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Stoudt's Blonde Double MaiBock - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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85
very good

200 Ratings
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 14
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: AtLagerHeads on 05-17-2003)
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Photo of Sammy
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Partnership of very good mouthfeel and bitter finish.Fruity and honeyish and then the noble hops, grassy and it works. Not too comlex, but a delicate and very nice beverage and kudos again to Stoudts.Medium mouthfeel.Pilsner aroma.Appropriate carbonation.

Sammy, May 14, 2006
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

t0rin0, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

zestar, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a frothy white head; leaves splashy lacing behind

Smell: Subtle malty aroma

Taste: Caramel malt opening that is joined, mid-palate, by an odd spruce-like flavor; after the swallow, the worty malt flavor continues to dominate but there is a subtle undertone of sulfer

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with relatively high carbonation; warming alcohol on the finish

Drinkability: Interesting flavor profile but that finish is off-putting

brentk56, Mar 31, 2006
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Early autumn may seem like a strange time to be drinking a maibock (a blonde double maibock at that), but I've never been a stickler for seasonal imperatives. Bright tangerine-amber with a small amount of fine particulates on close inspection. The stickyfirm head is cream in color, edging into light orangish tan, and deposits thin, erratic rivulets of lace on the upper reaches of the glass.

There isn't much to the nose, though it's still above average. It's lightly malty with a whiff of mildy earthy hops, but lacks power and presence. The flavor, thankfully, is more assertive. The fact that it's untoasted blonde malt-dominant--as it should be given the style--means that the flavor doesn't burst from the glass. It's growing on me as I approach the second half of the bottle however. There's a honey-like sweetness, but I don't appreciate any actual honey on the palate. There's also an understated fruitiness that reminds me of apple peels.

The body is medium-full with a pleasantly smooth, slightly slick quality that makes what could have been a so-so beer a pretty good one. Alcohol is noticeable (although not in terms of actual flavor) and gives the beer a heartiness, a robustness, an invigorating quality that is welcome.

I can't quite put my finger on the reason(s), but Stoudt's Blonde Double MaiBock impresses me. It isn't great at anything, but it's good at all things. Sort of a 'bock of all trades'. Forget justification, I just like it.

BuckeyeNation, Oct 03, 2004
Photo of mikesgroove
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep dark amber, very clear with lots of streaming carbonation from the bottom of the glass, but no head. Slight amount of lace. Smell was very bready and grain like, with a hint of a slight bitterness, but definatly bread like. The flavor followed suit as it was highly malted and full of grain like flavors. Not much hops to balance, but ever so slightly dry finish. Kinda thin in feel, not enough carbonation to give it that silky smooth feel. Overall this was a decent offering from foothills, and an average representation of the style. The alcohol is very, I mean very well hidden, I could swear this was a 4% beer, was shocked to see it at 8% before my review. Overall definatly give this one a try if you can.

mikesgroove, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stoudt's Blonde Double Maibock is a good, solid, straightforward and very well-brewed bock that lives up to it's expectations!

It delivers a nice appearance with a clear, dark golden body and respectably sized off-white colored head. The retention could be slightly better, but at 7% it deserves a little slack.

The nose offers lightly bready Munich malts with background notes of floral and spicy hops.

In the mouth it's just delicately crisp with a very-fine bubbled carbonation and medium-full body that leaves it quite smooth across the palate.

The flavor is almost exactly as the nose suggests it will be, with the addition of a little bit more hop flavor and a just-balancing bitterness. The alcohol is superbly cloaked and it finishes drying, with a slowly receeding maltiness.

Well brewed! Nicely balanced and very clean.

NeroFiddled, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep amber honey golden hue with a nice creamy texture creamy orange tinted head, leaves intricate even lacing down my glass. Aroma: Rich sweetness with alcohol around the edges. A mild touch of fruitiness but overall there's alot of depth in this brew finishes with a touch of German Noble hops. Taste: Very quaffable big malty layers of reserved fruit and alcohol, but so damn tasty all topped off with a mild dose of semi herbal grassy hop flavoring with low bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and slightly sticky even carbonation no complaints. Drinkability: Great stuff, easily consumed and great flavor profile.

