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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Hooray, domestic dopplebock. Deep caramel brown color. Nose is slight, not as strong as expected, a bit of maltiness. Flavor is chewy, plenty of caramel, but not as malty as expected. Hops are a mite harsh, noticeable, but the balance seems off. Body is reasonably creamy, but nothing phenomenal. It's the first release of this, so maybe it'll get refined in the future. Good, but tastes as if it needs a bit more polishing before it's actually ready.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFGrind (1837) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Yeasty aroma, bitter flavor; overall I found this beer to have a tough yeasty (alcohol) taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
80skid (65) - New York, USA - FEB 14, 2003
Aroma is rather subtle for the odd flavor. Flavor is someone odd and almost wood-like but rich and robust. Aftertaste is a little dissappointing; almost seems like it leaves a bitter film embedded on the back of your tongue.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Amber1 (32) - USA - MAY 13, 2002
This was a nice surprise from Troegs. Bronze color, malty nose and little spice. Well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bunny99 (6) - USA - MAY 2, 2002 does not count
interesting name, tough beer to find. Big, malty and deceivingly smooth. I definitely will be looking forward to my next Troegenaor!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Coffeeboss99 (1) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2002 does not count
Nice and smooth and very complex and rich in taste. I must agree that it does warm you to a nice sweet glow. Stronger than I was the Troegenator

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ktaylor99 (1) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2002 does not count
On vacation last week in Bloomsburg, PA I tried this beer....extremely tasty, watch out for the power it packs though...rough time standing up after a few

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2002
Cool name, although not very impressive for a doppelbock. Lacked a substantial strong malt background. Don’t get me wrong it’s decent, but its nothing to rave about.

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