Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

183 Reviews
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Reviews: 183
Hads: 237
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 48
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-17-2001

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Reviews: 183 | Hads: 237
Photo of falloutsnow
3.45/5  rDev -16.1%
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. (1,239 characters)

Photo of expatsteve
3.38/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Chocolate brown, medium visibility with a nice 1/2 inch head. Subsides to thick suds cover. Medium viscosity.

Aroma: Roasted chocolate malts, toffee, and brown sugar. Some nice earthy tones in the nose.

Taste: Chocolate, caramel and a little soy nuttiness. Some good front palate bitterness with a nutty malt aftertaste. Light raisins. Earthy undercurrents, almost like a muted peatness. Lots of toffee and molasses developments. A little thin across the front and middle palates.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, but a little watery at times. Fruit and bitterness keep this drinkable. Low carbonation.

Drinkability: Good, but a little underdeveloped and thin for my tastes. This beer certainly has the balance of flavors, but not the richer mouthfeel and heavier malts appropriate to the style. In a lot of ways, this aspires to Salvator, though the latter is still a better doppelbock for my money. (917 characters)

Photo of mariposafan
3.37/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours very dark red-brown with a two finger mocha head that dies too quickly.

The aroma is very odd - bitter chocolate, toffee and coffee with just a little malty sweetness.

The flavor left me going back to the bottle to make sure this wasn't coffee infused. The coffee notes are very, very strong, with some chocolate thrown in - mocha beer. Unfortunately it all tastes a little too burnt and bitter. Some hoppy sweetness but it's not a major player.

It feels a bit watery, far thinner than I expected. The carbonation is fine but if it were creamier it would have added apparent body to the beer.

Nothing special for me. Too bitter and the flavors aren't the caramel/toffee malt that I've come to look for in a dopplebock. Not offensive, but definitely not a favorite. (774 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.2/5  rDev -22.1%
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. (302 characters)

Photo of kimcgolf
3.18/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured to a dark brown with reddish tint, and a tan head that lingered well and left good lacing. Aroma was malty sweet molasses, with hints of toffee, chocolate and roasted nuts. I could tell that this was probably not going to be my favorite. Flavor was dominated by the sweet molasses, and the consistency was syrupy thick. Finish was the same as you would expect from a spoonful of syrup. This beer was not particularly bad, just a little too sweet and thick for my liking. (477 characters)

Photo of AleWatcher
3/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes--
Poured into pint

Nice deep reddish brown. Tan head is thick and frothy with decent lacing.
Really sweeet caramel smell... slight fruit/banana/herb smell
Taste isn't as sweet as smell leads me to believe. Still sweet, but thought it smelled better than it tasted.
This coats my mouth with a medium body that seems a little undercarbonated to me.
Not bad, but I probably won't get it again. It could be worse, but this one just isn't for me. (462 characters)

Photo of waughbrew
2.88/5  rDev -29.9%
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. (348 characters)

Photo of bobhits
2.23/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I decided to mix this up and pour it into a small snifter. This pours deep cloudy red giving off ruby hues around the rim, nearly flat though. At best there’s a touch of dark head on the top but as soon as it shows it is gone.

The classic sweeter side of a stout without the nice robust coffee. Sweet fruits, plumbs, raisins mixed in some molasses.

I have a hard time describing this one. It tastes like hops well WELL faded mixed into a highly mature malt. The malt has the dark fruits that don’t crescendo with the sweetness I expected. The finish has hops but they don’t bite or bitter, but they seem to finish the malt sweetness.

Surprisingly carbonated and rather light in the mouth feel. Almost watery to a degree.

This beer is really off what I think of in a doppelbock. It isn’t as rich or sweet and it takes on a lot of odd flavors I’m not used to as well. It isn’t bad, but it is far from good. Very far…. (936 characters)

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Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock from Brauerei Tucher Brau
91 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.