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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,713
Reviews: 608
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 54
Gots: 184 | FT: 1
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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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Photo of LaCoursiere
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra from a trade with Centennial.

No date of any kind.

A - Poured into a New Belgium globe. It pours very hazy with an Apricot color. It made a thin head that dissipated fairly quickly. There was minimal lacing that slid back down into the glass. The laser etching in the glass kept a nice thin head and collar.

S - Smells of yeast, very nice banana aroma, clove, and a little bit of orange.

T - Lemon and pepper spiciness with biscuity malts followed by hints of banana and a cidery tartness. There is a trace of earthy hops in the finish.

M - Light-bodied thin feel with light carbonation. It finishes with a bit of dryness and no alcohol warmth.

O/D - This is a pretty nice beer. The nose was quite nice, but the taste and feel left something to be desired. Perhaps a bit of sweetness and smoothness would be a nice touch. I would drink again, but will probably not seek it out specifically.

Photo of gopens44
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy and golden with a head that froths up and runs off. a little shy perhaps. Left behind was a thin bubbly film.

S - Slightly bitter and reminiscent of a pilsner was my first impression, with a rather pungent nature. The aroma nearly filled the room upon pour.

T - Spicey with clove, a little touch of banana and a touch tart.

M - At first, this is a touch oily. That sensation goes away pretty quick though, leaving behind the more dry and crisp true nature of this beer. Not much aftertaste at all.

O - I usually flip out over most Troegs offerings, but this one is a bit more pedestrian. Still good, but not my favorite from them.

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 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 sjmacdougall
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one poured from a bottle into a Hoegaarden glass.

The appearance is hazy and unfiltered, exactly what I would expect from this wheat beer. The color is a light golden.

The beer smells of some wheat and banana aromas.

Taste is by far the best quality of this brew. It has a mild sweetness that gives way to a well-balanced hefe taste. It is extremely enjoyable.

The mouthfeel is a light carbonation that quickly dissipates. There is little to no alcohol taste.

Overall, this is a great summer/BBQ session beer. I will be certain to have it again and again.

Photo of GimmeGumballHead
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to IDrinkGas for the great PA locals.

this was a 12oz bottle split between two people in some tasting glasses from the festival of barrel aged beers.

A - cloudy and bright, the unfiltered characteristic is noticed right away. has a reasonable head

S - smells like a wheat with a bit of a belgian hint as well as spiced noted

T - definitely tastes like a belgian yeast right off the bat, also has good spice notes, not over powering, pretty balanced and not over-bearing in any taste profile

M - could use a little weight, but for 4.8% it drinks very well

O - If I lived in PA and wanted a quality wheat, I would drink this pretty regularly.

Troeggs is pretty quality from what I can tell as a mid-westerner.

Photo of JRed
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours like hazy orange/pineapple juice with white head that retreats to the edges of the glass. Aroma of floral bouquet, yeast conjures up hints of banana, clove, and of course wheat. Tastes of wheat, yeasty character, honey, cloves, a hop presence rushes through and then the beer mellows out with some banana and vague vanilla. Light bodied with a carbonation that goes flat on the palate too quickly. Smooth and tasty but the flavors feel flat especially as the drink warms.

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

This is the second bottle I've sampled from the Troegs Variety Case.

Best if enjoyed by: August 11, 2011

Enjoyed in a DFH Pint Glass

A - Pours a very hazy, mostly opaque golden color. Nice foamy, white, two finger head on the initial pour. Some lacing left on the side of the glass. Massive amounts of residue (due to being unfiltered) left on the bottle of the bottle after the pour.

S - A spicy, banana like sweetness is the dominate aroma.

T - A very refreshing beer. A nice combination of the usual flavors in a hefeweizen - a clovely spicyness, mixed with banana and a hint of lemon as well. Goes down really smooth. Alcohol taste? What alcohol!

M - Just the right amount of carbonation. A slight bitterness on the aftertaste.

O - This is a great summer beer. I normally am not a wheat beer fan but I was really impressed by this one. Very easy to drink and would be a great session beer on a hot day. I had mine after a 3 mile run and it went down really nice. Very quenching. Recommended!


Photo of ReelBigwigFish
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle dated 4/20/11 into a wide mug. This is from a 12pk Troegs variety pack.

