Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock
Brauerei Tucher Brau

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German Doppelbock
Ranked #12
Ranked #3,337
4.13 | pDev: 10.9%
Brauerei Tucher Brau
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Photo of JediMasterLenin
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16oz pour on tap at Midlands Beer garden in DC -- Reviewed from notes

Look: A deep reddish brown mahogany, slight lightening around the edges. A tan head of tight, creamy bubbles leaves a tiny bit of spotty lacing behind.
Smell: Toasty toffee and Caramel malts, light chocolate/mocha and spice notes.
Taste: Follows the nose but much richer and creamier. Toffee and caramel, brown sugar/dates, and chocolate and coffee notes all come through much stronger.
Feel: Soft, creamy mouthfeel with tight bubbles and fairly low carbonation. Kind of a dry (Or at least, not overly/lingeringly sweet) finish
Overall: Delicious! Sweet, toasty, creamy, spicy and just dry enough to keep the sweetness from lingering. An absolute pleasure to drink.

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Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.76/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L- Deep chestnut-red, clear, pours with 1Cm super-fine bubble tan head. Holds very well.
S- Rich toasty malts and grains.
T- Roasty-toasty, deep roasted grains with some hints of coffee. The finish is briefly rich together with an alcohol tang to remind you that it's 7.5% ABV.
F- It's a bit richer than I'd usually go for, but it'd still work fine for me in winter. The roasted notes and 7.5% tang go a good way to counteract any risk of 'net sweetness'.
O- Roasty-toasty, deep flavours + an alcohol tang in a beer that has a touch more sweetness and a touch less bitter hopping. This will work well for some people - on which note I was confident my wife would love this.I handed it to her (in the shower!) and in summary she said: 'Not too hoppy/dry, nice caramel, not too coffee - yes I really like it'.
500ml bottle. Bought from BeersOfEurope. BB: 28/08/2020, Batch L246

ps. The lable on my bottle is completely unchanged except in one respect; the ABV%. As above^ mine is labelled as 7.5%, whereas the Description in the listing headers is for 7.2%.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a reddish, deep, dark mahogany coloration with a large, creamy head. Smells of bready, caramel malt with notes of dark fruit: fig, plum raisin, toffee and light earthy/herbal hoppy notes. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by dark, slightly grainy, bready, caramel malt, reminiscent of pumpernickel bread, and strong notes of toffee and dark fruits: fig, plum, raisins, with lighter notes of coffee, molasses and licorice. There's also a distinct earthy/herbal hop note to this that really helps balance out the sweet malt notes. Finishes with a medium bitterness and caramel coated dried fruit lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

This has a good complexity and exceptional balance of sweet malts and earthy/herbal hops to it that makes it quite enjoyable. A rather nice mouthfeel and well-hidden ABV further are also rather positive aspects of this. Definietly one of the better Doppelbocks I've had.

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Photo of aleigator
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Produces a glowing, dark brown colored beer, with a huge, creamy beige head.

Smells of molasses and caramel malts, very sweet with a spicy licorice note, toned down by a tart whiff. A light earth profile builds the rustic foundation in this, on which the sweet malt profile settles atop.

This drinks great. Amazingly soft on the tongue, the mouthfeel is defined by a well accentuated, vivid carbonation, which prevents the beer from becoming too sweet by lending a mineralic note to the flavors.

The taste mirrors the nose - it is full of glazed caramel and toffee malts, sweet and fulfilling, balanced by a note of earth and grains. This first impression changes entirely, once the beer's hop profile becomes recognizable. It packs a dryness, which is reminiscent of bitter, earthen cold brew coffee, with a good amount of dried herbs in this case. Finishes with an reinvigorated toffee sweetness and a mineralic aftermath from the prominent hops, very clean and explosive on the tongue.

This is like an unforseen rollercoaster ride, with a pungent dryness, adding to the malty, sweet foundation of the beer, which results in a well composed, complex and very enjoyable Doppelbock.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has lots of dried fruits, mostly figs, dates and raisins, toasted malts and some brown sugar. Taste starts with the dark malts shining the most, continues with some of the dried fruits and finishes with some alcohol warmth and a touch of roasty bitterness to balance out the sweet malts. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. This is a really good doppelbock. I'm not really a huge fan of the style but I can appreciate such a well made beer.

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Photo of davidperez
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a hefeweizen glass, it pours a very dark brown, murky if you peer into it, with a slight orange hue perceptible when contrasting the beer against the light.
It formed a two-finger head, light brown, with excellent retention. Some lacing.

