Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company
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3.83/5 rDev +3%
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.
06-06-2006 06:11:41 | More by Sammy
3.93/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
05-06-2010 22:00:32 | More by Thorpe429
3.88/5 rDev +4.3%
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.
05-29-2011 19:29:28 | More by metter98
3.95/5 rDev +6.2%
"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.
08-21-2007 12:38:40 | More by BuckeyeNation
4.08/5 rDev +9.7%
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!
11-23-2008 00:28:40 | More by mikesgroove
3.4/5 rDev -8.6%
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.
03-24-2011 21:48:42 | More by womencantsail
3.55/5 rDev -4.6%
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.
05-23-2011 17:18:31 | More by Knapp85
4/5 rDev +7.5%
Appearance: Hazy but bright, blond in color. A very active stream of carbonation keeps the head going strong.
Smell: Wheaty (obviously) with notes of lemon and orange. Mild esters.
Taste & mouthfeel: Pleasantly dry and fruity with flavors of lemon peel, orange and banana. This tastes a whole lot like a hefeweizen to me, though perhaps slightly cleaner. The light and dry texture gives this an easy-quaffing quality, but it's got no lack of flavor.
Drinkability: My glass emptied hilariously fast and I could easily have another.
Notes: Troegs does a great job with lighter sessionable beers and this one is no exception. Wish I had a couple more of these.
06-14-2008 19:38:48 | More by largadeer
3.93/5 rDev +5.6%
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!
09-02-2006 23:15:13 | More by NeroFiddled
4.1/5 rDev +10.2%
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 its smooth nature. Easily a session brew. And definitely worth trying.
01-01-2008 03:17:29 | More by RblWthACoz
4.33/5 rDev +16.4%
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.
01-29-2009 01:43:07 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.63/5 rDev -2.4%
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.
07-26-2011 02:32:44 | More by Jason
4.8/5 rDev +29%
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.
07-14-2004 14:15:28 | More by WVbeergeek
4.08/5 rDev +9.7%
12 oz bottle into a Weizen glass.
Pours a hazy light gold with a big, billowy head of brite-white foam. Fizzles down into a thin, creamy retention that leaves a bit of lacing behind. The aroma is a fresh smelling fume of wheat, yeast, bananas, lemon, coriander, and orange zest.
The taste is solid base of a wheat and yeast undercurrent with notes of banana, lemon, oranges, and some fairly strong coriander. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with good creamy carbonation and a fresh feel on the palette.
Once of my favorite seasonals from Troegs, being very tasty and hugely quaffable on a warm Summer's day.
08-14-2008 16:47:28 | More by Kegatron
3.8/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
12-17-2009 03:47:26 | More by drabmuh
3.58/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
10-02-2012 19:14:28 | More by Slatetank
3.95/5 rDev +6.2%
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.
12-03-2009 02:12:43 | More by jlindros
Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,568 ratings.