Tröegs Jovial | Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs JovialTröegs Jovial
BA SCORE
3.81/5
289 Ratings
Tröegs JovialTröegs Jovial
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brimming with optimism, Jovial reveals its enduring charm and infinite merriment with each passing sip. This enticing Belgian-style Dubbel ale features hints of raisin, fig, date and prune. As the flavor develops, traces of toffee, chocolate, and subtle spices emerge.

Added by orangesol on 09-02-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,438
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
289
pDev:
10.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
107
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 289 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsalz21
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EvoRich
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of _nickg_
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lembeh
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Troegs nails the European styles and this is no different. Figs, Dates, hints if chocolate and schwarzbier like characteristics permeate the nose and palatte. Really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall tulip, the appearance takes a deep dark muddy brown color with a lasting eggshell white foamy finger’s worth of head. Rimmed with rings of lace, the head dissipates gently. The aroma takes on some dates, plums, raisins, figs, brown sugar, Belgian yeastiness, sweet breadiness, red delicious apples, light Belgian spices slight chocolate and then a warm boozy spread sticking all around those previously mentioned aromas. The flavor take all of those previously mentioned aromas and surrounds with a nice sticky bready to spicy and sweet aftertaste running into a quick finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice crisp smooth sweet yet spicy sort of sliding feel. Overall, very nicely done Abbey Dubbel. Thanks mom and dad!

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Photo of Shade1951
3.09/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This ale doesn't remind me much of a Belgian. It smells and tastes more like a Porter. I get very little of the fruit on the nose mentioned by other reviewers. It looks fine, sports a big head for a short period of time.

Maybe I am disappointed because the bottle came with a cork instead of a cap. The cork kind of promised something special and unusual. Jovial is neither.

Is it bad? No. It's pleasant enough to drink. There are no off-flavors. It's just kind of meh. I've had much better from Troegs.

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Photo of MKrauss
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of johnhansen
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nice replica of the best Dubbel's from Belgium .

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Photo of Brew_ski
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spacecake9
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours brown with a thick off white head.
S - Aroma is not very strong. Mostly prunes.
T - Very bready, some spices, some prune.
M - Above average carbonation, medium mouth feel.
O - Not a bad beer, guess I just hoped for more.

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Photo of h4ger
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GregStoner
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

L: Hazy, dark amber with a thin foamy beige head. Dies down somewhat after a minutes, but plentiful lacing is left behind.

S: Lots of maraschino cherry, fresh and dried plum; pumpernickel bread, clove, and faint banana.

T: Lots of dark bread, like pumpernickel bread; compliment by sweet cherry, plum, and raisin notes. Finishes lightly dry with clove, and slight banana. Tastes like banana bread.

F: Medium-bodied. Well-carbonated.

O: A very solid American Belgian style dubbel. Not as spicy or dry as some, but I don't mind that. Troegs seems to do a good job at making classic European styles. I definitely enjoyed this.

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark, dried, spice and powerful- not exactly a set of words that show up on the forefront of the mind when you have jovial thoughts. But that's the juxtaposition that Troegs lays on the senses with their dark Belgain-style dubbel ale that will certainly pick up the spirits.

Russet, reddish, ruddy brown with tawny gold edges, the hazy dubbel releases a loose, frothy sandy foam cap as the scent of toffee, coffee cake, roasted peanuts, hard candy and rum tingle the nose. Steely and caramelly, the taste is of over-cooked toffee with subtle suggestions of semidry red wine, toast and jam.

Spicy, warm and surprisingly bold, the fruit and spices rise to offset the sweetness and to command the middle palate. Apple, cherry, date, raisin, fig and prune swirl on the tastebuds and patiently await a stern balance of fresh cracked peppercorn, cinnamon, allspice and vinous red wine. Lightly tart and equally light in bitterness, the ale closes with a zesty, rummy, brandy-like bite.

Fuller than the typical dubbel, the sweet and malty textures outlast the creamy carbonation and the thinning of booze for a hint of British strong ale or mild barleywine. But its fruit and spice complexity is strong enough for the style's big brother, the stronger, darker 'quadrupel' type of Belgian beer. Lingering sweetness favors the fruit in a semi-long aftertaste of spiced rum and dark fruit.

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Photo of PX316
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NomadDawg
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of DBosco
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy brownish orange with little head. Smells somewhat like molasses with some Belgian fruity notes. Tastes like a diluted mixture with molasses, Coca Cola, raisin/dates, slight spice. Mouthfeel is crisp, a little watery with some carbonation bite. Overall, it is rather different from most other Dubbels but not in a way that makes it better. So in my opinion, it is OK but not something I would seek out to drink again.

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Photo of mikr
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattknueven
3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 289 ratings
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