Monday, August 29, 2011

Stoudts Brewing Company - Heifer-in-Wheat

Purchased From: Harvest Fine Wines & Spirits
Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle, poured into a Pilsner glass posing as a weizen glass

As the name suggests, this German-style beer prominently features malted wheat. The beer pours a deeply hazy yellow with orangey tints. The sudsy, medium-sized head lightly crackles as it slowly recedes. With a big nose of wheat malts, the aroma is accented by mild citrus and big spice notes. As is common, the spice aroma features prominent clove with hints of coriander and a mild cinnamon.

The clove and cinnamon are big on the flavor with hints of banana phenols, which are strong, but not overpowering. There's a slight meatiness and biscuity malt flavor over the velvety carbonation and spicy body. The wheat malts are sweet and pack a satin texture. The finish is crisp and drinkable with a mild, yet pleasant aftertaste, despite a very mild astringency.

Final Verdict: B

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