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Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004

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641
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1,912
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
22.43%
 
 
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Photo of mdaschaf
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy orange with very little head or lacing.

S: Has a very nice aroma of bananas and spices, mostly clove I think. There is also a slight funkiness as well.

T: The bananas and clove come through stronger on the taste than on the smell. There is also a hint of orange as well.

D/M: A really nice beer, extremely easy to drink. Like most others I find it to be more like a hefe, but nonetheless, I really enjoyed this one. Another good beer from Troegs.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my New Belgium tulip. Received as an extra from IDrinkGas; thanks man.

a - Pours a hazy yellow-orange color with two inches of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bananas, cloves, spices, yeast, wheat, and bready malts. Bananas jump out and dominate the most.

t - Tastes of wheat, bananas, cloves, spices, yeast, smooth bready malts, and grain. Bananas at the front again, but not as dominate as in the smell.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, insanely easy going down.

d - Overall a very solid wheat ale. Lots of bananas in the smell and taste but very drinkable and great body. Would have again.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.77/5  rDev +25.9%
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 RblWthACoz
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a minimal white head. Nose is very funky. That spiced and mild banana profile is very much there and is very full. Smells like play-do or clay to me as well. Flavor is pretty full bodied, but seems almost light at the same time. There is not as much of a kick as I was expecting. Are the trademark characteristics there? Yes. Is it wildly interesting and unique? Hmmm. Feel has a fairly full bubble to it and the liquid is good as well. Very drinkable due to it’s smooth nature. Easily a session brew. And definitely worth trying.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.79/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am not a fan of the style, bottle try some anyway since hefe beer is better than none! CANs soon, I promise.

From the bottle: "DreamWeaver Wheat is an unfiltered splash of spicy mouthwatering joy. Pour 3/4 of the bottle into a glass, swirl the bottle to invigorate the yeast and pour remainder down the center of the glass." Cool, it comes with directions since everybody tells me I need more direction in life.

I got a finger of fluffy bone-white head from my pour and then it suddenly fell like a souffle when someone bangs the oven door shut. Color was a VERY cloudy orangish-yellow, like fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. Nose was as advertised - spicy, specifically clove forward with undertones of the banana/bubble gum esters that usually put me off in a big way. The clove-forward smell is achieved by fermenting hefe yeast at lager temperatures and I had not realized that homeboys John & Chris were doing this with theirs or I would have been drinking a lot more of it a lot sooner. Mouthfeel was not quite full, but close, and the clove spiciness was like the Clove Life Savers that I was (seemingly) the only person who liked them. For our more modern and hip users, think clove cigarettes. I once made an air freshener out of an orange by sticking cloves into it in the shape of a smiley face. Yay, cloves! This was joy in a bottle. Frankly, I did not really experience the banana/bubble gum nonsense that so thoroughly puts me off. Finish was pretty dry for the style, given its intense spice but I was down with it. More please, Mssrs. Musselman and Yashinsky.

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Photo of stakem
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clowdy yellow with a bit of orange hue to it. Initially has a minimal creamy white head with not much retension. Nose is yeasty with orange up front, banana cross the middle and paired with the scent of cloves. The feel of this beer is quite light and refreshing, easily can put a few of these back. Taste yields much the same as the nose of this beer except less citrus and more yeast and wheat than anything. The finish suprisingly has very minor hop taste mixed in with the yeast but without any of the hop bitterness.

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Photo of jwc215
3.06/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass from a 12 oz. bottle. No freshness date - but recently purchased.
Poured cloudy light yellow with a thick, fluffy head that left some lacing.
The smell was of sheat with hints of cloves and an underlying musty aroma.
The taste was very typical of a summer wheat ale. A crisp tang from some spices, especially clove. It was a bit too thin.
The mouthfeel/drinkability was fairly refreshing - It was light-bodied, with nothing particularly offensive outside of the slight mustiness in the nose. It was fairly smooth - on the whole, nothing great but not too terrible for a summer-time wheat beer. Better ones out there though.

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Photo of tdm168
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orangish-yellow with a 1/4" of soft, white head that fades quickly. The nose has notes of yeast, bananas, white grapes, and cloves. The taste is spicy at first with decent clove notes. Then there are some fruity notes that comes through, mostly banana. There is just a hint of bubblegum in the finish. The mouthfeel is overly carbonated, quite dry, and very light.

The mouthfeel threw this one off. It's so heavily carbonated that it interferes with the taste buds. Overall, the flavor and nose were quite good. A little less carbonation puts this up there with some of the better hefes.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Light orange, to dark lemon yellow body, slightly lighter and brighter towards the bottom of the glass. Head makes about three fleeting fingers of soapy white head to fall and quickly disappear into a good thick collar, but thin puck.

