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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of WunderLlama
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Third beer in a sample flight while having dinner at the brewery.

Have had this beer before and one of my dinner companions mentioned that it was my " go to beer at Troegs"

Deep brown in color
Taste of the malts, has a bit of a kick

very good and shall be repeated on my next visit

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Photo of Mantooth
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Sammy's in Belmont North Cackalacky. Pours a deep garnate with minimal head and some lazy lacing. The nose is tough to discern, but the beer was served too cold and I'm sure it will open up. The taste is fantastic, toasted bread and raisins, dark fruit and malt. Top notch. A damn good beer.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

BOD 8/13/14. Beautiful clear dark amber pour that has a heavy dose of dark ruby making it almost red. Normal head, lacing and slightly below normal retention. Light nose of caramel malt with bread undertones coupled with a light alcohol note. As it warms, dark fruit notes (fig, raisin, plum) are noted. Full bodied with a rich creamy texture. Normal carbonation with a nice effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is well balanced and complex. It begins with a bready malt that flows into the dark fruit notes. In the middle, caramel sweetness comes forward then yields to a mild hop bitterness. The finish is where the alcohol becomes a bit unhidden as the other flavors fade.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
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 mncoinman
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Mild aroma. Pours a solid head but dissipates quickly. Nicely carbonation with a tangy bite for
a doppelbock. Carbonation held throughout the entire consumption. Good "bock" malts...
low hops. Rich flavor that is slightly sweet.

This is a VERY good American made doppelbock. Priced like a craft beer. The only problem is
that I don't live in the areas that it is normally distributed.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

A: Pours a clear dark reddish brown in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass and a moderate amount of dark amber and crimson red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall dense foamy tan head that reduces to a very large patch of medium thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted and dark malts with some lighter aromas of caramel sweetness with a hint of brown sugar. That is followed by moderate aromas of dark fruits (plum and raisin).

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of slightly sweet dark and toasted malts with some lighter notes of caramel and toffee. That is followed by moderate flavors of dark fruits (plum and raisin). Hints of grape/vinous notes in the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: This is a pretty enjoyable brew but definitely more of a slow sipper, and one that I could only have a single glass during an evening (it is pretty big even though the alcohol is pretty well hidden).

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Photo of Roser
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

A- light tan bubbly head (like a mocha latte). Dissipated quickly and minimal lacing. Fairly dark, mahogany, amber, copper.

S- clean, malty, sweet, fruit (raisins), spices. Sherry-like. Very pleasant.

T- reminded me of a scotch ale. Sweet, malty, caramel.

M- light to medium body. Creamy. Well balanced.

O- a very nice beer. A good effort by a great brewery at a Dopplebock. Most impressed by the evenly balanced mouthfeel given the various aromas and tastes happening in this brew. Would have again and definitely recommend.


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Photo of Roguer
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a decent beige head that quickly fades to a thin remnant. Brew is a brilliant copper-caramel color, dark but very clear.

Tons of toffee and caramel in the aroma, plus dark fruits: figs and grapes.

Flavor follows the nose: sweet raisins and grapes, chewy bready malts, tons of caramel and brown sugar. A bit of rum raisin meets fruitcake.

Long, long sticky finish from a light but creamy body. Extremely easy drinking, with no hint of the high ABV, and little sting.

Very tasty dopplebock.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma of malt
Head small (2 cm), light brown, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 1 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing none
Body dark red-amber, clear
Flavor begins heavily sweet and lightly roasted malty, ends sweet, perhaps a hint of yeast esters; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation

This is a very nice doppelbock, not cloyingly sweet and hiding the alcohol and hops well.
The fizzy head and no lacing detract from the appearance.

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Photo of mthomp081
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - one inch creamy, off-white head, very deep red coloring, mahogany, beautiful

S - alcohol, toffee, molasses, caramel, lots of malt, faint apples

T - roasted/toasted grains, malt, lots of caramel, can taste the alcohol but in a good way, sweet but has nice balancing with the ever faint hops in the background

M - creamy, dry, full bodied

O - This is a fantastic beer. From the appearance to the aroma to the taste - delicious, Beautiful coloring, the taste and smell of the malt and the caramel is great. I would recommend this beer to anyone regardless of their taste preferences.

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Photo of EvoRich
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: A dark amber color, very transparent, not hazy. Little head on this one. But I am a failure at pouring beers. If it poured with a little more head, I'd have rated it a bit higher. Otherwise, I like the dark amber color.

