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Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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226 Ratings
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Ratings: 226
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 thethrone
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy straw color with big head with little retention and some spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of yeast, clove, hint of esters and lemon.

T - Doughy sweet wheat flavor up front, banana/ester, pepper, clove.

M - Light mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation.

D - A pretty tasty hefe that represents the style well.

thethrone, Aug 26, 2008
Photo of mobyfann
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Paid $1.70 for a single at Ludlow Wines in Clifton...

The beer pours a clear golden base, decent sized head, good retention and no lacing on the glass. The aroma is banana heavy with other notes of wheat and clove/cardamom.

The taste is refreshing during the summer-time, low carbonation, very crisp with little aftertaste; tastes just like it smells. Excellent feeling in the mouth and yes, session, a great session beer!

Final Thought: Solid offering as usual from Stoudt's, but I was hoping they would try an mimic a Bavarian hefeweizen over this unique brew... oh well, it works!

mobyfann, Jun 19, 2009
Photo of beerthulhu
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a very cloudy lemony-orange with a 1 finger soft, white creamy head that was littered with macro-bubbles. Retention was slightly less then average and dissipated after only a minute after the pour.

S: The nose yielded beautiful aromatics of sour yeastiness, lemons, pale oranges and wheat.

T: equally as beautiful and impressive as the nose displaying flavors of light dry wheat with a subtle sourness of lemons and oranges. A sharp citursy hopping soon makes its presence known along with a smooth tartness and light acidity. There was a sharp lemon flavor and yeastiness which gently fades on the finish with some light dry wheat character that makes you long for the next sip.

M: very light, with a slight creaminess and tartness. A nice breadiness and wheatiness is detected as well.

D: Great drinkability and one that is case worthy and would satisify on a hot summer day. An all day drinker that wont let you done.

beerthulhu, Jul 10, 2008
Photo of GbVDave
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

Best By: 10/28/08

A: Pours a cloudy and unfiltered glowing straw color with a thin cushion of bright-white head. Lots of suspended sediment. Actively carbonated.

S: Yeasty and fruity. Aromas of banana, berry, clove, lemon, toasted grain, and bubblegum.

T: See above. Banana and clove at first with a strong showing of wheat and then clove, biscuit, bubblegum, and spices. Slight tinge of lemon-y noble hops.

M: Starts off thick and prickly, gains a little sweetness, and finishes dry and spicy. Consistantly full and thick throughout.

D: Very likable and should be an excellent thirst quencher during the warmer months. This has me longing for spring and summer already!

GbVDave, Oct 28, 2008
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 ToddT
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pale golden/orange yellow, slightly cloudy with a small fluffy off white head. Head dissipates quickly and leave no leaving on the glass.

S- Banana, clove, bubblegum and spice.

T- Clove and banana upfront, followed by wheat and yeast. A quick hit of bubblegum to round out the finish which is slightly sweet.

M- Medium in body with just the right carbonation to keep it feeling light in the mouth. Finish is clean and crisp with a slight aftertaste of sweetness.

D- Easy drinking summer session beer at 5.0% ABV it is not one that will creep up on you and knock you out.

A nice offering from Stoudts, retains the classic character of a hefeweizen well. A good one to relax with on a summer afternoon.

ToddT, Apr 22, 2009
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 scottbrew4u
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Beer pours from bottle a hazy golden yellow color with a fluffy white head that persists.

S: Bananas, coriander, clove, dried apricots make up big part of the mix. Wheat and light roasted malt. Citrusy hop notes.

T: Coriander, and wheat, citrusy yeast and hops. Some yellow grapefruit flavors. Finishes smooth.

M: Light to medium body, smooth, light carbonation.

D: Easy to drink! Very light and refreshing with a very satisfying flavor.

scottbrew4u, Jun 17, 2009
Photo of ATPete
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle

Great name. This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale yellow color, with a small, but very vocal white head. Good, but almost stereo-typical Bavarian Hefe nose, very clear and clean whiffs of banana and clove with hints of muffin and soap. The beer drinks very well, a nice soft wheat texture quickly invades as its ignited by lots of small but bright carbonation, notes of citrus fruit and spice are blasted in by bubbles just before a bready banana flavor takes over, ending in a slightly boozy and immediate finish. Light in body and very exciting this beer is perfect for summer.

ATPete, Aug 27, 2008
Photo of SFLpunk
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown glass pry-top. Best Before date is smudged, but looks like 9/18/09.

Appearance: A rough pour turns up 1/2 inch of fluffy bone-white head that grips the glass. Cloudy and active, a slightly brownish yellow straw color.

Nose: Spot on German style hefe! Fruity, banana peel, a little yeasty, some lemon peel like aromas.

Palate: Crisp and and somewhat tart. Great mouthfeel, medium-bodied. Nice and yeasty, lemony and really crisp.

Notes: A great capturing of the style and a great addition to the wheat beers available in Vermont. Most of what we have had up until recently has either been Belgian wheat style or just downright bad. It's going to go really well with my Serrano-pepper and bean tostadas. Well done Stoudt's!

SFLpunk, May 09, 2009
Photo of akorsak
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 mikesgroove
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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 BeerImmediately
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tall Weizen glass.

Pours with 2-3F of soapy white head over a semi-opaque, dirty-golden body. Lots of carbonation flowing up.

Pleasantly balanced aromas of ripe banana, and spicy German yeast. Touch of butterscotch sweetness in the back.

Malt forward with sweetness. Banana popsicle, pancakes, and little bit of lemongrass.

Smooth up front, slightly watery with solid carbonation, but ending with a light cloying finish from the sweetness.

This is a fine example of a hefeweizen. Has all the right characteristics. Maybe slightly thin, but a great summer beer nonetheless.

BeerImmediately, Aug 15, 2010
Photo of Jimmys
4.05/5  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.

Jimmys, Jul 10, 2012
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 alexgash
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle.

Very cloudy pale lemon yellow, with a couple little yeast chunks adrift. Thick cushion of soft, cotton white head. Good lacing. Lots of yeast and estery bananas on the nose. A little clove. Spicy Tettnanger hops.

Bready wheat malt up front. Yeasty twang. Banana and clove follow. Spicy, lightly bitter noble hops in the otherwise yeasty, banana-y finish. Medium body with a pulpy, thick feel. Nice American made hefe. Good summer sipping for this evening!

alexgash, Jul 23, 2008
Photo of BrianCuoz
4/5  rDev +7%

BrianCuoz, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev +7%

whatname, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +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.

tdm168, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +7%

mdillon86, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Spoppy
4/5  rDev +7%

Spoppy, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of IdrinkGas
4/5  rDev +7%

IdrinkGas, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of salthemonster
4/5  rDev +7%

salthemonster, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +7%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of Morey
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an appealing hazy yellow color with a slight orange hue. Two fingers of fluffy white foam has settled to a thin lace rather quickly. Minimal head retention.

Definitely picking up the typical banana and clove like aromas.

Nice and fruity up front followed up by just the right amount of lemony tartness. Finish is crisp and refreshing.

Thin to medium body with a moderate carbonation level.

A pretty good Heifeweizen overall.

Morey’s Bottom Line: This is definitely a summer seasonal I could see myself picking up if only it were available in Erie. You would figure living in the same state and all, that wouldn’t be too difficult. Unfortunately, Stoudts seasonls are not currently shipped to the area. I’m working to change that. Cheers!

Morey, Aug 02, 2011
Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat from Stoudts Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.