Standard hefe nose on the bouquet, but hints with much more strange peanut butter like yeast esters. Faint clove, little malt wheat chewy character, and no sense of sweetness. THere is a thick sweet peanut quality coming off this however, and a strange out there hint of nut and dry quality on the nose.

Palate hints toward hefe quality, but with spicier notes, and subdued classic hefe quality. Wet bodied with a lighter feel, and not sense of malt chewy character and depth. Almost peppery, near hot finish on the clove like ester front. Density really missing, and the bubblegum sweetness and where is the lemon.

It's an interesting take on the style, and comes off a bit strangely amped, but still a bit lifeless unfortunately. No regrets trying it though, and no harm either.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. Beer is yellow and hazy, carbonation moderate to low, almost no head. Head is made up of a thin layer of white bubbles and other larger bubbles that stick to the glass. No lacing.

Aroma is slightly hoppy. Citrusy and the kind of bitter you associate with citrus peel. There is also a hint of wheat malt in there, smells OK.

Beer is medium body, bitterness low, clean wet feel to the beer. No much in the way of backmouth bitterness at all. There is a late wheat flavor that I enjoy but usually want it up front rather than in the back of the mouth. Second taste, Drinkability really high, mouthfeel again leaves something lacking the front palate. Overall, its an OK wheat beer.

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Photo of Billolick
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler pour from DeCicio's in Ardsley, NY. Hazed/cloudy, dull medium apricot. The head is off white, medium retention, leaves a bunch of sheeting and later fine ringlets of lace. Wheat field nose, with flourishes of bananas and sweet sugary fruits. Easy drinking wheat. More fruit notes, toasty, yeasty and quite enjoyable. Highly sessionable, pleasant summary brew. Went well with some thai shrimp and would make a nice companion to a host of salads, seafood and lighter food choices.

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

Served on-tap at Canal Street Pub last night - poured into a pint glass.

Let me preface this with I'm glad BA decided, after debate in the forums, to change the style to Hefeweizen which this clearly is after revisiting this from last year. I think this should be reviewed as this style rather than it's former classification.

A: Hazy, bright and brilliant golden yellow topped with a rocky, creamy white head. Amazing lacing and great retention going on here, much better looking than from the bottle I had last year.

S: Banana notes explode, coupled with some juicy citrus qualities - orange and lemon zest. A bit of crushed peppercorn and clove come through towards the end but the banana, citrus and faint yeast notes are dominant and true to the Hefeweizen style.

T: Sweet notes hit first and once again, banana comes through strong. A touch of orange, some wheat and a bready, yeasty quality are in the finish. It's finishes somewhat dry, nothing too bad, and leaves a pleasant aftertaste.

For a sub 5% ABV beer, this is a great sessionable beer, especially one that is going to be perfect for the spring and summer weather. I'll definitely be stocking this one and am kind of disappointed I overlooked this readily available, easy drinking and refreshing beer for so long.

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Photo of tempest
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I feel like I do this a lot, but I dont quite agree with the style classification on this one. The aroma is a dead-on hefeweizen and the flavor only has a little more clean wheat malt flavor than a hefe. I thought it was one until I looked this beer up to review it.

Anyways, the taste and aroma revolve around a big creamy citrus element. The flavor is pretty on par with a less-complex hefe, just smooth spice cake frosting and citrus. Also looks pretty and is very drinkable, I'm calling it a hefe. Not a reat one, but a pretty good one.

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Photo of WesWes
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
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 Gavage
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Part of the Troegs variety 12 pack. Pours a pale yellow color with a big fluffy head that clung to sides of the glass. Aroma is of a grainy bread and some mild spice. The flavor is of wheat, mild banana, pepper, and a strong floral bitterness.

There is a certain graininess to the mouthfeel. Crisp start and finish, and the finish is also dry. Exceptional drinkability, as this is refreshing and very flavorful. I hope this becomes available in stand alone sixpacks, but until then purchase the variety pack to get your hands on this.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to hudsonphotog for sharing this bottle.

Pours a cloudy straw color with a small white head. The aroma is orange, banana and clove. Kind of strange to get all of those flavors in one wheat beer, but it is very inviting. The flavor is more of the same with coriander being the most dominant but the other flavors showing up as well. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. A odd-ball combination wheat beer with the best aspects of witbiers and hefeweizens. Definitely recommended.

