Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock | Tröegs Brewing Company

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1,120 Reviews
Tröegs Troegenator Double BockTröegs Troegenator Double Bock

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.55/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Two finger fizzy head, more bubbly than creamy.Color is a reddish orange hue. Smells like cherries,alcohol, English toffee. Tastes like fresh bread,dried peaches, cherry,slight chocolate notes. Finishes dry like a lager, not oily or slick. This brew is outstanding in my opinion.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark, reddish caramel appearance with slight off-white head that dissipates in true bock form. Dark roasted malt aroma with caramel. Tastes like dark roasted malts, toffee, chocolate, with a touch of bitterness. Light-medium bodied slick finish. Taste complexity improves as beer warms.

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Photo of Panamericano86
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Randomly pickeed this brew up in the uptown market conveniently located at my sisters hi-rise apartment. Weather it was the 8.2%? Or the fact that ive been watching game of thrones all this weekend? All i know is this brew caught my eye more so than the others. Definitely best drunk out the bottle in my opinion as a rich thick flavor that would resemble a dark hersheys yet caramely chocolate milkyway,Which is blasphemy in its self, can be tasted directly on the tounge mmmm (pause) continued, beer #2: followed by a sweet frutiness you'd expect from this style of beer, berry smelling. With a feel of exuberance, social , strong yes, but the toffee flavor so good you just want more, every sip is appreciated with a nice slow swallow. Never thought id like a brew that had chocolatey caramel notes, i always went with cider, or peachy beer, but this brew by far surpasses them all, Excellent brewing

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

Has a dark brown look with a small head and intense taste ,very intense flavors that have you asking for more.
Intense flavor and smell of molasses, chocolate and carmel.
Slighty strong in the ABV range at 8.2 but all around my favorite beer. Troegs best offering,in my book. A great value at $36 a case. World class outstanding beer! I serve it almost frozen so it slushes in a frosted glass.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look is a nice dark red with a tan head. Bready, malted and beery smell. Maybe a bit grassy. Head almost gone before first taste. Taste is very pleasant with a slightly sweet bready flavor, maybe some fruits, with a slight bitterness and alcohol on the end. Alcohol sticks with you a bit on the flavor along with the slightest tinge of offsetting bitterness. Slightly less carbonated and dry. Decent for the style.

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Photo of FBarber
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500th review!

Pours clear and crisp, dark auburn in color. Tannish off-white head dissipates steadily leaving a ring of tan foam along the outside of the beer.

Smell is bready with some dark stone fruits, overly ripe apples and grapes, and slightly sweet.

Taste follows the nose with a solid bready malt backbone that is immediately apparent. Stone fruits, ripe apples, and red grapes. There is a sweetness from the fruits but its not overly sweet. Slight hoppy bitterness on the finish that just provides some balance to the beer. The flavor profile on this beer is incredibly well done.

Feel is smooth, light, drinkable. Medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

Overall this might be the best American made dopplebock. Incredible flavor, and an outstanding beer overall.

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle.

Stunning ruby brown color and clear with a small, light tan head that shows good retention. Sticky patches of lacing as it goes down. Heavy malt aroma and flavor comprised of molasses, raisin, caramel, and alcohol. Light earthy hops chime in behind the malt to round things out. Heavy sweetness in the finish creates a long aftertaste. Full bodied and clean, but drifts a little too much towards the syrupy texture side of things for my liking. A solid dopplebock that is great for winter nights.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz. Can.

A deep brown/red hued and amber color. A short, bubbly, fine and thin tannish colored foam cap. A fine layer sticks around.

Mega sweet malty aroma, toffee, milk chocolate and raspberries, fine leather shoes, bourbon casks i.e old antique furniture, basically, thick, heady dark malts. Earthy, wet-leaves and dry soil for the hops.

A sweet and sour malt bomb. Thick and maple syrup sweet, maple syrup because of the subtle woody, grainy backdrop. Not at all malty thick or heavy lime a stout, no roasty-chocolate, more, sweet syrup, amber malt flavor. Complex and deep with more subtle, woody, earthy and sour hops. The deep lager bock yeast adds the big, funky sour, tangy flavor's, which all come together in the classic German Bock style.

The feel is of a full, lush body mouthfeel, clean, not "crisp" but very clean. A long, woody, cloying malt ends it.

Overall, A massive Bock, a fine American version of this classic German masterpiece.

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Photo of Holderness
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L -- Pours a crystal clear, reddish brown with a two finger light tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Moderate lacing
S -- Roasted malts, oats, molasses. Hint of chocolate.
T -- Baker's chocolate, brown bread, barley malts, and a slight doughy sweetness
F -- Starts strong but finishes watery
O -- True to the description on the bottle, feels like drinking a loaf of dense farmers' bread in a bottle.

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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 spacecake9
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear reddish brown color with a thick tan head.
S - Aroma is not very strong, but I get some caramel or molasses.
T - Malty and sweet. I did not get the dark fruits that so many others reported.
M - Medium carbonation and mouth feel.
O - Very good beer, wish I had purchased more.

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

best beer i ever had was a double bock from Stoudts 30 years ago. They've gone completely stale. Never moved on in 30 years, sad, ignored in my distributorship. Troegenator picks up the mantle, but I've gone much hoppier over the years. Great for the style.

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Photo of beergoot
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Crystal clear, mahogany hued body; thin yet persistent head; small patches of foam adhere to the side of the glass. Aroma of black cherries; sweet; roasted malts lingering in the background. Dark, dried fruit flavors; raisins and figs; suggestion of brown or charred sugar; fairly bitter with an alcohol edge. Heavy body; warm; heavy sweetness on the palate.

