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Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004

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641
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1,912
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
22.43%
 
 
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Photo of craftaholic
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured from a 12 oz into a 'perfect pint' has a pale golden color with quite a high turbidity. No noticeable sediment and not even a head really not even lacing.

Smell: Lots of yeast as well as a big whiff of citrus and clove off the bat. There are some bready malts lingering and has a strong sweet banana background and even some tart apple to boot. Really balanced and nothing overly pungent but it is a nice combo. Smells much like a hefeweiss opposed to an american pale wheat.

Taste: Quite a hearty wheat flavor with touches of mild citruses, hints of lemongrass, some spicy cloves and even some nice sweet and ripe bananas to tie it all together. There is a light malt character that turns to a quite bready yeast aftertaste. The taste is really watered down but with a bit more wheat I think this would be on par for its style and being such a light brew.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied beer that is merely glides across your tongue like seltzer water and leaves behind a coating in its finish, at the back of your throat.

Drinkability: If you want a light brew that does compromise some robust-ness in its flavor and really stays true to its 'pale' name then this will be a definite session-able brew for you.

Overall: Not overall impressed from the getgo, it didn't have anything that really jumped out of the glass and begged me to have another. Tröegs really is capable of better in my opinion but I guess given the category it ranks pretty highly just not in my overall palate rating.

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Photo of mountdew1
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a hefeweizen glass. Initially looked like a glass of champagne, similar colors and head. Head clung to sides, and had a constant stream of bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma was yeasty and white bready with a small touch of honey sweet. Taste was a slight bit bitter, with some green olive flavoring, but no real outstanding tastes, good or bad. Felt good in the mouth. Maybe a little thin, but seemed suitable. Not a bad beer to drink during the summer heat, but not the most refreshing, and definitely a sipper.

There was a small amount of sediment left in the bottom of the bottle.

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Photo of deaconoflove
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ap. Cloudy gold with minimum head.
Sm. A tiny bit of sweetness, but mostly sharp lemony zest and spice.
Ta. Mildly spicy upfront and tart. Some sourness in there I think.
Mf. Mild carbonation and not quite thin.
Dr. Very drinkable, but don't care for it enough to have another.

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Photo of Norfawkers
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It's a servicable wheat beer, but nothing to write home about. It has a fruity flavor characteristic of like hefes but the flavor doesn't last past the initial swallow.

Appearance: dark golden color

Smell: Hints of fruit, slight smoke; not very robust

Taste: Slight banana, nothing really sticks out

Mouthfeel: Light, smooth

Drinkability: Drinkable; average wheat beer

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Photo of TopherBreski
3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep golden color with no carbonation. Thick head that never dissipates. Very excellent smell of wheat and citrus - very great blend. Taste is mediocre. Surprising from the great smell but almost no citrus taste and just heavy wheat; bland.

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Photo of Dodt
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

picked up a six pack of this beer.
poured from the bottle into a pint glass.
appearance: cloudy orange in color
smell: bananas and a hint of cloves
taste : hints of fruit with a bit of spice
mouthfeel : very solid
this was a very pleasant beer from my home states capital region.

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Photo of yesyouam
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tröegs Dreamweaver is a hazy pale golden ale with a thin white head that dissipates. It has a slightly sweet, clovey aroma with notes of banana and raisin. In the mouth, it's light and lively with a crisp finish. It has a spicy flavor with notes of clove and lemon. A spicy bitterness brings in the finish. It's light, refreshing and easy drinking. It's interesting that BeerAdvocate calls this an "American Pale Wheat". I'd call it a Hefeweizen.

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Photo of dar482
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

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Photo of wcudwight
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale golden color with a huge fluffy snow white head that recedes quickly to a thin film on the top. Lace covers the sides of the glass. Smell is of green bananas. Taste is bready and biscuity with a mild fruit finish. Tangerines maybe. Feels crisp and refreshing on the palate. Drinkable on a hot day.
Not my favorite style, but I would drink again.

