Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft Pours a copper red with a light brown head. Aroma was malty of carmel and a little sweetness. Taste was well balanced. Good mix of malts and hops. Nice carbonation and a good light bitter finish. This is another great beer from the brothers.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark amber pour with a hint of red. Head was small, light brown in color and faded quickly. Aroma was sweet caramel and malty. Flavor was more malty than the nose with a touch of sweetness and a small bitter bite at the end. Excellent beer, this will be a stocked beer in my collection.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a coppery red, with a light brown head. Compex, sweet breadlike nose - somewhat malty, but so much more in there! Sweet bread, honey, brown sugar. Flavors are not quite as sweet as the nose, but the malts, bread and honey are all well represented. Body is rich, but not to the point of overkill, and the finish is malty with a touch of bitter - but not much! A very nice doppel!
jrob21 (3048) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 Yes, it really is as red as it is in the pic. Smells of a fruity bread aroma. Very interesting there. A rich malty taste with a bit of a bitter finish. RE-rate, reminds me more of an english pale than a doppelbock.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first doppelbock. I really liked the sweetness of the aroma, the amber appearence, the flavor was very malty, and the beer had a nice full felling in the mouth
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber ale with a moka head. Sweet caramle and vanilla in aroma. Sweet malt with notes of caramel, and restrained nuttyness, a big beer bonbon. Rich and warming. Mondial 2005.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Poured a nice red/amber color. Not much of a head, which left very quickly. Sweet malty flavor, very sweet. Weak carbonation. Overall not bad, average,"
rajendra82 (999) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From BA Riggsy as part of Secret Santa 2005, this 12 oz. bottle yielded a beer that was clear and deep orange in color, and possessed a rather large three finger head that prevented emptying the entire contents into a flute glass (also courtesy of Riggsy). The color was a little light for a Dopplebock, but the overall presentation was very good.
The aroma was quite uncharacteristic of a Dopplebock, with floral, citric, hoppy smell that was a little too light on malts. The taste was rather citric, hoppy, and dry, none of which should not be the primary flavors of a Dopplebock. The mouthfeel was thin and crisp, which was another puzzling deviation from the style. Aftertaste was a little bitter and spicy, rather than smooth and creamy.
None of these characteristics made Troegenator a bad beer, but it was much too far off the mark from the style they were aiming for. If you like it for what it is, then good for you, but don’t look at this as a prototypical example of the style.
BillKismet (3605) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium orange-bronze color with a full, creamy head. Could not successfully coax out much aroma. Mild malt flavor deftly masks the potent alcohol.
Frank (3600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 This pours a brown red color w/ little head. Nose and flavor both are strongly malt centric but it really comes alive w/ dark fruit complexity once tasted and a touch of acidity comes into play. Sweet and sticky, slightly undercarbed for a German style but still quite tasty.
Original Rating 12/27/2005: Sampled from a fresh growler: I’m not sure this quite fits the style but is a nice strong lager nonetheless. Pours a nice dark brown amber w/ a nice head. Mostly malty w/ a nice edge of hops but an unfortunate slight metallic off note in the finish brings it down a notch. 7 3 6 3 14