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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,741
Reviews: 612
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 53
Gots: 211 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
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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Ratings: 1,741 | Reviews: 612
Photo of soju6
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy light golden color with a very small head and bits of lacing.

S: Mild aroma of fresh grain, spice and a bit of citrus.

T: has a fresh grain flavor with a tangy bite and a trace of lemon. Finish is quite dry with bit of a sticky sweet aftertaste.

F: Fairly medium body, a bit crisp and refreshing.

O: Nice beer but not one of my facorite styles, tad too sweet and sticky.

Photo of ckollias
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Cloudy light blonde ale with a white one-finger head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: This brew has a yeasty bread aroma. Hints of lemon in the background.

T: Similar to the smell this beer has zingy yeast and bread flavor. There is some mild citrus notes.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation

O: This was the first beer by Troegs that has disappointed me. It was a decent wheat beer but nothing I would try again.

Photo of JohannBock
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another growler from the tour at Troegs.

A: Opaque in the center with some haze on the outsides of the glass. A nice bright yellow that poured with three fingers of head that never totally disappeared. Really awesome lacing.

S: Orange peel, some lemon and some earthy tones.

T: Follows the nose. Orange and lemon right away that fades into a sweet bready taste. Finishes pretty dry and leaves orange peel on the back of the palate.

M: I like the mouthfeel but for a hefe its a little thick. Due in part to the unfiltered nature of the beer, which is something I like a lot.

O: Solid beer, definitely would be great on a hot day. Another solid entry from Troegs.

Photo of PokerGod
4.36/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a perfect pint.

Appearance- cloudy hazy, yellow. Decent head with decent retention. Not golden. Actually yellow. Some lacing. A nice amount of yeast sediment to pour into the glass.

Aroma- sweet and yeasty, but not fruity...or at least not a specific fruit that I can pinpoint. Mild spicy, herbal undertones.

Taste- absolutely delicious. Refreshing. May be the most balanced wheat beer that I've ever had. Yeasty and malty at the same time. Wonderful.

Overall- at present time, this may be my absolute favorite wheat beer ever. Absolutely delicious. Too bad I acquired in trade, because I am unable to acquire it locally. Damn. Would without a doubt buy again.

Photo of surprenant1138
2.91/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy light sunny amber with a half inch bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. Faint lacing. Aroma is of yeast mostly, with some light grassy and piney hints. Taste is like pretty much every other mediocre wheat beer: light on hops, some pine, very yeasty, dry, and lightly metallic. Mouthfeel is light. I'm not much of a fan.

Photo of dbmernin83
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy clouded yellow.

Yeasty, taffy sweet, with a crisp hop finish. Hops linger a little longer than most Hefes, which is a pleasant surprise. Summery and refreshing. Medium-bodied

A solid American Hefeweizen. No match for it's German counterparts, but stands out in the US market.

Photo of CHickman
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer review on tap from 8/15/11: pours hazy gold color with a 1 finger creamy white head that leaves decent foamy lacing.

Smells of banana, clove, wheat, yeast, orange peel, coriander, lemon zest, sweet malt and light toasted grains; sweet nose overall with the classic yeast funkiness taking control at the end.

Tastes of banana, clove, wheat, yeast, lemon zest, coriander, orange peel, citrus hops, floral hops, flowers, herbs, sweet malt, pepper, light toasted grains and other light spices like cinnamon or allspice. The finish is dry and spicy, with a yeast funkiness that is par for the course with a hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel is creamy and slick, with light, smooth carbonation, a light body and a refreshing feel that helped this go down very easy.

A really good wheat beer that was full of flavor and to me was a perfect summer session beer and a hefeweizen meant for pounding all night. A really enjoyable beer overall.

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #36
Served On: 8/17/2011
Glassware: Wheat Glass

From the Anthology 2 mixed pack.

Look: Poured a cloudy yellow with super fast carbonation bubbles jetting to the top. Head was a tiny ½ finger of white fizz that dissolved quickly.

Smell: Sweet malts with clove and faint mango. Smelled very refreshing.

Taste: The clove took a back seat on this one (no complaints here). Banana and mango was first along with the crazy carbonation. The body of this beer was rather sticky for being so light in color and ABV. It’s a really nice alternative to Blue Moon or Keith’s White. I actually paired it with my wife's famous honey mustard chicken and a dill pickle spear. It was great.

