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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs DreamWeaver WheatTröegs DreamWeaver Wheat

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very good

628 Reviews

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Reviews: 628
Hads: 1,837
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 22.43%
Wants: 58
Gots: 300 | 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:
Beer added by: blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004

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Reviews: 628 | Hads: 1,837
Photo of beerthulhu
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a cloudy, pale straw color with a fluffy white head that left a modest rim lacing.

S: lemons, bananas, wheat, and light cloves, no surprises here.

T: The initial flavor had some sour citrus and yeastiness along with a light wheaty flavor. Thee was a slight dry caramel sweetness that seemed a bit odd and out of place per style.

M: lightly carbonated, with some crewy and creaminess from the wheat.

D: Worth a try, not your traditional wheat flavor, unique.

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Photo of tone77
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus and spices. Taste is excellent, malts, citrus, and spices blended perfectly. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and is highly drinkable. Overall this is a very good beer.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle from bleedingshrimp as part of 120/190 BIF. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" bright white head over the cloudy light golden brew. Head lasts reasonably well, with average to good lacing, both at least what you would expect from the style. Aroma is clovey bananas. Taste is cloves, light banana, and a tinge of lemon. Mouthfeel is just what you'd expect from a wheat, excellently smooth, and drinkability is high. This one is a great summer brew, or any season.

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Photo of DrJay
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow with bright white, rocky foam. Decent head retention with a bit of lacing. Banana and lemon in the aroma, along with a bit of clove. Same in the flavour along with crackery wheat and bread. Nice texture, smooth body with lively carbonation. Great drinkability. Solid and tasty.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 fl. oz. bottle with a date of 040909. Sampled on July 14, 2009. The pour is a hazy orange-pale yellow with active carbonation building up to a thin white head. The aroma is full of wheat and slightly hopped. The mouthfeel is on the thinner side but not really watered down. The taste is sour and citrusy with a strong dose of wheat and dry hops at the end. Eh, nothing overly special about it. It would be an adequate relief on a hot day.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.37/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I got this botle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!

Nice cloudy yellow-orange pour, small head of foam that shrinks quickly. Almopst no lacing.

The smell is nice with notes of wheat, yeast, some light spiciness, a bit of clove, good banana.

The taste follows the nose; wheat, banana, yeast, clove, other spices, and a bit of lemon zest in the finish. It's close to medium bodied and very refreshing indeed. And talk about drinkable, I could down a few of these easily. Very easily!

A very good example of the style and one that I can easily recommend!

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Photo of spinrsx
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle

Appearance – Hazy yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, bananas, lemons, cloves/coriander

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste breads/grains mixed with bananas and some lemon juice/zest. There is also a fair amount of clove/coriander spice flavour. The beer finishes with a lemony spicy aftertaste.

Overall – Another Troegs beer with a nice balanced taste. It wasn't anything ground breaking, but the flavour was nice and it was really easy to drink. I wouldn't go out of my to find it, but I wouldn't turn one away if offered.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a cloudy golden orange color with about an inch white head. Head retention and lacing is average. It smells mostly like bananas and cloves, with a bit of lemon and pepper in there too. Taste is the same as the aroma. Tastes mainly like banana and clove with some lemon and pepper also noticable. Mouthfeel/body is light, but it seems a bit thin to me. Carbonation is light but fizzy. Drinkability is good, it goes down very easy and would be pretty sessionable on a hot day. I think this is a decent beer, not too bad at all!

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Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a hefe glass. Thanks to funkyaudio for this one!

(A)- Pours a hazy/cloudy golden yellow color. Produced a nice white fluffy head. Decent retention & lace.

(S)- A nice dry earth aspect with clove, banana, and wheat notes.

(T)- Same as the smell. A nice dry, slightly earthy clove, banana, lemon, and wheat.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Dry, yet fruity and refreshing.

(D)- A nice crisp and refreshing beer for the spring and summertime. Nothing too special, but enjoyable for sure.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a few Troeg beers from my local shop.

A - Nice golden color. Sort of like a Pilsner.
S - Citrus and slight hops pine smell.
T - Hit me harshly like a Pilsner at first but after initial taste the next rounded out a slight bitter pale ale with wheat flavor.
M - Kind of harsh for 4.8 percent but it was pretty smooth.
D - I could finish a few but I would rather enjoy another Hopback, Magic hat #9, or my initial choice a victory Golden Monkey.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glassand received a small but frothy head that took its time going away but left no lacings. Had a light gold outside with good cloudiness inside, decent citrus smell, not too much, and I would put in the orange class, maybe a hint of pineapple but not too sweet like banana or sour like lemon. The taste is a tad hoppy, the yeast hitting the tongue, but mostly it is a medium-bodied brew that goes down smooth with a sour citrusy taste. I could session this, but I am not a huge fan of this.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into my Orval glass...Pours a light honey gold, slightly clear, very low carbonation...Light aroma that is very sweet wheat and honey, not too sweet pretty pleasant, just not much going on...Taste is lighter but right on with the aroma, light sweet wheat a little honey, and thankfully on the finish some bitter hops...Feel is way to light easy to drink.

Easy drinker that needs a little carbonation and a little less honey to be really effective.

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Photo of barczar
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is wheaty and citrusy, with a huge clove punch. Notes of sour lemon and orange pith emerge.

Flavor is wheat dominant, becoming biscuity malt dominant in the finish. Muddled citrus and clove add character early, but aren't as pronounced as in aroma. Banana surfaces late. Seems a little watery.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Hazy honey with a moderate head that retains fairly well. Light lacing.

S-Sweet with plentiful amounts of Hefe yeast. Citrus peel and other fruits. Clearly some spice too.

