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Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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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

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Photo of longdivision


4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a deep, rich copper with ruby highlights when backlit. A minor head quickly broke down.

S - Some good malts. You pick up some sugar and alcohol notes as well. At first, I detected some soy sauce but that has subsided as it warms up.

T - A chewy malty-ness. Nicely sweet but not cloying. I've had sweeter dopppelbocks. Notes of caramel, smoke, and alcohol. Some roasted notes get through at times.

M - Medium leaning towards light mouthfeel. Slight carbonation. very drinkable especially for the style.

Overall, I could probably have a few of these, so tread lightly. I'd love to try it on tap. Very tasty and recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2009 02:20:04 | More by longdivision
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Ontario (Canada)

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

I wanted to try some of the better German bottles out there, and found this picked this dopppelbock up from the beers of Europe website and consumed it at my dad's house on a visit to the UK.

An dark amber coloured pour quickly produces a frothy tan coloured head, which shows good retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet bread, dark fruit, toasted nuts and caramel. The flavour is much the same, which in this case is a good thing, as the nose is excellent. Rich layers of raisin, chocolate, pecan and brown sugar overlay a strong sweet bready malt background. Above all else its an intensely fruity doppelbock, and as rich as any fruitcake. A moderate bitterness helps to keep the sweetness in check. The finish is both slightly drying and warming. In spite of the high sugar level the body thankfully never strays above medium and a nicely active carbonation keeps things interesting.

This is an extremely drinkable doppelbock, and I can see why its highly regarded. The sheer intensity of its fruitiness sets it apart from its rivals and the malt is the star of the show here. If I had ready access to this gem it would certainly be a regular in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2009 13:24:06 | More by bobsy
Photo of tone77


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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3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a dark apple cider brown with a 1/2 finger head that left no lacing

smells of fruit and some sweet malts

taste is sweeet fruits and roasted carmel malts

mouthfeel is light but with ample carbonation - somewhat sticky

drinkability is good for a full flavored beer but one is enough for me

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2009 04:36:01 | More by jsh420
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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
Photo of Jeffo


4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this at Bert's Bierhuis in Utrecht.

Into a beer mug.

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger medium looking fluffy off-white head that quickly pops and fades down to a thin film. Colour is a dark brown, kind of burnt umber with rust hues. Some carbonation evident. A thin ring of film remains and leaves a bit of splotchy lacing on the glass. A bit better than the norm.

SMELL: A mild nose of toasted and caramel malts. A touch of toffee and some dark fruits as well, such as plumbs and grapes. A nice nose, but a little too mild to be really noticeable.

TASTE: This was much more impressive. A bold and pronounced taste profile including toasted and caramel malt with hints of sweet toffee up front. Some plumbs, raisins and dark grapes round out the middle, along with a touch of nuts as well. A bit of hop bitterness at the end with hints of pure chocolate as well. The bitter-sweet aftertaste is strong and long lasting. Maybe the best taste profile I've had in the style so far. Good stuff.

PALATE: Medium-full body, thick and creamy smooth with medium carbonation. Goes down smooth with a slight bit of a scratch at the end and finishes with a touch of stickiness. Pretty nice.

OVERALL: A great doppelbock for sure; drank away very easily. Perhaps the best taste profile as of yet, but unfortunately the weak nose held it back a tad in the ratings. This is one I'll be picking up again for sure. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2009 15:52:21 | More by Jeffo
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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bottle served into a tulip glass

Pours a ruby-flecked cocoa brown, the exact shade changing like a chameleon. The one-finger head was almost grey before diminishing to a trace ring with minimal lacing.

Lots of yummyness going on in the nose (yumminess -- that's the technical term, I believe). Dark fruits abound: raisin, plum. Even cherry. The malts show up too, but always tempered with the fruit aromas. Sweet and syrupy and caramely.

The flavors follow the nose, except, as can be expected, the sweet malts are dominant. Deep plum and such fruity esters wash over and stay on the back of the tongue. Something leafy on the finish too... tobacco, maybe? It gives a slight trace of smoke on the finish to dance around with the plum.

