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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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84
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1,661 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,661
Reviews: 605
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 51
Gots: 148 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004)
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

szmnnl99, Aug 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

username, Oct 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

chrishensley, Nov 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

brheuer, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Sipchue, Dec 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Mike099, May 12, 2013
Photo of hero27
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.

Hazy, straw yellow color with a thin, fizzy head. Aroma & flavor is largely spices and pale malts..the wheat character blends pretty well with the coriander & pepper, but the spices are a bit overdone, imho.
Still a refreshing and flavorful wheat brew from Tröegs.

Bottle courtesy of froggyfrog.

hero27, Feb 12, 2006
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

tigg924, Feb 17, 2009
Photo of akorsak
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a pour of Dream Weaver Wheat from Troegs. It is chilled.

Appearance: The ale is a pale yellow color with a hint of haziness. There is a smallish head.

Smell: The ale has a slightly tart aroma and just a hint of some esters that provide an air of sweetness in the nose.

Taste: The beer has a light, slightly tart ale what has a very refreshing flavor. There are hints of some sweet alefruits and a subtle dryness here as well.

Mouthfeel: The wheat is refreshing and very easy on the palate.

Drinkability: The ale is very drinkable and perfect for wasting away a day.

akorsak, Jul 24, 2006
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3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy and golden with a head that froths up and runs off. a little shy perhaps. Left behind was a thin bubbly film.

S - Slightly bitter and reminiscent of a pilsner was my first impression, with a rather pungent nature. The aroma nearly filled the room upon pour.

T - Spicey with clove, a little touch of banana and a touch tart.

M - At first, this is a touch oily. That sensation goes away pretty quick though, leaving behind the more dry and crisp true nature of this beer. Not much aftertaste at all.

O - I usually flip out over most Troegs offerings, but this one is a bit more pedestrian. Still good, but not my favorite from them.

gopens44, May 25, 2011
Photo of undeadozzy
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Started to pour it vigorously, but then it kinda got out of hand. Has a very large bubbly, carbonated head, but no lacing on the glass after it disappears. Never really had many wheat beers, so this is a new experience for me.

S - Smells very bready, like a buttery sesame-y kind of bread. Not very stong, but definitely there. Almost smells sugary in a sense. Not a bad smell by any means overall.

T - The first thing I notice is an almost stinging citrus blast. Like a beered up lemonade. Very carbonated, sort of frothy. Has an aftertaste of orange, lemon, yeast, and a little bit of hoppyness. Aftertaste is like a sweet honey-like sugaryness. Honey nut bread comes to mind, with a hint of nectar and citrus. Fairly tasty, but I've never been one to reach for a wheat beer, when given the choice of several more favorable styles.

M - Very light, like one of those lemon-lime sodas. Bubbly and very carbonated, it really doesn't feel like a beer at all! Does leave some foam behind in the mouth after it's gone, but don't most beers of this style? I dunno man...

O - Not bad, not bad. Not my favorite style, but okay for what it is. Seems like it would make a good session beer, but the heavy wheat influence makes it very filling, which makes for a bad session beer.

undeadozzy, Jan 30, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass

The color is a really hazy and dense orange/yellow with a slight white head.

The smell is a strong wheat flavor, with some hops and malt flavor. A few hints of orange and lemon.

The taste is fruity, a good orange, lemon, and a little grapefruit flavors with some bitterness on the way down. Hints of malt, and hops as well.

This beer has a nice finish to it. A nice crisp feel and is really good for a warm summer day.

Duhast500, Jan 28, 2009
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3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a weizen glass

A: pours a very clear light yellow/ hay color with a few carbonation bubbles and a finger of light fluffy pure white head that lingers for a decent amount of time and leaves a bit of creamy lacing on the glass
S: definitely a hefeweizen, banana peel and nice clean wheat notes are immediately discernible
T: pretty clean, banana peel and a slight spice in the middle, little bit of a what note lingers on the palate for a while afterwards, above average
M: medium carbonation, leaves the mouth wet and yet with a certain spice note at the back of the throat
O: a pretty nice brew, drinks smooth and clean, not overly complex but generally nice

BigPlay1824, Feb 02, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Extra thanks to leftmindedrighty for this extra.