Smell: Spices, cinnamon, syrupy, Very sweet aromas

Taste: Almost has a scotch like taste to it, but very sweet. I'm not a big scotch drinker so I could be way off here. It reminds me of some scotch ales I've had. Otherwise it's sweet, and still something about this beer is making me think of syrup.

Feel: Medium bodied, with some slightly creaminess to it.

Overall: Not really "my" type of beer, this. But it's good nonetheless. Definitely something I could drink again, and enjoy.

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

A: Cherry amber, cloudy like fresh pressed cider, no sustained head only beige foam.

S: Toasted malts, crème brulee, caramel, sweet, burnt toast, light fruitiness.

T: Sweet, toasted malts, crème brulee.

M: Thick, sweet and syrupy, medium low foamy carbonation.

O: Very well done doublebock! Great on all sides and balanced. Drank June 10, 2014 in Clearfield, PA.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the can into a stein.

The pour produces a frothy, light-khaki head that stands about four fingers tall. As the head dissipates, it leaves lots of thick, frothy lace about the glass almost to the lip. The body is brown with amber hues and good clarity against light.

Burnt caramel, bread and sweet malts are heavy on the nose. Hints of fruit, maybe a crisp apple.

Sweet malt and bread continue their little festival on the palate. Caramel still comes through. I get a bit of floral hop bitterness towards the finish, but mostly this is thick, creamy and malty. It's a very smooth, clean mouthfeel though.

I enjoy this beer and find it surprisingly easy to drink.

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Photo of Mintz82
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very nice deep red brown hue. A ring of lacing around the top that quickly falls back into beer. Whatever head was there did not last long.

S- Very pleasing and sweet but not over the top. Toasted sweet malts and figs.

T- Similar to smell, sweet malts with a big of fig but not over the top. Has a moderately long lingering sweet taste that is just about right.

M- This is the most intriguing part of this beer for me. It is a thicker beer, a little chewy. A little bit of carbonation makes it sit very well on the tongue with a little crispness.

This is the first dopplebock I've tried so I'll rate it more generally as a beer and not as a dopplebock. It is a very good beer, it's got me interested in the style now.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: deep garnet color tending towards brown. Small tan head that fades quickly and leaves nothing behind

Smell: I get almost a mix between molasses and maple syrup. Further along it separates out into dark fruits, figs plums and dates, along with bready malts and a little bit of a spicy kick at the end

Taste: opens with some lager yeast and a good dose of bready malts. Dark fruits are there but weaker than the smell. Some alcohol but not astringent. Ends with spicey notes.

Mouthfeel: pretty thick and chewy. Not quite a perfect cleanness to it. Some alcohol kick

Overall: the smell of this one was very good but the mouthfeel lacked a little. I think I may have drank this one too cold and will surely revisit at the right temp to get a better guess.

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Photo of gillagorilla
3.11/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a Flying Dog goblet

A: Almost opaque deep amber brown with a minimal reddish brown head that dissipated quickly.

S: This reminds me a lot of the Monk's Blood that I had recently. Similar fruity notes, with a lot of Belgian candi and yeast notes. Slight earthiness. I get caramel and cloves.

T: Tastes odd to me. It is just weird. There is a weird funk to it. Strange malt flavors here that are a bit dry and off. Gets a bit better as it warms, but it tastes like earthy food. It is like rotten bananas.

M: Slightly crisp, with thin bubbles throughout.

O: I've heard so much about this beer and haven't had too many doppelbocks, but this doesn't taste like any of the ones that I've had. Sorry Troegs, not a fan.

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Photo of DrinkMoreBigBeers
4.37/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another gift given to me from someone traveling on the east coast.
Bottled on 3-10-14

A - Pours out a crystal clear dark ruby red with a dark tan-ish head that died out quick. Nice amount of carbonation streaming up from the glass.

S - Mouth watering sweet bready maltiness, caramel, fig, cream, slight spice.

T - Sweet malt with fig, breadiness, caramel, slight apple and nut, ends with a spice.

M - Medium body, slightly chewy, carbonation moves the flavors across the palate well.

O - Have not had a ton of Double Bock's in my day but this is one tasty brew. If your in the mood for a sweet malty beer pick this one up if you can its worth a try. Really enjoyed this one , cheers!

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Photo of MaddestHatter
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This may well be my favorite offering from Tröegs, even *gasp* better in my opinion than Nugget Nectar. I like Bocks. They are one of my favorite styles of lagers for their color and flavor and doppelbocks are very tasty. This one is no exception. I bought this around Christmas time (Yeah, yeah, I should have gotten some Mad Elf but I wasn't too familiar with Tröegs at the time). Altogether this a good beer for many different applications. It is a little bit high gravity to be a perfect session beer, but the flavor is both strong and not intrusive with plenty of the malt characteristic that I like and the hoppiness I expect from Tröegs, though not as much as in Nugget Nectar or something like that. Good for before, during, and after dinner and very good as the first alcoholic thing I drank after finishing my wisdom teeth pain medication.

