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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
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1,751 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,751
Reviews: 613
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 52
Gots: 227 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004

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Ratings: 1,751 | Reviews: 613
Photo of Moneypenny
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours clear but becomes beautifully murky with the addition of the yeast residue (or maybe that's my saliva). Rich head dissipates too quickly. More orange than amber in color. Strong banana aroma, reminiscent of a high school organic chem experiment--esters gone bad. In other words, this is an artificial banana smell. But pleasant nonethless. Other notes are spices, principally clove. Banana and clove dominate on the palate as well. Completely inoffensive, lives up to expectations for a transitional seasonal beer. If Dream Weaver were a boy band, it would be One Direction. So much for the brewer's nod to Gary Wright.

Photo of Jacobob10
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle. Pale straw in color and somewhat clear until adding the yeast sediment from the bottle, which darkens the color a bit and creates a cloudy appearance.  Large, fluffy white head out of the bottle, but it doesn't last long. Aroma leans more towards clove and spice than fruit. A bit of banana and lemon citrus round things out. The clove sticks around in the flavor and the beer's light body probably accentuates that a bit. The fruit takes a backseat to the spice.

Overall, this was a little thin for me. The flavors are good and there is nothing offensive going on here, but I would have liked a little more fullness to round everything oit. Not a bad beer by any means, but not something I will be rushing back to purchase again as there are better versions of the style.

Photo of SFNC
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not sure I'd call it a Hefeweizen, more like a decent witbeer. Still a refreshing brew. I can see enjoying a couple in the furture on a nice warm summer day.

Photo of Roguer
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Big fluffy, snow-white head atop a slightly hazy, lemon-yellow brew.

Huge banana notes, a touch of citrus.

Flavor follows, hinting strongly of bananas, wheat, hay, crackers, and a touch of lemon. Not a lot going on.

Very thin mouthfeel, moderately lively. Very drinkable.

This is a decent Hefe that shows promise, but is just too thin and boring to live up to it.

Photo of Sgt_Solocam
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Expecting a good wheat Hefeweizen... Surprised by the banana taste. Overall I'll have another.

Photo of gonzo000
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a cloudy yellow/orange. Head poured three fingers high and retains well. Smell is coriander, taste the same. Not much of a diverse profile, a dull coriander taste dominates the front and some bread on the finish. Great brewery, not their best beer. Will not revisit.

Photo of Wolberjs
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Troegs. Fantastic for a wheat.

Photo of Patbrown2
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

served at a Pizzeria Uno in a standard pint glass. Thin and relatively tasteless. Was really looking forward to it, given build-up I've heard.

Photo of Echoesofanera
4.5/5  rDev +21%

I had this beer at a small pub in PA and it was very good and is now one of my favorite beers!

Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Not too bad, decent head. Very light aroma, a little citrusy. Taste is obvious banana, actually lots of banana. Carbonation is decent, this beer is refreshing and did I mention banana, wow it is there !!!!

Photo of dvk2z14
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Like this one, but don't get to drink oten.

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

$ 5.50/16 oz draft at Uno’s in Exton, PA
Aroma – spicy, some yeast phenolics
Head 2 cm, white, creamy, diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing excellent – covers the entire inside with tiny bubbles
Body medium yellow, hazy
Flavor – spice, yeast phenolics, slightly sweet; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.5. Final weighted score 3.5.
A very pleasant and drinkable hefeweizen, meeting all the criteria. Well worth trying.

Photo of York_Shogun
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Excellent wheat style beer very similar to Hoegarden grand cru

Photo of seedyone
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 2012 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. This time mid-summer. Needed lemon slice for my taste which cut the body a bit and sharpened the flavor. Tastes & feels like way more than a 4.8 ABV but this time of year, looking for the long haul, it hits the spot.

04/03/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Great taste & good body.

Photo of logicalparadox
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poursva hazy straw. It's a cloudy, unfiltered elixir. The head is soft and white, but quickly dissipates.

Aroma is spot on for a heffeweizen. Bananas dominate the nose
Little to no clove. A slight lemon.

Pallet follows the nose; there's a distinct banana base, with some light lemony overtones. Wheat is present. But subdued. Is this banana juice?

Lighter than some examples of the style. Pleasantly soft, white light, fluffy carbonation.

