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Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 121
Hads: 241
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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 wattoclone
4.54/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Cantina Los Caballitos in South Philly. Very cloudy amber orange draft with small head. Aroma of ripe bananas and yeast. Taste is yeasty rich wheat with a small banana finish and very faint cloves, as I like it. Not surprisingly, Stoudts brews an authentic Bavarian Hefeweizen. (289 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 watermelon
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A: Clear golden body with an almost non existent withe head. Trace amounts of lacing.

S: Typical smells for the style banana and cloves berry scents as well. Smell could have been stronger

T: Cloves and fruity esters, banana Some spiciness present. Tart aftertaste.

M: Light and crisp, coats mouth in a tart film. Easy drinking.

O: Solid representation of the style although there are better representations. (454 characters)

Photo of bigdeuce
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow, gotta say, this is a great American made hefeweizen! Very similar to hacker-pschorr, which is a classic. Not much lacing, great smell, of pears (maybe?) and definite banana. Tastes of raw banana and wheat, and cloves. Very nice! A bin of a thin mouth feel, yet true to style, very crisp and tasty, and you can drink 50 of these in a sitting. Recommended highly! (366 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 corby112
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (766 characters)

Photo of claspada
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light gold color with a very thin white head that fades quickly leaving little-to-no lacing.

Aromas begin with generic wheat maltiness and phenic yeast notes of bananas and some spice with a touch a touch of undistinguishable hops.

The tastes begin with a strong grainy and slightly tangy wheat maltiness that is quickly followed by yeast derived flavors of bananas and spices with some slight generic citrus hop flavor. The caramel maltiness emerges more and more as it warms. The hops presence is mild and there isn't quite as much balance as you would want in this kind of beer.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is smooth and slightly sticky with some bready and slightly sweet flavors lingering into the aftertaste.

Overall this was a fine American interpretation of the style and there is nothing wrong with it but there are just a lot of others in the style that I would choose first. Forgettable but not bad. (960 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. (815 characters)

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (452 characters)

Photo of woosterbill
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to vonschplieffen for letting me take one out of his sixpack to review.

A: After pouring 3/4 of the bottle, swirling the rest, and then dumping in the remainder I'm greeted by a pale yellow-orange body that is only slightly hazy. A finger of fine, creamy off-white head sits on top, receding slowly and leaving some spotty lace. It's all right, but nothing special for the style.

S: Clean and piquant, with clove absolutely dominating everything else. Some grain and some banana are present as well, but this is all about the bright, fresh, spicy clove. I'm a fan.

T: More balanced and complex here: tangy wheat up front, spicy clove in the middle, and some banana on the aftertaste following a clean, lightly spicy finish. It's a bit heavier than the nose, with more malt presence and less zesty yeast, but still extremely pleasant.

M: Highly effervescent, somewhat prickly. Very light-bodied. An odd accompaniment to the rather powerful flavors, but quite refreshing.

O: I really enjoyed this one; it tasted like an authentic German Hefeweizen, which is a high compliment to an American brewery.

Cheers! (1,151 characters)

Photo of mdaschaf
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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. (490 characters)

Photo of Jimmys
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

review on 6.27.12. from notes. no bottled on date. 12 oz bottle.

A: very hazy pale orange color. head is bright white, but the retention and lacing are a little weak.

S: major banana notes, minor clove, and even more minor nutmeg. minor hints of darker sugars. rather inviting.

T: spicy, yeasty, sweet fruits. green apples and bananas. white pepper. lingering fruit then quickly dries.

M: the carb gives the impression of fullness while still being on the lighter side.

D: pretty solid wheat offering. fuirty, tons of banana both on the nose and in the drink. classic. (577 characters)

Photo of thecheapies
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pouring and swirling into a Penn Weizen glass.

Pours remarkably light in color. Good bit of a haze to a straw-yellow brew. Firm, foamy crown of white head. A pale, but classic, look.

Firm-fleshed banana, lemon, understated clove, and bubblegum in the aroma. Bready wheat grains push through after the swirl, along with a kiss of floral hopping.

