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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
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1,729 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,729
Reviews: 610
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 56
Gots: 200 | 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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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.

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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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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,729 ratings.