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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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1,520 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,520
Reviews: 599
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 45
Gots: 98 | 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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MrIncognito

Virginia

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

A - Poured a bright copper cloudy body with a 2-finger white sticky head. Would have liked to see a more billowing head like my favorite German hefeweizens.

S - Very light aroma. Sweet mulled wheat and some yeasty esters. Lemon hits the nose with a smooth malt balance. A bit of banana as the beer warms.

T&M - Nice wheat backbone with tasty hints of yeast and a lemon/coriander mix. A bit thin in the taste but the flavors are good. Not a huge fan of the aftertaste. The hops leave an odd bitterness in on the tongue that I'm not enjoying so much and sort of reminds me of a German lager. The beer smooths out as it warms and the wheat takes over much of the taste.

D - Very sessionable given the taste and ABV. I keep wanting to compare this to a hefeweizen but it's obviously the pale version so lacks some nuances that I enjoy more in a hefe.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2010 15:16:42 | More by MrIncognito
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cleeze

Maine

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

Now this is the 1st Tröegs brew, thanks to corby112 for this unexpected treat...

Appearance is a very light hazy pale yellow. It produced almost no head with pretty decent lacing.

Smell was of wheat, clove, and spices (smells belgian). I was expecting more bannana but only got a hint.

Very crisp and almost lemon grass on the tounge. Again, clove,spices, and bannana. Very nice.

with the 4.8abv i could probably drink this all night and enjoy everyone. Great session brew. Too bad we don't get Tröegs in Maine. Tröegs you should deffinatly do something about this, we'd love to have ya!

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2008 21:18:18 | More by cleeze
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

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

poured into pint glass
A - slightly hazy golden wheat color, with minimal head
S - grassy, wheat, and a little citrus in the nose
T - grainy taste, wheat bread. spicy finish
M - higher carbonation level. thicker body than expected
D - pretty drinkable, a nice summer beer

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2010 02:22:34 | More by jmdrpi
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Illinick

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Extremely pale, hay colored yellow. Cloudy with a sticky, fluffy white head that retains nicely. Slight rising carbonation. Decent lacing that's a bit more sporadic than "spider-web"ish.
S: Great scent. Lots of banana with tart fruit, spice/spiced fruit, some vanilla, wheat and some musty earth. A slight hint of fresh hops in the background-you have to search, but its there. The smell was "creamy" and I can definately smell this one for a while.
T: Compared to the smell the flavors were a bit bland at first. Tart fruit-lemon as the driving force - with not as much banana as I would've thought. Some spice-coriander of course, some earth and wheat with a definate hop presence. Fresh hop presence that gave the flavor a bit of uniqueness compared to other banana and coriander only tasting wheats and hefes.
MF: A little light with a dry finish.
Overall: After a great nose the taste was a little dissapointing. A nice taste but I would've liked to see more pungent flavors. Everything present was good, but I wanted more. A refreshing brew worth a try and one I'll consume again.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2006 03:40:53 | More by Illinick
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99bottles

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A good looking wheat beer, this has a lemony yellow-peach color and some serious haze to it. The head was a rocky white mess that had awful rentention, and disappeared within a minute.

Smell: This has an even boquet of yeast and tart lemon scent. A little goofy, but mostly typical wheat beer smell.

Taste: You know, I love Troegs and all, but this beer really didn't strike me as anything special. It has a real taste of banana and a finish that screams lemon, and there's a really faint clove spice also. I can't get much in the way of hop character which disappoints me. I can only say that this beer is typical of the American wheat style; and you can find something like this at any mom and pop brewpub.

Mouthfeel: Nice when served very cold, this is an excellent beer for relaxing with. Light and smooth.

