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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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1,081 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,081
Hads: 2,992
Avg: 3.89
pDev: 19.79%
Wants: 128
Gots: 597 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

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 Jeffreysan
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, deep, dark, completely opaque, mahogany color, with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into an extremely thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Not very aromatic at all, but I do get some faint notes, and I mean really, faint, of toasted malt and brown sugar.

Taste: What the beer lacks in aroma, it more than makes up for in flavor. There are some very good, very strong flavors of bready, toasted malt up front, followed by some strong notes of dried stone fruit, such as raisins, prunes and figs. I also get some faint notes of brown sugar and toffee-like sweetness. The beer finishes with a touch of hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and slightly effervescent as there is just a touch of carbonation. With an ABV of 8.2%, there is a slight hint of alcohol warmth on the palate.

Overall: This is a very good American version of a German Doppelbock. Malty, sweet, lots of flavors of dried stone fruit and slightly bitter, this beer is very reminiscent of German doppelbocks. Recommended to Doppelbock fans.

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Photo of Pukstopper
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a pint glass and for $4 figured I couldn't go wrong
Nice head which fades but leave nice lacing. Malty but a aftertaste that just didn't sit well. Not sure I would have another.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a clear dark brown/red color with a light head that quickly faded, minimal lacing.
Smell: Spicy rye-like bready notes, with some nice caramel aromas.
Taste: Great dark fruit and sweet bready malt flavors, with a bit of anise flavor on the back end.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, very smooth though.
Overall: This is a very good Dopplebock, close to some of the better German Dopplebocks.

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Photo of thecommonman
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Perfect for frozen weather. Strong maltiness, melanoidins, with some toastiness. Very rich, almost a subtle milk choco. Almost ruby in color. Could use a bit more lager crispness.

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Photo of SpecialK088
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This thing is beautiful in the glass and has the malt backbone to easily hide the over 8%. I loved the rich dark fruits flavor with just a nice subtle burn from the alcohol.

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Photo of Andrew041180
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark mahogany with amber highlights. Aroma is very much what I like - primarily bread-crusty type malty notes. Flavor follows suit, with a lingering sweetness on the back end. Perhaps too much. The bready notes are all there though, which is a big plus. Not much feel to this one - I expected more. Touch of body on the front end, but with a watery finish. Expected more feel throughout. Good beer, no question, but not among the best I've had.

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Photo of Glanzman
4.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle served in a beer mug.

Pours a beautiful, deep garnet color with a slightly tan, 1 fingered head.

Smells of rich roasted malts and slight chocolate.

Taste the same with the slight bite of hops... just enough to let you know its there.

Would definitely buy more of these.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - dark red color with a tan white head.
Smell - sweet carmel malty smell
Taste - sweet Carmel malt taste but also with some type of dark fruit taste.
Feel - medium body and carbonation.
Overall - fantastic double bock.

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Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev +2.8%

The nose holds chocolate malt, dry cocoa, some light dark fruit, maltiness, anise and a bit of mint leaf.

The flavor favors the dark fruit and malt. Raisin and prunes hit the palate with a malty barley grain. I get some molasses and sorghum at mid palate before finishing with some anise and mint.

This is a good one, full of flavor and complexity.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle bottled on 09/09/14. Sampled December 1, 2014.

Dark mahogany brown pour with a modest tan head.

The aroma is sweet and malty with a weak barleywine sweetness.

The body is medium to full.

The taste is incredibly sweet and malty with a moderate bitter finish. It is quite tasty.

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Photo of UrbanCaveman
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass at room temperature.

A: Pours a clear russet brown, and forms a thin tan head that quickly disappears into a cap and ring. Virtually no lacing.

S: Caramel toffee malt, sweet and warm, wafts out of the glass. There's a faint musty tone underlying the malt, a bit like a horse blanket.

