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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:
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(Beer added by: NJpadreFan on 06-20-2008)
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Photo of SamuelJackson45
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

SamuelJackson45, Aug 06, 2010
Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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 WVbeergeek
4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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 Bouleboubier
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the better hefe's on the along the coast here. Better be, coming from a German-style brewery.

Has the look of a fine misty rain lightly falling within a sun beam breaking through a thick cloud, replete with sunny gold.

Smells like banana pancake batter, hearty yeast starter, and a whole mess o' wheat.

A very subdued clove factor, if at all, in the taste. The banana comes through in moderation. Fluffy, moist pancake and yeast churn together deliciously.

On a hefe scale of thin-to-fat, this ranks in at around 55-63%. Bubbles are scant and all but gone by the last few sips. Fills you up only a little, but nothing a shift and a shimmy don't fix.

As American versions go, this beer reminds me the most of the Paulaner and Weihensterphaner hefeweizens that I love dearly. I'll drink it anytime. Pleasure to have around.

Bouleboubier, Jul 01, 2010
Photo of dahlen22
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
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!

dahlen22, Jul 01, 2010
Photo of thain709
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

thain709, Jun 18, 2010
Photo of goblue3509
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

goblue3509, Jun 11, 2010
Photo of ujsplace
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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...

ujsplace, Jun 04, 2010
Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

tone77, May 29, 2010
Photo of Brenden
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Brenden, May 29, 2010
Photo of magine
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

magine, May 28, 2010
Photo of hosehead83
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

hosehead83, May 24, 2010
Photo of ppoitras
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

ppoitras, Feb 10, 2010
Photo of Thur123
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Thur123, Jan 22, 2010
Photo of Carlton1964
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Carlton1964, Nov 22, 2009
Photo of SkunkWorks
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

SkunkWorks, Nov 07, 2009
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

TheManiacalOne, Oct 30, 2009
Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

ClockworkOrange, Sep 04, 2009
Photo of Reagan1984
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Reagan1984, Aug 29, 2009
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

LilBeerDoctor, Aug 27, 2009
Photo of jkrich
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

jkrich, Aug 23, 2009
Photo of mountdew1
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mountdew1, Aug 15, 2009
Photo of Seanibus
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Seanibus, Aug 09, 2009
Photo of cjgator3
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

cjgator3, Aug 03, 2009
Photo of smcolw
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

smcolw, Jul 18, 2009
Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat from Stoudts Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.