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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock | Tröegs Brewing Company

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3.94/5
Very Good
3,257 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,346
Reviews:
1,137
Ratings:
3,257
pDev:
11.68%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
759
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,257 |  Reviews: 1,137
Photo of Etan
3.47/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz.

A: Pours a brownish-red caramel color with a nice off-white head.

S: Treacle, raisin bread, maple, molasses, a hint of nutmeg. Very sweet aroma.

T: Birch syrup, mild hop bitterness, toasted grain, prunes, dark bread. A bit of alcohol in the finish.

M: Between medium and thick-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: I wasn't too impressed by this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Brew33
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark mahogany with a vibrant ruby hue. A tan three fingers of creamy foam sits aloft this fantastic pour into a pilsner glass. Superb retention but no real lacing. This beer is very enticing. Nose is dark ripe fruits, a little chocolate and plenty of carmel malt. As it warms the nose opens up with raisin, cherry, the promise of a little spice and a faint breath of floral hops. On the palate the complexity builds. It’s creamy and sticky with fruits and a full malt presence that expands with some biscuit. The malt has depth and is resilient and forthcoming during the drink. It finishes sweet and off dry with a smacking of hops bitter to coat the mouth while the malt stays up sweet and crisp . It’s light enough to drink but it’s on the heavier side of medium body. This is a big hearted and velvety doopelbock . Rousing and fat. Again Troegs does not disappoint.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of wiegs4life
2.79/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into Chimay glass.

A - Dark copper look. Looks like iced tea almost as some would prefer a long island ice tea.

S - This smells better then this taste which is rare in most of the beers i have drank. Oh yeah, i should probably describe what this smells like. This may be way off but it smells like fresh almonds even though i'm sure they were nowhere within the brewing process.

T - I find this beer tasting like nothing i can think of. It's kind of a unique taste.

M - This beer had a terrible feel. It has a rough texture and a horrible aftertaste that reminds you more and more why this beer isn't that good.

I'm not a fan of this brewery, and this beer is just another reason why. This is a standard beer that I think isn't worth a shot at.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of WissBrauSean
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I poured this beer relatively cool but it has warmed as I wrote that bit. It poured a dark mohagany colour and is clear! The one finger head faded to just a faint ring around the glass and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is caramel malty sweet dominant with raisin bread and cherries as well.

AS this beer warms, more comes out! Imagine that! It's main flavour is caramel malt and is really forward but there are definitely solid black cherry notes as well as a mild roasted flavor and a bit of bready yeastiness. (I love making up beer words). As the sip finishes the roasted notes actually dry out the sweet a bit keeping it from being "cloying" and some very mild peppery notes arrive. There is a VERY mild hop bitterness and a slight warming from the alcohol, but not much in the way of being noticed flavor wise.

The mouthfeel is obviously full and sweet and admittedly like candy, but it's not sickening sweet and quite drinkable. The carbonation is kept at bay by the sweetness and is low. Pretty typical for this style. It does make a transition into dry which is pretty interesting! LIKE!

Overall, I would LOVE to try this on tap as I find it pretty dang good in the bottle. Personal feelings about the beer aside, I think this fits into the style excellently especially with the roasted notes and also pulls off a pretty amazing cover up of the alcohol and provides some nice roasted notes. I would say that this is pert near being world class and gets a solid 4.5 out of 5 overall from me.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of stella77artois
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Seemed to be a bit lighter in color than most bock's I've drank. Was a dark reddish-brown. Small brownish head, which dissipated rather quickly. A very attractive beer.

S - Typical bock aromas; Malt, roasted characters, chocolate/cocoa. Only thing different was a bit of a fruity smell. Very unique, but it worked.

T - A delicous dopplebock. Lot's of malt and cocoa notes, and a very unique bittersweet aftertaste. My friend (who appreciates good beer, but hasn't sampled a ton) said it tasted like "someone dropped berries in a Guiness". I wouldn't neccessarily say that, but I don't totally disagree. In addition to the typical bock flavors, there was a fruitiness, I'd say it was close to raspberry. Maybe even a bit of cherry, as well. Very unique, very delicious! Even at 8.2% ABV, alcohol wasn't detected, even as beer warmed. Can be dangerous!

F - Not as thick as some doppelbocks, so it was easier to drink. Fiar amount of carbonation here, as well. Can't wait to try this on a cold winter's night. Or day.

O - A damn good doppelbock. I've yet to meet a bock I didn't, so obviously I'm partial, but this is a delicious beer. Highly recommend to any bock fans, or any beer fans in general who enjoy robust, tasty beers with lots going on.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 3,257 ratings
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