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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Photo of Ksmoove27
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look - a dark mahogany...light head that dissipates lacing

Smell - fruit cake (raisins), dark malt

Taste - follows the smell...yeast hints, but not sour in flavor...a hint of cherry and distant's a nice blend

Feel - a little acid which I am assuming since there isn't much carbonation in this beer...leaves a prickly sensation in the mouth. It's hearty and warming.

Overall - I rate my beer styles as DIPA/Imperial Stout/Porter, but this beer would be one that I would order to drink on a regular business. It's very hearty and goes well on a cold winter day.

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Photo of thebeers
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Reddish brown with a finger of tan head. Nutty malts with a hint of cherry sweetness and some alcohol in back. The taste is similar, but much fuller, with black bread, caramel, molasses and a mouthfeel that's creamy up front and coats the tongue with a lasting prickle of carbonation even after swallowing. Interesting take on the style.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L- Pours a clear reddish brown with a 1 cm off white head. Lacing is patchy and the head reduces to a thin film.
S- Dark fruits and a hint of alcohol.
T-The major player in the taste profile is dark malts. The dark fruitiness I associate with Dopplebocks is very muted. Not as sweet as alot of other beers in this style and the alcohol is much more noticeable as a result.
F- carbonation is prickly, but overall fairly light. The overall mouthfeel is medium and appropriate for the style.
O- A good dopplebock, if not quite on the same level as it's German counterparts.

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Photo of gonzo000
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is very good for the type - it being a Double bock and this beer tasting more like a hells. sweet, tasty, wonderfully.

very good heer based a on seldomly crateated formal

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Photo of Whiteturtle
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single bottle pour

Pours a dark but transparent bronze/mahogany. About a 1 inch head.

A beautiful aroma. I get fruit bread, raisins, cranberries, and brown sugar.

Starts off with a surprisingly acidic bite, and it follows down the throat. As it warms, a smooth creamy body forms in the mouth. The estery taste is always prevalent, but calms as the beer reaches closer to room temperature. Burnt caramel and dark chocolate flavors pop up with warmth as well.

The 8% is not exactly hard to find, so keep that in mind.

Dopplebocks are not normally a beer I seek out (authentic or domestic). I have just never cared too much for the style. However, the only drawback to this beer for me is the abrasive ABV. The mouth-feel and taste of this beer is top-notch. Its milky malty sweetness contrasts the ester acidity masterfully.

I just moved to the east coast, and Troegs is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries. All of my midwest and west coast friends want me to send them yuengling. But I think if I slip a bottle of this to them they wont complain. I love that this is a flagship beer and is available year round. At $11 a six pack, its extremely worthwhile.

Even if doppelbock is not one of your favorite styles, give this a try. The quality is too good to pass up.

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Photo of Chico1985
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Single picked up at Julio's. Have had this before but don't remember much about it, always nice to revisit and review an ol Troegs standard. This has a bottled-on date of 5/21/15.

A - Looks kinda copper-colored, but holding it up to the light reveals a beautiful translucent blood-red beer with plenty of rising bubbles. A sandy-colored head starts at a meager half-finger, a thick ring and slight cap remain at the end.

S - Dark caramel, brown sugar, raisin, apple, bits of chocolate, molasses and bread. Loads of malt, as it should be.

T - Caramel, dark malts, molasses and dark fruit make up much of the flavor here with a bit of roast presence that helps balance out the sweetness. Some toasty chocolatey tones and maybe some spicy hoppage going on here.

M - Pretty velvety smooth, good not-too-heavy body with medium-low carbonation with loads of malt. A touch of alcohol warmth but really quite drinkable for the ABV/style.

