Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mobyfann:
4.13/5 rDev +10.4%
Paid $1.70 for a single at Ludlow Wines in Clifton...
The beer pours a clear golden base, decent sized head, good retention and no lacing on the glass. The aroma is banana heavy with other notes of wheat and clove/cardamom.
The taste is refreshing during the summer-time, low carbonation, very crisp with little aftertaste; tastes just like it smells. Excellent feeling in the mouth and yes, session, a great session beer!
Final Thought: Solid offering as usual from Stoudt's, but I was hoping they would try an mimic a Bavarian hefeweizen over this unique brew... oh well, it works!
06-19-2009 22:20:40 | More by mobyfann
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3.88/5 rDev +3.7%
12oz bottle pours into my glass a hazy straw yellow with golden highlights and a small bubbly head that quickly fades. Aromas of crisp wheat grain maltiness along with plenty of yeast esters. Hints of clove, pepper, bubblegum and some fruity banana notes as well. A little mellow overall.
First sip brings a crisp wheat malt body upfront that carries into spicy yeast tones. Lots of fruity esters with banana coming through most. Clove, pepper and bubblegum accents that flow down to a crisp clean finish. Tasty hefeweizen overall.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice crisp twang from the wheat and good spritzy carbonation. This one is refreshing and ends up going down easy enough. A solid hefe from Stoudt's that would be good drinking in the summer months.
10-14-2008 01:09:11 | More by orbitalr0x
4.33/5 rDev +15.8%
Appears a clouded golden sunrise haziness, bright white head forms nice and thick. Fine even layers of speckledlacing forms around my Weihenstephaner glass. Aroma brings a blast of banana and clove the spicy German yeast strain used here is great, it really stands out in the smell. A bit of citrus and bready whea arise as well with a touch of chalky minera water tones going on. Flavors collide with banana, sharp wheat, mild citrus tones, bubblegum like the hard stale sticks from the packs of baseball cards. A really nice summer seasonal authentic as they come, much like most German offerings that Stoudt's put out. The mouthfeel is nice and sprizy carbonation this is dead on for the mouthfeel that lacks from most American brewed hefeweizens, this stuff is great sharp wheat with the clove/vannilla/bubblegum/and banana tones that I've come to love from this syle of beer. Drinkability is incredible one of those beers that should be bought by the case this summer.
07-05-2010 18:20:41 | More by WVbeergeek
4.25/5 rDev +13.6%
Notes are from last night (5/28).
This brew pours out a clouded golden bronze. A moderate head forms, retaining pretty well, and some spotty lacing is left on the glass.
This one's got a very solid hefe aroma of clove and banana in a solid wheat backbone with a light lemon zest.
A soft flavor with all of the clove and banana flavors up front gives way to a balance of grains, lemon zest, green apple tartness and just a touch of hops for balance. The finish is soft and lingers shortly.
The mouthfeel is creamy smooth with a nice bite of crispness. Carbonation is moderate in a light-medium body. This one flows very nicely.
This is a nice hefe that isn't too tame and I'd like to try it again.
05-29-2010 13:47:00 | More by Brenden
3.65/5 rDev -2.4%
Had on tap at the Pickled Pig
A: Pours a hazy yellow with a nice white head, one finger in height. Decent retention, but minimal lacing.
S: Banana, citrus and grassy ops with a little bit of pepper and cloves.
T: The taste begins with some banana, wheat, and grassy hops. Underneath there is some bubblegum flavor and more spice, mostly cloves.
M: Medium bodied with lively/active carbonation.
O: A decent hefe that I would drink again, but would probably reach for something else.
07-10-2012 21:17:26 | More by mdaschaf
3.5/5 rDev -6.4%
Stoudt's- Heifer-in-Wheat (Hefeweizen)
A- Cloudy hazy yellow with a big billowy white head. Minimal lacing on the glass.
S- Strong fresh wheat, hay/ grass, and cloves.
T- Sweet honey touched wheat, cloves, a slight bubblegum flavor.
M- Starts of sweet with a big wheat flavor. Finishes off slightly spicy and dry. Smooth and easy.
