malt flavors nicely.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a tight little fizz that gives it a cask poured quality.

D- This beer has good malt flavors but they are very smooth and a bit muted. The pot caramel flavor was not overpowering but just enhanced the malts. The hops balance was just enough to finish the beer with a nice lagered quality making this very drinkable.

01-18-2007 22:07:22 | More by rhoadsrage
Photo of FuzzyGuy84


4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

A - Copper brown head that fades to a thin residue quickly. Beer itself is a rich red amber. Somewhat opaque. Tons of carbonation quickly moving through the glass.

S - Bright smell of fresh bread and yeast.

T - Malt and caramel flavors come through initially. Almost a soy sauce taste at the back of the mouth. Hops come through lightly in the finish. Stellar.

01-13-2007 18:32:26 | More by FuzzyGuy84
Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,400 ratings.