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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs DreamWeaver WheatTröegs DreamWeaver Wheat

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1,597 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,597
Reviews: 605
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 48
Gots: 125 | 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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Photo of JG-90
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium sized white head with okay retention. Beer is a slightly cloudy pale yellow color. Leaves just a tiny bit of lacing. Aroma consists of wheat, spice, banana, and bread.

The clove comes out more in the taste, but is still not in the forefront. Banana, bread, and spice are the main flavors, with wheat, bubblegum, and clove behind that. Light to medium body with high carbonation, a little grainy.

JG-90, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of garymuchow
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This sample came courtesy of SS-05. Thanks fella's.
Nice light wheat with fruit and a yeasty spiciness aroma. This would have been fine if an additional quality hadn't presented in increasing potency over time. It began as a sourness and turned into a yeasty tone of what I'll call wet dog. It was funky and a bit nasty and such a contrast to the loveliness of the rest of the presentation. Only one other review that I read noted anything like it ("wet blanket" "earthiness") and one other noted sulphur, but I'm not sure that's it. It could be intentional and a by product of the yeast, much like a lambic, but for me it ended up being off-putting.
Cloudy gold/yellow, with a white head that laces pretty well while diminishing rather slowly. Yeast on the bottom of the bottle.
Flavors are blended pretty well with emphasis on the fruit and the soft spiciness with a touch of wheat. Fairly clean. Shorter finish and lower bitterness while colder, but both of these increased in time as the drink warmed. In fact the bitterness got fairly intense at the last sip.
Adequately soft and appropriately thin. Fine carbonation that adds a bit of a tickle.
Other than the funkiness aroma quality and the strong bite of bitterness at the finish I liked this beer quite a bit. I'm curious on how I might respond to another sample and I'd be interested in trying if offered.

garymuchow, Jan 13, 2006
Photo of Mosstrooper
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into half-liter Paulaner weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours cloudy gold with a large long-standing white head that leaves very heavy lacing behind.

Smell: Smells of wheat and yeast with heavy banana and a bit of spiciness.

Taste: Yeasty sweetness with a spicy finish and a slight banana aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light body with a relatively strong carbonation tingle up front. Finishes crisp and refreshing.

Drinkability: A nice refreshing wheat beer. Not the best out there, but it does what it has to do and is still good overall. The spiciness is definitely unique.

Mosstrooper, Nov 22, 2009
Photo of BlindPig
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Thin white head on a cloudy yellow body.
S- Wheat, citrusy, yeast, light caramel malt, bananas, light esters.
T- Bananas, light citrus and grass hops, light bitterness, wheats, light caramel malts, pretty big cloves, and some light spices.
M- Light to medium body with medium carbonation.
D- This it is pretty good. It is easy to drink but I don't know if it is anything to go crazy over. There are some brews out there a lot better for this style.

BlindPig, Apr 18, 2007
Photo of nerdrocker101
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, pale gold with a finger of fluffy white head that quickly turns into a thin ring. Sparse bubbly lacing.

Sweet aromas of banana and bubblegum. Very pleasing nose indeed. Flavors are very much in line with the smell. Sweet and bready in the finish.

Light body and bubbly. I don't know if I would characterize this as a pale wheat. If it is, then it would probably score poorly, but I judged it as an American wheat and find it to be good.

nerdrocker101, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of yelterdow
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in an Erdinger weissbier glass at just over fridge temperature. No freshness date on this one.

Appearance- Pours a hazy burnished gold with cloudy, ephemeral sediment floating within the beer. The white two finger head reduces to a thin mat, and spotty drapes of lacing linger behind.

Smell- Loads of husky wheat, with some fruity notes (banana, papaya) happening as well. Very fresh aroma, minus the traditional wheat beer suggestions of clove and bubblegum.