Overall- A good sessionable hefe. Solid, middle of the road but enjoyable.
06-20-2008 20:06:46 | More by NJpadreFan
3.53/5 rDev -5.6%
12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: A golden, creamy-looking Hefeweizen, just the way I like it. More points would've been given for longer-lasting retention and lacing, but the look otherwise, to me, is right on.
Smell: Lighter banana and bubblegum and sweeter wheat malt flavors. Solid and balanced, but way too subdued for me.
Taste: Same with the aroma: it's there, but way too subdued. Bigger bubblegum, it seems, but it lacks the creaminess and the banana cream that I like so much in my choice of Hefe flavors. Finish is good and balanced, but doesn't linger as much as I'd like.
Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation, but again lacking creaminess that it should have.
Drinkability: Like a lot of domestic Hefes, this one doesn't stand up to the real Bavarian style. That said, it would be easy to put down a few of these, though it's on the lighter side, even though much of the classic flavors are there. They just don't take on the dominance they should.
05-22-2009 19:02:49 | More by asabreed
3.18/5 rDev -15%
Picked up at State Line Liquor, a new one. Cloudy yellow with some good foam. Wheat aroma, a bit watery in mouthfeel,coinciding with some creamy mouthfeel and a slight but well-malted down sourness.A clove, even a tad of sugar. OK but nothing special to drink.
07-06-2008 04:28:29 | More by Sammy
4/5 rDev +7%
On tap at World of Beer Raleigh. Served in a tulip.
A - bright yellow with no head
S - banana, faint wheat
T - faint clove, banana, wheat
M - light to medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated
This is a pretty standard Americanized Hefeweizen. The yeast brings out the traditional banana and clove notes but they aren't very bold and forward. This is an easy to drink, light, summer beer. I probably won't have it again, but I'm glad I tried it once.
07-27-2012 09:32:30 | More by tdm168
3.95/5 rDev +5.6%
With a swirl of the bottle to rouse the yeast, Stoudt's Heifer-in-Wheat pours the traditional cloudy golden orange body of a Bavarian hefeweizen. Surprisingly, the head drops fairly readily, and it leaves little lacing behind on the glass.
The aroma is sweet and distinctly wheaty, threaded through with notes of soft clove.
In the mouth it's medium-bodied with a dextrinous edge, and soft and smooth with a very fine-bubbled, seemingly natural carbonation that lightly tickles the tongue.
The flavor is as the nose suggests with a very flavorful and sweet wheaty malt base. The yeast lends soft clove, a hint of vanilla, and some mild smokey and plastic phenols. Hops are barely found, but what's there is grassy and floral. The bitterness is kept to a minimum, and it's definitely on the sweet side.
A good representation of the style. Quite drinkable.
12-09-2008 23:40:54 | More by NeroFiddled
4.5/5 rDev +20.3%
Thanks to the beneficence of Paulys55, I finally get to try a bunch of traditional German-style beers brewed in eastern Pennsylvania. This was the first one of them I cracked open.
Appearance: Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into my half-liter generic weissbier glass, Heifer-in-Wheat looks just as expected: a cloudy, golden-hued body with a faint hint of orange. Copious (four-finger) head, augmented by the yeast stirred up prior to a "weizen pour." Lots of retention on said head. Right on target for the style.
Smell: Also exemplary of the style, if somewhat more muted than the best of them. Crisp wheaty tang hits the nose first, followed very quickly by bready yeast, banana, and cloves. A glimmer of noble hops character is in there somewhere, but it's not at all prominent (again, just right for the style).
Taste: An archetypal hefeweizen that I'd give a 5.0, were it not a bit heavy on chalky/powdery yeast character. This must be a pretty fresh bottle -- the banana/clove is right up front, but at the end of each sip, I can actually detect the hops a LITTLE bit. Wholesome, bready, and mildly sweet.
Mouthfeel: Again, I'm guessing that this is a fresh bottle, as the mouthfeel is as rich, creamy, and full as any hefeweizen I've had (and I've had a lot of them). Vibrant effervescence carries the hefty yeast body right down the throat, exactly as should be the case with a good hefeweizen.
