Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock - Brauerei Tucher Brau

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

229 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 46
Gots: 6 | 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 brentk56
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

Photo of cro250klr
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.

Photo of kmpitz2
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish brown color with a 2 finger head that falls to a healthy coating over the beer. The nose is raisiney and bready, lacking the sweet molassesy charachter. I like that. The flavor is Right there with the nose. Good mellow dark fruit with a chewey yeasty-bready character that fits really well. The feel is thick, with a creamy character and a very moderate carbonation. I like this one. The flavors are mellow and balanced. I like the way this sits on the tongue. Very well built.

Photo of carln26
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.

Photo of HogHill
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of crookedhalo
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.78/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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 don’t 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!

Photo of cerevisiaephilus
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of twelvsies
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of granger10
3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Photo of allengarvin
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of filabrazilia
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of John
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of ybnorml
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of yeagerbm
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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

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.

Photo of cedricwarner
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.

Photo of Sixpack595
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.

Photo of marcobrau
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of goindownsouth
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Zum wohl!

Photo of NeroFiddled
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!

Photo of merlin48
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of NearerMyBeerToMe
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
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 AtLagerHeads
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock from Brauerei Tucher Brau
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