A: Pours a hazy yellow with a moderate bubbly head that quickly subsides. Very little lacing.

S: Estery and phenolic with a smell predominently of cloves. Smells a bit musty.

T: Strong wheat taste with a moderate bitterness and a subtle citrus flavor. The finish provides an odd toffee-like flavor that seems a bit out of place in this beer.

M: Quite light in body with lots of carbonation. A coarse, grainy texture.

D: This one is okay. A very nice summer beer, but one that I may grow tired of quickly due to the somewhat odd flavor.

klewis, Jul 19, 2007
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3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice hazy golden topped with a white head that gave plenty of lacing. The smell was very sulfur as is common with the yeast used in these wheat beers, but stronger in this beer than some others. The sulfur really dominated teh nose but there was a little citrus and breadyness peeking through. It taste like wheat with a pleasent placement of citrus and hops that where small but enough. It had a good mouthfeel and was easy drinking, could slip into a rotation of session, but not really session stuff itself.

Higravity, Feb 01, 2006
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3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams glass.

Pours a cloudy straw yellow, with light, fluffy white head.

Peppery aroma strikes first with hints of clove and banana. No malt or hops aroma to speak of.

Pepper dominates in the taste as well, some banana. American hops provide bitterness, being most evident in the finish.

Medium light body with appropriate effervescent carbonation. Slightly drying in the finish.

A very good, easy drinking wheat beer, and local for me to boot.

Riggsy, Sep 22, 2007
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3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A constant, even, small off-white head on a tawny, medium yellow body--unfiltered? perhaps...lemony crisp with hints of malt in the nostril...swift, dry soft palate with a backsliding mouthfeel, briefly malty in the finish...overall, crisp and pleasant, especially after being tested on a hot summer’s eve deck in New Jersey....

dacrza1, Aug 05, 2007
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3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a cloudy bright honey-straw with deep white-ish head...laces nicely, settles relatively quickly. occasional carbonation bubbles detach from the bottom and ascend to their death...

smell is a massive tsunami of yeasty lemon spritz. sour citrus curd.

taste is a very pronounced spice mix that is oddly not near as sweet as it is a mellow, herbal melding. not a favorite style for this hophead, but this is a refreshing change.

mouthfeel is light and rather crisp. the seeming high carbonation keeps this heady mix quick and not thick (thankfully).

more drinkable than i would imagine. again, not what i prefer, but this is another obvious quality Troegs brew. plan to use one bottle for an interesting beer bread experiment.

edit note:
returning to this and not much change in the impression and opinion. the more i get to know the Troeg lineup, i think they need to bump up the extreme level a bit. they already have with (yes, a totally different brew) Nugget Nectar. as much as i love yunegling and saranac, alot of Troegs are becoming, to me, comparable to two breweries outputs. alot of good, more than decent beers. but to stay on the map of true craft, let's focus on what is done best. extreme and/or true craft beers that jump out and stake their claim for more than just a moment, fleeting or not. don't let the one-dimensional brews outweigh your few hyperdimensional ones!

mempath, Apr 16, 2009
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3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Philly airport. Served in a big ass Weizen glass. Characterized as an American Pale Wheat Ale, the Dream Weaver looks, smells and tastes like a Hefeweizen. Troegs uses pilsner & Vienna malts, Saaz hops, and German Wheat Yeast (nothing American about that!).

A: Creamy frothy white head with excellent retention. Almost missed my plane waiting for the head to subside. The color is a beautiful golden yellow to orange gradient, lighter at the slimmer parts of the glass and darker towards the top. Rich, radiant and glowing.

S & T: Very forthcoming. Banana and clove dominate. Grainy malts, lightly hopped and a big wheaty yeast character. Pepper and bubblegum notes. Heavily sweet and a little spicy. The sweetness would be overwhelming if it weren't for the tart, dry finish and cutting carbonation.

