Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,786
Reviews: 621
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 54
Gots: 246 | FT: 1
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Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004

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Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of metter98
3.87/5  rDev +4%
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.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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.

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
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!

Photo of womencantsail
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
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!

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Photo of Kegatron
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of jlindros
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color with a small little head to it.. some decent lacing to it as well. Taste is very spicy, lots of clove and banana type of tastes. This could really pass for a Hefeweizen with its taste and mouthfeel. I find these type of styles to be commonly unbalanced but I thought this was pretty balanced actually. Nice body and mouthfeel to it, great drinkability. Not too crazy about wheat beers but Troegs made a pretty solid one here.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Photo of Slatetank
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Photo of Jason
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of mactrail
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Photo of Rifugium
3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.77/5  rDev +28.2%
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.

Photo of mdfb79
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of smcolw
3.87/5  rDev +4%
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.

Photo of drabmuh
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Photo of jwc215
3.06/5  rDev -17.7%
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.

Photo of orangesol
3.83/5  rDev +3%
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.

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