T: Toffee malt with a side of caramel, right out the gate, with some biscuity tones along for the ride. Sweetness is definitely a hallmark of this beer - it drinks a bit like a bread pudding. I get no fruity tones or tastes to this beer, so I am uncertain if those might come out with some age. It's a tour de sweet malt, though! The ABV stays well hidden, even through the finish, which lingers as a spot of molasses toast.

M: Creamy, sticky, and full, this is definitely a doppelbock.

O: Solid indeed, for a US crack at a doppelbock. It could stand a bit more fruit character to round out the flavor profile, but overall, not bad.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Third beer in a sample flight while having dinner at the brewery.

Have had this beer before and one of my dinner companions mentioned that it was my " go to beer at Troegs"

Deep brown in color
Taste of the malts, has a bit of a kick

very good and shall be repeated on my next visit

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Photo of Mantooth
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Sammy's in Belmont North Cackalacky. Pours a deep garnate with minimal head and some lazy lacing. The nose is tough to discern, but the beer was served too cold and I'm sure it will open up. The taste is fantastic, toasted bread and raisins, dark fruit and malt. Top notch. A damn good beer.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

BOD 8/13/14. Beautiful clear dark amber pour that has a heavy dose of dark ruby making it almost red. Normal head, lacing and slightly below normal retention. Light nose of caramel malt with bread undertones coupled with a light alcohol note. As it warms, dark fruit notes (fig, raisin, plum) are noted. Full bodied with a rich creamy texture. Normal carbonation with a nice effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is well balanced and complex. It begins with a bready malt that flows into the dark fruit notes. In the middle, caramel sweetness comes forward then yields to a mild hop bitterness. The finish is where the alcohol becomes a bit unhidden as the other flavors fade.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

tis the season now for this monster. one of the better bocks in the game i think, and truly a genre defining beer for many and rightfully so. this is big sticky brown with a tanned head on it that doesnt budge. its enormously viscous with notes of molasses and dark dried fruit being the dominant aromas. chocolate malt may be in there up front in the flavor, its dry before its sweet. but when it gets sweet it gets real sweet, maple and brown sugar and sticky bread pudding all come from rich darker german malts. the finish is long and just a little hot. a pint or a bottle of this is an interesting proposition. one has you stoked and feeling amazing. enough to make you want another. then it gets you buzzed and too mellow to know your full and well on the way to drunkenness. a third is night night for many, time to get weird for others, but if you are having a fourth in one session, you will inevitably exhibit your inebriation in an unflattering way. just the way it is with this seasonal staple.

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Photo of mncoinman
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Mild aroma. Pours a solid head but dissipates quickly. Nicely carbonation with a tangy bite for
a doppelbock. Carbonation held throughout the entire consumption. Good "bock" malts...
low hops. Rich flavor that is slightly sweet.

This is a VERY good American made doppelbock. Priced like a craft beer. The only problem is
that I don't live in the areas that it is normally distributed.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

A: Pours a clear dark reddish brown in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass and a moderate amount of dark amber and crimson red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall dense foamy tan head that reduces to a very large patch of medium thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted and dark malts with some lighter aromas of caramel sweetness with a hint of brown sugar. That is followed by moderate aromas of dark fruits (plum and raisin).

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of slightly sweet dark and toasted malts with some lighter notes of caramel and toffee. That is followed by moderate flavors of dark fruits (plum and raisin). Hints of grape/vinous notes in the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: This is a pretty enjoyable brew but definitely more of a slow sipper, and one that I could only have a single glass during an evening (it is pretty big even though the alcohol is pretty well hidden).

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Photo of Roser
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

A- light tan bubbly head (like a mocha latte). Dissipated quickly and minimal lacing. Fairly dark, mahogany, amber, copper.

S- clean, malty, sweet, fruit (raisins), spices. Sherry-like. Very pleasant.

T- reminded me of a scotch ale. Sweet, malty, caramel.

M- light to medium body. Creamy. Well balanced.