WVbeergeek, May 10, 2004
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color with a short foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light caramelized malts, honey, lager yeast and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of honey, caramel and some fruit. Then some bready flavors of malts and lager yeast come in quickly, followed by a mild but complementary hops presence. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not very filling, nice kick, very good representation of style, this is a beer that is well-worth drinking for a whole evening.

TheManiacalOne, Apr 02, 2009
Photo of Slatetank
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured this bottled chilled into my lager mug.
A - A basic honeyed gold w/ a soapy white cap w/ smooth consistency and a very fine bead. There is a modest amount of lace and its clarity is excellent

S - A mild malt scent w/ hints of pear, subtle hop earthiness and spice w/ hints of golden apples and hints of alcohol

M - A full creamy, grainy feel w/ gentle spiciness and moderate effervescence and a hint of sweetness in the toasty finish

T - The flavor iscrisp w/ more spice like pepper an a bit of honeyed malt flavor w/ hop accents and a slight touch of alcohol backing, not warming, jut mild and the grainy taste is dominant and the gradual fade is dry and the spice note of the hop lingers on.

D - The flavor is full and has the intensity of a substantial Mai bock. The drinkability is good and this is one I would not hesitate to drink more than 1 of. I think I prefer this to the draft version, but both are very nice lagers and are very well made.

Slatetank, May 22, 2008
Photo of WesWes
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark golden color with a lacey white head. The aroma is good. It has a bitter musty smell with the addition of light crystal malts. The taste is great. For a higher abv., it goes down smooth and has good flavor. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a real sessions beer; a good drinker.

WesWes, Dec 22, 2003
Photo of oriolesfan4
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Was able to get a case of this on clearance (only $12.99!!!)

Wasn't sure what to expect, I knew it was a little out of date but the 7% ABV would make it last a little longer. Tastes like a strong Kolsch if I had to describe it... a dark yellow in color with a bite a hint of alcohol in the after finish but not much at all. Very interesting.. listed under the same style as Dead Guy from Rogue which I thought tasted better, but this is a much better deal and for the price it was exceptional.

oriolesfan4, Nov 17, 2008
Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

InspectorBob, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This arrived as a wonderfully active beer with a lot of carbonation and a thick, white head dotted with bubbles. It was of a beautiful light amber color approaching a golden yellow. I noticed a sweet, honey-like fragrance on the nose. There was a sort of hot mouthfeel on the tongue, but it was neither overpowering nor lingering. It has a sweet bite, not of honey, but of something else that I just cannot put my finger on. There is maltiness evident in the mouth. Finally, the finish is crisp, perfect for a huumid afternoon in PA for someone who does not really like hefeweizens.

woodychandler, Jul 31, 2004
Photo of weeare138
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draft at The Flying Pig...
Appears a copper toned gold with a small white head that slowly fades and leaves scattered bits of lacing in the glass.
Smell is of honey, dough, and fruity with mild caramel notes.
Taste is of the same aromas. Not bad but not knocking my socks off either.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a warming, crisp, dry finish.

weeare138, Apr 07, 2006
Photo of tempest
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Spinnerstown Hotel

Fairly hoppy for a Maibock, but still a pretty tasty beer. The aroma has a sweet fruity malt note and the flavor focuses on spicy, ground pepper hops with a light malt balance. There's a semi-dry finish with a medium bitterness. The body was on the light side of medium, and paired with moderate carbonation, made this a very drinkable beer. Try this Maibock if you like Euro hops.

tempest, Apr 15, 2008
Photo of akorsak
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A tumbler glass served at the brewpub in Adamstown, PA.