A: Nice frothy white head that seems to be retaining itself well. The beer itself is a pale golden color, very cloudy, a touch darker than Hoegaarden.

S: Smells are of a usual hefeweizen, coriander, some sugary sweet scents in there too, almost like candy.

T: Taste is of a good hefeweizen with a pronounced banana sweetness and a slight grassy finish. Really enjoying this beer.

M/O: Mouthfeel.... I almost feel biased because I love this type of beer so much. It's crisp yet creamy at the same time, wonderful biting carbonation with that spicy sweet wheaty full body. Very refreshing. I've had this beer a few times over the years, and after buying this variety pack I'm sure I'll be getting a sixer or two of this throughout the summer. Not the best hefeweizen, but an extremely good American version, and definitely defines the style well.

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

Purchased as a single from Whole Foods in Shortpump - Glen Allen, VA - poured into dfh snifter - bottled april 2011

Pours a beautiful yellow wheaty-straw color with a small amount of haziness to be expected from a wheat. Not a very big head.
Smells of grain and clove, not much banana ester here. Smells like wet wheat. Which isn't really a bad thing just a thing.
Tastes good, very true to style and mouthfell is decent as well. There is a little bitter bite there but not really much to write home about.

Overall I say that it is true to style and a dern good brew. However I won't necessarily seek it out.

Photo of jman892
4.29/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy yellow with a foamy one finger bright white head

S - Smells like a prototypical hefeweizen, banana and clove scents dominate. Very strong aroma

T - Taste is silky smooth banana, with a bit of wheat and maybe a touch of lemon

M - Light bodied, strong carbonation, crisp and refreshing.

O - Drinking this makes me want to go out and mow my lawn. Love a nice hefe in the summer, and this is a very good example of the style

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

"I get up, put on the light. Dreading the oncoming night.
Scared to fall asleep and dream the dream again."
--Iron Maiden

Cloudy, translucent dull yellow color with a creamy white cap. Consistent foamy tuft rides down the glass and leaves several crusted rings.

Aroma is extremely spicy with lemongrass. Taste is similarly spicy with a lemony yeast twang. Not enough malt sweetness to balance the spice. Full, immersive body.

Has spice, mouthfeel, and look of a good German hef but lacks enough 'nana for my 'nana lovin' self.

Photo of tbrown4
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Metropolitan in Baltimore. First time of the season for me with this brew.

A - Cloudy light gold, huge fluffy white

S - Mild lemony citrus

T - Banana and lemon up front, very subdued. Mildy bready sweet middle, light bitter finish.

M - Feels thin to medium in body.

O - Seems merely ok. It's an average representation of the style. I'm not sure I'd seek this out, but it's good every once in a while or for someone who isn't in to crazy craft beers.

Photo of mindlucent2007
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, gold body with an inch of foamy, white head. A great looking wheat beer. Smells real wheaty here. Dreamweaver is definitely balls out on the bananas. Subtle spiciness in the background lurking, but aftertaste is again all bananas. A great blend of malts and a very passive yeast is noticable. It's light and easy to sip many of these heading into the summer season. Troegs seems to make all around thorough brews and although this isn't my favorite style of beer, this is a solid example of the Hefeweizen.

Photo of JohnnyS17
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The first thing I noticed is how cloudy the beer is, maybe the cloudiest I have ever seen. You can even see chunks of wheat and what not floating around. It is a very murky yellow, like pineapple juice. There is minimal head, a weak retention, and not much lacing.

The initial waft of smells is dominated by a banana aroma. It is backed by a wheaty or bready undertone. The taste is very similar. It is noticeably sweet, like banana bread.

Light body with moderate carbonation. A bit of a chalky feel. Overall, it tastes like a weak hefeweizen to me (I wonder why they classify it as a wheat beer?). It's not undrinkable though, as I still enjoyed it. It was a hot day and my AC was on the fritz, and this beer made the situation survivable.

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.

Photo of beergod1
3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours hazy orange yellow with a small white head. Smells of banana and wheat malt. Tastes of banana, some small amounts of spice, typical wheat malt. Body is a little more carbonated than i usually like in a Wheat Ale. Very typical Wheat beer. Nothing impressive.