A potent little doppelbock that in one way seems almost too sweet yet still manages to just miss being cloyingly sweet and nails the style. The flavors are bold and varied. Subsequent sips sometimes brought additional flavors such as baked apples with cinnamon. Rich and varied throughout, this is an interesting and satisfying beer.

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Photo of sokol_1993
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Dark black, with a good head but dissipate quite quickly.
Smell: Full of sweet molasses and malt.
Taste: Very sweet, a lot of molasses taste. Very malty. Some alcoholic taste but not that much. Some fruitiness, but not that much.
Feel: Full body. The malt sweetness lingered in the tongue for long. Also, very raisin-y aftertaste. Just simply beautiful.
An excellent brew. I'll gladly have it again.

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Photo of chinchill
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle with a BB date of 2/2017.
Pours with a beautiful, clear copper v=colored body topped by a durable beige head. Sheets of lacing upon tipping the glass.
I often find beers of this style to be too sweet or too hot (boozy) -- this excellent version has neither of these flaws. The mouthfeel is essentially perfect to boot.

Overall: excellent, world-class version of the style

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Photo of Oopssorryy
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Light Tan head, thick and creamy that slowly settled down to a nice thin cap. Body is a beautiful golden amber, with a bit of carbonation rising up to the top long after the pour. Excellent lacing, spider webbing it's way down the glass.. Sweet scent, floral, and fruit coming through. My god these flavors. Dark fruits dominate the beginning of the beer with a tightly controlled sweetness, balanced well with a earthy bitterness. There is some spicy qualities in the middle of the beer that helps cut the slight alcohol flavor you get in the middle. The beer finishes strong, lots of malt and a fantastic bready flavor. The beer is full bodied, and has a nice thick mouth feel. Medium carbonation, could be lighter, but overall a fantastic beer. One of my absolute favorites yet.

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Photo of theBubba
4.84/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

In a word...Wonderful. Pours with a nice head and lace that lingers til the end. Color? Burnt amber...dark copper, whatever. Doesn't matter, it looks good in your glass . Smell is that of malt, a little prune and a touch of fine Sherry. The taste mirrors the smell with perhaps a touch of toffee. Not a session beer. One would be enough for most of us. I like a second because the first is THAT good. Then maybe an American adjunct piss beer to cleanse the palate. ;-)

Only complaint? They changed the label to a cheap looking version of the original printed on el cheapo paper. This beer deserves better.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.71/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Troegenator has a thick, beige head, a hazy, caramel color, bubbles, and heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of strong, slightly fruity, brown bread malts, and the taste is of intense, strong bread crust, heavy malt flavor, some syrup, plum, figs, and dates. Fairly strong hop bitterness shows up, too. Mouthfeel is syrupy and rather heavy, and Troegenator falls between wet and dry.


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Photo of cwalter
4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark amber in color. Aroma is rich, roasted caramel malts with hints of biscuit and toffee. Medium mouthfeel. The taste is the same as the aroma with a crisp finish.

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Photo of Shade1951
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flavorful! Poured from bottle into glass with very small amount of head and not much lacing. Nice deep dark amber color. Smell seemed subdued. Some malts. After drinking mostly in-your-face ales, it's a bit hard for me to appreciate subtlety.

Taste is much more pronounced than the smell, which is a good thing. I get some notes of dry sherry, maybe a bit of prune. Has a somewhat creamy feel to it. High ABV really isn't apparent.

I'm not a big fan of lagers in any of their iterations, but this is a good one.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a copper body with amber hue and lace patches down the glass. Aroma has some semblance of dark fruits thanks to raisins, prunes, along with caramel/toffee sweetness and a graininess to it as well. Caramel/toffee sweetness with slight dark fruit taste more than the typical banana/yeast taste in this style I seem to get in this style and has a dry finish. Like the balanced and malty and fruity sweetness and a really good beer.

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Photo of chuckm
4.54/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My friends who enjoy craft beer joke that they can tell when I think something is exceptional by the way I gift 6 packs to all of them. This is just such a beer. On the pour the color is a reddish caramel and a bit lighter than I was expecting, however the smell is intoxicating (no, that's not from the 8.2 ABV) and hints at smoked/roasted meats along with a sugary side. I suck at describing scents. However the taste is glorious, full, creamy and cloying, this is a fall night beer that deserves to be an every weekend beer. I may be in love, just hoping my Podunk Indiana source continues to carry this gift from God!

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Photo of Weisenbeer
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my sister who introduced this lovely little number to me. Don't usually seek out the double Bocks, but glad I tried this one. My sis, who does like this style, echos my warm and fuzzy feelings on this brew.

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Photo of 0_0
3.29/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L - Bronze colored, Beautiful Like true justice
S - Caramel and Dark Chocolate,
T + F - large, carbonated, airy rich malty flavor
O - Solid body, great beer

It's like malty chocolate justice, my favorite stripper

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Photo of SawDog505
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass not sure when it was bottled. Pours a beautiful reddish brown with a two inch off white head that leaves patches of lace everywhere.

Smell is biscuit, dark fruit, toffee, caramel, and some oak.

Taste follows biscuit, dark fruit, and oak up front with caramel and toffee lingering in the smooth finish.

Mouthfeel is almost large, creamy with mild carbonation, not really dry, and excellent drinkability.

Overall this is really nice, a fairly cool July evening and this is really tasty. Thanks @jzeilinger for yet another winner.

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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
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