Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock | Tröegs Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
3,224 Ratings
Tröegs Troegenator Double BockTröegs Troegenator Double Bock
BEER INFO

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,224
Reviews:
1,131
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
141
Gots:
742
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Yeldarb92
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of taters21
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark Ruby red color with a sand colored finger and a half head, quickly receding leaving some lacing.
Smells of rum, dark malt, maybe a hint of licorice.
Taste follows with a nice malt backbone and some rum spice, earthy hops lingering briefly.
Mouthfeel is moderate and creamy, quite smooth.
Overall an excellent doublebock beer.

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

Now, this is a good Double Bock. There is a nice ruby/brown color and a thin sandy-brown head. The main reason for anyone getting this beer, in my opinion, is the taste. The nose is that of rum mixed with spices and sugar. For me the taste follows the nose quite well. You may notice a strong malt element along with molasses and dates. Just wonderful for a cool night and a nice cigar. Complex? Well, almost in my opinion. Still, a good beer that is a must try.

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Photo of bat6
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(scores may be slightly inflated to reflect Troegs puts a doppelbock in a tallboy (so rad)).

poured from tallboy into a 10 oz. rocks glass:

L: virtually no head. swirl the glass... denied, no head.
a second, "vigorous" pour generated a nice 1" custard head that dissipated in a minute.
cola brown (doesn't look much thicker), kind of soda-syrupy-clingy to the glass

S. CARAMEL (so, lots of caramel). earthy chocolate too. there's some twangy hops clinging beneath the malt trying to sweat some leather into the mix

T: the overwhelming big malt blast is like a Nutella & caramel candy bar swirl. there's some iron and tobacco, and just enough hops to clean up the finish so you can get back to drinking it. But it's sweet and there's definitely booze

F: slick-ish. mostly-flat cola. works great for me but for some this might be cloying

O: Love this rich, caramel, Paulaner Salvator-style doppelbock. Not for everyone but it works awesome for me

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Photo of Phineasco
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brethein66
4.82/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Dark cola brown with ruby tinges. The head was big and foamy tan, but fizzed away fairly quickly, leaving a thin ring.

S: Caramel, raisin, cherry, fig, pumpernickel bread, gingerbread, toffee, clove, earth.

T: Huge caramel and toffee with a lot of cherry, plum, and raisin. Dark coarse brown bread like pumpernickel and rye, with a spicy clove and earthy finish. Some alcohol warmth, and finishes fairly caramel-sweet with just a touch of earthy bitterness.

F: Medium-full bodied, moderately carbonated, rich and bready and well-rounded.

O: The quintessential American doppelbock. A stellar representation of the style.

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

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.54/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Trentt2
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Notabread
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

By far my favorite beer of all time. Dark, smooth and relaxing. A comfy sort of beer that you can enjoy nice and slow over an hour or longer sithoit losing any flavor. The smell is probably my favorite part of the whole experience, very round and balanced scent that feels very specific to itself. Best double bock in my opinion.

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Photo of cdclark81
3.41/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Don't have much experience with double bocks, but here goes. The color is an interesting red, almost a barleywine color with a head that didn't stick around long. There's a bit of a hoppy smell and a little on the taste as well, but not overly bitter. Good taste, good carbonation. A beer I'd drink again but wouldn't go out of my way to get.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shanty76
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

**
12/31/2012

Bottle to Pint glass. sampling of 4 troegs beers on New Years Eve.

AROMA: Raisin Fig, Slight Cherry.
LOOK: Dark Red, Clear, reddish brown. Big off white head.
TASTE: Warm Cherry, Spicy Orange Apple Cinnamon. Plum. A touch of staleness. Warm Sweetness
FEEL: medium Body, healthy carbonation.
A very Interesting beer.

**

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

Exceedingly dark brown with a tan head that drops to a chunky thick film. Scattered lace.
Smell is roasted malt, caramel, a note of something I cannot define (some fruit? Dirt?), nuts.
Taste is exactly the same, not repeating myself. Balance is great.
A bit over medium with a decent linger. My first Troegs diesnt disappoint.

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Photo of LukeGude
3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle on the porch after enchiladas. Style isn't really my jam. Dubbel/brown ale, a bit alcoholy.

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Photo of AverageJoeReviewers
3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

L - Looks like Dr. Pepper.
S - Cherry Twizzlers with malt.
T- Bitterness at first. Cherry/apricot sweetness at the end.
F - Rough around the edges. Highly carbonated.
O - Wouldn't go out of our way to buy this one one. Bitterness is what kills this beer.

Average Joe Denied

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

Beautifully clear slightly lighter than cola.
The Troegenator...troge meister...Steve....
Almost perfect, but a little on the sweet side for me, and thats saying something.
Even at 8.2 abv, it doesn't puff alcohol, but just a few notches too sweet.
Awful artwork and will not have another.

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Photo of BeerSexLove
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bow and an applause for this exceptionally tasty and accessible beer.

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Photo of EmeraldMist
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Pours a clear dark ruby color with lighter orange highlights, a thin ring of beige head, good retention.
Aroma - Brown sugar, earth, spiced rum, savory.
Taste - Massive amounts of malt, layers and layers of bread crust. Sweetness is high with notes of molasses, medjool date and honey. The finish transitions into a much drier flavor with burnt toast and an earthy note. The aftertaste reminds me of leather, something I regularly find in cigars. It sounds odd but it's very good. As it warms a faint poof of alcohol.
Feel - Not quite full bodied, a little sticky but finishes on the dry side thanks to the carbonation and an earthy/slightly bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden with a subtle warmth as the beer comes to room temperature.

Overall - Lots of flavor and complexity here, great beer.

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Photo of Atg1095
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanLane
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Brew_ski
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 3,224 ratings.
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