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:
131
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
8.97%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
177
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 638 |  Reviews: 131
Photo of drawbackwards
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Troegs Cultivator Helles Bock

L: Deep gold with good clarity. A white head disapeared a little too quickly. Small beads of carbonation give a mesmerizing effect. 4.25
S: Bready and sweet. Bread crust. Shortbread cookie. A little bit of floral noble hop. 4
T: Malt balanced and sweet yet balanced by a spicy hop bitterness and flavor. Very clean. Really like this little bit of noble hoppiness in the finish. 4.25
F: Medium-full body but not cloying. 4.25
O: It's definitely on the malty side of perfectly balanced but that little bit of spicy/floral noble hop steals the show for me. Also, the 6.9% ABV is very well hidden. The beauty is in its simplicity. 4.25

Freshest by 06-04-2016

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Photo of Resuin
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hopsputin
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a: clear, golden caramel color with some slight amber notes as well. 1 finger solid white head

s: lemongrass, caramel malts, strawberry, earthy noble hops, grains

t: bready/crackery caramel malts right away. following that tastes of what i imagine freshly harvested grains look like, lemongrass, and a slight earthy/herbal bitterness. taste ends with some more of the malt sweetness and fresh bread with slightly dry crackers. clean tasting beer

m: mouthfeel is on the fuller side of medium. finishes very clean & crisp

o: clean, crisp and simple - just what you'd want out of the style. nice beer to drink and enjoy. mouthfeel is just a tad heavier than i was expecting, but it doesn't take away from the drinking experience at all. definitely recommend this

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

Photo of Ryan4120
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Myotus
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured at 46°F from a 12oz can (canned on 03Feb16) into a Tröegs Lager glass. Consumed on 25Apr16.
LOOK: Pours with a fingers worth of off-white foam that dissipates into a quarter fingers worth within a minute and a half. Gold in color with a slight cloudiness. Rising bubbles are medium in size and moderate in quantity. Lacing is thick and moderate in quantity.
SMELL: Strong aromas of biscuits entangle with mild aromas of toast and floral hops along with subtle caramel and peach aromas. Hints of alcohol are also detected, but they play nicely with the other aromas.
TASTE: Strong biscuit and mild caramel flavors first caress the palate giving way to an instant balance between breadiness and sweetness. Mild flavors of toast immediately follow and further expand the maltiness of this beer. Hop balance is achieved as mild floral hop flavors further unveil this taste theatrical. Subtle peach and bitter hop flavors along hints of alcohol enter lastly as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Full-bodied and moderately carbonated. Goes down somewhat smooth. Finishes crisp. The tiniest of alcoholic warmths can be felt as it goes down the throat.
NOTE: This is one of the best Maibocks that I have personally tasted. Tröegs did a phenomenal job at maintaining the balance between the complex malt profile, hop profile, and the traces of alcohol. I wish these guys distributed to Texas. I know a lot of people who would love this beer.

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Photo of DrDominator
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Triangle Tavern in Philadelphia. Was going to get a Nugget Nectar but the barkeep talked me into trying Cultivator. I'm usually not a fan of light beers, but this hits all the right notes. Clean but flavorful, with the base of a lager and the hoppy aroma of a pale ale.

Juicy and a little fruity, with a finish of ripe peach and a nice maltiness.

Almost 7% ABV, but it drinks like a 4-5% lager. The only downside is that the nose is really mild and the body is a little thin.

Spring is in full swing here in Philly and this beer is just perfect for the beautiful weather outside.

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Photo of Bjm94
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of BradShook
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Terrific beer that I wish Troegs would make year round and not just spring.

Underrated.

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

Photo of metter98
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear dark yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with just a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted grains and caramel malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of toasted grains along with notes of brown bread.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a touch of warming.
O: This is a nice beer to drink outside on a spring day—it has a slightly heavier mouthfeel and a touch of warming that make it true to the style.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of ehrlacher
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dental
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle dated best by 6/4/2016 into snifter.

A: Crystal clear golden yellow with one finger white head. Short retention and leaves light lacing.

S: Pale malts with floral and lightly earthy hops. Toasted grains and fresh baked bread.

T: Lightly toasted bready malts. Floral and grassy hops with a spicy note.

M: Medium body with average carbonation.

O: Excellent beer. Not a normal style for me, but this is clearly well executed.

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