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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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2,653 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,653
Reviews: 1,030
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 94
Gots: 305 | 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 ralree
2.68/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A: Extra-dark reddish-brown with a fluffy tan head. Decent head retention, but not much lacing.

S: Rich caramel malt, some dark fruit. Lots of alcohol, and some hops in the background. Spices are also in the mix. Pretty sugary smell.

T: Fruity on the tongue, strong alcohol, a little cloying. Smoky malt is in the background. The sweetness of this is overpowering, as is the alcohol.

M: Really dry and clean. Carbonation good, non-astringent. Too bad the taste doesn't match the quality of the mouthfeel.

D: I can barely drink it, but someone who appreciates massive fruit and alcohol might.

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

pours deep reddish brown with a tan head

aromas are a bit of the rasiny fruit and then there's some heavier malt tones, though somewhat muted. there's a bit of malty bock character on the nose, but it's not terribly obvious.

the palate is rich, slightly sweet and creamy before trailing off to a sweet and bitter finish.

the mouthfeel is alright.

all in all, a bit underwhelming for the style. i have come to know such greatness in this category..;.

Photo of theghost3
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark brown with a deep red glow. Smell is caramel malts and brown sugar. The taste is strong of brown sugar and malt with some fruits and spice. Mouthfeel is a little acidic, heavy but clean. This is a drinkable beer but very rich. I wouldn't recommend having more than a couple given its higher-than-average ABV and heaviness.

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

Appearance: Dark but clear reddish-amber. A dense one finger head forms, but reduces to a ring somewhat fast.

Smell: Malt-forward and fruity (dates and figs), almost has a melted brown sugar over oatmeal sort of smell to it.

Taste & mouthfeel: Sweet and fruity with a lot of date and raisin flavor. I'd like a bit more roastiness to balance the sweetness of the malt, but this is nice all the same. The texture is medium-full, definitely thick for the style. The finish is sweet but brief, and ultimately clean. Very little bitterness throughout.

Notes: Got this from Dyan - thanks dogg.

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

22oz. bottle

Pours a clear, chestnut brown with a small tan head that maintains. Nice lacing on the glass.

Sweet, malty aroma with nice dark fruity aromas - figs and dates. A bit of herbal hops also add to the mix.

Sweet and malty upfront with a nice blend of dark fruity flavors. Mild hop bitterness and pleasant herbal hop flavor. Finishes malty and sweet as it started.

Medium-full body, medium carbonation.

A good, but not great dopplebock. Pleasant and easy to drink, just lacks a little complexity and depth that define my favorites in this style.

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to leftmindedrighty..Aaron for this and many others.
Poured a nice bronze color with a tannish head that faded as I sipped. Nose was caramel, brown sugar, slight hops and malty. Taste was caramel, sugar, Munich malts and maye even choco or caramel malts too. Hops was not a typical US hop profile, very subtle. Tase also carried a nice amount of dried fruit like raisins and figs. Mouthfeel was alright.

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

The Troegenator is one badass dude. Equipped with dungeon dark looks and deep full-bodied taste. A great mouthfeel that enables you to keep this brew in the palate for a while to embrace a syrupy brew with sweet plum-like aftertaste. Highly drinkable doublebock allows for a tripping billies type of night. No unsatisfying tastes to be found here! A brew that is not too overpowering in flavor or substance; it calls to be drank at any time of year, but with 8.2% alcohol, it doesn't call for anytime a day. Cheers, Let's go streaking!

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

A - dark caramel color with a dense capuccino-like head that settles into a nice froth.

S - malt and barley with some raisins and brown sugar thrown in there. Not as powerful as I expected, but it opens up a bit more as t warms.

T/M/D - this beer is surprisingly smooth, with that raisin and brown sugar taste mellow in the background. It doesn't linger on the tongue for long and masks the ABV pretty well. Very tasty!

Photo of Jwale73
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in my Warsteiner pilsener glass. Poured a semi-translucent brown with ruby red highlights. Half-inch off-white head composed of tiny, tight bubbles reduced its volume to half its original size within seconds before settling into a thin slick of tiny effervescing bubbles; no lacing present during the tasting. Nose was bready sweet with a pleasant dark fruit character and hint of chocolate. Dark fruit and toffee flavors detectable in the mouth on a malt backbone with a mild booziness at the finish. Mouthfeel was between light- and medium-bodied (but closer to the lighter side) with a mild carbonation to add some character. Excellent drinkability in that it was not overly sweet. Troegenator went down quick and easy and left me wanting more.

