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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs DreamWeaver WheatTröegs DreamWeaver Wheat

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1,668 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,668
Reviews: 605
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 51
Gots: 151 | 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:
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(Beer added by: blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004)
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Photo of Riggsy
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
Photo of dacrza1
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
Photo of mempath
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
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
Photo of JayQue
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
Photo of FosterJM
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
Photo of
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
Photo of Knapp85
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
Photo of RonfromJersey
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
Photo of Zbyler
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
Photo of Brianedonovan
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%

Brianedonovan, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 fl. oz. bottle with a date of 040909. Sampled on July 14, 2009. The pour is a hazy orange-pale yellow with active carbonation building up to a thin white head. The aroma is full of wheat and slightly hopped. The mouthfeel is on the thinner side but not really watered down. The taste is sour and citrusy with a strong dose of wheat and dry hops at the end. Eh, nothing overly special about it. It would be an adequate relief on a hot day.

puboflyons, Jul 15, 2009
Photo of u2carew
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.
A) Pours with an active head then settles quickly. Lacing is thin bubbled, creamy and somewhat sticky. Mild haze. Gold in color.
S) Banana. Grainy. Wheat.
T) Wheaty. Mellow sourness. Light malty sweetness. Some spice in the mix - coriander? anise?
M) Crisp. Light bodied. A bit of grittiness.
D) A nice beer. Has some Belgian-esque charateristics.

u2carew, Aug 14, 2009
Photo of barefootbrewer
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a hazy yellow color with a thick head. The aroma is sour and floral. The taste is sweet, sour and cereal – wheat is definitely noticeable. The flavors aren’t strong, but they are nicely balanced. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and seems to fit the brew well. Overall, this is a good wheat offering that I’d say is easy to drink.

barefootbrewer, Aug 18, 2007
Photo of geexploitation
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly murky, dull gold color with some brighter bits at the edges. No head. Fairly vibrant aroma of cloves and bananas, with some sulphur and mildew cropping up as the beer warms. On the palate, brisk acidity and carbonation pair up initially, with some pears and bananas coming out and then a nicely creamy spice note at the midway point. Hops come out a bit in the mid-palate and more toward the finish, which thins out into wateryness too quickly. Light, grainy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is appropriate for the style -- light and brisk. Overall, this is a good example of an American wheat ale.

geexploitation, Aug 05, 2007
Photo of LaCoursiere
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra from a trade with Centennial.

No date of any kind.

A - Poured into a New Belgium globe. It pours very hazy with an Apricot color. It made a thin head that dissipated fairly quickly. There was minimal lacing that slid back down into the glass. The laser etching in the glass kept a nice thin head and collar.

S - Smells of yeast, very nice banana aroma, clove, and a little bit of orange.

T - Lemon and pepper spiciness with biscuity malts followed by hints of banana and a cidery tartness. There is a trace of earthy hops in the finish.

M - Light-bodied thin feel with light carbonation. It finishes with a bit of dryness and no alcohol warmth.

O/D - This is a pretty nice beer. The nose was quite nice, but the taste and feel left something to be desired. Perhaps a bit of sweetness and smoothness would be a nice touch. I would drink again, but will probably not seek it out specifically.

LaCoursiere, May 26, 2011
Photo of haazer
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My first growler review, picked this up at the brewery St. Pattys day weekend. Met 2 other cool BA's from the area that day also.
Poured this into my UFO weizen glass.

A- Pours about 1 1/2 finger of still white foam. The brew itself is a lightly hazy lemon pulp. Dark gold color makes up the cloudiness, some light amount of bubbles rising up to the top. Tiny patches of lacing is left on the glass.

S- Upfront aroma is a strong banana scent. Transitions into wheat and bready yeast as you'd expect. A little toasty bread also. Ending scents are bubble gum and cloves.

T- Buttered wheat bread is the first taste thanks to the mouthfeel/flavor combo. After the bread comes a zesty lemon bitterness. End flavor and aftertaste is banana peel.

M- Mouthfeel is light, crisp and very refreshing. Mid level carbonation provides a little more body.

O- It's a shame they took away drinkability because that would improve the score more. This is highly quaffable but can name a few in the style that trump this beer. Refreshing nonetheless, I think I liked this more from the tap.

haazer, Mar 26, 2011
Photo of mattpetti
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color with miniman cloudiness, with a small head that disapeared quickly. Smells slighty bready (sourdough), with average citrus and slight hop floralness that is felt at the end. The taste isn'y as hoppy as a pale wheat ale would entail. In fact ths beer drinks more like a hefeweizen than a pale malt. The is some sort of zingy spice to it as well. Some BA'rs have said cloves. It's a subtle spice not anything excessive. All in all this beer is a session beer which will apeal to hefeweizen fans and pale ale fans alike. Crisp and flavorful it is what the label says and def enjoyable on a hot summer day.

mattpetti, Jul 16, 2006
Photo of jackorain
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from this fridge cold bottle into a Weizen glass.
A-Cloudy, golden yellow big 3 inch head made up of big bubbles. Disappated to about 1/2 in a minute took another few minutes to disapate to a thin coat while I examined and smeeled this beer. Hold this one up to the light and a wild looking swirl of yeast can seen, give the glass a swril and it looked like a tornado in the glass. Really cool. Overly a fairly appetizing look.

