Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock | Tröegs Brewing Company

very good
3,217 Ratings
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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

From: The Andersons, Columbus, OH
Date: Bottled 2013-05-01
Glass: Ayinger bock glass

A solid doppelbock, Troegenator hits all the right notes: heavy caramel, toasted bread and nuts, and pounds of dried fruit. Its only flaw may be a slightly excessive sweetness, but this is easily looked past for the style. Satisfying, rich, and hearty, this is an excellent beer for a crisp spring, fall, or winter day (or summer, as the unusual July weather may have it). Would definitely get again if this were locally available.

Pours a 1.5cm head of beige to light tan-colored foam, with average retention of about one minute. The head fades to a thick ring around the glass and a few large islands of thin foam/film atop the body of the beer, nearly creating an entire cap (about 90% there). Lacing is minimal to nonexistent, a few dots cling to the sides of the glass. Beer is a very dark amber to mahogany hue, with light bringing out brighter shades of amber reddish-brown. Carbonation is visible through the transparent body, moderate in number

Aroma is quite sweet, of rich brown bread with sweet caramel sauce and dried fruits, particularly dried dates, figs, and raisins.

Overall flavor is of toasted bread with caramel sauce and plenty of toasted nuts and dried dates/figs. Front of palate is quite sweet, with brown sugar and caramel, toasted bread crusts, and slight toasted nuttiness. Mid-palate finds plenty of brown sugar, raisins, dried dates, and brown figs, toasted hazelnuts and almonds, and a rich brown bread with hearty caramelized sugars. Back of palate picks up toasted bread crusts with caramelized sugars, dried dates and brown figs, and very slight ethanol. Aftertaste of brown sugar and caramel with rich, toasted bread crust undertones.

Beer is medium to medium-heavy bodied, with carbonation of medium-low intensity, resulting in a mouthfeel that is lightly foamy and fairly thick and chewy. Little to no ethanol felt in the nostrils or on the throat. Closes semi-dry, with substantial stickiness lingering on the lips and palate, typical for the style.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into standard pint glass. Haven't had this in a while, and while I'm not a huge fan of Bocks or Doppelbocks, I do love most of Troegs standard offerings

Poured a reddish amber color, with decent head, which did not retain much. Thin lacing.

Smell was very sweet

Tasted pretty decent, sweet without being too cloying, went down quite smoothly

Mouth was medium, just about right, which added to the drinkability. Would be a dangerous session beer for me, because of the 8.2abv.

Overall, I have to say I quite liked it. Might be time to revisit other Doppelbocks to see if my palate has changed with regard to the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, soapy, dense, tan head that collapses completely, leaving wisps of lacing. Intoxicating, sweet, almost spicy floral aroma with notes of toasted malt in the background. Deep, amber-burnt umber color. A thick, syrupy liquid starts spicy-hoppy with warming booze, a flash of alcohol as the sweet malt builds into a low-medium bitterness. Slightly toasted malt comes through, but fades away as the finish begins. Finish is lingering, spicy bitterness with a slight alcohol warmth and a sweetness.

Overall, not too shabby. A bit on the bitter side for my preference for this style, but it's no slouch. The aroma and mouthfeel are absolutely top notch. The spicy hop character almost reminds me of Capital's "Autumnal Fire"...and that's a serious compliment!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: A dark maroon. a light tan head that left as quickly as it came

S: Toffee and caramel immediately hit my nostrils. A sour malt follows. Lots of yeast and freshly baked bread. Brown sugar and a small hint of a dark fruit. Smells like granola a little bit. Chocolate comes through as well.

T: Toffee and caramel up front again. Lots of bread. Sour yeast. A light chocolate malt. Brown sugar in the finish. A light toast. Prunes and figs. Molasses. Cooking spices also some through in the finish.

M: Very big and heavy. Not a ton of carbonation but as you swallow you can tell its there. Sticky.

O: One of my favorite dopplebocks. An absolute go to. Its complex without really trying to be. Hits all the right notes. /91

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4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark copper red/brown, with a half inch head, and not much lacing.

Aromas include caramel, black bread, oak, vanilla, and raisins.

The taste is great- dark and smooth as hell. Black bread, caramel, some vanilla, dark fruits (raisins and figs), oak, and sweet grain.

No alcohol perceived, which is great considering the ABV. Very drinkable and smooth, full creamy mouthfeel.

One of Troegs' best beers, one I will always love.

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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 3,217 ratings.
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