Slightly tart banana forward with a hint of citric acidity. Bready grains are here, but thinner than expected. A lot of yeasty/estery flavor. Sweet dried clove is dozing off in the backseat. Mild tobacco (possibly from the hops), lemon zest, and orange. Grainy finish that's not far from sweet. Flutters of bitterness ebb and flow around the flavor profile.

Medium body with some air, but not too much. Feels like sweet tea.

This beer actually pairs pretty well with a cigarette, believe it or not. Not entirely sure what kind of profile Stoudts wanted to build around this beer, but it doesn't stand out in any one department. It has balance and drinkability, which is plus. Nice aroma, but the esters are fairly in-check once you start to imbibe. (1,098 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Not a bad looking Hefeweizen it has a nice golden color with plenty of haze and a 1/2 an inch of sticky white head.

S - Lemon zest, crisp fruity yeasts and a touch of coriander for spice.

T - Well it has a clean yeast taste, mild lemon and bubblegum with a finish of zesty coriander spice. In other words it's good.

M - Light to medium easy to sip on.

Overall I missed this offering last year and was glad to try this summer treat. Worth picking up for the style. (472 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (411 characters)

Photo of nickfl
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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. (585 characters)

Photo of JWU
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a Hefe glass.

A- a straw yellow/gold, with a finger of puffy white head.

S- very yeasty, with spices, cloves, and banana.

T- for the abundance of smell, the taste is fairly muted. Some wheat, spices, and a hint of citrus. The yeasty-ness just isn't as forward as I would like.

S- Very smooth on the palette, a little more carbonation than most. A little drying on the finish.

O- An overall middle of the road Hefe. (444 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
4.86/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Samuel Smith commemorative glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a hazy straw color with a 1/2 inch head that retains well before becoming an 1/8 inch of head and displays thick bunches of fluffy lacing.

S- Yeasty with a bit of barnyard funk plus notes of citrus and banana.

T- Sweet rush of vibrant banana and yeast. The citrus element takes a back seat to the main attraction of wheat and spices. A tiny tinge of alcohol is present but doesn't get in the way of enjoyment. Bitterness is at a minimum. Notes of vanilla and bubble gum.

M- Soft, rich and incredibly smooth. Medium-high carbonation brings life to the body. Ever-so-slightly tart.

O- Probably my favorite Hefeweizen thus far. I always look forward to it coming out every year. (756 characters)

Photo of DerekP
4.32/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (557 characters)

Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When this beer was poured, it has a hazy straw colored body with not head or lace. The smell has a little lemon flavor and some banana comes through. The taste is grainey and clove come through strong. The moouth feel is nice and crisp, overall i say this is a good beer. (271 characters)

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured more so yellow with nice white head.

The smell was of zesty lemon.

The taste at first was on the lemon and herby side but as it warmed up more and more banana came through.

The body was a little lighter for the style.

Not a bad Hefe at all but it's getting to the point where they are all starting to taste very similar to me. (339 characters)

Photo of ummswimmin
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Stoudts is a relatively new brand of beer for me. This was a pretty good first pass at their brand.

I poured their beer into a hef style glass. There was only about a finger and a half of foam on this and it was really thin. The foam dissipated to nothing really quick.

This is a very good coloring for a hef, but the lack of foam does not exactly match the hef style.

Off the top I get the belgian yeast, and there was a decent amount of wheat smell off the top.

The flavor is very clean as well. I don't get bubblegum or banana from this beer. It is an interesting mix of hef and dubbel.

This was a decent beer. I enjoyed the opportunity to try this brand. I look forward to the next Stoudts. (700 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 PhillyStyle
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Grey Lodge Pub - Philadelphia, PA

The beer appeared to be a slightly opaque straw yellow with a thin white head, foamy and a surprisingly well retained. The beer had a very nice aroma, banana and cloves, just what one would expect from a Hefe. The taste was very good. Followed the nose perfectly. The beer had a lighter feel to it with good carbonation. The beer was very refreshing, crisp and very enjoyable to drink. Overall, this is a good beer and one that I would drink again. (497 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)

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Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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