Review - Troegs Brewing Company's Troegenator
"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." -- Tröegs
Pours a medium caramel color with an off-white small head that leaves some thin wispy lacing behind. Head completely vanishes after a little bit. Slightly opaque body with very little activity. Aroma is malty with some maple syrup undertones but overall is very light, although the aroma from the bottle is quite a bit stronger with some molasses notes. Initial taste is heavily sweet with tight carbonation, and although the sweet subsides a bit towards the finish, some alcohol emerges which adds a different element of sweetness to the taste. Medium bodied, there is a creamy texture to the beer with a heavy mouthfeel thats syrupy with soft carbonation.
Reviewed on May 27th, 2008.