Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock | Brauerei Tucher Brau

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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:
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Added by Bierman9 on 07-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
252
Reviews:
191
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
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Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Odd size: 16 ounces instead of the usual 500ml. Obviously bottled for American consumption: even labeled as a "Malt Liquor." Thanks to thebeerninja for hooking me up!

Appearance is a deep mahogany with a huge head that fell to a ring with minimal lacing. Slighty cloudy.

Nice smell of malted malty malt, a hint of alcohol, some dark chocolate and a bit of cherry. A little backnote of tangy, citrusy hops, but not much.

Interesting taste -- like a light-weight Weizenbock or something. In addition to all the malt presence, there are some fruit notes, a slight hint of banana esters. Pretty sweet. Makes me wonder if there's some wheat in this beer. Spicey hops come up in the mouth. Gets spicier as it warms, and everything improves. Drink it warmer to enjoy the hint of anise.

Decent mouthfeel, but just a bit thin. Finish is a little chewier, though.

Pretty drinkable.

Overall, it's good enough to make me wish it were available around here.

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Photo of shbobdb
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

The mouthfeel on a Doppelbock is a tricky thing -- too thick and you won't be able to drink your half-liter bottle, let alone your full liter Mass . . . yet erring on the other end of things is not good either. This Doppelbock makes that error and is just a touch thin. However, that allows for sublimely easy drinkability.
The taste is very similar to Spaten Optimator, cherry syrup with a pinch of roasted nuts thrown in. Tastey.

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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 Frozensoul327
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A well made dopplebock. Pours out to a dark brown color with a short lived head of white foam. Lacing is present, as is a lower level of carbonation. Aromas of roasted malts, grains and hay fill the nose. Not overpowing, but noticeable. Taste is good; flavors of smokey malts, buttery and dry wheat, un sweetened cocoa and some caramel notes. Nice. Mouthfeel was smooth, but could've been heartier. Still, pretty good consistancy, and easy to drink. This is a worthy German Beer. Worth trying.

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Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
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 SetarconeX
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thick heavy malt on both aroma and flavor, not at all heavy on the hops. Just how I like my beers. Finishes clean with a hint of sweetness. The strightforward malts are perhaps a bit less complicated than other Doppelbocks, but that just makes it all the more quaffable.

A respectable member of the world of Doppelbocks. Definately worth a try.

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Photo of beveragecaptain
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1 pint bottle. Pours out the color of cola, with a small head. The aroma is bread, caramel, and dark fruit. Malty, chocolate flavor. The flavor is sweet, but not cloying. A nutty flavor comes in at the middle, with walnuts the most noticable. Grape-like fruitiness. Mouthfeel is exceptional. So smooth and malty. Alcohol is well hidden. Low carbonation. This is a good dopplebock, but not quite up to the level of Salvator or Korbinian.

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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 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 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 AlexJ
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

$2.99/16.9 oz bottle at Brawleys. Good value.

Dark chestnut burl with sizzling khaki head that reaches up, stays for a minute, then settles to a lasting collar in my sweet new Spiegelau Grande Pilsner glass. Scattered lace.

Aroma is rich and chocolatey, brimming with dark malts, dried fruit, leather, and faint smoke. Nice. There's a notion of spicey German hops in the back somewhere.

Flavor is twice the nose, expressing chewy caramel and scorched brown sugar malts dusted with Dutch cocoa. There's a nice layer of raisin, fig, and date. There's an added level of red berries that appears as the beer warms, a nice surprise. Notes of wood, leather, and smoke add a touch of dryness. It finishes with caramel richness balanced by a nice little nip of floral and Noble hops.

Body is medium, or just south of. Not quite as chewy as Celebrator, but every bit as good. Drinkability is perfect. This beer is definately a pleasant surprise and DEFINATELY worth checking out. Under-rated IMHO.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured into the Tucher glass ever so slightly hazy amber brown with a tan head which rose slightly but lasted well to lace the glass.

The aroma was deeply malty with a strong chocolate impression coupled with a very strong dark fruit impression of raisins and prunes. The aroma contained an alcohol phenolic that made the beer slightly spicy.

The flavor was malty with a nice chocolate flavor, but a muted spice and a muted fruit. The flavor really did not back up the promise of the aroma. The flavor was mostly chocolate with some dark fruits and a peppery spice flavor. The flavors were nice but not outstanding nor overly complex.

The finish was just dry with a lasting sweetness impression and a raisin fruit flavor with caramel into the aftertaste. The body was just above medium and the carbonation on the lower side. A nice dopplebock, but nothing outstanding nor complex.

