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Stoudt's Blonde Double MaiBock - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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85
very good

192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 14
Gots: 0 | 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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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2004 21:02:34 | More by WVbeergeek
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2004 22:00:49 | More by ppoitras
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Gasp100

Delaware

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my first real maibock so I may be biased, but I really enjoyed this one a lot. This poured a clear orange-gold with a sticky, frothy white head which left medium lacing down the glass. The smell was sweet caramel malts, dried fruits (pears, raisin) and a touch of floral hops. The taste had a heavy malt base with nice fruit and floral overtones. The mouthfeel was smooth and very clean, but had an assertive bitterness near the end to cleanse the palette. Overall, it was a little "sticky" but I liked it -- the alcohol was very warming but hidden extremely well --- I finished a 750ml with no problem and a nice buzz... so yes, very drinkable indeed.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2004 01:16:03 | More by Gasp100
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krberg

Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Clear and bronzy, with a thin white head.

Smells like a lager. Some sweetness not much more.

Mmmm, crisp sweet that fades into chest warming. I can find the honey in this brew. Its not huge like with Rogue's Honey Cream Ale, but its there. I think that might be what gives this beer its warmth. Clearly a lager, though I can find some fruit flavors. I'll bet $ there are hops in this beer, yet I can't find them.

Feels nice and thick. Perfect for a damp spring day.

It is quite sweet, but I think I could be persuaded to have a couple if I was in the right mood.

It has been years since I have had a maibock. I have been missing out. This is a decent beer that could very well save a rainy day. It is, however, more of a BA beer. I think most of my friends would dismiss it as too sweet. I think I'm going to take it outside and enjoy this overcast, chilly day.

EDIT: I went outside and this beer makes a lot more sense.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2004 22:23:58 | More by krberg
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WesWes

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2003 22:32:22 | More by WesWes
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UnionMade

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a beautiful bright copper orange, excellent clarity, topped with a thin mist of head. The head settles into a fat ring around the glass, retaining until the end of the beer.
The aroma is dominated by rich, sweet malt. Considerable caramel aroma, with a bit of soft toastiness and heaps of pale malt. Some light alcohol is apparent, along with a touch of appley fruitiness and honey. Very clean and well done, with a hint of corn, suggesting german malts. The hops are mostly nonpresent, adding just a touch of herbal aroma way in the back. Very nicely balanced.
The flavor is initially powerfully malty, with effervescent, mouthfilling carbonation. Prodigious pale and caramel malt, with some toastiness riding into the middle. The barest touch of smokiness, with some honey and light apple in the middle, continuing into a quick caramel finish with a touch of herbal hoppiness. The balance is amazing, particularly for a pale bock. Some warming alcohol at the very end, leaving you with a semi-sharp alcohol twang in the aftertaste, mingling with a diminishing rich maltiness. Very nice, with a light warmth sitting in your stomach. Definitely full bodied.
This is probably the best beer from Stoudt's that I've had. Robust, yet smooth, with terrific complexity to the malt. A perfect beer to usher in summertime and leave winter behind. I'm definitely getting this again next year.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2003 05:24:59 | More by UnionMade
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a style I enjoy quite a bit and this is a pretty solid beer....pours a great looking rich orange...very light lace on top...nose is sweet malt...not much honey on the nose...body is medium...slick and sweet...honey flavors emerge as this warms...a nice dose of maltiness to this as well...has a bit of an alcohol feel to it on the finish..also some hops surprisingly bite on the finish as well....that's a nice touch to the sweet malt load...

This was a beer I anxiously anticipated and I am not disappointed at all...this is a quality beer and a treat..in my opinion it falls short of Capital's classic maibock and blonde doppel bock (which for some reason don't garner a lot of support from east or west coast tasters)..I digress...back to this beer...Very good..tasty...well made...I would definitely buy it again....

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2003 06:11:29 | More by ZAP
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francisweizen

Alaska

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another wonderful Maibock with a decieving alcohol precense! This one poured a nice honey-gold colour with an ample, white head. The aromas were of fresh, clover-honey, bready malts, spice, and a faint touch of noble hops. The taste was a malty, sweet delight and the mouthfeel was absolutely divine. The drinkability for this stuff is excellent as well!

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2003 18:15:02 | More by francisweizen
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nomad

Kansas

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light honey color and opaque. Had a tan foam head made of lots of bubbles, with some carbonation and some lace present. Smelled of a very soft sweet malt, that great German kind of bock and oktoberfest kind of malt. It even felt soft on the nose, too. Also had notes of clove honey, then straight Saaz hops - inviting scents.

Taste began with some drops of honey, a quick firm maltiness, then the nice twang of sorta citric hops flavor that built up from first touch to swallow. An oily and raw bitterness, though. Finish was fairly long and bitter of that low intensity German kind. With warming came bigger bready malt flavors. Smooth and almost soft mouthfeel was quite nice.

A bit tangy for me but well done.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2003 20:12:14 | More by nomad
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beernut7

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep hazy honey liquid with an impressive lasting creamy head. The aroma is both malty sweet and sharp with hints of caramel and honey. The initial malt flavor is quite raw with a deep, sharp bitter bite and minimum spice. The honey really comes through in the finish through a bitterness that expands through the brew. Very complex and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2003 16:27:46 | More by beernut7
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

765 ml bottle purchased at the brewery.

