Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock | Brauerei Tucher Brau

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Tucher Bajuvator DoppelbockTucher Bajuvator Doppelbock

Brewed by:
Brauerei Tucher Brau

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of BitteBier
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours dark brown with crimson coming through when held up against the light. A good finger's worth of dense, off-white head with average lifespan and lacing. Sweet and malty in the nose, even when quite cold. Caramel and dark fruit notes are present. Malts, of course, dominate the taste, with a nicely-meshed mix of rich caramel/toffee and chocolate flavors. Hints of smoke and alcohol show up in the nicely lingering finish. The taste only got better as this beer (and I?) warmed, with nutty notes joining the party. I liked this beer from start to finish, but what impressed me most was the incredible smoothness that so perfectly complemented its richness. The mouthfeel was soft and smooth enough to make this a perfectly (and dangerously) drinkable beer, but without muting the complex flavors.

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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 cabsandking
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poors a dark brown with a beige surface lace and ring. The nose is of rock candy sweetness, roasted malts, slight molasses, and some tart fruits. The sweetness in the flavor is more tame than the nose and earthy roasted grains with flashes of dry to charred malt notes balances some of the tart fruit character echoed from the aroma. Some tongue tingling anise peppery notes late in the swill and linger on the palate for a bit. Very nice rounded, full mouthfeel and an even better creaminess for carbonation level. Some tartness, roasted grain and sweetness left for the finish. This was really enjoyable from beginning to end.

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Photo of stewart124
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich burgundy or chestnut color with an off-white head. Smells of fruity esters and grapes. Malts are present.
Taste is a very interesting blend of fruits and malts. Strong grape flavors and a taste like bubblegum. Malty alcohol feel to this beer with a creamy mouthfeel. Syrupy and the alcohol is pretty strong. Really a good tasting beer that quenches the thirst and warms the stomach.

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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 ZAP
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A tasty doppel that is very heavy in the molasses, figs, raisins, and dark fruits (plums, black cherries)...also has a dusting of chocolate powder in the aroma and taste...

Sweeter flavored...personally I like this better than Celebrator...really a nice inviting aroma and a rich, sweet flavor...body is medium..perhaps a little syrupy...

Very nice doppel

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Photo of Proteus93
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A warm, Navajo red colour, semi-murky, but a pretty disappointing head that poured rather fizzy and fell back to a swirl of bubble in the middle of the glass very quickly. I would have expected it from a ABV a point or two and above higher, but feel this could have been a little more assertive. Being a 1 pint bottle, I poured it a second time to top off the glass and didn't see much difference with a more aggressive pour. Fortunately, this is the only weak point of the experience!

S: What a nice smelling brew! I can keep going back to smelling this over and over. Some chocolatey notes, blended nicely with a mellow fruity aroma and the smell of alcohol. An added hint of a spicy kind of blend... reminds me of the aroma that comes from the toppings and spices in an espresso shop. Impressive and lovely.

T + M: A dark fruit / chocolate & caramel blend... the alcohol comes through here more than I notice on others, but it blends in so nicely that it seems better off than it might if it were more hidden. It brings with it a slight warmth to the mouth that is really pleasant. I've had some with a bit more of a creamy feeling and taste that I tend to prefer - but this one balances the stronger dark fruit directions some take and the toffee/fudgy directions of others very well.

D: The alcohol comes out enough to serve as a reminder that this is one of the bigger brews. It's a nice standby, after a hearty meal while watching a movie... like many of the style, it warms well, so it can be enjoyed for a while, and return for another.

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Photo of proctah
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of objectivemonkey
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Into a nonic pint glass, pours a dark russet color with mahogany hues, not much head to start and fades to just a ring, a little bit of spotty lacing but not much. The aroma gives a lot, rich caramels and bready malts, some toffee, some nice stuff. But its much better to drink, a range of delicious things going on. There are the rich malts of caramels, of toffee, the fruits dark and juicy, some sweet molasses and perhaps a touch of chocolate. The mouth is nicely carbonated, very fine and even, smooth, clean, good body. This is a fine beer, one I should revisit soon.

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Photo of brentk56
4.44/5  rDev +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

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Photo of jackndan
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bajuvator: Deep garnet color, with a light tan head and a head so dense that a tiny drop of it rolled around the top of the foam for at least a minute. Sweet malt aroma. Wow, very nice think chocolate malts with a nice sweet after glow. Sweet long finish with a warm alcohol rolling all the way down. Excellent, as good a doppelbock as I’ve ever had, and I even like the name.

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Photo of opieo
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice malty caramel sweet front with a slight hop finish. Very good brew.

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

served in large pint-sized brown bottle.
appearance is thick and dark brown. lots of head at first. takes a min. or two to dissipate. leaves nice lace on the glass.
smell: very sweet, fruity and malty. very very sweet. some alcohol in the nose. taste: maltiness hits you right up front. lots of sweet fruity flavors, some smokiness. just very very complex maltiness.
mouthfeel is good. low carbonation, thick chewy sensation.
drinkability: high ABV hits you. one bottle at a time is enough for me.
great great doppelbock, imho. highly recommend trying this. it was also significantly cheaper than the Ayinger. a very high quality lager.

