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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs DreamWeaver WheatTröegs DreamWeaver Wheat

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,595 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,595
Reviews: 605
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 48
Gots: 125 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004)
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

ejimhof, May 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

BARFLYB, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of superspak
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into weizen glass, bottled on 5/10/2013. Pours very hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, bubblegum, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of yeast, hop, and malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, bubblegum, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of banana, lemon, pear, apple, bubblegum, wheat, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, complexity, and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this a damn nice Hefeweizen. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of malt, yeast, and hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of Wasatch
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to shaebs99 and JoeyBeerBelly for this brew.

Pours a nice cloudy golden pale yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger plus fizzy white head, which does leave some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some spices, and some caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty/yeasty/grassy, some spicyness, and caramel. Light-Medium body. Drinkable, this is a tasty brew.

Wasatch, Jul 06, 2008
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

wrightst, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Unfiltered pale yellow grains. Looks intriguing.

S. Spices and wheat. Can't lose there.

T. Tastes like a uber hefeweizen. Indescribably sweet.

M. Light body with a good feel. Solid aftertaste as it coats the palate.

D. A go to beer.

Thoughts: This is one of my favorites from Troegs. Had it at the bar and then bought a case thereafter. Superb.

Stinkypuss, May 01, 2008
Photo of ppoitras
4.45/5  rDev +19.6%
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.

ppoitras, Jul 24, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

BillRoth, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy orange with very little head or lacing.

S: Has a very nice aroma of bananas and spices, mostly clove I think. There is also a slight funkiness as well.

T: The bananas and clove come through stronger on the taste than on the smell. There is also a hint of orange as well.

D/M: A really nice beer, extremely easy to drink. Like most others I find it to be more like a hefe, but nonetheless, I really enjoyed this one. Another good beer from Troegs.

mdaschaf, Aug 30, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

brandoman63, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of biegaman
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Grapefruit skin dotted with microscopic sized bubbles. A pillow of head formed instantly from the pour although it's now heavily napping, even swirling won't completely awaken it. There is a hazy screen that clouds up the appearance. Although it blurs complexion it certainly does not darken it - the beer is brightly coloured and appears quite refreshing.

Perhaps this should be listed as a "white" beer as opposed to "wheat" beer? It shouldn't take a connoisseur to note the inclusion of spices and fruit zest that is trademark of a Belgian style witbier (as oppose to the grainy, hop filled bouquet of an American wheat). The aroma is rammed with light honey-like sweetness, lemon zest, citrus and clove spice.

Upon further inspection, this may be more similar to a German style hefeweizen (for those keeping tabs on style guidelines). The flavour is pleasantly sweet and touts fruity notes of under-ripe melon and a vividly discernible flavour of banana. The yeast is suggestively spicy and light hints of clove and white pepper are also noted.

The Munich and Pils malts impart a bready, sweet and biscuity component where as the wheat provides the impression of straw and grains; the two balance wonderfully together. A cautious use of Noble hops lend just a faint earthy character. It is an effective combination of dry, tart and sweet. This is a wonderfully crafted weisse beer!

Although the nose initially had me think of a Belgian witbier, the first sip left me no doubt that the aim here was a classic, Southern German specialty. The array of flavours, from spicy clove to fruity banana and from bready malt to crisp straw wheat, provides all the components needed to make a quenching, delicious wheat beer. Thanks DrJay!

biegaman, Apr 04, 2009
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3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Light orange, to dark lemon yellow body, slightly lighter and brighter towards the bottom of the glass. Head makes about three fleeting fingers of soapy white head to fall and quickly disappear into a good thick collar, but thin puck.

Standard hefe nose on the bouquet, but hints with much more strange peanut butter like yeast esters. Faint clove, little malt wheat chewy character, and no sense of sweetness. THere is a thick sweet peanut quality coming off this however, and a strange out there hint of nut and dry quality on the nose.

Palate hints toward hefe quality, but with spicier notes, and subdued classic hefe quality. Wet bodied with a lighter feel, and not sense of malt chewy character and depth. Almost peppery, near hot finish on the clove like ester front. Density really missing, and the bubblegum sweetness and where is the lemon.

It's an interesting take on the style, and comes off a bit strangely amped, but still a bit lifeless unfortunately. No regrets trying it though, and no harm either.

smakawhat, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

rab53, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy medium straw hue with a three finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a heavy malted wheat aroma with a perfumy yeast and clove.

The taste consisted of a bready wheat malt and a spicy yeast body. Good light wheat finish.

The mouthfeel was of average chewiness for the style with a dry finish.

Overall a very nice wheat ale. Very sessionable and certainly one of the best examples of the style.

Thanks a bunch to Aprilluvsbeer.

plaid75, Dec 28, 2006
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Latarnik, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

beerthulhu, Dec 02, 2008
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3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orangish-yellow with a 1/4" of soft, white head that fades quickly. The nose has notes of yeast, bananas, white grapes, and cloves. The taste is spicy at first with decent clove notes. Then there are some fruity notes that comes through, mostly banana. There is just a hint of bubblegum in the finish. The mouthfeel is overly carbonated, quite dry, and very light.

The mouthfeel threw this one off. It's so heavily carbonated that it interferes with the taste buds. Overall, the flavor and nose were quite good. A little less carbonation puts this up there with some of the better hefes.

tdm168, Dec 01, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is bottle number two coming out of the new Anthology mix pack. Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Otter Creek World Tour shaped pint glass. Poured a murky dark yellow, pineapple juice like color. It started with a bright white thin head barely covering the top of the beer. The head didn't change much throughout drinking it, but didn't leave much for lacing either.

The aroma has a bright citrusy, lemony flavor to it with wheat and yeast playing a big role as well. It has a bit of clove like spiciness to it but not a lot. The taste shows the same lemony, citrusness that the nose hinted at. The wheat and the yeast flavors help round out the flavor. Very nice refreshing taste to it.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side with carbonation being moderate. Drinkability is pretty good, it had some very nice flavors and was pretty refreshing. Would be a very good choice for a hot summer day. The citrus felt a bit sharp at times but it was still an enjoyable flavor. One of the better summer wheat beer options available in my opinion.

billab914, May 23, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

sendbeer, Jan 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

dmorgan310, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of DrJay
3.98/5  rDev +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.

DrJay, Feb 17, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

DrBier, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

PEIhop, Nov 21, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

rolltide8425, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of ShanePB
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

ShanePB, Apr 20, 2011
Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,595 ratings.