Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
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outstanding

235 Ratings
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 47
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of morimech
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.

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

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.

Photo of orangemoustache
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
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!

Photo of mntlover
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Portertime
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Photo of BeerBuilder
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of joe1510
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pint Bottle
$2.49
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

Photo of Bobo77
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Photo of DarthMalt
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

MMMmmmmm!

The only thing that kept this from becoming my favorite d-bock was the fact that I had an Allgauer Cambonator right before this one.

Barring the first experience, there are times in your life when a single beer can just melt all your troubles away. This is one of those beers. The pour, the sniff, the drink, and the swallow all meld into one glorious magic carpet ride--a seamless thread of experience, one inseparable from the other.

To break a beer like this into its component qualities is to take away its very life.

Sure, its a dopplebock. But that's only the beginning.

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

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.

Photo of bobsy
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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

Dark bronze with a significant infusion of brick red and with ripe orange borders. For some reason I always expect dobbelbocks to be some shade of dark brown, but I like this color better. The several finger crown is beige in color and semi-creamy in consistency. A lack of stickiness results in a lack of character as it descends, as well as a near complete lack of lace. Love the color of the beer though.

Given the 'light end of the doppelbock color spectrum' color, perhaps it isn't so surprising that the aroma favors fruitiness over roasted maltiness. There's still a recognizable dark malt center, but scents of big-time roast and cocoa just aren't present. The nose is most reminiscent of strong black tea and dark fruits such as figs and raisins. Interesting, different (but still style-appropriate) and enjoyable.

No surprises on the palate given the first two characteristics. I would say that the bold flavor is surprising, but I'm a fan of this brewery and nothing that they create is surprising to me anymore; it's all good. There's enough lightly roasted malt on hand to impart that classic doppelbock flavor and mouthfeel.

Sweet and dark fruity still overpower all else: sticky dates, figs and raisins swimming in a light chocolate-caramel-molasses sauce. The flavor profile deepens, intensifies and becomes even more delicious as the beer approaches room temperature. The hop presence is cursory at best, although I do appreciate a modestly bitter (still black tea-like) bite on the finish that keeps things from becoming too malty sweet.

No hint of the 7.2% ABV, except perhaps the slightest tongue tingle. Of course that could be the carbonation more than the alcohol. Speaking of bubbles, they're well-behaved while still keeping the mouthfeel somewhat lively. Medium dobbel body with an appropriate gentle creaminess.

Brauerei Tucher Brau doesn't get near the credit that they deserve. All they do is put out quality beer after quality beer and I haven't found one yet that was anything less than delicious and insanely drinkable. Bajuvator Doppelbock is an exemplary version of the style and is well worth your hard-earned money.

Photo of Thorpe429
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this bottle up in Chicago.

Pours medium brown with a bit of a garnet hue to it. Good off-white head with a touch of lacing around the edges. Bubbly cap on top as it settles down. Nose is really quite nice with a good amount of sweetness along with some toffee, caramel, and fruit character. The flavor isn't quite as impressive. It lost a bit of the sweetness from the nose and also has a noticeable level of bitterness. Mouthfeel is really nice and I like the overall level of sweetness in this. Slightly bitter. Drinks quite well; glad drabmuh was looking for this and I was able to pick it up, as it's quite good.

Photo of Derek
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I wasn't impressed with their hefeweizen, so I was pleasantly surprised by this.

A: Dark-brown/black; off-white/light-tan head; good retention & lace.

S: Very malty, bread, brown sugar, caramel, nut & continental/noble hop aroma.

T: Very malty: bready, brown-sugar, nutty, dark raisin/fruit, hints of chocolate; peppery spicyness in finish. Perfect balance of bittersweetness & alcohol warmth.

M: Full/thick chewy body, slight creamyness, carbonation on light side of moderate.

D: Very good.

Photo of birchstick
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of FleeVT
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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

A - Dark mahogany brown with some dark brown and ruby hues on the edges. Large, creamy, frothy, fizzy, light beige head with decent retention with a thin film of lace left.

S - Dark malt with slightly burned caramel and molasses along with a touch of bready malt. Slight tartness with some date, raisin, and prune. Smells like a sweet molasses cookie with some dates in it.

T - At first there is a touch of slightly roasted dark malt with some caramel and molasses. This provides a sweet base for the dark fruit that comes up a bit later. Dates, prunes, and raisins provide a sweet sticky taste along with an increase in the molasses taste. The fruit also has a very subtle tartness and there is a faint hoppy bitterness that comes out. Overall, like the aroma, it reminded me a bit of a molasses cookie with chunks of date in it, or a sticky dark fruit molasses syrup. Finishes with a touch of spice (particularly pepper).

M - Full to medium body with moderate carbonation. Rich with a slight creaminess that becomes more sticky toward the finish.

D - Decent drinkability. The sweetness brings it down a bit, but it is enjoyable to drink and doesn't kill the palate. A nice beer to sip that I would enjoy every now and then.

Notes: Best before 13/09/10. Well made and a solid example of the style. A fairly sweet beer that made for a nice sipping beer. I enjoyed drinking this, although I wasn't necessarily blown away, rather just continually pleased. Worth trying as it is a tasty beer and a good Doppelbock.