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Photo of ZeroSignal
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Clouded golden yellow with a nice, one finger white head

S - Fruity and spicy, light banana in the nose and clove

T&M - Wow, what a clove assault on the pallet! There is a peppery presence with some subtle fruit. Feels refreshing and medium bodied

D - Very easy to throw back, for me, the clove character is a bit strong; not unpleasant, I actually kind of like it, but it would prevent me from drinking more then one or two in a session.

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Photo of Pittsburgh
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My second review of a Troegs beer, and I must say I am not that impressed. I think the taste is definitely lacking, it seems almost watered down to me. Looks like a typical wheat beer, has the light and fluffy, lemon flavor, but the flavor is a little too light for me, even for this type of beer, I have had more flavor in the beer.
It has a slightly bitter bite to it for a second, but really not mcuh else to say about it.

It is an average beer, not something I would seek out though.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Hazy honey with a moderate head that retains fairly well. Light lacing.

S-Sweet with plentiful amounts of Hefe yeast. Citrus peel and other fruits. Clearly some spice too.

T-I personally think this beer tastes like liquid Bazooka bubblegum. It truly tastes just like pink gum. Must be the yeast. Aside from the gum is a lingering spice finish. A bit doughy in terms of the malt.

M-Not the lightest feel I have come across in the specific style. I wouldn't call this watery. Lighter carbonation. Bubbles are there but they aren't potent. A bit slick.

O/D-Too much bubblegum flavor. Not my favorite beer and I could definitely see this becoming undesirable after the second or third. Not a huge fan.

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Photo of vande
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Very bright golden, lively brew with an exceptionally thin, white sheet of foam atop..

S: bready-biscuit...light summer grass.. hint of banana and clove... a nice, soft nose that brings a smile to one's face...in all honesty, somewhat light reminders of a baby aventinus...light reminders..

T: bit of that bready-yeast, and light clove and banana...not as present as I'd hoped for.. somewhat wateryier on the taste than I had thought, but decent.

M: Soft, crisp and fresh.

O: I'm generally not a big wheat fan, but this was a good summer time sample...

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Photo of Lenny2884
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy straw orange color with a weak, watery white head. No visible lacing and the head fades to nothing 2/3 of the way through the beer.

Smells very spicy, mostly coriander with a little lemon zest. Even a slight ginger aroma. Smells like a Hefe and not a Wheat PA.

Taste is spicey as well, almost overpoweringly. Coriander dominates my tongue, with hints of orange and banana. This could use more malt sweetness to balance the spicyness. Very little bitterness and hop presence.

Nice medium to full bodied beer, carbonation is on the low side.

Overall, a good summer beer to quench your thirst after a hot day. It's a little too spicey for my liking but still enjoyable. Not Troegs' best offering. Cheers!

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Photo of bkilpatr
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. 07/19/08.

Pours a bright straw yellow color with about one finger of puffy off-white head. Aromas of banana and citrus, especially lemon.

Taste is more banana, spice and clove, and citrus (lemon and tangerine). A bit on the sweet side, but not cloying. Feel is way too carbonated for a wheat. Drinkability is decent, a bit low from the feel and sweetness.

Overall not that great. There are a lot of better wheat beers out there.

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Photo of AlephNull
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- poured into a pint glass quite clearly until I got down to the wheat dregs which swirled in the bottle then poured into the glass came out a thick and cloudy color that blended slowly to cloud up the clear color into the frosty yellow we expect from an unfiltered wheat.

S- Not very complex, but a pleasant sweet wheat scent-- a little spicy and clean.

T- A little less complex and clean than I was hoping from this beer. The wheat taste dominates, very little hops until the finish which is nice, but not overwhelming. A slight fruit taste -- maybe banana -- and a little bit of a cinnamon or clove.

M- One of my favorite characteristics of most wheats is the thick mouthfeel. This one's a bit watery for me... not terrible, but a bit disappointing after seeing the sediment scatter throughout the beer. Still-- not unpleasant but not as satisfying as I'd like.

