Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 237 | Reviews: 120
Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Photo of Morey
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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!

Photo of ATPete
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Photo of joepais
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dim for this fantastic extra
Bottle poured into a Wiezen glass produced two fingers worth of white that that doesn't last to long, on top of a hazy almost grapefruit juice colored body.

Great bananas and bubble gum aromas of the yeast cloves and wheat come thru as well

Tastes sweet and wheaty with a light spice bitter finish in your mouth. Very light in the mouthfeel tons of carbonation for your tongue

Good drinkability on this brew great representation of the style

Photo of Thur123
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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.

Photo of Carlton1964
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Photo of bigdeuce
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
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!

Photo of Azurescens
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with best by 10/20/11 printed on bottle, poured into Hair of the Dog tulip, reviewed on 6/25/11.

A: Pours a cloudy golden straw color with white head. Lots of visible cloudy and wispy yeast floating around.

S: Lots of yeast with some wheat and cloves as well as hints of banana.

T: Sweet pale malts and wheat with the typical banana and clove of a Bavarian Hefeweizen. The banana really comes through in the finish and lingers around for a while.

M: Definitely creamier than your typical hefe but in a good way. Medium body with medium-light carbonation and a dry finish.

O: Solid hefeweizen, nothing extraordinary but the flavor and mouthfeel are great. Really refreshing on a hot summer day.

Photo of JWU
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Hazy straw yellow body. Pours with a tiny fizzy white head that disappears quickly. No lacing is left behind in the glass. When held up to the light bubbles can be seen rising to the top. Cloudiness is medium and denser in some spots.

S- Banana mixes with clove and peppery spice well. Peppery spice is slightly dominant over the banana for the scent. A sweet, bready yeast can be detected in the background.

T-Some banana and citrus upfront with a mild sweet yeast backbone. A citrus/funky yeast sourness comes in for the finish as the other flavors fade. Clove and some of the sourness linger long after the swallow.

M-Medium to high carbonation and light body. Yeast can be felt but not enough to make the entire body smooth.

D- This is a nice hefe that Stoudt's has released. It's very drinkable and not over the top with any flavors. If I see this again I may pick it up.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Photo of corby112
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Photo of cjgator3
3.89/5  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.

Photo of tempest
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of woosterbill
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
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!

Photo of neenerzig
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Eric

Photo of riversider76
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy pale golden. fluffy white head with excellent retention and lacing. Aroma is of fruit,clove and bubble gum. Body is light with some carbonation. Taste is of banana,clove and citrus. Light and refreshing. Very nice finish.Excellent choice for Summer or any season!

Photo of malty
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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!

Photo of DmanGTR
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

At the expo.

Poured cloudy and hazy light golden with hardly any head. Hmm, this is different for a wheat I guess. At least the banana is pretty prominent though! Lighter notes of clove and bubblegum, but mostly banana and wheat twang. A solid hefe with a smooth and crisp mouthfeel. Nothing that offends the palate here. Will revisit.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of DIM
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

note: I think this is the same recipie as their Weizen under a new name.

a: This was a cloudy sraw colored yellow, paler than most hefes. It was served to me with a big creamy white head that didn't last.

s: Big sweet wheat aromas with milder banana notes than most hefes. Very mildly spiced.

t: Much more sweet than spicy, but not at all cloying. Sweet, bready, wheat flavors with some banana flavor. The finish does have some faint peppery qualities.

m: I think was slightly under carbonated.

d: This isn't the best hefe around, but they did a pretty nice job with this one. I think Lancaster Brewing's is the best local hefe.

Photo of HopDerek
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy gold with 1 finger of white fizz that fades rapidly, leaving no lacing. Smells of banana, clove, wheat, and a touch of bubble gum. Tastes of lemon, banana, clove, honey, Belgian candy, green apples, and grainy wheat with a yeast and peppery finish. Medium to medium-light in body with some effervescent carbonation. Sweet with a crisp finish. Very easy to drink and quite refreshing, a good summer sessionable hefe.

Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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