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Tröegs Dreamenator

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Tröegs Dreamenator
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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As the name implies, Dreamenator is a combination of Troegenator and DreamWeaver. “We made a special batch of Troegenator at a lower specific gravity just for this beer and fermented it with DreamWeaver yeast,” explained John Trogner. “Dreamenator is unfiltered, so it will be cloudy, and is around 6.5% abv. The yeast will be a dominant taste in Dreamenator, but the smooth malt flavor of the Troegenator is noticeable as well. After fermentation we let the beer rest for about three weeks before kegging.”

Exclusive to the Tröegs tasting room and the 2006 Kennett Brewfest.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2006
On tap at the KSBF ’06. Poured a darker orangish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of grain, cereal, nuts, light caramel, and bananas. Tastes of cereal, caramel, nuts, and banans.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5312) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Poured a hazy, amber brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of banana, roast, nuts, caramel malts, and light clove. Taste of roasted malts, caramel, nuts, banana, and citrus, with a light hoppiness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2006
On tap, Kennett Square Fest 2006. Pours a slightly cloudy medium brown colored body under a small beige head. Aroma was full of fruity esters, bananas most prominantly, along with some yeast, cloves, and toasted nutty malt. Flavor wise it sort of came across as almost weizenbock like. Nutty and toasted malt under a fruity yeasty slightly sweet middle. Finishes with a little yeasty spiciness and banana. Mouthfeel was medium bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, an interesting beer, you can really taste the contribution from each beers influence.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4473) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 9, 2006
KSBF 2006. Pours a lightly hazy copper amber with an average tan head. Aroma of wheat, cereal, grainy maltiness, some banana, yeast and a hint of clove. Flavor was very grainy, toasty, pretzel along with some of your banana.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Draught samples at Kennett Fest, 10/7/06
Soft, muted copper-beige, medium clarity with a full beige head that fades steadily to cover, leaving light lacing.
Reserved nose shows dried apricots and lots of ’em. Just sort of a lightly tangy, mildly sweet sense, with some fleshy, slightly mineralic hints from the actual yeast. Light bananas, with a dusting of chocolate and very creamy, blanding wheat. Mild strength to the aroma, with no suggestion of alcohol. Typical clove/bubblegum, but less dominant here. Some sweet toffee and coffeecake-like malts are stretched VERY thin.
True to the aroma, the flavor is very mild. Almost no acidity throughout, with soft peachy/apricot notes, banana flavored wheatmeal and some chewy, light toffee sweetness upon warming. There is a touch of toasted malt astringency on the finish, but it is swallowed up on the very end, by the wheat blandness. Decidedly more amounts of fruitiness emerge with warming as well, complementing the toffee and turning it more dunkelweizen-like (it is just incredibly bland when too cold). Soft enough texture, with medium amounts of carbonation (slightly loose). Just not enough malt sweetness though, typical of many wheat beers. Should then think it quite drinkable (and it is to some extent), but the dryness, wateriness and extremely mild flavors prove difficult to remain interested in, even for someone who generally enjoys low gravity beers (though this is hardly low gravity).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2006
On tap at Kennett. Hazy copper in color with a nice fluffy tan head. Malty grainy fruity aroma. Banana and clove notes. Grainy and toasty flavor. Banana caramell notes. Medium bodied. Finish is grainy. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1228) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2006
sampled this at the tasting room. kinda a cloudy light brownish colour, The yeast certainly was a pretty strong taste. I’d say it has more elements of a troegenator over the dreamweaver, which is good. Good brew, but not all I had hoped it would be.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2006
On tap at KSBF ’06. Hazy light brown color with a small beige head. Aroma of cloves, banana and a bit of bubblegum. Flavor is toasted malt, caramel, banana and cloves. Reminded me more of the Dreamweaver than Troegenator. Either way it was quite drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Out of a twelve ounce bottle. Very drinkable wheat beer. Gold and crisp body. Aroma is strong and refreshing. After drinking one you will be reaching for another.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2006
On tap at KSBF ’06... Appears a hazy, dark brown with a small but fluffy, light tan head. It slowly fades out and leaves lots of streaky lacing all over the glass. Smell is of banana, toffee, clove, and yeasty spiciness that compliments the caramelized richness. Taste is of the same aromas though slightly better with a toasted oat flavor. Mouthfeel is tangy with wheat, along with a bit of funk flowing along the medium bodied brew.


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