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Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock - Brauerei Tucher Brau

Tucher Bajuvator DoppelbockTucher Bajuvator Doppelbock

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

222 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 222
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:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-17-2001)
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark copper body with a two-finger head that died slowly and left little lacings. A sweet malt smell, a mix of sugary stuff and caramel. A very sweet taste in a thick and heavy, somewhat syrupy beer. Still goes down smooth and creamy, as I would say there is caramel, honey, gum and maybe butterscotch mixed in with hints of dark fruit (not so much tropical) and very minor hop presence to balance the beer. Finishes with a dry, crisp yet thick and smooth mouthfeel; definitely a sipper. Great beer and one of the better dopplebocks I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2008 18:14:57 | More by clayrock81
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Bobo77

Missouri

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

First time I have tried anything from this German beer company. Wanted something dark and rich so I went with the Doppelbock.

Pours a dark brown with red highlights, like cherry Dr. Pepper. Light brownish grey head.

The aroma - Rich cocoa, molasses, and I think I want to say fig or prunes. Dark cherries, dark fruit in general.

Taste - Nice mellow sweetness, not as sticky sweet as others that I have had. The alcohol seems to be very well hidden here. Sweet roasted malt with flavors of cocoa more than anything else. Chocolate covered cherries. Now I will also make a new descriptive characteristic for doppelbocks such as this that I haven't used before. This style of beer is "tobbaccoey." Yes, it tastes like raw chewing tobbacco, which I find to be a pleasing taste even though I haven't chewed in years. (Of course now I am pondering, is there such a thing as a smoked doppelbock, and if so does it taste like an ash tray?) All jokes aside, while this surprisingly isn't the best doppelbock I have tried (Ayinger and Sam Adams in my opinion make the best ones) this is still a pretty damn good and very drinkable doppelbock. It was also pretty reasonably priced where I found it so I definately will have some bias towards it.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2008 19:27:32 | More by Bobo77
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nickynick

Illinois

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

Tucher Bajuvator poured a dark brown with a nice tan head. The smell was very sweet, hints of chocolate and the faint hint of hops. Taste was of sweet chocolate. Mouthfeel was good, with good carbonation. Drinkability was good, but with all doppelbocks, you have to be careful with the high ABV. Overall I thought this was a very good doppel. Very flavorful. A beer I will seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2008 14:36:41 | More by nickynick
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birchstick

Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - chocolaty brown with a tan head
S - very sweet with dark fruits and malts
T - subtle hints of fruit and a lot of malt with a cola quality as well. There is a faint bit of burnt malts on the finish. Delicious
M - full and carbonated just enough to make it amazingly smooth
D - excellent doppelbock. Easy to drink, but the abv will make you keep yourself in check. Definitely will seek this one out again.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2008 03:43:09 | More by birchstick
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MTNboy

Germany

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a dark brown body almost stout looking until it settles. It has an off white head and a lot of lace.

Smell: It has a very sweet aroma and there is somewhat of a candy smell maybe a little fruity.

Taste: The taste is mainly of sweet dark roasted malt.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with lots of carbonation to its soapy body.

Drinkability: As with all Tucher beers I love it.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2008 21:08:24 | More by MTNboy
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SkinnyElvis

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2008 23:30:56 | More by SkinnyElvis
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orangemoustache

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This pours dark at first glance,but when held to a back light it reveals deep cherry reds and burnt coppery highlights. The head is small and almond,leaving a disappointing amount of lace as it drops to a thin covering. The nose is sugary and sweet with some brown sugar and caramel shining through. This Tucher Doppelbock is just what I want when drinking this style,big malts,rich caramely decadence,fully ripened dark fruits and gritty/earthy yeast. The low carbonation keeps focus on the bold flavors and smooth creamy body. This is one to seek,luxurious stuff,reminds me why I love good beer!

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2008 04:35:32 | More by orangemoustache
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Procrastinator

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1-pint brown bottle poured into pint glass. $2.39 bottle price. Numbers 2,4 and 16 are notched on label.

