Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock | Brauerei Tucher Brau

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Tucher Bajuvator DoppelbockTucher Bajuvator Doppelbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Tucher Brau
Germany | website

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:
189
Ratings:
245
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
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55
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Photo of jeffboo
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Danka to Bierman9 for this fantastic brew I've never seen here in the midwest. German malt craftmanship at it's finest. This beauty pours dark brown with red/orange highlights and a snappy tan top. A malty aroma with a touch of brown sugar and dark fruit.The creamy texture is really nice, it has a malty/toasty/nuttiness in the finish that begs for more drinking. This one is a chocolate covered raisin like beer that's very addicting, is there really 7% alcohol in there? Can't really tell till I try to stand up, I said try to stand up! Oh well maybe someone can bring me another glass. WILMA.....

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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 AudioGilz
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown with good clarity when held up to a bright light. A medium sized head is very creamy. The aroma is all serious maltiness, toasty, fruity....as is the flavors, chewy thick malty sweetness. I found it surprisingly drinkable given the 7.2% ABV. The alcohol lets it's presence known mostly in the finish and definitely in the aftertaste. I really enjoyed this doppelbock, me not being a huge fan of the style.

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Photo of vitesse
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
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 Morris729
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown copper color with a tall and creamy light tan colored head that leaves sheets of lace on the walls of the glass as it recedes. Nose is sweet malts with notes of dark fruits and candied sugar. Full bodied and very smooth despite the high ABV. Taste is complex and continues to evolve as the beer warms. There are flavors of sweet malts, buttery toffee, semi-sweet dark chocolate, hazelnut liqueur, sweet raisins, and a flavor similar to rum cake. Very tasty. This is a great doppelbock. I’m just sad that I don’t have another bottle of this in the fridge.

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Photo of BeerBuilder
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Milk chocolate brown color with a light brown head. Has a rich, malty aroma with bits of chocolate. A bit of alcohol is in the nose as well. The flavor is sweet, rich and malty, somewhat bready with figs. It flows to a sweet, alcoholic finish. This is a full-bodied beer that is easily drinkable. A very good Doppelbock.

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Photo of bierman2000
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A thinner version of a Dopplebock, malty and smooth with a chocolate overtone. It is dangerous as it is highly drinkable but also very alcoholic which is not notice at all through the brew. A great beer for spring and winter when it's a bit cold outside to take off the winter chill.

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Photo of jdhilt
4.74/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A beautiful deep crimson color, poured with a head that didn't last and left no lace. Nose was raisiny and caramel. Good malt flavor with the hops in the background. Very smooth, medium bodied and even a 500ml bottle is easy to finish. An exceptionally good doppelbock. Found at the Sunset Grill in Allston, MA.

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Photo of ThreePistols
4.85/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Deep red-amber, foamy head, sweet roasted caramel malt nose and taste; delicious, rich, clean, buttery smooth, toffee, chocolaty; just the right amount of hops to balance; long roasted malt aftertaste is medium dry; very drinkable.

This is a fairly complex beer but not over done. A work of art. This is a must have beer.

Prosit.

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Photo of putnam
4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted in a single-blind with Aventinus and Korbinian (qv.)
Dark brown, like Oloroso, with red and blue highlights. The head is nil.
There is a rich, steamy, moist nose of freshly sliced brown bread. Walnuts, coffee grounds, cocoa and sweet spices appear as well.
My first impression on the palate is "Barleywine" (?!) Though obviously not big enough to be considered one. Yet the balance of assertive alcohol and liquified brown sugar fit the profile. The texture is serene with tiny bubbles that come to life in the mouth making for a rich, whipped-cream texture.
The finish is quite long and features lots of burned sugar bitterness, eventually giving way for notes of bread pudding and wheat germ.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ooooh....love having this one with a mouth-watering Wiener Schnitzel.... Gorgeous, dark chestnut/rubyish color with a fine, creamy, long-lasting head. Great malty nose, with semi-sweet and caramel and toffee notes! Very nice body, and pleasant smoothness... Mucho malt taste, with warming alcohol, but has a slightly bitter finish. Much better as it warms. Verry nice Doppel!! Have enjoyed many of these while at the Gasthof Butz, in Rothenburg o.d. Tauber. Best enjoyed while seated outside, laxing in the sunshine! Zum Wohl!! (review added 27FEB02 - from bottles enjoyed OCT01).

