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Stoudt's Blonde Double MaiBock - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Stoudt's Blonde Double MaiBockStoudt's Blonde Double MaiBock

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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 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 Kolsch
4.78/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at home. Kegged date is not stamped.

Appearance: is very pilsnerish, light yellow with a small cusp of head. Head does not last long at all.

Smell: malt backbone and biscuit. Nothing to overwhelming.

Taste: starts out slighty sweet with a smooth creamy texture. After the inital sweetness, the taste becomes drier. I can definetely detect a hop presence with a lingering biscuit aftertaste and a long dry finish. This taste like Stoudts Gold Helles Lager that has been imperialized. This drinks like 4-5% ABV and after 2 of these, you feel the 7%. Well Done!

Overall: This is absolutely one of the best Maibocks I have ever had and proves why Stoudt's makes some of the best Lagers in the US!

Kolsch, Mar 21, 2009
Photo of jcdgoad
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I received this beer in a trade from mikereaser. This is the first Blonde double Mai Bock that I have ever tried, so I had no idea what to expect. I pulled this beer out of my fridge opened it and it foamed up all over my counter. fun fun fun. This beer poors a nice golden blonde color, and it has an interesting sweet malty smell. The taste is sweet, but not too overpoweringly sweet, with a bit of a hoppy bite. The 7% alcohol is well hidden. If this beer was available in Arkansas I would drink it quite a bit.

jcdgoad, Feb 08, 2009
Photo of kwakwhore
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful golden pour into my Celebrator glass. Smallish white head which doesn't last very long. Good bit of lacing down the side of the glass.
Bread malts in the nose, a bit of honey as well.
Lightly sweet malt and a bit of hops in the flavor followed by a hint of buttery malt in the finish.
Nicely refreshing mouthfeel with a fair bit of carbonation.
Pretty easy to drink. The alcohol is well hidden.
A nice example of a style which I don't see too often. This is actually last year's bottling. Now that Stoudt's has come to NC I'll be looking for this one in the spring.

kwakwhore, Dec 28, 2008
Photo of Itoclown
2.73/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Look: Gold, slight haze
Smell: Low hop scent, some citrus
Taste: Slight wheat taste. Bad after taste but smooth drinking

I think this was an old bottle. I read they stopped brewing it in May. It was consumed late September. I was really hoping for more from this beer but it fell far short. I'll probably try it again but only if it's from a new batch.

On a side note, this is my first beer review.

Itoclown, Dec 10, 2008
Photo of treyrab
4.4/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow was I shocked at how good this one was! Poured it into my tulip glass tonight...

A: Pours a very surprising clear gold with a splendid two finger head that laces incredibly. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, as this is a "blonde" maibock.

S: Smell is very upfront and in your face with Pilsner malts, brown sugar and caramel.

T: The taste is phenomenal and very complex. Tons of pale malts, but tons of caramel and brown sugar notes that blend magnificently. Very sweet, but very tasty.

Overall, this is a great beer that I am kicking myself for only picking up one of.

treyrab, Dec 01, 2008
Photo of danielharper
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: They're not kidding when they call this a "blonde" Maibock. Looks more like a witbier or a pilsner than a maibock, very clear yellow-white body with a thick white head. No effervescence present.

Smell: Aroma is more like a Maibock, though. Very malty, dry, strong notes of caramel malt and a touch of sweetness way down deep. Slightly hoppy. Very interesting, inviting.

Taste: Again with the caramel malts balanced with sharp hoppiness. Sweet and malty in the middle, very dry on the finish. Tastes like a very well-balanced and well-exectued maibock.

Mouthfeel: Thin, slightly carbonated, very hoppy. Smooth, clean.

Drinkability: It's a bit too cloying to be on the same level as Sam Adams Boston Lager or Rogue Dead Guy, but overall this is a decent Maibock, well worth the cost. I'll be buying it again.

danielharper, Nov 20, 2008
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 jdg204
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed a nice pint at the brewpub in Adamstown, glad to have finally made it there for a nice meal and drinks on tap.

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: Excellent brew from one of PA's solid breweries. Definetly one to grab if you can find (even go a bit out of your way to find), the style is pretty unique and this is a great sipping beer to represent. Not quite Dead Guy Ale, but close...

jdg204, Oct 09, 2008
Photo of nrpellegrini
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A clear golden color with a thin white head. Smells of spices and hops. Tastes of dry earthy hops, with spices mixed in well. The finish is very bitter, not too bad though, still a crisp refreshing beer that doesn't kill the taste bud but packs a big punch. Try it.

nrpellegrini, Sep 19, 2008
Photo of thethrone
3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours clear gold, with nearly no head. Small amount of visible carbonation. No lacing to speak of.
S - Smell of overripe fruit, honey, malt
T - Almost a wine flavor, with notes of apple, pear, grape. Bitterness to finish.
M - Medium body with some carbon burn toward the end.
D - I was not impressed by this brew. It seems to have an unbalanced sour/bitterness to it. Its possible I got a bad bottle or drank it past it's prime, but it's not a beer I would seek out again.

thethrone, Sep 14, 2008
Photo of SteveO1231
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown bottle with a purple label and an illustration of a ram.

