Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock | Tröegs Brewing Company

very good
3,224 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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Photo of MisledTitan
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Liam_Aylward
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bigzack420
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Photo of DanLane
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 JDWVURx
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of reebtaerG
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MadScientist
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A medium copper with great clarity. The light tan head dissipates to a thin collar having a rocky texture.

S: A rich, moderately-strong malt aroma with moderately-low melanoidins. There is a slight caramel note and a moderately-soft alcohol aroma. Light cocoa and dark fruit aromas of figs and plums become evident as it warms.

T: A rich malt flavor with moderately-strong melanoidins, light caramel and chocolate. Moderate hops bitterness that is a bit strong for style but very enjoyable. There is an underling malt sweetness throughout with a balance that is slightly sweet. The finish is somewhat sweet with an aftertaste of hops bitterness and slightly grainy malt.

M: A medium-full body with moderate carbonation and a slight warmth in the back of the throat. Sliky smooth with a light creaminess and a very faint astringency.

O: A great beer to enjoy while warming up by a fire. Malt forward yet balanced and oh so drinkable. The hops bitterness is too strong for the style.

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Photo of steelerguy
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Extremely bright, although it has a nice ruby/brown color, you can see right through it. Little carbonation, nice white, one finger head, that quickly dissipated to a thin covering.

S - Could smell the wonderful fruit flavors as I was pouring...dark cherries, plum, and figs. The caramel malts really shine.

T - Very good, the fruit in the nose also comes through in taste. The fruit is balanced with some nice toasted malts and a light hop flavor and bitterness.

M - Creamy and will coat your mouth nicely. A little alcohol warmth, but less than I would expect from an 8.2% abv beer.

D - Very drinkable for a doppelbock. Many times they have a characteristic that sticks out and get tiring, not Troegs wonderful brew.

Overall, this is a really good example of a German Doppelbock from an American brewery. It is not quite Celebrator, but very good an a worthy competitor.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz. Can.

A deep brown/red hued and amber color. A short, bubbly, fine and thin tannish colored foam cap. A fine layer sticks around.

Mega sweet malty aroma, toffee, milk chocolate and raspberries, fine leather shoes, bourbon casks i.e old antique furniture, basically, thick, heady dark malts. Earthy, wet-leaves and dry soil for the hops.

A sweet and sour malt bomb. Thick and maple syrup sweet, maple syrup because of the subtle woody, grainy backdrop. Not at all malty thick or heavy lime a stout, no roasty-chocolate, more, sweet syrup, amber malt flavor. Complex and deep with more subtle, woody, earthy and sour hops. The deep lager bock yeast adds the big, funky sour, tangy flavor's, which all come together in the classic German Bock style.

The feel is of a full, lush body mouthfeel, clean, not "crisp" but very clean. A long, woody, cloying malt ends it.

Overall, A massive Bock, a fine American version of this classic German masterpiece.

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Photo of jmerloni
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark walnut brown color that is mostly translucent. Head is moderate and caramel-white colored, creamy. Drops quick but retains for a long while after that. Decent lacing. Very still looking and unwavering. Is there confectionary sugar floating on the top??

S - Roasted vanilla bean, dark cherry, molasses malt. VERY molassesy - I am positive that this malt aroma is molasses. Almost no hop aroma.

T - Tastes ENTIRELY like Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia. Wow! That's delicious. Wow, that's actually so precise. Molasses malt as smelled. This is delicious. Slight bitter hop aftertaste. Very nice.

M - Pretty whole. Fore taste is very different from the aftertaste and the flavors are more supplementary than complimentary. It is interesting though.

D - Pretty drinkable. This is a very interesting tasting beer and Troegs's crafting decisions with this are clearly very bold. This is not an ordinary Doppelbock. Tastes a lot like Founders' Curmudgeon if Founders had more modesty with that brew (God love them - they are great - but I think they could have done better with that brew). You come to expect great things from Troegs - this is what they do time after time - and this is another great brew that I hope I will have the chance to enjoy again sometime soon. Solid.

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Photo of edchicma
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich caramel with good initial head presence that last sin the lacing process. Smell is a deep malt with molasses notes. Taste is deep and rich in malt and molasses with a hint of hops. Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth rich and deep. Drinkability is excellent, considering the abv. It is smooth and silky...unusual for an extreme brew.

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Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of PEBKAC, thanks!

Poured into a cylinder stange glass. A frothy head caps off a high clarity reddish amber body. Sticky webs of lace work their way around the edge.

Dried fruit with nuts and caramel in the aroma. Pretty damn nice! Not too sweet, just about right. A touch of alcohol is noticeable when the glass is swirled.

Taste is dominated by malty toffee and caramel flavors, subtle fruit in the first few sips. A slightly dry, warming finish. Fuller bodied, very smooth. Hard to slow down and sip when it's so drinkable. Reminds me a little of Autumnal Fire from Capital in WI.

