Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock | Brauerei Tucher Brau

Tucher Bajuvator DoppelbockTucher Bajuvator Doppelbock
BA SCORE
84.5%
Liked This Beer
4.11 w/ 252 ratings
Tucher Bajuvator DoppelbockTucher Bajuvator Doppelbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Tucher Brau
Germany
tucher.de

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 07-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,521
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
252
Liked:
213
Avg:
4.11/5
pDev:
10.95%
Alströms:
4.7
 
 
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63
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Photo of LuckySevens82
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle
Pours a deep brown with golden and garnet hues. A light tan lacing acompanies a somewhat lacking head.
Smell is strong malt, chocolate, dark fruits (figs, cherries, dates). Some cinnamon, nutmeg, and rum balance out the nose.
Taste is very smooth malt, chocolate, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg. Dark fruits are also present (plums, figs, currants). There is also a very sligh, spicy hop bite.
Overall, I would say that this is a fine example of the style. I've had better, but I've had a lot worse as well.

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Photo of Blakaeris
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark brown, with ruby highlights. Head is initially thick and frothy, but dissipates quickly to form a thin white ring.

Aroma is dry, powdery malt. Plenty of dark fruit and a touch of chocolate.

Taste is roasted malt, bready with generous dark fruit and a pleasant earthy nuttiness. Brown sugar, molasses, and chocolate. Finish has a yeasty spice fruitiness with enough alcohol presence to add a little heat.

Mouthfeel is full, smooth and silky.

Full of dark fruit and earthy character. Flavor is balanced and unified. Yeasty spice adds a nice touch in the finish. As it warms a smokey roasted quality is retained on the pallet.

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Photo of jophish17
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of pixieskid
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of tbeq00
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of xav33
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock
Half Liter bottle
Medium pour in a weizen glass
Notched 2,4 and 16, bujavator 11/06

Poured dark ruddy brown with a huge frothy somewhat lasting dimly brown head with no lacing.

Smelt of moderate raisins, roast, molasses.

Taste was upfront strong sweet caramel and dried fruits, like figs, prunes or raisins with light roast followed by a moderate bittersweet dark chocolate and more dried fruit, and some spicy accents on an average length finish. Palate was medium to full bodied, creamy, softly carbonated and lightly astringent.

Overall, a doppelbock with lots of good strong interesting flavors. Solid.

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Photo of OlaB
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
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 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 Gehrig
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bajuvator Doppelbock presents itself in grand fashion. Three fingers of tan head top a dark brownish-red body. It's a great-looking beer, but the head dissipates alarmingly fast. The nose is very yeasty, accompanied by lots of brown sugar and moderate fruit. The taste follows suit without trumping, but is somewhat disappointing since the flavors don't emerge more strongly than the nose suggests.

The mouthfeel suffers from the disappearing head, leaving it a bit flat halfway through, sadly. This is a pretty good doppelbock, but in my estimation a good step below Sam Adams, Spaten Optimator, Weisenstephaner, and even Sprecher. It certainly accompanies spicy cheese and crackers very well, and is on the whole good. Yet the wheats from Tucher captured my palate more than Bajuvator. Good, not great.

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Photo of umustdrink
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep dark brown color with a reddish tinge. Head is light brown and fades to patchy film in the center and thick around the edge.

S - Sweet caramely maltiness with raisin like fruits. A lighter wheat like flavor is in the background along with a nice coffee scent.

T/M - Starts with some crisp bubbly carbonation sweet toasted caramel malts. Some oily and bitter coffee flavors come in the middle and the finish is a sweet malty taste. Simple but good flavors.

D - A good representation for the style. Worth a try if you're in a Doppelbocking mood.

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Photo of mooseisloose
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a half-liter bottle at the local liquor store. Smells of caramel and molasses. Pours to a dark rusty brown with a tremendous head. Taste is very sweet and malty with a slight flat bitterness. The AC is very evident in this beer and is present throughout. This is a very thick beer almost good enough for pancakes or ice cream? Taste is mostly consistent throughout. Nothing real complex but very flavorful. Too sweet for my tastes but a very good beer for its style. Carbonation is just right. Drinkability is high but watch the AC. Don't drink too cold or the true flavor isn't evident.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into Pilsner glass. Born on date.

A - This poured an incredibly dark ruby amber with a decent loose tan head. Not long-lasting in full-form but it topped the beer for more than half the drink and featured legs on the glass due to it's stregnth.

