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Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 121
Hads: 242
Avg: 3.75
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | 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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Reviews: 121 | Hads: 242
Photo of SFLpunk
4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
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!

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Photo of scottbrew4u
4.09/5  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.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
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!

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of ToddT
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of hosehead83
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of mobyfann
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
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!

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Photo of thethrone
4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of Neuenhaus
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first time reviewing any beer and if I must start this is a good one to start with.

I found it a very smooth beer with a slight smokey flavor, I didn't get any fruity taste but that might be due to my inexperience and having spent the last 30 years drinking "household" brand beers.

It was great to taste something so different than I am used to. The brewery is close to my home but I have not been there since I was a kid when my Father stopped there.

I would recommend this to every beer lover it was an excellent beer.

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Photo of Risser09
4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a mexican tulip - 2008 Bottling - Fridge Temp

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow color with a 3.5" white, foamy head. Retention is great. Tentacles of lace remain on the glass.

Smell: Spicy banana, clove and pale, wheat malts. Lots of sweetness in the aroma with a strong yeast character.

Taste: Banana, clove, soft black pepper, sweet wheat and malt flavor.

Mouthfeel: Pretty chewy for a Hefe. Sweet but not cloying. Carbonation is plentiful. The beer is smooth and very easy drinking.

Drinkability: Awesome. Probably the 3rd best Hefe I've ever had behind Live Oak and Weiphestaphaner. I had 6 of these while I was working a catering. Money.

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Photo of Brenden
4.27/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

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Photo of Brad007
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice orange color with a two-finger head that fades into my piraat glass.

Aroma is strong with banana and clove in the nose. A decent wheat kick follows as well.

Taste is full of clove upfront with only a slight hint of banana. Feels like a true hefeweizen solely in that regard. Smooth and tasty. Sweet and full of wheat.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering clove and light banana flavors. Tasty and has a good feel to it.

A nice version of a hefeweizen that actually feels authentic as the label claims. I like it and you will too, especially if you like the style.

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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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

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Photo of Gavage
4.34/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: light hazy pale yellow color with a 1/2" head. Loads of carbonation bubbles rise to the surface. No lacing develops.

Smell: big wheat and citrus aroma is extremely pleasant to the nose.

Taste: grainy wheat profile with granny smith apples, green grapes, and lemon zest. Mild bitterness rounds it out.

Mouthfeel: crisp throughout. Nicely refreshing. Very short-lived aftertaste. Medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: easy to consume this one over the course of an afternoon. Refreshing and flavorful. Worth picking this one up.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

In the glass, this beer looks a lot like OJ when the sun shines through it, but a little darker in the middle with a slight brown tint. The head is beautiful! It's a billowing white meringue that left some huge splotches along the top of my glass.

Smells of tasty, fruity oranges, peaches, green grapes and a delicate pasty wheat dough. There's also a subtle touch of clove to this one. This is very well balanced, but perhaps a little too fruity to make it perfect.

The taste starts out with a little nip of lemon zest and then unfolds into a fruity orange and dry little nips of sour wheat and clove. Again, a nice balance, but this seemed a little watery. I would have liked to see the flavors a little more present, and not subdued. Still, quite an accomplishment.

Feels dense, clean and heavy with a soft, raspy carbonation and only a little sticky.

Having lived in Germany for a spell, this is really spot on. One of the better American attempts at the style I have ever encountered.

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Photo of confer
4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A terrific hefe for summer drinking. Glad I kept one back until Christmas. Poured into a Weizen glass. The appearance is the familiar slightly cloudy look of the standard Hefe. The taste is only slightly clovey, not overpowering. A small head dissapates rather quickly. Heifer in Wheat is an above average Hefe and it will be on the summer rotation.

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Photo of UGADawgGuy
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to the beneficence of Paulys55, I finally get to try a bunch of traditional German-style beers brewed in eastern Pennsylvania. This was the first one of them I cracked open.

Appearance: Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into my half-liter generic weissbier glass, Heifer-in-Wheat looks just as expected: a cloudy, golden-hued body with a faint hint of orange. Copious (four-finger) head, augmented by the yeast stirred up prior to a "weizen pour." Lots of retention on said head. Right on target for the style.

Smell: Also exemplary of the style, if somewhat more muted than the best of them. Crisp wheaty tang hits the nose first, followed very quickly by bready yeast, banana, and cloves. A glimmer of noble hops character is in there somewhere, but it's not at all prominent (again, just right for the style).

Taste: An archetypal hefeweizen that I'd give a 5.0, were it not a bit heavy on chalky/powdery yeast character. This must be a pretty fresh bottle -- the banana/clove is right up front, but at the end of each sip, I can actually detect the hops a LITTLE bit. Wholesome, bready, and mildly sweet.

Mouthfeel: Again, I'm guessing that this is a fresh bottle, as the mouthfeel is as rich, creamy, and full as any hefeweizen I've had (and I've had a lot of them). Vibrant effervescence carries the hefty yeast body right down the throat, exactly as should be the case with a good hefeweizen.

Overall: With 4.5s in every other category, I've got to deliver a 4.5 here, too! Easy-drinking, refreshing, and spot-on for the style. A glance at other reviews strongly suggests that this beer deteriorates quickly on the shelf, so be sure to seek out a fresh bottle (or, better yet, try it on tap). As American-brewed hefeweizens go, this one is near the top of the heap!

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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.

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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.

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Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat from Stoudts Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.