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DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,411 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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Ratings: 1411
Reviews: 597
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.37%


Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004)
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Sensaray

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazed golden in color
Bready sweetness and banana and cloves in nose
Taste is of grains, banana, yeast and flowers, mouthfeel is pleasant for the style, drinkable. good spiciness here.
Solid wheat beer and another solid beer from Troegs
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Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 23:24:33 | More by Sensaray
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oonthego

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Golden color with white head, some bubbles.

S: Very intense wheat smell even from 12 inches away from my nose, slightly inundating.

T: No distinct flavors that my palate can ascertain...yeasty taste.

M: Mildly carbonated, leaves yeasty aftertaste that dissipates quickly.

O: OK. Only bought one to try. This won't be on the short list of UW beers. Might benefit from a splash of citrus but the lack there of makes this beer different that most UWs I have sampled.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 02:46:35 | More by oonthego
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BoulderBarrovecchio

Pennsylvania

1.8/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: Clear sunshine yellow, very active carbonation throughout, 1/4 inch head that stays.

S: Bananas, but the artificial syrupy kind, and apple tartness, slight clove spice.

T: Empty. Not much there on the front end, slight apple and banana on the back-end. A super disappointment here.

M: Very high carbonation, almost too much, similar to that of seltzer water, very bitey with each gulp.

O: Very disappointed. I was hoping this would fit the bill for my summer go-to this year. Nope.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 01:00:46 | More by BoulderBarrovecchio
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. Bottleneck says 101513.

A- Pours a clean light amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Sudsy semi-resilient lacing.

S- Rich, yeasty aroma with lots of banana and clove notes. Also plenty of sweet wheat and a bit of alcohol. So drinkable.

T- Solid wheat flavor with notes of bubble gum, more banana and flower (rose?) water. Pretty sweet with minimal alcohol taste and lots of spice.

M- Semi-bright with a milky thickness. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- One of the first beers that made me realize I love a well done full-flavored wheat beer. The low score it carries is criminal.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 01:43:33 | More by Immortale25
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superspak

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into weizen glass, bottled on 5/10/2013. Pours very hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, bubblegum, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of yeast, hop, and malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, bubblegum, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of banana, lemon, pear, apple, bubblegum, wheat, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, complexity, and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this a damn nice Hefeweizen. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of malt, yeast, and hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 00:07:00 | More by superspak
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

A: Light straw in color, a bit hazy, small head with no lacing, falls to a thin bubbly collar.

S: Very yeasty and wheaty; a touch of citrus (lemon?).

T: Lots of wheat and a big yeast profile; mild lemon and a bit of sweet orange.

M: medium-light body and lots of carbonation; light and refreshing

O: A nice flavorful summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 14:52:18 | More by mtomlins
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Act25

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I'm a Troegs fan, but not of this one. It's too medicinal, and a bit skunky and thin.

A: A hazy yellow, dull, amber in color with when poured hard, a large off white head at the top, a medium rate of lacing. (must pour hard)

S: Way too sweet, way too medicinal. More like over-ripe bananas and pink gum with some cleaning fluid in the air. Back of the bus kind of smell. Even some bad perfume. Would not want to be trapped with this smell.

T: Too much like the smell, way too sweet up front and perhaps too much carbonation, I am not getting much real fruit on my try. Again, stale banana peel, and everything you dont like about gum and perfume, or the back of a long bus ride.

M: Too light bodied beer with a lot of carbonation, almost tasted like a turned banana-orange soda.

O: This is a bad beer and too sweet. Go back and try again, or give up on this style.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 19:54:10 | More by Act25
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WheelsPSU

New York

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this both in a bottle and on tap.its pours a cloudy light yellow with great head retention. The smell is typical of a wheat beer consisting of bread, banana, and spices. The taste is almost like a banana flavored bubblegum with some apparent clove lingering . Really enjoyed the taste. The carbonation was medium to high and with the clove lingering, it leaves your taste buds wanting the next sip. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 17:31:58 | More by WheelsPSU
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JG-90

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium sized white head with okay retention. Beer is a slightly cloudy pale yellow color. Leaves just a tiny bit of lacing. Aroma consists of wheat, spice, banana, and bread.

The clove comes out more in the taste, but is still not in the forefront. Banana, bread, and spice are the main flavors, with wheat, bubblegum, and clove behind that. Light to medium body with high carbonation, a little grainy.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 20:54:52 | More by JG-90
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LeRose

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, pint glass, date worn off.

