Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2004
11.06.04 As I sat at the bar at Stoudt’s brewery, I ordered this beer. The bartender suggested that for 50 cents more I upgrade from a pint glass to a 23 ounce glass. I agreed. Laying my eyes on this heavenly libation, I gripped the huge powerful thunderous chalice of earthly pleasure. Upon tasting it, I felt something deep down inside me. Heat. I’m no cowboy, but a fire was lit in my soul that did not soon die down. This may be a possible tie with weihenstephaner for the best hefe I’ve ever had biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2004
On tap at Stoudtsberg. I LUUUUUUUURVE this beer. I am a huge fan of this style but it can be tough to find a good weiss. This one fit the bill. Nice and smooth, had that nice banana flavor to it. Excellent weissbier. tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2004
Delicious hefe. They really did a fine job on this one. Similar to my favorite hefes. Stoudts does not disappoint. Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Spicy (pepper) aroma with banana in the background, thin bodied, with soft carbonation, ends slightly sweet. Not bad. Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2004
This was a very good weizen. It is comparable to some of the finer German examples. It is well worth a try and recommended.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2004
On draft at the Independence Brew Pub at the Philly Airport: Refreshing, healthy, yeasty german hefe weizen. Nice example of an American brewed German hefeweizen. Close to Franziskaner and Paulaner. FROTHINGSLOSH (8308) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2007 On a hot sunny summer day one’s throat becomes quickly parched and only one thing can truly satisfy - weizen. Lo and behold, there within the fridge a bottle of the blessed gift of wheat - Stouts Weizen. But wait, I have not had this brew before. Can it satisfy the yearning that consumes me? Quickly I grab the 12 oz bottle from its icy confines and feel is pleasing coldness upon my skin. The temperature is right the time of quenching is to begin! But upon bringing out the fabled glass of the ancients and ripping the crown off of the cold bottle there quickly comes a surprise as I pour. This beer pours not in the fine yellow, golden and orange hues of the beverages of yore. Instead I am greeted by a barely pale yellow-ocher colored beverage that seems to stare listlessly from the glass. The color disgusts and revolts and mocks me more by its clarity. Slightly cloudy to be sure but as I stare dumbfoundedly at the glass I can most certainly see the world beyond through its depths. A small white head rises to the top to mock me with reminders of what should be. Choking back my trepidation I bring the offending beverage to my nose. A moderate aroma of sweet wheat and citrus rises. My hopes rise with them. Aha! It may not look much like a weizen but the nose is unmistakable - there is hope yet. Carefully I bring the beverage to my parched lips. I search for wheat upon my tongue but very little is to be found. I check for citrus as well, but have to search long and hard to find it. What I do find is a vague spiciness and a bizarre dry aftertaste that is beyond my ability to describe. With a heavy heart I choke the beverage down as quickly as possible so as to return to the fridge to find some real wheat beer that may be lurking within. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2004
On tap: Very cloudy yellow with a nice head. Aroma is of slight cloves and vanilla but is more toward the ester side with some fruityness like banana in there. Taste is very malty and sweet with lots of wheat flavors. Pretty good but the mouthfeel was wierd in that it had a slight slick taste to it. Wierd. DocLock (11191) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Pours turbid gold, with aroma of cloves, banana, yeast, citrus. Tastes of citrus, with some banana, yeast, and wheat in the finish. MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2004
Tap, in a tall Weizen glass @ Andy’s. Typicall orangish but mostly yellow cloudy color with a big white head. Pleasant banana/sulfur nose. Flavor is slightly astringent and dry. The malt drops off the palate too quickly. Still drinkable, but there is room for improvement.