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Photo of LuvLagunitas
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Looks good! Deep amber with moderate carbonation and a substantial off-white head.

S: Not much to the aroma. Sweet malts with a hint of biscuit. Lots of alcohol.

T: This is way left on the malt-to-hop scale. The malts contribute a gently sweet and even lightly toasted biscuit character. To me, almost no hops can be found. Throughout the last half of the taste, the booze dominates. Not very light on the palate.

M: Surprisingly creamy. Has a decent medium body with a slightly watery finish..

O: I enjoy bocks and the rest of the lager family, but doppelbocks aren't my favorite. Just a little too harsh for my taste. The Troegenator is actually a decent double bock; don't let me put this down for you. For me, I find that the flavor isn't balanced enough with hops to compensate for the high alcohol content. For the style, this beer is above average, but it can be found pretty much anywhere. If you're a fan of high-gravity lagers, check this one out!

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

Pours light and translucent with a nice head. Smells bready, bocky, and surprisingly alcoholic, even for its style.

Tastes quite intense. Aggressive bread starts thing off, followed by an strong bock-malt push that's equal parts astringent and zippy. Gets sweet again near the middle and ends dry with a long, lingering sourness on the back of your tongue.

Good, but it takes a few sips to get used to. I've had a few other d-bocks lately, but they've been the hyper-smooth big boys (Celebrator and Optimator), and I'm not used to one that's as rough around the edges as this.

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

Appearance: An amber color with a thick head, most likely from my poor pour.

Smell: Nice not strongly bitter or alcoholic.

Taste: Sweet and thick, hardly any bitterness.

Mouth fell: Thick and very enjoyable.

Overall: This is one of my favorite double bocks, well done fellas, very enjoyable and easy to enjoy

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Photo of odatmatt
4.79/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I like this Double Bock, it has a dark reddish brown color and a rich tan head that holds up pretty well with lots of lacing. You only get that nice head if you serve it cool not Ice cold, the flavor and aroma also open up when it's about 45 degrees. It's malty and fruity and very drinkable for a beer with an ABV of 8.2... If you have tried it ice cold and didn't like it I would recommend that you let it warm a bit and try it again. It is my go to beer for now!

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Photo of msquared36
3.06/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very dark with a red tint, bordering on purple.

Aroma is yeasty with a hint of sweetness.

Tastes of malt and very ripe dark fruit. Particularly as it warms, the fruitiness becomes predominant.

Rather heavy carbonation, but it works pretty well in balancing out the flavor.

Just an ok beer. Felt like it was missing something that I couldn't figure out.

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

Poured a 16oz pint can into a glass. 8.2% abv

Appearance- Pours a very deep brown with a slight reddish tint. Quite dark. Not unlike the color of a root beer really. Also has a massive head that is a shade dark.

Smell- A sweet malty aroma, roastiness in the smell. Reminiscent of a roasted caramel chocolate bar.

Taste- Quite malty up front with a caramel chocolate type of sweetness that really lingers. It is not overbearing as it is not the usual sweetness since the roasted malt tones add much complexity. Only hints of fruit, perhaps along the lines of raisins. Still more chocolate than anything else to me. Alcohol undetectable to say the least.

Mouthfeel- Heavy and thick. The creamy qualities are appropriate to this beer and style. Clean slick finish.

Overall- I thought this was quite satisfying. To have a beer with over 8% abv covering that fact up so well and adding nice complexity is a solid craft. No wonder the ratings for this Troegs offering rank at the top of the doppelbock style. Troegs nailed it. Since it is so heavy, it may not be a beer that is bought often but is a must try for sure!

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Props to mps for helping me gets this one.

Appearance - The beer was a murky brown color with various hues highlighting the glass.

Smell - It seems a bits mild for a doppelbock, the sweet malt come to the front. The sweetness does seem to suggest the thickness of a doppelbock.

Taste - At the front was the chewy sweet malt. Later, one detects sour apple, banana, and brown sugar. The taste does linger, but the sweetness fades to more Earthy notes in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The Doppelbock ws thick enough to coat the tongue and allow the taste to linger. At the same time, it doe snot really measure up to an elite doppelbock

Overall - It is not the best doppelbock I have had, but I would certainly drink it again.

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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 3,201 ratings.
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