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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Photo of classixIII
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TeachChefs
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottK22
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hefeweizen. The perfect summer brew. Perfected by Brewers in the Fatherland and imitated by all others. This is a very good imitation which successfully mimics all the important qualities of one of my favorite beer styles. Solid thumbs up.

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Photo of JDW4195
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aprabhu
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lastmango
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy amber with a two finger off-white head. Little lacing. Aroma was of ripe banana and black pepper. Taste is basically banana and pepper. This is lacking the bready malty flavor with cloves that better Hefes have. I found the feel to be rather thin with mild carbonation. This is drinkable but not up to par with the German brands.

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Photo of Beric
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving: From the bottle at a BBQ
Served: 14 May 2016

Appearance: Had this one straight from the bottle because I was at a cookout. Came in the summer sampler pack, so it had very simple, elegant branding in my opinion, which was a nice change of pace from Tröegs' otherwise loud labels.

Smell: Definitely picked up on the ripe banana esters common to the style, with just a little bit of the characteristic yeasty spice too.

Taste: A solid hefeweizen, but one lacking some of the round, merged flavors common to the best German examples. I found the malt base to be a little thin, not doing much contribution in terms of breadiness and adding a bit more sweetness than I would have liked. The yeast notes are fine. Finished sweeter than anticipated.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium-high carbonation. About what I would expect for the style.

Overall: A good American hefeweizen, but one that doesn't match up great to the German examples.

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Photo of JBudraux
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayKay412
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drunkie
3.39/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redbarnbikes
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T-34-85
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of canarycommotion
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbeer40
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 fl oz bottle served cool into a pint glass. Another surprise from the wife's cross border trip.

Appearance - Pours a mostly clear rich golden colored brew. A finger or so of head before it recedes. Some lacing left around the glass. Fairly clear but not quite kristalweizen material.

Smell - Hearty grains plenty of wheat with some banana and spices. Slightly bigger nose than expected given that this beer is under 5% ABV.

Taste - Thick and wheaty, a heavy handed dose of malt with plenty of banana and some coriander and orange. Boldly flavorful, more so than many in this genre. Hops are generous, hidden but bustling beneath the surface. Lots of earthiness on the finish.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and creamy, decadent almost. Body is on the heavier end of things, but works well with a stronger than expected taste. Well carbonated.

Overall - A fine wheat beer that while not being able to stand with the German giants, Troegs DreamWeaver wheat is nonetheless a highly accessible and plenty flavorful ale than fans of the style can appreciate.

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Photo of Spoda1983
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tiffpanman
4.39/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Ogg
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of peteknepper
4.73/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KingPurple
4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PatrickCT
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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