Tröegs Cultivator | Tröegs Brewing Company

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638 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Emerging from springtime’s fertile ground, Cultivator celebrates the start of hop-growing season as sprawling fields of hop rhizomes climb and tether to hop bines. This spring bock delivers hints of toasted grains, fresh baked bread and delicate floral hops. #1 of 4 in our Hop Cycle seasonal series.

Added by orangesol on 01-31-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
638
Reviews:
132
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
8.72%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
178
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 638 |  Reviews: 132
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a hazy golden burnt orange color with no head nor lacing. I figured it was a bar pour so I’m not too worried. The smell had a big malty sweet corn, bready / biscuity goodness to it. The taste was mainly sweet and bready. Light bready to slight corn aftertaste that ran into a light sweet wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was fairly smooth and good. Overall, I say this was a pretty good Maibock / Heller, if anything, definitely one to put with food.

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Photo of bret717
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhillyNole
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of h4ger
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaxon53
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BenderRodriguez
4.68/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mikr
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ikarus1974
4.51/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I've had this before from a bottle and enjoyed it, but wasn't overly impressed. However, I recently had it on draft and was blown away by the subtle complexity of taste and full mouthfeel. 20oz wasn't enough!

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Photo of SoCal_Matt
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnec
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeMans
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Rodosman
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of curtisjoseph
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Seanecy
2.53/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of travelguy
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcolw
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours light amber and clear. Good starting head but it settles quickly leaving an initial thin ring of lace and only a couple of spots thereafter.

Strong pale malt aroma. It smells rich and thick with lots of lightly toasted barley malt. No notable hop as would be expected.

Creamy mouthfeel and taste initially. The beer sits neutrally but the swallow brings out a slightly soured milk flavor along with enough hop to provide some bitterness. In all, a very complex finish. There's more carbonation than I was expecting. Long, but subtle, aftertaste.

This is a wonderfully made, subtle beer. Don't expect fireworks, instead think of it as soft symphony with plenty of nuance and no loud dissonances.

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Photo of tregan_20
3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EN27
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trainingwithkev
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of salthemonster
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mongrel
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really dig this one. Like a Vienna lager turned up a notch, with a rough, husky mouthfeel that suggests some rye or wheat in the grist. Honey sweetness is balanced by perfect floral, peppery bitterness. There's also some faintly perceptible booze and I'm strangely reminded of malt liquor. I don't mind though, I could drink this all day.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into willybecher glass best by date of 5/29/16

A: nice gold color with a cream about quarter inch head good clarity head is starting to dissipate and it is lacing the glass nicely

S: light floral hoppiness with a little bit of pepper. Bready doughy with hints of caramel

T: nice robust maltiness with a good bit of sweetness and a touch of peppery hops. This beer is very bready, sweet, with a little burnt sugars taste the hops add a little bit of a berry bite to the end and a little perfumey.

M: very light lowish carbonation make the beer feel very smooth

O: This is a good beer. I like the big malts with the light hints of floral and peppery hops. This is an easy drinking beer that will not disappoint.

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Photo of vdub191
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furbato
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tröegs Cultivator from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 638 ratings.
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