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Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock - Brauerei Tucher Brau

Tucher Bajuvator DoppelbockTucher Bajuvator Doppelbock

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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%

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Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-17-2001)
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Photo of bruningmd


5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Dark, murky brown, amber light coming through on the edges, sticky two-finger head, looks tasty!

S: Raisins, dark fruits, grapes, fresh-baked bread, like a bakery with fresh raisin nut muffins baking

T: Dried fruits, nuts, kind of like a fruity trail mix, I think I tasted a little sweet pinot wine, a bread/biscuity finish, smooth malts, subtle alcohol...absolutely delicious

M: thick, rich, filling....this beer warmed me to the core, the alcohol seeps out, slowly traveling in waves, went down easy for the abv

D: I could drink many of these in a row if the abv wasn't so sneaky! Absolutely phenomenal!

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2009 23:35:42 | More by bruningmd
Photo of minishfinish


4.95/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not a lot of head on this one, but the nose is incredible. Chewy as all, you get malts, smoked malts, just a nose full full nice grain. Hints of molasses and chocolate.

Like mos doppelbocks, not a lot of head, but what it does have, it can carry aroma.

Flavor is everything you want out of a doppelbock. Chocolate, smoke, malt. Agricultural love my friends. Yum

Mouthfeel is smooth, but also chewy. A lot going on here. Slight warmth for alcohol.

Overall, a grat beer at a great price. I snagged a pint for three bucks, and I would recommend this beer to anyone who likes solid dopplebock or some smoke. Rich, and roasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2011 15:31:56 | More by minishfinish
Photo of ThreePistols


4.88/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Deep red-amber, foamy head, sweet roasted caramel malt nose and taste; delicious, rich, clean, buttery smooth, toffee, chocolaty; just the right amount of hops to balance; long roasted malt aftertaste is medium dry; very drinkable.

This is a fairly complex beer but not over done. A work of art. This is a must have beer.


Serving type: bottle

12-03-2002 06:25:16 | More by ThreePistols
Photo of tatoodkelt


4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got this from a buddy for helping him work on his truck over the weekend.

Bottle poured into a weissen glass.

A- A dark amber at the bottom changing as you move up to dark brown with red around the edges topped off with a thick, chunky tan head that had great retention.

S- Caramel, dark fruit and a touch or syrup.

T- Alot of the smell with the addition of malts. Almost sweet.

M- Super smooth almost slick. Not too thick or thin.

D- Awesome! I got to the bottom and was looking for another. I'll be picking up more of this. My new favorite dopplebock!

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2009 13:22:25 | More by tatoodkelt
Photo of goldenpeanut


4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

16 ounce bottle in good condition. 43F from storage.

Pours with little head and slightly hazy deep copper/ruby into a Samuel Adams glass. color on dark side of style.

Aroma of clean malt, no hops. Deep caramel tones dominate with some decoction notes present. Around 50F the aroma seems sweeter but not in excess. At 54F the decocted malt really shines and beckons another sip.

Flavor is of clean malt with slight decoction notes as promised by the aroma. Carbonation breaks forth some notes of prune in middle of the tongue. Sweetness is restrained for style and very pleasant malt, not sugary. Moderately high Carbonation level complements the malt and helps the deeper flavors to be expressed and lightens the perceived medium full body. Carbonation on high end of style.

Long, balanced finish with hops just countering the sweetness. Caramelized malt flavors linger beyond the hop bitter. A very difficult balance perfectly achieved.

The cleanliness of this high-gravity fermentation is really impressive. There is no diacetyl, esters, or higher alcohols that are detectable. A long cold-maturation is evident. This is close to perfect beer. The flavor profile does not change dramatically on warming, starting at 43F to the current 53F, the flavor seems almost unrealistically stable.

Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2008 22:09:34 | More by goldenpeanut
Photo of GeoffRizzo


4.78/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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 don’t 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!

