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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,704 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,704
Reviews: 1,043
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 98
Gots: 350 | 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 beerthulhu
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark ruby red with a 2 finger firm dirty white head that was moderately lasting.

S: a rich big coffee flavor, dark breadiness, chocolate, and a light underlying fruitiness (dark cherries).

T: The flavor was nice and smooth with sweet roasted caramel upfront, sweet chocolate and dark fruit (dates, cherries). There was a warm breadiness, and a slight alcohol warming from the 8.2% abv.

M: A sweet and slick mouthful that was lightly carbonated.

D: Nice drinkability with very good flavor and enjoyment that wont disappoint.

Photo of wagenvolks
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a Snifter (bottled 09/24/08).

Quite the attractive doppelbock, Troegenator pours a rich maple mahogany that turns to a shade of ruby when held to the light. Despite an aggressive pour, the viscous body fails to build much of a head, although a light tan ring of tiny bubbles encircles the glass. The aroma is spot-on for the style, with notes of caramel nuttiness backed by spices and fruit, including cinnamon, ginger, orange peel, raisin, and banana.

Subtle flavors become more pronounced as Troegenator warms. At first, a thinned-down caramel malt presence is all that can be detected, but soon a spicy rum and raisin sweetness wash over the palate. Finishes with a nutty hint and a boozy warmth. The mouthfeel is accentuated by a carbonation level that complements the spices well, and the medium-thick body achieves a near-creamy consistency. Overall, a solid offering from a brewery that has yet to let me down. I'd easily pick this up again.

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 8/5/08. Bottle, bottled 5/13/08. Pours a dark mahogany with a thick light tan head. Aroma of toasted malt and sweet roasted malt, faint dark fruits. Flavor is pretty similar, dark fruits, toasted malts, bread, brown sugar, molasses, and some smoke. I can't even notice the 8%. Pretty good beer and another winner from Troegs.
7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

Photo of TMB0424
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.

Pours a ruby brown body with lots of carbonation. One finger slightly off-white head quickly reduces into a fine outer ring.

Smells very sweet. Sweet, caramel roasted malts. Lots of sugars. Very slight hint of spiciness in there somewhere. Nothing overly exciting here.

Tastes a lot better than it smells, in my opinion. Caramel, roasted malts. A very rich, smooth fruitiness surprised me. Pretty damn good. I let in linger in my mouth a little and I got a little bit of the chocolate malt as well. It finishes with a slight hop bitterness as well. Goes well with the sweet honey feel. Alcohol is only slightly detected.

The mouthfeel is outstanding. It's very smooth and creamy on the palate, very easy to go down. Pretty refreshing as well. The carbonation is high, but it fits well, and I think actually improves the brew. Medium bodied, leaning a little towards full bodied.

Comments: A very solid brew, very solid dopplebock. In my opinion the aroma is lacking compared to others of this style, but it's a very smooth and tasty beer.

Photo of wiseguy142
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber, lighter than usual for a Dopplebock, with a foamy fizzy head and lots of visible carbonation. Aroma is both floral and of charcoal, along with some cane sugar. Taste is a soda-like Dopplebock with a lot of fruityness and light raisin notes. Seems pretty thin for a dopplebock and overly "processed" for a beer. More like they mixed together Dopplebock syrup with water and carbonated it. Not altogether terrible, but this definitely doesn't remind me of the amazing brewing of German beers you'd find in Ayinger Celebrator or Spaten Optimator.

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

ive been eying this horny fucker for the past month or so. decided after my long day at work I needed something refreshing and not a session beer. so I cracked it.

pours a crystal clear amber. this beer just looks sweet. the pour is thickish. a one finger cream colored head rises and falls before i can get the beer to my bedroom. some very watery thin lacing stays behind but alas it leaves as quick as the head.

smell is rich and malty. slightly biscuty, malty, sweet.

taste matches up pretty well with the smell. nice sweetness that stays throughout the whole ride. im very happy that this doesn't have the soy sauce flavor that a lot of bocks/double/triple bocks usually have present.

mouth is very enjoyable. thick and full but still velvety smooth. i dont get any burn off the alcohol. which is always nice and dangerous.

another great treat from troegs. i am very glad to have tried it. i would gladly drink this again.

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

pooured nice and full into the glass. nice head and steady carbonation. rich malty aroma and taste. this is a good smooth drinking beer. some chewy nutty malt feel to it. i expected the alcohol to be strong but it was just fine and smooth.

suckem up and movem out.

giblet

Photo of joe1510
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber
$6.25
Wine Warehouse

I picked this one up on a recent trip through Virginia. Troegenator fills this pilsner glass with a garnet liquid that sports good clarity. A beige head grew to one-plus fingers on the pour and fell rather quickly to a skimming with a decent collar. A couple small chunks of lace stick to the glass here and there. Not a bad looking brew but the head could have stuck around a bit longer. A quick swirl brings the head back briefly.

The nose is rich and inviting. Moist banana bread kicks things off and before I know it a rich nuttiness joins the fray. There is a nice fruity presence in the background; dates, prunes and figs come to mind immediately. Underlying currents of sweet booze roll through deep in the back. As it warms some lightly toasted grains make themselves known.

The flavor follows the aroma stride for stride. Nutty banana bread leads the way and never lets up but there are flashes of dates, prunes, and figs. This beer has been growing on me since I first opened it and is now very enjoyable. There's a pleasant sugary sweetness that adds some depth to the overall flavor.

The body is leaning toward the full side with a mild carbonation that allows some stick and a velvety feel. A little heat gathers in each cheek.