O - A pretty serviceable American doppelbock. The price and availability are huge pluses, definitely quenches a malt-bomb fix, nice for these increasingly chilly autumn nights. As usual with U.S. examples it seems to lack the complexities usually found in its homeland counterparts, but that's a minor complaint really.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: crystal clear; brownish amber in color; 1 finger light tan head that receded slowly to a thick collar; sheets of lacing;

S: sweet malt, dark fruit, raisins, dark rum, a hint of alcohol;

T: a touch sweet up front; dark fruit joined quickly by molasses; stays that way all the way through; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium to full bodied; moderate carbonation; very dry finish; a little warming, but hides the ABV well;

O: great example of the style;

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Photo of djkman
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep Amber brown.
Smell is sweet and malty.
Taste : like beer you have for desert instead of desert. To me this is liquid dessert.
You don't smell the alcohol in it unlike a strong IPA. Or like the mad elf which you can smell the alcohol a mile away. (That's not a bad thing time, I love the mad elf. Look forward to it every year now)
Overall it's my list for the fall.
A good beer for the fall season. Warms me up.
That's my review

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Photo of puck1225
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep orange-brown from the bottle into a pint glass. Nice creamy head but very lacing. A sweet malty taste, very pleasant. Nice floral smell that adds to the taste. I enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I must have been the only person on the East Coast to have purchased a 16 ounce can of Troegenator during the summer of 2015. With a can sitting on the shelf canned in November of 2014, consumed in September 2015, this can has 10 months of age on it. From the can, poured into a chalice, on to the beer:

An inch of head sits on top and dissipates to a white lacing. The liquid below takes on leather brown with maroon hues. Fading from the look and moving into the smell, the beer has a sweet fruity aroma with some oxidation. I get raisins, dark fruits, a kiss of that 8.2% alcohol and bread crust, all seemingly good things to smell from a doppelbock.

Troegenator is not too sweet and the booze is hidden well. Now I know this will be good. Dark bread, raisins, oxidation, and sherry hit the palate, running in a full bodied beer with prickly carbonation.

Not bad as it is. I would still be interested to try a much fresher sample just to gather if Troegenator gets better, worse, or different with age.

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Photo of SHDoyle
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Description: Pours a dark amber color with minimal white head. Aroma is sweet, even a little fruity, with touches of caramel and malt. Taste is similar and mouthfeel is smooth with only a little carbonation. Alcohol is not really noticeable.

Suggested food pairing: Sausage with sauerkraut

If you like this beer then you should also try: Bock Bock (or really any decent bock)

Ideal time to drink this beer: On a cool fall evening, preferably a Saturday night. It's a fact that beer tastes better on a Saturday night.

Overall: 4 (This beer is good and I may or may not drink it again) Nothing outstanding about this beer but nothing not to like either. Has a good, hearty feel to it without being as heavy as a stout. This would also be good for a non-hophead as the malty character really dominates the beer.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from a growler via Country Fresh Market in Beechmont. Poured in a snifter, this FINE dopplebock is a bright reddish mahogany with a fantastic head of foam that dissipates to a thick ring, nice thin layer, and excellent lacing. Nose of candy sweet malts, fresh sweet baked bread rolls, a touch of molasses, and some touches of fruit. Flavors follow and expand on this wonderful dopple with sweet malts, lightly syrupy on all sides, that mingles with a nice fresh bread and fruit flavor of apple and light cherry mixed with brown sugar. Nice carbonated mouth feel makes for an excellent sipper that finishes with a warming alcohol tinged sweetness. Excellent. One brew that signals the start of good, strong and dark beer season.

Awesome as always


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

Poured out of the bottle. Deep, dark ruby brown in color. The billowing head quickly fades. Dark fruity and bready aromas on the nose with a touch of caramel sweetness. While some light hopping is detectable, the fruity and bready flavors really dominate this beer on the palate, as they should, while intermingling with the sweet caramel and some richer chocolatey notes. A really nice take on the style.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to tulip. Nice thick head covers a dark garnet liquid, settles to a cap, some attractive lacing. Smell and aroma track each other: sweet malt, dark fruit (prune, especially), and booze. Booze isn't too overbearing, however, would've been hard pressed to believe this was over 8% if I didn't read it.

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Photo of barczar
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is toasted and nutty, with a hint of caramel sweetness. Very rich.

Flavor is similar, with less sweetness than expected, a hint of fruity specialty malt, and a dry, lightly bitter finish.

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Photo of thepenguin
4.61/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed 2/8/12

L: Very dark reddish brown.

S: Deeply malty and sweet, bready and spicy. Smells of dark fruits and dark rum, with a hint of alcohol. Really excellent, strong aroma.

