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Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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219 Ratings
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.67%
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 thain709


3.65/5  rDev -2.7%

A - A hazy, orange-kised, golden body...the yeast was left in the glass so no floaties...a big, fluffy, soapy, white head...decent retention...not much lacing

S - Nothing out of the ordinary...banana, heavy spices, some wheat malt

T - Again, nothing that blew me away...the banana flavor was up front and paired with the wheat malt...the yeast and bready flavors helped in the middle...the spices added a nice touch throughout and helped with the finish

M - Medium bodied...on the lighter side...crisp and refreshing

D - This was a hefe that didn't blow my mind but it's made for what it is...easy to drink and refreshing on a hot day

06-18-2010 13:12:47 | More by thain709
Photo of goblue3509


3.65/5  rDev -2.7%

Pours a hazy golden color with a thin head which gives way to some lacing. The aroma is of a wheat backbone with hints of banana and clove present as well as some spice. The taste has a nice wheat backbone and has banana, clove, and orange over the top. The mouthfeel is creamy and full bodied. Overall it is a solid hef, there is a good taste blend and a nice aroma. You could easily have a few of these.

06-11-2010 15:51:28 | More by goblue3509
Photo of ujsplace


3.6/5  rDev -4%

Poured into a weizen glass...

Pours a hazy, orange colored brew with a one inch thick fluffy white head - leaves minimal lacing.

Smells of banana, clove, spices and bready yeast.

Tastes of wheat, yeast and mild banana with a hint of clove - very mild spicing.

Crisp and refreshing. Creamy, but somewhat thinner than I would have liked - good stuff overall though...

As all samples I've had of this style - very drinkable and would be a good pick for summertime gatherings. Not the best I've had in the style, but definitely case-worthy - the only caveat being the price...

06-04-2010 01:16:56 | More by ujsplace
Photo of tone77


3.58/5  rDev -4.5%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of spices and bananas. Taste like it smells, lots of banana and clove with other spices. Feels full bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a fine quality beer.

05-29-2010 16:20:38 | More by tone77
Photo of Brenden


4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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
Photo of magine


3.6/5  rDev -4%

Poured into a hefe glass.

Pours a cloudy deep yellow/light orange color. Has a white fluffy head. Head settles to a lace island head. No lace to speak of.

Brew smells of banana, clove and spice, yeasts.

Brew is carbonated initially then finishes slightly smooth. Has a more citrus/spice flavor when compared to my favorites for this style. Dry aftertaste, nothing that wows me from the flavors.

This is a good brew, not great. A solid Hefeweizen, but rather light in the flavor department when copared to some other I have tried. As far as being sessionable it would be that, as most are for this style.

05-28-2010 00:17:26 | More by magine
Photo of hosehead83


4.1/5  rDev +9.3%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass
Cloudy gold with a big fluffy head of foam
Aroma-Wheat, clove notes
Taste-Clove, banana, wheat, faint lemon zest
Very drinkable and refreshing. A nice warm weather brew. Nice balance of flavors that complement each other well.

05-24-2010 13:51:08 | More by hosehead83
Photo of ppoitras


3.4/5  rDev -9.3%

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.

02-10-2010 21:55:38 | More by ppoitras
Photo of Thur123


3.98/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

Glug glug glug

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
Photo of Carlton1964

New York

4.03/5  rDev +7.5%

On a soccer trip deep into southeast PA I came across this local brewery and bought a case of this brew. Very pleasant on the palate and no aftertaste. Very nice body. A tad sweet. Color and smell is nothing to get excited about. No doubt...if I can find it again..I will buy again.

11-22-2009 22:59:17 | More by Carlton1964
Photo of SkunkWorks

New York

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%

Pours out with a thin, white head that dissipates almost immediately leaving behind no lacing. Its a thin, golden color with a little cloudiness to it. The aroma I am getting is mostly wheat with hints of fruitiness. The taste is mostly wheat up front that gives way to banana and spices before giving a malty finish. Its very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice beer. I'm not ordinarily a hefeweizen drinker, but this is appealing to me.

11-07-2009 03:02:01 | More by SkunkWorks
Photo of TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

10-30-2009 23:35:17 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of ClockworkOrange


3.45/5  rDev -8%

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.

09-04-2009 03:04:16 | More by ClockworkOrange
Photo of Reagan1984


3.6/5  rDev -4%

Bottle says best by 9/18/09

Even with an aggressive pour this is fairly clear until the last moment.. (I turned over the bottle in the glass) Yeast was fairly settled on the bottom. Perhaps I needed to roll the bottle more ahead of time. Settles to a cloudy light amber. No head to speak of. Formed for a moment, then immediately faded.

Aroma is of light grain, slightly sweet and clearly of yeast notes.

Flavor is a bit muted. Mostly some nice wheat flavors and a touch of banana. Not much spice at all.

Slightly creamy mouth feel only interrupted by a moment of carbonation.

This is ok, but I had it on the heels of a New Glarus and this pales in comparison...

Sorry Stoudts.

08-28-2009 23:00:51 | More by Reagan1984
Photo of LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.38/5  rDev -9.9%

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.

08-27-2009 01:06:35 | More by LilBeerDoctor
Photo of jkrich


3.78/5  rDev +0.8%

12 oz. bottle with a memorable label poured a clear, gold and yellowish color until I swirled the last amount and poured it into the glass. The standard cloudy appearance with a short lived fluffy white head revealed itself.