Taste- A sour, mildly phenolic start turns grainy, peppery, and yeasty... showcasing again the wheat malt under the spotlight.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Good carbonation just smooth enough to session. It lacks grace and sophistication, and therefore suffers in these last two categories... but overall it's solid and worth trying, especially if you're not familiar with the style.

yelterdow, Oct 09, 2006
Photo of SigNuSi
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a 16 oz. glass.

A - light orange to light yellow color, wheat beer cloudiness and haze. pours a low, frothy head. nice presentation.

S - strong orange smell, along with essences of toasted sugar. very pleasant, but just slightly overdone.

T - strong orange flavor along with lemon, and light spices. light carbonation. orange flavor is a bit overdone. the taste rolls on the tongue, but the aftertaste leaves something to be desired.

M - light carbonation makes the beer great for the first taste, stays fairly good throughout. a little more carbonation would make this beer fantastic.

D - very drinkable summer beer. would go well with fish and chicken.

Overall, Troeg's Dreamweaver is a pretty good beer. It light orange taste and hits of brewing spice make Dreamweaver a great summer-style wheat beer that is flavorful and light to the tongue. I would have liked a bit more carbonation and a little less orange flavor with more wheat-strong toasted sugar essence. However, as a Pennsylvanian, it's hard to not have a Dreamweaver over the summer - great beer for cookouts.

SigNuSi, Jul 06, 2010
Photo of PatronWizard
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Almost finished with a BIF box from adamharbaugh. In fact, I think this is finally it. Thanks wanker!!! Sure had a lot of good stuff and I highly recommend any of adam's BIFs anytime.

Pours clear gold with lots o'floaties. Big white fluffy head.

Smell reminds me of.... a tripel? Am I trippin? Real soft fruit scent.

Taste of cloves, other spices, lightly so. This beer is sort of weird to me, possessing attributes of several styles. I'm not quite sure, but I don't think I really like it that much. Oh well, it's gone anyway.

Overall: next

PatronWizard, Nov 24, 2008
Photo of jonziefle
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a pale golden color, with a very slight cloudiness. No sediment in the beer, but plenty of yeast left in the bottle. No head at all (with a regular pour). Almost no carbonation. No real lacing at all.

Smell: Strong banana and bubblegum nose, with some apple as well. Little in the way of hops and a mellow sweetness. Some wheat malt in the background.

Taste: Mild wheat malts dominate the palate, with banana flavors in the back. Pretty much the reverse of the nose. Pretty plain.

Mouthfeel: Thin to medium-bodied, with a light wheaty feel to it. Very smooth, an easy drinker.

Drinkability: A very mild wheat beer, that is very refreshing. Easy to drink and very smooth.

jonziefle, Sep 11, 2009
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.

Jason, Jul 26, 2011
Photo of jsanford
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle received from THECPJ. Cheers, Shane!

A - Pours a pale gold with a thin white head that dissipates quickly, leaving no lacing.
S - Light wheat, pears, lemon, and sweet amber malt. Subdued.
T - Sweet malt, pears, wheat, and bananas.Very crisp and clean flavors.
M - Medium-thin body with moderate carbonation.
D - Nice and drinkable, easily accessible and sessionable. I'd love a sixer of this on a hot day.

jsanford, Jan 20, 2011
Photo of Phatz
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This seems like a beer for the people who like Wheat Beers. It is typical in many way but overall a very solid brew. The flavor is a bit zippy and hyperactive which keeps it interesting.

Appearance: Served a hazy yellow color with a white head.

Smell: Lemon, cloves wheat and yeast fill the nose, with a hint of bubblegum and a number indiscernible spices, creating a zippy zesty nose.

Taste: The zippy zesty nose, continues into the mouth. The flavor is hyperactive jumping all over the palate with a shot of lemon here and wheat there and miscellaneous spices, duck and cover for the citrus, yeast, wheat, banana, bread, and back to the beginning. Is the beer complex or schizophrenic? I don't know, but it is loaded with all of the wheat beer flavors and I enjoyed it.

Mouthfeel: This is a light body beer with nice level of carbonation that keeps it feeling smooth while active.

