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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,715 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,715
Reviews: 608
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 54
Gots: 186 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004

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3.57/5  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.

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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!

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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,715 ratings.