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Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock - Brauerei Tucher Brau

Tucher Bajuvator DoppelbockTucher Bajuvator Doppelbock

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

223 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%


Brewed by:
Brauerei Tucher Brau visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-17-2001)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2004 02:44:13 | More by Sammy
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark bronze with a significant infusion of brick red and with ripe orange borders. For some reason I always expect dobbelbocks to be some shade of dark brown, but I like this color better. The several finger crown is beige in color and semi-creamy in consistency. A lack of stickiness results in a lack of character as it descends, as well as a near complete lack of lace. Love the color of the beer though.

Given the 'light end of the doppelbock color spectrum' color, perhaps it isn't so surprising that the aroma favors fruitiness over roasted maltiness. There's still a recognizable dark malt center, but scents of big-time roast and cocoa just aren't present. The nose is most reminiscent of strong black tea and dark fruits such as figs and raisins. Interesting, different (but still style-appropriate) and enjoyable.

No surprises on the palate given the first two characteristics. I would say that the bold flavor is surprising, but I'm a fan of this brewery and nothing that they create is surprising to me anymore; it's all good. There's enough lightly roasted malt on hand to impart that classic doppelbock flavor and mouthfeel.

Sweet and dark fruity still overpower all else: sticky dates, figs and raisins swimming in a light chocolate-caramel-molasses sauce. The flavor profile deepens, intensifies and becomes even more delicious as the beer approaches room temperature. The hop presence is cursory at best, although I do appreciate a modestly bitter (still black tea-like) bite on the finish that keeps things from becoming too malty sweet.

No hint of the 7.2% ABV, except perhaps the slightest tongue tingle. Of course that could be the carbonation more than the alcohol. Speaking of bubbles, they're well-behaved while still keeping the mouthfeel somewhat lively. Medium dobbel body with an appropriate gentle creaminess.

Brauerei Tucher Brau doesn't get near the credit that they deserve. All they do is put out quality beer after quality beer and I haven't found one yet that was anything less than delicious and insanely drinkable. Bajuvator Doppelbock is an exemplary version of the style and is well worth your hard-earned money.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2006 15:20:44 | More by BuckeyeNation
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a dark cola brown clear body with red highlights; a decent head that quickly dissipates to a collar and leaves a little bit of lacing

Smell: Figgy, with chocolate, vanilla and marshmallow elements

Taste: Figs, up front, with subtle undertones of chocolate, brown sugar an cinnamon developing by mid-palate; very subtle hints of vanilla and marshmallow on the finish

Mouthfeel: Rich and full-bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A first class doppelbock that makes for a wonderful sipping experience; doesn't have the cloying sweetness of some others in the style

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2005 00:22:41 | More by brentk56
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A terrific dopplebock. Traditional to classic style, this beer looks thick and viscous. Solid brown with ruby highlights, has decent carbonation that formed a tan head that persists nicely. Smells very malty and sweet. Also smells toasty, bready, yeasty, fruity and nutty. Tastes syrupy sweet with figs, dates, prunes, and a bit chocolaty. Alcohol comes through a bit red wine-like. Becomes a bit tart and comples through the body. Nutty and molassas remain through the finish. Also finishes a bit alcoholic, medicinal, and bitter.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2005 17:34:08 | More by BEERchitect
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this bottle up in Chicago.

Pours medium brown with a bit of a garnet hue to it. Good off-white head with a touch of lacing around the edges. Bubbly cap on top as it settles down. Nose is really quite nice with a good amount of sweetness along with some toffee, caramel, and fruit character. The flavor isn't quite as impressive. It lost a bit of the sweetness from the nose and also has a noticeable level of bitterness. Mouthfeel is really nice and I like the overall level of sweetness in this. Slightly bitter. Drinks quite well; glad drabmuh was looking for this and I was able to pick it up, as it's quite good.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 11:50:31 | More by Thorpe429
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear, rather dark brown body with a frothy, ivory-colored head.

Smell: Sweet and fruity nose smelling of dark, bready, lightly roasted malts and plenty of brandy-coated prunes and dates.

