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

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#28,305
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655
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1,986
pDev:
13.17%
 
 
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Photo of Fish113d
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass from a growler, chilled, it pours a pale gold color, fairly hazy w/ some possible sediment floating. It leaves a heaping head of cream colored billowy, lacy, which sticks to my glass.

Aroma is of wheat and spices (cloves or nutmeg- i have difficulty distinguishing between the two sometimes). Maybe some hops poke through, but it lacks a little in this department.

Sipping reveals a very crisp, lightly carbonated flavor of some citrus flavors and cloves. As I allow it to settle and swish it in my mouth, the wheat flavors come through a lot. A bit mellow on the finish, but very easy, light, and refreshing.

Overall, this brew is a light-to-medium bodied brew with nice amounts of carbonation that don't burn up the flavors. This growler will be easy to polish off.

Note: I was told by one of the brewers that the abv% is actually around 5.4% or 5.5% opposed to the 4% reported on the website.

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Photo of AsburyParkJMH
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a healthy, cloudy golden colour with chunky and frothy head that leavs a load of stickiness on the glass.

The aroma is a pleasant mix of sugary bubble gum sweetness, a touch of banana, spices, hops and of couse some wheat notes as well.

The flavour is, for the most part, more of the same, with sweetness up front that mixes with some spicy flavouring in the middle and finish. I'd say bubblegum/candy and a hint of banana are the most obvious non-wheat flavours here. Hop flavour is here in the mix as well, although it was probably more apparent in the aroma.

The carbonation levels were a bit low for my taste, but were still close to the mark. It made for a smoother drinking beer but didn't necessarily fit the style one hundred percent and at times made it seem a tad thin.

This is certainly a nice summer choice overall and, minor carbonation issues aside, has no real flaws to it. It is easily worth a try if you can find it.

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Photo of Dithyramb
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in an imperial pint glass at Mahaffey's in Canton.

It poured a hazy orangish yellow with a thin large bubbled head.

The smell was spicy. All the normal flavors were here, with the exception of a nice wheat tanginess in the backend. The beer was medium bodied with a good deal of carbonation in there. A very nice representation of the style and well worthy of a session beer.

(Note: I added to some of the numbers before the end of the night. I had it right before a Weeping Radish that couldn't stand up to this beer.)

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

The beer pours a cloudy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry yet fruity wheat scent that boasts of banana and clove aroma. The taste is decent, but not great. It has a light wheat flavor, nothing too intense. There is a slight fruitiness in the finish as well as a citrus component. The mouthfeel is good. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good Amrican wheat, but noth the best I've had. I was a little dissappointed, because Troeg's usually has top of the line brews. All said, this still drinks well.

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Photo of 99bottles
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A good looking wheat beer, this has a lemony yellow-peach color and some serious haze to it. The head was a rocky white mess that had awful rentention, and disappeared within a minute.

Smell: This has an even boquet of yeast and tart lemon scent. A little goofy, but mostly typical wheat beer smell.

Taste: You know, I love Troegs and all, but this beer really didn't strike me as anything special. It has a real taste of banana and a finish that screams lemon, and there's a really faint clove spice also. I can't get much in the way of hop character which disappoints me. I can only say that this beer is typical of the American wheat style; and you can find something like this at any mom and pop brewpub.

Mouthfeel: Nice when served very cold, this is an excellent beer for relaxing with. Light and smooth.

Drinkability: Very easy to drink, so this gets high marks. But, I wish there was more excitement in the flavor. I'd have a few but I might start daydreaming about Gumballhead while sipping this one.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.62/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks go to beergeek279 and cupbeerman for bringing a growler of this limited edition to Michigan for Trbeer and I to enjoy.

Pours out to a beautiful, milky orange, forming a small white head with minimal retention and lacing (as any growler beer will do). The aroma is rich with a mead-like twang of fermented orange-blossom honey, tons of orange and coriander. Carbonation is mild to moderate with a semi-spritzy, yet very smooth mouthfeel and snappy crisp finish. Medium bodied. Tastes of crisp wheat with mild cloves, lots of orange and coriander. Very flavorful and easy to drink. I could drink this all summer long.

Wonderful stuff, and my first introduction to Troegs. Looking forward to trying some more of their stuff. An impressive wit.

