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DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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1,405 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow with a bit of lace. Yeast in aroma. sourish taste and assertive carbonation. Tasty, cloves worked, European malts and hops inspired a full mouth. Altogether combination of ideas that held together on a thirsty first sample at Mondial 2006.
Tried again about 2 years later and sweet wheat smell, light but creamy mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2006 06:11:41 | More by Sammy
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

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

"I've just closed my eyes again
Climbed aboard the Dream Weaver train
Driver take away my worries of today
And leave tomorrow behind"

--from 'Dream Weaver' by Gary Wright


Foggy lemon peel beneath a three finger ivory head. The quality crown is persisting nicely, despite the fact that there's very little visible carbonation. Delicate, lace-like lace is beginning to adhere to the glass, giving DreamWeaver a wonderful overall look.

One whiff is all it takes to tell me that this is a hefe weizen, not a pale wheat. Classic aromas of fruit and spice burst from the glass and get my hopes up for the tongue soaking to come. I'm glad the brewery didn't waste a great name on what is often a lackluster style (APWA).

Troegs has provided DW with the most important ingredient of all, an ingredient that should ensure its success: a hefe weizen yeast strain that is uber-estery. Bushel basketfuls of banana, copious amounts of clove and more than a pinch of pepper zing this way and that, tantalizing the taste buds at every turn.

I could do with a fraction more malt (and malty sweetness), but don't mind the Saaz hop bite one bit. If you're looking for an immensely flavorful session beer, and are lucky enough to live in the brewery's distribution area, this would be a great place to start. Kudos to the Troegs brothers for making it a year-round offering.

The mouthfeel is good, but there's room for improvement. It needs a little more heft and a little more mouthfilling creaminess in order to join the rest of the beer's attributes. The silver lining is that it increases drinkability in what is already an immensely drinkable beer.

It's been a while since I've had anything from Troegs. I'm reminded that they brew all sorts of styles and do a pretty damn good job with just about all of them. DreamWeaver Wheat is solid beer from a solid brewery.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2007 12:38:40 | More by BuckeyeNation
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks goes out to the kind trader who sent me in this one as an extra. Another fine addition from Troegs I get to put under my belt. This one was served cold, right out of my fridge and consumed on 11/22/2008.

The pour was solid. Nice and very hazy golden amber color was evident right away. A nice solid layer of white foam, maybe to a half an inch came up over the top, but then settled down far too qucikly, leaving behind nothing more then a slight layer of film across the top,

The aroma was good, very nice for the style, with a good sense of wheat, hints of banana and clove and a slight touches of an almost peach like smell. More solid in through the taste. Rolls across the tongue with a good amount of banana and peach flavors, hints of a light grass flavor and light grains then ruling the day on this one. Smooth delivery and excellent carbonation lended itself to being a very solid drinker for sure.

Overall this was an excellent representation for the style. Another solid beer as usual from Troegs, and one I would love to try again any day. Not bad at all!

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2008 00:28:40 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Matt for this one.

A: Pours a hazed golden yellow color with a big white head on it.

S: First thing I pick up on the nose is the banana and clove. A bit of wheat bread and some moderate sweetness. Unfortunately, there is that lemony tartness of the "pale wheat beer" style.

T: Starts off with sweet wheat and bready malt flavors. The clove and banana follow and then toward the back end comes the tart lemon flavor.

M: Light to medium in body with a moderate carbonation.

O: Sort of a combination of a crappy pale wheat ale and a hefeweizen, so while it wasn't bad, this wasn't my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2011 21:48:42 | More by womencantsail
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Thorpe429

Illinois

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
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metter98

New York

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down, leaving a bit of lacing on the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of wheat in the nose with notes of clove and hints of banana.
T: The taste has flavors of wheat and peppery spices with notes of bananas.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is easy to drink and quite refreshing. The spiciness in the taste doesn’t make it very thirst quenching but adds a bit of kick and makes it stand out apart from other beers in the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 19:29:28 | More by metter98
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

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

A: Cloudy yellow body. Bright white head. Average retention and lacing.
S: Yeasty, sweetish wheat malt with some citrus and spice.
T: Rich malt and yeast. Sweet, doughy/bready wheat based malt. Some green banana. Spicy phenolics. Some clove. Light lemon - rind, and a quick spritz. Powdery. Lingering phenolic - spicy and smoky. Firm bitterness and phenolics linger with a touch of residual banana.
M: Medium bodied with a standard carbonation.
D: Quite drinkable! Refreshing and satiating!