S-I smelled an odd smell that I could could not place at first then banana, clove, yeast, a little apple and maybe some citrus. My wife gave it sniff and said sauerkraut. That placed it for me it was sulfur. That put me off a little.

T-Banana, lots of it. some peppery clove. No hops evident. Wheat came through pretty strong. A real nice wheat beer, more like a Hefe than the Ramstein I just reviewed, which is listed as such.

M-really nice mouthfeel, chewy medium body not watery at all. balanced by a nice even cabonation.

D- Hot day outside on my deck with nothin to do and nowhere to go, I could throw back a half dozen.

jackorain, Aug 22, 2006
Photo of Slatetank
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a bottle of this recently - a golden light hazed color with thick cream -basic look of hefeweizen or pale wheat with good retention. The smell is faintly spicy with some light fruity banana esters with subtle toasted, but mostly yeast oriented aroma which is pretty fragrant and pleasant. The Feel is good a bit sharp with carbonation and spice without a smooth feel - I guess more of an American take perhaps it has some hops to give a more aggressive texture. Mild body with easy to quaff dry finish.

The flavor is good with mild body and wheat aspects. The flavor is slightly fruity with some wheat yeast character but gentle taste overall and practically no alcohol with mild clove-like tinge and pepper in the finish with slight tangy yeast throughout. overall not a bad wheat beer, not a traditional hefeweizen really but it fits well enough and I like the way it tastes based on the change to open fermentation ala Sierra Nevada - it is worth trying.

Slatetank, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of sholland119
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear pale gold with a thin white ring and extraordinarily light carbonation.

S-Lemony and grainy with a very fine hint of sweetness.

T-Sweeter than the nose and less citrusy. Nice balance, just totally the opposite of my expectations.

M-Light bodied, somewhat undercarbonated.

D-Pleasant enough for the style, but a bit bland and forgettable.


sholland119, Jul 15, 2009
Photo of JohnnyS17
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The first thing I noticed is how cloudy the beer is, maybe the cloudiest I have ever seen. You can even see chunks of wheat and what not floating around. It is a very murky yellow, like pineapple juice. There is minimal head, a weak retention, and not much lacing.

The initial waft of smells is dominated by a banana aroma. It is backed by a wheaty or bready undertone. The taste is very similar. It is noticeably sweet, like banana bread.

Light body with moderate carbonation. A bit of a chalky feel. Overall, it tastes like a weak hefeweizen to me (I wonder why they classify it as a wheat beer?). It's not undrinkable though, as I still enjoyed it. It was a hot day and my AC was on the fritz, and this beer made the situation survivable.

JohnnyS17, Apr 26, 2011
Photo of chriswilkes33
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bottle sent in trade from stakem, poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours hazy light yellowish color with nice head that sticks around for a little while.

Aroma: What one would expect from an American unfiltered hefe. Banana/clove esters hide a slight tinge of alcohol.

Taste: This beer is reminiscent of the more estery German hefes that Ive tried. Good taste.

Mouthfeel: Probably a little undercarbed for the style, otherwise, mouthfeel is as expected, not spectacular and not bad.

Drinkability: This a decent beer, not drain pour, not exciting. Maybe a little too estery to drink a bunch of these, but I would never turn one down.

chriswilkes33, Mar 04, 2011
Photo of thecheapies
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dream Weaver served in an oversized glass mug. No head on this pour, just some spotty foam glaze. Orange/amber in color with yeast in suspension. Not a fan of this stupid mug. 3.0

Wheaty whiffs with classic fruity and musty yeast esters and spices. Pear, coriander, and honey all ring bells. Citric character is implied from a marriage of sweetness and acidity. Subtle blood orange and white tea. I like the nose on this wheat beer. 4.0

Bitterness at the beginning, malty tang and tartness in the middle, and finishing with a dry pear cider nuance and yeast must. Some green apple, banana, and a little bit of maraschino juice. Grassy hops are muted in the finish. The wheat malts are most pronounced and framed nicely. 3.5

Medium-light body with soft carbonation. High drinkability. 3.5

A good pale wheat ale that's in a bit over its head as a hefeweizen. Still a nice warm weather drink. 3.5

thecheapies, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of awhipker
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle that I purchased at Jungle Jim's in Cincy, poured into a pilsner glass

Poured into a tulip glass

A: hazy yellowish, orange with two fingers of head that decipates to very light lacing. Lots of residue left in bottle.

S: bananas, floral,wheat, hint of clove

T: taste follow the nose; banana, spice, clove with a hint of citrus at the end

M: very light bodied, good carbonation

O: Not my favorite Troegs beer but it is a good representation of a hefe. Perfect to enjoy on a warm summer's day.

awhipker, Aug 06, 2011
Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,668 ratings.