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Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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121 Reviews
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Reviews: 121
Hads: 241
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: NJpadreFan on 06-20-2008

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Photo of HomebrewPgh
2.32/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Blah. Stoudts makes some great beers and this is not one of them. Pour was a flat cloudy light gold with no head. Aroma was so so. Light grain and brown sugar (?). Taste was incredibly sweet with little carbonation. Honey and sugar in the front with a sticky aftertaste. Not very good. (285 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
2.91/5  rDev -22.4%

Undated bottle at40 degrees into snifter
Aroma slight aroma of yeast phenolics and wheat
Head small (< 2 cm), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 3 mm ring
Lacing poor – rare small island with small bubbles
Body light yellow, cloudy
Flavor light citrus ho with faint yeast
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 2.75, Aroma 2.75, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 2.875. Final weighted score: 2.9125
An OK beer – nothing to seek out but worth trying if the opportunity arises. (503 characters)

Photo of CooperEllis
2.96/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into .3l tulip.

The pour was very foamy initially, perhaps as much as 2:3 ratio of foam to liquid, but it disapeared quickly leaving only traces of lace, which stayed. Cloudy; dirty blond color.

The aroma is a baking aroma, dough or bready. There is some spice to it, not distinctly any one.

The taste doesn't linger much. It is full for a moment, then gone. A bit of fruit, banana-ish, but more like banana pudding or banana bread than a fresh piece of fruit. There doesn't seem to much carbonation. No trace of alcohol.

It isn't hard to drink but there is no overwhelming urge to pour another. Would like it to have a bit more flavor through to the finish.

(15) (682 characters)

Photo of yesyouam
3.06/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat is a cloudy, pale golden ale with a thin white head that quickly thins to a film and leaves decent lacing. It has a banana-clove aroma with notes of lemon and wheat. It's pretty light bodied and smooth with a pretty clean finish. It's lightly flavored with banana, clove and lemon-- just like the aroma. It's pretty refreshing. (351 characters)

Photo of KajII
3.1/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

Poured a medium yellow with a very small creamy white head that was fully diminishing and had poor lacing.The aroma was very faint of an earthy yeast and a hay like malt with notes of banana and clove. It tasted mildly yeasty and lightly bitter form start to finish with the end having notes of banana and citus. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a soft carbonation. Overall and OK brew typical of the style. (462 characters)

Photo of AltBock
3.13/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle with a label of a brown cow standing in the middle of a wheat field and a red tractor in the background. There's a best before date on the neck of the bottle, but mine was smeared.

When it was poured into a Erdinger Weizen glass, this Heifer was a pale lightly hazy lemon yellow color. The head of foam was about 3/4 of an inch in height and white in color. It had good retention that left behind a small white film and spots of white lace around the glass. I thought the aroma was very peppery with black pepper, sweet yeast, malted wheat, and some candied citrus fruits at the end. I'm allowed to say that it was a unique aroma. This Hefeweizen tasted like candied citrus fruits with malted wheat, a dash of black pepper, and then suddenly ends on a subtle touch of citrus hops. Not really all that much in the taste. If you like citrus fruit candy with a pinch of citrus hops, then you'll love the taste of this Hefeweizen. This was a light bodied beer with a light aftertaste of malted wheat, black pepper, a hint of candied citrus fruits, and a touch of sweet yeast. You know what, I'll give it to Stoudt's for making a unique Hefeweizen. Would I ever try this beer again? I might in the near future. (1,220 characters)

Photo of Sammy
3.22/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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. (260 characters)

Photo of dahlen22
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Cheers! (550 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

No directions or anything else of note on the bottle, so I will jump right in on this one.