Photo of mgp80
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is a very nourishing, smooth-drinking beer with a lot of sweetness, even for the style. It's packed with bready, almost doughy flavors and lots of date/raisin. Tartness and cereal is a little milder than with some doppelbocks. Alcohol is almost completely hidden. Feels like drinking raisin bread.

There are more complex, balanced doppelbock's out there, but this is a delicious malt bomb and a gem for the price and availability.

Photo of Brianmerrilyn
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Finally made the plunge with a sixer into Troegs as well as trying the Dobbleback style again, after the Sam not agreeing with my pallet. Bottle pour into mug.

A: One finger tan head, broke up after first few quafs, to almost nothing around the rim of the glass and scant if any lacing.

S: Nose is boozy first off with fruit of plumes/prunes coming in afterward. Overall, mild aroma.

T: Sweet and strong(abv) initially, throwing back the aroma into your nostrils, sweet caramel malts mid drink, and tangy spice finish. The taste improves with each drink and the complexity is more evident.

M: Very light and almost watery. By the end of the glass, it looks like day old soda with a syrup coating. Carbonation and hops are still in good strength. Quite smooth and not unpleasant by any stretch of the imagination.

D: Good for a newcomer to this style. This was much sweeter than the Sam version, and lighter for that matter as well. One that I would pull for in colder weather or for one long good drink with a book at night.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. 07/19/08.

Pours a dark ruby brown color with about two fingers of light tan head. The head faded fairly quickly and didn't leave any lacing. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, and a good amount of sweet malt.

Taste is more caramel and sweet malt. There's also some roasted nut and bread/biscuit flavor. Underneath all of that is some nice warming booze flavor.

Feel was a bit on the thin side, yet still felt fairly full and heavy. Drinkability was pretty good, though could be better if the sweetness were toned down a bit. The relatively high ABV (8.2%) was pretty well hidden

Overall, a pretty good doppelbock.

Photo of Yesac
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

What an excellent doublebock. Pours deep amber color, thin fading off-white head. Malty/bready smell. Taste is sweet roasted malts and yeast finishes with a hint of hops.. spices as well. A great balance. Mouthfeel is slighty thick and carbonated.

Thanks to Tbn2 for trading me this beer to try.

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

Bottle courtesy of warriorsoul, thanks again!

Beer pours a bright and clear brown color, with a very white faint head.

Aromas are very malty, a bit cola like, bready, spicy, and slightly sweet.

Flavors are quite malty, very spicy, crisp, and dry. There is a definite bready taste, with a kind of almost ginger like flavor, with a warm biting alcohol kick.

Mouthfeel is pretty full, thick, and with sharp carbonation.

Drinkability is pretty good. This is a very flavorful and well made beer. But it's a bit much, and not all that easy to drink. I'm still glad I got to try this one, I just couldn't have more than one in a sitting.

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

In a word: Yum.

Allow me to elaborate...

Poured into a Beatles Revolver pint glass. The dark ones always look so good in that one, and this beer came out a clear, dark brown with a thinnish head. It had a gentle but distinct aroma that I would describe as a mixture of sweet malt, toasted grains, nuts, fig and molasses.

Flavor is big and malty, sweet and grainy, Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy. A nice undercurrent of warming alcohol in each smooth, creamy mouthful of this medium-to-full bodied beverage.

The taste is the devil on my left shoulder urging me to drink another; the alcohol is the angel on my right trying to convince me to call it a night. Unbeknownst to the devil, who surely would have prevailed, I have only the one bottle.

Someone send more.

Photo of nrbw23
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice crystal clear copper color with a nice white head that goes away fairly quickly and leaving a amount of lacing.

S- Strong sweet malts, bready, some sort of dark fruit smell and a touch of alcohol.

T- Lots of sweet malts and bread, with a light alcohol, then a hint of darker fruit sweetness, maybe dates or raisins. Very good

M- Medium in body, right amount of carbonation and feels really good.

D- I enjoyed this one. Went down pretty easy and smooth. I would normally sip a doppelbock but this one was just good enough to disappear pretty quick.

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

Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle, no dating that I could find, poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a cystal clear dark amber color, almost brown but not quite. The head formed one finger thick, and retained nicely.

Aroma: Very sweet dark fruits with some alcohol.

Taste: Sweet caramel malts up front transitions to dark fruit in the middle. The fruit turns dry in the finish, lingering for a little bit. There's also a slight alcohol warming at the end.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied but very smooth, almost creamy. The carbonation was subdued, and with the strong flavors that fit nicely.

