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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat | Tröegs Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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:
#25,925
Reviews:
653
Ratings:
1,966
pDev:
13.17%
Bros Score:
3.63
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
369
Trade:
1
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3.47/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing the Dream Weaver Wheat Beer from Tröegs Brewing Company. Somehow, this is my first review of a hefeweizen beer. Hefeweizens were my favorite style when I first got into craft beer.
Score: 82

Bottled 10/22/11, batch #111010. Served in a 312 weizen glass and enjoyed on 03/01/12.

Appearance: Pours that classically hazy yellow hefe color with a slightly orange twist. On the more more extreme opaque side of translucent. Lemonade-ish color atop the glass when held up to light. Three fingers of foamy white head at pour settle into a thin layer. Average lacing for a hefeweizen, below average retention. Effervescent appearance. 3/5

Smell: Classic hefeweizen aroma. Bananas, clove, wheat, coriander and phenolic Belgian yeast. Pears, a little apple juice and light barley malt. Juicy Macintosh apple too. Pretty run of the mill for a hefeweizen. 3.5/5

Taste: Lots of banana and pear throughout. Coriander, some bready yeast, and wheat. Orange juice on the midpalate too. Some black pepper and ripe apple. Very juicy and savory. A very faint apple tartness as the beer layers. Very true to the style, though it tastes more like a Belgian wheat beer than a traditional German hefeweizen. Super refreshing and drinkable. I could mow the lawn while drinking this brew. More apple juice as this beer layers on the palate. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied, medium carbonation. Juicy mouthfeel. Savory, malty finish, though there is a little bit of a drying effect. 3.5/5

Overall: Light and refreshing. A very solid American-made wheat beer. Nothing stand out, nothing especially worth seeking out, but a certainly a prototypical summer beer. There are plenty of better wheat beers out there, ranging from the more "innovative" wheat beers like Gumball Head to the more traditional like Weihenstephaner, but this one won't offend.

Recommendation: Not worth seeking out, but certainly a good starter craft beer from casual beer drinkers. If you need to rehydrate, buy one.

Pairings: Tangy barbeque and harvest chicken salad.

Cost: $8.99 for a six pack.

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4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours an extremely hazy, yellow-orange color with a centimeter thick head that dissipates instantly. Has nice lacing.

Smell - Strong aroma of coriander and maybe some clove.. Banana and pepper as well. This smells pretty spicy.

Taste - Very spicy.. Pretty much the same as the smell. Clove, coriander, peppercorns, citrus, and a hint of banana.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall - I can't really handle how spicy this beer is because of my acid reflux.. but the flavor is really good. I definitely recommend it.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hudak hooked this up in our recent trade, thanks man!

Poured to weizen glass the beer pours a hazy yellow golden color with a 1/2 finger white heads with some retention but decent lacing. The nose is light with hints of banana, clove, and pepper with a trace of wheat on the back end. The flavor very much follows suit. Very well balanced. Lighter end of medium bodied and well carbonated. Finishes crisp with a mild bitterness and banana on the tongue. Overall, not my favorite style but this is a good beer and represents hefeweizens well! Pleased to have tried it!

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

Picked up a growler for $6.00 at my local top-secret beer store. (Same place had sixes of Storm King for $8.49!!!)

Poured into a Three Heads Brewing pint glass:

A-Hazy, gold, little head and no lace

S-Citrus, pepper, banana, clove all here

T-A little weak, doesn't have the hefe bite that is present in high quality offerings of this variety

M-a little chewy, but overall not bad

O-kind of disappointing, maybe the keg was a bit dated, but I hoped for more

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3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a hazy yellow/golden color with a nice white head. The head faded leaving only a very little lacing, but leaving a thin film on the surface of the brew which persisted throughout the drinking experience.

Smell – The smell was quite interesting. There was some yeast and banana aromas mixed in with a nice wheaty backbone. The peppery aroma however when mixed with a bit of the banana and some of the other spices gave it a kind of bacon aroma as well.

Taste – A peppery wheat flavor is the first to meet the tongue. There is a little bit of sweeter, lighter fruit that then comes into play; banana and some citrus. These lighter fruits are mixed with other spices such as cloves. The taste is then rounded out with a bit of hoppiness mixing its way in with the sweetness.

Mouthfeel – A medium bodied brew with a mid to higher level of carbonation. Very appropriate for the style, but nothing really to out of the ordinary. It is easy to drink and very non-offensive.

Overall – This is an easy drinking wheat beer. Good for the style, but nothing to really hold in the greatest of esteem.

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3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Clear yellow, not much head , sediment is present but doesn't move around much.

S-Wheat, bananas and clove

T-Spices, wheat, some clove, not much banana and some oranges

M-Light and some carbonation

O-My second day of let down from Troegs. A boring Hefeweizen that did not bring the banana flavors in the taste that it had in the nose.

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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 1,966 ratings
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