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:
#10,936
Reviews:
1,162
Ratings:
3,347
pDev:
11.68%
 
 
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Ratings: 3,347 |  Reviews: 1,162
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light reddish colour, good suitable hops, creamy easy drink. Well malted including chocolate malt, carmel. Damn good for the style. Well carbonated. Bit of yeast, toast. Light spiciness and orange mid-sip. Light bitter finish. Unique, I like this brewery.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

tis the season now for this monster. one of the better bocks in the game i think, and truly a genre defining beer for many and rightfully so. this is big sticky brown with a tanned head on it that doesnt budge. its enormously viscous with notes of molasses and dark dried fruit being the dominant aromas. chocolate malt may be in there up front in the flavor, its dry before its sweet. but when it gets sweet it gets real sweet, maple and brown sugar and sticky bread pudding all come from rich darker german malts. the finish is long and just a little hot. a pint or a bottle of this is an interesting proposition. one has you stoked and feeling amazing. enough to make you want another. then it gets you buzzed and too mellow to know your full and well on the way to drunkenness. a third is night night for many, time to get weird for others, but if you are having a fourth in one session, you will inevitably exhibit your inebriation in an unflattering way. just the way it is with this seasonal staple.

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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Knapp85
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was probably one of the first Doppelbock's I'd ever had. I didn;t know too much about them or what they were. What I quickly founf out though was how great this one tasted. I found this beer to be very nice from start to finish. The pour was a deep mohagany brown color with a nice looking tan head. The retention was pretty good through out. The smell is sweet with dark malts and some fruits in there along with a touch of hops. The flavors of the beer are pretty intense. The first thing you get is the sweetness of the malts and perhaps some brown sugar. The second thing I get are the roasted malts with some hops tingling my tongue. The aftetaste is try with some subtle sweet flavors still lurking in there. The mouthfeel is very drinkable I think. It makes this brew a little dangerous because of it's high ABV. However, it's a really nice brew one of the best from Tröegs without a doubt.

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Photo of GRG1313
2.87/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a deep clear copper with an orange/light brown thick head that quickly fades.

Nose is pure ripe banana with undertones of light coffee and carmel as it warms.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery, although Flavors are assertive but simple. Nicely balanced bitter and malt but simplicity of light coffee, light roasted grain and a short finish (although with a bit of bitter light espresso) make other doublebocks a better choice.

This is not a "bad" beer. It simply is nothing special and not all that food friendly or drinkable. However, bottle has a cool label, I'll give it that!

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very clear dark amber in color and poured with a finger high white head that quickly dissipated into a thin film of bubbles covering the surface. A light amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: The nose is rather malty and is filled with aromas of dark fruits such as plums and raisins.
T: Like the smell, the taste is also very malty with a mild amount of sweetness and also has flavors of grapes.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied, very rich and viscous on the palate with just a little bit of carbonation. There are some warming sensations from the alcohol.
D: The beer isn't that difficult to sip (the alcohol is well masked) but there's no way that I could have more than one of these in a single sitting given its high alcohol content.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of superspak
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled 2/9/2012. Pours slightly hazy reddish brown color, with a nice 2 finger dense khaki head with nice retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some spotty lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of caramel, molasses, biscuit, raisin, plum, banana, light chocolate, herbal hops, and a touch of alcohol. Some pretty nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of caramel, biscuit, molasses, chocolate, raisin, banana, toffee, nuttiness, herbal hops, and light spiciness. Lingering notes of raisin, caramel, molasses, biscuit, chocolate, and herbal hops on the finish for a good bit. Great flavor complexity and balance. Nice maltiness that is not cloying at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a very nice creamy, chewy, and slightly slick mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming after the finish noticed. Quite smooth to drink, but is still a sipper. Overall this is a damn nice doppelbock. Nice flavor complexity and balance; and very enjoyable.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of oline73
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in a standard pint glass at a hotel bar waiting for my brothers bachelor party to start.

Appearance: the beer pours a clear mahogany color with a half finger of light tan head that fades to a ring around the glass.

Smell: sweet and malty with some dark fruit and cherries. I'm getting some brown sugar and molasses notes.

Taste: lots of bready malt with some caramel malt, cherries, and dark fruit notes. Sweetness dominates, but there is enough bitterness to balance things out. Just a bit nutty. The finish is bready and slightly malty.

Mouthfeel: the body is on the syrupy side with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: a nice bock to warm you on a cold day. I'd have more.

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Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of PEBKAC, thanks!

Poured into a cylinder stange glass. A frothy head caps off a high clarity reddish amber body. Sticky webs of lace work their way around the edge.

Dried fruit with nuts and caramel in the aroma. Pretty damn nice! Not too sweet, just about right. A touch of alcohol is noticeable when the glass is swirled.

Taste is dominated by malty toffee and caramel flavors, subtle fruit in the first few sips. A slightly dry, warming finish. Fuller bodied, very smooth. Hard to slow down and sip when it's so drinkable. Reminds me a little of Autumnal Fire from Capital in WI.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to drfabulous for sharing this one.
A - Poured out a clear, amber color with a small, one-finger head of tan foam. Very good retention and some thin rings of lace.

S - It smelled of caramel, sweet malts and some floral notes.

T - Sweet and nicely done dopplebock. Caramel and sweet breads with a malty backbone. A slight boozy, alcohol flavor, too.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied beer with some alcohol heat.

D - This is a very tasty dopplebock. I'm glad I got to try this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy burnt sienna color with a thick and sturdy head that leaves some lacing

Smell: Bready, with roasted malt and dried dark fruits on the nose; plenty of caramel with an undertone of cherry

Taste: Sweet and malty, up front, with caramel and fig flavors predominant; the sweetness lingers throughout, though there is some hoppy bitterness in the mix as well

Mouthfeel: Creamy and full-bodied, with moderate, but prickly carbonation

Drinkability: Although it is not a match to its best German counterparts, this is nevertheless a very drinkable brew; in fact you can drink this more readily than a German as it is less of a sipping beer

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (Courtesy of Adrian910ss): Poured a clear dark brown color beer with a small brown foamy head with minimal retention. Aroma of sweet malt with some dry figs and plums is very enjoyable. Taste is very sweet with good caramel malt and some dry figs and plums. I thought this was closer to a BW then a doppelbock though; I could not detect any of the banana or cloves characteristics that I usually associate with the style. Body is about average with medium carbonation and alcohol is well hidden.

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Troegenator from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 3,347 ratings