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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs DreamWeaver WheatTröegs DreamWeaver Wheat

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1,597 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,597
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:
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(Beer added by: blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004)
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Photo of AdamGarcia
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz btl poured into Victory nonic pint.

A: Bright vibrant yellow. Fluffy head lasts for a bit and then dwindles to a thin, clingy layer. Hazy and inviting. Carbonation continues to stream throughout most of the life of this beer.

S: Big, bright aroma. Typical banana and clove. Sweet citrus, maybe orange marmalade. Just a hint of pepper.

T: Mirrors scent. Juicy orange. Banana takes a back seat, but the clove is fairly prominent. Hints of Hallertau in the finish. Very nice.

M: Carbonation is good. Feel is slightly creamy. Just a little thin in my opinion.

D: Very high. Nothing here to stop you from having 2 or 3 of these.

I overdid it on wheat beers when I was new to craft so I don't often reach for one these days. When I am really in the mood there aren't many better, readily available wheats than Troeg's Dreamweaver. It's not gonna blow your mind, but it certainly won't disappoint. Solid beer.

AdamGarcia, Apr 24, 2010
Photo of PapaGemutlich
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. I found the pour to be a little dark and muddy.

Pronounced yeast aroma, more musty than bread-y.

Taste came in bananas and cloves. I added a lemon squeeze to my second bottle -- turned out to be the sort of compliment to the underlying flavor that lemons are supposed to be with the wheat/weiss category, rather than turning it into lemonade.

Mouthfeel was a little too carbonated, although I could see it working on a really hot day.

In general, did I mention that I could see it working on a really hot day? (Quite well, actually.)

PapaGemutlich, Apr 20, 2010
Photo of gloriousglo2
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap; don't you just hate when they stick an orange in it? Anyway, cloudy orange-yellow color, smell was spicy, but the taste was less so. It was a little on the thin side, and a lot more muted than I expected from the smell. Overall, a good brew I'd have again

gloriousglo2, Apr 11, 2010
Photo of ToasterChef
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a cellar temperature bottle into a pint glass. The beer is an opaque, hazy dirty blond color, with a thick white foam head and lots of bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass and rising. The head is dissipating before my eyes. All that is left is a skim of bubbles. All of the clinging carbonation is gone as well, although I can still see the occasional bubble rising inside the beer. It smells like bananas and musty yeast. It doesn't have any citrus, which you often can smell in other wheat beers. It has a lot of banana in the taste as well. The body is fairly light. There is plenty of sharp carbonation to be felt, especially as I swallow. The mouth coating is minimal. The beer is enjoyable, but not extremely drinkable. One round will be enough for me. That's not to say I will avoid this beer in the future, I just don't think I'd want more than one of these in any session.

ToasterChef, Apr 07, 2010
Photo of Dodt
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

picked up a six pack of this beer.
poured from the bottle into a pint glass.
appearance: cloudy orange in color
smell: bananas and a hint of cloves
taste : hints of fruit with a bit of spice
mouthfeel : very solid
this was a very pleasant beer from my home states capital region.

Dodt, Mar 31, 2010
Photo of ZeroSignal
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Clouded golden yellow with a nice, one finger white head

S - Fruity and spicy, light banana in the nose and clove

T&M - Wow, what a clove assault on the pallet! There is a peppery presence with some subtle fruit. Feels refreshing and medium bodied

D - Very easy to throw back, for me, the clove character is a bit strong; not unpleasant, I actually kind of like it, but it would prevent me from drinking more then one or two in a session.

ZeroSignal, Mar 21, 2010
Photo of cpetrone84
3.83/5  rDev +3%
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.

cpetrone84, Mar 13, 2010
Photo of deaconoflove
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ap. Cloudy gold with minimum head.
Sm. A tiny bit of sweetness, but mostly sharp lemony zest and spice.
Ta. Mildly spicy upfront and tart. Some sourness in there I think.
Mf. Mild carbonation and not quite thin.
Dr. Very drinkable, but don't care for it enough to have another.

deaconoflove, Mar 07, 2010
Photo of Deuane
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Hazy, golden orange with a medium white head that reduced to a thin cap that settles and left some nice lace.

S-Nice and present but not overpowering yeast aroma, with notes of light banana, clove and a touch of bubblegum. Light citrus notes and some sweet biscuit malt comes through the yeast.

T-Up front notes of clove spiciness, lightly tart citrus and finishing touches of banana and bubblegum. Supporting sweet biscuit malt calms down the yeast zip and makes this quite pleasant.

