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Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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224 Ratings
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NJpadreFan on 06-20-2008)
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Photo of Sammy
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.

Sammy, Jul 06, 2008
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +7%

djrn2, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

acurtis, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%

A: The beer poured hazy yellow in color with a white head that quickly disappeared. A light to moderate amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are light aromas of bananas, bubble gum, cloves and wheat in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and is slightly sweet; no bitterness from the hops is evident.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate.
D: The beer is very easy to drink, thirst quenching and refreshing, and the low alcohol content makes it rather sessionable, particularly during the summer months.

metter98, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of mikesgroove
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%

The pour was very nice, classic hefe style here, with a rich and hazy and very light pale yellow color. A large, two inch high head of white came up over the top and settled down gently into a light and fluffy layer that all it took was a few seconds to wisp away. Lots of carbonation could be seen coming up from the bottom of the glass throughout the session.

The aroma was light and very pleasing. A light banana and clove like smell comes at me with the first whiff. Sweet, almost bubblegum like presence, and we all know that all too familiar strain of yeast that makes it just really stick out in a crown. Flavor came through right away, light and very bright with a light grain base that was quickly overshadowed by a light fruit like flavor that really just shined right through. Quick and clean with the lasting flavor of banana stuck on my tongue, this was simply done very well. Light body with a great amount of carbonation in it, I was shocked by how smooth and easy this one went down.

mikesgroove, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of kylehay2004
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%

A: half finger head with nice lacing on a murky pale golden body.

S: clove, vanilla, pineapple/banana citrus and wheat.

T: clove, lemon custard, wheat, slight musty grains and peppery zest.

M: light body and very high carbonation, definitely too much. crisp.

Overall: not too bad. This isnt a genre which will dazzle you no matter how good the beer is but this is definitly one of the better ones out there.

kylehay2004, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%

12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Illegible, smudged dating on the neck of the bottle, unfortunately.

Appearance: Pours a lightly clouded, pale gold body with a small-sized, short-lived, white head.

Smell: Very gently toasted golden wheat nose with smooth banana notes and spicy clove accents. A little lemon showing moments later.

Taste: Malty wheat with some crunchy toastiness to it, perhaps a low touch of grain. Lightly honeyish quality and not overtly sweet. Faint, faded lemon fruitiness, then, the near-ripe bananas followed by spicy notes from the clove phenols and German hops. Drying finish pointed by the crispish carbonation.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Passably refreshing and sufficiently representative for an American-born hefe.

ChainGangGuy, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%

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.

Knapp85, Apr 16, 2011
Photo of NeroFiddled
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.

NeroFiddled, Dec 09, 2008
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a very thin white head that fades almost instantly and leaves almost no lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wheat, bananas, light malts, some spice and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong wheat flavor that is quickly followed by sweet flavors of bananas, spices, citrus and caramel. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. The hops presence is mild and there isn't quite as much balance as you would want in this kind of beer. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it's not a bad beer but there are a lot of others in the style that I would choose first.

TheManiacalOne, Oct 30, 2009
Photo of nickfl
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

A - Pours with one and a half fingers of white foam on top of a hazy, golden body. The foam settles at a moderate pace and leaves nice lace.

S - An aroma of clove, spicy wheat, vanilla and some light sulfur.

T - Thick, creamy wheat up front with a touch of acidity. Coriander, clove, and pepper in the middle with more wheat, spicy hops, and a touch of vanilla in the finish.

M - A thick, almost chewy body, moderately high carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Not bad, the thick mouthfeel is quite nice and while the yeast character is not the best it is still quite drinkable.

nickfl, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
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.

WVbeergeek, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
3.33/5  rDev -11%

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.

drabmuh, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of WesWes
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a solid pale malt and wheat scent along with the signature hefe yeast esters. The aroma isn't overpowering, but it's nice nonetheless. The taste is decent also. It has a dry and fruity flavor that boasts of pale and wheat malts. It's light and refreshing with some banana/clove in the finish. The esters aren't as pronounced as I like. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good hefe. I wish the yeast character was more pronounced, but it's a solid offering and a good drinker.

