Troegs is an American brewery originating in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. John and Chris Trogner founded the company in 1996, and their Troegenator is made (and named) in the true German style. Weighing in at 8.2% ABV Troegenator is a hearty beer that will keep you full and warm all year long.
The beer pours a dark amber color. Once there is a decent pour in the glass it appears a clear bronze with a slight copper hue. The head is about one finger and is a light brownish color. It dissipates slowly and leaves an elegant lacing.
On the nose the first thing you pick up is the fruity notes. Dark fruits like plum, raisin and cherry dominate with an underlying aroma of sweet white grape juice. Balancing all the fruit notes are the expected aromas of toasted malts, bread and caramel. There is also a light spice that shines through the bready malty aromas.
Sweet bready and biscuity notes hit first with a hint of cinnamon spice. On the mid palate the fruit notes from the nose shine through. Fig, raisin and alcohol laden cherry are met by notes of boozy chocolate, toffee and lightly toasted almond. The finish is smooth and showcases a muted version of all the flavors previously noted plus a hint of earthy hops. With the exception of the earthy note, the hops are undetectable but provide a balance to the sweetness. Despite its ABV and its flavor profile, Troegenator doesn’t carry a super thick mouthfeel.
The Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 4.0 Pints out of 5
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