Drinkability: Very easy to drink, so this gets high marks. But, I wish there was more excitement in the flavor. I'd have a few but I might start daydreaming about Gumballhead while sipping this one.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2004 12:50:56 | More by 99bottles
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thain709

Pennsylvania

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

A - Very clear golden color...I thought this was unfiltered...a white fluffy head that disappears rather quickly...leaves some lacing

S - Not a very strong nose...some banana and spices

T - The banana flavor is not as big as I would expect...there are other flavors that are standing out more...lots of caramel sweetness mixed with the candied sugar sweetness...these make the beer a little sweet...the cloves and peppery bite provide a nice crisp finish

M - Light to medium bodied...more on the lighter side

D - The mouthfeel really leads to a nice drinkability since it's rather light...the low ABV also leads to a nice drinkability...the taste can go either way

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2009 13:15:20 | More by thain709
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Ty1erC

Pennsylvania

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

*12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.*

a: it's very cloudy and yellow-gold in color. little retention and some lacing.

s: citrus, bananas, wheat, spice.

t: the taste is what you would expect. very balanced and refreshing.

m: medium-bodied, smooth carbonation.

d: it's very drinkable. a great beer, but not all that memorable.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 01:31:10 | More by Ty1erC
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BravoTwo

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Good cloudy appearance, with an excellent opaque hue. Looks like a wheat beer should look

S - Faint spice smeels (clove/pepper) and a small amount of banana wafts out. Very muted smellls, not very strong but good.

T - Again, very muted taste. I enjoy the taste of this beer but it is not as flavorful as other offerings of this style. The banana taste in this beer is more of a "bruised" ripe banana than a fresh banana.

M - Fairly thin mouthfeel, not as stiff as some other beers of this style.

D - This is a really drinkable beer. Easily sessionable and not too heavy. I find that it is drinkable all year round, and can transition between seasons well.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2007 14:38:59 | More by BravoTwo
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degerbah

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2009 02:05:20 | More by degerbah
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watermelonman

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2006 04:47:50 | More by watermelonman
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GimmeGumballHead

Illinois

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

thanks to IDrinkGas for the great PA locals.

this was a 12oz bottle split between two people in some tasting glasses from the festival of barrel aged beers.

A - cloudy and bright, the unfiltered characteristic is noticed right away. has a reasonable head

S - smells like a wheat with a bit of a belgian hint as well as spiced noted

T - definitely tastes like a belgian yeast right off the bat, also has good spice notes, not over powering, pretty balanced and not over-bearing in any taste profile

M - could use a little weight, but for 4.8% it drinks very well

O - If I lived in PA and wanted a quality wheat, I would drink this pretty regularly.

Troeggs is pretty quality from what I can tell as a mid-westerner.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 21:21:18 | More by GimmeGumballHead
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scootny

New York

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

A nice American Pale Wheat. Straw colored gold brew with a large head and very good retention. Nice amount of lacing. Cloudy from the yeast with no carbonation visible.

Smell is of light banana and lemon. A nice amount of wheat malt. A touch of clove.

Taste is clean banana and clove. Wheat malt core. Light lemon as well. A bit of tart apples. The clove leads into medical phenolic aspect as well as an astringent, mild hoppiness in the finish. Finish also includes light peppery spiciness with more clove and wheat malt twanged bread.
Phenolic band aid is a little strong.

Mouth is nicely carbonated and smooth.

Drinkability is quite nice. A solid go to for hot days.

Good for the style. A definite German leaning, but certainly not to be confused with a hefe.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2009 00:09:43 | More by scootny
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Clear yellow, not much head , sediment is present but doesn't move around much.

S-Wheat, bananas and clove

T-Spices, wheat, some clove, not much banana and some oranges

M-Light and some carbonation

O-My second day of let down from Troegs. A boring Hefeweizen that did not bring the banana flavors in the taste that it had in the nose.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 14:49:58 | More by rlee1390
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david18

New York

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

I got a growler of this at the newest uptown Whole Foods on Manhattan's Upper West Side. I believe the pourer told me that it had four different kinds of wheat in it. I was bringing it to a party so the low abv was perfect.

Color was a light to medium straw, very hazy but with not a lot of carbonation.

Aroma was quite wheaty and refreshing with hints of light fruit and yeast.

Flavor was a little on the light side. Could have been more complex but perfect for the occasion.