This bomber is going down quite easily. As a matter of fact I wouldn't mind having another. I can feel the alcohol kicking in a little bit which would make this brew dangerous.

I like most of what Troegs does and this is no exception. I would have liked to pick up a few of these when back East but unfortunately didn't. This is definitely worth a try.

Photo of cvfish
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark brown color with a tan head that disappears quickly and leaves little lace around the glass

S - Malts and toffee, some figs and honey

T - Burst of malts with slight hops, honey and toffee and citrus

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation

D - Very good Double bock, another great Troeg, and a wonderful beer

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

Poured into a lager glass.

4.5 A: Dark amber brown color. Very clear. Thick wonderful light tan head. Superb lacing.

4.5 S: Fucking wonderful bouquet. Citrusy at first, then chocolaty, then something along the lines of figs. I can smell the chocolate and crystal malts as if they were never incorporated into beer. Herbal hop aroma.

4.0 T: Barleywine like in nature. Big malty character. Not enough hops to balance out. Citrus again, chocolate and caramel. Then there's that fig-like character again.

3.5 M: Medium body even though it's has barleywine aspects. Good carbonation. Very smooth.

4.0 D: This is the dopplebock for the guys out there that like barleywines. That said, it has much better drinkability than most barleywines.

Photo of williamherbert
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color is deep cherry red with a brownish tinge. Thin head disappears quickly. Shapes can be seen through it in the light, but its still murky. The color is okay; the consistency is weak.

The smell is sweet caramel malts and dark berries. Sweet and bitter cherry. Hints of raisin, hints of chocolate. Tar and tobacco. Actually pretty nice and complex in the nose.

Initial burst of a cherry winter ale, then a sweet but grainy barleywine-ish flavor. THIS must be what a doppelbock is! It's sweet cherry, slightly sour in the aftertaste. As it warms, there is chocolate.

The feel is basically chunky and chewy. Tart, bittersweet, cherry and barleywine/winter ale qualities. Decent, not great.

Photo of wedge
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish copper-brown with a tight beige head. Light nutty malt aroma...bread, cherries, grapes, slightly earthy fruitiness. Very smooth flavor. Sweet toasted malts, raisins, cherries...rich, sweet, and fruity. There's a slight lingering chocolate note, though it generally lacks the deep bready maltiness of some of my favorites. Medium bodied and creamy smooth. No sign of alcohol making it an easy one to drink.

A pleasant, "lighter" seeming doppelbock. Not really "liquid bread," but not bad at all.

Photo of Hojaminbag
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This is a beer I have drank many of but never sat down to review.

The body of this doppelbock is definitely on the light side. It is transparent, colored with dark shades of red and orange. Hints of brown also. Boasts almost two fingers of tan head that sits around in a nice band on top of the beer for quite awhile. Leaves some good, sticky, lacing on my glass.

I smell some chocolatey malt, but also lighter malt aromas that are reminiscent of pale malts that remind me of an Oktoberfest beer. Some earthy notes are noticeable also.

Definitely an interesting Doppelbock with lots of different flavors going on in it. Up front I taste the pale malts I noticed in the aroma that provide a light, biscuity flavor. The middle has fairly pronounced citrus flavors and just a touch of the earthiness. However, for the most part citrus flavors dominate any earthiness in this brew. The finish is where the chocolatey malts shine. Throughout the flavor the chocolate is noticeable, but not until the finish does it become more intense and also sweeter. A chocolately after taste stays with you.

This is a very light bodied beer, a little lighter than I would expect for the style. Fairly high carbonation also.

The Troegenator is fantastically drinkable. This is a beer you could down all night before realizing that it packs an 8.2 % ABV.

Photo of Vendetta
3.44/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Original Rating Date:
July 29, 2008

Not a lot of aroma coming from this beer. Dark mahogany color with a super thick, large brown head -- delicious. Excellent mouthfeel, super creamy, fabulous texture with almost no carbonation. Taste is a malty, toasted coffee with a prune undernote. Very good doppelbock, super enjoyable, but the rating is hurt by a lack of aroma on the pour.

Photo of meatyard
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Is a dark, clear amber/brown with a short, light tan head and not much lacing.
S-Is lots of malt and some dark dried fruit like raisins and figs.
T-Is a lightly toasted malt & sweetness and just a bit of warming alcohol presence.
M-Is medium to thin.
D-Is good. The alcohol is noticed and felt at the end of a 22 oz. bottle but not overtly so. I could go for another sometime.

Photo of avalon07
3.2/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsener glass. Had a rust color and a clear consistency. A fair amount of foamy head and OK lacing.

S: A very malty smell, above any other component.

T: Had a thick, malty start, but ended up being very thin in the finish. Not an especially dynamic flavor.

M: A fair amount of carbonation and a slick finish. Medium-bodied.

D: This is an inconsistent effort from Troegs. Some aspects of it were good, but others were not as well done.

Photo of RunDWP
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No date on the bottle I could find. Poured dark brown with a wispy head. No lacing on the tumbler to speak of. Initial flavor and aroma of sweet caramel. After it warmed slightly in a few minutes, a rich raisin flavor began dominating, with a slight tea bitterness at the finish. Maybe a note of brandy in there. Slight alcohol presence, which warmed me up as I drank. A good, rich mouthfeel. Enjoyable late night sipping brew.

Photo of bonkers
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.

Photo of eweneek83
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Photo of aerozeppl
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of Stinkypuss
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.

Photo of BamaBeerBuff
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of Hophead101
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Photo of Voonder
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
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!

Photo of paigertx
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,704 ratings.