Given how sweet this beer is, I was surprised that the mouthfeel wasn't gloopily thick. Its still fairly thick, not quite creamy but not thin in any sense. For me, I wouldn't want to have more than one of these at a time. This dopplebock isn't cloyingly sweet, but its not exactly easy on the palate at the same time.

A great dessert beer, an exciting possibility for a meal pairing and a very good dopplebock, period. This is a must-try.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2009 01:37:34 | More by Reaper16
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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 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 prototypic


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

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2009 02:14:09 | More by prototypic
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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 BeerFMAndy


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
Photo of JEdmund


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

Deep brown with a slight burgundy tint; moderate head foams up but doesn't stick around long or leave any lacing

Brown sugar, milk chocolate, and caramel mixed with some fruitiness

Taste & Mouthfeel
A delicious malt-forward brew; plenty of fruity sweetness with a bit of earthy hop bitterness found in the finish; medium bodied with a slightly oily texture

Not nearly as complex as Andescher's doppel; pretty similar to Paulaner's Salvator

A very tasty beer, and I am so happy to have it in Guatemala! Will be enjoying this full-flavored brew for the rest of my time here and in the future.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2009 22:55:26 | More by JEdmund
Photo of ZAP


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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3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter for a tasting 2-18-09

A - Poured a slightly cloudy amber. The head was average with good lacing.

S - Somewhat strong aroma compared to other doppels. A few aromas jumped out almost immediately: a bit of a heavy maltiness that smelled of hay. The hops were average for a doppel, but had a noticeable resin smell. Also smelled of sweet figs, dates, and even a hint of wood.

T - Overall a very good taste, with the same flavors as were in the aroma. Lightly sweet, but nothing overbearing.

M - A very full body compared to other doppels, primarily due to the relatively lively carbonation. The small bubbles provided a creamy mouthfeel.

D - A good doppelbock all in all. The mouthfeel was a big plus for me. The fact it felt thick compared to the others I had at the tasting was a nice change.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2009 19:15:36 | More by ajs4bd
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4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served at the Augsburg Haus in Augusta, GA.

Half-liter bottle served in a Tucher Weizen branded glass.

Deep mahogany in color, with a glorious, thick light tan head that resists fade and holds on until the end. Nice legs of lace are left behind on the walls of the glass.

Sweet caramel malt notes and a bit of roast fill the nose.

Thick and full in body, possessing a middling level of carbonation with a full malt-forward profile of sweet caramel that shows underlying notes of bittersweet chocolate. Hop presence is near non-existent, though they are evidenced by their ability to keep the malts from becoming cloying. Finish is mildly sweet and lingering.

This brew is, like most Doppelbocks and befitting the history of the brew, almost a meal in itself. Good, seeing as how it became my dinner for the evening, appropriate considering it is the Lenten season and the fasting monks who first brewed up the first Doppels would have feasted on this beer alone.

Overall, this is a superbly clean and well-structured example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2009 16:24:02 | More by superdedooperboy
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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It poured heady, dark brown with a red hue and murky.

Well balance mild malt and hops scent.

It has a good malt and hops flavor on the front end. It then gives way to a very strong alcohol tinge. A dry malty aftertaste is slightly present. It is lite bodied but full of flavor.

The first few sips sort of rocked me. It was strong, robust and in my face. After a few moments I was adjusted to it and ready to enjoy it for all of it's good character. I highly recommend it, but not on an empty stomach.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 23:52:56 | More by Rennpferd
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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 16.9 oz slim Euro-style brown bottle

Appearance: Dark brown beer with just a hint of garnet and thick off white cap that shows decent retention

Smell: Wow! Sweet caramelly malts, strong fruit esters (raisin, maybe bits of plum, hints of grape jelly), red licorice, almost Belgian-like in character

Taste: Rich and malty, lots of caramel, just a touch of bittersweet biscuit, hints of dark fruit, and a tiny bit of minerality and roast on the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and smooth

Drinkability: 1, 2, drunk...the abv's kinda deceptive here

Conclusion: I wanted to try this side-by-side with Spaten's offering which I did tonight, because, let's face it, after reading Novick all day, you NEED a drink...anyway...the Spaten let me down; this one, on the other hand, was all I expected...great, rich dopplebock with nicely balanced fruity and sweet malty tastes/aromas...at a great price...need I say more?

