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Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock | Brauerei Tucher Brau

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190 Reviews
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
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
247
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
12.68%
 
 
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Reviews: 190 | Ratings: 247
Photo of granger10
3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
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 Gavage
3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a clear brown / burgandy color with a 1" head that fell slowly to a spot or two of surface foam. No lacing develops.

Smell: light roasted malts and a hint of alcohol.

Taste: lots of roasted malts, prunes, honey, caramel, and a bit of nuttiness. Alcohol is slighlty noticeable.

Mouthfeel: smooth at the start, leaning towards a syrupy finish. Medium-heavy in body. The maltiness lingers well into the aftertaste.

Drinkability: nicely drinkable, but personally this beer was less impressive than I thought it would be. Worth a try.

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Photo of SilentSabre
3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was a nice doppelbock. It looked especially delicious, with its darker and cloudier than normal dark red bronze body. The foamy cap was khaki in colour and stuck around for a good 45 seconds before falling to become a 5mm thick blanket over the liquid's surface. Yes, this is a beautiful doppel to look at. I can't wait for doppel weather to return! Smell is plenty of caramel and toasted cereal, this guy is all malt, for certain. Taste, sadly, while very nice indeed, is very average for the style. I was hoping for so much more from this one. Mouthfeel is quite lovely, as well, being very solid, and while not exactly what I'd call "thick", it's certainly full bodied. While the taste did in fact leave a little to be desired, I think I'll still go back for more of this when the leaves start to change colours again!

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Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very respectable Dopplebock, but not as explosive in terms of flavor that I look for. Appearance is a hazy, yeast-filled, flat brown leather. Aroma is definately enjoyable with a big caramel maltiness, but I wanted a sharper complexity with dried fruit and burnt sugar. The taste is very conisistant with other German dopples, but the maltiness was intercepted by some fusel alcohols that didn't smooth it out in the finish. Either way, a very nice dopplebock, but since there are so many other GREAT german dopples (i.e. Mahr's, Korbinian), I will prefer the others I have tried, and continue exploring the great world of Dopplebocks.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.47/5  rDev -15.4%
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 TheDM
3.46/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured a medium head of fine light brown bubbles and a semi transparent dark brown body. With a mild malt aroma, this beer starts slightly fizzy with roasted caramel notes and a smooth finish. The head left a nice lacing. This is not a bad Doppelbock, but there are better ones out there. You can taste the alcohol in this brew after only a few sips.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.45/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a considerable head with slightly off-white color that dissipates into a few small clusters of foam. The beer's color is a dark red-brown, but lighter than most other doppelbocks I've had.

Smell: There is heavy malt odor, as expected, but also detect some brown sugar mixed with "lighter" fruits such as grape or dull, cut apple.

Taste: A much "brighter" sweetness than other doppelbocks (Wiehenstephaner, Celebrator in particular), almost floral in taste. In fact, it's so sweet that it's almost cloying. You can interpet the doppelbock style in any number of ways, but this highly sweet doppelbock isn't what I'd focus on as a mainstay of the variety. Lighter fruits appear in taste (think apple, unripe pear) with a bit of honey (faint) and alcohol (also faint).

Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-light on the palate, confirming that this is not a "heavy" doppelbock. Carbonation is mid-level and seems just fine for a beer of this thickness and sweetness.

Drinkability: I found this interpretation of the style to be too brightly sweet and light for my taste, though I can see others preferring it to the "heavier" varieties. I would appreciate some "darker" complexities and balancing out the fruity sweetness somehow.

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Photo of expatsteve
3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Chocolate brown, medium visibility with a nice 1/2 inch head. Subsides to thick suds cover. Medium viscosity.

Aroma: Roasted chocolate malts, toffee, and brown sugar. Some nice earthy tones in the nose.

Taste: Chocolate, caramel and a little soy nuttiness. Some good front palate bitterness with a nutty malt aftertaste. Light raisins. Earthy undercurrents, almost like a muted peatness. Lots of toffee and molasses developments. A little thin across the front and middle palates.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, but a little watery at times. Fruit and bitterness keep this drinkable. Low carbonation.

Drinkability: Good, but a little underdeveloped and thin for my tastes. This beer certainly has the balance of flavors, but not the richer mouthfeel and heavier malts appropriate to the style. In a lot of ways, this aspires to Salvator, though the latter is still a better doppelbock for my money.

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Photo of mariposafan
3.37/5  rDev -17.8%
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 tone77
3.2/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty with a touch of sweetness. Taste is rather mild with some maltiness and finishing bitter. Feels creamy in the mouth. A bit heavy on the stomach for continued drinking. Overall this is an average brew.

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Photo of kimcgolf
3.18/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured to a dark brown with reddish tint, and a tan head that lingered well and left good lacing. Aroma was malty sweet molasses, with hints of toffee, chocolate and roasted nuts. I could tell that this was probably not going to be my favorite. Flavor was dominated by the sweet molasses, and the consistency was syrupy thick. Finish was the same as you would expect from a spoonful of syrup. This beer was not particularly bad, just a little too sweet and thick for my liking.

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Photo of AleWatcher
3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes--
Poured into pint

Nice deep reddish brown. Tan head is thick and frothy with decent lacing.
Really sweeet caramel smell... slight fruit/banana/herb smell
Taste isn't as sweet as smell leads me to believe. Still sweet, but thought it smelled better than it tasted.
This coats my mouth with a medium body that seems a little undercarbonated to me.
Not bad, but I probably won't get it again. It could be worse, but this one just isn't for me.

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Photo of waughbrew
2.88/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

reddish-brown lager. smell is of caramel, toffee, a little german spicy hop. taste is not very much to my liking - too much caramel without the accompanying sweetness. the feel is nice though - thick but without being syrupy. I could easily drink another. I just wish the sweetness was half-way between this and the sweetness of the SA double bock.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.83/5  rDev -31%
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 bobhits
2.23/5  rDev -45.6%
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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Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock from Brauerei Tucher Brau
4.1 out of 5 based on 247 ratings.
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