Taste: Sweet maltiness tasting of brown sugar, light chocolate, and homemade raisin cookies. It's plenty fruity throughout. Beyond the raisins, you get prunes, dates, and a bit of dried black cherry. Slight hop bitterness. Splash of root beer. Peppery alcohol component. Final flavors of fruit and molasses on the somewhat drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Very mild creaminess to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: A quality, highly drinkable doppelbock. One of the more enjoyable "ators" I've had.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2009 02:57:44 | More by ChainGangGuy
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oberon

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2003 21:49:56 | More by oberon
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

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

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!

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2004 23:13:09 | More by NeroFiddled
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Thorpe during the Outback Bowl, thanks Mike, you knew I was looking for this one. Poured into a DFH signature glass.

Beer is dark brown but clear at the corners, almost red. Big head of small bubbles that leaves lacing, head has some retention on it but eventually gives into peer pressure and collapses, carbonation appears moderate to low but steady. Looks good.

Aroma is a poster boy for doppelbocks everywhere. It's sweet but much darker than expected. There is almost a bitterness to the aroma but mostly the candy is coming through. Caramel and toffee, those are the winners.

Beer is medium in body and lead off is sweetness, malt syrup but not in a cloying way. It's good and clean with a decent finish. There is some bitterness in the back from the grains and the finish is a little dryer than I hoped but overall it's a very good beer and I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 19:48:53 | More by drabmuh
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a very dark brown color with a tan, foamy, three-finger head. It did not leave any lace.

S - It smelled of caramel and toasty malt.

T - It tasted of burnt toastiness and very sweet malts. It also had a nice blend of caramel and toffee flavors.

M - It was soft and smooth. A medium-bodied beer.

D - A very good dopplebock and yet another good beer from Tucher.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2007 17:38:03 | More by zeff80
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Half-litre bottle: looks great. BBD 3rd Mar 14, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 20th Dec 13.

Lovely deep red hue to the ruby clear body, on top a blanket of foam, sadly it turned into a thin wisp and collar fairly swiftly: still looked good though.

I love this style of beer: sweet and malty with just a little too much alcohol for it's own good (and mine). Bajuvator sits right in the middle of this type: caramel notes dominate both the aroma and taste add plenty of chocolate and a sprinkling of toffee from the malty molasses. A rich fruit malt cake sort of feel from the start, good depth of flavours and most enjoyable.

This doesn't mess around: it's malty sweet and alcoholic: if you are a hop monster it'll leave you cold, however if sweet malts are your thing, buy a crate!

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 22:13:32 | More by BlackHaddock
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear but very dark ruby with minimal head. Nose is sickly sweet with a strong caramelized sugar with extremely heavy malt tones. Flavor is smooth and deep. Wood tones. Malt tones. Strong sugar present. Feel is nearing syrupy. Definitely drinkable. Leaves an almost smoked flavor on the aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2007 23:20:51 | More by RblWthACoz
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a clear brown / burgandy color with a 1" head that fell slowly to a spot or two of surface foam. No lacing develops.

Smell: light roasted malts and a hint of alcohol.

Taste: lots of roasted malts, prunes, honey, caramel, and a bit of nuttiness. Alcohol is slighlty noticeable.

Mouthfeel: smooth at the start, leaning towards a syrupy finish. Medium-heavy in body. The maltiness lingers well into the aftertaste.

Drinkability: nicely drinkable, but personally this beer was less impressive than I thought it would be. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2006 21:11:40 | More by Gavage
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

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

(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.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2009 17:59:05 | More by rhoadsrage
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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
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Jason

Massachusetts

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
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly viscous dark chestnut with nice clarity and a relatively short head that fades to a swirly cap. Richly malty aromas, with toffee, cinammon, caramel, and even a touch of mint. A bit bready on the end and not hot at all. The taste is equally malty, and even a bit winey. A little thinner than one might expect, but very smooth. The maltiness has notes of raisins, chocolate, light spice, and a bit of herbalness. Nice. Drinks well, but it is rich, although quite smooth. Also, unlike the nose, the taste has a little bit of alcohol heat as well. Still, a very nice Doppelbock.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2008 00:50:43 | More by Georgiabeer
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy nearly opaque reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, biscuit, raisin, prune, pear, apple, brown bread, brown sugar, light chocolate, and toasted/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt notes and fruity esters; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, molasses, raisin, pear, apple, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, light chocolate, and toasted/yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, molasses, raisin, pear, apple, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, light chocolate, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, complexity, and robustness of dark malt and fruity ester flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice doppelbock. All around good complexity, balance, and robustness of flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 05:44:37 | More by superspak
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I wasn't impressed with their hefeweizen, so I was pleasantly surprised by this.

