Troegenator | Tröegs Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Monks had fasting figured out. No food? No problem. Just drink a Double Bock. Thick and chewy with intense notes of caramel, chocolate and dried stone fruit, ‘Nator (as we call him) serves as a tribute to this liquid bread style.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,582
Reviews:
1,161
Ratings:
3,335
pDev:
11.68%
 
 
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148
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Photo of bigbutter
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-Neanderthal
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thick, rich, with a smoky caramel taste. Very little head.

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Photo of shelby415
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moir1994CT
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew has alot of taste and flavors going on in a smooth manner. Troegs is known for brewing an interesting and smooth product and this is no exception even with a 8.2% ABV. Now be aware, this beer says on the bottle that it has hints of chocolate in it. Id disagree. Its much more than a hint. Its an overload of scent of chocolate. To my tastes and nostrels its almost like someone tossed some hersheys dark chocolate bars in a beer barrel. Now if you dont like that flavor and scent this is not for you. It took me by surprise thats for sure. However even with all the flavors going on at once. It still comes off as very smooth given its higher ABV. Would i return to it. no, not my thing, but is it bad. No it is not.

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Photo of heddar33
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of lpd3
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of spartacat300
4.88/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lamar
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Rich, filling and flavorful; this beer is in a class of its own. Delicious!

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StevoQ452
4.64/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jmtbuckeye
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of skalten
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trailboss76
4.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Roughly the color of dark-brewed iced tea. Short to medium tan head. Kind of a sweet almost tea-like aroma, really. Possibly some hints of chocolate and / or caramel. Initial taste very pleasant with, again, a certain slight sweetness. Not bitter... Ok, maybe some little bitter notes beneath the surface. I'd absolutely buy this again.

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Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
4.57/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Woooaaaah skippy! Another beer that tastes like an old ale/scotch ale, but this one is much sweeter, roastier/nuttier than other favs, i.e.-Erie Railbender ale, New Belgium Fat Tire, Winter Warmer. Well, those taste similar to me. I am not sure why they call this a double bock beer, very curious. When I think of a bock beer I think a sweet, malty, black beer. This one is sweet and malty though.

Eye: dark reddish brown with a tan head. Some nice lacing on the glass.
Nose: sweet and malty, bread.
Tongue: Sweet malts, roasty, nutty, sort of burbony boosey taste on the end with a bit of bitter hops on the end.
Mouth: More body than most beers of this color, almost heavy.
Overall: It is a wonderful ale that I could drink on and on. It is really well done and I like the sweetness of it.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kraut6363
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Xxambersky89
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JustCamIt
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ChefNick302
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arrowsmith_
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark brown Amber with a small off-white head. The aroma is sweet malt. The taste is malt and raisins.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No observable bottling date, but it does say Freshest by 5/14/18.
Look: Deep plum/brown in color with hints of red. About 2 fingers worth of head, with minimal retention. Very generous amounts of residual glass lacing. I am a fan of both the color and presentation of this beer.
Smell: Huge notes of plum, figs, and dates. Also some hints of apricot and peach in there. There is a sweetness to the smell, reminding me of caramel and butterscotch. Malts prevalent on the nose as well.
Taste: Maybe since I am new to the style, I am over impressed, but I am diggin' this. Huge flavors of dark fruit, compiled with a rich caramely sweetness. The front end is mostly sweet, and the finish is somewhat bitter. The aftertaste is really sweet, with a molasses-like lingering flavor. Malt flavor is prevalent throughout the taste as well.
Feel: Medium in body and weight, with moderate carbonation. Slick property to the beer, but not chewy. Smooth yet nice balance of bitterness.
Overall: I am impressed. I enjoy the richness this beer has to offer. It is sweet, slightly bitter, and very tasty. Can't detect the 8.2 abv at all. I am grateful to have tried, and want to try more in this style. Cheers!

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Photo of GregWright
4.88/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of nicholas2121
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Troegenator brewed by Tröegs Brewing Company, with an ABV 8.20% This Doppelbock pours out nice brownish color with a small white head. This brew has the look of iced tea, not saying that is a bad thing. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell of Troegenator is roasted grains and malts. There is also a nice amount of sweetness and mild hop bitterness to this brew. Between the look and smell this is one inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold and Rich with flavors. You first pick up on sweet Roasted grains and malts. Then mirror hop bitterness at the end. There is a lot going on in Troegenator. This brew has a super nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down, it is really hard to pick up on the 8.20% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. The mouth feel of Troegenator is Bold, Rich, Roasted, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Troegenator a 4.5 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Tröegs Brewing Company, did a super nice job with this brew.

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Troegenator from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 3,335 ratings