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Photo of wcudwight
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a flute glass a cherry maple color. Kind of looks like a lite coffee. Thin beige head that quickly recedes to a thin rim of lace. Smells of caramel and burnt toast. Taste wise this is a malt bomb and a very delicious one at that. Caramel up front, bready, with a very nice toast finish. Long lasting toast aftertaste. Thick and chewy in the mouth. Very drinkable for 8%. The alcohol is hardly noticable. I haven't had many dopplebocks, but if they taste like this I am going to explore them further.

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Photo of vrbulldog22
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours ruby/copper with a thin bone head.
Lots of malt in the smell, some berries, caramel. Smells like walking into a fudge shop.
Mild caramel taste, not as sweet as the smell lets on. Malt & crak fruit in the middle. Finishes dry & hoppy.
Doesn't feel as heavy as the smell lets on. The carbonation helps keep it feeling lighter. Very creamy.
Overall highly drinkable, though higher in well-hidden alcohol.

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Photo of BuckSpin
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another beauty to behold - warm cherry amber hue with a clinging, cream colored 1/2" head of loose foam. Nose rang of light yeast, but hinted at the richness to come. Boy, is this nice and rich, full of mellow malts that finished like it started - rich, very smooth, almost creamy, and full of rich malts. A very enjoyable and highly drinkable brew, but be careful of that high ABV...could sneak up on you as you enjoy this.

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Photo of diddith
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Jguthpsu
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade from SilentSabre, so a big "Thank you" goes out to him for the opportunity to try this beer. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a decent-sized foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malt, dark fruit and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste is rich and malty with flavors of dark fruit (raisins & raspberries), caramel and some hops. The After-taste is slightly sweet and fruity.

M: Very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, very clean finish.

D: Tasty, easy-to-drink, very well-hidden ABV, but slightly filling, this is a beer that is worth staying with for an evening.

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Photo of AgentZero
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A deep mohogany/ruby color, not cloudy at all. Minimal off white head on the pour that dissipated to a ring with no lacing.

S - Got a ton of malts right off the nose, little bit burnt, although not in an unpleasant way. Burnt brown sugar and some molassas.

T - Not sure exactly what it is, but this beer is really working for me today. Got some caramel and brown sugar/molassas sweetness that is nicely tempered by a bitter, burnt char taste. Dark fruits are nice in there, but not overpowering, quite subtle. Alcohol is completely buried, can't detect it.

M - Medium bodied, with an appropriate amount of carbonation.

D - For an 8.2% this is nearly sessionable, good stuff, and a nice surprise.

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Photo of tosshin
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a : Clear copper in color. I poured too lightly and didn't generate hardly any head. What head I did have dissipated quickly (that was expected due to the alcohol content here). No lacing. Oh well.
s : Not a whole lot going on in this beer for the nose. I can smell the alcohol, and maybe some tart fruits, strawberries come to mind.
t : I don't taste as much alcohol as I would expect from the way this beer smells, but it is certainly there. I also taste some fruitiness, some slight bittering, and a bit of caramel malt.
m : This is a thick beer, creamy, slightly syrupy. Not much carbonation.
d : Dangerously easy to drink. I have burned through half of the beer doing this review. I wish I had more.

Another solid beer from a local (state-wise) brewery. I like the style, like the beer, like the brewery. Nothing bad to say.

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Photo of NickyDee21
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of acrawf6
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a clear dark ruby amber with a nice tan head.

Smell. very malty and sweet like other doppelbocks. a creamy aroma and spiced, some vanilla.

Taste. Slightly smokey and sweet. Very creamy, but still has a spice and pepperyness to it. Alchohl is quite present in all the flavors. Aftertaste is also sweet.

Mouthfeel is nice. Pretty full body. I said this beer has a creamy taste and aroma, but it just seems not as creamy when i think of the mouthfeel. Though the alcohol does give it a creaminess, it still has a slightly roughness to it with the carbonation.

Overall, a very nice beer, and an above average doppelbock, imho. very tasty.

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Photo of laituegonflable
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark scarlet colour, clear with a very pleasant beige head, nice and thick and loyal, sticking around nicely. Dense and pleasant, leaves moderate lace around the glass but not huge amounts. Pretty good, and interesting.

Nose is an interestingly sweet one. Lots of toffee malt notes and a very Irish red kind of character, hints of cream, hazelnuts and pecans. A hint of whiskey malt as well, very interesting beer. One of the most English-smelling 'German' styles I've experienced.

Taste is again pleasant. More of that rich toffee character, sweet and malty but more of that rich bitterness, kind of like Belgian candi sugar. A good strong potent character on the mid-palate, with hints of hazelnut, whiskey malt and a bit of cocoa without the chocolatey sweetness you would get from a porter, for example. There is a bitterness on the back, but it creeps up sullenly and blends almost impeccably with the alcomohol warmth I feel. Slightly herbal with mint and parsley, a great character. A really tasty beer with all the benchmarks of a good strong lager.

A little unfortunate on the mouthfeel, but having said that I've come to expect that from bocks, just the clean-up from lagering lowers the texture. A bit drying on the back and a bit harsh when the alcohol hits. Good though not fantastic.

Dangerously drinkable though. Good rich flavour, and very pleasant.

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Photo of DMc8ride
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 3,224 ratings.
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