Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock | Tröegs Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
3,214 Ratings
Tröegs Troegenator Double BockTröegs Troegenator Double Bock
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,214
Reviews:
1,127
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
141
Gots:
735
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,214 |  Reviews: 1,127
Photo of thoglund
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nobledust
3.27/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FBarber
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500th review!

Pours clear and crisp, dark auburn in color. Tannish off-white head dissipates steadily leaving a ring of tan foam along the outside of the beer.

Smell is bready with some dark stone fruits, overly ripe apples and grapes, and slightly sweet.

Taste follows the nose with a solid bready malt backbone that is immediately apparent. Stone fruits, ripe apples, and red grapes. There is a sweetness from the fruits but its not overly sweet. Slight hoppy bitterness on the finish that just provides some balance to the beer. The flavor profile on this beer is incredibly well done.

Feel is smooth, light, drinkable. Medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

Overall this might be the best American made dopplebock. Incredible flavor, and an outstanding beer overall.

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Photo of brewtechnik
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jacobob10
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle.

Stunning ruby brown color and clear with a small, light tan head that shows good retention. Sticky patches of lacing as it goes down. Heavy malt aroma and flavor comprised of molasses, raisin, caramel, and alcohol. Light earthy hops chime in behind the malt to round things out. Heavy sweetness in the finish creates a long aftertaste. Full bodied and clean, but drifts a little too much towards the syrupy texture side of things for my liking. A solid dopplebock that is great for winter nights.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very good overall.

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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 StoutAtTheDevil
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

L -- Pours a crystal clear, reddish brown with a two finger light tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Moderate lacing
S -- Roasted malts, oats, molasses. Hint of chocolate.
T -- Baker's chocolate, brown bread, barley malts, and a slight doughy sweetness
F -- Starts strong but finishes watery
O -- True to the description on the bottle, feels like drinking a loaf of dense farmers' bread in a bottle.

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Photo of RobertFranc
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sharp315
2.83/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Darrin_Smith
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bonns42
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: poured from 12 oz bottle into a Troegs pint glass. Perfectly clear reddish brown with a creamy head that dissipated almost immediately.

Aroma: mild scents of toffee or caramel. Caramelized brown sugar aromas were also present. Not a very strong smell.

Taste: Sugary sweet, but not as much as many other doppelbocks I've had. Dark biscuit and caramelized sugar tastes are prominent with a hint of dark chocolate hiding in the background. Not as heavy on the chocolate as some other varieties. Some alcohol lingers on the palate, but it lends a nice spicy characteristic rather than washing out other flavors.

Feel: Coats the tongue and lingers for a few seconds, but not a super-heavy syrup characteristic that is present in other doppelbocks.

Overall: Does't feel as heavy as other varieties, which is a nice change. Easier to drink than other doppelbocks. While it's certainly lighter than most I've had, it is a much more enjoyable beer because the flavors are not sickeningly sweet or overpowered by alcohol. Quality offering from central Pennsylvania.

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Photo of MonkeyBread
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nihilistic
4.51/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gbw5009
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nater919
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dogma33
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of srfou
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear reddish brown color with a thick tan head.
S - Aroma is not very strong, but I get some caramel or molasses.
T - Malty and sweet. I did not get the dark fruits that so many others reported.
M - Medium carbonation and mouth feel.
O - Very good beer, wish I had purchased more.

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Photo of Ltdsaint
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billysdad
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

best beer i ever had was a double bock from Stoudts 30 years ago. They've gone completely stale. Never moved on in 30 years, sad, ignored in my distributorship. Troegenator picks up the mantle, but I've gone much hoppier over the years. Great for the style.

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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 3,214 ratings.
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