T-I personally think this beer tastes like liquid Bazooka bubblegum. It truly tastes just like pink gum. Must be the yeast. Aside from the gum is a lingering spice finish. A bit doughy in terms of the malt.

M-Not the lightest feel I have come across in the specific style. I wouldn't call this watery. Lighter carbonation. Bubbles are there but they aren't potent. A bit slick.

O/D-Too much bubblegum flavor. Not my favorite beer and I could definitely see this becoming undesirable after the second or third. Not a huge fan.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A pretty solid American take on a hefeweizen, but doesn't approach German examples. Nice wheaty bite, good amount of banana and clove, but kind of a thin mouthfeel, doesn't have the fullness and creaminess of some of the best examples, unfortunately. Not one of Troegs' best beers, but still nice regardless.

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Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single, an extra from mtnlove...better drink this before it starts snowing...currently mid 70's in madison

appearance: pours into a hefe glass...cloudy dull golden-orange body, 1/4" foamy white cap that retains itself well. nice looking wheat

smell: big wheat fresh wheat aromas...lemon zest, orange peel, other citrus, yeasty sweetness, strongly spiced

taste: It's been about a month since i had an american wheat but this is certainly the day to return to one as temperatures are back in late august form...a nice pale wheat, crisp and fresh wheat zing, zesty lemon and orange, citrus sweetness, light banana, well spiced

mouthfeel: medium-light, average carbonation

drinkability: good

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into my hefeweizen glass

A: Beautiful golden yellow with a massive, billowing white head with excellent retention. Tons of carbonation. Very pretty.

S: Refreshing with wheat, a hint of lemon and a mild bubblegum note. Spices are also present with clove and maybe, some nutmeg?

T: Spicy with clove and a little bit of pepper and a mild fruitiness with a dry finish. The balance between the fruitiness, spice and the wheat is not quite where I'd like it to be but this is good stuff.

M: Great carbonation and great finish

D: This is not my most favorite of styles but this goes down and easy

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Photo of xnicknj
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into pint glass

Pours a clear golden color with a nice frothed head. Retention is decent with some rings and spots of lacing around the glass.

The nose is bright with toasted wheat, banana, clove, spice, and a bit of hops.

Plenty of fruit right up front including banana and tropical notes. A light spice with pepper and herbs adds to the flavor, with some pleasant sweetness. Slight funky yeast is apparent. Finishes with citrus, zest, and another splash of fruit.

Lighter body, really high carbonation, slightly dry. Drinks really well, refreshing, and nice flavor profile. I'm not a huge wheat beer fan but this is really tasty.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in my Oberon weizen. Poured a hazy, straw gold with a two-inch rocky white head that subsided into a thin, consistent cap. Virtually no lacing adhered during the session. Scent of wheat and citrus. Taste consistent with nose, and also a little grassy. Light and lively mouthfeel with a clean finish. Not overly complex, but went down easy. Excellent summer offering.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed golden orange with decent cap of white head and some nice retention. Scent is filled with whiffs of yeast, banana and clove, much stronger than many American Pale Wheat's. Taste again brings aggressive notes of yeast, banana and clove with a decent fresh grain and straw taste. Medium bodied, bubbly and dry finish. A good beer, slightly more aggressive than others in the style.

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Photo of Durge
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint

A muddled burnt orange body with a one+ finger bone white head that left some very delicate lacing here and there. Little to no carbonation visible.

Smells of banana, clove, lemon, bready yeast, and a bit of pepper.

There is a nice hop bite that comes through on the palate along with all of the flavors mentioned above. A rather flavorful offering.

Light on the carbonaton and a somewhat thin body for the style.

This is very drinkable and is a excellent choice for a flavorful session beer.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-creamy looking egg white head, about one finger, slightly bubbly but very fluffy looking. The beer itself is a deep golden amber color, orange centered fading to a glowing light yellow on the edges

S-the nose is fair in strength, lemon zest mixed with a light golden fruit lead off the aromas giving way to a spicy nose of clove accompanied by a fair amount of banana. An earthy undertone lies beneath the spice as a touch of lemon rind comes in at the very back

T-the taste is quite pleasant with light golden fruits, pear and a touch of appricot. The spice is there but not as powerful as the nose. Lemon rind and banana add a light bitterness as a hop profile reveals itself in the back adding an herbal note finishing with a touch of peppery spice and clove.

M-this is quite thick actually, medium bodied, smooth and slightly syrupy. It stings at the back of the throat but actually doesn't seem to have enough carbonation. It seems a little rough around the edges on the feel

D-this is a solid hefe, it's a little thick for me with a prickly finish that takes away from the overall drinkability. The tastes are very good, though making it enjoyable.

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Photo of dar482
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The Hefeweizens I enjoy pack themselves with a corainder, orange, and wheat flavor that is filled with an unfiltered body.

This lacked both, but still did a decent job. Lacked depth for me in flavor and fell off the tongue too quickly, but was still very drinkable.

I would suggest the German alternatives to this.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle courtesy of cmurren25, thanks man! Pours an opaquely hazed orange color with a large-bubbled cap of white head. Retention is not bad but lacing is nonexistent.

I am getting plenty of bananas and yeasty funk, so am surprised to see this as an APWA...I would have guessed hefeweizen. Wheat is there, but is soft and only slightly lemony.

Tastes more like a hefe as well with bananas and clove equally present and both more prevalent than the wheat. Which is just fine, I prefer hefeweizens to APWAs anyday. This one has a nice little hop bite on the finish, which is nice and seems to play well with the yeast. Very refreshing and balanced beer, I really like it. It would most certainly be a yearly purchase for me if I had access to it. Chalk up another scratch in the win column for Troegs.

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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 628 ratings.