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DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

DreamWeaver WheatDreamWeaver Wheat

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Ratings: 1405
Reviews: 596
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.37%

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 thedoubler55

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A hazy amber in color with a huge off white head at the top, there was barely any lacing to really talk about.

S: Very bready smell up front, a little sweetness, very basic nose to this one, slight hints of tropical fruit.

T: Very sweet up front and loaded with carbonation, lots of citrus and lemon notes. Leaves a bready sweet after taste, lite bits of honey on this on.

M: Light bodied beer with a lot of carbonation, almost tasted like an orangina.

O: This was not a bad beer but very sweet for my liking for this type of style, not a bad beer to have on a hot summer day after doing yard work.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2013 17:20:03 | More by thedoubler55
Photo of MarkQ617


3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2013 16:43:31 | More by MarkQ617
Photo of micromaniac129


3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a few pints at the new Troeg brewery and dreamweaver was one of them.
Though I.m not a 100% wheat beer fan I do like an occasional glass every now and again.
Out of all the wheat beers I've had through the years dreamweaver would be placed towards the bottom, just not impressed.
The beer had a super tall, fluffy yet dense head sittingon top of a cloudy unfiltered golden yellow beer. It looks good.
Aroma had a nice and refreshing wheat malt aroma. Yeasty esters gave off a slight banana smell. Standard wheat beer aromas, yes, mind you, but very light and soft.
Taste was bland and boring and actually almost tasteless. You tasted the wheat malts and hints of clove but nowhere near what I might expect from a beer that gets this much acclaim.
Falls in the middle of American junk wheat beers, which by the way are gross, and a desent German wheat.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2013 10:52:58 | More by micromaniac129
Photo of Rogsterman


3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straight up bananas! When you bring it up to drink it hits you like a chiquita uppercut! Slight bubblegum flavor toward the end. The maltiness is medium to heavy with a slight sweetness. Good lacing so the ingredients were nice and fresh. No yeast flavor which should be apparent in wheats and hefs. Overall, not that bad of a brew

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2012 17:40:37 | More by Rogsterman
Photo of rinhaak


3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

There's nothing wrong with Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat, but there also isn't anything terribly exciting about it either. Granted, I was served this beer in a pint glass and with very little head, so that may contribute in small part to the rather ordinary appearance (hazy yellow).

But it wouldn't effect the aromas or flavors significantly, neither of which stood out in any significant way. The nose was very mild with faint hints of banana and wheat. In the mouth, the banana opened up, but was really the only major flavor present - there was nearly no clove presence at all.

It is certainly a drinkable beer, but really remains generally uninteresting.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2012 01:06:01 | More by rinhaak
Photo of thecheapies


3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
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

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2012 23:41:29 | More by thecheapies
Photo of Darkmagus82


3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a hazy yellow/golden color with a nice white head. The head faded leaving only a very little lacing, but leaving a thin film on the surface of the brew which persisted throughout the drinking experience.

Smell – The smell was quite interesting. There was some yeast and banana aromas mixed in with a nice wheaty backbone. The peppery aroma however when mixed with a bit of the banana and some of the other spices gave it a kind of bacon aroma as well.

Taste – A peppery wheat flavor is the first to meet the tongue. There is a little bit of sweeter, lighter fruit that then comes into play; banana and some citrus. These lighter fruits are mixed with other spices such as cloves. The taste is then rounded out with a bit of hoppiness mixing its way in with the sweetness.

Mouthfeel – A medium bodied brew with a mid to higher level of carbonation. Very appropriate for the style, but nothing really to out of the ordinary. It is easy to drink and very non-offensive.

Overall – This is an easy drinking wheat beer. Good for the style, but nothing to really hold in the greatest of esteem.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2012 02:56:31 | More by Darkmagus82
Photo of JizackFH

New York

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Rattle N Hum in NYC on 11/17/11.
Review taken from notes.

This beer pours a nice golden yellow color. There is a finger of pure white head on top. The head has good retention, and leaves a nice bit of lace behind on the glass. The nose has a nice bit of banana and clove right off the bat. There is also some belgian yeast, light fruits, mild hops, and some citrus. The taste starts off with a nice bit of wheat, banana, clove, and citrus. There is a nice mild hop presence and some fruit. The finish leaves a lingering earthy hop flavor, clove, and some citrus. This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a nice smooth feel to it. I it refreshing and really hits the spot. There is some earthiness as well as some tingly spice from the clove. This has really good drinkability. It is a beer I could sit down and drink all night. Overall I think it is a really nice beer, and a good example of the style. I recommend trying this one, I would buy it again.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2011 17:39:25 | More by JizackFH
Photo of CHickman

New York

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer review on tap from 8/15/11: pours hazy gold color with a 1 finger creamy white head that leaves decent foamy lacing.