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Photo of carln26
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of cro250klr
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of cnally
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

dirty brown color with an amber glow at the bottom of the glass. very slight dusting of cream colored head.

smoky, malty, deep mocha smells. alcohol scent is present. nutty as well.

what a malt fest. the flavor is big malt, with slight alcohol undertones. woodsy, peaty flavors deep in this one that resemble the deep flavors of a good scotch.

near perfect mouthfeel, but the texture feels a little hollow and unassuming on the back end.

well, high quality for sure. the best ever? no, but is is a malty treat. the alcohol flavor isn't really well hid. but, overall the flavors are fantastic.

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Photo of aleigator
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
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 SkinnyElvis
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at State Line with the recommendation of Robert (the beer maestro there). Cheers. Pours dark with a thin head. Sweet and bready in smell. Tastes of sweetness and rich malt. Mouthfeel is very smooth and this is drinkable even with a 7.2% ABV. A real nice dopplebock & I will buy this again.


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Photo of silver0rlead
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a mahogany brown with some slight ruby highlights and a thick, creamy tan head that retains well enough. The aroma has a nice malty sweetnesss of caramel and molasses to start off, along with dark fruits (fig, prune, plum), mineraly and floral hops, roasted malt and a hint of alcohol. The flavor also comes out swinging with a big malty sweetness of caramel and molasses, along with a slight roastiness, some dark fruits (fig, plum, raisin), chocolate, honey, burnt bread, herbal and mineraly hops and cream. The mouthfeel is smooth and incredibly creamy, with light carbonation and drinkability is excellent with nary a trace of alcohol. A very enjoyably dopplebock, smooth and rich and not cloying with no trace of alcohol.

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Photo of Pegasus
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Crystal clear deep mahogany brown with garnet highlights and a thick off-white head that retains well. Lots of small slow-rising bubbles and thick glass coating lace. The sediment was minimal and tended to remain in the bottle. Utterly spectacular in appearance.

Aroma: Heady aroma of black bread, molasses, dark fruit, and strong alcohol.

Taste: Begins with molasses and dark bread notes, but there are also bitter chocolate, dark fruit, wine-like notes, caramel, and most definitely sweet alcohol flavors. The finish is dry and is dominated by alcohol flavors.

Mouth feel: Very smooth and pleasant with a creamy characteristic.

Drinkability/notes: A profoundly excellent beer. Germany is noted for brewing excellence; surely this beer must be noted among its finest. The high alcoholic content may preclude this from being a good choice as a session beer.

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Photo of MrIncognito
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured into a big mug. Dark mahogony body with some deep ruby hues. Dark brown in the dead middle of the beer where light can't quite make it through. Foamy 2-finger off-white/khaki head that fades pretty quickly settling to a 1/8-inch cap on top. Very nice sticky lacing on the glass.

S - Dark ripe fruits, especially cherries. Strong malty backbone with some chocolate notes. Just a touch of alcohol in the back. Somewhat bready and more so as it warms.

T&M - Big and malty up front then the sweetness of ripe cherries comes through. Medium carbonation lends a slight dry feeling. Chocolate notes on the tail end of the malt. The alcohol is noticable only in the way that it lends a really nice spiciness to this beer. Other spice flavors in this beer I can't quite put my finger on.

D - Hardly notice the ABV. It is well hidden in this beer and lends a great spiciness to it. Great flavors all around and not overpowering in the cherry department. I'd love to sip this all night.

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Photo of seanyfo
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1st review on 10 September 2006

500ml bottle served in an ayinger celebrator glass.

Appearance - Ruby red body with a creamy tan head reducing to a thin whispy layer

Smell - Roasted chestnuts and faint maltiness

Taste - Chestnuts and toffeeish malts with a dry cough mixture/ alcohol rich finish

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation, slightly thin

Drinkability - low carbonation is easy on the mouth and stomach however the edgy unpleasant finish on the tongue makes me look for another doppelbock before this one. Feels slightly thin which doesnt make this bock particularly moreish for me. An average brew.

2nd Review 15 August 2011

50cl bottle poured into Paulaner Seidel

BBE 11 March 2011

A- 2 finger creamy tight tan head which reduces relatively quickly but produces good lacing. Body is dark brown with a ruby red quality. Excellent clarity

S- Chocolately malts, toffee hint, no hop note as in a classic doppelbock.

T- Chocolately malts up front with some toffee biscuitiness, this changes to a medicinal cough syrup-like toasty malt bitter note in the finish that lingers, providing a little balance. Lager clean smooth finish.

M- Low-medium carbonation, full body but retains lager cleaness well

D- Definitely feels a different beer compared to the one i reviewed in 2006, a solid doppelbock. Smooth and moreish.

**Scores are for 2011 review**

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Photo of steverx8
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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