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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs DreamWeaver WheatTröegs DreamWeaver Wheat

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628 Reviews

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Reviews: 628
Hads: 1,837
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 22.43%
Wants: 58
Gots: 300 | 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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Reviews: 628 | Hads: 1,837
Photo of earthboundagain
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ok we have a nice light apple juice long brew with some cloudiness. The head s white and thin and laces in small patches.

The nose is of soggy wheat, clove, some banana and a tad bit of orange

The taste is mellow, but we have some old wheat crackers, some assorted fruitiness, and a wee bit a spice, mainly clove.

The mouthfeel is lively carbonation on a medium-thin body. The beer is a easy drinker and is a plus on a hot September day.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fluffy whipped egg white head tops a bright gold beer. Sparse carbonation slowly wises to the top. Beer is clear until you introduce the sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Nice and hazy after that.

Aroma is bright, fresh, doughy, yeasty and a touch of clove.

Another nice effort from Troeg's. I think this is the last beer in their line-up that I've tried. All are very strong with the exception of the Rugged trail Nut Brown. Bright, refreshing Clove, Banana, sourdough bread flavor. Touch of citrus. Light hop bitterness towards the end.

Body is light and yet there is a definite texture to the beer. Presumably from the yeast. Not quite chalky, but almost a powder in the beer. This is not a bad thing.

Very drinkable, nice session brew!

Well done. A good one for spring and summer.

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Photo of HugoGrim
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Two bottles poured into a 24 oz weizen glass; from a very fresh case bottled just two weeks ago.

Classic look of a hefe, though not as substantial a head as I would have liked.

Excellent aroma. Strong banana, clove, black pepper, and yeast.

I do not agree with this beer being listed as an American pale wheat ale, as it is a clear cut hefe weizen in my book. It stands out as one of the better American micro hefes I've had to date which is quite a complement. I guess the thing that pushes it into the American wheat ale category is the fact that it does have some light hops, however they simply form a very subtle bitter undertone which complements the black pepper and other spices quite well.

Obviously as with almost any hefe or wheat ale it is very drinkable.

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Photo of FredTheSeal
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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Photo of kels
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Bright straw yellow with a 1/2 finger of white filmy head that fades to a skim immediately with bunches of white bubbles. It is slightly hazy with good carbonation.

Smell: Chewy yeasty malts, sticky wheat and slight tart, lemony hops.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Taste is full of yeast and dry wheat, tartness is slight and refreshing and tastes like sweet lemons. Slightly toasted malts. The feel is very bright, well-carbonated and light - quite refreshing.

Drinkability: Very high - would be perfect on a hot summer day.

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Photo of DMBoSox11
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review #6 - 12 ounce bottle (no date) in a weizen glass. The bottle does give instructions that they want you to use the yeast.

A: Cloudy with a perfectly white head and small bubbles. There was nice retention, however, no lacing.

S: My immediate thought was that this was not an American Pale Wheat Ale, but a Hefeweizen. Big clove and spices nose that was also very fruity.

T: Confirms the Hefeweizen label. Banana and clove are up front with a touch of lemongrass. The wheat backing does a great job of balancing this beer.

M: Medium body with high carbonation.

D: Very smooth. Truly a great Hefeweizen. I would normally score this beer a B as it's not my favorite style, but for the style it was exceptionally crafted.

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Photo of morimech
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color with one inch of white head that had good retention. The head does settle to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass. The aroma and flavor is closer to a hefeweizen than your typical pale wheat ale. I am thankful for that. I pick up a lot of cloves in the aroma and flavor. A little bit lighter in flavor than the better hefes but overall it is more than I expectyed. Carbonation seems a little high and it is a little rough drinking but otherwise has a solid body. This beer certainly brought more to the table than I expected for the style. Refreshing and light makes this easily sessionable. Might not be a style that garners high scores but this one is probably top of the heap of pale wheat ales.

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Photo of mjc410
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The pour into my Weihenstephan Weisse glass raises a lofty three inch eggshell head, which leaves very sudsy and sticky lacing. The beer's body is hazy golden. Head retention is quite nice, too. The smell is Very clovey/banana-bready, which I just love. A clean, spicy scent. The taste is just loaded with straight banana bread flavor. Quite biscuity and sweet, with a lingering banana-bitterness. The mouthfeel is a bit light, although I may have poured too hard, releasing too much carbonation. Still, I know I want more, and I'll edit if my perception changes in future tastings. Overall, this is a killer wheat beer that tastes like a bakery.

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Photo of Glanzman
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear, golden color with a nice two finger head. Nice lacing throughout.

Smells of wheat, biscuit, cloves, perhaps some lemongrass as well.

Pretty much taste the same as it's aroma. Very easy to drink. Light and crisp!

Very nice beer... one of the better ones I've had in this category. Worth a 6 pack for easy, summertime drinking.