Photo of Hibernator
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dream Weaver Wheat
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a Smuttynose tulip glass

Pours a mustard yellow with a deep haze. Nice fluffy head on top.

Whiffs of spices and cloves, Belgian yeast and fruit.

A yeasty and bread flavored brew. Reminds me more of a Belgian Wit than an American Wheat Ale. Nevertheless, this is a very drinkable beer with distinct flavors of cloves, spices, bubblegum and lemon zest. Nice carbonation level too.

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright golden-yellow color with just a touch of haze, with a finger of crisp white head. The head fades down to a ring around the glass with a touch of lacing.

S - Aroma is full of bananas flavor. There is also some nice yeast and wheat in the background to balance. Light citrus towards the end (lemon).

T - Starts off with some wheat flavor and also some of the banana flavor. Touch of yeast in the background. Through the middle more a more powerful yeast flavor with a touch of lemon and citrus. The finish has a lot of wheat and banana flavor with some yeast mixed in that lingers.

M - Medium-light bodied with moderate lively carbonation. Really smooth and crisp with a pretty nice finish. Only a touch watery.

D - Very drinkable. Very crisp and refreshing. The flavors are really nice here and pretty well balanced. The banana flavor is pretty nicely mixed in.

Photo of haazer
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My first growler review, picked this up at the brewery St. Pattys day weekend. Met 2 other cool BA's from the area that day also.
Poured this into my UFO weizen glass.

A- Pours about 1 1/2 finger of still white foam. The brew itself is a lightly hazy lemon pulp. Dark gold color makes up the cloudiness, some light amount of bubbles rising up to the top. Tiny patches of lacing is left on the glass.

S- Upfront aroma is a strong banana scent. Transitions into wheat and bready yeast as you'd expect. A little toasty bread also. Ending scents are bubble gum and cloves.

T- Buttered wheat bread is the first taste thanks to the mouthfeel/flavor combo. After the bread comes a zesty lemon bitterness. End flavor and aftertaste is banana peel.

M- Mouthfeel is light, crisp and very refreshing. Mid level carbonation provides a little more body.

O- It's a shame they took away drinkability because that would improve the score more. This is highly quaffable but can name a few in the style that trump this beer. Refreshing nonetheless, I think I liked this more from the tap.

Photo of Phillysportswhiz
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Recently bought a 6 pack of this, never had it before but I love Troegs Brewery so I gave it a chance... solid beer not the best they have but I like it. Pours a Golden yellow, with a white lace head. Smell reminds me of a Belgian Abbey Ale. Not my ideal taste, I prefer more of a hoppy taste. You can really taste the citrus and banana flavor with the spices, but nothing over powers the other it's a nice wheat beer. Troegs has done it again, another beer I love.

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 RomaniIteDomum
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thnaks, Mike, for sending this as an extra in a recent trade!

Pours straw yellow with a rather small head. I followed the directions on the bottle and, yet, such a small head. Oh, well. The color is still very nice.

Smells of bananas and robust wheatiness. Light hints of citrus, clove, and a light floral aroma.

The taste follows the nose. This beer is full of flavors, first banana, then clove, citrus, and finally a bit of lemon in the finish.

The feel is good, but a little on the light side.

This is a super refreshing beer. If I lived anywhere near their distrobution area I could see this often occupying my fridge. Great beer before bed.

Photo of jcw122
2.74/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

For a wheat ale, I didn't really like this beer. I was expecting a typcial wheat beer with a hint of banana like it mentions. I guess I didn't read the description well enough, because a lot of spice/pepper/clove comes through instead. I found the spices to be overwhelming and left me with a bad aftertaste.

Photo of feylure
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Tröegs has been kicking some A lately! Bottled 01/18/2011

Poured 3/4 into a glass, swirled the rest, and poured. Went from a clear, pale gold to a nice, cloudy gold with delicious foam.

Smell is what a wheat beer should be. Citrus and wheat.

Taste is what a wheat beer should be. Slightly sweet, citrus and wheat. It also has a rich, full mouthfeel all the way around. This brew is also one that goes down well and with ease, so I find it quite drinkable.

Personally, I find this brew to be almost exceptional given it's almost perfect taste, but I would love to see a double wheat beer by them.


Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,713 ratings.