Sweet bouquet.
Caramel, biscuity, lots of malts, with a very pronounced spicy, floral hoppiness and a little booze right after each swirl. The booze delivers a dark fruit character as in raisins or prunes.

The flavor follows the nose, and builds on it.
The caramel, malty sweetness is very pronounced, and it almost reaches a honey note. The dark fruits are more assertive on the flavor than they are on the nose, becoming one of the dominant flavors. That complex sweetness is somewhat dominant upfront, but quickly a hoppy bitterness enters alongside the booze and balances the beer, which is overall actually very balanced. A molasses note appears after the beer starts warming up.
The aftertaste is long and bittersweet, with some booze and a dark fruits flavor.
Smooth, silky mouthfeel, with full body. The carbonation is mild, yet present and pleasant.

This is an excellent beer.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.83/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Taste: bold, strong alcohol kick with a malty and hop presence.
Complex fermented grains with a hint of sweet malt in the nose.
Dark amber and semi opaque with a amber head with tight bubbles and carbonation. Full body with some kick.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.81/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours deep copper with some golden highlights. Aroma is malty and rich, almost no hops. Taste is complex and strong, excellent doppelbock. Medium body with low carbonation. I really liked this beer, it gets better with temperature increase.

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Photo of OlaB
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: dark caramel ,almost no foam at all
S: Sweet malt very dominating,brown sugar,dark fruits
T: sweet malt,roasted nuts, brown sugar ,dark fruits
F: Very low carbonation in this beer ,body is full ,
O: This is a new type of beer for me, i was very positive suprised off this doppelbock.
But of course if you not used to malty beers the taste will be quit weird.

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Photo of drmeto
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

-pours a clear dark brown with ruby tinges and a big,quickly dissipating,foamy,beige head
-high carbonation visible
-plums,raisins,dates,alcohol,phenolic,brown sugar,nutty,cherries
-finishes bone dry
-medium, soft carbonation
-medium to full body
-alcohol warmth
Great Doppelbock

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: A bright but dark amber body which verges on ruby. Big beige head.
S: Peppy yeast.
T: Medium sweet, caramel maltiness and walnuts, with a confectionary-like fruitiness in the finish. Bubblegum I suppose. Bit of a burned flavour in the aftertaste.
O: Good, just a little too burned tasting.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a shaker pint

A: like thin molasses deep brown almost no head 

S: raisins Carmel sugar very bready like sweet rolls

T: Carmel dark fruits bready 

M: good body finishes a bit watery 

O:  this is a solid doppelbock it is very sweet as are most of the style but it's still a drinker 

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Photo of BlackHaddock
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Half-litre bottle: looks great. BBD 3rd Mar 14, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 20th Dec 13.

Lovely deep red hue to the ruby clear body, on top a blanket of foam, sadly it turned into a thin wisp and collar fairly swiftly: still looked good though.

I love this style of beer: sweet and malty with just a little too much alcohol for it's own good (and mine). Bajuvator sits right in the middle of this type: caramel notes dominate both the aroma and taste add plenty of chocolate and a sprinkling of toffee from the malty molasses. A rich fruit malt cake sort of feel from the start, good depth of flavours and most enjoyable.

This doesn't mess around: it's malty sweet and alcoholic: if you are a hop monster it'll leave you cold, however if sweet malts are your thing, buy a crate!

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy nearly opaque reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, biscuit, raisin, prune, pear, apple, brown bread, brown sugar, light chocolate, and toasted/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt notes and fruity esters; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, molasses, raisin, pear, apple, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, light chocolate, and toasted/yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, molasses, raisin, pear, apple, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, light chocolate, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, complexity, and robustness of dark malt and fruity ester flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice doppelbock. All around good complexity, balance, and robustness of flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of joe1510
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chocolate garnet – one of the darker German beers I’ve seen – and loose lumpy beige head that goes pretty fast. Stinging sourdough rye nose with ash, prune and dark cocoa, opening to autumn leaf.
Treacle cakes, some marzipan, lots of plum jam, and a bit of raisin with clovey end and a hot buttered rum thing, too.
Caraway and black cherry finish and humming minty linger. Medium to full, chewy, oily.