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Photo of marcpal
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into sam uber glass thing from the troegs sampler pack.

A: Decent head and you can tell from the haze that its unfiltered. Orange/yellow made an attractive pour.

S: Bananas and vanilla. Agree with others in terms of being reminiscent of fat tire. The lemon and spiciness were crisp on the nose.

T: Lemon peel, banana and tons of bubblegum The spices are pleasant and very much of a German hefe with a bit more sweetness. Very good.

M: Light and airy, again crisp. smooth mouthfeel.

D: Through the roof, this may be my new summer beer of choice. Cant think of a food this wouldnt go well with.

Top notch stuff again from Troegs. This is a style I have come to appreciate more and really enjoy this one.

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Photo of jifigz
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a beautiful hazy sunshine yellow. Developed a nice head that disappeared rather quickly and has lots of carbonation bubbles rising through the brew. Some decent lacing.

S: Delicious Hefe smells. Ripe banana and fruit tones, slightly floral with a lot of sweetness in the aroma.

T: Not quite as boldly flavored as the smell suggested. It is very fruity with lots of ripe banana in the taste, almost like a banana flavored runt (the candy.) The finish is a lingering candy sweetness with a hint of bitter.

M: Feels great. Thin and carbonated, but I feel as if it fits this beer perfectly. It is crisp on the palate.

O: A fantastic Hefe and a wonderful warm weather thirst quencher. With a low ABV and delicious taste, this is a perfect session beer. The great flavors and light color really seem to match the sunshine perfectly and I would love to fire up the charcoal grill with a few of these as my companion.

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Photo of moester13
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light, golden color with a nice haze to it. Lively carb action. Head retention wasn't great.

S: Hoppy citrus aroma with rich banana fragrances.

T: Banana is very strong up front, finishes with a nice hoppy bitterness. Lingering tastes of banana and wheat.

M: Foamy, creamy feel with good carb bite.

D: Excellent wheat beer, perfect for a hot summer day.

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Photo of potownbill
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a case of mixed Troegs from Kunda in Philly/King of Prussia. Dreamweaver was one of the four.
I have been seeking out Wheat beers as it is one of my favorite styles. I had low expectations, but this one was a great suprise. All the flavor of a good hefeweisen, and at a great price.
Appearance: Cloudy pale yellow
Smell: Banana, spice, yeast. Yes, smells like a hefeweisen.
Taste: quite delicious. Spice, slightly sweet.
Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation, smooth
Drinkability: Very!

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this random times throughout the years and I've enjoyed it each time.

I expected to see more sediment at the tail end of the pour, but to my disappointment, not a whole lot if, if any. As a result, the look, at first, is fairly clear for its style, clouding up a bit as it settles. I'd describe the color as a golden-tinted yellow. Nice frothy head that lingers for a bit before fading away sip to sip.

Strong banana and moderate spice in the smell - more banana in the taste. Creamy and crisp at the same time, with a pleasant yeasty kick. Easily session-worthy.

I like think this is one of the better domestic hefes I've had (definitely top 2 or 3 in PA, at least) - true to the German style similar to Paulaner, Weihenstephaner, and Franziskaner, for instance. This is the type of wheat beer I go bananas for.

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Photo of jdl55
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this in the Anthology variety pack quite a while ago and it was pretty much the only one that stuck with me - I still drink it pretty regularly today. Poured as per instructions on the bottle into a Hefeweizen glass. The smell is wonderful - sweet, crisp and wheaty. According to the bottle, 3/4 should be poured and then the bottom 1/4 should be swirled in the bottle to pick up some of the settled yeast and finally pour the remainder down the middle of the glass. You have to swirl pretty vigorously to get the yeast so a thick slurry ends up going down the middle and making a big foamy head on top of the hazy yellow beer.

The flavor is delicate and extremely refreshing. In the US many people tend to prefer wheats that have been augmented with fruit flavors, and indeed thats what you see dominating the shelves most of the time. This beer showed me what wheat beer should really be about - the wheat. It tastes much like it smells, which is hard to put into words. There's a definite floral element, and then a sort of almost sour "funk" like you find somewhere in the flavor profile of a saison. The mouthfeel is thin but not too thin, and the carbonation is strong at first but tapers quickly so I tend to drink it fast. This beer is great at quenching thirst and goes excellently with many types of food. Freshly cracked right out of the fridge, not much can beat this on warm day.

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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 BeerLover48Fan
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another fantastic beer from just across the river, this pours cloudy lemon yellow with a fluffy white head that lasts well and retaing rocky peaks.

Aroma is great; bright wheat, banana, massive clove and spice, and faint peppery dryness. Warm there are notes of citrus that reming one of a Witte.

Flavor is a KO! Perfect wheat notes and tons of mushy banana followed by clove and coriander spice. It dries toward the finish with citrus and white pepper. It really reminds me of a Witte, especially with the strong spice and citrus notes. Either way it's obviously very fresh and equally deliscious.

