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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock | Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good
1,096 Reviews
Tröegs Troegenator Double BockTröegs Troegenator Double Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1,096
Ratings:
3,101
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
19.79%
 
 
Wants:
132
Gots:
656
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 1,096 | Ratings: 3,101
Photo of mlockman
2.84/5  rDev -27%
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 +2.3%
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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Photo of Marraybay
2.15/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Boozy Sam Adams Boston Lager: Nothing to see here...(Does have an almost a bourbon-barrel type taste / finish.) Color is amber, nothing special in terms of head or lace. Was hoping for more: Certainly doesn't compare to something in this style from say Spaten.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown, clear, with a light white head, mild lacing.

S - Malty goodness, caramel and baked leavened bread.

T - Follows the nose, with a nice doughy quality, caramel and brown sugar, a touch of molasses, and a subtly bitter close.

M - Drinkable and easy going, with enough carbonation and related acidity to scrub any cloying sweetness away.

O - A very nice, delicious, and tightly crafted Doppelbock. I'd grab a six pack of this one.

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Photo of CHickman
3.22/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours very dark reddish color that is clear when held up to light with a foamy 1-2 finger tan head that faded slowly and left minimal spotty lacing.

Smells of caramel, toffee, brown sugar and sweet malt up front, followed by dark fruit, more sugar, wheat bread and light floral hops or tea leaf. Pretty much malty with hints of booze and fruity candy. Not too exciting, but not bad by any means it’s just devoid of any notes that make it anything but just sweet.

Tastes of caramel, toffee, yeast or a penny, dark fruit, brown sugar, leafy herbs and light booze. Minimal hop presence that you really have to search for as they can’t break through the sweet malt wall. I haven’t had this in a few years, but I recalled it being better than this as it was monotone and almost dull.

Mouthfeel is average to creamy, with a medium body, light carbonation and a sweet, grainy finish that is all malt. Not impressed with this so I’ll try it again later on this year since I like most Tröegs products and will give it the benefit of the doubt. BA score reflects this review.

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Photo of Jimlikesbeer
4.69/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this beer. Many complex flavors. Not sugary, but a bit of "sweetness" to the finish. Medium ABV at 8.2% so a couple of these is all you need. Nice head when poured from a tap. Rich color. Low bitterness at 25IBUs.

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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a light and hazy orange with a white head that trails the glass. The smell was a bit on the sweet end with a lot of honey but did have a bit of character from the hops and a bit of some bread scents. The taste was really good with sweet flavors such as biscuit coming through. Liked this one a lot. Glad to see this company make it into CT finally.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium brown and slightly clear color. Impressive head, however, lace retention not so good. Big fruity and sugary smell followed by grains and roasted malt. Also a bit of alcohol and a medicinal quality. Taste is mostly malty and sweet along with dark fruits and sweet alcohol flavors. Medium to light bodied, not much carbonation.
Not a bad brew but I've had much better doppelbocks. Slightly disappointed since I've had better stuff from Troegs. The boozy and medicinal quality is slightly off putting.

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Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours transparent brown in color. Some minor orange hues. Little to no head retention.

The smell is sweet and crisp. I notice something in the aroma that reminds me of a honeycrisp apple... that isn't it, but I can't explain it any better.

Taste is malty, almost dry-like, and satisfying. Well-balanced flavor profile for a beer of this style. The 8.2% seems to be well covered up, as I don't notice the alcohol so much. This is a tasty beer. I like this style a lot, but this is definitely in the better half of dopplebocks that I've tried.

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Photo of thespaceman
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from tap at Pies and Pints in Waterbury, CT

Appearance pours a beautiful deep amber brown in color, tight lacing that clings to the inside of my glass - good carbonation bubbles - Aroma is of some deep raisin and figs - the hops are subtle and mild with a slight grass tone coming through - The taste is as advertised - a huge malt base with hints of rum, honey and slight licorice. Mouthfeel is medium carbonation with a nice malt base that holds up on the tongue well without breaking down - Overall an impressive Doppel with just the right amount of flavor complexity combined with a nice ABV to warm the soul - will seek out again now that Troegs is available in the great state of CT

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Photo of Apellonious
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip bottled on 1/28/15.

A - Brownish black with ruby highlights. Pours with no head, just a thin lace.

S - Dark malts, bread, nuts, faint booze.

T - Vanilla, malts, syrup.

M - Dense, low carbonation, moderately sticky.

O - Love the style, been a way on a visit to ipaland for a while, glad to revisit, this is a good representation.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thee beer pours a nice light tannish head that dissipates very quickly. The beer itself is an opaque and brown with some reddish notes.

The beer smell is fairly simple. The main notes are a strong caramel malt smell with a bread and nut note. The smell is especially sweet and delicious.

The beer taste is heavily malty like the smell. The various notes are caramel, bread, and nutty; all of which work well together with each other. Additionlly, the beer also has a slight bitter hop taste to it as well but is very faint.

The mouthfeel is fairly heavy bodied with very little carbonation. The drink is extremely smooth with a slight thickness that makes the beer worthwhile. The carbonation does not have much of a bite but gives the beer a bit of texture.

