Stoudt's Blonde Double MaiBock | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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85
very good
208 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
stoudtsbeer.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by AtLagerHeads on 05-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
208
Reviews:
168
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 208 |  Reviews: 168
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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of IPAchris
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of lobos62
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of aszatk01
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of brutalist
5/5  rDev +32.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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Photo of ububru
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Reagan1984
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a couple reviews written in e-mail that I never posted. This beer was consumed (and review written) in late June.

Picked up this bottle at the Stoudt’s Brewery in PA as we drove through on a college campus tour for my daughter. Maibock is an underappreciated style in my mind and I always enjoy these.

Color is on the edge between gold and amber. Slight orange tones straddle the divide here. The head is pillowy/foamy rises at least two fingers and has slight retention. Some lace.

Aroma is fruity, with light caramel notes with some sweetness and a hint of breadiness.

Just a touch too much sweetness for my liking here. Bread notes and a decent amount of bread notes. Spicy hop notes come in late along with a slight taste of honey. Can detect the slightly elevated ABV here. Not hot, but it’s there.

Carbonation is a little strong and almost prickly. Give it a non-smooth mouth feel.

Not among my favorite Mai-Bocks, but still good.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of JAXSON
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Flannigan's Boathouse, Conshohocken. Annoying, bad waitress. Medium to dark gold with alot of a fluffy eggshell head. Sweet, hoppy aroma, flavor subtly floral hops, honey, candi sugar. Very well balanced. Enjoyed. Stoudt's seems to do these German styles well.

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Photo of mikereaser
3.27/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a clear golden copper color with 1/4" of foam

S - aroma is faint bready & yeasty, some caramel

T - heavy malty sweet base with some fruit and floral as well

M/D - too malty sweet for me to enjoy alot of, good carbonation and medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Looked real nice in the goblet. Light, coppery straw color with some thin, fizzy foam.

When the beer initially hit my lips, I was greeted with an appealing, though marginally reserved, signature Maibock flavor. Almost immediately after, as it filtered through to the back of my tongue, I was met with a quite phenolic spiciness. Was this intentional? Strange balance between the classic caramel, ferrous Maibock flavors and crispness and an eerily dry, zippy Belgian strong ale character. The body was a little thinner than I had hoped for but, despite the pungency, the alcohol was somewhat tucked away.

Overall, the phenolic qualities dominated the smell as well, though, some hop and aromas did manage to peek through.

While they were successful in nailing down a decent interpretation of the style's trademark flavor, I wasn't really enjoying the boldness of the spice hammering away throughout. Tone it down and you got yourself a great brew.

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3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden orange with a forthy off-white head. Slightly hazed and rather active carbonation. Chunky foam left behind on the glass.

S - Sweet breads, lightly toasted, are the the first thing to come to mind. Just a faint earthiness as the beer warms.

T - Sweet bready malts and just a touch of earthy hops. A hint of citrus fruit comes through as the beer warms as well.

M/D - Medium bodied and lively carbonation. Very easy drinking maibock.

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3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I drank this from a 12oz bottle into my Rochefort chalice.

The pours a deep gold that is almost orangy, it is a very intriguiing yet confusing color. The head is about one finger and white. It lasts about a minute and leaves a filmy white cover. The lacing is good.

The aroma is very light, small amounts of hops but that's pretty much it.

The taste is bold explosion of flavor compared to the aroma. Is strong and complex with lots of soft hops and a little sweetness.

The mouthfeel is light, highly drinkable.

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Stoudt's Blonde Double MaiBock from Stoudts Brewing Co.
3.78 out of 5 based on 208 ratings.
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