Drinkability: This beer is built for session drinking on a hot summer day.

Hope this is helpful.

Phatz, Aug 28, 2006
Photo of yorlummass
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer hits you with an unexpected taste upon first sip. If one is expecting a dark and powerful beer like so many supplied by Troegs' company, this is going to be a shock. Though it isnt very dark, it still retains a level of taste that can only be matched by a darker brew, though it keeps its character and what it is going for. I would recommend this to anyone who is not a fan of the traditional beer taste.

yorlummass, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Raymando
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

smellls good.
taste good.
a little heavy for a wheat.
more of a sipper than a drinker.
i like it but not an every day beer.
full of flavor. Not like some damn miller lite commercial.
refreshing after taste. doesn't make u want to kill babies so thats goo...

Raymando, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of Lolli1315
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- A yellow orange color with less than a finger of head. Head becomes patchy and doesn't hold very well as only a small rim around the glass. Very hazy complexion, almost opaque.

S- Fruit esters from a Belgian yeast immediately shines through with phenols as well. Citrus, mostly orange come through as well as a sweet malt backbone holding the profile up.

T- The flavors from the Belgian yeast once again dominate the taste as fruit esters dominate the day. The sweet malt takes over the middle of the beer as it rolls into a clove and slightly peppery aftertaste.

M- Moderately thin mouthfeel with a slight lack of carbonation. Slightly dry finish, but off putting.

D- Easy summer brew, not too bad but I certainly could find better for the style.

Notes: Not quite an American pale wheat. Treated this one like a witbier as what I observed from the tastes from the yeast, but there are certainly better examples of it out there.

Lolli1315, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of Maxwell
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a lovely golden straw color with a slight oranging that suggests dehydrated piss. The head was rocky and white but disappeared almost immediately in the torrent of rapid fire carbonation bubbles that peppered the surfaced. The carbonation did, however, eventually die out to a more reasonable level. My real complaint for the beer’s appearance, however, comes from the lack of head on this beer. I want more! The beer is almost properly hazy for the style, though I do tend to like my hefe’s a little murkier. The beer does smell properly banana-like with lovely undertones of orange citrus and heavy biscuity waftings dancing on the nose. The beer is a little thin, which is the first thing that comes to mind when it touched my tongue. The banana esters are definitely in the forefront playing with the biscuit malts, though a strange metallic taste does dance on the taste buds playing with some nice clove spice notes. Mouthfeel, as I said, is a bit thin and watery, though crisp and refreshing. I could knock back a few of these easily, which is lovely. Carbonation is only slightly effervescent, but really it’s very mellow and smooth on the tongue. Overall this is an above average hefeweizen. It’s nothing too special, but is definitely sessionable, and definitely tasty and worth a sip. Another great offering from the Tröegs Brothers!

Maxwell, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of dafla67
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Weizen glass.

A: haxy yellow; fluffy head that dissipated quickly.

S: sweet lemon, banana; wheat; clove and yeast.

T: begins with the fruity flavors followed by the clove/spice and finished up with the yeast.

M: light bodies; medium carbonation.

O: a fine, solid hefeweizen but does not distinguish itself.

dafla67, May 24, 2012
Photo of engagechad
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased as a single from Whole Foods in Shortpump - Glen Allen, VA - poured into dfh snifter - bottled april 2011

Pours a beautiful yellow wheaty-straw color with a small amount of haziness to be expected from a wheat. Not a very big head.
Smells of grain and clove, not much banana ester here. Smells like wet wheat. Which isn't really a bad thing just a thing.
Tastes good, very true to style and mouthfell is decent as well. There is a little bitter bite there but not really much to write home about.

Overall I say that it is true to style and a dern good brew. However I won't necessarily seek it out.

engagechad, May 08, 2011
Photo of necoadam
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a cloudy golden/light yellow color with a frothy head that subsided with due time.

Aroma consisted of citrus, light spiciness, wheat, and cloves. Seemed to blend in all nicely.

