13 (Thirteen) Degrees | DuClaw Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Summer

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Added by farHillsBrewer on 11-02-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of PaperWizard
4.69/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brock915
3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lettsgo3
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lambdon
3.37/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of csnyder83
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dualscar
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALLISON01
3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PostRockandCats
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of BogBoyJD
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Barnsley
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SPRichard
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of jsanford
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Pint Glass.

Pours a hazy, dark orange with a thin white head that settles to a thin white ring. Crisp aromas of honey, banana, and a good amount of clove. Taste follows the nose closely, lots of banana and wheat with a touch of spicy clove. Mouthfeel is crisp and light, with a thin body and high carbonation. Overall a very drinkable, solid Hefeweizen, I could drink a few of them!

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Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of CrystalShipMS3
2.28/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Smells of clove and spices. Overbearing malt sweetness from what I'm guessing is just a cheap LMS. (Shouldn't this style be brewed with real grains? I think it should...)

Tastes like bananas or at least artificial banana flavoring... I'm not sure if you've ever tasted banana laffy taffy... yeah. Some clove and spice notes. All the flavors are obviously coming out of little clear bottles, not from natural ingredients. The overall sweetness just doesn't work for this "hefeweizen".

Feels way too bubbly and not in a happy summertime way, more like a Bud light or soda carbonation way. And then there's the finish which is very very dry.

Overall: No.

Not worth your time. I'd love to love this beer since it's brewed pretty near me but... no.

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Photo of yourefragile
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of portia99
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle received as an extra in a trade with jpmclaug. Thanks Jason! Poured into an Oak Creek Brewery wheat beer glass.

A - Pours a pale orangey golden color with a touch of yeasty haze throughout. A two finger cap of finely bubbled creamy foam sits on top with good staying power. Falls slowly to leave behind some sheets of foamy lacing on the glass.

S - Spicy and fruity aroma with cloves up front, cinnamon, bananas, oranges and lemons. Bready and yeasty base with some sugary sweetness to round things out.

T - A bit sweet up front and full of esters. Banana has a large and up front presence. Nice clovey kick side by side with the fruity yeastiness. Hops are mild but enough to offset the big malt base which is sugary and bread doughy.

M - Lighter body with a prickly but smooth carbonation of a medium-high intensity. Smooth, yeasty, spicy, malty.

O - Very good hefeweizen. Not gonna make you forget about all the great German examples but a worthy alternative.

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Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Kegatron
2.73/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into a Weizen glass.

Pours a slightly hazed gold, with several billowy fingers of bright-white head. This dissipates down pretty readily, leaving behind a thin sudsy cap that leaves some light spotty lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is rather thick smelling in the nose with notes of banana, clove, and a tart bready twang from the wheat. While I wouldn’t expect to find a ton of hop activity here in the nose, this is just missing any kind of a floral feel or a general airiness to this that would give these flavors some more life.

The taste is unfortunately similar to the aroma, and is thick on the palate with fruity flavors of banana and orange that are set against that crisp twang from the wheat. Some light citric bitterness adds just a touch of extra crispness to this. The spiciness of the clove runs the whole way through the profile but mostly makes its presence known in a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a really mellow feel to the carbonation. This could definitely use a bit more effervescence on the palate for a Hefeweizen.

I’ve had this one on tap before and I remember it being a bit better than this bottled offerings. From the flavors to the feel, this one just felt like it was dragging at times, without a whole lot of a refreshing quality that I would normally look for in the style. This single 12 oz bottle was a chore to get through at times.

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Photo of jlindros
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very light fizzy head that fades pretty quickly over very hazy golden orange color. Loses some points due to severe lack of head which should be big and bubbly on a hefe.

Nose brings some light wheat aromas, a bit of light malts, hints of citrus and clove but not much. A fruity ester aroma from the yeast that brings an herbal quality, and would normally be nice but a bit too much here, and a hint of green apple.

Taste is a bit better, a fruity flavor again, green apple, light citrus, hints of spices. A nice wheat character brings a nice light flavor. Not much else there, just wheats, fruits, hint of spices and hint of esters. Finishes a bit drier with a touch of lingering citrus.

Mouth is lighter bodied, decent carb but not nearly what it should have for the style.

Overall not very impressed. This is quite low for the style, but a decent overall drinking beer. It doesn't do much in any category and is lacking a lot. Drinkable at least, and a bit tasty but lighter than it should be.

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Photo of oline73
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy amber color. I expected the color to be lighter. There is just under a finger of off white head that goes away completely.

Smell: This is more like it. Fruit and spice notes. Belgian yeast and some banana along with malt.

Taste: Similar to the smell. Crisp with spice and fruit notes. Banana and some mild citrus. The finish has a very mild bitterness to it.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive carbonation and a finish that's a bit dry.

Overall: Much better than I thought it would be looking at it. Pleasant to drink, but I don't know that I'll come back to it.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My main man, tone77, came through like a champ at precisely the right time! He dropped off a massive box of BTs and a few CANs, among them this Hefeweizen. I have long eschewed the style for its banana split flavors, but in the face of this summer's heat and humidity, I am coming around.

From the bottle: "Brewed with a German yeast that tempts fate and your palate with illusory perceptions of exotic banana and spicy clove, this Hefeweizen will make you a believer long before it's [sic] crisp, refreshing finish. Open the bottle and prepare to ... defy superstition."; "Respect the Fluid".

I initially had a finger of bone-white head that simply wilted in this oppressive heat. Color was a very cloudy orangish-yellow. Nose was equal parts banana and clove, which is about as much as I prefer if it does not skew towards clove esters. Mouthfeel was medium and the banana esters were prevalent on the tongue. Finish started out banana and gave way to a nice clove spiciness on the extreme finish. A good beer for a hot night!

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Photo of tone77
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a smallish head, lots of carbonation. Smell is of banana, some grains and clove. Taste is of banana, clove, grains, good but not overpowering, a bit subdued. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of alysmith4
2.85/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at Duclaws yesterday. It was a decent Hefeweizen, nothing special though. The appearance was a little unusal, a different shade of yellow than I've seen before in a beer. The smell was okay.. banana, grass/straw/hay, clove, sugar, and lemon. I could drink another, but I don't think I'd recommend it necessarily. (Note: when mixed with lemonade, this beer tastes a lot like "Miller Chill" or "Bud Light Lime.")

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