Pours a clear, bright golden yellow with a thick pockey white head that settles quickly. Slow moving carbonation and very little lacing.

Big aroma of German malts, some grassy hops and a hint of hay.

Full bodied beer with a crisp texture.

A nice honey sweetness up front, bready. Aggressive hops, grassy with a metallic twang. Bitterness is pungent and leaves an aftertaste like blue cheese.

Nice Maibock


SteveO1231, Aug 30, 2008
Photo of albern
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Right from the pour, I could tell this was going to be a fairly thick, slightly syrupy, full bodied beer. It pours a clear, golden, honey, orange color, with a slight white head if you dump the beer into the glass quickly. There isn't much retention or lacing. There is a bit of carbonation for a bock beer, which is a plus. The aroma is not all that pungent or pronounced. I'm getting sweet malts, florals, maybe a touch of orange blossom. For what it is worth, the labeling on the beer has changed.

The taste is quite sweet in the body, some grainy flavors emerge and there is a slightly vinous grape skin tinge to the beer; and then the biting spices come in on the back end. Also present are some citrus notes, and a very peppery bite on the end. The beer is quite oily on the tongue and full bodied. There aren't heaps of hops in this beer, but the spices add the bitterness. The hops are in the noble family. The 7% ABV is pretty well hidden. The thick pour and rich consistency makes this a not-every-down type bock. Watery and thin this is not.

albern, Aug 28, 2008
Photo of Ragingbull
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark gold or dark blonde color with light foam head and small active prickle. Mild grain nose with slight malt hints. Clean attack and grain heavy flavor. Some vague hints of of a macrobrew yet some sour notes toward the finish. A passable yet ordinary or average microbrew. I could see some mass appeal and I can easily envision a cooler full of this being a hit at a barbecue.

Ragingbull, Aug 19, 2008
Photo of cthulu81
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, they stopped brewing this tasty little gem in May, so I guess I should put my lazy ass in front of the computer and review the beer before the small remaining supply dries up for the year. I have got to say, I likes what Stoudts does. Blondie here pours a brilliant honey-gold and atop sits a nice, tight little creamy head. She's a lass that's easy on the eyes, but can she hold a decent conversation? Before she opens her mouth though, I get a whiff of her perfume. Sweet, sticky malt and more than a hint of the clover honey they use to brew this seasonal. One sip later and I must confess, there is more going on here than just a pretty face. Fat malt sits on the palate, but it isn't too heavy or syrupy. Just big-boned. A dry bitterness runs down the sides of the tongue, lending a superb drinkablility and it all ends in a nice, honeyed finish that slides quickly down the throat. I can safely attest to having too many of these on several occassions, and though no animals were hurt in the events that followed, many a questionable camera phone picture was taken. So yes, I would say it is very quaffable and will cause your better judgement some problems. All in all, she is a fun girl who will take you for a wild ride given the right conditions.

cthulu81, Jun 12, 2008
Photo of GbVDave
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a St. Feuillien chalice.

Best before 7/27/08

A: Pours a bright golden orange color with a small white cap of foam. Quickly receding to a slight whispy skim, it leaves small little globs of lace in the glass.

S: Aromas of sweet & toasty malt, ripe apple/pear, and some noble hops.

T: Sweet, toasty malt takes the forefront. Along for the ride is sweet apple/pear, white pepper, chocolate, white grape, and some barely lemon-y noble hops.

M: Big, oily, and sweet right off the bat. Slightly peppery during the middle and then sweet, oily, and dry at the finish.

D: The sweet and oily is offset nicely by the dry and peppery. Quite malty and refreshing.

GbVDave, Jun 05, 2008
Photo of Risser09
3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a goblet - Best by 7/27/08 - Fridge Temp

Appearance: Pours a transparent golden orange and yellow color with a 1.5" off-white head. Plenty of carbonation streams to the top of the beer. Decent retention.

Smell: Wheat, pale malt, yeast. Not much aroma.

Taste: Pale malt, wheat, lemon, minimal hop flavor. Malt backing goes well with a slight nuttiness.

Mouthfeel: Slick and medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Alcohol isn't apparent at all.

