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Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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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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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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Sixpack595

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Can Germany make a bad Doppelbock? Another great Doppelbock, malty and sweet without being cloying. Complex flavor while remaining easy to drink. Pours a deep red-brown with a thin off white head. Rich fruity aroma with bready, caramel malt. Flavor of raisins, cherries and plums. Bready malts, caramel, and a restrained bitternes. Good full body. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2004 03:03:31 | More by Sixpack595
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cabsandking

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poors a dark brown with a beige surface lace and ring. The nose is of rock candy sweetness, roasted malts, slight molasses, and some tart fruits. The sweetness in the flavor is more tame than the nose and earthy roasted grains with flashes of dry to charred malt notes balances some of the tart fruit character echoed from the aroma. Some tongue tingling anise peppery notes late in the swill and linger on the palate for a bit. Very nice rounded, full mouthfeel and an even better creaminess for carbonation level. Some tartness, roasted grain and sweetness left for the finish. This was really enjoyable from beginning to end.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2007 16:36:03 | More by cabsandking
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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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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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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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chetripley

Illinois

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

Tucher makes an exceptional Weiss and especially a dunkel that is the most delicious of all German beers I have tried so I was open to a dopplebock, and not only for the higher alcohol count.

The dark flowing and medium carbonation of this beer lured me in and its smells included fruit, yeast, oats and grains, a little lemony hint.

The taste blew me away with an abundance of bold wheat and oats, tiny spice, very little hop, then sweetness. What a tasting experience.

Drinkable and smooth, worthy of another try, and another.

Actually I stumbled upon it and I can't find it other than one little store I was in. I have to go back and set it up for my beer club as this month's winner.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2009 12:44:45 | More by chetripley
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irisier

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 1 pint 1 fl oz brown bottle with freshness date on back.

Appearance: Translucent dark brown that with a fizzy tan head that leaves an ok lace.

Smell: Aromatic black treacle with dark fruit similar to prunes and raisins Some bread qualities as well.

Taste: Malty. Black treacle again along with the same bread and dark fruit qualities that were in the nose. I can't really make out much in hops except for a slight hoppy type dryness toward the end. Twang of alcoholic acridness and maybe a bit of smoke and unsweetened chocolate also on the end.

Mouthfeel: Rich. Pretty full bodied and smooth. Could be described as syrupy but not in a bad way.

Impressions: Very nice. Bold flavors and lots of them. Bit strong on the alcohol though, so be careful

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2010 18:07:04 | More by irisier
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cedricwarner

Kentucky

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

Dark brown with a creamy head, this beer has a delicious aroma of sweet, chocolatey malt. The flavor follows through, a caramel maltiness, with a rich creamy mouthfeel. Not as strong or rich as many German Doppelbocks, but definitely as tasty. Highly reccommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2004 21:51:09 | More by cedricwarner
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stewart124

Ohio

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

Pours a rich burgundy or chestnut color with an off-white head. Smells of fruity esters and grapes. Malts are present.
Taste is a very interesting blend of fruits and malts. Strong grape flavors and a taste like bubblegum. Malty alcohol feel to this beer with a creamy mouthfeel. Syrupy and the alcohol is pretty strong. Really a good tasting beer that quenches the thirst and warms the stomach.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2005 03:03:12 | More by stewart124
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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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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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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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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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jackndan

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bajuvator: Deep garnet color, with a light tan head and a head so dense that a tiny drop of it rolled around the top of the foam for at least a minute. Sweet malt aroma. Wow, very nice think chocolate malts with a nice sweet after glow. Sweet long finish with a warm alcohol rolling all the way down. Excellent, as good a doppelbock as I’ve ever had, and I even like the name.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2002 20:25:07 | More by jackndan
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vitesse

Georgia

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2003 09:03:15 | More by vitesse
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leeenglewood

Pennsylvania

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

Pours a nice robust head that dissipates to a thick lace within a few a minute or two. Nice reddish brown color to complement the creamy lace. Plum brandy comes to the nose with a slight minty/earthy hop aroma. Taste of caramel and slightly biscuity with a sweet grape overtone. Overall malt dominates throughout with slight minty hop overtone. Coats the throat with a slightly syrupy mouthful.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2003 05:12:35 | More by leeenglewood
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carln26