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Photo of Duff27
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very quickly dissipating white head. Plenty of carb bubbles rising in a light golden beer. No lacing present.

S- Smell is of lemons, bananas, and grass.

T- Lemony goodness. Bananas and/or cloves. Very refreshing. i can tell you I'm drinking this at the wrong time of year...would be great after a good lawn mow.

M- Nothing at all wrong with the mouthfeel on this beer.

D/O- I'm normally not a huge fan of wheat beers but lately they have been growing on me and I find this an above average example. Highly recommended in the order of converting BMC drinkers.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to shaebs99 and JoeyBeerBelly for this brew.

Pours a nice cloudy golden pale yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger plus fizzy white head, which does leave some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some spices, and some caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty/yeasty/grassy, some spicyness, and caramel. Light-Medium body. Drinkable, this is a tasty brew.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.32/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Unfiltered pale yellow grains. Looks intriguing.

S. Spices and wheat. Can't lose there.

T. Tastes like a uber hefeweizen. Indescribably sweet.

M. Light body with a good feel. Solid aftertaste as it coats the palate.

D. A go to beer.

Thoughts: This is one of my favorites from Troegs. Had it at the bar and then bought a case thereafter. Superb.

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Photo of biegaman
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Grapefruit skin dotted with microscopic sized bubbles. A pillow of head formed instantly from the pour although it's now heavily napping, even swirling won't completely awaken it. There is a hazy screen that clouds up the appearance. Although it blurs complexion it certainly does not darken it - the beer is brightly coloured and appears quite refreshing.

Perhaps this should be listed as a "white" beer as opposed to "wheat" beer? It shouldn't take a connoisseur to note the inclusion of spices and fruit zest that is trademark of a Belgian style witbier (as oppose to the grainy, hop filled bouquet of an American wheat). The aroma is rammed with light honey-like sweetness, lemon zest, citrus and clove spice.

Upon further inspection, this may be more similar to a German style hefeweizen (for those keeping tabs on style guidelines). The flavour is pleasantly sweet and touts fruity notes of under-ripe melon and a vividly discernible flavour of banana. The yeast is suggestively spicy and light hints of clove and white pepper are also noted.

The Munich and Pils malts impart a bready, sweet and biscuity component where as the wheat provides the impression of straw and grains; the two balance wonderfully together. A cautious use of Noble hops lend just a faint earthy character. It is an effective combination of dry, tart and sweet. This is a wonderfully crafted weisse beer!

Although the nose initially had me think of a Belgian witbier, the first sip left me no doubt that the aim here was a classic, Southern German specialty. The array of flavours, from spicy clove to fruity banana and from bready malt to crisp straw wheat, provides all the components needed to make a quenching, delicious wheat beer. Thanks DrJay!

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Photo of tone77
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus and spices. Taste is excellent, malts, citrus, and spices blended perfectly. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and is highly drinkable. Overall this is a very good beer.

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Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy medium straw hue with a three finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a heavy malted wheat aroma with a perfumy yeast and clove.

The taste consisted of a bready wheat malt and a spicy yeast body. Good light wheat finish.

The mouthfeel was of average chewiness for the style with a dry finish.

Overall a very nice wheat ale. Very sessionable and certainly one of the best examples of the style.

Thanks a bunch to Aprilluvsbeer.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: cloudy pale-orange hue with a light effervescence and nearly 3 fingers of pillowy ivory foam. Looks appetizing.

Smell: nice wheaty aroma with a touch of graininess. Big yeast character here demonstrating lots of clove and a whiff of banana. Quite good indeed.

Taste: flavor very closely reflects the character found in the aroma. Mostly clovey but with a refreshing hint of banana right at the end. Usually I'm a bigger fan of banana flavor in my hefeweizen than clove, but this one is pretty nice anyway.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big level of creaminess. Good.

Overall: this is a very good and well-crafted hefeweizen, but I'm going to get a little personal here. I probably would not go out of my way for this one again, because like I said I prefer a banana-ey hef to a clovey hef. This is purely a personal preference, though.

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Photo of weeare138
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Standard Tap...
Appears a hazy light gold with a small white cap that fizzles into a small bubbly film.
Smell seems like a mix between a hefe & wit. Lots of bubblegum, bananas, and wheat, with a bit of clove, coriander, and pepper.
Taste is of the same mix with a mild doughyness to it and perhaps the ever slightness of sulpher that isn't too noticable.
Drinkability is good. A nice brew that I hope to see more of in the future.

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

Pours a three finger white head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color, ton of yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Citrus and yeast nose. Flavor is lemon and yeast. Light peppery finish. $1.95 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

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