Label says 1 pint bottle, pour did not quite meet the 0.5L plimsoll line on the Tucher glass. Code notches on back label but they make no appreciable sense.

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Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single at Riley's here in Madison.

Pours a dark mahogany/garnet red with a nice one finger tan, creamy head. Smell is surprisingly malty and grainy, as is the taste. I was expecting more of a caramel malt profile, but this reminded me more of an english porter, similar to the St. Peter's Old-style I had yesterday, than a dopplebock. Mouthfeel is almost harshly carbonated, but it's tolerable. Overall an interesting beer, seems a little out of character for its style, but still enjoyable. Worth a try I suppose.

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Photo of rajendra82
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Much to my surprise, this is the first Tucher product I am reviewing. Their beers have been available here for quite a while now, so I was thinking I had already reviewed many of them, but I guess not.

The 500 ml. brown bottle was similar in packaging to many other German imports, and the labeling was consistent with other Tucher products, which seems to be another German trait. After uncapping, pouring the beer into a mug revealed a clear reddish brown body with a foamy head of fizzy carbonation. The presentation was clean and typical of the style. The aroma was sweet brown sugar, honey, and Munich caramel malt. The taste was sweet and soothing with dates, raisins, raw sugar, and figs, with a slight bitter herbal hop flavor, and faint smoke. Alcohol warmth was clearly evident, but did not overwhelm. Thick tongue coating mouthfeel was very satisfying, and was followed by a drawn out bitter sweet aftertaste, with a touch of pepper. It was a sipper for sure, but an elegant and restrained one.

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

A terrific dopplebock. Traditional to classic style, this beer looks thick and viscous. Solid brown with ruby highlights, has decent carbonation that formed a tan head that persists nicely. Smells very malty and sweet. Also smells toasty, bready, yeasty, fruity and nutty. Tastes syrupy sweet with figs, dates, prunes, and a bit chocolaty. Alcohol comes through a bit red wine-like. Becomes a bit tart and comples through the body. Nutty and molassas remain through the finish. Also finishes a bit alcoholic, medicinal, and bitter.

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Photo of mntlover
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Want to thank my buddy at the beer store, when I came in he pulled this out from the back and handed to me said he was saving it for the regulars, don't get to buy many beer over 6% in NC yet.

Pours a brown with red tints a one finger tan head falls slowly not much lace but still a fine looking beer.

Aroma is bready malt lots of fruit figs, dates, plums all covered with rich sweet molasses. Some light spicey aromas mix with light alcohol, very rich nice doppelbock.

Taste is just like the smell rich bready malt molasses mixed with caramel in the flavor loaded down with fruit finishes with light spice pepper, cloves, nutmeg mixed smooth but lightly spicey. Slight warming of the body from the alcohol thats almost unnoticable except for the warming sensation it brings.

Mouthfeel is nice feels almost full rich like bread soaked with rum and molasses.

Drinkability is good starting to enjoy this style more now then I did in the past. Very tasty would recommend this one to everyone, enjoyed it very much.

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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 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 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 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 kmpitz2
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish brown color with a 2 finger head that falls to a healthy coating over the beer. The nose is raisiney and bready, lacking the sweet molassesy charachter. I like that. The flavor is Right there with the nose. Good mellow dark fruit with a chewey yeasty-bready character that fits really well. The feel is thick, with a creamy character and a very moderate carbonation. I like this one. The flavors are mellow and balanced. I like the way this sits on the tongue. Very well built.

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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 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 crookedhalo
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark copper color with a sustaining, fluffy tan head. Husky malt aroma with subtle yeasty notes and some vinous fruitiness. Malty, bready and rich. Some subtle notes of chocolate and mixed berry nuances show up in the taste. Light nutty yeastiness. Husky malt astringency mid-palate. Quite nice. It seems nicer than the first time I tried it. Certainly a quality doppelbock that is a little on the husker side. Very impressive and sure to revisit.

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark red wine hue with a thick, bubble bath head that is dedicated, creating a decent cap over this fine beverage. A wiff of malts on the nose, coupled with some toasted bread notes. A very velvet-slick smoothness, a tasty palate that includes caramel, roasted malts, cotton candy and plums; welcoming flavorings of brandy, raisins and cognac make this a tasty treat. Tender hops, but don’t seek them out; a belly satisfying warmness perfect for a cold winter night. Black licorise, fresh baked bread, toffee and butterscotch round this out and make it one darn tasty doppelbock. Tasty, chewy and very rich; absolutely incredible!

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