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2006 23:15:13 | More by NeroFiddled
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep yellow color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is full of wheat along with bananas, lemon, light malts, some spice and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is nicely balanced with a hearty wheat flavor complimented by flavors of lemon, spices and bananas. There's a thin malt character and a mild hops presence which are exactly what you'd expect from the style. The after-taste is bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not filling at all, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent refreshing beer that fits into the "lawnmower beer" role but overall is worth drinking for a whole evening.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2009 01:43:07 | More by TheManiacalOne
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WesWes

New York

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

The beer pours a cloudy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry yet fruity wheat scent that boasts of banana and clove aroma. The taste is decent, but not great. It has a light wheat flavor, nothing too intense. There is a slight fruitiness in the finish as well as a citrus component. The mouthfeel is good. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good Amrican wheat, but noth the best I've had. I was a little dissappointed, because Troeg's usually has top of the line brews. All said, this still drinks well.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2004 13:41:14 | More by WesWes
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drabmuh

Maryland

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

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. Beer is yellow and hazy, carbonation moderate to low, almost no head. Head is made up of a thin layer of white bubbles and other larger bubbles that stick to the glass. No lacing.

Aroma is slightly hoppy. Citrusy and the kind of bitter you associate with citrus peel. There is also a hint of wheat malt in there, smells OK.

Beer is medium body, bitterness low, clean wet feel to the beer. No much in the way of backmouth bitterness at all. There is a late wheat flavor that I enjoy but usually want it up front rather than in the back of the mouth. Second taste, Drinkability really high, mouthfeel again leaves something lacking the front palate. Overall, its an OK wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2009 03:47:26 | More by drabmuh
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Mora2000

Texas

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

Thanks to hudsonphotog for sharing this bottle.

Pours a cloudy straw color with a small white head. The aroma is orange, banana and clove. Kind of strange to get all of those flavors in one wheat beer, but it is very inviting. The flavor is more of the same with coriander being the most dominant but the other flavors showing up as well. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. A odd-ball combination wheat beer with the best aspects of witbiers and hefeweizens. Definitely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2010 21:57:50 | More by Mora2000
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jlindros

Massachusetts

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

Heard some good things about this beer, and I've loved most of the Troegs beers, so here comes this one.

A: Light bleached white airy bubbly head that fades quickly. An extremely hazy pale light golden yellow Cable Car like color.

N: Lots of wheat. I mean sacks of wheat invading your nose. Some banana and citrus add a nice touch. Hints of yeasty aromas and fruity aromas. It has a nice Bavarian wheat nose.

T: Taste is very similar to the nose, starting with tons of wheat, Bavarian wheat style. Adds some Banana and slight citrus, specifically lemon, almost a hint of clove and spice. A slight yeasty flavor with hints of fruit. Very crisp clean flavor, and very refreshing.

M: Pretty light but not too light, good carbonation.

F: Very crisp and refreshing. Semi dry finish with hints of bitterness. The banana really explodes at the finish with just a touch of spice and a touch of yeast. Almost all of the flavors are gone after a few seconds. A slight lemon taste seems to linger a bit though. Although it seems to leave a very slight slimy feel in the mouth, which is a little strange, but not bad. It actually gets pretty dry the longer the finish goes. Would be a great summer or spring time beer, especially coming in after mowing the lawn. Unfortunately I decided to review it basically in winter.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2009 02:12:43 | More by jlindros
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2011 17:18:31 | More by Knapp85
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass from a 12 oz. bottle. No freshness date - but recently purchased.
Poured cloudy light yellow with a thick, fluffy head that left some lacing.
The smell was of sheat with hints of cloves and an underlying musty aroma.
The taste was very typical of a summer wheat ale. A crisp tang from some spices, especially clove. It was a bit too thin.
The mouthfeel/drinkability was fairly refreshing - It was light-bodied, with nothing particularly offensive outside of the slight mustiness in the nose. It was fairly smooth - on the whole, nothing great but not too terrible for a summer-time wheat beer. Better ones out there though.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2006 03:26:39 | More by jwc215
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

