Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock - Brauerei Tucher Brau
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Reviews by joe1510:
4.33/5 rDev +5.6%
I've really been in the mood for some hearty doppelbocks lately. Hope this satisfies my craving for the night. Wow...Looks good from the start. Pours a beautiful chestnut brown into my pilsner glass with all sorts of tiny carbonation rising. A tan 2 finger head formed on the pour that slowly faded to 1 finger of rocky frothiness. Small sticky thin patches of lacing form after each drink.
This beer is loaded with great aromas. There's a fruity sweetness. Warm banana bread starts things off. After the hints of banana bread wonderful smelling maltiness takes over. Sweet dough, mild nutiness, mild milk chocolate and a perfect toasted grain aroma. This stuff smells like a meal. Like a meal you would want on a chilly night. Smells wonderful but could be slightly more pronounced.
Every bit of the smell comes out to show it's true self in the flavor. Banana bread starts things off again there is even a small amount of tartness you encounter when eating a banana. When the beer makes it's way to mid-palate the sweet doughiness moves in along with the nuttiness and milk chocolate. Sweet toffee shows up on the swallow after some warming. Creamy milk smoothness. Zero alcohol in the flavor. Excellent!
Medium bodied but velvety smooth. The smoothness is unbelievable. Carbonation is there pushing things through but is undetectable. Very nice.
Drinkability is outstanding. If this beer wasn't so much like a meal, which it's meant to be, it would get the perfect score for drinkability. I think it would be too filling to drink all night long. I do find myself drinking this one pretty quickly though.
Tucher Bajuvator is an outstanding doppelbock and one that will be in stock at my house for the rest of the winter. An excellent beer at an excellent price. Hard to beat. This definitely satisfied my craving for the night.
08-31-2013 19:22:28 | More by joe1510
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4.13/5 rDev +0.7%
Pours a deep brown with some velvety red tinge to it,aroma is sweet and a little nutty.Taste is sweet and velvety with some very roasted flavors.A very sweet and roasted malt flavored brew wich is real nice.A real nice doppel thats not to seet but very tasty.
08-11-2003 21:49:56 | More by oberon
4.75/5 rDev +15.9%
Presentation: Long brown 1 pint European-style bottle. Freshness date scored on the back label.
Appearance: Dark rich chestnut brown that pours a thick off-white head. Healthy looking and retains for quite a while.
Smell: Fruity esters, grape bubble-gum, sweet malts, hints of caramel and alcohol.
Taste: Smooth, syrupy and creamy mouthfeel. The hearty full-bodied richness of the complex malts is staggering. This is a seriously malty beer with loads of buttery toffee, caramel, toasted malts, juicy ripe fruits (grape flavours), chocolate, raw honey and touch of smoke. There's a nice spicy bite, a combination of just enough hop flavour and light bitterness to balance and a very strong alcohol presence that pricks at the palate. Finishes with some spiciness, bit of dryness, bready flavour and sweet alcohol residuals.
Notes: At a hefty 7.2% abv., Bajuvator has got to be one of my favourite Doppelbocks ever. Hell, maybe even one of my favourite beers ever! You can really feel the alcohol in the brew, so look out!
Classified as a "Malt Liquor" on the bottle, for legal reasons, but we all know better than that.
07-17-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
4.1/5 rDev 0%
Pours a mahogany color with ruby tinting. Small beige head doesn't stick around very long. Aroma is of molasses, butterscotch, prunes, and raisins. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, with medium carbonation. Taste is molasses and toffee, with earthy hops to bitter. Munich maltiness is here in abundance. Finishes with a bitter toffee aftertaste. Lacks some complexity in flavor and aroma to be top five for style, but is very well done and quite enjoyable.
02-25-2004 12:05:54 | More by merlin48
4.38/5 rDev +6.8%
Purchased at State Line with the recommendation of Robert (the beer maestro there). Cheers. Pours dark with a thin head. Sweet and bready in smell. Tastes of sweetness and rich malt. Mouthfeel is very smooth and this is drinkable even with a 7.2% ABV. A real nice dopplebock & I will buy this again.
10-09-2008 23:30:56 | More by SkinnyElvis
4.5/5 rDev +9.8%
(Served in a stemmed Pokal)
A- This beer pours a dark walnut brown clear body that is a bit dense. There is a thick light tan head that is supported by strands of tiny bubbles gliding to the surface.
S- The dry caramel notes smell like cold wort with a mellow roasted hint and a slight biscuit malt note.
T- The rich malty caramel notes is a bit sweet with a toasted flavor that dries out the finish. There is a soft green note in the finish that increase just a bit as the beer warms.
M- The medium mouthfeel has more of a fullness on the tongue when the head is full and no real alcohol heat noted.