A golden honey body topped by firm but concave head white head. Yes, it is higher at the edges than the middle. This is a first for me. Good lacing.

A pleasant sweet aroma of licorice, alcohol, and a subliminal suggestion of honey. Taste is sweet, caramel, but not cloying. The alcohol is very carefully masked. And again, I'm willing to percieve honey. Very good full mouthfeel. Drinkability is far better than I remember from previous samples.

The honey question stems from the fact that Stoudts has previously brewed a "honey double mai bock". Since it is not metioned on the label, and the label says that it is Stoudts version of "the classic German style", I would think there is no actual honey in this beer. Which would balance out the honey beers I've had that I sensed no trace of honey.

With or without honey, this is a fine example of the style. I do recommend the larger Stoudts brewed bottles, instead of the 12 oz contract bottles. The little brothers of this never tasted this good.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2003 21:07:18 | More by RonfromJersey
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bierman2000

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Honey double mai bock not as sweet as it once was and more hoppy than in recent years.. still a very drinkable Bock with a malty taste that keps asking for more. The alcohol is not really present until you have had a few and then stand up. Very fresh and balanced bock worth tasting.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2003 15:59:27 | More by bierman2000
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Jarod

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

765 ml, bought at the brewery
For best flavor drink by 9-15-03

This beer poured a crystal clear golden honey color that seemed to be decently carbonated. It produced a decent head of a light beige color, that was creamy, thick, sticky and lasted fairly well, and created some lace on the sides of the glass. Reviewing this beer was done in 2 stages, first pour, which would be straight from the cold, and second pour which allowed it to warm up several degrees. Cold aromas were of caramel, sweet malt, grains. Warm aromas were of caramel, flowers, light hops, sweet malt, grains, some leaf and light fruit. The taste (cold) were of sweet malt, hops (noble), grain, and a slight roasted malt. Warm tastes were of creamy sweet malt, noble hops, grains, alcohol, flowers, and a roasted malt. Aftertaste cold, dry flowers, hops. Aftertaste warm, malt up front mixed with hops in the back, creamy and balanced. Cold this beer was on the dry side, while warm it became creamy and pleasant, also warm produced a nice warming alcohol feeling. Cold, medium bodied, warm, slightly heavier body. A good beer fresh from the fridge, quenched the thirst. A much better beer as it warmed became creamier and filling. Decent for the style. My suggestion is to get the beer, take it out of the fridge, let it warm a few degrees and breath, then drink. You will enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2003 08:15:24 | More by Jarod
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Loki

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Old Bay Restaurant in New Brunswick, NJ - It was so good I had to come back a second time to resample and review it.

Poured a golden honey color with a thin head that left spotty lacing.

Aromas of malt dominate this brew with hints sweet honey and hops.

The taste is much the same as the nose with sweet malt being the dominate flavor but this Maibock possesses a very nice honey and hops backbone that give it nice balance and a great finish. This Stoudt's offering is very creamy with a medium body and a very crisp, clean finish with just a slight hop note to finish.

Very good beer. Thanks Gavage for the recommendation.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2003 08:12:36 | More by Loki
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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a firm head, white in color, attractive lacing as it subsides over deep golden liquid. The nose is sweet with suggestions of honey amid a firm malty base...nice flowery/grassy notes too. Taste is bittersweet, or sweet-bitter more accurately, with more honeyish tastes mixed with malt sweetness . Then a nice short-lived bitter blast of hoppiness appears to dry things out a bit. Finishes on a clean note...very much the quaffable brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2003 22:55:35 | More by beerluvr
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avylover

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aggresively poured, got about a 1 inch off-white head that died after about 5 minutes, leaving a nice lacing. It's a deep golden/amber color. Aroma is malty, kind of butterscotch like, with a slight floral hop background. Taste is perfectly balanced. The alcohol is only evident in the warmth in my belly. It's got a buttery sweet malt up front with just enough hop bitterness to finish things off. The mouthfeel is only slighly carbonated and silky, not syrupy. This is a great warm weather brew for the adventurous beer drinker.
I havn't had many maibocks, but this is the best i've had, better than dead guy IMO. Great Brew

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2003 17:22:01 | More by avylover
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

An exceptionally pleasant MaiBock, this is very hearty beer, clocking in at 7% ABV. The warmth is immediate and sensual right at the front of each sip. The pour revealed a beautiful clear amber body and a two finger ivory head. The head vamoosed, but left a thin ring for spotty lacing, and eventually this faded entirely. The nose is quite full and gives a very nice malt sense. There are some subtle hints of spice, but these are very light and non-intrusive. The taste is exceptionally robust and full with a great deal of smoothness. This is not to say that it does not have crispness, as it certainly does have that. There is a lovely sense of graininess throughout the glass. Overall a very filling and pleasant beer.

Note: This bottle is clearly labeled as "Blonde," not Honey, MaiBock. The ABV is also higher than that listed for the Honey labeled MaiBock.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2003 19:39:14 | More by AtLagerHeads
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Stoudt's Blonde Double MaiBock from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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