Photo of spinrsx
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Photo of jneiswender
2.45/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Had this beer out of twelve ounce bottle from the anthology collection pack. Served in a pilsner glass cool.

A. With yeast....a lemondrop murky body and a nice white head.

S. Lemonzest ...bread yeast...slight bubblegum and clove.

T.lemon and clove are there...little vegetable flavor as well

M. Light but somewhat oily

D. Okay but not very refreshing. Mouthfeel is a bit offputting.

Photo of awhipker
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle that I purchased at Jungle Jim's in Cincy, poured into a pilsner glass

Poured into a tulip glass

A: hazy yellowish, orange with two fingers of head that decipates to very light lacing. Lots of residue left in bottle.

S: bananas, floral,wheat, hint of clove

T: taste follow the nose; banana, spice, clove with a hint of citrus at the end

M: very light bodied, good carbonation

O: Not my favorite Troegs beer but it is a good representation of a hefe. Perfect to enjoy on a warm summer's day.

Photo of vande
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Very bright golden, lively brew with an exceptionally thin, white sheet of foam atop..

S: bready-biscuit...light summer grass.. hint of banana and clove... a nice, soft nose that brings a smile to one's face...in all honesty, somewhat light reminders of a baby aventinus...light reminders..

T: bit of that bready-yeast, and light clove and banana...not as present as I'd hoped for.. somewhat wateryier on the taste than I had thought, but decent.

M: Soft, crisp and fresh.

O: I'm generally not a big wheat fan, but this was a good summer time sample...

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 ujsplace
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass

Pours a hazy yellow orange colored brew with a white foamy head that recedes to a thin covering floating on top. Negligible lacing along the sides of the glass.

Smells of bananas, cloves and spices.

Tastes of wheat, spicy yeast and banana.

Smooth, creamy and refreshing - good carbonation.

Great session brew, easy drinking and great for summertime.

Photo of magine
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a cloudy golden orange color. Has a creamy white head that settle to a thin lace head. Minimal lacing. Pretty good looks.

Brew smells of clove, spice and banana. Good smell.

Brew is creamy and smooth; good malts. Banana, cloves and spices. Very silky mouthfeel. A bit of orange as well. Brew is very well balanced.

This is a very good, case worthy hefe. Very good brew.

Photo of IronLover
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on May 23, 2011. straw yellow in color with a deep haze. Poured with a fizzy white head with little retnetion and a few, very thin wisps. Dominant wheat malt aroma with biscuit, banana and a bit of lemon hopppness as well. Medium boried with lively, tangy carbonation and a dry finish. Wheat malt and biscuit flavors up front with banana and tangy bitter lemon hoppiness being introduced in the middle. Wheat flavor gives way to biscuit, banana and tangy lemon hop flavors through the end and a dry finish. A refreshing, wet, but crisp, dry finishing siummer wheat. It gets low marks for looks but is a great summertime ale.

Photo of Florida9
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Lightly hazy dull pale yellow. Forms a 1/4" of fizzy white head that sticks around for about 15 seconds before fading away into a thin ring around the glass. No lacing.

S: Light nose of seltzer, lemon, a little banana, and some yeasty phenols.

T: Light and vibrant. Tangy, lightly acidic. Lemon. There is a little banana, which seemed to be more prevalent on my first few sips, and a little spice. A tingly clove quality presents itself on the finish.

M: Light bodied with heavier carbonation. Between the carbonation and the spicy quality, this one has a bit of a prickly feel to it.

O: A solid, well made hefe.

Photo of jifigz
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a beautiful hazy sunshine yellow. Developed a nice head that disappeared rather quickly and has lots of carbonation bubbles rising through the brew. Some decent lacing.

S: Delicious Hefe smells. Ripe banana and fruit tones, slightly floral with a lot of sweetness in the aroma.

T: Not quite as boldly flavored as the smell suggested. It is very fruity with lots of ripe banana in the taste, almost like a banana flavored runt (the candy.) The finish is a lingering candy sweetness with a hint of bitter.

M: Feels great. Thin and carbonated, but I feel as if it fits this beer perfectly. It is crisp on the palate.