D- This beer is delicious. There is a great rich flavor of blended malt flavors and is just sweet enough to give it depth without being sugary.
07-24-2009 17:59:05 | More by rhoadsrage
4.3/5 rDev +4.9%
1pt long brown bottle poured into a mug.
A: Rich mahogany that allows deep maroon light penetration around the edges with a quality cream colored head.
S: A little bit sweet, a little bit dairy, and a lot of malt. Think milk dud or chocolate malted shake from DQ. As it warms I pick up some fruity sweetness and alcohol reminiscent of brandy.
T/M: This is a full viscous beer with a silky texture and a beautiful alcohol backbone. The malts come through right up front, again with lots of dairy, some butterscotch and a hint of chocolate. An extremely complex palate that fades into a warming comfortable dose of alcohol with trails of black pepper.
D: A fantastic instantiation of the style. The nose put me off a bit at first, but as it warmed up, really grew on me. Note to self, keep the fridge stocked with this.
05-28-2008 00:29:15 | More by FleeVT
4/5 rDev -2.4%
Thick heavy malt on both aroma and flavor, not at all heavy on the hops. Just how I like my beers. Finishes clean with a hint of sweetness. The strightforward malts are perhaps a bit less complicated than other Doppelbocks, but that just makes it all the more quaffable.
A respectable member of the world of Doppelbocks. Definately worth a try.
01-24-2006 23:41:48 | More by SetarconeX
4.6/5 rDev +12.2%
Wow, i really mean WOW... im not a pro, but i`ve tried a few dopplebocks and i thought i will never taste a better dopplebock than the salvator...
A. Just amazing, you can see the carbonation bubbles dancing to the top like if they where happy to be part of this poem of beer. It is a dark "amber" color. It shines for itself, and when watched behind a light it turns in a scale of browns, from the darkest in the bottom of the glass... to the lighter one in the top of the glass.
S. You can pretty much smell the alcohol, the malts and notes of syrup i think.
T.Great, great, great... the best dopplebock i`ve ever tried, one of the best beers as well. It has a very sweet begining, again with notes of syrup, hops, and fruit.
M. It could be better, i think that the low carbonation makes it a little bit watery, but with that amazing flavor its almost impossible to critizice this beer.
D.It goes down by your throat like if it was sprinkle water, its almost impossible to stop drinking it, though a guess that if you have more than three of this, your senses will fail..
07-12-2008 22:57:17 | More by yael6666
4.55/5 rDev +11%
I feel a re-review is in order, since my initial words were sauced and sloppy and full of exclamation marks. (!)
Gleaming burnt scarlet with a beige head of short duration.
Nose of rotting apples, burnt raisin bread and prune juice.
This oozes malt. Leather, chewing tobacco, bruised plums and molasses-drowned grapes. Toasted honey and mounds of fertile dirt comprise the middle. Hopping is (obviously) of limited regard, but excels in the minor spicy drying qualities it provides. Alcohol provides cognac flavorings, but none of the associated sting.
Not the largest nor the deepest doppelbock, but one that wears its heritage like a crown and drips authenticity.
Few are a downable as this.
Be wary, as this will most certainly make you reach for the exclamation mark on the keyboard multiple times. Ravaged by alcohol, or not.
11-19-2003 08:09:36 | More by cokes
3.58/5 rDev -12.7%
Like a creamy dessert. Very malty and creamy yeast. Syrupy but thin. Not a top 50 beer but refreshing at end of summer night. Beats a coffee. Not much else there. Brown with malt cream dark cloud head. Aroma is alcoholic kick with caramel toffee and yeast.
05-21-2004 02:44:13 | More by Sammy
4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
A - This brew is dark brown-bordering on black, with a massively solid four finger light brown head that looks like you could float a penny on top of it. Big sheets of lace stick to the glass, and leave lots of arcs behind as they slide down into the abyss. The head shows excellent retention and never dipped below on finger. When I hold this one to the light, I can see some dark purple-brown hues. Nice.
S - Rum-raisin cake and raisin studded scones. This smells like date and raisin embedded bakery goodies, prune juice, fruit cake, chocolate chip cookies straight from grandma's oven, and tootsie rolls. Beautiful.
T - Dates, prunes, raisins, rum balls, and Tootsie Rolls. The flavor is really nice, but lacks all of the bakery nuances of the outstanding nose while keeping the rum and dark fruit notes. There are some nutty, toasty flavors after the swallow which I like a lot.
M - Medium bodied (light for a doppelbock), tight, and a little boozy. This feels focused and firm, which is sort of a good thing since beers of this style can be a bit flabby and sugary. Carbonation is very subdued, and the finish provides a bit of hops and some EtOH warmth.