S - Uber robust roasted malt aroma and crazy sweet with honey, molasses, bits of chocoalte, caramel, and some yeast and wheat too. Hops seems totally absent. While it was a multi-dimensional smell, it was utterly dominated by how malty sweet it was.

T - Too sweet on the palate as the robust malt burst fourth. Alcohol warming too coming up through my nose as I drank. Beyond the sweetness I get nothing but roasted malts and honey and molasses tiny undertones. Pretty good but unbalanced, too sweet, and fairly one-dimensional in the flavor. The sweetness seemed to come from sugar as opposed to malts.

M - Smooth and slick going down. Its a much fuller beer due to the heavier feel of the body. Dense.

D - I could have two of these. It's roasted bitterness offsets the sweetness of the malts pretty well and leaves it a little more drinkable [Edited 6-30-09]

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Photo of samEBC
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hotstuff
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew poured a tan head with small-medium bubbles. The lacing was sparse on the sides of my mug. It had a red-amber body. It had a sweet aroma to it. It had a smooth taste and flavor. There was no bitterness noted with this brew. Not the best Dopplebock that I have had so far, but not the worst either.

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Photo of ChrisBowers
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good doppelbock, but I've had better. Pours with little head, accurate to the style. Slightly paler than I expected. Good smooth carbonation. Sweet, malty smell. Taste has mild dark fruits, candied sugars, molasses and maybe some figs. Kinda thin in the mouthfeel. Overall a pretty good doppelbock, but there's many out there that are better in my opinion.

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Photo of alexgash
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark cola brown with an initial finger of khaki head that soon diminishes. Light aromas of charred figs, sugary dates, tobacco, cookie dough, and vegetal hops. Subtle, but complex. Notes of chocolate and dark fruits up front. Lightly roasted cookie dough. Some sweetness and a dash of smoke. Vegetal bitterness in the finish, with some residual sugary malt. Medium-bodied doppelbock seems a bit lighter feeling than others (a tad watery). A little bit undercarbonated too. Still, a decently-made example that goes down a little too easily!

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Photo of bigdeuce
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very smooth, light, crisp and creamy dopplebock, pleasantly surprised at this one. Pours a beautiful head, and great, great lacing down the glass. Medium bodied, some chocolate and plummy esthers. Highly drinkable too. Pours, also, a deep dark color. A gorgeous looking beer that I highly recommend.

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Photo of Irrigate
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was skeptical at first sip, but near the middle of the glass it really began to grow on me.

The aroma made it obvious I was about to have a malty, sweet taste in my mouth. I tasted sweet caramel, with a surprisingly pleasant alcohol presence. The hop profile was very minimal. Why do I feel a slight head-buzz after drinking only one?

Overall, a very smooth yet strong doppelbock. A treat for both the beginner and aficionado.

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Photo of sacfly
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark ruby red with a thick tan head of medium sized bubbles. Smell is malt, malt, and more malt. Sweet, caramel candy.

First sip is much more mellow than the smell would indicate. Still sweet and malty, but more subdued. Hints of chocolate… comes out more as it warms. Some lingering chocolate, for a minute or so.

Not bad. Good, not quite great, example of the style.

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Photo of MTNboy
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a dark brown body almost stout looking until it settles. It has an off white head and a lot of lace.

Smell: It has a very sweet aroma and there is somewhat of a candy smell maybe a little fruity.

Taste: The taste is mainly of sweet dark roasted malt.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with lots of carbonation to its soapy body.

Drinkability: As with all Tucher beers I love it.

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Photo of HogHill
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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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 ChainGangGuy
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear, rather dark brown body with a frothy, ivory-colored head.

Smell: Sweet and fruity nose smelling of dark, bready, lightly roasted malts and plenty of brandy-coated prunes and dates.

Taste: Sweet maltiness tasting of brown sugar, light chocolate, and homemade raisin cookies. It's plenty fruity throughout. Beyond the raisins, you get prunes, dates, and a bit of dried black cherry. Slight hop bitterness. Splash of root beer. Peppery alcohol component. Final flavors of fruit and molasses on the somewhat drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Very mild creaminess to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: A quality, highly drinkable doppelbock. One of the more enjoyable "ators" I've had.

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Photo of jsh420
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a dark apple cider brown with a 1/2 finger head that left no lacing

smells of fruit and some sweet malts

taste is sweeet fruits and roasted carmel malts

mouthfeel is light but with ample carbonation - somewhat sticky

drinkability is good for a full flavored beer but one is enough for me

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Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock from Brauerei Tucher Brau
Beer rating: 84.5% out of 100 with 252 ratings
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