Mostly tasted of banana, wheat, and a blend of citrus and clove. It wasn't anything out of the ordinary, but it did blend it nicely, just like the aroma.

Mouthfeel was light with the right amount of carbonation.

It's a nice beer to pick up from time to time. It won't knock your socks out, but your taste buds will thank you.

necoadam, Sep 23, 2009
Photo of rootbeerman
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into perfect pint.

A: pours cloudy yellow, with a short lasting white finger thick head.
S: wheat, clove, and a bit of banana.
T: more banana, than clove, sweet wheat malt. a light bit of hops
M: high crisp carbonation, slick.
D: good simple flavors, not to heavy in the abv area, could drink a few of these.

rootbeerman, May 08, 2010
Photo of MarkQ617
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this on-tap yesterday at Granary Tavern. The beer had an unfiltered hazy yellow-ish gold appearance to it with a constrained white fluffy head. The aroma had some cloves and spice to it, but I didn't get really much for fruit out of the aroma or taste as I've seen with other hefeweizens. Lighter mouthfeel as you'd hope for and expect for a warm weather beer.

MarkQ617, May 28, 2013
Photo of ToasterChef
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a cellar temperature bottle into a pint glass. The beer is an opaque, hazy dirty blond color, with a thick white foam head and lots of bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass and rising. The head is dissipating before my eyes. All that is left is a skim of bubbles. All of the clinging carbonation is gone as well, although I can still see the occasional bubble rising inside the beer. It smells like bananas and musty yeast. It doesn't have any citrus, which you often can smell in other wheat beers. It has a lot of banana in the taste as well. The body is fairly light. There is plenty of sharp carbonation to be felt, especially as I swallow. The mouth coating is minimal. The beer is enjoyable, but not extremely drinkable. One round will be enough for me. That's not to say I will avoid this beer in the future, I just don't think I'd want more than one of these in any session.

ToasterChef, Apr 07, 2010
Photo of armock
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head that leaves some lacing behind

S - Has a citrus and wheaty nose

T - Follows the nose for the most part citrus and wheat plus the yeast added some spice

M - This beer has a lighter body with higher carbonation to it

D - For a wheat ale this is one of the better ones out there its easy to drink with a good taste it kinda leans towards a hefe if wheat beers are your thing its worth a try

armock, Jan 12, 2010
Photo of czfreeman
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first Troegs beer here pours out a hazy golden wheat color, these APWA's always look like Belgian Wits, hazy, very liht color, light, foamy head to match. off to a decent start.
Ive come to accept that all that delicious,musty,banana-clove aromas I love so much in my Hefeweizen's will never be found in this style, lets see whats to offer here. Actually a good deal of citric mustiness on deck, yeasts,bit of a hay like smell, nice balance of aromas for only a 4.8% beer.
The taste,dissapointedly,falls a little short of the aroma. Flavors are a bit watery. All the mustiness,citrus found in the nose is there, just a bit distant and hard to pick apart. Yeasts, citrus, and malt all become slightly muddled together. Finish is light, and clean, not long and kinda dirty like in a Hefe.
Mouthfeel is light-medium,delicate,and overall well balanced for this style.
This is not my favorite style of a wheat ale by a long shot. Give a good Dunkleweizen or Belgian Wit anyday, but I want to be fair to all. For this style,this is a solid beer. Not mind blowingly-conceptually groundbreaking,but then again, everything doesn't have to be. This is well constructed and a good intro to people who haven't tried "beer" yet. I would reccommend this to a Bud drinker anyday.

czfreeman, Jan 13, 2009
Photo of LiquidBread219
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A= Poured a hazy yellow in color. No head or lacing.

S= It smelled clean and crisp. You can smell the wheat and grains in this one.

T= Typically wheat beer tasted "earthy" wheats and grains didn't really taste much else.

M= Clean, Crisp good amount of carbonation.

D= Very easy to drink could have no problem drinking many of these.

LiquidBread219, Dec 03, 2010
Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,597 ratings.