Appearance: deep dark brown rootbeer colored body with 1/2" beige head which quickly breaks down with fizzy carbonation. Lacing is rather spotty and limited. Carbonation can be seen immediately below the top layer.

Smell: boozy figs, dates, bittersweet chocolate and faint tobacco in the distance.

Taste: sweet pitted fruits and alcohol with cola flavors. Hops come in to even things out. Licorice,
raisins and bittersweet chocolate all appear.

Mouthfeel: slightly buttery and a bit overcarbonated. On the thin side for a doppelbock. Pretty well balanced.

Drinkability: flavors and mouthfeel are very midstream, nothing overly special. One is nice, while two or more would seem like overkill.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2008 21:31:13 | More by Procrastinator
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Blakaeris

Iowa

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

Pours very dark brown, with ruby highlights. Head is initially thick and frothy, but dissipates quickly to form a thin white ring.

Aroma is dry, powdery malt. Plenty of dark fruit and a touch of chocolate.

Taste is roasted malt, bready with generous dark fruit and a pleasant earthy nuttiness. Brown sugar, molasses, and chocolate. Finish has a yeasty spice fruitiness with enough alcohol presence to add a little heat.

Mouthfeel is full, smooth and silky.

Full of dark fruit and earthy character. Flavor is balanced and unified. Yeasty spice adds a nice touch in the finish. As it warms a smokey roasted quality is retained on the pallet.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2008 21:32:48 | More by Blakaeris
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morimech

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2008 21:43:36 | More by morimech
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bashiba

Iowa

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2008 00:46:12 | More by bashiba
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GRPunk

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a mug.

A- It poured a very dark brown with a 1 finger tan head that became a meduim lace that left some light sticky spots on the glass.

S- It had a little milk chocolate aroma that was a little sweet, but quite muted.

T- There was more chocolate and caramel flavor that was pretty decent, but slightly thin.

M- There was medium to heavy carbonation creating a lot of tingling, but again on the thin side.

D- I drank a pint and didn't need more in a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2008 19:07:17 | More by GRPunk
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yael6666

Mexico

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..

PROST!!

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2008 22:57:17 | More by yael6666
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Riverwarrior

Texas

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
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FleeVT

Florida

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2008 00:29:15 | More by FleeVT
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Portertime

Florida

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

A great doppelbock by Tucher. Enjoyed it chilled in my Duvel chalice. Poured a clear, reddish brown with a little head. Smelled of candied fruit, some caramel and a bit of toffee. Taste was similar, nicely balanced with syrupy viscosity and a warming finish. A hardy brew that I coud enjoy after any fine meal.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2008 14:15:48 | More by Portertime
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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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objectivemonkey

Minnesota

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

Into a nonic pint glass, pours a dark russet color with mahogany hues, not much head to start and fades to just a ring, a little bit of spotty lacing but not much. The aroma gives a lot, rich caramels and bready malts, some toffee, some nice stuff. But its much better to drink, a range of delicious things going on. There are the rich malts of caramels, of toffee, the fruits dark and juicy, some sweet molasses and perhaps a touch of chocolate. The mouth is nicely carbonated, very fine and even, smooth, clean, good body. This is a fine beer, one I should revisit soon.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2008 23:22:10 | More by objectivemonkey
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giblet

Ohio

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

nice pouring with medium dark brown color. nice carbonation with one inch of smooth creamy head. smells of roasted malt. very good rich taste with nice chewy feel. this is a good doppel. i would recomend this beer to those who enjoy a full bodied dark beer.

suckem up and movem out.

giblet

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2008 09:36:39 | More by giblet
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mooseisloose

Florida

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a half-liter bottle at the local liquor store. Smells of caramel and molasses. Pours to a dark rusty brown with a tremendous head. Taste is very sweet and malty with a slight flat bitterness. The AC is very evident in this beer and is present throughout. This is a very thick beer almost good enough for pancakes or ice cream? Taste is mostly consistent throughout. Nothing real complex but very flavorful. Too sweet for my tastes but a very good beer for its style. Carbonation is just right. Drinkability is high but watch the AC. Don't drink too cold or the true flavor isn't evident.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2008 20:35:36 | More by mooseisloose
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nocheinsbitte

