07 December 2008

Beer Review, Stoudt's Blonde Double Maibock

Stoudt's Double Blonde Maibock
Adamstown, PA
7.0% ABV

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. 4.0/5

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. 4.5/5

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. 4.0/5

Mouthfeel: Thin, slightly carbonated, very hoppy. Smooth, clean. 3.5/5

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. 3.5/5

Overall: 4.0/5

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