Overall: This would taste excellent on a cold winter's night. A little sweet for my taste, but I still enjoyed it.

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

Cheers to haveabrew for this birthday gift. Pours dark, dark amber. Thin head. Yeasty and bready in smell & taste. Mouthfeel is smooth even with the ABV which is not detectable. Very drinkable. A true definition of the style which is one of my favorites.


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

A : Pours a nice clear amber with a big head. Really good lacing

S : Strong malty aroma, not much hops. Notes of alcohol and fruit

T : Good nutty malt flavor. Lots of dark fruit flavor. The alcohol is present in the finish

M : Creamy and smooth

D : If I could get it on a regualr basis, this would be a constant beer in my fridge.

Photo of Tbn2
3.2/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I purchased this beer to trade and also to convience myself I can enjoy some lager styles as much as ales.

A-Pours a deep brown with about a fingers worth of a white head. Head settles rather quickly to just a ring around the side and leaves no lacing.

S-Very earthy. Grains are very prevalent and not much hops to speak of. A faint presence of yeast as well.

M/T-Taste like it smells. A good earthy balance of grains with the hops just touching the tongue at the end. Starts rather sweet to me and ends with a dry hoppy flavor that I am sure is characteristic of this style, but I'm not too found of.

Overall this beer isn't bad. Like I said, I bought this to convince myself that I can like lager styles and I'm not sure if I would go back for another one. I'm sure anyone who likes Bocks will like this one, but this style just isn't for me yet. I'll work on that...

Bottoms up...

Photo of ewright
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a deep brown with red notes into a pils glass. A quarter inch of head forms with decent retention.

S: Big nose of raisins, prunes and burnt sugar. There is a slight alcohol tingle buried in the aroma.

T: Dry nutty flavors up front with hints of dark fruit in the background. The finish is dry, typical of a lager. Alcohol is noticeably present in the aftertaste, a bit unpleasant in strength.

M: This sounds strange, but it's creamy and thin on the tongue at the same time. The alcohol aftertaste is just a bit too astringent.

D: The late astringency coupled with the dryness makes it hard for me to want more than one.

Photo of Slynger
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Troegenator (dig the name) pours a beautiful, deep, rosey-amber color with a fuzzy-creamy light tan lid.

I get mostly juicy dark fruits, plums and red grapes, with the barest hints of chocolate malts, light amount of toasted ones, and some herbal hops.

The flavor possesses more balance in that toasted bread flavors share the load with juicy dark fruits. Dark chocolate once again makes a very subtle contribution, while herbal hops leave a tea-like impression.

Nice medium-full body with a moderate amount of very soft and creamy carbonation that slides down impressively smooth.

Troegenator has some really nice attributes but remains somewhat uncomplex. I would definitely not mind having another one sometime if I could get my hands on it easily.

Photo of bierman2000
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A= Brown, ruby with nice lace to the end of the glass

S= Malty, bready, alcohol in the nose

T= strong for a dopplebock and rich in sweetness but very smooth

M= smooth rounded and flows nicely in the palate

D= dangerous esp with the higher then usual alcohol content

Photo of joezak5
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a Duvel sniffter; beautiful dark blackish red with just a trace of light sneaking through. The head is a glorious eggshell white so dense it looks like the matting on on a picture. Excellent retention with full lacing as its enjoyed.

Smell: Syrupy sweet caramel malt with cinnamon background; straightforward.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation, a little hoppy flavor on the the back.

Taste: The first flavor I got was coffee which was a surprise, sweet caramel malt after that, some nice warmth on the finish.

Drinkability: Another impressive offering from the good folks at Troegs. I got a single to try for $1.69 and am glad I did. I'd have have a hard time though passing over Ayinger Celebrator for an extra buck or so a bottle when it comes time for a repurchase.

Photo of number1bum
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Part of NEPA BC split #14.

Pours a slightly reddish dark brown with a finger and a hafl of tan head. Head recedes to a pretty full lace and leaves quite a bit of stick on the sides.

Smells of sweet caramel malt and not a whole lot else. Maybe a touch of chocolate, and some grain, but that's a stretch.

Taste is also big on the caramel malt, but also has a nice bready quality to it as well as a bit of chocolate and toasted malt and some earthy hop flavor. It's a bit on th sweet side for my taste, though.

Mouthfeel is a bit more than a medium body, is pretty creamy and smooth.

Solid brew all around but it's a bit too sweet for me. There are many other doppels I'd choose first.

Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,653 ratings.