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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 Sipchue


3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

12-31-2012 00:33:24 | More by Sipchue
Photo of Vonerichs


3.33/5  rDev -11.2%

Clear straw yellow with no head. It's not hazy as I expected and the color is light.

Grainy smell with a dash of lemon and clove.

Taste has faint banana and clove, a little lemon. Taste is also grainy.

Mouthfeel is crisp and medium-light body.

This is a pretty average hefe. All aspects but the mouthfeel are underwhelming

08-29-2011 02:06:52 | More by Vonerichs
Photo of gobias


3.33/5  rDev -11.2%

When I poured it I thought it was a little pale for a hefeweizen but it smelled good, aromatic and fruity.

The taste was blander than I hoped for, not bad, just not a lot to it. I think its a decent choice for hefeweizen. You could do a lot worse, but you could choose a lot better too.

05-11-2009 05:27:44 | More by gobias
Photo of ShanePB


3.33/5  rDev -11.2%

12 ounce bottle, straight from the brewery today.

A: Pale golden straw color with a thick, creamy and bubbly white head. Hazy body that doesn't settle out, very typical looking for the style, maybe a bit lighter than others though.

S: Banana, clove, orange peel and heavy yeast notes. The malt back here seems very grainy and bread-like but unfortunately doesn't seem to give any balance to the typical Hefe notes mentioned earlier.

T: Up front are banana notes that quickly recede and turn into a rather flat flavor profile. Everything goes quite muted with a lingering of a yeasty flavor - a bit sticky, stale...something. This is definitely not the best representation of the style by any means. It's weak, muted and not nearly complex enough.

M: Way too thin, really carbonated - this seems messy.

Stoudt's generally makes solid beer but the "Bavarian Hefeweizen" is just not refined enough to be one of them. It's very local, easily accessible in the Spring and definitely one I will actually pick up again, but if I'm in the mood for a good Hefeweizen, this won't be on my list of options.

05-11-2011 01:22:01 | More by ShanePB
Photo of cpetrone84


3.33/5  rDev -11.2%

A-pours a pale golden yellow color, transparent, with a very thin bubbly head that fizzles away immediately.

S-strong aroma of a nutty wheat, notes of sweet yeast, creamy banana and clove, light note of lightly spiced alcohol

T-flavors are heavy on wheat and malt up front, slightly nutty, sweet banana esters, fair bit of yeast with light notes of spicy alcohol in the back. moderate bitterness in the finish for the style and slightly medicinal phenol accompanies.

M-relatively lively carbonation on a medium creamy body. seems to thin out slightly in the back and has a champagne like lingering carbonation.

D-not a bad beer, interesting strain of yeast and strong malt body. relatively simple and enjoyable.

09-19-2010 22:22:17 | More by cpetrone84
Photo of taylorhamrick

South Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -11.2%

Pours out a straw gold, almost yellow, and more clear than I would've expected. The head pours kind of thin, but not too thin, with loose bubbles that pop and soon the head is turned into just a few swirls. Not a lot of lacing, but I hardly expected it. The smell is kind of different. There's plenty of wheat sweetness, and there is the banana-clove stuff, but it just seems kind of odd in this particular beer. There's almost like a smokiness to it, like ham or something - must be the clovey stuff. The yeast character in this is intense, but good. The taste is very nice. Not very complex, but nice. There's a good sweetness, with plenty of wheat character. I kind of wondered if you couldn't get a bit more complex maltiness, like sometimes happens with decoction mashing in wheat beers. The strong clovey spiciness carries over, and even something still reminds me of ham, not like the meaty part, but the smoky, spicy part of it. The mouthfeel complements the flavor, with the normal sweet kind of full body of wheat, but the carbonation is very sharp, not unpleasantly so, but it slows me down a bit. The drinkability is nice, this one doesn't hit you too hard, and this is pretty refreshing. The clovey stuff and the carbonation kind of slows me down, and this one certainly isn't on the same level as some of the others in the style, but I'd recommend it if you're looking for a nice, simple, inexpensive, American interpretation of a Hefeweizen.

04-28-2009 23:43:33 | More by taylorhamrick
Photo of drabmuh


3.33/5  rDev -11.2%

Served in a snifter. Beer is yellow and hazy with a soft white head, small bubbles, some lacing, decent retention.

Aroma is sweet and bananas, stronger than the other hefeweizen I just had, smells very fruity.

Beer is sweet but has a grainy, boiled vegetableness to it and I don't really like it, the yeast comes through saving it but this is not a repeat for me.

09-05-2011 19:21:33 | More by drabmuh
Photo of SamuelJackson45


3.35/5  rDev -10.7%

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.

08-06-2010 12:23:09 | More by SamuelJackson45
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 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 Cyberkedi


3.4/5  rDev -9.3%

Strong aroma is yeasty and wheaty with an undertone of orange. Pours a clear, rather wan yellow with a frothy white head - let us hope that appearance is the one weak spot. Flavor, fortunately, is better - yeasty and wheaty, a hint of citrus, not outstanding but still refreshing. In the body and fizz departments, mouthfeel is about average. OK if not the best - give it a try if you like this style.

