Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Stoudts Heifer-in-WheatStoudts Heifer-in-Wheat

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by NJpadreFan on 06-20-2008

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Ratings: 247 |  Reviews: 124
Photo of HomebrewPgh
2.32/5  rDev -38%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Blah. Stoudts makes some great beers and this is not one of them. Pour was a flat cloudy light gold with no head. Aroma was so so. Light grain and brown sugar (?). Taste was incredibly sweet with little carbonation. Honey and sugar in the front with a sticky aftertaste. Not very good.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Ozzylizard
2.91/5  rDev -22.2%

Undated bottle at40 degrees into snifter
Aroma slight aroma of yeast phenolics and wheat
Head small (< 2 cm), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 3 mm ring
Lacing poor – rare small island with small bubbles
Body light yellow, cloudy
Flavor light citrus ho with faint yeast
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 2.75, Aroma 2.75, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 2.875. Final weighted score: 2.9125
An OK beer – nothing to seek out but worth trying if the opportunity arises.

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Photo of CooperEllis
2.96/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into .3l tulip.

The pour was very foamy initially, perhaps as much as 2:3 ratio of foam to liquid, but it disapeared quickly leaving only traces of lace, which stayed. Cloudy; dirty blond color.

The aroma is a baking aroma, dough or bready. There is some spice to it, not distinctly any one.

The taste doesn't linger much. It is full for a moment, then gone. A bit of fruit, banana-ish, but more like banana pudding or banana bread than a fresh piece of fruit. There doesn't seem to much carbonation. No trace of alcohol.

It isn't hard to drink but there is no overwhelming urge to pour another. Would like it to have a bit more flavor through to the finish.


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Photo of avisong
3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of prisdefer
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of yesyouam
3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat is a cloudy, pale golden ale with a thin white head that quickly thins to a film and leaves decent lacing. It has a banana-clove aroma with notes of lemon and wheat. It's pretty light bodied and smooth with a pretty clean finish. It's lightly flavored with banana, clove and lemon-- just like the aroma. It's pretty refreshing.

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Photo of KajII
3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

Poured a medium yellow with a very small creamy white head that was fully diminishing and had poor lacing.The aroma was very faint of an earthy yeast and a hay like malt with notes of banana and clove. It tasted mildly yeasty and lightly bitter form start to finish with the end having notes of banana and citus. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a soft carbonation. Overall and OK brew typical of the style.

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.13/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AltBock
3.13/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle with a label of a brown cow standing in the middle of a wheat field and a red tractor in the background. There's a best before date on the neck of the bottle, but mine was smeared.

When it was poured into a Erdinger Weizen glass, this Heifer was a pale lightly hazy lemon yellow color. The head of foam was about 3/4 of an inch in height and white in color. It had good retention that left behind a small white film and spots of white lace around the glass. I thought the aroma was very peppery with black pepper, sweet yeast, malted wheat, and some candied citrus fruits at the end. I'm allowed to say that it was a unique aroma. This Hefeweizen tasted like candied citrus fruits with malted wheat, a dash of black pepper, and then suddenly ends on a subtle touch of citrus hops. Not really all that much in the taste. If you like citrus fruit candy with a pinch of citrus hops, then you'll love the taste of this Hefeweizen. This was a light bodied beer with a light aftertaste of malted wheat, black pepper, a hint of candied citrus fruits, and a touch of sweet yeast. You know what, I'll give it to Stoudt's for making a unique Hefeweizen. Would I ever try this beer again? I might in the near future.

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3.16/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Sammy
3.22/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked up at State Line Liquor, a new one. Cloudy yellow with some good foam. Wheat aroma, a bit watery in mouthfeel,coinciding with some creamy mouthfeel and a slight but well-malted down sourness.A clove, even a tad of sugar. OK but nothing special to drink.

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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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.


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