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2005 02:49:29 | More by GeoffRizzo
Photo of Todd


4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
Photo of Jason


4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rich and creamy with a wonderful malty palate, slight chocolate finish. Very impressive.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2001 21:41:58 | More by Jason
Photo of brakspear


4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A fantastic dopplebock from Nürnberg. This beer pours a deep mahogany with a soft white head that reduces to small wisps on the surface of the beer. The aroma is filled with molasses, raisins, wine-like notes, all followed by a malty caramel aroma and noble hop note....very nice. The taste is complex: both sweet and caramel at the fore, followed by molasses and a nice hop bite. The alcohol makes its presence know too...but very subtle. The mouthfeel is chewy and full, but not filling. I was very impressed with this beer, which is unfairly overshadowed by its Munich cousins.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2003 18:41:01 | More by brakspear
Photo of Anthony1


4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

serving type- bottle poured into .5L weissen glass

appearance- a very dark chestnut color with a thick tan head. the head was well retained with great lacing

smell- a dark fruit aroma with malt and caramel.

taste/mouthfeel- Amazing. The taste was fruity with a bit of wheat/bread and malt. Leading flavor is a sense of dark fruit which really is greaet. The beer was thick and smooth with a heavy body

drinkability- a fantastic beer. I did not expect to enjoy this beer so much. I highly expect to purchase this beer again soon and to anyone reading this review, please message me suggestion on food pairings :)

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2009 18:17:38 | More by Anthony1
Photo of jdhilt

New Hampshire

4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A beautiful deep crimson color, poured with a head that didn't last and left no lace. Nose was raisiny and caramel. Good malt flavor with the hops in the background. Very smooth, medium bodied and even a 500ml bottle is easy to finish. An exceptionally good doppelbock. Found at the Sunset Grill in Allston, MA.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2003 18:26:33 | More by jdhilt
Photo of treque


4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Caramelized red hue with a thick head joint bubble, good retention and presents some residues. Constant and continuous carbonation

S: With a sweet aroma, fruity. Where is seen a bit of caramel, chocolate and raisins with honey

T: In taste the roasted malt is noted from the outset, beginning with a slightly sweet,
obtained a bitter end, roasting, and ethyl-tinged, which highlights the caramel and fruity touch

The roasted flavor remains all the time, very nice

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 21:53:38 | More by treque
Photo of marinermc


4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep mahogany color -- rich, burnt flavor that leaves a charred aftertaste (not a bad thing, almost like lukewarm Colombian coffee).

I enjoyed this (with a friend) from the bowl of a wine-style beer glass (Duchesse du Bourgogne). Like others have stated, the Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock is less obtrusive than its darker compatriot, Ayinger Celebrator -- this mildness may be its advantage, however, as it doesn't quite drink "like a meal"


Serving type: bottle

09-26-2007 01:12:26 | More by marinermc
Photo of AlexJ

North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

$2.99/16.9 oz bottle at Brawleys. Good value.

Dark chestnut burl with sizzling khaki head that reaches up, stays for a minute, then settles to a lasting collar in my sweet new Spiegelau Grande Pilsner glass. Scattered lace.

Aroma is rich and chocolatey, brimming with dark malts, dried fruit, leather, and faint smoke. Nice. There's a notion of spicey German hops in the back somewhere.

Flavor is twice the nose, expressing chewy caramel and scorched brown sugar malts dusted with Dutch cocoa. There's a nice layer of raisin, fig, and date. There's an added level of red berries that appears as the beer warms, a nice surprise. Notes of wood, leather, and smoke add a touch of dryness. It finishes with caramel richness balanced by a nice little nip of floral and Noble hops.

Body is medium, or just south of. Not quite as chewy as Celebrator, but every bit as good. Drinkability is perfect. This beer is definately a pleasant surprise and DEFINATELY worth checking out. Under-rated IMHO.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2005 00:37:10 | More by AlexJ
Photo of soju6


4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer is a deep mahogany color with a full head and nice carbonation. It has a sweet aroma that is a mixture of caramel & a trace of fruit. Taste is creamy with some sweetness. A great full body that bathes the mouth and goes down smooth and easy with no alcohol kick you might expect. This is the most drinkable beer I have had in Germany.

Had this beer on tap in a small pub just outside of Nurnberg, Germany.

Bier gersmackt gute!

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2010 22:17:44 | More by soju6
Photo of yael6666


4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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..