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2009 06:23:28 | More by BedetheVenerable
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3.4/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a considerable head with slightly off-white color that dissipates into a few small clusters of foam. The beer's color is a dark red-brown, but lighter than most other doppelbocks I've had.

Smell: There is heavy malt odor, as expected, but also detect some brown sugar mixed with "lighter" fruits such as grape or dull, cut apple.

Taste: A much "brighter" sweetness than other doppelbocks (Wiehenstephaner, Celebrator in particular), almost floral in taste. In fact, it's so sweet that it's almost cloying. You can interpet the doppelbock style in any number of ways, but this highly sweet doppelbock isn't what I'd focus on as a mainstay of the variety. Lighter fruits appear in taste (think apple, unripe pear) with a bit of honey (faint) and alcohol (also faint).

Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-light on the palate, confirming that this is not a "heavy" doppelbock. Carbonation is mid-level and seems just fine for a beer of this thickness and sweetness.

Drinkability: I found this interpretation of the style to be too brightly sweet and light for my taste, though I can see others preferring it to the "heavier" varieties. I would appreciate some "darker" complexities and balancing out the fruity sweetness somehow.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2009 05:48:05 | More by falloutsnow
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

Appearance is dark brownish copper in color with a three-quarter inch off-white head that sinks down to a cap. Pretty nice lacing left on the glass.

Aroma is of heavy caramel malts and toffee with a really nice dark fruit character of raisins and figs.

Taste begins with sweet caramel tones then is joined by a raisiny dark fruit character. Towards the back end there is a bit of spiciness present alongside a mild cocoa flavor that never really quite develops. A bit of alcohol in the far back end.

Mouthfeel is medium, pretty chewy, with a bit of a crisp bite towards the beginning of the swallow.

Definitely not a bad Doppelbock but there's better ones out there. I found it to be a bit milder than some like Weltenburger, Celebrator, and Korbinian. I'd recommend it, but not over those three.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 07:47:38 | More by roadhouse
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4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown pour with reddish highlights to light. Pours with a beige colored head that dissapates shortly after pour.

S: Toasty with hints of choco acompanied by fruity scent almost plumish with a molassy scent.

T: The choco and toasty smell is present in the flavor. The fruity scent is less present in the taste and the alcohol is masked by the great flavors.

M: Full, I found it similar to other doppels.

D: Amazing how the little this seems like 7.2. Very smooth.

I would reccomend this to any doppelbock fan.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2009 18:36:09 | More by cagocubs
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4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear pitch brown with thin tan head. Smell: sweet with caramel, chocolate, and dark fruit notes, as well as an import grain character. The import character seems to fade after a couple minutes, good. Taste: also sweet, prune, raisin, caramel, some chocolate and roasted flavors, black cherries, a yeasty pumpernickel, warming alcohol. Mouthfeel: smooth, a little on the light side. Nice German doppelbock, but doesn't match up to Celebrator in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2009 03:31:41 | More by babaracas
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3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: 1/2 finger head with a light brown color fizzles away quickly. The beer itself is a dark murky reddish-brown.

S: Sweet malty smell you would expect from a doppelbock

T: Again, Sweet and malty with a sharp alcohol bite. Slight nuttiness. leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste.

M: Very little carbanation but goes down smoothly without seeming flat. Not as heavy as others of this style.

Overall, this beer is decent but not as gratuitously malty as I would like from a doppelbock.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2009 03:25:50 | More by OlRasputin989
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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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4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

dirty brown color with an amber glow at the bottom of the glass. very slight dusting of cream colored head.

smoky, malty, deep mocha smells. alcohol scent is present. nutty as well.

what a malt fest. the flavor is big malt, with slight alcohol undertones. woodsy, peaty flavors deep in this one that resemble the deep flavors of a good scotch.

near perfect mouthfeel, but the texture feels a little hollow and unassuming on the back end.

well, high quality for sure. the best ever? no, but is is a malty treat. the alcohol flavor isn't really well hid. but, overall the flavors are fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2009 01:43:49 | More by cnally
Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock from Brauerei Tucher Brau
91 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.