Smells of banana, clove, wheat, yeast, orange peel, coriander, lemon zest, sweet malt and light toasted grains; sweet nose overall with the classic yeast funkiness taking control at the end.

Tastes of banana, clove, wheat, yeast, lemon zest, coriander, orange peel, citrus hops, floral hops, flowers, herbs, sweet malt, pepper, light toasted grains and other light spices like cinnamon or allspice. The finish is dry and spicy, with a yeast funkiness that is par for the course with a hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel is creamy and slick, with light, smooth carbonation, a light body and a refreshing feel that helped this go down very easy.

A really good wheat beer that was full of flavor and to me was a perfect summer session beer and a hefeweizen meant for pounding all night. A really enjoyable beer overall.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2011 02:52:28 | More by CHickman
Photo of Rifugium


3.03/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Washington House, Sellersville, PA

Pours a cloudy golden-yellow with a two-finger white head that fizzles away to nothing. Yeasty aroma, with a little bit of banana and cloves. Big yeasty taste, very bready, more of the banana and cloves I got in the aroma, thick and wheaty, but not too harsh, and little to no citrus detected...maybe just a subtle bit. Medium, chewy mouthfeel, and fairly drinkable, but not really my style.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2011 13:34:20 | More by Rifugium
Photo of donkeyrunner


3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"I get up, put on the light. Dreading the oncoming night.
Scared to fall asleep and dream the dream again."
--Iron Maiden

Cloudy, translucent dull yellow color with a creamy white cap. Consistent foamy tuft rides down the glass and leaves several crusted rings.

Aroma is extremely spicy with lemongrass. Taste is similarly spicy with a lemony yeast twang. Not enough malt sweetness to balance the spice. Full, immersive body.

Has spice, mouthfeel, and look of a good German hef but lacks enough 'nana for my 'nana lovin' self.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2011 01:03:18 | More by donkeyrunner
Photo of tbrown4


3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Metropolitan in Baltimore. First time of the season for me with this brew.

A - Cloudy light gold, huge fluffy white

S - Mild lemony citrus

T - Banana and lemon up front, very subdued. Mildy bready sweet middle, light bitter finish.

M - Feels thin to medium in body.

O - Seems merely ok. It's an average representation of the style. I'm not sure I'd seek this out, but it's good every once in a while or for someone who isn't in to crazy craft beers.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2011 15:15:07 | More by tbrown4
Photo of ShanePB


4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Canal Street Pub last night - poured into a pint glass.

Let me preface this with I'm glad BA decided, after debate in the forums, to change the style to Hefeweizen which this clearly is after revisiting this from last year. I think this should be reviewed as this style rather than it's former classification.

A: Hazy, bright and brilliant golden yellow topped with a rocky, creamy white head. Amazing lacing and great retention going on here, much better looking than from the bottle I had last year.

S: Banana notes explode, coupled with some juicy citrus qualities - orange and lemon zest. A bit of crushed peppercorn and clove come through towards the end but the banana, citrus and faint yeast notes are dominant and true to the Hefeweizen style.

T: Sweet notes hit first and once again, banana comes through strong. A touch of orange, some wheat and a bready, yeasty quality are in the finish. It's finishes somewhat dry, nothing too bad, and leaves a pleasant aftertaste.

For a sub 5% ABV beer, this is a great sessionable beer, especially one that is going to be perfect for the spring and summer weather. I'll definitely be stocking this one and am kind of disappointed I overlooked this readily available, easy drinking and refreshing beer for so long.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2011 12:59:23 | More by ShanePB
Photo of orangesol


3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in the Troegs tasting room into a Dream Weaver goblet. I actually had Mr. Weaver as my science teacher in HS so this beer will always have a special place in my heart.

A - Pours hazy light yellow with a nice pillow of one finger tall white head leaving thin sheets of lacing down the glass.

S - Lots of wheat and bready Belgian yeast mix well with some grassy hops, orange peel, banana, and a touch of spice, most notably clove. Not too bad.

T - Quite similar to the nose in the flavor department. The overall chewy feel begins to wear on the pallet over the course of the glass. I am really not the biggest fan of wheat beers but this one is a pretty solid offering.

M - Medium-light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Quite a bit of wheat in both the feel and the finish.

D - Pretty good stuff. My least favorite of the year round offerings from Troegs but still pretty solid stuff. Perfect thing to sip on during a hot day in the summer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2011 17:27:30 | More by orangesol
Photo of MadCat

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy light golden color, didn't get much head from the draft pour, good lacing

Smell: Up front is the beautiful floral aroma of the Saaz hops, then you get some good banana, with cloves and spice in there as well.

Taste: Delicious wheat, banana, cloves, spices, some hoppiness, with a huge banana aftertaste. It was great.