10-12-2012 18:33:03 | More by Cyberkedi
Photo of blackie


3.43/5  rDev -8.5%

900 reviews, whoopee

a: poured into my huge hefe glass, yeast swirled and included, fizzy head dies with a quickness, the beer is a hazy golden-orange in color...the complete lack of head, especially on a hefe, is a big detractor

s: some doughy yeast, sweet lemon, smooth wheat with a pale malt sweetness, a little metallic, a little citric hop twist, pleasant clove and banana

m: bubbly light-medium carbonation and body, a bit fizzy at first but becoming dead over the course

t: yeasy clove with a sugary lemon-wheat sweetness that seems to take over, too sweet, light banana, very light hop flavor and bitterness

d: decent overall, a little heavy and sweet for the style, lowering drinkability

single bottle picked up at a beerfest

10-08-2008 03:11:09 | More by blackie
Photo of MaltyGoodness


3.43/5  rDev -8.5%

12oz. bottle

Pours a hazy straw color with a very small, white head that fades. No lacing on the glass.

Aroma has a nice yeasty and bready aroma with pleasant tones of clove and bananna.

Yeasty and bready upfront leading into nice clove and banana flavors. Dry finish with a lingering yeasty taste.

Medium-light body, mild carbonation.

Overall, a hefe that meets most of the standard requirements. Certainly satisfies my thirst for a wheat beer, but is little more than average for the style.

08-07-2008 02:59:11 | More by MaltyGoodness
Photo of Mosstrooper


3.43/5  rDev -8.5%

Poured from 12oz bottle into 500mL Paulaner World Cup glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, pale golden color with a large, slowly dissipating white head that dissipates slowly and leaves behind thick, spotty lace. Many bubbles sticking to the side of the glass inside the beer.

Smell: Citrusy aromas with yeast and wheat. Mild banana backbone.

Taste: Begins wheaty, with some sweet citrus flavors and a mild banana note. Finishes yeasty, with some more citrus flavors and a bit of spice.

Mouthfeel: Thinner body with sharp carbonation up front, finishing watery and refreshing.

Drinkability: This isn't a great hefeweizen, but is much more faithful to the style compared to many American varieties. While I wouldn't be opposed to drinking this again, I think I would pick a German Hefe over this if the opportunity existed.

08-12-2010 17:25:55 | More by Mosstrooper
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 Knapp85


3.45/5  rDev -8%

This Hefe isn't too bad. The pour is a bright yellow and as the glass filled the sediment starts to get kicked around and it makes this brew look more like a true Hefe. The color turned more golden as the head settles. The aromas are pretty much like a normal Hefe, it's got the wheat, the clove, and the banana flavors all in there. The drinkability is pretty smooth. It's not a bad beer at all really.

04-16-2011 03:40:53 | More by Knapp85
Photo of claspada

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -7.2%

Pours a light gold color with a very thin white head that fades quickly leaving little-to-no lacing.

Aromas begin with generic wheat maltiness and phenic yeast notes of bananas and some spice with a touch a touch of undistinguishable hops.

The tastes begin with a strong grainy and slightly tangy wheat maltiness that is quickly followed by yeast derived flavors of bananas and spices with some slight generic citrus hop flavor. The caramel maltiness emerges more and more as it warms. The hops presence is mild and there isn't quite as much balance as you would want in this kind of beer.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is smooth and slightly sticky with some bready and slightly sweet flavors lingering into the aftertaste.

Overall this was a fine American interpretation of the style and there is nothing wrong with it but there are just a lot of others in the style that I would choose first. Forgettable but not bad.

08-27-2012 19:47:44 | More by claspada
Photo of UDbeernut

New York

3.48/5  rDev -7.2%

bottle poured into a cheater pint

a: cloudy yellow, small head with ok retention

s: clove, dull earthyness, hint of sweetness

t: clove provides the balance with wheat, light notes of flowery hops, a nice hefe

m: light and refreshing, slick

o: good example of the style.

08-15-2011 20:40:49 | More by UDbeernut
Photo of GameOfBeers


3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-07-2014 14:21:55 | More by GameOfBeers
Photo of KolbMarley


3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

11-03-2013 20:59:00 | More by KolbMarley
Photo of NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Stoudt's- Heifer-in-Wheat (Hefeweizen)

A- Cloudy hazy yellow with a big billowy white head. Minimal lacing on the glass.
S- Strong fresh wheat, hay/ grass, and cloves.
T- Sweet honey touched wheat, cloves, a slight bubblegum flavor.
M- Starts of sweet with a big wheat flavor. Finishes off slightly spicy and dry. Smooth and easy.

Overall- A good sessionable hefe. Solid, middle of the road but enjoyable.

06-20-2008 20:06:46 | More by NJpadreFan
Photo of hoppymcgee


3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-02-2014 23:55:15 | More by hoppymcgee
Photo of JohneHoodlum


3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-27-2013 01:35:55 | More by JohneHoodlum
Photo of bigeyedfish89


3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-19-2011 19:32:34 | More by bigeyedfish89
Photo of CarolinaKev

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-14-2012 04:23:09 | More by CarolinaKev
Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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