A - hazy golden brew with about two maybe three fingers of white foam. Pretty good retention, not much lacing.

S - I don't agree with reviews calling the banana subtle. There was an initial assault of banana backed up by bubblegum aromas, a hint of vanilla, and the wheat/yeast/bread characteristics as the banana eventually got out of the way. A very slight citrus presence as well.

T - Very fruity with a sledgehammer of banana up front. Then some citrus notes - seems more orange than lemony. This is followed by a little vanilla, the wheat character, a little yeastiness, then a nice little surprise of coriander/clove spiciness. There's a melon flavor (cantaloupe?) lurking in there too. Playing along with all of this, there was a lot of phenolic character to this beer. Seems to have a lot going on, but not in a muddled way.

M - very soft initially, but then it becomes nicely drying eventually asking for you to take the next sip. Maybe the drying effect brings out the more subtle flavors? Carbonation was pretty lively but not annoying. A very slight chalky feel, but not much.

O - wife and I both said "lots happening" at the same time. So yes - lots going on. Other than the banana, the flavors aren't "in your face" and are very subtle. I don't think I can pick out all the flavors that are involved. Complex, yet easy drinking and very refreshing. Nice beer, refreshing and inviting. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 03:03:41 | More by LeRose
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magictacosinus

California

3.05/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks, jbravato. Poured into a weizen glass from a 12oz bottle. Bottling date is printed on the neck as "04/02/13."

Poured vertically into the glass, this produces a soft, straw color with amber tones, as well as a slightly frothy yet consistently fizzy white head about 3 fingers large. The head soon dissipates into about a half finger but doesn't fully let go. Bubbles are plentiful, and the yeast is present enough to produce a decent, average color for the style. A little bit more golden than I like it, however, and definitely not creamy enough.

At the aroma, I get pretty large notes of bananas, peaches, toffee, honey, citrus peel, and cane sugar sweetness. Definitely not too complex, but they did nail the banana esters I love in this style quite well. Feels wet and slightly sweetened overall in character, but the yeasty phenols are are the forefront here, and the grains and wheat malts are secondary, providing a bit of breezy crispness and a bready, cracker-y feel. Pleasant - well made for a American session wheat offering.

I get the same experience in the flavor as I did in the aroma, with my palate meeting bananas, cider, apricots, and toffee galore, as well as a touch of wheatgrass from the hops, but right at the middle these flavors are soon replaced with more of the wheat/grain backbone. Unfortunately, this gets progressively graining, especially as this loses more carbonation in the long run. The beer soon adopts grainy, raspy qualities that detract from the fluffy wheat texture and sticky, yeasty qualities in the beer. Halfway through I nearly decided to pound this before it got any worse. The alcohol surprisingly gives off some heat, which makes this both hyper grainy AND sweetened, which is not a mellow combo you'd want in the style. Oversimplifies what makes the style great.

I enjoyed how chewy and sticky this was, and the aroma definitely was a spot-on highlight, but the extra graininess and progressive thinness made this slightly discomforting. On the other hand, it isn't a horrible session wheat choice, and I wouldn't pass the chance to have this again if I didn't feel like drinking anything too strong and craved simple, straightforward wheat beer. Not Tröegs's best, but not undrinkable by any means.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 16:40:13 | More by magictacosinus
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From: The Andersons, Columbus, OH
Date: Bottled 2013-03-19
Glass: Standard US pint glass

A decent domestic hefeweizen, which is an agreeable version of the style, if not exactly one to walk with the paragons like Weihenstephaner, Schneider, Ayinger, and Franziskaner. As it is, a beer I'm glad to have tried and enjoyed, but would not go out of my way to obtain again due to limited distribution, distance, and cost involved.

Pours a 2cm tall head of fairly clean, white foam, made up of small-sized bubbles, with below-average retention for the style, only lasting a minute or so before fading to a thick ring around the perimeter of the glass. Lacing is sparse, a few dots and irregularly-shaped bloches cling to the inner sides of the glass. Body is a slightly hazy (30-40% opaque) yellow orange color, with light bringing out pale yellow hues with a touch of orange tint. Carbonation is visible rising up along the sides of the glass. Not exactly a stunning specimen for the style; below average in most regards.

Aroma is of banana esters, German weizen yeast bordering on an intensity that almost comes across as "funky," slightly spicy phenols and steamed corn and green vegetables. Despite the corn and vegetables, this is a pleasant-smelling and fairly true-to-style hefeweizen.