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

Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a minimal white head. Nose is very funky. That spiced and mild banana profile is very much there and is very full. Smells like play-do or clay to me as well. Flavor is pretty full bodied, but seems almost light at the same time. There is not as much of a kick as I was expecting. Are the trademark characteristics there? Yes. Is it wildly interesting and unique? Hmmm. Feel has a fairly full bubble to it and the liquid is good as well. Very drinkable due to it’s smooth nature. Easily a session brew. And definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2008 03:17:29 | More by RblWthACoz
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4.8/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thank you Troegs for not forgetting about your western PA brethran, thanks to a tip from beergeek279 and cupbeerman I found this one flowing on draft at Fathead's a bar a seem to love more and more with each visit. Appearance: Slightly cloudy or a milky peach hue on a golden body would be a better way to describe it, forms with a decent sized head leaving behind random scattered chunks of lace. Aroma: Spicy mix with touch of coriander, packed with loads of creamy banana esters and clove tones from the yeast used here, very nice. Taste: Takes on a banana smoothie like presence with the spices and clove complementing the sweet malted wheats in this brew. It's Oberon with balls basically possibly one of the best wheat ales I've ever tasted very very quaffable. Mouthfeel: Light medium body, with even carbonation creamy texture smooth as all hell. Drinkability: Excellent summer session but I wouldn't pass on it anytime of the year, this one should definitely make it's way to the Troeg's regular lineup which as of now lacks any wheat based beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2004 14:15:28 | More by WVbeergeek
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Part of the Troegs variety 12 pack. Pours a pale yellow color with a big fluffy head that clung to sides of the glass. Aroma is of a grainy bread and some mild spice. The flavor is of wheat, mild banana, pepper, and a strong floral bitterness.

There is a certain graininess to the mouthfeel. Crisp start and finish, and the finish is also dry. Exceptional drinkability, as this is refreshing and very flavorful. I hope this becomes available in stand alone sixpacks, but until then purchase the variety pack to get your hands on this.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2005 17:54:38 | More by Gavage
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Unfiltered cloudiness; light golden color. Spotty lace, one-finger lace that dies to a thin bubble level.

Strong wheat aroma. Low-level yeast.

Wheat flavored (naturally), but relatively mild taste. Subtle lemon citrus. Smooth body, but it has a peppery finish in both the flavor and the carbonation. Not a complex wheat ale but it does hit all of the expectations.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2009 19:46:15 | More by smcolw
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mactrail

California

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty, rich, German-style wheat beer.

Pale amber and hazy in the tall Faust Weizen glass. Pours a good head followed by a nice prickly and creamy mouthfeel. Big bouncy mix of tastes at first sip. Lots of fruity esters and plenty of spice. Tangerine flavors and strong nose of clove. Just tart enough but richly flavored in every mouthful.

Seems like an authentic version of the Hefeweizen style. Highly drinkable and well mannered. This would be one of my favorites if I lived in Tröegs territory.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 04:37:59 | More by mactrail
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

more than just a wheat beer. this is a saisony brew, funky and fun, drinkable and challenging, a lot of conflicting story lines here. the pour is more clear than cloudy, but with a slight fog to it, golden and pale, with about an inc of white head. the smell is funky yeast, a bit of citrus too. the flavor is lightly toasted wheat malt and lemon zest, but i am missing the characteristic hefeweizen yeast with clove and banana. instead i taste something a little more wild and untame, peppery and grassy, polleny but tart. love the aftertaste, farmy for the genre, dry but mouthwatering. great carbonation on a squarely medium body, i have no complaints about this beer. its a wheat beer that lives on past the summer, and one i really enjoyed from the anthology mixed 12er. havent had a troegs brew i didnt like yet.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 21:21:21 | More by StonedTrippin
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I feel like I do this a lot, but I dont quite agree with the style classification on this one. The aroma is a dead-on hefeweizen and the flavor only has a little more clean wheat malt flavor than a hefe. I thought it was one until I looked this beer up to review it.

Anyways, the taste and aroma revolve around a big creamy citrus element. The flavor is pretty on par with a less-complex hefe, just smooth spice cake frosting and citrus. Also looks pretty and is very drinkable, I'm calling it a hefe. Not a reat one, but a pretty good one.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2007 00:08:29 | More by tempest
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mdfb79

New York

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

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my New Belgium tulip. Received as an extra from IDrinkGas; thanks man.

a - Pours a hazy yellow-orange color with two inches of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bananas, cloves, spices, yeast, wheat, and bready malts. Bananas jump out and dominate the most.

t - Tastes of wheat, bananas, cloves, spices, yeast, smooth bready malts, and grain. Bananas at the front again, but not as dominate as in the smell.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, insanely easy going down.

d - Overall a very solid wheat ale. Lots of bananas in the smell and taste but very drinkable and great body. Would have again.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 01:08:31 | More by mdfb79
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2006 00:31:27 | More by akorsak
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

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
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Billolick

New York

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

Growler pour from DeCicio's in Ardsley, NY. Hazed/cloudy, dull medium apricot. The head is off white, medium retention, leaves a bunch of sheeting and later fine ringlets of lace. Wheat field nose, with flourishes of bananas and sweet sugary fruits. Easy drinking wheat. More fruit notes, toasty, yeasty and quite enjoyable. Highly sessionable, pleasant summary brew. Went well with some thai shrimp and would make a nice companion to a host of salads, seafood and lighter food choices.

Serving type: growler

07-09-2009 01:50:49 | More by Billolick
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DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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