D - A very drinkable brew indeed. It's darkly fruity, rummy, a bit boozy, sweet, yet really tight and focused. Not bad at all!
01-28-2008 16:19:50 | More by pmcadamis
3.65/5 rDev -11%
Picked up a single at Riley's here in Madison.
Pours a dark mahogany/garnet red with a nice one finger tan, creamy head. Smell is surprisingly malty and grainy, as is the taste. I was expecting more of a caramel malt profile, but this reminded me more of an english porter, similar to the St. Peter's Old-style I had yesterday, than a dopplebock. Mouthfeel is almost harshly carbonated, but it's tolerable. Overall an interesting beer, seems a little out of character for its style, but still enjoyable. Worth a try I suppose.
08-29-2005 20:23:14 | More by Golden2wenty1
4.18/5 rDev +2%
16.9oz bottle, pilsener, no freshness date, but who ever heard of such a thing on a doppelbock?
I poured this softer than I often do and got an OK but not towering lager head. What is there comes in the standard cream color that often pairs with rich red, woody brown brews such as this.
The nose is full of buttery toffee and plump fruit. Plum, caramel, lead, raisin, buttered toast, and alcohol.
Bready malt drizzled with caramel, buttered, and spread with a layer of plum marmalade judiciously sweetened. A very rich package with some, but not as much as I taste in many doppelbocks, clean lager yeast. This is a deep beer. It is loaded with dark overripe fruits and salted caramel but is tempered by a noticeable hop bitterness and leafy noble flavor.
Good carbonation where it could have gone over the top in a lager sort of way.
I wish very much that this were distributed widely. I found it in Springfield, MO several weeks ago and I believe it was the cheapest imported doppelbock on the shelf. Well worth the $2.39, it would be a staple at that price.
04-10-2010 03:40:26 | More by brewerburgundy
4.5/5 rDev +9.8%
A very deep mahogany body reveals ruby highlights when held to the light, and its foamy tan head holds well but eventually drops to a wide, creamy collar and whispy surface covering. The nose displays toffee-like caramelized sugars and lightly toasted bready notes. It's medium-full body and very fine carbonation lends it a velvety texture in the mouth. The flavor offers a luxurious maltiness that's fairly complex with notes of caramel, toffee, plum, honey, brandy-soaked cake, dried dark fruit, light powdered cocoa and some very subtle leafy hops. The rich, and somewhat sweet malt character is perfectly balanced by a firm bitterness that remains in the wings as it crosses the palate, but then combines with the alcohol to dry out the finish. Some malty notes of caramel and dripping dark fruit linger in the aftertaste. An classic example of the style that's quite rich and satisfying but also very drinkable!
03-03-2004 23:13:09 | More by NeroFiddled
4.15/5 rDev +1.2%
Bajuvator's reminiscent of dark fruit in color. Quite a bit of light cuts through and reveals some attractive ruby highlights. It's topped with an off-white head that's a couple of fingers deep. It was very quick to recede and lacing was very, very light.
The nose is heavy on dark fruit up front. A mix of raisin and plum permeates throughout and smells really nice. There's definitely a malty quality to it, but it easily takes a back seat to dark fruit. Light roasted malt seems to sum it up pretty well. There may be a little chocolate, but that's far from apparent on the nose. A little earthiness and a light tobacco scent emerge on the tail. It's not deep or complex, but it definitely has a nice smell to it.
The flavor tracks the nose very well, but features a few surprises. Dark fruit flavors are very prominent throughout. Raisin and plum have a nice tangy flavor that starts things out nicely. The malty aspect of this beer is more apparent in flavor. Roasted malt is easily noted, but there's also a little chocolate that wasn't apparent on the nose. The chocolate flavor is light and cocoa-esque. There's also a hop presence that adds a slight spicy bite. Didn't pick that up on the nose either. At the secondary level, it is a little earthy. Light tobacco and molasses are present. The flavor's definitely deeper than I expected and it's quite good. Not quite good enough to reach the '4.5' level, but probably a little better than a '4.0.' Damn....where's the tenths button?
The body is a pushing the heavier side of medium and is very smooth. Carbonation is dialed way down and smooths it out quite a bit. Very impressive. Drinkability is likewise very high. I was really close to pulling the '4.5' trigger for flavor and feel absolutely compelled to do it here. The flavor is very good and it goes down extremely smooth and easy. I'm enjoying this bottle quite a bit.
Tucher's Bajuvator Doppelbock is damn good beer. It's my first experience with Tucher and I'm impressed. It has a lot of flavor and is a nice representation of the style. I'm absolutely certain that it's better than the score here will reflect simply because the flavor's a little better than a '4.0.' I just don't think it's quite '4.5' good. Nonetheless, this is definitely a Doppelbock that you should check out. Damn good stuff.