WesWes, Jun 11, 2009
Photo of jwc215
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured into weizen glass:

Pours clouded golden with a rush of carbonated bubbles forming a one-finger white head, that pretty quickly goes to a thin cover. Minimal lacing sticks.

The smell is of banana/clove - banana really stands out - with doughy wheat.

The taste is of banana/clove with doughy wheat There is a tart, fruity zest. Tastes more like an American Pale Wheat Ale with a solid Bavarian Hefeweizen leaning. Malted, doughy, wheat, tart-ish fruitiness, with noticeable banana/clove mix together. It has a crisp finish.

It finishes crisp and clean with some creaminess, but also a fizzy edge. Quite smooth. (I was between two scores - a "second" of the two I had convinced me to give it the higher of the two scores).

This is a nice thirst-quencher. Not convinced that it's on par with some "classic" HW's - more of an APWA/HW, but does a fine job with that. Very easy to drink and refreshing!

jwc215, Oct 01, 2008
Photo of smcolw
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%

Lots of yeast colonies in this beer. Quite cloudy as expected. Very modest head that levels off to a single layer of fine bubbles--leaves some fine lace that slides back to the liquid.

Traditional wheat aroma, practically begging for lemon for the less hip. Light amounts of corn in the background. Crisp.

More sweet than I expected. Good wheat presence, but not as strong as the smell would indicate. More round than crisp in the mouth--fairly thick body. Lightly sour. I'd love to see how I'd rate this one in a flight of hefe's.

smcolw, Jul 18, 2009
Photo of Gavage
4.33/5  rDev +15.8%

Appearance: light hazy pale yellow color with a 1/2" head. Loads of carbonation bubbles rise to the surface. No lacing develops.

Smell: big wheat and citrus aroma is extremely pleasant to the nose.

Taste: grainy wheat profile with granny smith apples, green grapes, and lemon zest. Mild bitterness rounds it out.

Mouthfeel: crisp throughout. Nicely refreshing. Very short-lived aftertaste. Medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: easy to consume this one over the course of an afternoon. Refreshing and flavorful. Worth picking this one up.

Gavage, Feb 10, 2009
Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

InspectorBob, May 17, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
3.23/5  rDev -13.6%

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.

woodychandler, Jul 02, 2011
Photo of corby112
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow color with a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Streaks of lace left behind.

Zesty spice aroma with some pepper, coriander and clove along with bready yeast, light fruit and citrus.  There's also a subtle banana character but the citrus/lemon and spice notes are most prominent.

Medium bodied but fuller than expected with a really nice balance of zesty spice, bready yeast, light fruit and crisp citrus.  Heavily spiced with strong clove and pepper flavor that's nicely complimented by citrus juice and lemon zest.  Slightly tart with some banana and bread notes toward the finish.  Well balanced, really refreshing and easy to drink.

corby112, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of tempest
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.

tempest, Aug 01, 2008
Photo of akorsak
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%

This is the re-branded Stoudt's Weizen.

Appearance: The ale is a hazy deep yellow color with a big head that leaves a great deal of lace.

Smell: This is one of the few American hefes that gives an authentic clove-banana aroma and I like it very much.

Taste: The wheat malt provides for a smooth base that is very flavorful. Add to that the yeast and the bananas and cloves that it brings and you have a beer that tastes very good.

Mouthfeel: The ale is soft and airy, leaving a great deal of flavor without the heaviness of other styles.

Drinkability: A very good candidate for a German session beer.

akorsak, Jun 27, 2009
Photo of ppoitras
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%

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.

ppoitras, Feb 10, 2010
Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

BillRoth, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
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.

mdaschaf, Jul 10, 2012
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Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat from Stoudts Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.