Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock - Brauerei Tucher Brau
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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. Its 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
3.9/5 rDev -4.9%
This beer is one pint in the bottle, looks like it may be around 500ml.
Paid a buck 99. Bajuvator pours a dark brown, lighter than a cola, and it leaves a thin tan head on top. It smelled of figs and dark fruits, but the headed faded fast so it didn't offer up as much aroma as I'd like.
Raisin, molasses flavor hit the palette first with dark malts bringing up the rear. This doppelbock felt good, a good carbonation level. At 7.2% I thought this was quite drinkable, a great starter for the Superbowl.
02-08-2005 00:49:48 | More by HogHill
4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
Pours a dark copper color with a sustaining, fluffy tan head. Husky malt aroma with subtle yeasty notes and some vinous fruitiness. Malty, bready and rich. Some subtle notes of chocolate and mixed berry nuances show up in the taste. Light nutty yeastiness. Husky malt astringency mid-palate. Quite nice. It seems nicer than the first time I tried it. Certainly a quality doppelbock that is a little on the husker side. Very impressive and sure to revisit.
02-06-2005 09:32:52 | More by crookedhalo
4.78/5 rDev +16.6%
Dark red wine hue with a thick, bubble bath head that is dedicated, creating a decent cap over this fine beverage. A wiff of malts on the nose, coupled with some toasted bread notes. A very velvet-slick smoothness, a tasty palate that includes caramel, roasted malts, cotton candy and plums; welcoming flavorings of brandy, raisins and cognac make this a tasty treat. Tender hops, but dont seek them out; a belly satisfying warmness perfect for a cold winter night. Black licorise, fresh baked bread, toffee and butterscotch round this out and make it one darn tasty doppelbock. Tasty, chewy and very rich; absolutely incredible!
01-23-2005 02:49:29 | More by GeoffRizzo
3.98/5 rDev -2.9%
Its very pretty. Very very pretty. Deep mahogoney red when held up to the light. Looks almost opaque and almost brown when its not. Nice head, maybe 3mm thick after a calm pour. Persistant.
Nice munich notes in the nose with a touch of floral character as well. Fairly mellow, but nice.
Little disapointed with the flavor here. Kind of small. Not nearly as rich as I prefer my doppelbocks. Some interesting flavor complexity in the finish...I get some cherry maybe...hate to say that because its not really cherry, but I can't think of anything else. Maybe that's Vienna malt sweetness? Its not nearly as rich as a munich flavor, but its definately there. Its pretty nice. In fact, it redeems the lack of richness. This is an interesting beer with some depth.
But the mouthfeel will have to suffer. Definately a little light for a doppelbock.
Quite drinkable. Only $1.99 for what appears to be 500ml but is labeled 1 pint.
10-07-2004 04:05:27 | More by cerevisiaephilus
3.83/5 rDev -6.6%
Got this one for a dollar. How bout that? Darkish brown color but still transparent, not much head to speak of as this beer is mostly a malt extravaganza. Smells very sweet, like a piece of chocolate cake. Taste is pretty similar to the smell; nice and sweet, very roasty and malty. I don't really taste any hops in this one, which is ok for this style, but there isn't a lot of balance to this beer. Feels thick in the mouth, creamy. This is a good beer to have after dinner or something, but not one that is easy to drink all night. A pretty solid brew but a little too sweet for my liking.
10-03-2004 19:53:03 | More by twelvsies
3.55/5 rDev -13.4%
This was definitely one of the lighter dopples I have tried and it didn't really have that German Dopplebock characteristic that most have. It was full in body but not thick and syruppy. There was some caramel but lots of yeasty nutty flavor. Finish was dry and quick. Not really that impressive but not bad either.
09-04-2004 18:16:54 | More by granger10
4.53/5 rDev +10.5%
Pours a very dark brown with a head that fades away quickly. Huge malty aroma, and the first taste is a lot of malt, with some sweetness from the alcohol. Medium body, with lowish carbonation. Long lasting sweet aftertaste. Excellent example of the style, on the malty sweet end of the range.
08-25-2004 01:42:28 | More by allengarvin
4/5 rDev -2.4%
Pours a clear brown with amber hues. A small tan head rests on top. Nice lace.
A strong malt character dopminates the nose. There are elements of toffee and an unindentified spice.
The malt flavor is the most prominent feature in the mouth. This is akin to a thin barleywime. Very nice.
This beer has a little substance but not too much. The malt character gives it a dry quality that keeps it from being a pure thirst quencher. It is very nice to sip and enjoy slowly. Warmth gives it a bit more complexity.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable beer.
07-22-2004 02:36:14 | More by filabrazilia
3.58/5 rDev -12.7%
Rich mahogany color. Head is nonexistant, rather disappointing. Aroma is huge. Sweet bread dough, caramel, toffee and molasses. Taste is sweet with chocolate, creme brulee-like caramelized sugars. Notes of thick toffee, caramel and molasses come to the forefront. Liquid sweet holiday bread. Alcohol is slick and warming. Mouthfeel is substantial, even grainy. Carbonation is low level. The end of this brew is a little like a flat cola. A decent doppel but not in the same class as most German doppels or many US brewed for that matter.
07-14-2004 01:13:55 | More by John
3.88/5 rDev -5.4%
Nice dark amber body with a good head of beige foam. A heady aroma of alcohol and a sweet malty/caramel scent. The alcohol grabs the back of your tongue and demands attention. While the sweet malt/caramel flavors settle in on the tip of your tongue. At the end there seemed to be a light liqorice to the finish. A heart warming and welcomong drink.