M-Medium-light body and quite soft. Comes off feeling a touch thin but this is a "light" brew so this isn't entirely unexpected.

D-A simple, yet enjoyable and drinkable session wheat beer. Plenty of flavour to keep things interesting. Without question a nice beer to have on hand to offer your swill drinking friends something better.

Deuane, Mar 07, 2010
Photo of soco7tyx7
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy, light golden in color, frothy white 3 finger head, lacing throughout
S - Banana, yeast, light fruit
T - Banana as in nose, mild sour yeast, fruity, finishes with a very light floral hoppiness
M - Medium light body, smooth as hell with just the right amount of carbonation
D - Very drinkable and very enjoyable to drink. A wonderful American Wheat. Drinks very similar to Weihenstephaner weiss which is my favorite wheat!

Notes: One of the better wheats out there...another great brew from Troegs!

soco7tyx7, Feb 27, 2010
Photo of Andreji
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

no. 7 american beer at the Taste of Paste event @ the stag's head.

call it my nightcap, this was just gluttonery at some point. i had already travelled the states' via beer for the night and still decided to get myself one of these.

Not a bad choice by any means. pale opaque straw toned, not too shiny but midway between a witbier and a weizen. nice glowey head, doesn't last too long.

smell is grainy, and it tends to incline mor towards the belgian standards than the german: more citrusy at the nose and less yeasty bananaish.

Taste is also very soft, medium bodied and refreshing, some lime on top of the general wheaty feel, very subtle hoppy finish, by no means overpowering making this a nice little sessionable "nightcap", again.

glad to start trying troëgs, finally.

Andreji, Feb 23, 2010
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Philly airport. Served in a big ass Weizen glass. Characterized as an American Pale Wheat Ale, the Dream Weaver looks, smells and tastes like a Hefeweizen. Troegs uses pilsner & Vienna malts, Saaz hops, and German Wheat Yeast (nothing American about that!).

A: Creamy frothy white head with excellent retention. Almost missed my plane waiting for the head to subside. The color is a beautiful golden yellow to orange gradient, lighter at the slimmer parts of the glass and darker towards the top. Rich, radiant and glowing.

S & T: Very forthcoming. Banana and clove dominate. Grainy malts, lightly hopped and a big wheaty yeast character. Pepper and bubblegum notes. Heavily sweet and a little spicy. The sweetness would be overwhelming if it weren't for the tart, dry finish and cutting carbonation.

M: The mouthfeel was surprisingly light and thin. A definite downfall and frankly a bit disappointing. Luckily, the perfectly prickly carbonation saved what could have been a bigger disaster.

D: Drinkability gets a point for great flavor (especially for 4.8% ABV) but loses more because of the weak mouthfeel. Overall a pretty good tasty treat.

FeDUBBELFIST, Feb 10, 2010
Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Surly pint glass.

A: Standard pour yields a 1.5 finger coarse, white, quickly dissipating head. Beer is a semi- clear orangy yellow. No lacing to speak of. I'll usually grade down because of the cloudiness but given the style... bumping it up a bit.

S: Smells super sweet and orangy. Not hoppy orange... orange soda orange. Also a certain pleasant spiciness. A twinge of tartness as this one warms.

T: Opens spicy and citrusy. Super sweet wheaty characteristic is present upfront. Spicy and clovey middle that lasts till the finish. Malt backbone is strong with no hop presence to speak of. Finish is super watery but very very clean, leaving near no aftertaste.

S: Light bodied, coarse, carbonated, and Spiceee (with my Macho Man accent)!!! Rather watery but goes down unbelievably easily. I'm so glad this one is 4.8% abv cuz I just finished it in about 4.8 seconds... Finish is messy, watery but super clean to the point that it leaves nothing on the palate.

D: Talk about a session beer. This one is about as sessionable as it gets. Good, clean taste that isn't too complex but oh so enjoyable. Mouthfeel just makes you gulp instead of sip. This might be my go to summer beer from now on.

SpeedwayJim, Feb 10, 2010
Photo of tone77
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

tone77, Feb 06, 2010
Photo of josefnewsong
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a cloudy golden color with two fingers of white head
S - smells of golden wheat and yeast, with hints of citrus throughout
T - taste is exactly as it smells
M - has a decent amount of body for wheat beer but it thins out at the finish, good carbonation, finish is nice and wet
D - goes down so smooth you could chug it but why would you want to?