Overall a good beer when you're in a wheat frame of mind.

Serving type: growler

06-01-2011 19:47:53 | More by david18
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

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

poured into a weizen glass. Pours a cloudy bright yellow color with a nice thick white heading.

Smell is spicey upfront with some banana and a kind of bubblegum smell.

Taste is spicey, all coriander,yeasty as well and camomile ???

Mouth is watery but overcarbonated. Still a bit spicey on the palate.

Drink is ok but with the ridiculius spice I really couldn't drink anymore than two.

Way too much corriander and spice it just ruined it for me.

Edit: 4/30/11. It has been two years now and I bought another variety case from Troegs for the summer. My oh my how the tastebuds change. This beer in which I did not like two years ago I have grown quite fond of recently. Very tasty and not shy about it's heavy spices. Such a treat on a nice sunny spring or summer day. Drink up.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2009 23:00:43 | More by TheFightfan1
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Jesstyr

Virginia

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

Enjoyable wheat ale drank from an allagash glass.

Pours hazy orange yellow, with a finger bright white head that lingers. Nose is lightly orange, but definitely citrus, with a bit of spice and overall pleasant, but not overwhelming.

Everything you'd expect from a wheat beer, light and easy to drink, with a slight bit of citrus in the flavor. A tad of sweetness in there as well, makes this a well rounded wheat. Great beer for a summer day is my guess, but overall a very enjoyable and easy to drink brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 16:26:07 | More by Jesstyr
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waughbrew

Massachusetts

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

Hazy light mustard (not yellow mustard, but a dijon) with a healthy head with creamy lacing that is impressive and appetizing. A bit of a sulfur aroma combined with spicy phenolicsalways makes me think of hot dogs, so thus far this beer seems like it would be a good choice for a cookout! Some banana. Lightly sweet, smooth medium carbonation. Crisp and refreshing, this is a well-done beer in a middle-of-the-road style. If it is around, I will happily have it, but I won't necessarily seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2009 20:25:49 | More by waughbrew
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Seanibus

California

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

Let me start by saying I am not fond of Belgian-style wheats, so take this for what it is worth. I know this is an American style, technically, but it reminded me far more of the various European style wheats.

The beer pours light and slightly hazy. The head was thin and dissipated quickly.

The flavor is lemony and light, with a strong phenolic taste. It has a decent mouthfeel, effervescent and sprightly.

Fans of European wheat beers will probably like this beer and find it refreshing. I don't and I didn't. But that's just me.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2008 20:17:41 | More by Seanibus
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JKuras

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very clear, golden straw color, crisp looking and highly effervescent. About an inch of sudsy head that quickly dissipates to almost nothing. The bottle claims it’s unfiltered but the beer has a very clean look to it. Looks more like a lager than a wheat beer.

Smell: Floral, banana, and honey scents come first, followed by cloves. Definitely has the characteristic smell of what I’d expect from a wheat beer.

Taste: This beer kind of hits you three different ways. I get citrus, coriander, and lemon right away up front followed by sweet banana-grainy malts and finally a nice dose of bitter hops at the end. A great beer for summer.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and light as it looks. Highly carbonated and goes down very smooth and easy. Easily a session beer although some may tire of the sweetness after a while.

Overall: A nice wheat beer, again very clean, light, and crisp tasting which is a good contrast from some of the cloudy, more overpowering wheat beers out there. Nothing too spectacular about this one but it’s a solid offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 02:34:11 | More by JKuras
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oregonskibum

Oregon

3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Color is a hazy light orange in the center fading to a yellow-gold along the edge. Pours with a 1/2 inch white head that dies out very quickly and leaves just a faint line around the rim of the glass.

S: Spicy wheat with some banana, clove and lemon rind flavors.

T: Taste follows smell with more banana, spice and citrus notes. A little earthy. Strong wheat, grainy presence in the mid to late taste. Finish has a sweet characteristic to it with just a touch of bitterness.

M: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation. Definitely unfiltered.