Mouthfeel: A little bit of thickness, with crisp carbonation

Drinkability: A good session beer. Could drink this all day, and at 4.8% abv, I wouldn't get in trouble with it either.

Overall: Excellent. Had at Surf Taco in Jackson, NJ, and it was a good answer to the spiciness of my burrito. I was very impressed with it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2011 01:58:01 | More by MadCat
Photo of JayS2629


4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love everything Troegs, but this is my least favorite. Probably just my least favorite style.

A- A nice hazy orange/honey color with white head that recedes quickly. You can see the wheat sediment floating around.

S- Citrus and malt.

T- Wheat is strong. Sweet with an orange peel hint. Clove is strong in the front with hints of coriander. Banana finish.

M- Creamy. Crisp dry finish.

D- Mellow and easy to drink. Slightly hoppy.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2010 03:29:46 | More by JayS2629
Photo of MikeRa


4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had in a Pint glass

A: This beer has a Pale Golden color with a nice cloudy haze t it. It also had a 1' head

S: It has a nice earthly smell with a hint of coriander, orange and banana

T: It has a nice unique taste of bananas, oranges, coriander, and wheat to it

M: This beer goes down real smooth

D: This is a beer that I will drink again

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2010 17:28:03 | More by MikeRa
Photo of AgentZero


3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Yellow with some golden/orange hue to it, nice white head that left some pretty good lacing behind as it dissipated.

S - A solid hefe smell. Banana, clove, and spice dominate. There is a little too much grain in this one for me.

T - This is a pretty solid taste as well. Banana up front, with the clove and spice coming in the middle. The only complaint I have about this beer is this unpleasant cornlike taste on the backend and finish. Took this beer from great to better than average.

M - Medium bodied with a nice dose of carbonation.

D - As long as the corn taste doesn't bother you, this is quite easy to drink and you can put down more than a few.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2010 20:44:23 | More by AgentZero
Photo of Thorpe429


3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy bright yellow with a nice white head and a good amount of lacing as it goes down.

S: Nice initial whiff of bubble gum alongside banana, lemon, and some citrus hops.

T: Very similar the the nose, but nothing quite comes together...a little too much in between a German hefe and an American Wheat without quite finding the perfect middle ground a la Crack'd Wheat.

M: Very nice and slight. Smooth and creamy.

D: Super refreshing and a great summer beer. Another hit from Troegs.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2010 22:00:32 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of gloriousglo2


3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap; don't you just hate when they stick an orange in it? Anyway, cloudy orange-yellow color, smell was spicy, but the taste was less so. It was a little on the thin side, and a lot more muted than I expected from the smell. Overall, a good brew I'd have again

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2010 16:45:20 | More by gloriousglo2
Photo of Deuane


3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Hazy, golden orange with a medium white head that reduced to a thin cap that settles and left some nice lace.

S-Nice and present but not overpowering yeast aroma, with notes of light banana, clove and a touch of bubblegum. Light citrus notes and some sweet biscuit malt comes through the yeast.

T-Up front notes of clove spiciness, lightly tart citrus and finishing touches of banana and bubblegum. Supporting sweet biscuit malt calms down the yeast zip and makes this quite pleasant.

M-Medium-light body and quite soft. Comes off feeling a touch thin but this is a "light" brew so this isn't entirely unexpected.

D-A simple, yet enjoyable and drinkable session wheat beer. Plenty of flavour to keep things interesting. Without question a nice beer to have on hand to offer your swill drinking friends something better.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2010 12:01:34 | More by Deuane
Photo of soco7tyx7

New York

4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2010 02:41:26 | More by soco7tyx7


3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2010 21:16:21 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
Photo of josefnewsong

New York

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a cloudy golden color with two fingers of white head
S - smells of golden wheat and yeast, with hints of citrus throughout
T - taste is exactly as it smells
M - has a decent amount of body for wheat beer but it thins out at the finish, good carbonation, finish is nice and wet
D - goes down so smooth you could chug it but why would you want to?

An impressive wheat beer that brings weihenstephaner to mind, although it falls short of the original of course. Had to down it fast cuz we were leaving the bar and it was still very enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2010 20:11:27 | More by josefnewsong
Photo of woosterbill


4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery into a snifter.

A: Hazy orange body with a finger of fine white foam that settles into a cap and leaves some lace. Pretty good.

S: Aggressive yet smooth hefe smell of yeast, with banana, cloves, and a touch of characteristic bubblegum. Pleasant and to-style.

T: Follows the nose quite closely, with the emphasis on the spiciness and a very clean finish. Very good.

M: Fairly light body with tons of soft, mouth-filling carbonation at first, followed by a pricklier wave on the tail end.

D: Low ABV + strong flavor = highly sessionable.

Notes: Solid take on a classic style, this one didn't disappoint. It's no Dancing Man, though.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2010 16:43:10 | More by woosterbill
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DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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