937. Troegenator Double Bock

937. Troegenator Double Bock

I had this beer on a trip to The Muddy Charles Pub with some lab mates. I've been impressed by the latest selections on the Muddy's rotating third tap.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Tröegs Brewing Company
Alcohol: 8.20%
Serving: Tap
Style: Doppelbock, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 4.0 | Smell: 3.5 | Taste: 4.5 | Mouthfeel: 4.0 | Drinkability: 4.5

Overall: 4.15

Pours a clear, ruby brown. Topped by a dense, off-white head that fades to film. Lace clings to the side of the glass. The aroma is sweet caramel malts, sharp fruit, light chocolate, and toffee.

There's a good amount of sweetness upfront: primarily dark chocolate and bready malts. There a light fruitiness in the center that's almost banana-like. A sharp acidic hint appears towards the finish. There's also a roasty and hoppy bitterness throughout. Full-bodied and highly carbonated.

Surprisingly balanced for such a malty style.

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