Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company
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3.4/5 rDev -8.6%
A - Pours a bright orange-gold with a thinner white head.
S - Bread and malt aromas are apparent along with more subtle notes of clove.
T - Flavors stay true to the aromas but included a taste resembling olives as well. I'm not sure if this was a batch defect but the taste was peculiar.
M - Body is low to moderate with moderate to high carbonation and ends quite dry.
An overall good beer with a high drinkability. Taste and aroma seem comparatively more noticeable than other pale wheats.
01-27-2011 20:15:46 | More by fdw3
3.9/5 rDev +4.8%
Purs a golden orange color with a tall fluffy head that has decent retention and it leaves a little lacing in my glass. Smell is sweet, I catch a bit of wheat and sweet citrus I think. Taste is similar, big emphasis on the wheat of course hits the tongue with a tiny bit of bulitterness (really slight) and leaves with and odd sweetness, sort of an artificial orange flavor for an after taste. Mouthfeel is a little thicker than I expected, not much carbonation left now. Overall, a pretty good beer, more traditional than a hoppy wheat beer such as a little sumpin' sumpin' or gumballhead. This is closer to the German style. Also, very reasonable ABV, that characteristic encouraged me to grab this one out of the cellar.
01-25-2011 22:52:29 | More by gkunkle
3.6/5 rDev -3.2%
Pours a cloudy, pale gold with a finger of fluffy white head that quickly turns into a thin ring. Sparse bubbly lacing.
Sweet aromas of banana and bubblegum. Very pleasing nose indeed. Flavors are very much in line with the smell. Sweet and bready in the finish.
Light body and bubbly. I don't know if I would characterize this as a pale wheat. If it is, then it would probably score poorly, but I judged it as an American wheat and find it to be good.
01-22-2011 23:36:54 | More by nerdrocker101
3.63/5 rDev -2.4%
Bottle received from THECPJ. Cheers, Shane!
A - Pours a pale gold with a thin white head that dissipates quickly, leaving no lacing.
S - Light wheat, pears, lemon, and sweet amber malt. Subdued.
T - Sweet malt, pears, wheat, and bananas.Very crisp and clean flavors.
M - Medium-thin body with moderate carbonation.
D - Nice and drinkable, easily accessible and sessionable. I'd love a sixer of this on a hot day.
01-20-2011 04:40:37 | More by jsanford
4.43/5 rDev +19.1%
Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into an Erdinger weizen glass.
A: Dense, hazy lemon yellow with an orange beige center; very cloudy from a yeast settlement pour. Faint pillars of carbonation building to a creamy, two-finger head of white foam which retains nicely and leaves decent lacing.
S: Wheat, banana, cloves and a funky yeast aroma with plenty of citrus zest to boot. Musty, juicy fruit aromas dance all over the scent.
T: Sweet, creamy and fruity malts up front which lend lots of juicy citrus and herbal flavors. A very light, spicy, herbal and floral hop bitterness creeps in to what is a slightly chewy, dry, bittersweet citrus and clove finish. Pretty close to sunshine in a glass.
M: Smooth, slightly creamy, light-medium bodied ale with plenty of character, juicy malts and chewy wheat proteins to chew on with that yeast sediment.
D: For a split second, I forgot we were in the dead of winter and was transported outdoors in the sunshine in a lawn chair. Dream Weaver is flavorful, drinkable and quite sessionable at 4.8% ABV. An American pale wheat ale done right; borderline hefeweizen/witbier territory while maintaining a good wheat and hop presence.
01-14-2011 23:01:15 | More by Gambrinus1184
3.63/5 rDev -2.4%
a little heavy for a wheat.
more of a sipper than a drinker.
i like it but not an every day beer.
full of flavor. Not like some damn miller lite commercial.
refreshing after taste. doesn't make u want to kill babies so thats goo...
01-08-2011 04:29:40 | More by Raymando
3.98/5 rDev +7%
A: Hazy chamomile-yellow, small white head with some lacing.
S: Thick citrus along with other lighter fruits. Nose is full of wheat and bread, and some mild spices and hops.
T: Thick citrus flavor and lots of bready malts. refreshing combination of whole wheat and bread, citrus and soft hops. Fresh floral notes follow, with a long-lasting bock flavor lasts well past the drink.
M: Medium carbonation, medium body. Sticky, but levels out easy.
D: Refreshing as all Hell. Even though it's January, i can tell it's a perfect summer brew.
01-05-2011 00:00:18 | More by YouSkeete
4.1/5 rDev +10.2%
L: Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a medium bodied and short white colored head that laces the glass nicely on the way down as it fades pretty slowly. Nice looking beer.
S: Smells of sweet wheat malts, then big aromas of citrus, followed by some spicy aromas from the yeast.
T: Tastes of sweet wheat malt, big citrus flavors, followed by nice yeast flavors. Well balanced beer.
M: Smooth, refreshing, medium bodied, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable, all the flavors were really well rounded for a highly drinkable and sessionable beer.