O- a very nice beer. A good effort by a great brewery at a Dopplebock. Most impressed by the evenly balanced mouthfeel given the various aromas and tastes happening in this brew. Would have again and definitely recommend.


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Photo of Roguer
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a decent beige head that quickly fades to a thin remnant. Brew is a brilliant copper-caramel color, dark but very clear.

Tons of toffee and caramel in the aroma, plus dark fruits: figs and grapes.

Flavor follows the nose: sweet raisins and grapes, chewy bready malts, tons of caramel and brown sugar. A bit of rum raisin meets fruitcake.

Long, long sticky finish from a light but creamy body. Extremely easy drinking, with no hint of the high ABV, and little sting.

Very tasty dopplebock.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma of malt
Head small (2 cm), light brown, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 1 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing none
Body dark red-amber, clear
Flavor begins heavily sweet and lightly roasted malty, ends sweet, perhaps a hint of yeast esters; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation

This is a very nice doppelbock, not cloyingly sweet and hiding the alcohol and hops well.
The fizzy head and no lacing detract from the appearance.

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Photo of mthomp081
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - one inch creamy, off-white head, very deep red coloring, mahogany, beautiful

S - alcohol, toffee, molasses, caramel, lots of malt, faint apples

T - roasted/toasted grains, malt, lots of caramel, can taste the alcohol but in a good way, sweet but has nice balancing with the ever faint hops in the background

M - creamy, dry, full bodied

O - This is a fantastic beer. From the appearance to the aroma to the taste - delicious, Beautiful coloring, the taste and smell of the malt and the caramel is great. I would recommend this beer to anyone regardless of their taste preferences.

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Photo of EvoRich
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: A dark amber color, very transparent, not hazy. Little head on this one. But I am a failure at pouring beers. If it poured with a little more head, I'd have rated it a bit higher. Otherwise, I like the dark amber color.

Smell: Spices, cinnamon, syrupy, Very sweet aromas

Taste: Almost has a scotch like taste to it, but very sweet. I'm not a big scotch drinker so I could be way off here. It reminds me of some scotch ales I've had. Otherwise it's sweet, and still something about this beer is making me think of syrup.

Feel: Medium bodied, with some slightly creaminess to it.

Overall: Not really "my" type of beer, this. But it's good nonetheless. Definitely something I could drink again, and enjoy.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Cherry amber, cloudy like fresh pressed cider, no sustained head only beige foam.

S: Toasted malts, crème brulee, caramel, sweet, burnt toast, light fruitiness.

T: Sweet, toasted malts, crème brulee.

M: Thick, sweet and syrupy, medium low foamy carbonation.

O: Very well done doublebock! Great on all sides and balanced. Drank June 10, 2014 in Clearfield, PA.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the can into a stein.

The pour produces a frothy, light-khaki head that stands about four fingers tall. As the head dissipates, it leaves lots of thick, frothy lace about the glass almost to the lip. The body is brown with amber hues and good clarity against light.

Burnt caramel, bread and sweet malts are heavy on the nose. Hints of fruit, maybe a crisp apple.

Sweet malt and bread continue their little festival on the palate. Caramel still comes through. I get a bit of floral hop bitterness towards the finish, but mostly this is thick, creamy and malty. It's a very smooth, clean mouthfeel though.

I enjoy this beer and find it surprisingly easy to drink.

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Photo of Mintz82
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very nice deep red brown hue. A ring of lacing around the top that quickly falls back into beer. Whatever head was there did not last long.

S- Very pleasing and sweet but not over the top. Toasted sweet malts and figs.

T- Similar to smell, sweet malts with a big of fig but not over the top. Has a moderately long lingering sweet taste that is just about right.

M- This is the most intriguing part of this beer for me. It is a thicker beer, a little chewy. A little bit of carbonation makes it sit very well on the tongue with a little crispness.

This is the first dopplebock I've tried so I'll rate it more generally as a beer and not as a dopplebock. It is a very good beer, it's got me interested in the style now.

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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,081 ratings.