Monday, February 21, 2011

Tröegs Troegenator Doublebock

Today, Beer! reviews the Troegs Troegenator Double Bock:

Brewery: Tröegs Brewing Company
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Style: Double Bock
Brewery Website
Rating: A-

Up for review today is the Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs (umlaut rule in effect - I'll give you the first one, but I'm skipping it from here on in). The Troegenator pour up a clear, deep amber-brown color. There is some fine carbonation in the glass and a short, tan-brown, frothy head. The nose is fairly light with notes of wine and wheat toast.

On the palate the first thing I notice is a light tangy note followed by a touch of sweetness. There is a nice toasty note reminiscent of lightly toasted bread. Wine and oak are notable as well. There are both bitter and floral hops notes present, but they fade well into the background. There is also a faint vanilla/marshmallow note in the background. The Troegenator is medium-heavy bodied with light syrupiness and juiciness present. The finish has lingering oak and syrup notes with a squirt of juicy tang.

Troegs has a great dopplebock on their hands with the Troegenator. The flavors are very well balanced, with no one flavor overpowering anything else. They really nailed the right amount of sweetness, which to me is one of the biggest components that sets the decent dopplebocks apart from the great ones. The Troegenator is one of the best double bocks this side of Bavaria, and is worthy of your finest Octoberfest stein.

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