Body is medium, soft and lofty, and wonderfully wheaty-slick. Infinately drinkable.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I am reviewing a cellar temp bottle poured into a pint glass. The bottle is courtesy of fish113d.
The brew pours a clear gold champagne color until the dredges start to come out and haze up the beer a bit. I pour only a pinch of the dredges into the glass, making for a slightly cloudy brew.
A small bleached white surface layer floats effortlessly on the beer, leaving tight lattice during each sip I take. Aroma is very heavy with cloves and some citrus notes as well.
First sip reveals a light and thin body with with very fine and fizzy carbonation. The beer is crisp and refreshing.
Flavor is mild and I get some lemon zest, cloves and the beer finishes with a tart acidic drying that makes me thirsty for more. Very nice brew that I would enjoy heartily on a hot summer day. Wish I could get Troegs in CT!

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Photo of goodonezach
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- hazy golden color, white head that dissipates into a thin layer of lacing across the surface, and a strong ring around the edge of the glass

S- strong wheat and bubblegum aromas dominate, but there are some grassy and lemon notes present as well.

T- sweet malt and wheat subside to bubblegum flavors at the finish. hops balance the flavor but arent too much more present than that.

M- lightly carbonated, and the beer hangs around for a while after the finish.

O- it's currently springtime and i'm in the mood for a nice, sweeter wheat beer. this is a solid beer to session on a nice day. tasty and aromatic.

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Photo of jman892
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy yellow with a foamy one finger bright white head

S - Smells like a prototypical hefeweizen, banana and clove scents dominate. Very strong aroma

T - Taste is silky smooth banana, with a bit of wheat and maybe a touch of lemon

M - Light bodied, strong carbonation, crisp and refreshing.

O - Drinking this makes me want to go out and mow my lawn. Love a nice hefe in the summer, and this is a very good example of the style

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Photo of Metalmonk
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour included a vigorous swirl to bring the yeast/sediment into the glass, and it's a really good looking thing: hazed golden-yellow like pineapple/peach juice and a creamy, fluffy head that sticks around for the duration.

Aroma is yeast-leaning, something that reminds of a Belgian pale ale or witbier, with lighter-colored tropical/citrus fruits and soft breadiness giving depth.

Flavor is wonderful, and will be an excellent choice for summer drinking. Has elements of Juicy Fruit gum, banana, pear, peach, fresh-baked bread. An accessible, subtle yeastiness rounds it out. Slight pucker in the finish, with the wheat also riding through at this stage.

Mouthfeel balances soft texture and lightness of weight with bristling carbonation.

Gets points right away for not even trying to sell itself as a hefe-weizen. As an unfiltered wheat ale from the U.S. it's one of the finest in its field (as far as my tastings have taken me so far anyway). Crazy drinkable.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a way too small 12 oz bottle to a big swirl hefe glass. Pour 3/4 s of the liquid to get a big 4 finger head and a semi clear liquid. Swirled the bottle to get the settled yeast and poured the rest. This produced an opaque light yellow liquid and a towering head. Lots a good carbonation.

The smell was a little faint, but could pick up yeast, banana and cloves.

The taste is really good, very sharp & strong. Nice banana & clove taste very authentic. Becomes more complex as it warms, bready, with some lemon citrus.

Mouthfeel is nice, good carbonation, smooth with a slight bite

Drinkability is very high, goes down oh so easy, Best American wheat I have had. Prosit und Zum wohl! MK

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Photo of Kolsch
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just put this on my draft system and I am impressed. I really like Penn Brewery's Wheat beer and think it is one of the top German Wheat Beers made in the US. I will say that this ranks right up there with Penn.

Taste is Coriander, Lemon and Banana and very drinkable. Troegs does a excellent job of interpreting the style. May replace Prima Pils as my summer beer.

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Photo of soco7tyx7
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy, light golden in color, frothy white 3 finger head, lacing throughout
S - Banana, yeast, light fruit
T - Banana as in nose, mild sour yeast, fruity, finishes with a very light floral hoppiness
M - Medium light body, smooth as hell with just the right amount of carbonation
D - Very drinkable and very enjoyable to drink. A wonderful American Wheat. Drinks very similar to Weihenstephaner weiss which is my favorite wheat!

Notes: One of the better wheats out there...another great brew from Troegs!

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep yellow color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is full of wheat along with bananas, lemon, light malts, some spice and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is nicely balanced with a hearty wheat flavor complimented by flavors of lemon, spices and bananas. There's a thin malt character and a mild hops presence which are exactly what you'd expect from the style. The after-taste is bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not filling at all, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent refreshing beer that fits into the "lawnmower beer" role but overall is worth drinking for a whole evening.

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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 628 ratings.