This one is more subdued in aroma category. The clove-like, bubble gum and banana aromas come faintly to the fore.

The taste is sweeter than most hefewiezens I have tried, especially the imported ones. The sweetness tends to overpower the more subtle banana and yeasty flavors.

It lacks the spritzy character and refreshing flavor I have come to expect from this style. It is somewhat light bodied and flat.

It is still an enjoyable brew for the late summer. I simply would not recommend it as a great representation of the style. Not my favorite of the Stoudt family of beers.

08-23-2009 22:40:27 | More by jkrich
Photo of mountdew1

New Hampshire

3.7/5  rDev -1.3%

Poured into a hefe glass. Color was a slightly cloudy amber with a thick frothy head. Head didn't last very long, and left a very very thin head on top. Plenty of carbonation rising from the bottom. Aroma was floral, and slightly sweet. Taste was slightly olivey, but fairly pleasant. Felt good in the mouth, coated well, and wasn't overly watery. Pleasant to drink, went down well.

08-14-2009 23:50:54 | More by mountdew1
Photo of Seanibus


3.63/5  rDev -3.2%

Pours golden and radiant with lots of carbonation and a big fluffy head. Aroma is sprightly and phenolic, with ripe fruit, citrus and apricot. The flavor is spicy, a little thick on the clove, with apricot and citrus and the pleasant bitter bite of wheat. A bit of vanilla perhaps. The mouthfeel is thin but heavily carbonated.

08-09-2009 02:52:11 | More by Seanibus
Photo of cjgator3


3.9/5  rDev +4%

12oz bottle

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
Photo of smcolw


3.73/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

07-18-2009 22:12:50 | More by smcolw
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.9/5  rDev +4%

12oz bottle served in a weizen glass.

Hazed yellow color with a bubbly white head that thinned out to a layer, no lacing.
Yeast and wheat, earthy smell.
Taste is somewhat sweet and malty with a lemon twist.
Medium bodied with crisp carbonation.
Easy to drink on a sunny afternoon.

07-12-2009 20:11:50 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
Photo of philbe311


3.75/5  rDev 0%

A - One finger of fizzy white head... Head quickly fades leaving only the slightest lacing... Loads of fast paced rushing carbonation... Pale straw color with an ever so slight orange hue...

S - Yeast... Lemon... Banana... Clove... Fairly textbook hefeweizen... Musky... Not overly complex...

T - Wonderful flavor... Much more complex than the nose would lead one to believe... Banana stands out amongst the lemon and clove... I'll swear there is also a slight hop component to this brew... Loads of pale malt also lend to the presence of some faint vanilla flavor...

M - Lots of carbonation, all with a very distinctive sharp bite... Dry... Medium bodied... Sturdy...

D - An interesting American take on the style... The flavor and mouthfeel are on the assertive side... Overall a very solid brew that I would gladly revisit in the future...

07-08-2009 01:12:56 | More by philbe311
Photo of neenerzig


3.9/5  rDev +4%

Being reviewed from notes, as I drank this a few weeks ago now. A 12 oz bottle poured into my weizen glass. This beer pours a clear (unlike most hefeweizens), medium golden color. It had a fluffy white head over an inch thick when poured. Settles to a nice surface coating and ring lining the inside of the glass. Aromas of malty wheat and a lemony zest are present. Has a sweet wheat flavor with definite lemon zest and a slight spiciness. The is also something else that is very distinct, I want to say it is grains of paradise but I am not quite sure. Has a slightly crisp, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate to heavy carbonation. Easy to drink.


06-29-2009 03:06:45 | More by neenerzig
Photo of beer2day

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -2.7%

Pours a yellow straw gold. 2-finger fizzy head with little retention. Slightly hazy, but not hazy enough to call it truly unfiltered. Faint thin bubble streams present.

Mildly strong banana clove nose. Faint citrus tints as well, slightly lemony.

Decent mix of banana and lemon flavors. A little on the fizzy side for my tastes.

Mouthfeel is appropriate for a hefe.

Easy to drink in 95 degree heat we're having right now.

06-29-2009 00:15:54 | More by beer2day
Photo of malty


3.9/5  rDev +4%

Best by 9-18-09

Pours a cloudy banana yellow with a just trace of beige. The white bubbly head slowly declines to a 1/4" after resting for 3-4 minutes. The body looks great but I wish the head stuck around.

A few swirls of my gorgeous Ayinger Hefe glass evokes a somewhat yeasty/musty undertone with a traditional lemon/citrus scents with a discernable clove backbone. Not much (if any) bubblegum in the nose. Boy, if you like clove - this nose will tick your clock.

The flavors are a fresh mixture of what I love in a traditional Bavarian Hefe - yeasty esters, lemon rind, clove, a smidge of vanilla..but where's my bubblegum? I'm sure the bubblegum flavor is here, but merely a 'ghost' element I guess.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium with a good amount of building and playful carbonation. Flavorful yeasty finish.

Drinkability is very good, as any hefeweizen should.

Overall a good rendition of a hard to nail style. Most of the elements were in-place and well balanced, but not quite to scale as the German benchmarks. I'll take this over any American Wheat Ale anyday. But if put next to a Weihenstephaner, Paulaner, H-P or even a Franz - I'd have to go with the Deutchland selections as the price per oz. is almost identical ($11/6-pack). Good Hefeweizen Carol!

06-28-2009 20:55:34 | More by malty
Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat from Stoudts Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.