Missouri

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

Deep clear brown color with orange highlights, and a thick light brown creamy head that recedes slowly into the glass as a clingy lace. The nose is toffee up front followed by candy-apples. Caramel, caramel, caramel. That is what the aroma screams to me. Wonderful malty flavor up front. It’s almost like biting into a caramel square. The toffee comes on later. This is like dessert in a glass. The hops show up late with a mild citrus character that exists to brighten up the flavors. Nice smooth mouth feel and very drinkable. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2005 23:51:15 | More by carln26
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cro250klr

Pennsylvania

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

This is a good Dopplebock to start with if you've never had one before. I've had some others that seemed to light or the flavors just didn't meld. Tucher is right there. A nice earthy, malty aroma compliments the copper colored brew. The creamy tan head hold on right til the end. Some dopples seem to be somewhat sweet, but not this one. And, at 7.2 abv, I can handle three of these at a sitting. That's with some chow of course. I had this dopple with a soft shell crab sandwich at one meal and with a bowl of bisque at another. This beer pairs well with just about everything. A lot of people rave about Salvator, and it is good, but I would take this one first.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2005 16:36:58 | More by cro250klr
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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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silver0rlead

North Carolina

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

Pours a mahogany brown with some slight ruby highlights and a thick, creamy tan head that retains well enough. The aroma has a nice malty sweetnesss of caramel and molasses to start off, along with dark fruits (fig, prune, plum), mineraly and floral hops, roasted malt and a hint of alcohol. The flavor also comes out swinging with a big malty sweetness of caramel and molasses, along with a slight roastiness, some dark fruits (fig, plum, raisin), chocolate, honey, burnt bread, herbal and mineraly hops and cream. The mouthfeel is smooth and incredibly creamy, with light carbonation and drinkability is excellent with nary a trace of alcohol. A very enjoyably dopplebock, smooth and rich and not cloying with no trace of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2006 02:44:25 | More by silver0rlead
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

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

1st review on 10 September 2006

500ml bottle served in an ayinger celebrator glass.

Appearance - Ruby red body with a creamy tan head reducing to a thin whispy layer

Smell - Roasted chestnuts and faint maltiness

Taste - Chestnuts and toffeeish malts with a dry cough mixture/ alcohol rich finish

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation, slightly thin

Drinkability - low carbonation is easy on the mouth and stomach however the edgy unpleasant finish on the tongue makes me look for another doppelbock before this one. Feels slightly thin which doesnt make this bock particularly moreish for me. An average brew.

2nd Review 15 August 2011

50cl bottle poured into Paulaner Seidel

BBE 11 March 2011

A- 2 finger creamy tight tan head which reduces relatively quickly but produces good lacing. Body is dark brown with a ruby red quality. Excellent clarity

S- Chocolately malts, toffee hint, no hop note as in a classic doppelbock.

T- Chocolately malts up front with some toffee biscuitiness, this changes to a medicinal cough syrup-like toasty malt bitter note in the finish that lingers, providing a little balance. Lager clean smooth finish.

M- Low-medium carbonation, full body but retains lager cleaness well

D- Definitely feels a different beer compared to the one i reviewed in 2006, a solid doppelbock. Smooth and moreish.

**Scores are for 2011 review**

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2006 22:39:38 | More by seanyfo
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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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cnally

Indiana

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
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MrIncognito

Virginia

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

A - Poured into a big mug. Dark mahogony body with some deep ruby hues. Dark brown in the dead middle of the beer where light can't quite make it through. Foamy 2-finger off-white/khaki head that fades pretty quickly settling to a 1/8-inch cap on top. Very nice sticky lacing on the glass.

S - Dark ripe fruits, especially cherries. Strong malty backbone with some chocolate notes. Just a touch of alcohol in the back. Somewhat bready and more so as it warms.

T&M - Big and malty up front then the sweetness of ripe cherries comes through. Medium carbonation lends a slight dry feeling. Chocolate notes on the tail end of the malt. The alcohol is noticable only in the way that it lends a really nice spiciness to this beer. Other spice flavors in this beer I can't quite put my finger on.

D - Hardly notice the ABV. It is well hidden in this beer and lends a great spiciness to it. Great flavors all around and not overpowering in the cherry department. I'd love to sip this all night.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2009 15:04:59 | More by MrIncognito
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91 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.