Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat | Tröegs Brewing Company

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85
very good
1,960 Ratings
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Tröegs DreamWeaver WheatTröegs DreamWeaver Wheat
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
Ratings:
1,960
Reviews:
651
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.93%
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
368
For Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jdl55
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this in the Anthology variety pack quite a while ago and it was pretty much the only one that stuck with me - I still drink it pretty regularly today. Poured as per instructions on the bottle into a Hefeweizen glass. The smell is wonderful - sweet, crisp and wheaty. According to the bottle, 3/4 should be poured and then the bottom 1/4 should be swirled in the bottle to pick up some of the settled yeast and finally pour the remainder down the middle of the glass. You have to swirl pretty vigorously to get the yeast so a thick slurry ends up going down the middle and making a big foamy head on top of the hazy yellow beer.

The flavor is delicate and extremely refreshing. In the US many people tend to prefer wheats that have been augmented with fruit flavors, and indeed thats what you see dominating the shelves most of the time. This beer showed me what wheat beer should really be about - the wheat. It tastes much like it smells, which is hard to put into words. There's a definite floral element, and then a sort of almost sour "funk" like you find somewhere in the flavor profile of a saison. The mouthfeel is thin but not too thin, and the carbonation is strong at first but tapers quickly so I tend to drink it fast. This beer is great at quenching thirst and goes excellently with many types of food. Freshly cracked right out of the fridge, not much can beat this on warm day.

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of HoppySeconds27
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a frosted glass.

Appearance: Slightly opaque golden yellow with a quickly dissipating head that went down relatively quickly and left minimal lacing on the glass as I drank. A really nice color with an unimpressive head, but it's a wheat beer so one sympathizes.

Smell: Citrus with a bit of a hoppy scent, definitely a slightly stronger smell than similar wheat beers. Whether this is due to the unfiltered factor, I do not know. Not a terribly strong aroma, however...

Taste: Excellent. Strong, typical wheat beer taste. Lemon, malt, wheat. Love the taste, definitely it's strongest characteristics.

Mouthfeel: Heavy on the carbonation, but easy drinking for it's strength in aroma and flavor.

Overall: Not a big fan of hefeweizen, but I enjoyed this one above any others I have had outside of Munich.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of atlason
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 33cl bottle into Jever flute.

A: Light orange hue. Hazy once you poor the yeast in. Head is lively and frothing but gives up pretty quickly and leaves pretty much no lacing.

S: Wheat malt, citric fruit -- orange zest.

T: Fresh. It has the wheaty maltiness of a good hefeweizen. Pretty aggressive hop bitterness --- excessive for the style. There is some pretty aggressive non-hop bitter tone, might be yeast autolysis.

M: Pretty high carbonation and dry attenuation makes for a good mouthfeel for the style.

Overall I like how fresh this tastes but it is a bit too aggressive on the bitter notes. Just go a bit mellower and doughier and I think this could be a great beer.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of jtierney89
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy straw color with a giant fluffy white head. A little sour smelling with some citrus and clove. Big wheat scent as well.

Very light in body and super crisp. Lots of banana and bubblegum. A touch of hop, just enough to balance out any sweetness. A slightly nutty finish as well, just slight though.

Very bright and easy drinking, not nearly as heavy as most wheat beers.

Just swirled in the yeast, not a huge taste difference, a touch more clove.

Overall very good for a summer session even though its not seasonal.

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 1,960 ratings.
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