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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock | Tröegs Brewing Company

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1,110 Reviews

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003

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Reviews: 1,110 | Ratings: 3,153
Reviews by leeenglewood:
Photo of leeenglewood
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A rather respectable dopple with malt being cables that keeps this bridge afloat. Smelled of chocolaty sweet malts no noticeable hops in the nose but that goes along with the style. Beer was having a problem being poured and would foam over almost every time that is was poured so had just a slight carbonation with it finally settled so the initial pour had a huge head but when I was finally served it just had a little head on it. Taste is of sweet chocolaty malt no real alcohol flare and mouthful is thick and nourishing. Tastes to good to be this strong.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ErikaBockDopples
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A truly good light, sweet dopplebock. Sugary, refreshing & light for a dopplebock. Yum!!

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Photo of thecommonman
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Perfect for frozen weather. Strong maltiness, melanoidins, with some toastiness. Very rich, almost a subtle milk choco. Almost ruby in color. Could use a bit more lager crispness.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to @JNForsyth for this PA gem
Pours a rich avocado honey color.
Smell is a mix of nuttiness and bready malt.
Taste is a bit sweeter than I expect for this style but quite tempting. Again a bit bready or biscuity, nuttiness takes a back seat.
Finish is consistent with the whole journey.
Finish is slightly sticky which keeps that sweetness clicking litley in the back of my mouth.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 4/3/2015:
Pour is a burnt amber towards burgundy, very clear, and with a nice head of small bubbled (honeycomb I read recently). Head fades slowly to a thin covering of the surface.

Nose is a bit of molasses, but one that is very light or has been watered down (which fine, it actually smells lighter). Also get a little raisin, and a breaded honey-nuttiness almost like baklava. I also get a bit of toffee-so did I hit all kinds of sweetness? Yes, but it's because the sweetness pairs with the other notes in different ways, somehow. Very interesting and nothing I've noted before.

Taste is not much of a surprise from the nose, though an amber ale-like bitterness cuts into the sweetness nicely. Little more dark bread with fruit-raisin and date, with some light spice of maybe cinnamon. Body is medium easily, and does fill the palate with flavor, but might be a tad light for the style still. Carbonation plays a role with about medium intensity that also throws a bite into the sweeter notes.

Sure I had this before now, but I don't think I appreciated it then. Much appreciation for this pour, though.

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Photo of oberon
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a deep copper/amber color with a light but sticky head,the a aroma is bready and malty not much sweetness in the nose.The tasteTaste is very bready and not really sweet for the style some lingering caramel notes but not much,the ending is rather dry and hoppy for a doppell.Not bad but not sweet enough for me.

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Photo of Marty
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had two of these at Bridgewater's Pub in 30th Street Station during my 3-hour delay. (SEPTA employees were striking and the electric lines were down).

I found this beer to be very refreshing, despite what I thought was a stale keg at the pub. There was not much in the carbonation department, but I'm not sure if the blame falls on the beer or Bridgewater's. At any rate, this beer poured a thin amber color with almost zero head or aroma to speak of.

This is an easy drinking beer, though, and it tastes alright. Pretty malty, with a mild hop finish. I would like to try it again out of a bottle to see how it compares, and this beer has also made me want to try out some more of Tröegs' offerings.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.13/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Dirty brown with some orange coloring and a constant flow of carbonation from the bottom up. The head came up nicely and the pits stayed until I drank them away after letting the beer warm for 20 minutes.

Smell – The traditional bock aroma is complimented by some hearty roasted malts. I can also pick up some classic stout notes like coffee, espresso, and chocolate.

Taste – The is an interesting brew. There are some definite stout flavors in here, like the notes mentioned in the Smell category. I can also pick up some significant hops and alcohol.

Mouthfeel – Medium-bodied with a bit of alcoholic sting and some bitter notes from the burnt malts.

Drinkability – This was good, but it sure as hell is no German Doppelbock.

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Photo of aszatk01
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear redden light brown body with a creamy tan head.

Aroma: Nutty, chocolate, dark fruits, vinous booze, herbs.

