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Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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226 Ratings

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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 45
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of stewart124


4.47/5  rDev +9%

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.

12-05-2005 03:03:12 | More by stewart124
Photo of ZAP


4.47/5  rDev +9%

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

03-14-2009 18:25:12 | More by ZAP
Photo of Proteus93


4.45/5  rDev +8.5%

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.

01-26-2008 01:36:35 | More by Proteus93
Photo of brentk56

North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +8.5%

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

03-30-2005 00:22:41 | More by brentk56
Photo of jackndan


4.43/5  rDev +8%

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.

05-11-2002 20:25:07 | More by jackndan
Photo of carln26


4.4/5  rDev +7.3%

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.

03-01-2005 23:51:15 | More by carln26
Photo of leeenglewood


4.4/5  rDev +7.3%

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.

10-16-2003 05:12:35 | More by leeenglewood
Photo of vitesse


4.4/5  rDev +7.3%

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.

03-24-2003 09:03:15 | More by vitesse
Photo of cro250klr


4.4/5  rDev +7.3%

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.

03-29-2005 16:36:58 | More by cro250klr
Photo of orangemoustache


4.4/5  rDev +7.3%

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!

09-25-2008 04:35:32 | More by orangemoustache
Photo of SkinnyElvis


4.38/5  rDev +6.8%

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.


10-09-2008 23:30:56 | More by SkinnyElvis
Photo of silver0rlead

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

02-20-2006 02:44:25 | More by silver0rlead
Photo of MrIncognito


4.38/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

12-07-2009 15:04:59 | More by MrIncognito
Photo of seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.38/5  rDev +6.8%

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**

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


4.38/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

01-01-2009 01:43:49 | More by cnally
Photo of Pegasus


4.35/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

04-19-2003 20:09:55 | More by Pegasus
Photo of RblWthACoz


4.35/5  rDev +6.1%

Pours a clear but very dark ruby with minimal head. Nose is sickly sweet with a strong caramelized sugar with extremely heavy malt tones. Flavor is smooth and deep. Wood tones. Malt tones. Strong sugar present. Feel is nearing syrupy. Definitely drinkable. Leaves an almost smoked flavor on the aftertaste.

12-30-2007 23:20:51 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of morimech


4.33/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

08-25-2008 21:43:36 | More by morimech
Photo of mntlover


4.33/5  rDev +5.6%

Want to thank my buddy at the beer store, when I came in he pulled this out from the back and handed to me said he was saving it for the regulars, don't get to buy many beer over 6% in NC yet.

Pours a brown with red tints a one finger tan head falls slowly not much lace but still a fine looking beer.

Aroma is bready malt lots of fruit figs, dates, plums all covered with rich sweet molasses. Some light spicey aromas mix with light alcohol, very rich nice doppelbock.

Taste is just like the smell rich bready malt molasses mixed with caramel in the flavor loaded down with fruit finishes with light spice pepper, cloves, nutmeg mixed smooth but lightly spicey. Slight warming of the body from the alcohol thats almost unnoticable except for the warming sensation it brings.

Mouthfeel is nice feels almost full rich like bread soaked with rum and molasses.

Drinkability is good starting to enjoy this style more now then I did in the past. Very tasty would recommend this one to everyone, enjoyed it very much.

06-19-2005 22:22:03 | More by mntlover
Photo of Portertime


4.33/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

05-12-2008 14:15:48 | More by Portertime
Photo of BeerBuilder


4.33/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

03-14-2003 11:56:17 | More by BeerBuilder
Photo of Bobo77


4.33/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

10-24-2008 19:27:32 | More by Bobo77
Photo of joe1510


4.33/5  rDev +5.6%

Pint Bottle
Binny's Orland

I've really been in the mood for some hearty doppelbocks lately. Hope this satisfies my craving for the night. Wow...Looks good from the start. Pours a beautiful chestnut brown into my pilsner glass with all sorts of tiny carbonation rising. A tan 2 finger head formed on the pour that slowly faded to 1 finger of rocky frothiness. Small sticky thin patches of lacing form after each drink.

This beer is loaded with great aromas. There's a fruity sweetness. Warm banana bread starts things off. After the hints of banana bread wonderful smelling maltiness takes over. Sweet dough, mild nutiness, mild milk chocolate and a perfect toasted grain aroma. This stuff smells like a meal. Like a meal you would want on a chilly night. Smells wonderful but could be slightly more pronounced.

Every bit of the smell comes out to show it's true self in the flavor. Banana bread starts things off again there is even a small amount of tartness you encounter when eating a banana. When the beer makes it's way to mid-palate the sweet doughiness moves in along with the nuttiness and milk chocolate. Sweet toffee shows up on the swallow after some warming. Creamy milk smoothness. Zero alcohol in the flavor. Excellent!

Medium bodied but velvety smooth. The smoothness is unbelievable. Carbonation is there pushing things through but is undetectable. Very nice.

Drinkability is outstanding. If this beer wasn't so much like a meal, which it's meant to be, it would get the perfect score for drinkability. I think it would be too filling to drink all night long. I do find myself drinking this one pretty quickly though.

Tucher Bajuvator is an outstanding doppelbock and one that will be in stock at my house for the rest of the winter. An excellent beer at an excellent price. Hard to beat. This definitely satisfied my craving for the night.

Reviewed: 2/13/07

08-31-2013 19:22:28 | More by joe1510
Photo of jettjon


4.33/5  rDev +5.6%

Into the cervoise, this beer is very dark brown/crimson, not opaque but pretty dark. There’s a good amount of carbonation bubbling up. Pretty solid 1-1/2 finger head of brown foam. Head fades slowly leaving a nice solid ring and plenty of lacing. Nose is dominated by sweet malts, sorghum, and coffee with a strong banana presence. The nose hints at a sugary, malty flavor. The taste is dominated by the sweet malt up front, sugary yet nicely tempered; the flavor fades nicely to a chocolately, coffee-like flavor, finishing on a bitter, dry note. There’s a mild warmth toward the middle. Mouth is creamy and full bodied but not too thick, though a bit flat. Drinkability is outstanding: great taste, substantial but smooth mouth, and no real alcohol burn.

Overall: Admittedly, I am a big fan of the dopplebock style, but this one is just plain excellent. It’s nearly the equal of Celebrator, and that’s saying something. Highly recommended.

11-09-2006 01:43:11 | More by jettjon
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Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

09-09-2009 13:24:06 | More by bobsy
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