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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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2,703 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,703
Reviews: 1,043
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 98
Gots: 348 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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 Reagan1984
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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!

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

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!

Photo of gford217
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Photo of kingcrowing
3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of kegger22
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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

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".

Photo of mikel52588
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of schmitter
3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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

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

Photo of FrothyBeverage
2.82/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of FloppyDog
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22oz. bomber poured into a liter mug. Appearance is a crystal-clear auburn with a two-finger tan head that sticks to the sides of the mug.

Aroma is full of big malt sweetness. Caramel is prominent with hints of sweet banana.

Taste is all about the caramel malt sweetness upfront, but finishes dry with slight hop bitterness present. No hop flavor or aroma, which is expected.

The mouthfeel is light to medium and goes down extremely smooth with a medium-low level of carbonation. Extremely drinkable, especially for an 8.2% doppelbock.

Photo of patmcd
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brilliant, Blood-orange color that poured a one-finger off white head.

I smell some deep molasses and yeasty bread on the nose.

Tastes of mocha, and a hint of caramel, and possibly some raisin/currant flavors. The alcohol is definitley detected though.

Pretty carbonated, but feels relatively light for a doppel, but the high ABV does show it's form.

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

Pours a very dark amber color with a reddish hue when held up to the light. Nice white head that settles to a decent lace with little head retention.

Smells of roasted malts, molasses, plum, and a touch of alcohol.

This beer has a deep rich sweet and malty taste that is very bold towards the middle, but it actually finishes rather smooth. Alcohol is noticable, but well hidden none the less.

Mouthfeel is medium with fairly low carbonation.

I could drink 2 of these, but that's about it for me.

Morey's Bottom Line: I'm a HopHead, so this is a little out of the norm for me. That said, this is one good beer. Full of flavor and very smooth for being 8.2 percent alcohol.

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

A - Clear ruby red with a medium tan foam.

S - Nose is malty with fruit and caramel, hints of apple, molasses and dark sugars.

T - Heavy sweet caramel and apple flavours. Moderate bitterness and a light toasted grain. Hints of grape and pear.

M - Moderate to heavy with low carbonation. Slightly astringent.

D - Lots of flavour and fairly drinkable. Obviously not for sessioning, but good for every now and then.

Photo of wheatman106
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Brown/mahogany in appearance, clear with no apparent suspended unfermentables or sediment. Forms a coarse, beige head, which dissipates very quickly.

S: Prevalent caramel malt, molasses, honey, and dark brown sugar aromas.

T: Opens with toasted malts, with very evident alcohol flavor throughout. As it warms, caramel flavors appear in the middle. Light hints of earthy, and very mild spicy flavor hops. Mild spice and alcohol prevail throughout the finish.

M: Medium to full body, with a coarse feel. No carbonation.

D: Frankly, I love this beer. It is not overly complex, and the balanced blend of flavors culminate in a very enjoyable beer.

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

Troegenator pours up with a short lived creamish-tan head that rings the tawny auburn body nicely. The toasty, sweet marshmallow aroma has a bit of a dry, grainy edge to it with some cracker-like maltiness. There's just a hint of spiciness from the finishing hops underlying the malt. Fairly clean, no diacetyl or DMS with just a hint of fruitiness. The flavor starts off rather light with some initial breadiness that carries into a bittersweet, fruity (dates, figs, candied orange), warming finish. Medium-full bodied with a smooth creaminess. Hint of chocolate. This doppelbock from Troegs has gathered a few well deserved awards over the years. Definitely worth picking up a sixer or case for those nights when only a nice, strong lager will suffice. Suggested pairings include grilled beefsteak such as a nice Porterhouse or a hearty beef or venison stew. Here's to the dreaded Troegenator!

PROST! Beertracker

Taster's Note: Many thanks to Deuane for this fine PA brew!

Photo of disastermouse
3.36/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Perfectly brown, semi-opaque, light brown head that fades and laces impressively well for a doublebock.

S - A little thin smelling. Alcohol, and malt - more hops in the smell than most bocks/doublebocks. Not unpleasant.

T - Bright, thin, very un-cloying. No real sweetness, a hint of cherries and maple and a hard water taste. Hops are there to balance.

MF - Prickly, thin, quenching, with just a smidge of alcohol heat.

D - Moderate. High ETOH content keeps it from being a session beer.

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

The Troegenator Doublebock pours into a chalice a clear tea color, with a thin tan head.

The smell is sweet malts and alcohol.

The taste starts with roasted malts, some phenolic taste, but very, very slight. It finishes with a hint of hops, just enough to strike a balance with the malts.

The mouthfeel is actually medium-heavy. Not a lot of carbonation, but that suits this doublebock just fine. It seems to be more effervescent on the palate, than on the pour!

Great drinkability, but go easy ... the 8.2% abv is well-masked.

Fine brew!

Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,703 ratings.