Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs DreamWeaver WheatTröegs DreamWeaver Wheat

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1,787 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,787
Reviews: 621
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 54
Gots: 250 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004

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Ratings: 1,787 | Reviews: 621
Reviews by ellflle:
Photo of ellflle
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The head was white and smooth, about an inch, subsiding moderately. The body is golden and clear. It's classed as an unfiltered wheat, but doesn't look murky or harbor floaties, at least this bottle. Aroma was crisp, almost cidery, clean. The first sip was almost all bubbles. On about the third sip, the carbonation is moderating to a smoother texture. Clean sweet and fruity first impression, spicy aftertaste. Very darned nice.
Second bottle, same six pack, poured between smaller glasses (so the sediment was disturbed): cloudy and with almost no foam, but still delicious.
So handling and pouring are critical to the appearance. The taste, smell, and drinkability are still superior.

More User Reviews:
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 DaPeculierDane
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very enjoyable American Wheat more on the Hefe side of the spectrum than the Oberon side. Pours a perpetually hazed golden straw into an 8 oz mug, the only glass wear at my house that isn’t packed up for moving. Nice white head, superb retention. Aroma is more complex than just bananas and wheat, although both are present. Dried apricot, bread dough, tremendous spicing including, oddly enough, salt peter???, and some esters. Tastes like a wheat cereal with coriander, pepper, clove, and dried bananas mixed in. Very spicy. Nice carbonation. I really enjoy it. Nearly full body. Nice carbonation. A winner.

Photo of chOAKbarrell
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy cloudy pale. Classic hefeweizen scent, with noticeable citrue. Wow, this is a really tasty wheat beer. Definitely better than Sierra Nevada's, which is the last wheat beer I can remember drinking. The citrus tones are nicely balanced with the malt, making it feel rather hearty, especially for what is usually considered a light(er) beer. Tasty indeed. Too bad this only comes 3-to-a-12-pack. Absolutely worthy of its own six-pack.

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!

Photo of Jason
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Yeast was swirled in, cloudy brew now and the lacing is pretty epic. Banana bread ... no, taffy with some breadiness with dusty clove and nutty yeast in the nose. Very very smooth with a crisp refreshing bite, malty with a mellow breadiness. Herbal phenols push against the ripe fruit, clove tries to push the yeast out of the way. Flavors may run up against each other but nothing clashes. The phenols and a mild tartness do pull this beer away from the extreme drinkability this style can garner. Semi-dry finish.

Still able it quaff it back though the amount is hindered for me somewhat.

Photo of merlin48
4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle pours a hazy, pale yellow, body topped by a small white head. Poor retention and only some sporadic patch lacing.

Very aromatic and complex to the nose. Lots of citrus, with lemon zest, orange peel, and some banana esters. Coriander and a hint of clove and pepper add to the olfactory delight. Wheat cracker and yeast notes are also present.

Light bodied in the mouth with an appropriately zesty carbonation.

Coriander and orangepeel lead the taste, mixing with a toasty and grainy wheat character. Hints of earthy yeast, clove, and green banana get tossed about by the playful carbonation. Finishes clean and zesty.

A stellar example of a usually bland style. Nothing drab about this one! Many thanks to mntlover for renewing my acquaintance with one of my favorite breweries.

Photo of Billolick
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Photo of MisterDeeds
4.37/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jason for sneaking this into Mass.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a perfect pint glass.

Cloudy yellow haze. Looks like an UFW should I guess. Thin white head.

I know it cam from Pennsylvania, but it smells like a German hefe. Strong scents of banana and spices. Maybe cinnamon. Something I can't put my finger on is very nice about the aroma.

The taste does not disappoint. The bananas are there, along with cloves and some spice notes that compliment the fruit flavor quite nicely. Yeasty with a slight sour bite to it. Very impressive.

Feels full and thick, which I never really expect from a light colored brew, but is always quite welcome. Seemed to show carbonation throughout, but tasted very smooth and not too bubbly.

Finish is nice and balanced. Very drinkable. I wish I had more than one of these. A very impressive brew.

Photo of tigg924
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: orange yellow, cloudy, medium head, medium carbonation

Smell: wheat, banana, and vanilla

Taste: This one follows the smell wheat, banana, and vanilla

Mouthfeel: smooth, with a tart middle, and sweet finish--medium bodied

Drinkability: I would have this again...This is a decent wheat, similar to some German wheat beers I have had

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

Bottle courtesy of hopdog. Cloudy yellow color with a soft white head with very good lacing and retention. I get lemon and clove in the nose as well as a little bit of a spice I can't put my finger on. Taste is full of yeast and bread; a little bit of clove. Higher than medium carbonation and medium bodied. Good drinkable beer. I'd drink this again.

Photo of Mora2000
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Photo of LyonsHead
2.52/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours an opaque yellow with a cloudy haze. Little white head that was gone within seconds.

S: best part of the beer. Smells very fruity, notes. of citrus such as orange and lemon zest. subtle wheat smell

T: overpowering fruity esters. orange and lemon really take over the pallet, very subtle wheat and it ends with a lingering grassy note. It not very complex and really not impressive at all

M: Very thin, slick feel. again, not impressed

D: To me this beer really missed. The water-thin mouthfeel combined with overpowering fruit and grass left me rather unimpressed. I probably won't be reaching for another any time soon.