Overall: With 4.5s in every other category, I've got to deliver a 4.5 here, too! Easy-drinking, refreshing, and spot-on for the style. A glance at other reviews strongly suggests that this beer deteriorates quickly on the shelf, so be sure to seek out a fresh bottle (or, better yet, try it on tap). As American-brewed hefeweizens go, this one is near the top of the heap!
07-04-2011 20:26:42 | More by UGADawgGuy
3.9/5 rDev +4.3%
A- Pours a hazy golden orange with an off-white head that quickly disappears.
S- The aroma is very good for an American made Hefeweizen. There are all of the notes of wheat, banana and clove that you would expect from a beer this style.
T- The taste like the aroma features some sweet malt with banana, cloves and yeast.
M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D- Overall, not a bad Hefeweizen and is definitely one that I enjoyed.
08-03-2009 02:04:55 | More by cjgator3
3.9/5 rDev +4.3%
Had a bottle in one of the less-smoky corners of Liberty St. Tavern.
The appearance is a bit disappointing, while the hazy yellow is on, I can't get any head retention. The aroma and flavor, however, are quite authentic, albeit clove-heavy. Aside from the clove, the beer is still focused on phenol with light spices and pepper with a touch of vanilla and cream. Definitely a worthy hefe and worth trying.
08-01-2008 15:36:02 | More by tempest
3.25/5 rDev -13.1%
This take on a German classic has its ups and downs.
Look: Unfiltered yellow with little head.
Aroma: Lemongrass, banana, cloves.
Taste: Same as aroma...mellow and easy to drink (made for the 90 degree days here in Jersey during summer). Did lack that crispness and breadiness that I look for.
Overall: Worth a try in the summer with some bbq as they are easy drinking and respectable ABV at 5%. That being said, go down the beer isle and look for some common German Hefe's such as Polaner or Scheider Weise and experience the real deal.
06-30-2010 23:08:25 | More by dahlen22
4.35/5 rDev +16.3%
Notes from 4/6/12
Cloudy, orange-amber gold body with a slim head that doesn't stick around. A thin, white, soapy rim remains.
Bright and cool clove & banana aroma. Warm esters. Floral. Pleasant in the nose.
Deliciously crisp up front with fruity yeast, over-ripe banana and wheat bread. Wood-like tone far in the back end.
This brew throws long and dry on the taste buds. What I discern to be some booze lingers in a friendly way. Exceptional!
Notes: quite possibly the tastiest hefeweizen I've had to date. I threw this down with pleasure in no time.
04-20-2012 23:24:26 | More by DerekP
3.33/5 rDev -11%
Clear straw yellow with no head. It's not hazy as I expected and the color is light.
Grainy smell with a dash of lemon and clove.
Taste has faint banana and clove, a little lemon. Taste is also grainy.
Mouthfeel is crisp and medium-light body.
This is a pretty average hefe. All aspects but the mouthfeel are underwhelming
08-29-2011 02:06:52 | More by Vonerichs
3.33/5 rDev -11%
When I poured it I thought it was a little pale for a hefeweizen but it smelled good, aromatic and fruity.
The taste was blander than I hoped for, not bad, just not a lot to it. I think its a decent choice for hefeweizen. You could do a lot worse, but you could choose a lot better too.
05-11-2009 05:27:44 | More by gobias
3.98/5 rDev +6.4%
This brew pours a rather clear golden wheat color with little yeast I can see and moderate carbonation compared too many hefes in my experience. The head is lacking compared to the last one of these I drank. To the smell...this is a properly spiced and somewhat fruity Weiss. The balanced smells on even if the banana character is a bit strong.
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Ok first off... big banana and fruit flavors, underplayed by the spices which are balanced and supportive of the overall flavor. The overall effect is that this is a crisp and tasty wheat beer that's not over or underwhelming at all. I could ask for a bit more, but this beer is fine for the style and serves as a good representation of wheat beers.
01-22-2010 02:40:15 | More by Thur123
Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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