Tröegs Cultivator | Tröegs Brewing Company

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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%
 
 
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27
Gots:
177
For Trade:
0
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

4/17/16

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.72/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.67/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 fl. oz. bottle into a pint glass. BOTTLED 020514.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful dark golden body with a robust eggshell white head. Elegant lacing.

Smell: Sweet, sweet pilsner malt. Rich caramel balanced by a slight Euro metallic hop aroma.

Taste: Rich, bready, sweet malt. Kiss of bitterness from the hops only offsets the sweetness ever so slightly. Delicious, full flavored pale malt bomb!

Mouthfeel: Rich full mouthfeel without being "heavy" - nice balance. Sweet and crisp without being too dry.

Overall: Excellent Helles Bock! Delicious, full flavored, bready, sweet, robust without a hint of alcohol despite the 6.9% alc./vol. A damn near perfect beer and absolutely perfect for these last bitter cold days of March.

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4.62/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic , grabbed it while picking up Nugget Nectar.

A malty, green grassy citrus forward Helles. Unique and wildly flavorful with a mouthfeel of smooth, full body. Crisp carbonation.

At 6.9% abv, has the character of a larger beer. Way to go Troegs, they do a great bock. The essence of Spring.

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4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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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4.51/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of SeanSchweizer
4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't quite understand why this is called a Bock or a Maibock. It tastes absolutely nothing like a German Maibock. The hoppiness reminds me of an IPA. It is nonetheless a very good, drinkable beer. However, I think it should be categorized as something else.

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