Stoudt's Blonde Double MaiBock - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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Reviews by sraimondi:
3.63/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a NEBCO pint glass.
Nice 3 inch head with some rockiness. Head sticks around for awhile. Some belgian lacing is present.
Color is deep straw and crystal clear. Medium carbonation.
Malt sweetness dominates; I also smell some honey for sure. No hops aroma at all.
The taste is interesting. While there were no perceptible hops in the nose, there is definitely a hop balance in the profile. The honey does hit you initially, maybe too much so. However, the hops make this a very balanced beer in the end. You don't really taste the hops, but they are there; because if they weren't this one would be cloying. Also, the ABV is NOT present at all.
The mouthfeel is pretty smooth, although this a hint of harshness. This dissipates alot, once you let it warm a bit.
Overall, this is a very drinkable beer. When I drank my first one, I wasn't sure it was really on style. However, it is a Helles Bock; however a bit unconventional. I'll probably drink this one again.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2008 19:26:27 | More by sraimondi
More User Reviews:
3.58/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to ShanePB for this bottle.
A: Pours hazy light orange color with tints of gold in it. A 1.5 finger white foamy head forms upon pouring and has decent retention. Nice white lacing forms all around the glass.
S: Some bready malt, light citrus fruits, lemon, and a little bit of grain. Rather light.
T: A nice combination of light citrus fruit, honey, and some grainy malt. There is some bready malt on the backend. Finishes sweet.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Drinks smooth and rather easy.
O: A pretty good beer. Hoppier than others in the style I have had. Probably not something I would go to all the time, but could see it being nice on a hot day or paired with a salad actually.
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2011 02:19:14 | More by mdaschaf
Stoudt's Blonde Double MaiBock from Stoudts Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.