An impressive wheat beer that brings weihenstephaner to mind, although it falls short of the original of course. Had to down it fast cuz we were leaving the bar and it was still very enjoyable.

josefnewsong, Jan 31, 2010
Photo of bob3701
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint. Very cloudy orange/yellow with a big frothy head that slowly turns to a thin film that has some nice lacing. Bready and bannana aromas. Classic wheat taste with cloves and bananna flavors. I drank this outside in the dead of winter and though it was enjoyable I am guessing that it would taste even better in July.

bob3701, Jan 31, 2010
Photo of woosterbill
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery into a snifter.

A: Hazy orange body with a finger of fine white foam that settles into a cap and leaves some lace. Pretty good.

S: Aggressive yet smooth hefe smell of yeast, with banana, cloves, and a touch of characteristic bubblegum. Pleasant and to-style.

T: Follows the nose quite closely, with the emphasis on the spiciness and a very clean finish. Very good.

M: Fairly light body with tons of soft, mouth-filling carbonation at first, followed by a pricklier wave on the tail end.

D: Low ABV + strong flavor = highly sessionable.

Notes: Solid take on a classic style, this one didn't disappoint. It's no Dancing Man, though.

woosterbill, Jan 24, 2010
Photo of nickd717
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Didn't really see much to rave about in this one, but then again, American Pale Wheat Ale isn't exactly the most exciting style, is it?

Cloudy yellow color with an average sized white head.

Sweet aroma with some wheat and some light fruits. Just a little banana/clove. Fairly faint compared to other examples of this style.

Flavor is mildly sweet pale malts and not much of your typical phenolic taste that we all love (mmm...phenols). A little yeast and some grainy bitterness, with just a touch of hops.

Light bodied and somewhat crisp with ever so slight hop resins. A tad watery.

Overall, reasonable but not up to Troegs' usual standard. Drinkability is pretty good.

nickd717, Jan 22, 2010
Photo of Mora2000
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to hudsonphotog for sharing this bottle.

Pours a cloudy straw color with a small white head. The aroma is orange, banana and clove. Kind of strange to get all of those flavors in one wheat beer, but it is very inviting. The flavor is more of the same with coriander being the most dominant but the other flavors showing up as well. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. A odd-ball combination wheat beer with the best aspects of witbiers and hefeweizens. Definitely recommended.

Mora2000, Jan 14, 2010
Photo of armock
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head that leaves some lacing behind

S - Has a citrus and wheaty nose

T - Follows the nose for the most part citrus and wheat plus the yeast added some spice

M - This beer has a lighter body with higher carbonation to it

D - For a wheat ale this is one of the better ones out there its easy to drink with a good taste it kinda leans towards a hefe if wheat beers are your thing its worth a try

armock, Jan 12, 2010
Photo of DrDemento456
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

DrDemento456, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of tubdog13
4.83/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had a great experience on my trip to troegs today, so happy this place is within an hour of my house

poured this into a pint glass, had a 1" head that disipated quickly. Cloudy hef style with alight wheat and citrus smell, dipped my nose right into this one. Has a slight orange overtone to the wheat flavor. Very smooth brew that I could sit and drink for hours, this is def on my tip 5 favorite list, you want to introduce someone to craft beers give them this...big thanks to troegs for producing a great beer

tubdog13, Jan 09, 2010
Photo of jimiejams
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a nice golden color with little head and not much in terms of lacing.

Smell - very nice citrus sent, seems pretty mellow and not overpowering.

Taste - Very nice mix of spicy and sweet.

Mouthfeel - pretty light with good carbonation

Drinkability - a tad sweet to me but overall I find it pretty refreshing and one of my favorites in my young entry into craft beers.

jimiejams, Jan 03, 2010
Photo of Tinfoilrcr
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a light gold with very little head - mainly bubbles clumped around the edge.

The aroma is very citrusy with a hint of malts. The citrus scents tend more towards the lemon than the orange aroma.

The taste is well balanced mix of citrus flavors and malt, that finishes well.

The beer would work well as a session beer or with a light meal, but it is definitely very delicious and refreshing.

Tinfoilrcr, Jan 02, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. Beer is yellow and hazy, carbonation moderate to low, almost no head. Head is made up of a thin layer of white bubbles and other larger bubbles that stick to the glass. No lacing.

Aroma is slightly hoppy. Citrusy and the kind of bitter you associate with citrus peel. There is also a hint of wheat malt in there, smells OK.

Beer is medium body, bitterness low, clean wet feel to the beer. No much in the way of backmouth bitterness at all. There is a late wheat flavor that I enjoy but usually want it up front rather than in the back of the mouth. Second taste, Drinkability really high, mouthfeel again leaves something lacking the front palate. Overall, its an OK wheat beer.

drabmuh, Dec 17, 2009
Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,597 ratings.