O: A fantastic Hefe and a wonderful warm weather thirst quencher. With a low ABV and delicious taste, this is a perfect session beer. The great flavors and light color really seem to match the sunshine perfectly and I would love to fire up the charcoal grill with a few of these as my companion.

Photo of NODAK
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is pretty nice and typical for style, with notes of banana esters and clove dominating with some yeast there as well. Not the strongest notes for style, but definitely nice.

Pours bright golden, but it's interesting that there isn't any cloudiness. Must have been filtered.

Starts off with banana esters, though not nearly as sweet as some others in style; they're rather restrained. The clove also shows up, but again it isn't really "out there". Has a phenol character to it as well. A nice wheat note is present on the finish, as well as a citric twang.

This one won't contend with the heavy hitters out of Germany or even some of the best here, but it's quite good and delicious.

Photo of woodychandler
4.79/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am not a fan of the style, bottle try some anyway since hefe beer is better than none! CANs soon, I promise.

From the bottle: "DreamWeaver Wheat is an unfiltered splash of spicy mouthwatering joy. Pour 3/4 of the bottle into a glass, swirl the bottle to invigorate the yeast and pour remainder down the center of the glass." Cool, it comes with directions since everybody tells me I need more direction in life.

I got a finger of fluffy bone-white head from my pour and then it suddenly fell like a souffle when someone bangs the oven door shut. Color was a VERY cloudy orangish-yellow, like fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. Nose was as advertised - spicy, specifically clove forward with undertones of the banana/bubble gum esters that usually put me off in a big way. The clove-forward smell is achieved by fermenting hefe yeast at lager temperatures and I had not realized that homeboys John & Chris were doing this with theirs or I would have been drinking a lot more of it a lot sooner. Mouthfeel was not quite full, but close, and the clove spiciness was like the Clove Life Savers that I was (seemingly) the only person who liked them. For our more modern and hip users, think clove cigarettes. I once made an air freshener out of an orange by sticking cloves into it in the shape of a smiley face. Yay, cloves! This was joy in a bottle. Frankly, I did not really experience the banana/bubble gum nonsense that so thoroughly puts me off. Finish was pretty dry for the style, given its intense spice but I was down with it. More please, Mssrs. Musselman and Yashinsky.

Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, banana and hints of clove. In the taste, dry banana and wheat notes. A spice like bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry banana in the aftertaste. Nice dryer wheat with nice clove and spice.

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 larryi86
4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Weizen glass

A- Hazy yellow with a three finger white head.

S- Bananas, beard, hint of spices and earthy notes.

T- Very close to the smell, nice wheat flavor.

M- Smooth, medium body, refreshing.

O- I found this very enjoyable and a solid beer, definitely will pick this up again.

Photo of obywan59
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pale yellow to golden color with a near pure white 6 finger head from a hard pour. Pouring the entire bottle into the glass gives a pale apple-ciderish translucent appearance, while leaving a couple inches in the bottle gives a slightly cloudy, but almost transparent brew. The tall head of my 2nd pour recedes rather chunkily leaving good lacing.

Strong smell of banana and cloves from the hard pour. Substantial citrus as well. The citrus becomes near-metallic at times.

Fruity with occasional explosions of almost pure banans. Sightly sweet and peppery upfront but finishes off with a light bitterness.

Light bodied with early peppery carbonation that moderates as you go.

A good beer. Nice and summery. I liked the Sunshine Pils better, but have no real complaints about this.

Photo of jgreenearrow
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Per bottle, poured 3/4 down side of glass. Swirled remainder 1/4 in the bottle and then poured down the center of the glass.

A: Pours a very hazy golden straw color. A thick fluffy head develops at the top of the pour and dissipates quickly with some minor lacing on the side of the glass.

S: Fruit dominates the nose. Banana and citrus notes mix with wheat and the smell of bread crust.

T: The sip begins sweet with banana and some tangerine. A bready wheat flavor enters in the middle, combining with the banana. Some bitterness and tartness of lemon round out the sip.

M: Light to medium body with adequate prickly carbonation.

Overall, this is a good hefeweizen. The wheat and fruit flavors blend well to accompany the yeast to the expect to find in the style. Well balanced, light and refreshing.

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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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