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Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

232 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 46
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-17-2001

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Ratings: 232 | Reviews: 184
Photo of kbub6f
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Here's a nice, medium-sized, dark yellowy/tan, noisy head. It's sitting on a deep, mahogany red/brown beer. Some arcs and spots of lacing. Woah! Pure molasses in the nose. Sweet, sweet malt. More sweet molasses in the front: yeasty, bready. Alcohol is evident when cool. Deep, deep malt fills the middle, leading to a pure malt finish. More alcohol, though it definitely fades with temp. This is an excellent malt monster: yeasty, bready... almost to the point of cheese at temp, but not in a bad way. Major cream. Awesome.

Photo of Mitchster
3.66/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Well, this is a mottled review. The beer was completely flat...the bottlecap seal was leaky. This beer pours out clear, yet very dark brown, mahogany in color, much darker than other dopplebocks I've had. Their is no head, lacing or retention secondary to the lack of carbonation. The aroma is vinous and sweet, like a port, with an intense smell of prune juice, raisins, maple syrup, rotting black cherries, vanilla extract, and a hint of dark molasses...wow..this reminds me of Sam Adams Triple Bock. Despite the heavy aroma, the mouthfeel and body are suprisingly light, and the sugar content is less than expected. The bitterness is extremely mild, and the mouthfeel is smooth. There is a distinct hint of smoke towards the finish. There is a pleasant warming sensation as it goes down the tube, but the lack of carbonation feels gross. Despite this, I can tell this is a quality brew and am excited to try a fresh bottle. Update to follow...

Photo of HardTarget
3.47/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Aroma: Esters mingled with roasted malt. Some peppery notes as well, and the slight hint of what to my nose smells like soy sauce. I’m sure there is a better beer term for that, but I don’t know it.
Appearance: Was aiming for about a finger of head, and ended up with about three fingers. A tan head settled down into a thin coat of bubbles of various sizes. With good back lighting, a deep dark red with good clarity is shown.
Flavor: While this is an enjoyable beer, the balance is a bit too far to the malt. While a strong malt presence is required for the style, this just overplays the hand slightly, and leaves the beer a bit over-sweet. The toasty character is enjoyable but the aftertaste is cloying.
Mouthfeel: Full body, a touch chewy, with an alcohol prickle.
Overall Impression: Just a bit too sweet. The malt is good, but in my humble opinion, it needs some more hops to even out the balance. I don’t want to give the impression it’s a bad beer, there are some nice qualities, roasted malt, a nice aroma, but just not the top of the style.

Photo of Suds
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solidly good - although uninspiring - doppelbock.
Pours a solid, dark brown with a bubbly tan head. Produces noticeable lace. Not as aromatic as I'd expected. Mix of malt and hops in the smell...but not as intense a characteristically fruity-malty smell as I'd expected. Taste is not-too-sweet malt. Slightly metallic. Nice prune-like fruitiness though the taste. Big, chewy mouthfeel and very drinkable. Again, a solidly good dopplebock.

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

This beer pours a clear dark brown color with ruby highlights. A nice tan head slowly dissolves to a thick sheet on the surface. The aroma is spicy with notes of orange peel, malt, and a hint of alcohol. A lot of lace clings to the sides as the glass empties, but most falls back into the beer. Each sip of this medium bodied beer is silky smooth. It's both malty and spicy with flavors of coriander, allspice, and orange peel hitting the palate first before some smoky roasted malt flavors move in. It almost reminded me of a barleywine. There's a mild bitterness at the end of each sip and a slight sour flavor is left behind.

I thought this beer was a bit flat, but full of flavor and rather drinkable for its style.

Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Photo of TheDM
3.46/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured a medium head of fine light brown bubbles and a semi transparent dark brown body. With a mild malt aroma, this beer starts slightly fizzy with roasted caramel notes and a smooth finish. The head left a nice lacing. This is not a bad Doppelbock, but there are better ones out there. You can taste the alcohol in this brew after only a few sips.

Photo of clvand0
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great beer. This beer pours a dark brown color with some lighter hues around the edges. It has a moderate head and moderate lacing on the glass. The aroma has hints of alcohol with a very sweet malti-ness - very pleasant (possibly caramel?). The taste is pretty complicated, but it is perfectly sweet and full flavored. The alcohol is somewhat noticeable in the flavor, but only to the extent that you notice a very slightly dry aftertaste. This is a great beer and I would recommend it to anybody. I've liked every Tucher product I've tried.

Photo of brakspear
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

Photo of hotstuff
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew poured a tan head with small-medium bubbles. The lacing was sparse on the sides of my mug. It had a red-amber body. It had a sweet aroma to it. It had a smooth taste and flavor. There was no bitterness noted with this brew. Not the best Dopplebock that I have had so far, but not the worst either.

