Saturday, May 2, 2009

Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat

I finally got my hair cut this morning at Supercuts. I was really getting shaggy. The two stylists were speaking in Spanish and from what I gathered talking about me and the other guy in the chair not being able to speak Spanish. Reminded me when Elaine got Frank Costanza to spy on the nail salon girls, but that was Korean.

Then on to my weekly jaunt to Publix for food. For about the hundredth time I was approached by the South Florida Blood Bus dude to give blood. I really believe in that cause, so much so that I used to give blood regularly despite bad experiences in college, during summer breaks and after college. I got escorted home by one guy on my hall floor Freshman year after almost passing out. I puked at Shore Memorial Hospital one summer, but luckily they already had my blood. And I gave blood on the job one year after college, only to have another bad scene--me telling the nurse I was feeling faint, she telling me to cough hard to raise my blood pressure, and me arguing that I didn't want to do it. Then my boss not letting me finish my experiment because he said I was in no shape to do dangerous work. Anyway, a few years later, I got sick and was hospitalized which thankfully ended my right to give blood, so I now have a rock-solid excuse today. But do you?

Today I'm drinking Stoudt's Heifer-in-Wheat, a Bavarian-style Hefeweizen brewed by Stoudt's Brewing Company in Adamstown, Pennsylvania. This is my second beer from these guys, and on the other end of the beer universe from that one. Surprise! There is a cow in a wheat field on the label.

There is a very nice wheat and spicy aroma. Flavors are very much dominated by wheat with some spicy cloves and bananas mixed in. You also get some bready and lemony flavors along with something a little weird, like cough medicine, but that is slight. The carbonation is very high, but that is OK here. This beer is very easy to drink, refreshing and has a good finish to it, but the aftertaste is gone fast and there is nothing left until the next sip. I'd say overall it's a nice beer, flavorful, and give it a whirl.

1 comment:

San said...

Yuckee, after reading your experiences I am not sure I want to give my blood. Not that they always take it, being in Africa was a "no, no" for some time, but now it has been more than 10 years I guess we would know by now if I got a TB or something like that...