Drinkability: Awesome for a summer beer. Not complex but refreshing enough to drink multiples of.

Risser09, Jun 04, 2008
Photo of sulldaddy
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sampling this beer at cellar temp poured into a pint glass. The beer pours a clear bright gold color with fluffy eggshell white head of 2 cm foaming up easily. Several sparkling streams of carbonation rise adding to and maintaining the head throughout the sampling. Aroma is grainy lager malt with some spicy and earthy hops mixed in. The nose is appealing.
First sip reveals an average body with crisp mouthfeel and fine fizzy carbonation.
Flavor is sweet grainy malt with some caramel and rolls to a spicy hop finish that lingers lightly on my palate. A very nice clean beer that hides the ABV very well and is easy to drink.

sulldaddy, May 26, 2008
Photo of ruckzuck
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a clear amber with a thick white head which subsided slowly. The head looks so inviting.

S - aromas of fruit and sweet malt dominate. Hints of spice are there as well

T - again, sweet malty goodness reminiscent of honey or caramel balanced out with a slight hop presence. Tiny hints of spice in the aftertaste

M - medium bodied with a nice carbonation. Very creamy going down.

D - this is a really enjoyable beer, especially now that it's warmer outside. It's a bit heavy and strong for a sessionable summer beer, but I could certainly do a few of these sitting in my place with the temperature in the mid-low 70's. Definitely give it a shot. Very inviting and refreshing.

ruckzuck, May 22, 2008
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 grees20
4.4/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to number1bum for bringing this to the NEPA case split.
I haven't had much experience with Maibocks so I was looking forward to this.
Pours a nice golden color with frothy white head and great carbonation. Aroma is sweet, but not quite like a dopplebock. I get some honey, some malt and a little bit of hops in the aroma. A nice sweet start, very smooth taste with a malty character; a little bit of fruit in there (apples?). It's supposed to be 7 percent ABV, but you would never guess. Overall, a well-balanced beer.

grees20, May 15, 2008
Photo of number1bum
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my contributions to NEPA BC split #14.

Pours a vibrant golden honey color, perfectly clear with two fingers of off-white head. Head recedes slowly and keeps a nice full lace and leaves lots of stick on the sides.

Smells of grain and freshly baked bread, with a touch of honey-like sweetness.

Taste is a bit sweeter than the smell, with honey and caramel flavors, and is quite bready with flavors of fresh grain, as well. Bit of hop bitterness comes to the palate toward the finish. Good balance of flavors.

Mouthfeel is creamy with a good crispness, medium bodied.

Very tasty, enjoyable brew that I would certainly have again.

number1bum, May 14, 2008
Photo of dsa7783
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single, 12 oz bottle just recently copped from State Line Liquors in Elkton, Maryland...
Pours a clean, clear, lucid, appeljuice colored hue with rising carbonation and a medium-sized foamy head that quickly receded and left a fair amount of lacing around the head of the glass...
Thick aroma bursting with malts, honey, and candied sugars...
Taste complemented the smell, with suggestions of caramel, vanilla, candied sugars, florals, honey, and cream...
Creamy, rich mouthfeel and an equally good level of drinkability led to an all-around satisfactory depiction of the style...
Worth a shot...

dsa7783, May 12, 2008
Photo of phishgator
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet. Clear golden color with a nice white head. The carbonation is low even though it is a lager. The aroma is not dominant to any one thing. There is a slight scent of honey or wild flowers. The taste is sweet and malty, but overpowering. There is no balance, but I wouldn't expect there to be for a Mai Bock. The body is a bit thin, ut oh so smooth! The alcohol is well hidden. One that I would recommend.

phishgator, May 11, 2008
Photo of EPseja
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 12oz bottle in my SABL glass at just under cellar temperature.

A - Beautiful crystal clear liquid gold, with a noisy, rushing swirl of carbonation. Brassy highlights. Head is big bubbled and sandpapery, hanging around for only a short while. Lacing is very sporadic.

S - Sweet, baked breadiness with a fresh, honey sweetness. Kind of like Irish Soda Bread. Very "springy" and light.

T - Sweet, round maltiness right up front that carries all the way through the finish (and unfortunately bringing some cloying). On the way towards the back, it picks up some mild, fruity tart notes and a dusting of hoppy dryness. Alcohol is well concealed. Very full-bodied for such a light taste.

M - Good consistency on the way in, puffing up immediately upon touching the tongue. Foamy swallow and slightly gassy belly feel.

D - Welcome spring! This is a freah, very well made beer that delivers nice body and flavor while remaining relatively light-tasting.

EPseja, May 06, 2008
Stoudt's Blonde Double MaiBock from Stoudts Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.