D- Not a bad summer bear, as I mentioned, the mouthfeel is a bit lacking in my opinion. I'd have trouble being satisfied with this as a session beer, but definitely not a bad wheat

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Photo of soju6
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy light golden color with a very small head and bits of lacing.

S: Mild aroma of fresh grain, spice and a bit of citrus.

T: has a fresh grain flavor with a tangy bite and a trace of lemon. Finish is quite dry with bit of a sticky sweet aftertaste.

F: Fairly medium body, a bit crisp and refreshing.

O: Nice beer but not one of my facorite styles, tad too sweet and sticky.

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Photo of KenOnBass
3.27/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Good head and lacing. Light gold.

S: Good wheat smell, very potent. Aromatic banana smell like a good German Hefeweizen.

T: Bitter for a wheat beer, not what I was expecting from the decent smell.

M: Almost flat, not much fizz going on unfortunately.

D: Not the best wheat out there, there are other options but definitely worth a shot.

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Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Not too bad, decent head. Very light aroma, a little citrusy. Taste is obvious banana, actually lots of banana. Carbonation is decent, this beer is refreshing and did I mention banana, wow it is there !!!!

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Photo of OldYoda
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle into my trusty standard Troeg's pint glass. Pours a hazy gold with a modest head and some residual lacing. Not an unattractive beer in any way.

Smell is wheat and citrus with minimal hops. Not overpowering at all, very pleasant.

Taste is a little weak for my taste, but pretty much a classic wheat beer.

Mouthfeel is crisp but smooth.

Drinkability is fine at this ABV, could see myself with a couple of these on a warm summer evening.

Another very nice beer from the Trogner brothers.

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Photo of nickd717
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Didn't really see much to rave about in this one, but then again, American Pale Wheat Ale isn't exactly the most exciting style, is it?

Cloudy yellow color with an average sized white head.

Sweet aroma with some wheat and some light fruits. Just a little banana/clove. Fairly faint compared to other examples of this style.

Flavor is mildly sweet pale malts and not much of your typical phenolic taste that we all love (mmm...phenols). A little yeast and some grainy bitterness, with just a touch of hops.

Light bodied and somewhat crisp with ever so slight hop resins. A tad watery.

Overall, reasonable but not up to Troegs' usual standard. Drinkability is pretty good.

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Photo of vwcraig
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured this one with all of the yeast into a tumbler. Typical look for style, straw colored and cloudy with a decent 1-finger whitish head.
Smelled earthy and slightly spicy. No fruit smell like a hefeweizen, just yeast. First taste was very yeasty and bitter with some clovey sspiciness in the background. Mouthfeel was on the creamy side aand fairly smooth. Drinkability was OK for me as I prefer a few oothers of this style ahead of this one. Still a solid brew when a wheat is in order.

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Photo of DuqTroops
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

reviewed over dinner on feb 10.

bought a sampler case and a six pack of this variety was inside. never had it before, but looked tempting.

golden in color and very hazy. little hops with much flavor. beer should be consumed in the summer. reminds me a lot of a hefeweizen brew.

will drink it again (only in may or june).

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Photo of Teleweizen2
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes.

A - pours a clear bright golden color. Large and dense white head. Wait for head to subside and pour the rest including yeast. Apperiance becomes a cloudy yellow.

S - mild aroma of cloves, bubblegum, and some mild spice possibly from the wheat or yeast. Not much else though.

T - follows the aroma. Clove. Peppery spice. Some juicy fruit sort of sweetness. Dry finish.

M - light bodied. A bit fizzy.

D - easy drinking American wheat. A little lacking in flavor though.

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Photo of Goldorak
3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks Froggyfrog for the trade!

Appearance: Quite opaque golden yellow, it gleamed in the light like a fine Sauternes dessert wine. Pearly white head, fugacious.

Smell: Bready, plenty of esters and bananas with a wheaty, oaty finale.

Taste: Light bodied, coriander, cloves and citrusy, a nice refreshing wit, maybe a little too cookie-cutter but nicely done.

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