Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock | Tröegs Brewing Company

very good
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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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003

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Reviews: 1,120 | Ratings: 3,201
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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Photo of Wer34truh
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a opaque maple brown color with a small head.

Smells of caramel, fruit, some dark chocolate, and figs.

Drinks incredibly smooth. The mouthfeel is very light, with low carbonation. The 8.2% is near undetectable. Taste is slightly disappointing, not because it's bad, but because it's so incredibly subtle.

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Photo of OldSwampy
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color is a nice medium brown, chestnut perhaps. Head is light tan and luscious, but did not last too long, detracting some from my score. Aroma is rich sweet bread, almost muffiny, and woodsy, very malty. Taste is dominated by nutty, rich, slightly sweet malts. Molasses cookies and gingerbread men. A little tingle from the alcohol as well. Solid stuff. Mouthfeel smooth, rich, a tiny bit slick. This is delicious.

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Photo of hman43
3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: It pours amber.

Smell: It has aromas of caramel and dark fruits.

Taste: There are caramel flavors with dark fruits, and a rich sweet malt.

Feel: It has moderate carbonation, a moderate feel, and it is moderately bitter. It does have slight alcohol warmth.

Overall: It is a sweet beer of strength with plenty of caramel and dark fruits.

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Photo of Whey2Hoppy
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance- This is exactly the type of look that you would want and expect from a good Doppelbock, save for one minor detail. The beer pours with a beautiful amber red color just light enough to be transparent. There’s a moderate amount of visible carbonation running up the glass, and it poured at first with a thick, fluffy, eggshell colored head. Sadly, this faded after only about five minutes to basically nothing, with only faint amounts of alcohol lacing on the edges of the glass.

Aroma- Sweet brown candied sugar is the primary aroma here, with a strong hint of maple syrup and ready malts. No hops to be found here, but that’s expected. It’s all malts, baby! Again, a textbook example of the style. The only real complaint I could have here is that the aromas aren't quite as potent as I would want them to be, in a perfect world.

Taste- Follows the nose, but the sweetness here is just subdued enough to prevent the beer from becoming cloyingly sweet or bready. The first kick of flavor comes straight from those maple syrup notes, but the malts come in right after, giving it a kind of bread crust flavor that is absolutely delicious. Hints of caramel on the finish, along with the slightest kick of alcohol. Just enough to let you know that it’s there.

Body- Very full bodied for the style, making it resemble a kind of syrup even further. However, the carbonation gives this beer a kind of soapy mouthfeel that I’m honestly not that much of a fan of.

Overall- This is a truly excellent beer for malt lovers everywhere. It may be a bit too sweet or malt forward for some, but those people should probably just stick to other styles of beer. Is it the best representation of the style out there? No, there are certainly some flaws with this beer, and areas that just don’t stand out amongst the greats. However, I would certainly say that this is one of the better readily available, year round Doppelbocks brewed in the United States. It would also serve as a great introduction to the style, and perhaps even an introduction to craft beer in general, since it lacks the extreme bitterness of some hop-forward beers.

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Photo of fx20736
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bought a 6 pack from Beers of the World, early Spring 2016. Served in a Duvel tulip at fridge temp.

Look: Deep Burgundy amber. Offwhite head that dissipates almost completely.

Smell: Rich, fruity caramel

Taste: sweet caramel and plums

Feel: thin

Overall: one dimensional, sickly sweet

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Photo of fscottkey
3.57/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: [4.00] Really awesome brown color. Transparent brown (almost cola color). Has 1/2 a finger of khaki head. The bottle lists the ABV (8.2%) and the best by date (07/26/16).

S: [3.25] Caramel and wine tannins.

T: [3.75] Caramel. Dried cherries. Brown bread.

M: [3.50] A little thin for an 8.2% beer. The finish has a bit of a soapy taste.

O: [3.50] This beer *really* needs to warm. Before it warms it has limited flavor. It is flat and not tasty. As it gets closer to room temp it really opens up. Lots of caramel flavor. Really nice as it gets warm. Before that it is subpar.

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Photo of ljdrinksbeer
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - Very dark amber, clear, little head
S - malty, dark fruity
T - sweet, roasted malts, lingering aftertaste
F - smooth, medium to full body
O - very pleasant, hides the >8% very well, quaffable.

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Photo of dmnota
4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reddish-brown, transparent with slightly tanned head and ultra-fine carbonation. Caramel, toffee, raisin, fig, pumpernickel bread crust. Not as warm and boozy as expected but still an excellent, comforting brew. Finishes with sweetness slightly cut by toasted bread.

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Photo of teromous
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 02/12/16

Appearance: It has a very dark brown body with good transparency. There is a thick foamy off-white colored head on top with good retention and lacing. I wouldn't change a thing about the appearance of this beer.

Aroma: There is a light sweet caramel aroma and a touch of an herbal hop aroma. There is a light scent of alcohol but it's not off-putting. The caramel aroma is the strongest of these characters. It's a very simple yet outstanding smelling beer.

Taste: Rich bread crust and sweet nutty flavors with a layer of sweet caramel on top. This is a fantastic tasting beer. It has all of the wonderful flavors that you want and gives you nothing else. The aftertaste has a very light herbal quality and more of that nutty finish.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is a bit light for the beer. It is smooth but it just lacks a thickness and presence.

Overall: It's a very outstanding beer and I would highly recommend this. It has a wonderful classic Doppelbock flavor without any negative attributes. My only quibble would be that it could have more body but it does not prevent me from enjoying this fantastic beer.

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

Deep chestnut brown hue allows very little light through. There's just a trace of tan head in the middle of the top. Sweet aroma of dark malt and marzipan is present. The flavor closely mimics the aroma with plenty of sweet dark bready malt and marzipan. The mouth is a touch sticky with a slight warmth from the alcohol.

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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
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