A: The maibock is a brilliantly clear, having an orange copper sheen that is well carbonated. The head weighs in around 1 finger but neither retains nor laces.

S: The lager has a strong malt aroma with some fruity sweetness that comes from the malts and yeast.

T: Strong malts dominate this beer. The flavors are concentrated, with a clear alcohol body, and a strong sweetness. Some honey flavors come out of the concentration, as do paler alefruits and a caramel malt body.

M: The mouthfeel has a lot going on, with the stronger malts adding some sweetness and alcohol.

D: Don't pound this beer, the abv will whoop you quickly. It is, though, a good sipper with a lot going on.

akorsak, Apr 07, 2007
Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

ejimhof, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of BARFLYB
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single bottle poured into a regular kitchen glass.

A- Stoudt's BDM has a bright golden color to it with hints of light bronze and a bunch of bubbles gaining in height. Easy to look through the glass, this is a pretty clean brew. A nice sustaining 1 inch white frothy cap left nice sheets of lace all the way down, quite nice.

S- This smells pretty sweet with a abundance of toasted malt giving off caramel. This bottle is nearing the best buy date so the hop presence had died down some but there are some lone survivors. Smelling some brown sugga with warming with some light citrus smells hiding.

T- Big huge malts are prevalent throughout but do not smother this maibock surprisingly. They actually work well with the brown sugar taste making for a sweet ride. Come to think of it some honey is here as well and I could of swore I tasted some cinnamon. The hops, while faded keep this beer together although a fresh bottle would be wonderful. Top notch.

M- Sweet and on the medium bodied side of things. Well carbonated and the flavors are not afraid to show themselves around the mouth. All in all a good feel for a bock with a slight oily base. Not insulting at all and refreshing as hell.

D- With the taste and feel I knew this was over 5%, but i'm impressed that Stoudt's got all this flavor with only 7% ABV to show for it. I would not mind to drink three in an evening, it's just that enticing. Come spring time around may this seems like a no brainer and I will grab a 6er or more of fresh bottles.

BARFLYB, Mar 31, 2009
Photo of jdhilt
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a one-finger head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color. Low carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is malty. Starts with semi-sweet raisins, finishes mellow with just a hint of bitterness, the higher ABV is not noticable. $2.05 for a 12oz bottle from Oliver's Beverage Albany, NY.

jdhilt, Jan 07, 2005
Photo of Wasatch
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to mikereaser for this brew.

Pours a nice clean/clear dark golden yellow/orange color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger fizzy/creamy white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, slight yeast, caramel/spice notes. The taste is sweet, malty, there's a slight yeast note, caramel and some spice in there. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice little Maibock, thanks Mike.

Wasatch, Jun 07, 2009
Photo of mdaschaf
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.

mdaschaf, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of ppoitras
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12ozer, purchased at Oliver's Beverage, Albany, NY, to fill out a 6-pack of singles.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, fluffy 1/2" light beige head formed, which although being somewhat short lived, laced ok. Brew is an orangey-copper hue and has an aroma which first brings to mind the alcohol you'd expect from a dopplebock, but in this case it is tempered by a pleasant fruity essence. Taste is remarkably well-balanced for a dopplebock, with the fruitiness adding a nice dimension and the honey smooths the ride. None of the cloying sweetness that some achieve. Very easy drinking, kind of scarily so, largely because of the impressive mouthfeel.

ppoitras, May 07, 2004
Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

DrBier, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of plaid75
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a night copper hue with a one finger creamy head. There was little retention but decent lacing.

The smell was spicy and sweet. Aromas of rose petals and honey dominated.

The flavor was very rich. Elements of sweet honey, bitter hops and a coriander spice were present. A nice mouthy biscuit aftertaste.

The mouthfeel was full and coating with a bit of a dry finish. Good carbonation.

A very drinkable maibock. The complex flavor masks the high ABV as well.

plaid75, May 14, 2006
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Stoudt's Blonde Double MaiBock from Stoudts Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.