D: Not bad. Definitely refreshing. But I think there are better examples of the style out there. I wouldn't turn this down, but I wouldn't seek it out again either.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2010 20:32:29 | More by oregonskibum
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nlmartin

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was poured into a pub glass.

Appearance: The beer has a cloudy straw yellow coloration. The head was two fingers high and quickly resolved to a ring of foam.

Smell: The beer has a very good sweet wheaty malty smell. There is a very pleasing peppery coriander punch combined with a wiff of lemon.

Taste: The beer has pleasing bready bannana taste. There is a good balance between sweetness and peppery coriander.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: This beer is light bodied. This is a well balanced beer. This beer is overall a very drinkable and great sessionable beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2006 22:37:29 | More by nlmartin
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nasty15108

New York

3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Weiss glass.

A - Poured a cloudy golden color. Poured produced a small white foam head that quickly subsided into a thin spotty film. Minimal lacing.

S - Malty, bready smell. Very slight hints of citrus, banana and clove. Nothing too overpowering.

T - Malty taste, reminded me a little of wheat crackers. Slight hints of fruit (banana and lemon)and spice (clove). Reminded me of Franziskaner a lot.

MF&D - Thin-medium bodied beer. Crisp, refreshing and easy drinking. Noting too outstanding here, but definitly a good summer choice.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2008 18:38:38 | More by nasty15108
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Durge

Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Generally a clear gold color with a faint cloudiness, a thin white head and a touch of lacing. The aroma is classic wheat with some earthy lemon. The flavor is mild grainy goodness, tiny bubbles throughout this thin bodied, thirst quenching brew. Sort of fizzy, very easy to drink. A nice citrus background. I liked it and would drink anytime. Should appeal to most tastes, not too dry and a good wheat flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2007 02:08:40 | More by Durge
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donteatpoop

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy pail golden color, the kind that scary mosters crawl out of before attacking an entire town for its own nefarious purposes. Little bit of white head that clings desperately at the edge of the glass.

Banana and grapefruit, yeast and grain hit the nose as if two specific fruits and... some grain and yeast.

Quite acidic and sharp, like a cheddar lined with razors. A vague underlying dryness and the lingering taste of sweet decay remind me of the last hooker I had in my trunk... kind of a funny story really; I was so drunk that I had lost count and after I buried the two in the backseat and I ended up forgetting the one I left tied up in the trunk.

Anyway, everyonce in a while I hear a knocking sound that I had THOUGHT was the engine. Haha, turns out there was a third hooker back there, but I didn't realize it at the time.

I didn't really have money to pay for anything to get fixed so I just kept on driving. Eventually everything quieted down and I forgot all about it.

So one day I have some groceries that a bagboy brings out to my car and when open the trunk: BAM! There's the dead hooker. Terrible wafting scent comes up and blasts us in the face, the bagboy is throwing up on the ground and I am just laughing my ass off.

I hit him on the head and threw him in next to the corpse in the short skirt and buried them both in the desert.

That was a close one.

Anyway...

Yeah...

But this decay smell in the beer was more the yeasty smell than that of corpses. Hope it didn't come across like that.

Great beer, the tastes improve and become more pronounces as the bottle warms up... Wheats are lovely at room temperature.

I'd definately bring this funky little wheat places with me. Solid wheat.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2009 07:29:06 | More by donteatpoop
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cetherid

Indiana

3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured into a tulip

A.

Pours a hazy yellow/orange color. About 1 fingers worth of white head.

S.

Big time wheat, banana and clove. Nothing really out there. A very ordinary smelling wheat beer. Still good if you like that type of smell.

T.

Taste is similar to the nose but with a little citrus and spice. A tad watery tasting but kinda refreshing. A tiny bit of bitterness in there.

M.

light bodied with carbonation that seemed to go a little flat. Again, a little too watery.

D.

an average wheat beer IMO. Would be refreshing on a hot day and could easily drink 2 to 3 in a sitting. Would love to have on tap. I got this from my Aunt in PA so availability is a little limited.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2010 02:30:30 | More by cetherid
Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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