Photo of NearerMyBeerToMe
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a creamily thick tan head of large bubbles, with firm retention. A little sticky cling before the head starts to fade out to off-white swirlers. Color is of milk chocolate; beer appears murky, but with near-orange highlights at the perimeter. Aromas of light caramel and an oily, carob-like sweetness with a cake-and-frosting nosefeel. With agitation and warmth, savory nuttiness emerges and rounds out with the alcohol, suggesting hazelnut liqueur. Taste features more big caramel punctuated by spices--cinnamon, nutmeg. Very sweet but never cloying; root beer sweetnesses meld with the spice (and hops?) into sassafras, a taste that I just really like. Body a bit thin but well-carbonated; a firmness to the spicy yeast and again somewhat pastryish with a leafy finish. A real fine drinkability, at once rich and refreshing; perhaps more of a cool-weather warmer than a truly wintry brew. At the $3.50 I paid for a pint, this was a bargain. I will seek this again.

Photo of clayrock81
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours very dark copper under a massive whipped-cream-thick dark beige head. Somewhat nice lacings.

S: Dark dried fruits and molasses! Malt, malt and malt is what this is all about.

T: RIch sweet dark malts, very bready - almost like Pumpernickel. Dark dried fruits, soy-sauce and strong black coffee.

M: Full body. no carbonation and a sweet, but short aftertaste makes no Doppelbock-lover dissapointed.

O: This is a nice and well-crafted Doppelbock, a very dark one.

Photo of nickynick
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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

1 pint/16 oz. long bottle with just a simple label on the front. The label is an odd color with the lighter shade of color starting off at the bottom and getting darker and darker until the top of the label. You could also read it the other way with the shade of color getting paler and paler farther toward the bottom of the label. In the middle of the label is the brewery name "Tucher." Above "Tucher" is a sentence in German and a gold coin with a crown at the top, some German around it, and with a bust of a man in the middle. Below the name is two gold coins with one them with the same bust of a man as the top coin and the other one has a big bird in it. On the left and right of the word "Bajuvator" are vines of hops and below that are two colored shields. There is a small back label that's the same color has the front label and with the US Govt. warning and some kind of date on the far left. Mine was notched 16, which I'm not sure what that means.

Appearance: When poured into a Pilsener glass, the beer was a dark mahogany brown color with ruby highlights all through the beer. The head of foam was at least a 1 finger and the color was this off white tannish color. It had good retention and left some white rings and a minimal amount of white sticky lace around the glass.

Smell: It smells like it's suppose to smell like with roasted malts, sweet caramel, toffee, a hint of dark fruits, a small trace of alcohol, and at the end there is the scent that I believe that separates this beer from the others, the roasted malts aroma shows up again, but this time they came back burnt. Somewhere in the aroma the malts were burned, but it doesn't hurt it because you really can't notice it, but it's still there lurking in the background.

Taste: To me, it tasted like an average German Doppelbock. That means it has the usual taste of dark roasted malt, sweet caramel, toffee, a touch of dark fruits and chocolate, and with a slight taste of alcohol at the very end. Unlike the aroma, there really isn't much that separates this beer from the average German Doppelbocks out there, but it's still very good. I'll give them that one.

Mouthfeel: It was medium bodied, not too much carbonation, aftertaste of roasted malts and some bitters, and it's another beer that hides it alcohol ABV%.

Drinkability: The thing that happened with me on this beer is that the 1 pint bottle didn't last long. Before I knew it, the beer was almost all gone. It's a good German Doppelbock that's worth a try and it's something that I would pick up again if I saw it. It's not as good as some, but it's better than most I tried.

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

.5L, Germany, best by 9/17/11.

Pours a brilliant dark amber with ruby highlights and a soda-like head: fizzy and short-lived. Sticks to the glass a tiny bit, but basically no lacing.

Aroma is quite excellent: toffee, chocolate chip cookies, and rich malt. Touch of clean hoppiness cuts through.

Flavor is good, though I must say I do really notice the alcohol on this particular Doppelbock-- there are others that do a much better job of integrating this. Lots of chocolate and overripe, dark fruit on the palate, with a surprisingly dry, bitter finish. Notes of dulce de leche and caramel. The mouthfeel seemed a tad thin and soda-like at first, but it really creams up with the fine carbonation. Despite the detectable booze, this stuff drinks real easy.

This is a nice chocolatey Doppelbock, perfect for the winter. Another great example of the style from Germany.

Photo of brewerburgundy
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle, pilsener, no freshness date, but who ever heard of such a thing on a doppelbock?

I poured this softer than I often do and got an OK but not towering lager head. What is there comes in the standard cream color that often pairs with rich red, woody brown brews such as this.

The nose is full of buttery toffee and plump fruit. Plum, caramel, lead, raisin, buttered toast, and alcohol.

Bready malt drizzled with caramel, buttered, and spread with a layer of plum marmalade judiciously sweetened. A very rich package with some, but not as much as I taste in many doppelbocks, clean lager yeast. This is a deep beer. It is loaded with dark overripe fruits and salted caramel but is tempered by a noticeable hop bitterness and leafy noble flavor.

Good carbonation where it could have gone over the top in a lager sort of way.

I wish very much that this were distributed widely. I found it in Springfield, MO several weeks ago and I believe it was the cheapest imported doppelbock on the shelf. Well worth the $2.39, it would be a staple at that price.

Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock from Brauerei Tucher Brau
91 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.