06-14-2004 23:08:12 | More by ybnorml
3.58/5 rDev -12.7%
Like a creamy dessert. Very malty and creamy yeast. Syrupy but thin. Not a top 50 beer but refreshing at end of summer night. Beats a coffee. Not much else there. Brown with malt cream dark cloud head. Aroma is alcoholic kick with caramel toffee and yeast.
05-21-2004 02:44:13 | More by Sammy
4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
Appearance- Cloudy Brown Coca Cola colored with off-white head. Sweet malty aroma and a sweet caramel/chocolate taste with some hint of dried dark fruit. Tastes a little cough syrupy. Full smooth mouthfeel, a pint goes down nice but I wouldn't drink several at a time.
05-11-2004 02:01:49 | More by yeagerbm
4.22/5 rDev +2.9%
One of the better doppels, not quite in the class of Celebrator, but probably as good as any of the rest. Pours darker, ala Celebrator, and has similar chocolate-like flavor. Not as much body or taste, however. This one is hard to find around here, but I grab it every time I go by the one store that has it. Any doppel lover who hasn't tried it, seek it out.
04-29-2004 03:03:02 | More by JohnnyDuvel
4.47/5 rDev +9%
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.
04-05-2004 21:51:09 | More by cedricwarner
4.5/5 rDev +9.8%
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.
04-05-2004 03:03:31 | More by Sixpack595
3.68/5 rDev -10.2%
A deep red colored wheat dopplebock with a malty aroma accented with sherry-like notes. Sweet caramel malt flavors predominate, body is fairly full and the finish seems rather dry for the style. The carbonation seems a little lower than other wheat beers. There's some nice raisiny notes that I normally associate with a Wee Heavy. Smooth, strong and malty, this beer would frighten hopheads, but on this cool evening, the malt if fortifies and the alcohol warms me up nicely.
04-05-2004 01:59:22 | More by marcobrau
4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
A huge "danke schoen" to Bierman9 for this lovely sample of a fine, fine German dopplebock. This brew poured out of the bottle a deep and rich dark brown. In fact, I may have to agree with Nero on this one that it is closer to a mahogany. The head was apparent from the get-go, and lingered respectably throughout the entire brew. This is one sweet and bready smelling Bier. This Bier, both in aroma and flavor is not as sweet as other dopplebocks, but still ana amazing brew, nevertheless. The flavors are complex, with roasted malt and some spiciness, maybe clove...
A fantastic example of this style. Again, dopplebocks are proving to be one of the more intriguing and rewarding styles on the market today. Bajuvator is no exception.
04-04-2004 11:44:03 | More by goindownsouth
4.5/5 rDev +9.8%
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!
03-03-2004 23:13:09 | More by NeroFiddled
4.1/5 rDev 0%
Pours a mahogany color with ruby tinting. Small beige head doesn't stick around very long. Aroma is of molasses, butterscotch, prunes, and raisins. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, with medium carbonation. Taste is molasses and toffee, with earthy hops to bitter. Munich maltiness is here in abundance. Finishes with a bitter toffee aftertaste. Lacks some complexity in flavor and aroma to be top five for style, but is very well done and quite enjoyable.
02-25-2004 12:05:54 | More by merlin48
4.28/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
02-03-2004 22:10:58 | More by NearerMyBeerToMe
3.75/5 rDev -8.5%
A somewhat murky brown body has absolutely no head whatsoever. There is also no lace effect. The nose is slightly vibrant with some fruity and yeasty notes. Very little notice of malt early on, but this begins to build with warming.
The taste is largely fruit and yeast notes with malt in the background and alcohol noted throughout. This is not as heavy a Doppelbock as would be indicated by the darkness and the ABV. The feel is fairly solid and full, but not thick nor syrupy. Overall a good brew with decent drinkability despite the ABV.
12-08-2003 02:43:15 | More by AtLagerHeads
4.55/5 rDev +11%
I feel a re-review is in order, since my initial words were sauced and sloppy and full of exclamation marks. (!)
Gleaming burnt scarlet with a beige head of short duration.
Nose of rotting apples, burnt raisin bread and prune juice.
This oozes malt. Leather, chewing tobacco, bruised plums and molasses-drowned grapes. Toasted honey and mounds of fertile dirt comprise the middle. Hopping is (obviously) of limited regard, but excels in the minor spicy drying qualities it provides. Alcohol provides cognac flavorings, but none of the associated sting.
Not the largest nor the deepest doppelbock, but one that wears its heritage like a crown and drips authenticity.
Few are a downable as this.
Be wary, as this will most certainly make you reach for the exclamation mark on the keyboard multiple times. Ravaged by alcohol, or not.
11-19-2003 08:09:36 | More by cokes
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
4.22/5 rDev +2.9%
Here's a nice, medium-sized, dark yellowy/tan, noisy head. It's sitting on a deep, mahogany red/brown beer. Some arcs and spots of lacing. Woah! Pure molasses in the nose. Sweet, sweet malt. More sweet molasses in the front: yeasty, bready. Alcohol is evident when cool. Deep, deep malt fills the middle, leading to a pure malt finish. More alcohol, though it definitely fades with temp. This is an excellent malt monster: yeasty, bready... almost to the point of cheese at temp, but not in a bad way. Major cream. Awesome.
10-10-2003 00:44:48 | More by kbub6f
Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock from Brauerei Tucher Brau
91 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.