DreamWeaver Wheat | Tröegs Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The dream begins with open top fermentation. At high krausen a foamy, rocky yeast head crests the sides of the fermenter releasing notes of black pepper and spicy clove. Unfiltered and cloudy with yeast, it's slightly tart & downright refreshing.

15 IBU

55% Wheat
Hops: German Northern Brewer

Added by blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,926
Reviews:
654
Ratings:
1,982
pDev:
13.17%
 
 
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68
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Ratings: 1,982 |  Reviews: 654
Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow with a bit of lace. Yeast in aroma. sourish taste and assertive carbonation. Tasty, cloves worked, European malts and hops inspired a full mouth. Altogether combination of ideas that held together on a thirsty first sample at Mondial 2006.
Tried again about 2 years later and sweet wheat smell, light but creamy mouthfeel.

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Photo of acurtis
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

more than just a wheat beer. this is a saisony brew, funky and fun, drinkable and challenging, a lot of conflicting story lines here. the pour is more clear than cloudy, but with a slight fog to it, golden and pale, with about an inc of white head. the smell is funky yeast, a bit of citrus too. the flavor is lightly toasted wheat malt and lemon zest, but i am missing the characteristic hefeweizen yeast with clove and banana. instead i taste something a little more wild and untame, peppery and grassy, polleny but tart. love the aftertaste, farmy for the genre, dry but mouthwatering. great carbonation on a squarely medium body, i have no complaints about this beer. its a wheat beer that lives on past the summer, and one i really enjoyed from the anthology mixed 12er. havent had a troegs brew i didnt like yet.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Blue & Grey Bar & Grill in Gettysburg, PA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, earth, spice, banana, caramel, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, caramel, banana, spice, and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice and yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, but the mix of aromas is slightly better to me.

Serving type: on tap.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Knapp85
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This Hefe pours out as a light cloudy orange color. The head fluffs up at first and settles within a few minutes. The aroma of the beer is a little grainy with a mix of some citrus and a little banana. The flavor of the beer is a little on the light side. It's got the basic elements of most Hefe's. It's light bodied and fairly refreshing, it's a decent choice for summer time drinking.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down, leaving a bit of lacing on the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of wheat in the nose with notes of clove and hints of banana.
T: The taste has flavors of wheat and peppery spices with notes of bananas.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is easy to drink and quite refreshing. The spiciness in the taste doesn’t make it very thirst quenching but adds a bit of kick and makes it stand out apart from other beers in the style.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color with a small little head to it.. some decent lacing to it as well. Taste is very spicy, lots of clove and banana type of tastes. This could really pass for a Hefeweizen with its taste and mouthfeel. I find these type of styles to be commonly unbalanced but I thought this was pretty balanced actually. Nice body and mouthfeel to it, great drinkability. Not too crazy about wheat beers but Troegs made a pretty solid one here.

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Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of kojevergas
3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of superspak
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of brentk56
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a modest bubble show that produces a two inch cap; shards of lacing linger

Smell: Graham cracker and clove, with slight hint of banana

Taste: Graham cracker and banana, up front, with the clove tones building to prominence; spicy and peppery phenols, after the swallow, yield a distinctive finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; slightly creamy

Overall: A decent hefe; lacks the banana and the mouthfeel to be in the top tier

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall white head that slowly reduces to an extremely thin ring at the edges of the glass. No lacing is observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat, banana, and clove.

T: Light to moderate flavors of wheat with some lighter notes of peppery yeast, banana, and clove. Fairly typical flavors for the style.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and refreshing, definitely a decent session beer. Like the spiciness in addition to the traditional Hefeweizen flavors.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy yellow body. Bright white head. Average retention and lacing.
S: Yeasty, sweetish wheat malt with some citrus and spice.
T: Rich malt and yeast. Sweet, doughy/bready wheat based malt. Some green banana. Spicy phenolics. Some clove. Light lemon - rind, and a quick spritz. Powdery. Lingering phenolic - spicy and smoky. Firm bitterness and phenolics linger with a touch of residual banana.
M: Medium bodied with a standard carbonation.
D: Quite drinkable! Refreshing and satiating!

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Photo of jlindros
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Heard some good things about this beer, and I've loved most of the Troegs beers, so here comes this one.

A: Light bleached white airy bubbly head that fades quickly. An extremely hazy pale light golden yellow Cable Car like color.

N: Lots of wheat. I mean sacks of wheat invading your nose. Some banana and citrus add a nice touch. Hints of yeasty aromas and fruity aromas. It has a nice Bavarian wheat nose.

T: Taste is very similar to the nose, starting with tons of wheat, Bavarian wheat style. Adds some Banana and slight citrus, specifically lemon, almost a hint of clove and spice. A slight yeasty flavor with hints of fruit. Very crisp clean flavor, and very refreshing.

M: Pretty light but not too light, good carbonation.

F: Very crisp and refreshing. Semi dry finish with hints of bitterness. The banana really explodes at the finish with just a touch of spice and a touch of yeast. Almost all of the flavors are gone after a few seconds. A slight lemon taste seems to linger a bit though. Although it seems to leave a very slight slimy feel in the mouth, which is a little strange, but not bad. It actually gets pretty dry the longer the finish goes. Would be a great summer or spring time beer, especially coming in after mowing the lawn. Unfortunately I decided to review it basically in winter.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chinchill
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from PA.
Sweet aroma with wheat, banana and light spicing.
The flavor largely follows. Good complexity and balance for style.
Overall: a true Belgian style wheat beer.

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