01-04-2011 11:36:30 | More by erosier
3.95/5 rDev +6.2%
Thanks to stormking47 for dropping this bottle on me during Secret Santa '10. Poured into the gorgeous Dream Weaver glass sent by the same fine BA. Bottled 11/24/10 - awesome both that it's so fresh & tip 'o the cap to Troegs for daring to date their bottles.
Pours classic wheat, a pale yellow much the color of my skin after a never-ending Minnesota winter. Lovely & hazed. Smell spills wheat, grasslands, & citrus, a nudge of sweet malts.
Dream Weaver works the wheat angle hard. Backing instrumentals include orange, that dose of soft malts evident in the nose, citrus, banana, touch of spice, too. The malts balance off the wheats in this beer perfectly, allowing it to rise above a pack of a very mediocre style.
Very good beer. Why can't more brewers put in the time & effort to construct solid, drinkable, tasty, low ABV brews? Too tough to hide any flaws? I'd love to see people ploy the low end of the spectrum as thoroughly as the 10% plus is being exploited; this one would be a good place to start.
12-25-2010 04:16:01 | More by maximum12
3.18/5 rDev -14.5%
A - pours a clear bright golden color. Large and dense white head. Wait for head to subside and pour the rest including yeast. Apperiance becomes a cloudy yellow.
S - mild aroma of cloves, bubblegum, and some mild spice possibly from the wheat or yeast. Not much else though.
T - follows the aroma. Clove. Peppery spice. Some juicy fruit sort of sweetness. Dry finish.
M - light bodied. A bit fizzy.
D - easy drinking American wheat. A little lacking in flavor though.
12-19-2010 01:35:05 | More by Teleweizen2
3.9/5 rDev +4.8%
A - pours a hazy, cloudy straw yellow with a one finger head
S - smells of lemony citrus, banana, and clove with some with some wheat malt.
T - the taste has a lot of clove and banana characteristics with some sweet wheat and bready malts. Finishes with some spicy hops. I would say that the banana is the most dominant flavor. Pretty solid flavor profile for an APWA.
M - bubbly carbonation with a medium body - pretty average mouthfeel.
D - pretty solid APWA here. More flavorful and German tasting than most of the other APWAs I have tried. If I could get this around here, it would be a good lighter beer to go to. Thanks to SamuelJackson45 for giving me the chance to try this!
12-19-2010 01:15:46 | More by birchstick
4/5 rDev +7.5%
Live Review. Poured from the 12 oz. brown bottle that I purchased as a single at Save-On in Mentor for $1.50 two days ago into my Cooperstown Beverage Trail pint glass. Stamped near neck of bottle: BOTTLED 06 23 10 BATCH 100609.
A Too brief nearly white fluffy head (it lasted about 45 seconds...it is now a single layer of bubbles on the top of the body) over a cloudy but translucent straw yellow body. Decent look but nothing exciting. 3.0
S I find the smell of this style of beer pleasing with the wheat grains and a light sweetness from the malt. Very little hops detected by my nose. 3.5
T The wheat grains and mild sweetness is there but there is also a nice light lemony citrus and even a Belgian yeast taste that are both welcomed surprises for me (I just did not expect them). Good tasting beer. 4.0
M Appropriately moderate, beefed up a bit by the citrusy grain but also fairly good carbonation as this beer danced across by tongue. At least a good feel and probably more. 4.5
D Very good indeed with its manageable ABV, interesting tastes and decent feel. I think that the intention of the brewer was, in part, to make a very drinkable beer! 4.5
12-13-2010 03:52:04 | More by adamette
3.7/5 rDev -0.5%
poured into a tulip
Pours a hazy yellow/orange color. About 1 fingers worth of white head.
Big time wheat, banana and clove. Nothing really out there. A very ordinary smelling wheat beer. Still good if you like that type of smell.
Taste is similar to the nose but with a little citrus and spice. A tad watery tasting but kinda refreshing. A tiny bit of bitterness in there.
light bodied with carbonation that seemed to go a little flat. Again, a little too watery.
an average wheat beer IMO. Would be refreshing on a hot day and could easily drink 2 to 3 in a sitting. Would love to have on tap. I got this from my Aunt in PA so availability is a little limited.
12-07-2010 02:30:30 | More by cetherid
3.83/5 rDev +3%
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.
12-05-2010 06:55:02 | More by xnicknj
District of Columbia
3.98/5 rDev +7%
I have a renewed interest in this beer now. One of the last tastings I attended, I brought "Splinter Blue," the recently released, white whale that is based on this brew.
A: Poured an EXTREMELY cloudy. peppery, orange, with about a three finger head that melding into a pool of foam after a couple of minutes. Awesome retention!
S: Glorious smell of clove, German wheat, and citrus. I detect banana in this also... Imagination run wild?
T: Everything that I got on the nose, only more intense. The Saaz hop reminds me of a freshly picked and cooked corn: grainy, earthy, and very yummy! This is a very "wheaty" brew.
M: Thick enough for the style, the spices were balanced very well, and the wheat washed over the sweetness, making it organic rather than manufactured. The carbonation was spot on.
D: How the heck did Troegs pack so much taste into a wheat brew that only clocks in at 4.80%? Even if it's cold outside right now, this is good stuff!