Overall, this is my favorite style, so its hard d not to love this. Not as well balance d as she me others, but a cool slant that falls on the extreme banana end of the spectrum

Photo of smakawhat
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Photo of MikeWard
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a bottle from the anthology mixed case, poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance was hazy and yellow, much carbonation, and a head that kept throughout. Carbonation persisted, some lacing

smell was pleasant, sweet,wheaty, bubblegum yeasty kind of thing going

taste was a little better than expected, quite full, flavor stays with you for quite some time.

Mouth below medium

Not a style I'm overly fond of, but a good offering from a very good brewery.

Re-reviewed today, since I now know a bit more what I'm talking about :)

Photo of Grugalug
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a golden color with a good two finger head that dissipates very quickly. Lots of bubbles coming up to the service and it is very clear.

S- A very fruity aroma. It is difficult to tell what fruit is the most prevalent, but it seems to be a tie between banana, apple, and pear. It is pleasantly yeasty and also has just a hint of spice to it.

T- The taste is very representative of the head. Big fruitiness and a pleasant yeasty flavor. It is on the sweet side but this is balanced by a slight bitterness that seems to be brought from the wheat. Hops are completely undetectable. Very refreshing.

M- Tingling carbonation and a refreshing crispness. On the thinner side but it goes down very easy. Nothing to complain about.

O- Refreshing, crisp, and bursting with fruit. What more could you ask for on a spring or summer day?

Photo of Sensaray
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazed golden in color
Bready sweetness and banana and cloves in nose
Taste is of grains, banana, yeast and flowers, mouthfeel is pleasant for the style, drinkable. good spiciness here.
Solid wheat beer and another solid beer from Troegs
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Photo of oonthego
3.11/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Golden color with white head, some bubbles.

S: Very intense wheat smell even from 12 inches away from my nose, slightly inundating.

T: No distinct flavors that my palate can ascertain...yeasty taste.

M: Mildly carbonated, leaves yeasty aftertaste that dissipates quickly.

O: OK. Only bought one to try. This won't be on the short list of UW beers. Might benefit from a splash of citrus but the lack there of makes this beer different that most UWs I have sampled.

Photo of BoulderBarrovecchio
1.92/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: Clear sunshine yellow, very active carbonation throughout, 1/4 inch head that stays.

S: Bananas, but the artificial syrupy kind, and apple tartness, slight clove spice.

T: Empty. Not much there on the front end, slight apple and banana on the back-end. A super disappointment here.

M: Very high carbonation, almost too much, similar to that of seltzer water, very bitey with each gulp.

O: Very disappointed. I was hoping this would fit the bill for my summer go-to this year. Nope.

Photo of Immortale25
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. Bottleneck says 101513.

A- Pours a clean light amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Sudsy semi-resilient lacing.

S- Rich, yeasty aroma with lots of banana and clove notes. Also plenty of sweet wheat and a bit of alcohol. So drinkable.

T- Solid wheat flavor with notes of bubble gum, more banana and flower (rose?) water. Pretty sweet with minimal alcohol taste and lots of spice.

M- Semi-bright with a milky thickness. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- One of the first beers that made me realize I love a well done full-flavored wheat beer. The low score it carries is criminal.

Photo of superspak
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into weizen glass, bottled on 5/10/2013. Pours very hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, bubblegum, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of yeast, hop, and malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, bubblegum, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of banana, lemon, pear, apple, bubblegum, wheat, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, complexity, and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this a damn nice Hefeweizen. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of malt, yeast, and hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of mtomlins
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

A: Light straw in color, a bit hazy, small head with no lacing, falls to a thin bubbly collar.

S: Very yeasty and wheaty; a touch of citrus (lemon?).

T: Lots of wheat and a big yeast profile; mild lemon and a bit of sweet orange.

M: medium-light body and lots of carbonation; light and refreshing

O: A nice flavorful summer beer.

Photo of Act25
3.12/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I'm a Troegs fan, but not of this one. It's too medicinal, and a bit skunky and thin.

A: A hazy yellow, dull, amber in color with when poured hard, a large off white head at the top, a medium rate of lacing. (must pour hard)

S: Way too sweet, way too medicinal. More like over-ripe bananas and pink gum with some cleaning fluid in the air. Back of the bus kind of smell. Even some bad perfume. Would not want to be trapped with this smell.

T: Too much like the smell, way too sweet up front and perhaps too much carbonation, I am not getting much real fruit on my try. Again, stale banana peel, and everything you dont like about gum and perfume, or the back of a long bus ride.

M: Too light bodied beer with a lot of carbonation, almost tasted like a turned banana-orange soda.

O: This is a bad beer and too sweet. Go back and try again, or give up on this style.

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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,751 ratings.