A: Dark-brown/black; off-white/light-tan head; good retention & lace.

S: Very malty, bread, brown sugar, caramel, nut & continental/noble hop aroma.

T: Very malty: bready, brown-sugar, nutty, dark raisin/fruit, hints of chocolate; peppery spicyness in finish. Perfect balance of bittersweetness & alcohol warmth.

M: Full/thick chewy body, slight creamyness, carbonation on light side of moderate.

D: Very good.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2006 00:21:52 | More by Derek
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into Pilsner glass. Born on date.

A - This poured an incredibly dark ruby amber with a decent loose tan head. Not long-lasting in full-form but it topped the beer for more than half the drink and featured legs on the glass due to it's stregnth.

S - Uber robust roasted malt aroma and crazy sweet with honey, molasses, bits of chocoalte, caramel, and some yeast and wheat too. Hops seems totally absent. While it was a multi-dimensional smell, it was utterly dominated by how malty sweet it was.

T - Too sweet on the palate as the robust malt burst fourth. Alcohol warming too coming up through my nose as I drank. Beyond the sweetness I get nothing but roasted malts and honey and molasses tiny undertones. Pretty good but unbalanced, too sweet, and fairly one-dimensional in the flavor. The sweetness seemed to come from sugar as opposed to malts.

M - Smooth and slick going down. Its a much fuller beer due to the heavier feel of the body. Dense.

D - I could have two of these. It's roasted bitterness offsets the sweetness of the malts pretty well and leaves it a little more drinkable [Edited 6-30-09]

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2009 03:00:29 | More by BeerFMAndy
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A tasty doppel that is very heavy in the molasses, figs, raisins, and dark fruits (plums, black cherries)...also has a dusting of chocolate powder in the aroma and taste...

Sweeter flavored...personally I like this better than Celebrator...really a nice inviting aroma and a rich, sweet flavor...body is medium..perhaps a little syrupy...

Very nice doppel

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2009 18:25:12 | More by ZAP
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a ruddy leather brown and blood, maron color all in one. A little bit o' head, but nothing to right home about. The smell s a very sweet roasted malt. Reminds me of daddies black licorice, as well as walking into an upscale tobacco store. The flavor defines in a more classical way, how a tobacconist would taste. Sweet and strong with a hint of more adult bitterness. But not hop bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2006 04:31:14 | More by scruffwhor
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty with a touch of sweetness. Taste is rather mild with some maltiness and finishing bitter. Feels creamy in the mouth. A bit heavy on the stomach for continued drinking. Overall this is an average brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2009 23:40:06 | More by tone77
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cokes

Wisconsin

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.

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Serving type: bottle

11-19-2003 08:09:36 | More by cokes
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nickfl

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with two fingers of light brown head on top of a perfectly clear, amber-brown body. The foam settles at an average rate and leaves nice lace.

S - Rasiny malt aroma with lots of toffee and dark bread crusts. Some caramel and brown sugar as well. Otherwise very clean with no yeast or hop character, nothing but malt.

T - Sweet, creamy malt up front with toffee and dark caramel flavors. Some raisin and plum notes in the middle that darken in the finish as burnt caramel and light roasted malt character takes over. Lingering dark sugar character in the aftertaste with a hint of spicy alcohol.

M - Thick, smooth body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish with some alcohol warmth.

D - Nice doppelbock, the aroma is spot on, but the flavor is just a little lacking. There is a complex blend of rich malt characteristics in the aroma, and while some of this complexity carries over into the flavor, it is not as enjoyable. There is a bit too much roasted grain taste and the finish could be smoother than it is. There are a few superior examples of the style, but this is likely better than most.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2010 06:25:30 | More by nickfl
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91 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.