12-03-2010 19:19:06 | More by Chaney
3.63/5 rDev -2.4%
A= Poured a hazy yellow in color. No head or lacing.
S= It smelled clean and crisp. You can smell the wheat and grains in this one.
T= Typically wheat beer tasted "earthy" wheats and grains didn't really taste much else.
M= Clean, Crisp good amount of carbonation.
D= Very easy to drink could have no problem drinking many of these.
12-03-2010 19:03:15 | More by LiquidBread219
3.88/5 rDev +4.3%
Pours a cloudy gold with a fizzy white head. No rue lace, limited head retention.
Got some decent yeast, banana, and clove scents -- not as intense as I would have liked, but good.
Well done lads. Sweet yeast, some funk and white pepper spice, with a bit of fruit and husk bitterness. Wheat has a light toastiness to it that is very appealing.
Lighter bodied, right amount of carbonation.
Very decent and drinkable brew. Nice balance. Worth a try.
12-03-2010 12:55:50 | More by OtherShoe2
4.1/5 rDev +10.2%
A very good American wheat beer. Clean and crisp with nice body. Typical yeasty, banana and spice notes. Low ABV makes it a good choice if you're having a few. I plan on keeping some on hand for when the mood hits me. Troeggs rarely disappoints me...a quality brew any wheat beer fan will enjoy.
12-02-2010 03:33:51 | More by DJED69
4.28/5 rDev +15.1%
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Unfiltered bottle - Swirled sediment into glass.
A - fizzy white head that quickly dissipates without lacing. Cloudy golden in color.
S - Yeast, bread, & caramel, very slight alcohol at the end.
T - Typical yeasty/bready flavor up front. Kind of sweet and caramelly, followed by a slight bitterness.
M - Highly carbonated, light-medium body.
D - I'd say this is moderately drinkable. It has a great wheat beer flavor but feels a little heavier than most. I'd still be able to go through 4 though.
11-27-2010 22:31:05 | More by FredTheSeal
3.95/5 rDev +6.2%
Pours a bright hazy yellow color with 1 1/2 fingers of white bubbly head. Good retention.
The scent is of citrus, wheat, and lemon.
The taste is of citrus, lemon zest, a little banana, wheat, good hop bitterness for a wheat.
Light bodied, crisp and thin, high carbonation.
This was a very easy drinking wheat beer. Very light and refreshing, very good flavor. I wouldn't mind having this again.
11-09-2010 19:43:27 | More by BeerCon5
3.78/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
11-08-2010 18:03:51 | More by rfgetz
4.43/5 rDev +19.1%
A Dream Weaver Wheat on a Sunday Morning with NFL Gameday Morning. I love Troegs
A- a big time hazy and golden yellow brew with no head whatsoever. The brew completely screams refreshing
S- a lil saison in the scent. Big time wheat and banana flavors coming through. Really has some uplifting scents
T- great! Spices, wheat, dry flavor, and many bananas! There is some musty flavor as well. This taste is incredible
M- carbonated and thick flavor
D- killa brew! I could literally drink dream weaver wheat all day. I will always keep a sixer in the fridge for summertime! Great job Troegs
11-07-2010 14:29:19 | More by lovindahops
4.1/5 rDev +10.2%
I love everything Troegs, but this is my least favorite. Probably just my least favorite style.
A- A nice hazy orange/honey color with white head that recedes quickly. You can see the wheat sediment floating around.
S- Citrus and malt.
T- Wheat is strong. Sweet with an orange peel hint. Clove is strong in the front with hints of coriander. Banana finish.
M- Creamy. Crisp dry finish.
D- Mellow and easy to drink. Slightly hoppy.
11-07-2010 03:29:46 | More by JayS2629
2.73/5 rDev -26.6%
Nice light, hazy yellow/orange in color with a bubbly stark white head. Laces okay. Overall, very nice.
Smell is pretty run of the mill. Slight citrus, and a bit of malts/grains.
Taste was initially slight citrus, with a good wheat taste. It finishes though with a cloying fruit sweetness that completely throws this out of whack for me.
The feel is alright, which a bit of crispness from adequate carbonation. Feel is overall light.
It's not horrible on the drink, but nothing I'm going to go out of my way for.
11-03-2010 00:51:23 | More by EgadBananas
3.8/5 rDev +2.2%
Final installment in my trip through the Anthology 2 sampler. 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
A- Slightly cloudy straw with not much head to speak of. Lacing and retention are pretty much non-existent.
S- Pretty standard witbier aroma. Heavy spice character with some banana, some citrus, and some crisp wheat.
T- Pretty good witbier flavor as well, heavier on the spice than the banana, but also a nice lemon character, almost reminiscent of a saison. Pretty nice.
M/D- Pretty thin and watery, a little more carbonation might have helped. Pretty drinkable overall.
A decent wheat beer from Troegs, but probably my least favorite offering from them so far. Not a bad beer, just nothing particularly special. Good for an accessible wheat beer just the same.
10-14-2010 10:03:27 | More by geryeb624
Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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