05-16-2009 02:14:09 | More by prototypic
4.38/5 rDev +6.8%
Pours a mahogany brown with some slight ruby highlights and a thick, creamy tan head that retains well enough. The aroma has a nice malty sweetnesss of caramel and molasses to start off, along with dark fruits (fig, prune, plum), mineraly and floral hops, roasted malt and a hint of alcohol. The flavor also comes out swinging with a big malty sweetness of caramel and molasses, along with a slight roastiness, some dark fruits (fig, plum, raisin), chocolate, honey, burnt bread, herbal and mineraly hops and cream. The mouthfeel is smooth and incredibly creamy, with light carbonation and drinkability is excellent with nary a trace of alcohol. A very enjoyably dopplebock, smooth and rich and not cloying with no trace of alcohol.
02-20-2006 02:44:25 | More by silver0rlead
4.43/5 rDev +8%
Bajuvator: Deep garnet color, with a light tan head and a head so dense that a tiny drop of it rolled around the top of the foam for at least a minute. Sweet malt aroma. Wow, very nice think chocolate malts with a nice sweet after glow. Sweet long finish with a warm alcohol rolling all the way down. Excellent, as good a doppelbock as I’ve ever had, and I even like the name.
05-11-2002 20:25:07 | More by jackndan
4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
Poured a deep copper with nice dark ruby red highlights and a thick and creamy head with some mild retention and light lacing.
Smell was full and strong with hints of chocolate, honey, and cedar.
Nice big sweet and malty doppel flavor up front that quickly fades into a smooth and even bit of woodyness, leaving behind hints of chocolate, maple, alcohol, and a touch of minty hops.
Mouthfeel is creamy and full with a bit of stickyness in the finish.
A very nice doppel from Tucher.
08-21-2008 00:46:12 | More by bashiba
4.55/5 rDev +11%
S = Semi-sweet malts, toffee, and candied fruits.
T = Sweet malts, toffee, and dark fruits mingled together. Sweet bread and warming finish.
MF = Very smooth. Full bodied and moderate carbonation.
Overall, this was a great doppelbock and seemed to become even better with each sip. One of the best doppels that I've tried.
07-10-2008 01:26:11 | More by Riverwarrior
4.78/5 rDev +16.6%
Dark red wine hue with a thick, bubble bath head that is dedicated, creating a decent cap over this fine beverage. A wiff of malts on the nose, coupled with some toasted bread notes. A very velvet-slick smoothness, a tasty palate that includes caramel, roasted malts, cotton candy and plums; welcoming flavorings of brandy, raisins and cognac make this a tasty treat. Tender hops, but dont seek them out; a belly satisfying warmness perfect for a cold winter night. Black licorise, fresh baked bread, toffee and butterscotch round this out and make it one darn tasty doppelbock. Tasty, chewy and very rich; absolutely incredible!
01-23-2005 02:49:29 | More by GeoffRizzo
4.22/5 rDev +2.9%
The mouthfeel on a Doppelbock is a tricky thing -- too thick and you won't be able to drink your half-liter bottle, let alone your full liter Mass . . . yet erring on the other end of things is not good either. This Doppelbock makes that error and is just a touch thin. However, that allows for sublimely easy drinkability.
The taste is very similar to Spaten Optimator, cherry syrup with a pinch of roasted nuts thrown in. Tastey.
03-10-2006 01:05:39 | More by shbobdb
4.33/5 rDev +5.6%
Pours a dark brown with 1.5" of off-white head that did not have very good retention. Very little if any lace is left on the glass surface during consumption.
Complex aroma of sweet malt, dark fruit, peanuts, and alcohol. Very interesting and every time I took a whif I could smell something different.
The taste does not quite live up to the aroma. It is still delicious however. Sweet, milky, and fruity with a hint of alcohol on the finish.
Does not have a great mouthfeel. Overcarbonated and lacks a creamy mouthfeel that would put this over the top.
A very good Doppelbock and worth seeking out. Big ABV limits consumption but I will definately buy this again when I feel like a big malty beer.
08-25-2008 21:43:36 | More by morimech
3.68/5 rDev -10.2%
A deep red colored wheat dopplebock with a malty aroma accented with sherry-like notes. Sweet caramel malt flavors predominate, body is fairly full and the finish seems rather dry for the style. The carbonation seems a little lower than other wheat beers. There's some nice raisiny notes that I normally associate with a Wee Heavy. Smooth, strong and malty, this beer would frighten hopheads, but on this cool evening, the malt if fortifies and the alcohol warms me up nicely.
04-05-2004 01:59:22 | More by marcobrau
Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock from Brauerei Tucher Brau
91 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.