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Stoudts Honey Double MaiBock - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Stoudts Honey Double MaiBockStoudts Honey Double MaiBock

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BA SCORE
83
good

30 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 16.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 09-23-2001)
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Reviews by DOCALYN:
Photo of DOCALYN
4.8/5  rDev +31.1%

A wonderfull brew! Unfiltered and unpasteurised in 22oz. bottles which must be kept refrigerated. Silky-smooth with a rich creamy texture it truly gives an authentic German style beer experience. As lagers go this is my all-time favorite.

DOCALYN, Sep 23, 2001
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
2.95/5  rDev -19.4%

Chill haze with a semi thick layer of yeast on the bottom of the bottle. Ester and fusel alcohol are too much and the yeasty flavour was way out of place. Tasted closer to an ale to me.

Jason, Jan 06, 2002
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%

A quick stop at D's Six Pack, and this one catches my eye in their quality line up of taps. The Honey and Double on top of a maibock just sounded like I have to try this one. I am glad I did, because this beer poured golden with a touch of amber tone, forming an off white billowing head, amazing! Leaves a nice lace down my pint. Aroma is very sweet malt ridden with a very mellow hint of honey thrown in there, just puts a smile on my face. Definitely forms a great tasting beer with the honey sweetness that entwines with my palate to the finish of complex specialty malts and a welcoming bite of alcohol. This beer just feels perfect in the mouth with a semi syrup fullness of honey, I wanted my pint to last forever. Very drinkable, except it's a double and it's a little sweet.

WVbeergeek, Mar 02, 2003
Photo of Reverand
3/5  rDev -18%

Orange in color with nice head. The honey was un-noticeable and taste was just average. Overall the beer was not very impressive, I've had worse.

Reverand, Mar 23, 2002
Photo of beerluvr
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%

(Contact brewed at Frederick Brewing Co.)
Long lasting deep ivory head, clear bright brassy/amber liquid. Nose is sweet and lightly toasty malt, and indeed I do detect some honey notes as well. The taste is full-bodied, deep bready maltiness then substantial tasty hops..and plenty of them. They cut thru the malt perfectly, combining in a perfect bittersweet flavorful lager. Finishes on a long hop fade out. Very good and very recommended!

beerluvr, May 14, 2004
Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%

Blonde Double Maibock (brewed with honey and 7%ABV)
Orangeish copper color with an off-white head.
Aroma of sweet malts and earthy hops. Slight mustiness.

Taste of sweet malts with a toffee like flavor, honey, and a decent level of hop bitterness. Overall slightly on the sweet side.

A touch thin in mouthfeel.
Good drinkability, but something I can't pinpoint about the beer just doesn't sit right with me and keeps it from ascending to that next level.
Overall a good beer worth trying.

PhantomVodoo, Apr 04, 2003
Photo of bierman2000
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%

A nice Maibock with malty overtones and a clean lager finish. It goes well with pretzels and or pizza, and the malt is a bit sweet at times hence the 4.0 taste. It is one of their smoother beers, malty to a point of true sweetness from the honey, but all in all a nice change especially for spring.

bierman2000, Mar 05, 2003
Photo of buzzy
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

buzzy, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Gusler
3.55/5  rDev -3%

The beer pours an unclouded amber color with an unselfish and frothy beige head, the lace is in pleasant sheets that cling mightily to the glass. Nose is malt and honey sweet with just a slight touch of yeast. Front is ambrosial, the top gawky, the finish is temperate in its carbonation, hops are complaisant, and it has a dry long lasting aftertaste.