I tried really hard to generate some head on this one, but it dissipated as quickly as I poured. Color was a very cloudy orangish-yellow. Nose was banana forward in terms of its esters, underlain by clove. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste had a muted banana flavor on the tongue. Finish was semi-dry and refreshing, but I felt like something was missing. It just did not have the oomph of some of the other hefeweizens that I have tried recently. (541 characters)

Photo of Vonerichs
3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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 (328 characters)

Photo of taylorhamrick
3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a straw gold, almost yellow, and more clear than I would've expected. The head pours kind of thin, but not too thin, with loose bubbles that pop and soon the head is turned into just a few swirls. Not a lot of lacing, but I hardly expected it. The smell is kind of different. There's plenty of wheat sweetness, and there is the banana-clove stuff, but it just seems kind of odd in this particular beer. There's almost like a smokiness to it, like ham or something - must be the clovey stuff. The yeast character in this is intense, but good. The taste is very nice. Not very complex, but nice. There's a good sweetness, with plenty of wheat character. I kind of wondered if you couldn't get a bit more complex maltiness, like sometimes happens with decoction mashing in wheat beers. The strong clovey spiciness carries over, and even something still reminds me of ham, not like the meaty part, but the smoky, spicy part of it. The mouthfeel complements the flavor, with the normal sweet kind of full body of wheat, but the carbonation is very sharp, not unpleasantly so, but it slows me down a bit. The drinkability is nice, this one doesn't hit you too hard, and this is pretty refreshing. The clovey stuff and the carbonation kind of slows me down, and this one certainly isn't on the same level as some of the others in the style, but I'd recommend it if you're looking for a nice, simple, inexpensive, American interpretation of a Hefeweizen. (1,456 characters)

Photo of gobias
3.32/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. (288 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
3.32/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours a pale golden yellow color, transparent, with a very thin bubbly head that fizzles away immediately.

S-strong aroma of a nutty wheat, notes of sweet yeast, creamy banana and clove, light note of lightly spiced alcohol

T-flavors are heavy on wheat and malt up front, slightly nutty, sweet banana esters, fair bit of yeast with light notes of spicy alcohol in the back. moderate bitterness in the finish for the style and slightly medicinal phenol accompanies.

M-relatively lively carbonation on a medium creamy body. seems to thin out slightly in the back and has a champagne like lingering carbonation.

D-not a bad beer, interesting strain of yeast and strong malt body. relatively simple and enjoyable. (715 characters)

Photo of SamuelJackson45
3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour and see a nice golden body.The smell is pretty good and the taste is not bad either. I try a few Hefeweizen but this is right up there. I see it at the store all the time and just over look it until this morning. I'm such a rookie at this. Willing to try some other beers by them. (285 characters)

Photo of ShanePB
3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle, straight from the brewery today.

A: Pale golden straw color with a thick, creamy and bubbly white head. Hazy body that doesn't settle out, very typical looking for the style, maybe a bit lighter than others though.

S: Banana, clove, orange peel and heavy yeast notes. The malt back here seems very grainy and bread-like but unfortunately doesn't seem to give any balance to the typical Hefe notes mentioned earlier.

T: Up front are banana notes that quickly recede and turn into a rather flat flavor profile. Everything goes quite muted with a lingering of a yeasty flavor - a bit sticky, stale...something. This is definitely not the best representation of the style by any means. It's weak, muted and not nearly complex enough.

M: Way too thin, really carbonated - this seems messy.

Stoudt's generally makes solid beer but the "Bavarian Hefeweizen" is just not refined enough to be one of them. It's very local, easily accessible in the Spring and definitely one I will actually pick up again, but if I'm in the mood for a good Hefeweizen, this won't be on my list of options. (1,100 characters)

Photo of ppoitras
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle obtained via Local BIF from RThomas436. Thanks for the opportunity. <Jeremy2002 = bad trader>

Poured into an imperial pint, formed a 1/2" off-white head above the cloudy golden amber brew. Head recedes quickly, with average lacing. Aroma is cloves and light banana, but with a peppery tinge to it. Taste starts sweet, a goodly shot of orange in the middle, and closes with a good wheat aftertaste. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is good as well. Hoped for a bit more here. (498 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a snifter. Beer is yellow and hazy with a soft white head, small bubbles, some lacing, decent retention.