North Carolina

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

I must start (and probably end) this review as saying this is the best Tucher you can buy.
Appearance: Nice pour, 3-4 finger height head; settles well and adheres to the glass. The color is an amberish dark brown; a very good looking bier.
Smell: Very fresh smell.
Taste: A very robust and full-bodied taste.
Mouthfeel: Again, this bier does not disappoint.
Drinkability: THis bier goes down very easy; seeing that the alcohol level is a bit higher, this can be dangerous. This is a good sipping bier on a lazy afternoon while doing a lot of nothing (which I'm currently doing).
Overall, this is a wonderful bier that never disappoints. Great taste, attractive look, and just a wonderful bier.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2008 18:43:02 | More by nocheinsbitte
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SPLITGRIN

Kentucky

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

Nice carbonation in this brew shows as the pour gets you three fingers of foamy deep tan head. Bubbles hiss as they slowley fade. Body is an attractive blackish brown with hints of ruby when held to light. Nose is spicey and rustic with woodsy malt and dark sweet notes. Maybe hints of banana bread. A mellow malty sweetness enters the mouth with minglings os belgium waffles, toasty vanilla and over ripe bananas. Warms the belly well and tells of the 7.2% alchol without being obtrusive at all. This is not overly malty and thick as some bocks are. Very enjoyable and nicely drinkable. Mouthfeel is slightly thick but only because the taste buds cry for more.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2008 21:36:15 | More by SPLITGRIN
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Gehrig

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bajuvator Doppelbock presents itself in grand fashion. Three fingers of tan head top a dark brownish-red body. It's a great-looking beer, but the head dissipates alarmingly fast. The nose is very yeasty, accompanied by lots of brown sugar and moderate fruit. The taste follows suit without trumping, but is somewhat disappointing since the flavors don't emerge more strongly than the nose suggests.

The mouthfeel suffers from the disappearing head, leaving it a bit flat halfway through, sadly. This is a pretty good doppelbock, but in my estimation a good step below Sam Adams, Spaten Optimator, Weisenstephaner, and even Sprecher. It certainly accompanies spicy cheese and crackers very well, and is on the whole good. Yet the wheats from Tucher captured my palate more than Bajuvator. Good, not great.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2008 01:33:41 | More by Gehrig
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pmcadamis

Illinois

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

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!

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2008 16:19:50 | More by pmcadamis
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Proteus93

Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A warm, Navajo red colour, semi-murky, but a pretty disappointing head that poured rather fizzy and fell back to a swirl of bubble in the middle of the glass very quickly. I would have expected it from a ABV a point or two and above higher, but feel this could have been a little more assertive. Being a 1 pint bottle, I poured it a second time to top off the glass and didn't see much difference with a more aggressive pour. Fortunately, this is the only weak point of the experience!

S: What a nice smelling brew! I can keep going back to smelling this over and over. Some chocolatey notes, blended nicely with a mellow fruity aroma and the smell of alcohol. An added hint of a spicy kind of blend... reminds me of the aroma that comes from the toppings and spices in an espresso shop. Impressive and lovely.

T + M: A dark fruit / chocolate & caramel blend... the alcohol comes through here more than I notice on others, but it blends in so nicely that it seems better off than it might if it were more hidden. It brings with it a slight warmth to the mouth that is really pleasant. I've had some with a bit more of a creamy feeling and taste that I tend to prefer - but this one balances the stronger dark fruit directions some take and the toffee/fudgy directions of others very well.

D: The alcohol comes out enough to serve as a reminder that this is one of the bigger brews. It's a nice standby, after a hearty meal while watching a movie... like many of the style, it warms well, so it can be enjoyed for a while, and return for another.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2008 01:36:35 | More by Proteus93
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