Gusler, Nov 29, 2002
Photo of frank4sail
2.98/5  rDev -18.6%

12 Oz bottle
Golden color with below average head. Minimal retention.. Sweet honey nose with hints of malt. Light malt taste... but that is it ... very light beer the finish has a little sweetness,, Not impressive, but not horrible.

frank4sail, Apr 22, 2002
Photo of marc77
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%

Orange / amber in hue topped by a moderate head that leaves loose lace. A light haze is evident. Sweet, ripe fruit esters hit the nose at first, and caramel & toasty Munich malt quickly follow-- a trace of herbal Hersbrucker hop nose rounds out the aroma. Quite appetizing aromawise. Malt - derived (non diacetyl) butterscotch & toffee dominate the flavor profile. Melanoidins are mild, but add to the rich Caramunich sweetness. As with many microbrewed bocks, the hop bitterness is a touch too assertive & prevents the malt profile to fully express itself, & the body is a bit thin and overly attenuated. Finishes bittersweet w/ a fading extension of toasty Munich and hop bitterness. Almost a good maibock. If the hop bitterness were more subtle and the body was more full this would be excellent.

marc77, Aug 08, 2002
Photo of aracauna
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%

The body is a medium amber with a bright white fading head that laces nicely. The body is mildly malty, with hops lingering in the back. This may be on the verge of going skunky, but it's not bad yet. Honey and caramel on toast and a slight bitterness in the finish.

aracauna, Jun 16, 2004
Photo of RBorsato
4.55/5  rDev +24.3%

Original notes: Clear yellow. Rich and creamy, malty w honey hints. Strong. Star.

Hazy yellow gold with a large bubbled low white head. Pours thick! Malty honey-infused aroma and flavor. Full bodied with a lightly sweet malt and honey finish.

I think this beer has been replaced with the "Blonde Double Mai Bock" and they may be the same...

Per label: "Beer brewed with honey" & "Golden Double Bock with more malts, less water, and a touch of honey"

Best by: 08/20/01 (lasered on neck)
Tasted: 06/04/05

RBorsato, Jun 14, 2005
Photo of Gavage
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%

The beer poured to a nice bronze color with a creamy thick head. There was a sweet aroma to this beer. Very smooth on the tongue and malt lasted well into the aftertaste. There was some slight bitterness, but it was balanced against the sweetness. The head slowly receded during drink leaving a spotty residue on the liquid surface. Very drinkable, and for years this has been a favorite of mine. This was from a bottle, and the on tap version is superior.

Gavage, Oct 12, 2003
Photo of goodbyeohio
4.43/5  rDev +21%

light orange fading to a mild gold color in an imperial pint glass. crazy lacing, that's the honey talking. patchy foamy head. nose is malt with super delicious notes of honey coated graham crackers- the resemblance is uncanny. also somewhat flowery. flavor is hit with a nice hop level to contrast the potentially-overwhelming sweetness. malty and lots of clover. honey adds more flavor here than sugar in the end. big flavor with a light body. drinkable in balls-hot weather and i wish i could have another.

goodbyeohio, Jun 14, 2005
Photo of pezoids
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%

Poured a cloudy golden color with a small film of foam. The aroma is very fruity and sweet. Like ripe raisins, or better yet, cinnamon raisin bread. The flavor is semi sweet with some honey and some chocolate coming through. Honey and fruit are evident in the flavor. This is a medium bodied beer, which finishes with a fruity tang that coats the throat. Not bad, loaded with flavor.

pezoids, Jan 25, 2004
Photo of Foxman
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%

It pours a cloudy iced tea orange-yellow. Two fingers of white head grow, then ebb to a sheet of fine foam across the surface of the beer. There's minimal teardrop lacing dotting the inside of the glass.

The aroma brings a thick cloud of malt, buzzing with a tart-edged honey sweetness. A light toffee note is offset by a muted metallic bitterness of indistinct hops.

Upon sipping, there's a dense tid of malt, swirling and tilting amid the distinct caramel-like sweetness of cooked honey. A rounded baked dough presence swells gently in the middle. The hops play through toward the end with a very mild fragrance, then linger at the finish with a subdued bitter glow. the flavor has an interesting profile, but it would benefit being minus the honey's assertion.

Medium bodied, the muscular malt character makes it feel chewy on the palate. The various elements combine to leave a warm tingle at the finish.