M: The mouthfeel was surprisingly light and thin. A definite downfall and frankly a bit disappointing. Luckily, the perfectly prickly carbonation saved what could have been a bigger disaster.

D: Drinkability gets a point for great flavor (especially for 4.8% ABV) but loses more because of the weak mouthfeel. Overall a pretty good tasty treat.

FeDUBBELFIST, Feb 10, 2010
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3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice wheat beer. Didn't notice any chunks floating in it, but poured a nice hazy straw color. White half inch head, faded down to covering of the glass. Left good lacing. Aroma was a bit lacking. Always expecting something to perk up the nose with a wheat beer. Taste was pretty good. This is a good average wheat beer. Wheat / yeast and slight lemony taste. Astringent, Flavorful. Nice, light mouthfeel, not watery and no unpleasant aftertaste. This one is quite drinkable. A pitcher on a warm summer day with friends would be something to look forward to.

JayQue, May 19, 2007
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3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1074th Review on BA
Bottle to Weizen
12 oz

Bottled: 12/22/11

Thanks to TroyG2352 for the gift

App- A little bit darker than most hefe's. This was a bit cloudy still with only a small bit of a 1" head to it. A little on the lacking side of lace and cling.

Smell- It was a smaller version of a hefe. I did get most of the scents but very light. I did notice the bubblegum note was gone but instead it was more malty and a bit more grass to it.

Taste- A pretty solid Hefe but nothing earth shattering. The profile was there but didnt deliver on the essential elements. Lacking a bit of depth and layer. A little bit more malt than I was used to.

Mouth- Medium bodied and a light-medium carbonation. A little bit creamy on the finish with some solid wheat flavors.

Drink- Overall a pretty good offering. The Troegs boys have made some pretty good beers I have had. This is another pretty good staple in the lineup.

FosterJM, Jan 30, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle. Very pale yellow in color, with a slight haze. Very large, white head. Aroma was fresh baked bread, pepper, and lemon. Sweet at start in a bready kind of way, with a very mild hop bite (nip?) at finish, again somewhat lemony. Light bodied and refreshing with medium to high carbonation. A very easy to drink summer beer, but I would grab the Sunshine Pils from their line up for this purpose.

, Jul 31, 2006
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3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This Hefe pours out as a light cloudy orange color. The head fluffs up at first and settles within a few minutes. The aroma of the beer is a little grainy with a mix of some citrus and a little banana. The flavor of the beer is a little on the light side. It's got the basic elements of most Hefe's. It's light bodied and fairly refreshing, it's a decent choice for summer time drinking.

Knapp85, May 23, 2011
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3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow, properly hazy, topped by several inches of pure white level foam.

Spicey, peppery aroma evident the moment the cap is popped.

Taste is spicey, with a lemony finish, and a mix of the two in the aftertaste. Everything is light and not overdone. Fairly refreshing. Nothing really stands out though, no "wow" or "aahhh".

Nicely light mouthfeel. Easy drinking.

Right now, its an OK for spring and summer American Wheat. Acceptable but not overly interesing. Troegs Sunshine Pils or Sly Fox Royal Weiss would be preferable.

I do expect this will be tweaked a bit over time and evolve into something much more memorable, as have several other Troegs beers. As it is, I would prefer something else in the variety pack come fall.

RonfromJersey, May 08, 2006
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3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Hazy yellow color with a good amount of head from the carbonation.

S- Smells like a wheat beer. Bready, malty, maybe a little banana and clove in there as well.

T- Bready malts up front. Love that taste. Minimal hop presence, great doughy presence. Nice dry finish that makes you crave the next sip.

M- Slightly thick or heavy, definitely carbonated.

O- Overall I thought this was a solid beer. I am a big wheat beer fan and allgash white is my go-to for the style and I would compare it to a slightly not-as-good version of that. A nice treat for me since we can't get it in CT. Would make a great summer day beer!

Zbyler, Apr 05, 2013
Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,661 ratings.