Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock | Brauerei Tucher Brau

252 Ratings
Tucher Bajuvator DoppelbockTucher Bajuvator Doppelbock

Brewed by:
Brauerei Tucher Brau

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 07-17-2001

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Photo of cerevisiaephilus
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of twelvsies
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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Photo of granger10
3.55/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

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Photo of allengarvin
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Photo of filabrazilia
4/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of John
3.59/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

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Photo of ybnorml
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

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Photo of yeagerbm
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of JohnnyDuvel
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of cedricwarner
4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of Sixpack595
4.48/5  rDev +9%
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.

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Photo of marcobrau
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

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Photo of goindownsouth
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
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!

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
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!

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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.

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Photo of NearerMyBeerToMe
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.72/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

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Photo of cokes
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.


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Photo of leeenglewood
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of kbub6f
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Mitchster
3.66/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Well, this is a mottled review. The beer was completely flat...the bottlecap seal was leaky. This beer pours out clear, yet very dark brown, mahogany in color, much darker than other dopplebocks I've had. Their is no head, lacing or retention secondary to the lack of carbonation. The aroma is vinous and sweet, like a port, with an intense smell of prune juice, raisins, maple syrup, rotting black cherries, vanilla extract, and a hint of dark molasses...wow..this reminds me of Sam Adams Triple Bock. Despite the heavy aroma, the mouthfeel and body are suprisingly light, and the sugar content is less than expected. The bitterness is extremely mild, and the mouthfeel is smooth. There is a distinct hint of smoke towards the finish. There is a pleasant warming sensation as it goes down the tube, but the lack of carbonation feels gross. Despite this, I can tell this is a quality brew and am excited to try a fresh bottle. Update to follow...

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Photo of HardTarget
3.47/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Aroma: Esters mingled with roasted malt. Some peppery notes as well, and the slight hint of what to my nose smells like soy sauce. I’m sure there is a better beer term for that, but I don’t know it.
Appearance: Was aiming for about a finger of head, and ended up with about three fingers. A tan head settled down into a thin coat of bubbles of various sizes. With good back lighting, a deep dark red with good clarity is shown.
Flavor: While this is an enjoyable beer, the balance is a bit too far to the malt. While a strong malt presence is required for the style, this just overplays the hand slightly, and leaves the beer a bit over-sweet. The toasty character is enjoyable but the aftertaste is cloying.
Mouthfeel: Full body, a touch chewy, with an alcohol prickle.
Overall Impression: Just a bit too sweet. The malt is good, but in my humble opinion, it needs some more hops to even out the balance. I don’t want to give the impression it’s a bad beer, there are some nice qualities, roasted malt, a nice aroma, but just not the top of the style.

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Photo of Suds
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solidly good - although uninspiring - doppelbock.
Pours a solid, dark brown with a bubbly tan head. Produces noticeable lace. Not as aromatic as I'd expected. Mix of malt and hops in the smell...but not as intense a characteristically fruity-malty smell as I'd expected. Taste is not-too-sweet malt. Slightly metallic. Nice prune-like fruitiness though the taste. Big, chewy mouthfeel and very drinkable. Again, a solidly good dopplebock.

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear dark brown color with ruby highlights. A nice tan head slowly dissolves to a thick sheet on the surface. The aroma is spicy with notes of orange peel, malt, and a hint of alcohol. A lot of lace clings to the sides as the glass empties, but most falls back into the beer. Each sip of this medium bodied beer is silky smooth. It's both malty and spicy with flavors of coriander, allspice, and orange peel hitting the palate first before some smoky roasted malt flavors move in. It almost reminded me of a barleywine. There's a mild bitterness at the end of each sip and a slight sour flavor is left behind.

I thought this beer was a bit flat, but full of flavor and rather drinkable for its style.

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Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock from Brauerei Tucher Brau
4.11 out of 5 based on 252 ratings.
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