murawski (160) - USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good unfiltered seasonal wheat beer. I had it from a growler fresh from the brewery (Anne Arundel, Md.). Hints of fruit (I’m not so sure about the banana, though) and just enough spice to make the flavor more interesting than your average Hefeweizen.
Holdwine (1135) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Interesting attempt, but I’m not sure it is true to the style. Very murky with yeast and just a touch of oiliness (?) on the tongue. Too much fruit!
jasonp (1560) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Camden Yards. Pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma is of banana and clove. Taste is pretty malty with more banana, clove, yeast and spicyness. Goes down smooth. Mouthfeel is full and round. Not my favorite style but a solid brew, especially at a ball game.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good tasty sotuh German Wheat beer. Taste like Weeping Radish. Very good for hot days and nights..
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow, light refreshing taste. The yeast and wheat come through, with a bit more spice & sweetness than in most Hefes.
Firefaery (19) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very different beer. Not exactly one of my favorites at DuClaw, but then again I am a sweet stout kind of drinker. 13 Degrees was interesting to try and a good brew. A cloudy gloden brew with a strange fruity taste. Almost citrusy, but not quite. I guess it is the hints of clove that throw your palate off thinking it is a citrus flavor and the hints of banana give that strange fruit flavor you cannot quite pinpoint. A must try for your tongue to discover one of the flavors that beer can provide.
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2004
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks nice, smells nice... Sounds promising, since I’m a sucker for a good German hefe. I got sucker-punched by sweetness though. The banana and clove hints are overblown into a full frontal assault on the tongue, and the beer tastes like it’s trying to be candy. Not the worst hefe I’ve ever had, but definately not a German hefe.
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky orange. Aroma is faint but of wheat and a bit of spice. Flavor is wheat, spice, a mild banana that blends with a hefty maltiness that I found set this apart from other hefes that I have had. The malt/banana blend was nice. Pretty good.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, whitish-gold in appearance. Nice banana-esther aroma. A hint of cloves and wheat. Very light-bodied and minimal carbonation. Tastes of banana and wheat. More of an American wheat than a German wheat, but nonetheless still nice example of a wheat beer.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale gold, very cloudy. Lots of banana and clove in the nose. Good palate, rich and silky, very smooth. Banana flavors predominate, good spiciness.