Photo of bsp77
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Weizen-like glass.

Appearance: Hazy, dull yellow. Nice white cap at first that dissipates.

Smell: Banana mostly, with some clove and dry wheat.

Taste: Banana bread, lemon and wheat, which is overtaken by the clove and light spicy hops at the finish. The lemon continues into the aftertaste, as do some medicinal notes which detract a little.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation with a light body and finish that is almost appropriately dry.

Overall: Nice refreshing Hefeweizen overall - slight deductions for the finish and aftertaste but still very good.

Photo of jcdiflorio
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

200th review did the Mad Elf for 100. served into my tall Blue Moon wheat glass from a 12oz. brown long neck bottle with crimped-on cap.

Very spicy aroma,fruity,clove aromas,a slight hint of bannana,some yeast. Very clean and pleasing.

A complex spicyness and fruityness.Peppery,clove,yeasty,a hint of cinnamon,with some slight tartness. Very spicy finish,would guess this is the same yeast as used in the Mad Elf?

Light mouthfeel.creamy with some cloyingness. Great taste, a sessionable wheat beer. Could drink this all day long on a hot summer day. It's nice to have a good wheat beer in the middle of winter sometimes.

Photo of dogfishandi
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a hefe glass. pours a very cloudy yellow golden color with a brilliant creamy white head with great retention. pretty decent lace as well. lots of rushing bubbles. looks delicious!

your usual hefe aroma. bannana, clove, bubblegum, a little bit of spice and citrus as well. a touch of graininess struggles to cut through the yeast.

in the taste theres a mix of mild graininess and spicy yeast. bannana, bubblegum and clove come through from the yeast as well. has a lemon like citrus note too it. finishs with a subtle hop bitterness. very refreshing. a great choice for a hot summer day such as today.

nice light, thirst quenching, refreshing body. creamy, smooth mouthfeel.

superior drinkability like most good hefes. im sitting in my backyard as i type and this is just going down too quick and easy. slightly above average hefe, but nothing too spectacular. definatly worth a try.

Photo of sarahspat
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a hazy, tawny yellow-orange with a minimal, quickly dissipating white head. No lacing to speak of.

The nose is mostly just cloves, but it's nice.

Cloves are also predominant on the palate, with some great complementary banana undertones. Crisp, clean finish.

Dream Weaver is medium-bodied and smooth. Good carbonation.

This brew is incredibly easy-drinking, even for someone who doesn't normally drink wheat beers, like me. Another solid offering from Troegs.

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.

Photo of Shovelbum
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a creamy 1 finger head over a hazy straw colored beer. Light aromas of yeast induced-cloves and banana. Slightly tart flavor mixes with a light sweetness. Substantial pepper and clove spiciness as well. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Tangy mouthfeel with an underlying creaminess. Slightly drying.

Taste and mouthfeel aren't sacrficed by the lower ABV at all. Decent complexity for the style. A tasty and refreshing brew great for summer or any time of year.

Photo of FredTheSeal
4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Unfiltered bottle - Swirled sediment into glass.

A - fizzy white head that quickly dissipates without lacing. Cloudy golden in color.

S - Yeast, bread, & caramel, very slight alcohol at the end.

T - Typical yeasty/bready flavor up front. Kind of sweet and caramelly, followed by a slight bitterness.

M - Highly carbonated, light-medium body.

D - I'd say this is moderately drinkable. It has a great wheat beer flavor but feels a little heavier than most. I'd still be able to go through 4 though.

Photo of richkrull
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice cloudy golden color with a half inch of fluffy white head on it.

Smell is clove banana and spices.

Taste is pretty decent overall. A relatively light hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel is light as this beer goes down smooth and easy.

Overall a good tasting hefe. Wouldn't mind drinking this again but it's not as good as the offerings from New Glarus.

Photo of degerbah
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured clear yellow (standard for a wit) with plenty of head. Aroma is of coriander and other spices. The head dissapears quickly without leaving much residue on the side of the glass.

The taste is almost all spices, very reminiscent of hoegaarden. Refreshing and complicated at the same time. In this case, the beer tastes exactly like it smells. Refreshing with a spicy aftertaste, a little heavy on the additional flavoring for my taste, but very tasty.

The only thing preventing me from buying more of this beer is that I can get Hoegaarden for about the same price, and I like it a little more. This is a more than adequate wheat, and worth drinking again.

Photo of Brenden
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is a pretty deep, cloudy yellow. Nice retention on a head that sticks around at one finger almost the entire way, leaving moderate lacing.
Aroma is typical for the style, though a bit light and subtle. A light spiciness is behind a wheat back and there's a moderate yeast. Very gentle citrus has a presence as well.
Wheat and yeast are prominent in the flavors, with a more lemon than orange citrus ever-present. A gentle spiciness is in the back as well. There's a very light hosp presence. Balance is fair and the flavor is good, but quite light.
The mouthfeel was nice and creamy with a crisp bite. The body is light to medium and carbonation is moderate.
This is pretty good and quite drinkable, but not with the superb balance of some and somewhat light on aroma and flavor.

Photo of watermelonman
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured to a pale and fairly cloudy yellow with a small head that lasted well. It's leaving some nice lace too.

Esters and yeast come through in the smell. The taste starts with wheat malt and finishes with a bit of clove and banana. It's medium in the mouth and very easy to drink.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
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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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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