overall: 4.15
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4

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Photo of StevieW
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. bottle. This beer is a beauty. Clear dark ruby-brown color, foamy, fluffy head, off-white, and inviting. A butterfly with sore feet, would even like this one. Perfectly sweet roasted carmel maltness dominate the nose. Same sweetness tasted throughout the bottle, lots of carmel malt, noticable alcohol finish. Medium body, slightly thinner than the celebrator, less bitter also. Easy to drink very nice dopplebock. IMO, I would list them 1.Celebrator 2. Tucher 3. Salvator. Delicious, sweet, and inviting.

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Photo of budgood1
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

mountains of malt here. more along the lines of a sammy's doppel rather than a celebrator, optimator, or salvator. it has a buttery smooth mouthfeel that neutralizes the spice...and hides the alcohol punch quite well. not too complex and layered which allows it to slide down much too quickly, scoring it high in drinkability. one can detect the more choco/caramel hints rather than fruitcake overtones. pretty damn good if you ask me.

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Photo of DarthMalt
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

MMMmmmmm!

The only thing that kept this from becoming my favorite d-bock was the fact that I had an Allgauer Cambonator right before this one.

Barring the first experience, there are times in your life when a single beer can just melt all your troubles away. This is one of those beers. The pour, the sniff, the drink, and the swallow all meld into one glorious magic carpet ride--a seamless thread of experience, one inseparable from the other.

To break a beer like this into its component qualities is to take away its very life.

Sure, its a dopplebock. But that's only the beginning.

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Photo of frank4sail
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark ruby in color.. with a distinct outer grey ring of foam. Creamy lace. Slightly musty/sweet smell. Lots of gas on the tongue followed by sweet then nutty flavor. Sweet/bitter/dry finish.

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Photo of jackndan
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
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 Brent
3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Malt and more malt. Gigantic caramel presence, backed up by the hefty 7.2% abv. Certainly lives up to the designation "strong" doppelbock. Still, quite smooth and easy to drink. I had difficulty getting a good feel for any underlying complexity, and the beer tended to be a little one-dimensional. A quality doppelbock, just not my favorite so far.

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Photo of Jason
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle, sample from the importer. No freshness date.

Rich and creamy with a wonderful malty palate, slight chocolate finish. Very impressive.

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Photo of Todd
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: Long brown 1 pint European-style bottle. Freshness date scored on the back label.

Appearance: Dark rich chestnut brown that pours a thick off-white head. Healthy looking and retains for quite a while.

Smell: Fruity esters, grape bubble-gum, sweet malts, hints of caramel and alcohol.

Taste: Smooth, syrupy and creamy mouthfeel. The hearty full-bodied richness of the complex malts is staggering. This is a seriously malty beer with loads of buttery toffee, caramel, toasted malts, juicy ripe fruits (grape flavours), chocolate, raw honey and touch of smoke. There's a nice spicy bite, a combination of just enough hop flavour and light bitterness to balance and a very strong alcohol presence that pricks at the palate. Finishes with some spiciness, bit of dryness, bready flavour and sweet alcohol residuals.

Notes: At a hefty 7.2% abv., Bajuvator has got to be one of my favourite Doppelbocks ever. Hell, maybe even one of my favourite beers ever! You can really feel the alcohol in the brew, so look out!

Classified as a "Malt Liquor" on the bottle, for legal reasons, but we all know better than that.

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Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock from Brauerei Tucher Brau
91 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.
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