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RATINGS: 1099   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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For periods of fasting without solid foods, Monastic brewers relied on the double bock; a stronger, richer beer to fulfill their basic nutritional needs. Known to them as "liquid bread", a double bock has a strong malt aroma and chewy rich body. In the spirited tradition of naming a double bock in the suffix "ator," we give you Troegenator to provide warmth and richness through the early spring months.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rentonj7 (88) - Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Gorgeous deep ruby amber. Dried dark fruit aroma: cherries, prunes. Flavor is sweet biscuit and loads of cherry, plum, some raisin, and a hint of dark chocolate. Thick chewy mouth feel. Slightly drying finish but still very sweet. Low carbonation and warming from the alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (6892) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle. It pours ruby amber with a creamy beige head. Nutty and toasted caramel malty aroma. Chocolate cookies. Flavor is sweet malty with biscuit notes. Nice but a bit one dimensional.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (1476) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2015
Slightly hazy dark amber. Small, frothy light beige head. Aroma has malt syrup, honey and dried fruit. Similar flavour, alcohol, sweetness and bitterness nicely balanced. Gets very fruity, almost cherry-like. Finish is quite alcoholic.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7681) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle. Deep amber pour with a quickly receding head. Dark fruit and bread on the aroma and taste. Palate has a little heft, and it carries a touch of a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1364) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2015
The traditional German-style doppelbock is usually considered a spring seasonal, but thanks to season creep American versions tend to compete with Christmas beers. Troegs has so much confidence in their Troegenator Doublebock that they actually release year-round and they even package it in cans (full pint cans to boot). This is definitely one of the best American examples of the style on the mainstream craft beer market.

I poured a 16oz can into a nonic pint glass. It was canned on 1/26/15 and cost $3.39 ($0.21 per ounce).

Appearance: Beautiful ruby red/mahogany hue; extremely transparent. Pours to a large, tan, foamy head which retains well but leaves little lacing.

Smell: Malt-forward aroma; very sweet with notes of cherry and other dark fruit with a classic lager scent.

Taste: Not surprisingly, there is a lot of malt in this palate. Sweet to be sure, but not excessive or cloying. There’s a fruity flavor, much like the aroma, of cherry or plum. A faint hint of toasty flavor due to the chocolate malt. Hops linger in the background and impart a gentle dry bitterness. This is not a style that you want especially balanced anyway. I do get some cough medicine flavor on the back end, probably due to the alcohol. It’s slightly caramel-tasting, which is nice. Overall, it’s a tasty and satisfying example of the style.

Drinkability: If there’s one style of beer that’s inherently cloying it’s probably doppelbock. Troegenator has a thick, sticky, tepid mouthfeel and does leave a lingering malty aftertaste. It’s low in carbonation, though that seems appropriate as higher CO2 might scrub the palate a little too clean. At 8.2% ABV it’s full-bodied to say the least and the alcohol is easily noticed in all aspects of the brew. This is a meal in a can.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1611) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle that poured a light garnet color with off white head. Nice lacing around the glass. Aroma is alluring and enticing. Bready sweet malt and caramel. The flavor pushes the sweetness but doesn’t go over the top. Excellent mouth feel of bread and malt and caramel. Slight alcohol touch on the end. Can’t remember the last time I had a dopplebock this good. Excellent representation of the style.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nathan30533 (874) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Just not my style of brew. I had this from a can and was wowed by the malts. Ok looking brew but just not my style in terms of taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroadestTom (114) - - MAR 15, 2015
Aroma caramel, roasty, dough, Appearance red, clear, minimal head, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Carmel Palate medium body, soft carbonation, Overall not a bad beer but not the boldness that I expected still would suggest this beer to a friend

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bennetporter (270) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pours a hazy brown from a bottle. Aroma is boozy cherry cordial. Flavor is the same with a slight nutty bitterness and a hint of anise. Alcohol burn at the end. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (655) - Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Copper color with light brown head. Toffee caramel molasses aroma. Flavor is rich molasses, boozy malty, hp balance comes next. This beer is all about the malt though.. Very tasty to sip, harsh if you take a big gulp of it. Troegs has food pairing recommendations that sound pretty good on their web page, I think I will try them next time.


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