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

This beer pours a beautiful mahogany that is clear and dark. The tan head is moderately lived. The nose is a sweet malt with barely detectable hops. The taste however, is very complex. Somewhat smokey even wooden undertones. The taste is crisp at first with a rush of sweet malt followed by mid level hoppiness and tinged with a slight taste of alcohol that later warms an empty stomach. The mouthfeel is somewhat silky and pleasant. There is a long lived effervescence here too as a long stream of bubbles continuously arise. A very enjoyable and palatable beer.

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

Appearance: Crystal clear deep mahogany brown with garnet highlights and a thick off-white head that retains well. Lots of small slow-rising bubbles and thick glass coating lace. The sediment was minimal and tended to remain in the bottle. Utterly spectacular in appearance.

Aroma: Heady aroma of black bread, molasses, dark fruit, and strong alcohol.

Taste: Begins with molasses and dark bread notes, but there are also bitter chocolate, dark fruit, wine-like notes, caramel, and most definitely sweet alcohol flavors. The finish is dry and is dominated by alcohol flavors.

Mouth feel: Very smooth and pleasant with a creamy characteristic.

Drinkability/notes: A profoundly excellent beer. Germany is noted for brewing excellence; surely this beer must be noted among its finest. The high alcoholic content may preclude this from being a good choice as a session beer.

Photo of mjohn27603
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Brown with a reddish tinge - lots of sediment floating in the glass. Aroma of caramel. Sip surprises me mostly with the creamy smooth body. I expect something more thick and viscous with this style of beer. Caramel notes with some bitterness and roasted flavor. More bitter and roasted flavors than usual in this style. I see reviews with a grape flavors but I didn't pick up any. I might have got some wine flavor though. Maybe I got a bad batch but not my favorite version of this style. Although I would certainly head towards this if I wanted something more creamy in the doppelbock style. After rating I can see that most would rate this beer a full point higher.

Photo of jeffboo
4.56/5  rDev +11.5%
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.....

Photo of waughbrew
2.88/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

reddish-brown lager. smell is of caramel, toffee, a little german spicy hop. taste is not very much to my liking - too much caramel without the accompanying sweetness. the feel is nice though - thick but without being syrupy. I could easily drink another. I just wish the sweetness was half-way between this and the sweetness of the SA double bock.

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

Very dark brown with good clarity when held up to a bright light. A medium sized head is very creamy. The aroma is all serious maltiness, toasty, fruity....as is the flavors, chewy thick malty sweetness. I found it surprisingly drinkable given the 7.2% ABV. The alcohol lets it's presence known mostly in the finish and definitely in the aftertaste. I really enjoyed this doppelbock, me not being a huge fan of the style.

Photo of vitesse
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

served in large pint-sized brown bottle.
appearance is thick and dark brown. lots of head at first. takes a min. or two to dissipate. leaves nice lace on the glass.
smell: very sweet, fruity and malty. very very sweet. some alcohol in the nose. taste: maltiness hits you right up front. lots of sweet fruity flavors, some smokiness. just very very complex maltiness.
mouthfeel is good. low carbonation, thick chewy sensation.
drinkability: high ABV hits you. one bottle at a time is enough for me.
great great doppelbock, imho. highly recommend trying this. it was also significantly cheaper than the Ayinger. a very high quality lager.

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.

Photo of BeerBuilder
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Milk chocolate brown color with a light brown head. Has a rich, malty aroma with bits of chocolate. A bit of alcohol is in the nose as well. The flavor is sweet, rich and malty, somewhat bready with figs. It flows to a sweet, alcoholic finish. This is a full-bodied beer that is easily drinkable. A very good Doppelbock.

Photo of bierman2000
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A thinner version of a Dopplebock, malty and smooth with a chocolate overtone. It is dangerous as it is highly drinkable but also very alcoholic which is not notice at all through the brew. A great beer for spring and winter when it's a bit cold outside to take off the winter chill.

Photo of jdhilt
4.74/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Photo of ThreePistols
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

Prosit.

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.

Photo of Bierman9
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ooooh....love having this one with a mouth-watering Wiener Schnitzel.... Gorgeous, dark chestnut/rubyish color with a fine, creamy, long-lasting head. Great malty nose, with semi-sweet and caramel and toffee notes! Very nice body, and pleasant smoothness... Mucho malt taste, with warming alcohol, but has a slightly bitter finish. Much better as it warms. Verry nice Doppel!! Have enjoyed many of these while at the Gasthof Butz, in Rothenburg o.d. Tauber. Best enjoyed while seated outside, laxing in the sunshine! Zum Wohl!! (review added 27FEB02 - from bottles enjoyed OCT01).

overall: 4.15
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4

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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.

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Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock from Brauerei Tucher Brau
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