Either very sweet and full or under attenuated – almost the total opposite of Maximator. Big, with lots of fruit pastry notes, almost like a winter ale. The hops are missed, but it works as a malt bomb, hiding the ABV well. Still, a bit sickly sweet for me, though it dries out and heats up as it warms and opens.

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Photo of bobhits
2.23/5  rDev -46%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I decided to mix this up and pour it into a small snifter. This pours deep cloudy red giving off ruby hues around the rim, nearly flat though. At best there’s a touch of dark head on the top but as soon as it shows it is gone.

The classic sweeter side of a stout without the nice robust coffee. Sweet fruits, plumbs, raisins mixed in some molasses.

I have a hard time describing this one. It tastes like hops well WELL faded mixed into a highly mature malt. The malt has the dark fruits that don’t crescendo with the sweetness I expected. The finish has hops but they don’t bite or bitter, but they seem to finish the malt sweetness.

Surprisingly carbonated and rather light in the mouth feel. Almost watery to a degree.

This beer is really off what I think of in a doppelbock. It isn’t as rich or sweet and it takes on a lot of odd flavors I’m not used to as well. It isn’t bad, but it is far from good. Very far….

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Photo of BretSikkink
3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bronze in color with ruby lighting, pretty cool color, but not nearly as attractive as it should be due to a super-fizzy head and sheer lack of lacing. Bubbles like a soda and fizzles out..

Aroma contains some dark fruit but more of a ripe phenolic fruit character. Lots of brown banana alongside raisin. Munich-style malt for sure.

The flavor is really aggressive, and a little off-putting to me. Very sweet, with overripe fruits such as macerated date and bruised banana taking the lead. Finishes with a sharp metallic bite of carbonation and a hint of herbs to offset the malts even the tiniest bit.

Body is fine, carbonation is strangely active given the head situation. For style it's maybe on the light side of medium. I find the black tea-sweet dark fruit flavor here to be a little overwhelming and not up my alley, but no one can deny an interesting brew. Try it for yourself.

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Photo of rtepiak
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a doppelbock that was a tad on the sweeter side but still had that nice fall out on the tongue of any lingering sweetness. this is was toasty and a bit sour. the meatiness was a bit subdued to the fact that it was a bit fruiter than usual. they as the fresh pop subsided the ding and smoke revealed it self a tad. i would say that is on par with most other great doppels and much easier to find in europe.

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Photo of minishfinish
4.94/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not a lot of head on this one, but the nose is incredible. Chewy as all, you get malts, smoked malts, just a nose full full nice grain. Hints of molasses and chocolate.

Like mos doppelbocks, not a lot of head, but what it does have, it can carry aroma.

Flavor is everything you want out of a doppelbock. Chocolate, smoke, malt. Agricultural love my friends. Yum

Mouthfeel is smooth, but also chewy. A lot going on here. Slight warmth for alcohol.

Overall, a grat beer at a great price. I snagged a pint for three bucks, and I would recommend this beer to anyone who likes solid dopplebock or some smoke. Rich, and roasty.

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Photo of mariposafan
3.37/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours very dark red-brown with a two finger mocha head that dies too quickly.

The aroma is very odd - bitter chocolate, toffee and coffee with just a little malty sweetness.

The flavor left me going back to the bottle to make sure this wasn't coffee infused. The coffee notes are very, very strong, with some chocolate thrown in - mocha beer. Unfortunately it all tastes a little too burnt and bitter. Some hoppy sweetness but it's not a major player.

It feels a bit watery, far thinner than I expected. The carbonation is fine but if it were creamier it would have added apparent body to the beer.

Nothing special for me. Too bitter and the flavors aren't the caramel/toffee malt that I've come to look for in a dopplebock. Not offensive, but definitely not a favorite.

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Photo of dasenebler
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Thorpe during the Outback Bowl, thanks Mike, you knew I was looking for this one. Poured into a DFH signature glass.

Beer is dark brown but clear at the corners, almost red. Big head of small bubbles that leaves lacing, head has some retention on it but eventually gives into peer pressure and collapses, carbonation appears moderate to low but steady. Looks good.

Aroma is a poster boy for doppelbocks everywhere. It's sweet but much darker than expected. There is almost a bitterness to the aroma but mostly the candy is coming through. Caramel and toffee, those are the winners.

Beer is medium in body and lead off is sweetness, malt syrup but not in a cloying way. It's good and clean with a decent finish. There is some bitterness in the back from the grains and the finish is a little dryer than I hoped but overall it's a very good beer and I'd have it again.

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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 261 ratings