Serving type: bottle

07-12-2008 22:57:17 | More by yael6666
Photo of jeffboo


4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Danka to Bierman9 for this fantastic brew I've never seen here in the midwest. German malt craftmanship at it's finest. This beauty pours dark brown with red/orange highlights and a snappy tan top. A malty aroma with a touch of brown sugar and dark fruit.The creamy texture is really nice, it has a malty/toasty/nuttiness in the finish that begs for more drinking. This one is a chocolate covered raisin like beer that's very addicting, is there really 7% alcohol in there? Can't really tell till I try to stand up, I said try to stand up! Oh well maybe someone can bring me another glass. WILMA.....

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2003 16:07:23 | More by jeffboo
Photo of putnam


4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted in a single-blind with Aventinus and Korbinian (qv.)
Dark brown, like Oloroso, with red and blue highlights. The head is nil.
There is a rich, steamy, moist nose of freshly sliced brown bread. Walnuts, coffee grounds, cocoa and sweet spices appear as well.
My first impression on the palate is "Barleywine" (?!) Though obviously not big enough to be considered one. Yet the balance of assertive alcohol and liquified brown sugar fit the profile. The texture is serene with tiny bubbles that come to life in the mouth making for a rich, whipped-cream texture.
The finish is quite long and features lots of burned sugar bitterness, eventually giving way for notes of bread pudding and wheat germ.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2002 05:28:53 | More by putnam
Photo of cokes


4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.


Serving type: bottle

11-19-2003 08:09:36 | More by cokes
Photo of kmpitz2


4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish brown color with a 2 finger head that falls to a healthy coating over the beer. The nose is raisiney and bready, lacking the sweet molassesy charachter. I like that. The flavor is Right there with the nose. Good mellow dark fruit with a chewey yeasty-bready character that fits really well. The feel is thick, with a creamy character and a very moderate carbonation. I like this one. The flavors are mellow and balanced. I like the way this sits on the tongue. Very well built.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2005 03:56:37 | More by kmpitz2
Photo of Riverwarrior


4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2008 01:26:11 | More by Riverwarrior
Photo of allengarvin


4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown with a head that fades away quickly. Huge malty aroma, and the first taste is a lot of malt, with some sweetness from the alcohol. Medium body, with lowish carbonation. Long lasting sweet aftertaste. Excellent example of the style, on the malty sweet end of the range.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2004 01:42:28 | More by allengarvin
Photo of BitteBier


4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours dark brown with crimson coming through when held up against the light. A good finger's worth of dense, off-white head with average lifespan and lacing. Sweet and malty in the nose, even when quite cold. Caramel and dark fruit notes are present. Malts, of course, dominate the taste, with a nicely-meshed mix of rich caramel/toffee and chocolate flavors. Hints of smoke and alcohol show up in the nicely lingering finish. The taste only got better as this beer (and I?) warmed, with nutty notes joining the party. I liked this beer from start to finish, but what impressed me most was the incredible smoothness that so perfectly complemented its richness. The mouthfeel was soft and smooth enough to make this a perfectly (and dangerously) drinkable beer, but without muting the complex flavors.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2005 23:20:52 | More by BitteBier
Photo of StevieW


4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. bottle. This beer is a beauty. Clear dark ruby-brown color, foamy, fluffy head, off-white, and inviting. A butterfly with sore feet, would even like this one. Perfectly sweet roasted carmel maltness dominate the nose. Same sweetness tasted throughout the bottle, lots of carmel malt, noticable alcohol finish. Medium body, slightly thinner than the celebrator, less bitter also. Easy to drink very nice dopplebock. IMO, I would list them 1.Celebrator 2. Tucher 3. Salvator. Delicious, sweet, and inviting.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2002 15:05:57 | More by StevieW
Photo of Morris729


4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown copper color with a tall and creamy light tan colored head that leaves sheets of lace on the walls of the glass as it recedes. Nose is sweet malts with notes of dark fruits and candied sugar. Full bodied and very smooth despite the high ABV. Taste is complex and continues to evolve as the beer warms. There are flavors of sweet malts, buttery toffee, semi-sweet dark chocolate, hazelnut liqueur, sweet raisins, and a flavor similar to rum cake. Very tasty. This is a great doppelbock. I’m just sad that I don’t have another bottle of this in the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2003 00:21:44 | More by Morris729
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