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Photo of beergeek279
4.57/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in a pint glass at Fathead's. The color was a very hazy orange, with a wispy head, making the beer look just like a glass of orange juice. The smell was spicy, citrusy, and clove-ish. The taste had notes of citrus, banana/clove, coriander spice, a strong wheat tanginess. Mouthfeel was very well-carbed, with a full body. As for drinkability, this would be an amazing session beer.

I first had this one right at the brewery...just poured so nicely, and I had at least 3 samples, but sadly I didn't have my notebook. Fortunately, we were lucky enough to get a keg at Fathead's, and surely I was overjoyed. I don't know how they quite end up mixing hefe and wit characteristics and melding them so well, but somehow they do! A fantastic beer, amazing sessionability, and I just hope that the Troegners will bring this (along with their other single batches) out again!!!

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Photo of stirgy
4.44/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one really good wheat beer. The color was pale and cloudy and the head of foam that topped the beer off was thin and cream-like. A pleasantly strong aroma of bubblegum and banana tickles the nose. The taste is light, but highly flavorful – with a light and fruity malt sweetness joining with a hint of sour yeastiness (that's Mad Elf yeast). The body is light to medium with a small amount of carbonation evident. Highly enjoyable and one of the best American examples of an authentic German wheat that I have had. I only wish I hadn’t ordered this towards the end of the night, only because I could have had more of this fine beer. Keep it up, guys!

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.77/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thank you Troegs for not forgetting about your western PA brethran, thanks to a tip from beergeek279 and cupbeerman I found this one flowing on draft at Fathead's a bar a seem to love more and more with each visit. Appearance: Slightly cloudy or a milky peach hue on a golden body would be a better way to describe it, forms with a decent sized head leaving behind random scattered chunks of lace. Aroma: Spicy mix with touch of coriander, packed with loads of creamy banana esters and clove tones from the yeast used here, very nice. Taste: Takes on a banana smoothie like presence with the spices and clove complementing the sweet malted wheats in this brew. It's Oberon with balls basically possibly one of the best wheat ales I've ever tasted very very quaffable. Mouthfeel: Light medium body, with even carbonation creamy texture smooth as all hell. Drinkability: Excellent summer session but I wouldn't pass on it anytime of the year, this one should definitely make it's way to the Troeg's regular lineup which as of now lacks any wheat based beers.

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Photo of Edwin
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Troeg's 2 hours after kegging it...damn was it fresh! Re-sampled numerous times at just about any bar in the HBG area (Kclinger's, McGrath's, Marysville).

Appearance - A cloudy, milky-white, unfiltered beaut. This brew looks so much better than the Franziskaners and those run-of-the-mill wheats. Plus, nobody asks me if I want any fruit in it...but it is so cloudy at first, it is hard to tell where the head is. It is a very nice looking brew all-around.

Smell - Wheat, fruit, hops, and a few more spicy notes I cannot quite place (cinnamon?). Smells almost good enough to eat with a definite sweetness to it.

Taste - The taste was very good. I am usually wary of wheat beers, thanks to Appalachian's Water-Gap Wheat, but this was truly done well. A slight hoppy note with some citrusy and sweet notes throughout. Clove-like flavors also come through. A friendly, yet different brew.

Mouthfeel - Smooth like a glass of milk with little carbonation. Easy going down, with some residue sliding in there as well. Not bad at all.

Drinkability - Like I said, I am not really into the wheat beers all that much, however, this is a great summer sippin brew for those hot days. Very fluffy and easy to drink, and it won't kick you in the head with alcohol. Definitely try this local gem. Kudos to Troeg's for experimenting!

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Photo of shapudding
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thankyou Drafting Room for brinking this very yummy Troegs tap offering! It poured out a creamy looking peachy apricot color that there was no way to see through at all, this almost looked frozen. Nice creamy, milkshakey, egg-white head that reduced down to a nice covering. Carbination is not noticable. Scents of banana, fresh grash, gingerale, white grapes.

Incredibly smooth, almost thick, but yet soooo drinkable. Tastes of bananas, very light white wine spritzer, and slight citrus. Very clean and fresh! After the lemon is added- which I looove in my wheats, the flavors become a bit crisper. Sooo very nice! Once again, kudos to the Troegner brothers!

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