T: Malty and sweet and ever so slightly hoppy. Tastes like prunes and raisons. Incredibly rich. Alcohol is certainly noticed but not harsh or solventy. No doubt about it, this is a malt-forward beer but not cloying. Tastes like “dessert”.

F: Full bodied. Lush, chewy mouthfeel with medium-low carbonation. Some lingering alcoholic warmth, but surprisingly tame for the abv.

Overall: A really excellent beer. I have not had a ton of domestic doppelbocks, but I’d have to say this is my favorite. Great offering from Troegs – As an aside,Troegs has some of the coolest label art in the game and this one does not disappoint.

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Troegs beers that are high in abv have that really odd metallic, malty liquor like after taste that really puts a hamper on the rest of the beer. You can taste a strong foundation of chocolate and subtle spices. Had potential.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into snifter

A: Deep reddish hue with great clarity pillowy head

S: toasted bread with burnt sugars sweet caramel

T: Sweet corn, bready, nice depth of the bready and sweetness from the malts

M: medium to a little syrupy lowish carbonation

O: Great beer huge easy drinking big sweet malty bready burnt sugars for days. Seems a tad one dimensional I remember being more impressed with this beer a year or so ago.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 4/3/2015:
Pour is a burnt amber towards burgundy, very clear, and with a nice head of small bubbled (honeycomb I read recently). Head fades slowly to a thin covering of the surface.

Nose is a bit of molasses, but one that is very light or has been watered down (which fine, it actually smells lighter). Also get a little raisin, and a breaded honey-nuttiness almost like baklava. I also get a bit of toffee-so did I hit all kinds of sweetness? Yes, but it's because the sweetness pairs with the other notes in different ways, somehow. Very interesting and nothing I've noted before.

Taste is not much of a surprise from the nose, though an amber ale-like bitterness cuts into the sweetness nicely. Little more dark bread with fruit-raisin and date, with some light spice of maybe cinnamon. Body is medium easily, and does fill the palate with flavor, but might be a tad light for the style still. Carbonation plays a role with about medium intensity that also throws a bite into the sweeter notes.

Sure I had this before now, but I don't think I appreciated it then. Much appreciation for this pour, though.

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Photo of cambabeer
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is really good. I will say, however, good luck having more than two, and not because of the ABV. This beer is filling, super filling and rich. The hops somehow do come through, but they fight their way through really heavy malted flavor. Huge sweet and toasted bread, with the deep flavors like prune to go with it. Nose has some caramel apple type aromas along with the malt backbone. Not an everyday type beer, but really delicious.

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Photo of lilmissbeer
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my go-to beers, the one I always have on hand. It's great on its own or with food, a bit on the heavy side but with 8.3% alcohol you won't need to drink many of them to feel a buzz. Maybe not the best warm-weather beer but it's great after a long winter work day. The taste is on the sweet side but not really chocolatey or stouty, more like a spicy, caramely lager. This is definitely one worth trying no matter what style you prefer, a very unique beer, with a very drinkable, memorable taste.

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Photo of Mehinaman
4.69/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just got this beer as an extra in a trade and I love it. Don't have much experience with Double Bocks, but if they are as delicious as this one is I will need to change that

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

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a pokal style glass

It is a deep ruddy brown in color with ruby highlights. It is topped with two inches of tan head that leaves no lacing.

I get aromas of caramel, toast, and molasses.

Obviously, it is sweet and malty. There are flavors of caramel, cherry, and wood.

It is leaning towards full bodied and smooth.

This is a solid American example of the style. I bought it to pair with goat burgers, and it was amazing.

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Photo of mlockman
2.84/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Maybe I just had a bad bottle, but this made me physically ill to the point that I could not finish the bottle and actually didn't touch another doppelbock for another 6 months; had some good doppelbock since then, but certainly can't bring myself to drink another Troegenator, even if it was just a fluke

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Photo of CincyBrewTull
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Troegenator coats the mouth with the thick flavor of dark fruits (plum,prune) and bread dough. There is a faint herbal quality from the hops and a lingering honey note. It pours a ruby hue with a khaki head.

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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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