Front of palate finds sweet, ripe banana-like esters, plentiful wheat malt, some cooked corn, and a dash of vanilla. Mid-palate continues to find strong banana ester, a graininess that includes wheat and cooked corn, some mild spiciness from hefeweizen yeast derived phenols, mild bubblegum/band-aids, and the yeast itself. Back of palate picks up strong banana esters with equally strong hefeweizen yeast, moderate phenols, bubblegum/band-aids, slight vanilla and lemon zest. Aftertaste is of grainy wheat and barley malts with faded banana ester, slight lemon zest and bitterness.

Beer is medium-bodied, with carbonation levels of fairly low intensity, resulting in a smooth, easy-drinking mouthfeel that flows well and never feels fizzy or overly stagnant. Closes semi-dry, with mild stickiness clinging to the palate.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 05:14:04 | More by falloutsnow
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WissBrauSean

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours hazy and gold with an excellent two finger soft white head that lasts and leaves pretty cool lacing patterns on the glass.

The aromas are just like the description of a hefeweizen with notes of banana, bubblegum, and apple floating above a nice pale malt sweetness. This bottle has a hint of skunk aroma to it as well and I believe that to be not of the breweries fault, but the bottle may be old, but it's hard to tell as the date has been worn off. A few points will have to be deducted though. I have had this on tap and it does not have the skunk aroma.

The beer starts off light and pale malt sweet with light phenolic flavours of bubblegum and tart apple only very faint and the beer then smooths out with a noticeable wheat presence and then finally takes on some very nice mild hop bitterness, only VERY mild and spicy. Some skunk presence as my last burp can attest to.

The mouthfeel is a bit thin, not overly so, which makes it highly sessionable, but it seems a little light. The carbonation is lively but when the wheat comes through about mid-way on the palate, the carbonation mellows. The beer goes through some nice transformations!

Overall I am going to say that this beer's complexity is really neat! It all works well and goes through a pretty cool transition. The only complaint towards the beer is that it is a little thin and light in mouthfeel. The skunk flavour is a big NO-NO but not this beer's fault. AND it's not overt so it's actually not all that detracting. Would I recommend this beer? Hell YES! Especially for summer! 4 out of 5 for this beauty!

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 01:33:26 | More by WissBrauSean
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 032613

A: Pours a hazy straw yellow color with 2 fingers of fizzy white head that quickly settled to a thin cap

S: Very wheaty with big notes of banana and clove. Get some fruitiness behind that, but the wheat, banana, and clove dominate

T: Again, very wheaty with banana and clove. Light spicy phenols in there to mix things up. Get some yeasty esters as well. Finishes with chalky yeast and wheat

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Chalky

O: A very solid American hefe. Plenty of wheat, banana, clove, and chalky yeast to go around. Nice and easy to drink at 4.8% as well

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 03:43:46 | More by BEERMILER12
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz into a wheat beer glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a spongy white head.

S: Cloves, crisp wheat, vanilla, bready, hint of banana.

T: Taste brings a mix of crisp malt breadiness and pleasant esters. Mild banana and cloves, lightly tart, fresh grain, restrained bready sweetness.

M: Light-bodied with crisp carbonation.

O: An enjoyable and relatively mild hefeweizen, not quite as flavorful as more authentic examples but quaffable nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 23:37:35 | More by Etan
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gestyr

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light gold into a tulip glass

A: Clear and light gold. No chill haze

S: Wheat, fruit, slight banana, slight clove

T: Wheat hits you first followed by a subtle fruitiness

M: Light bodied and refreshing. Very clean

O: A good example of an American Wheat. Clean, refreshing and light. The wheat flavor dominates with subtle hints of banana and clove. I will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 00:58:47 | More by gestyr
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mfigueroa713

New York

4.36/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent American wheat beer that embodies many of the characteristics of a German or European style wheat. It has the wheat grain backbone but is complimented by fruity hints of banana. Cloves are present as well. This combination is typical for European wheat beer and unlike German wheat bottles you get the full 12 oz serving and not the 11.2 oz(330ml) the imports give you.

Color - Light amber

Carbonation - Strong with 3 fingers of white head.

Smell - European wheat smell, wheat and some fruity hints.

Taste \ mouth - great taste with light mouth feel.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 16:38:09 | More by mfigueroa713
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Zbyler

Connecticut

3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Hazy yellow color with a good amount of head from the carbonation.