Taste: Hot chocolate with figs and plenty of dark roasted malts, herbs, buttered toast.

Mouthfeel: kinda boozy, full bodied, beefy or bready, warm.

Drinkability: Ok, this is pretty good stuff but there are better and more available DBs for me.

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Photo of tectactoe
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Altair
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of MadScientist
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A medium copper with great clarity. The light tan head dissipates to a thin collar having a rocky texture.

S: A rich, moderately-strong malt aroma with moderately-low melanoidins. There is a slight caramel note and a moderately-soft alcohol aroma. Light cocoa and dark fruit aromas of figs and plums become evident as it warms.

T: A rich malt flavor with moderately-strong melanoidins, light caramel and chocolate. Moderate hops bitterness that is a bit strong for style but very enjoyable. There is an underling malt sweetness throughout with a balance that is slightly sweet. The finish is somewhat sweet with an aftertaste of hops bitterness and slightly grainy malt.

M: A medium-full body with moderate carbonation and a slight warmth in the back of the throat. Sliky smooth with a light creaminess and a very faint astringency.

O: A great beer to enjoy while warming up by a fire. Malt forward yet balanced and oh so drinkable. The hops bitterness is too strong for the style.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of sherm570
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TimBeaulieu
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of bonns42
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: poured from 12 oz bottle into a Troegs pint glass. Perfectly clear reddish brown with a creamy head that dissipated almost immediately.

Aroma: mild scents of toffee or caramel. Caramelized brown sugar aromas were also present. Not a very strong smell.

Taste: Sugary sweet, but not as much as many other doppelbocks I've had. Dark biscuit and caramelized sugar tastes are prominent with a hint of dark chocolate hiding in the background. Not as heavy on the chocolate as some other varieties. Some alcohol lingers on the palate, but it lends a nice spicy characteristic rather than washing out other flavors.

Feel: Coats the tongue and lingers for a few seconds, but not a super-heavy syrup characteristic that is present in other doppelbocks.

Overall: Does't feel as heavy as other varieties, which is a nice change. Easier to drink than other doppelbocks. While it's certainly lighter than most I've had, it is a much more enjoyable beer because the flavors are not sickeningly sweet or overpowered by alcohol. Quality offering from central Pennsylvania.

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Photo of JacobMutberg
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of bgod66
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue X:

Clear, dark and tawny ... inviting if you are into strong dark lagers. Patchy lacing on the glass, a treat to watch it cling after each sip. Very clean malt aroma of lightly toasted Portuguese sweet bread with a ghost of browned apple within. Creaminess is dominant in the mouthfeel with a pinch of crispness, full bodied. The taste buds have a massive, dry malt wall of deep toasted grain to climb with each sip. Hops are on the side with some bitterness to move everything along. Suggestions of peppercorn and dried figs in the backdrop. Maltiness still sticks with the drying finish for the most part, even after the first initial wave of sweetness, which is great to experience compared to some of the other overly sweet bocks brewed in the US.

Believe the hype. This beer has garnered a cult status over the years, and it's a delicious beer that easily ranks within our top Doppelbocks worldwide.

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Photo of steelerguy
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Extremely bright, although it has a nice ruby/brown color, you can see right through it. Little carbonation, nice white, one finger head, that quickly dissipated to a thin covering.

S - Could smell the wonderful fruit flavors as I was pouring...dark cherries, plum, and figs. The caramel malts really shine.

T - Very good, the fruit in the nose also comes through in taste. The fruit is balanced with some nice toasted malts and a light hop flavor and bitterness.

M - Creamy and will coat your mouth nicely. A little alcohol warmth, but less than I would expect from an 8.2% abv beer.

D - Very drinkable for a doppelbock. Many times they have a characteristic that sticks out and get tiring, not Troegs wonderful brew.

Overall, this is a really good example of a German Doppelbock from an American brewery. It is not quite Celebrator, but very good an a worthy competitor.

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Photo of Bitzer
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

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

A smooth, solid representation of the style. Damn tasty!

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