Aroma is sweet and bananas, stronger than the other hefeweizen I just had, smells very fruity.

Beer is sweet but has a grainy, boiled vegetableness to it and I don't really like it, the yeast comes through saving it but this is not a repeat for me. (365 characters)

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 07/27/2009. Bottle. Pours a cloudy light orange with a small white head. Aroma of spices, clove, wheat. Flavor is quite similar with lots of spices, bubblegum, and wheat. Your typical hefe, but has too much spice presence. Overall decent. (250 characters)

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into 500mL Paulaner World Cup glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, pale golden color with a large, slowly dissipating white head that dissipates slowly and leaves behind thick, spotty lace. Many bubbles sticking to the side of the glass inside the beer.

Smell: Citrusy aromas with yeast and wheat. Mild banana backbone.

Taste: Begins wheaty, with some sweet citrus flavors and a mild banana note. Finishes yeasty, with some more citrus flavors and a bit of spice.

Mouthfeel: Thinner body with sharp carbonation up front, finishing watery and refreshing.

Drinkability: This isn't a great hefeweizen, but is much more faithful to the style compared to many American varieties. While I wouldn't be opposed to drinking this again, I think I would pick a German Hefe over this if the opportunity existed. (827 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Strong aroma is yeasty and wheaty with an undertone of orange. Pours a clear, rather wan yellow with a frothy white head - let us hope that appearance is the one weak spot. Flavor, fortunately, is better - yeasty and wheaty, a hint of citrus, not outstanding but still refreshing. In the body and fizz departments, mouthfeel is about average. OK if not the best - give it a try if you like this style. (401 characters)

Photo of blackie
3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

900 reviews, whoopee

a: poured into my huge hefe glass, yeast swirled and included, fizzy head dies with a quickness, the beer is a hazy golden-orange in color...the complete lack of head, especially on a hefe, is a big detractor

s: some doughy yeast, sweet lemon, smooth wheat with a pale malt sweetness, a little metallic, a little citric hop twist, pleasant clove and banana

m: bubbly light-medium carbonation and body, a bit fizzy at first but becoming dead over the course

t: yeasy clove with a sugary lemon-wheat sweetness that seems to take over, too sweet, light banana, very light hop flavor and bitterness

d: decent overall, a little heavy and sweet for the style, lowering drinkability

single bottle picked up at a beerfest (740 characters)

Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle

Pours a hazy straw color with a very small, white head that fades. No lacing on the glass.

Aroma has a nice yeasty and bready aroma with pleasant tones of clove and bananna.

Yeasty and bready upfront leading into nice clove and banana flavors. Dry finish with a lingering yeasty taste.

Medium-light body, mild carbonation.

Overall, a hefe that meets most of the standard requirements. Certainly satisfies my thirst for a wheat beer, but is little more than average for the style. (497 characters)

Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A 12 ounce bottle poured into my standard shaker glass. The hefe appears a cloudy straw yellow color with about an inch of white foam. The head disappears in less than a minute. Nose and flavor are of lightly toasted wheat, hints of lemon, banana, grassy, mildly spicy yeast. A bit thin bodied, but still passable with ample carbonation. Worth a try I suppose. (360 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This Hefe isn't too bad. The pour is a bright yellow and as the glass filled the sediment starts to get kicked around and it makes this brew look more like a true Hefe. The color turned more golden as the head settles. The aromas are pretty much like a normal Hefe, it's got the wheat, the clove, and the banana flavors all in there. The drinkability is pretty smooth. It's not a bad beer at all really. (403 characters)

Photo of UDbeernut
3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle poured into a cheater pint

a: cloudy yellow, small head with ok retention

s: clove, dull earthyness, hint of sweetness

t: clove provides the balance with wheat, light notes of flowery hops, a nice hefe

m: light and refreshing, slick

o: good example of the style. (274 characters)

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Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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