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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VAYankee (330) - Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2003
Nice brown coloring and off-white head with pleasing, strong malty aroma. Flavor has nice malty elements and defintite bread-like qualities. Leaves a bit of bitterness on the tip of my tongue. Worthy of being a regular purchase.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McWhite (108) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2003 Poured a clear, beautiful copper brown color with an off-white head. It tasted malty and a little sweet but without the alcohol taste I was expecting. It's definitely a good american-brewed doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Nice deep brown. Strong malty aroma with a hint of alcohol and dark chocolate. The taste expands on those and adds a hint of cinnamon and brown sugar. Surprisingly good as I didn't expect much from this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2003
A nice doppelbock, very sweet and chewy malts. Was a deep amber color, with a white head. Very very tasty and strong, hard to belive its 8.2%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
skullsplitter (1) - Island Heights, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2003 does not count
This is a well balanced brew.Malty and little alcohol taste make this a good beer.A definite buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2003
A lovely crystal clear copper brew. Medium-sized khaki-colored, fizzy head. Quickly and fully diminishing. Rich, buttery, malty nose with huge notes of spruce and butterscotch. The flavor is also malty and rich. Light molasses, caramel and English toffee up front. Excellently balanced with a lightly pungent and moderately bitter hop presence on the backside. Full-bodied with a very oily mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Long, bitter and dry finish. Great brew! Worth Pursuing!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2003
Troegs is an excellent brewery. Troegenator is malty and bready in flavor with a knock out punch. Could easily pass for a German doppelbock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rib Eye (147) - USA - APR 29, 2003
Troegs accomplishes the amazing feat of brewing quintessential examples of every style they try. This doppel defines craftmanship. Excellent balance of strong malt and hop flavors with a slight smoke taste. Not my fave style or fave brew from Troegs, but really, really well done. Like all Troegs, it's not pasteurized so the clean, fresh, bready flavors really shine through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1501) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 Deep amber color, with hardly any head. The aroma was its strong suite - caramel malts dominated. Caught a hint of the yeast strains, but they seemed to disappear early. Body was a bit thin for this style, but it may be a tad unfair comparing it to what the Germans have been doing for centuries. Decent kick from the high abv. Rerated on 11/02/07. Much better than my original impression. Dark amber appearance with a medium size head that left good lacing. Toffeeish, caramel malt aroma. Dark bread pairs up with sweet malts in the taste; hops are understated. The fuller bodied mouthfeel is a big difference. Finishes on a spicy note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2003
Decent doppelbock, deep ruby & brownish color, very little head at all, lots of sweet maltiness in the nose with a hint of some different spices, seemed like something was missing from the flavors, just didn't seem as good as some of the other doppels I've had, very rich aftertaste, just glad I didn't buy an entire case of this like I had thought about

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