S- Smells like a wheat beer. Bready, malty, maybe a little banana and clove in there as well.

T- Bready malts up front. Love that taste. Minimal hop presence, great doughy presence. Nice dry finish that makes you crave the next sip.

M- Slightly thick or heavy, definitely carbonated.

O- Overall I thought this was a solid beer. I am a big wheat beer fan and allgash white is my go-to for the style and I would compare it to a slightly not-as-good version of that. A nice treat for me since we can't get it in CT. Would make a great summer day beer!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 17:55:57 | More by Zbyler
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Two 12 oz bottles poured into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is a two finger white shade; a bit thinner looking than what I like out of my hefeweizens, but with nice retention. Not much lacing here.

S: This is heavy in banana esters. Huge whiffs of bubblegum and sweet vanilla hit my nose, as well as some general 'wheat' malts. I'm fairly impressed by the aroma here.

T: Initially, it starts off with fruity, with loads of banana and faint orange. Afterwards come notes of vanilla, wheat, and clove...it's quite vanilla forward, actually. A bit of hop bitterness builds up as more is consumed, suggesting decent layering/depth.

M: Soft and creamy at first, before developing into a dry, astringent feel. This also seems to bring out some hop flavors on the back end, as well. Carbonation is strong if not oppressive, and the drinkability is excellent thanks to the moderately light texture.

O: A great hefeweizen is worth its weight in ambergris, and this is certainly a great example of the style. This seems to have more complexity than others in the style, also - including the 1000 pound (and 1000 year old) gorilla-in-the-room from Weihenstephaner.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 21:46:42 | More by ThisWangsChung
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3.14/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle from Trader's Joe. Pours deep golden with long lasting white head, a lot of lacing and carbonation. Aroma is of wheat malt, banana and yeast. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is medium, somewhat sour. Good thirst quencher.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 22:34:27 | More by mikeg67
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dar482

New York

3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The Hefeweizens I enjoy pack themselves with a corainder, orange, and wheat flavor that is filled with an unfiltered body.

This lacked both, but still did a decent job. Lacked depth for me in flavor and fell off the tongue too quickly, but was still very drinkable.

I would suggest the German alternatives to this.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 20:50:04 | More by dar482
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JPlo

Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Golden color, hazy clarity. Head is diminishing with average lacing.

Aroma: Sweet fruit, wheat, floral

Feel: crisp-smooth, light carbination, light-medium body, finish is quick-average.

Notes: Fruit, wheat flavours. cantalope?, faint orange, other faint fruit flavors.
But fruit is not overkill (i'm not a big fan of fruity beers)
Taste while exhale = excellent. Very refreshing.
One of the best wheat beers i've had.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 18:33:16 | More by JPlo
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden brown with a decent amount of carbonation. Lively beer with carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass. Some lacing is present. Smell is typical wheat beer with a good dose of citrus - more lemon and orange. Taste is consistent with the smell - but the citrus comes through a bit on the sweet side. Would be a good brew for a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 23:01:55 | More by Oakenator
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into tulip. bottled on: 12.18.12. batch # 1203.

A: a pretty hazed orange body. head is bright white and bubbly. retention is reasonable, big spots of frothy head left behind.

S: plenty of esters. lots of pepper. aroma has a very prevalent banana smell. a pretty singular banana aroma as far as fruity department is concerned.

T: vanilla undertones. black peppercorns. a little bit of bubblegum. plenty of chewy wheat. finish is grainy with even more wheat. almost cloying and sticky.

M: the carb is more on the frothy side than the spritely side. chewy and pleasant. light body.

D: a pretty tasty hefe. good summer-time beer for sure, but if you are just in the mood for some very fruity, easy drinking beer, pick some up.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 06:03:20 | More by Jimmys
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RunningFox

Massachusetts

4.81/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pretty and hazy light straw hue with a frothy white half-inch head that settled quickly.

S: Such an interesting experience! Strong sweet floral scent - almost like honeysuckle or jasmine. Entertained myself for awhile trying to figure out the aroma.

T: The floral aroma hung on through the taste, eventually giving way to clear banana with a slightly sour undertone. The light floral showed up again at the finish. Complex and interesting all the way through.

M: A light, refreshing carbonated mouthfeel. I want this one around for summer.

O: I haven't been much impressed by wheat beers to this point - but now I have one that I love.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 01:31:11 | More by RunningFox
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DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,411 ratings.