Overall, a fantastic dopplebock and on par with ones made from Germany. I can't think of better one and highly recommend it to everyone.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to @JNForsyth for this PA gem
Pours a rich avocado honey color.
Smell is a mix of nuttiness and bready malt.
Taste is a bit sweeter than I expect for this style but quite tempting. Again a bit bready or biscuity, nuttiness takes a back seat.
Finish is consistent with the whole journey.
Finish is slightly sticky which keeps that sweetness clicking litley in the back of my mouth.
Solid.

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Photo of dd43
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great American interpretation of the venerable doppelbock lager. Toasty notes throughout, caramel and some toffee in the flavor. I get a dark fruit character as well, perhaps dates? Hop bitterness is largely restrained. Forms a luscious looking tan foam cap after the pour. Carbonated appropriately for the style. I wouldn't grab one of these over a Celebrator but it's certainly not a beer to pass up at the bar or to sip on a cool day. Substantial enough in the malt character department to "drink like a meal" as the saying goes.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright deep cherry with creamy pale tan that trails but fades. 3.75
Glace cherry, golden syrup, and maybe a bit of sherry oxidation on the nose. 3.75
Rugelach, some floral notes, hot buttered rum, and some lightly grassy Noble hops. 3.75
Toffee finish and Werther’s linger.
Medium, chewy, round, no heat. 3.75

Lots of malt, natch, but pretty sugary and where’s the brown bread? Bottled 3.3, 9 months ago - I’d have thought doppelbocks would age well but maybe not. Not the best example of Troegs or the style. 3.75

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Photo of Jeffreysan
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, deep, dark, completely opaque, mahogany color, with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into an extremely thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Not very aromatic at all, but I do get some faint notes, and I mean really, faint, of toasted malt and brown sugar.

Taste: What the beer lacks in aroma, it more than makes up for in flavor. There are some very good, very strong flavors of bready, toasted malt up front, followed by some strong notes of dried stone fruit, such as raisins, prunes and figs. I also get some faint notes of brown sugar and toffee-like sweetness. The beer finishes with a touch of hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and slightly effervescent as there is just a touch of carbonation. With an ABV of 8.2%, there is a slight hint of alcohol warmth on the palate.

Overall: This is a very good American version of a German Doppelbock. Malty, sweet, lots of flavors of dried stone fruit and slightly bitter, this beer is very reminiscent of German doppelbocks. Recommended to Doppelbock fans.

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Photo of Pukstopper
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a pint glass and for $4 figured I couldn't go wrong
Nice head which fades but leave nice lacing. Malty but a aftertaste that just didn't sit well. Not sure I would have another.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a clear dark brown/red color with a light head that quickly faded, minimal lacing.
Smell: Spicy rye-like bready notes, with some nice caramel aromas.
Taste: Great dark fruit and sweet bready malt flavors, with a bit of anise flavor on the back end.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, very smooth though.
Overall: This is a very good Dopplebock, close to some of the better German Dopplebocks.

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Photo of thecommonman
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Perfect for frozen weather. Strong maltiness, melanoidins, with some toastiness. Very rich, almost a subtle milk choco. Almost ruby in color. Could use a bit more lager crispness.

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Photo of SpecialK088
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This thing is beautiful in the glass and has the malt backbone to easily hide the over 8%. I loved the rich dark fruits flavor with just a nice subtle burn from the alcohol.

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Photo of Andrew041180
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark mahogany with amber highlights. Aroma is very much what I like - primarily bread-crusty type malty notes. Flavor follows suit, with a lingering sweetness on the back end. Perhaps too much. The bready notes are all there though, which is a big plus. Not much feel to this one - I expected more. Touch of body on the front end, but with a watery finish. Expected more feel throughout. Good beer, no question, but not among the best I've had.

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Photo of Glanzman
4.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle served in a beer mug.

Pours a beautiful, deep garnet color with a slightly tan, 1 fingered head.

Smells of rich roasted malts and slight chocolate.

Taste the same with the slight bite of hops... just enough to let you know its there.

Would definitely buy more of these.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - dark red color with a tan white head slight lacing.
Smell - sweet carmel malty smell
Taste - sweet Carmel malt taste but also with some type of dark fruit taste and some nuttiness.
Feel - medium light body and medium carbonation.
Overall - fantastic double bock.

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Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev +2.8%

The nose holds chocolate malt, dry cocoa, some light dark fruit, maltiness, anise and a bit of mint leaf.

The flavor favors the dark fruit and malt. Raisin and prunes hit the palate with a malty barley grain. I get some molasses and sorghum at mid palate before finishing with some anise and mint.

This is a good one, full of flavor and complexity.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle bottled on 09/09/14. Sampled December 1, 2014.

Dark mahogany brown pour with a modest tan head.

The aroma is sweet and malty with a weak barleywine sweetness.

The body is medium to full.

The taste is incredibly sweet and malty with a moderate bitter finish. It is quite tasty.

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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
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