The malt stands tall, flexing and posing, but the honey plays the role of a pesky foil. That's a shame, really, because with just the malt and hops you'd have a very present, if not overly impressive, balance. While the sweetness doesn't necessarily cloy, it does detract fromt he stronger, more desireable elements. I'll finish the sixer, but it may take a while, because it's drinkable only in small doses. Still, I'm going to try this sans the bee juice, because this one shows me there's some potential here.

Foxman, Apr 30, 2004
Photo of ThreePistols
1.4/5  rDev -61.7%

Cloudy dirty orange color with absolutely no head. Unusual sweet smell of airplane glue, and medicine (Ester and fusel alcohol are too much - as stated by Jason in his review) with a whif of malt. Tasted just as unusual as the aroma. Detected some yeast and honey. Did not finish my sample, sorry. This is really not my type of beer at all. Who knows, maybe I just had a bad batch.

ThreePistols, Mar 01, 2002
Photo of tomthumbsblues
4.1/5  rDev +12%

Nice frothy head sitting atop a golden honey-colored beer. I detected aromas of fruit, particularly apricots, and spice. My first swig revealed flavors of spice, fruit, and hoppy bitterness, which I later likened to the bitterness of orange pith. A well-rounded mouthfeel, in my opinion, really perfect for the hot day it was. Satisfying, that's all I can say.

tomthumbsblues, Apr 20, 2005
Photo of Slatetank
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Slatetank, May 20, 2013
Photo of blitheringidiot
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

On tap at the Grey Lodge Pub, pours a true to form clear golden hued pint with an ivory cap.

Slight scents of grassy leafy mineraly grain.

First swigs: Honey and grain flavors predominate. Smooth feel. Easily drinkable. A delicate twinge of orange to the finish. Clean.

blitheringidiot, May 06, 2005
Photo of ZAP
3.18/5  rDev -13.1%

I thought this was the same as their Blonde Double Maibock, but apparently not....This isn't as good as the one of those I had last year...

This is supposed to be a lager but is very cloudy and hazy...nose has some sweet honey to it...body is medium and sticky....flavors are more like a honey ale of some sort...decent honey flavor...also a hit of spicy alcohol and hops at the finish....not bad at all...feels flat in the mouth....feels more like a regular maibock in strength too..

Worth drinking and trying...not worth seeking....I poured this next to Capital Blonde Doppel and this paled in comparison...the Capital was a rich, regal, clear, crisp auburn color...this was cloudy and hazy peach color...the capital had a full rich body...a full load of malt and and was heads and shoulders above this one....Kind of like putting an NFL team up against a high school team...and I'm not lknocking this brewery because I typically enjoy their stuff...this is just run of the mill though....

ZAP, Apr 01, 2004
Photo of Durandal_777
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Durandal_777, May 07, 2014
Photo of Bighuge
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%

Deep hazed golden appearance. Decent sized bone white head recedes to a thin film that sticks around for a while. The aroma is more herbal than sweet surprisingly. Some musty scents as well. Good mouthfeel. Damn near full body. Feels good in the mouth. The flavor is alright, but not as malty or sweet as I like my maibocks. This one has a dry, earthy presence to compliment the caramel and munich malts. A little biscuity malt presence as well. Better than average for sure, but not among my personal heavy hitters when it comes to maibocks.

ZAP RULES!

Bighuge, Mar 26, 2004
Photo of Bierman9
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%

Medium-golden color, with a creamy fine head, and good lace. Nose exhibited the same hoppy-spiciness that their O-fest had. Expected more malty sweetness, though. Mouthfeel held its own.... taste was ok....a bit of malt, but could have had more sweetness.... A bit of a dry, hoppy, bitter finish, with some citric flavors. A bit dissapointed by this (and the O-Fest); should be maltier/sweeter, IMHO. Not bad, but...

overall: 3.65
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 3.5

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Bierman9, Jul 14, 2002
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Stoudts Honey Double MaiBock from Stoudts Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.