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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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1,493 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,493
Reviews: 598
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 45
Gots: 91 | FT: 2
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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thartman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I usually save the wheat beers for Spring and Summer, but I was given this from a co-worker to try. Cool label, and upon close inspection, you can see the word Troegs in the tree branches.

Poured a cloudy straw color. Being an unfiltered wheat, I like to leave a little beer in the bottle, swirl gently, and pour the leftover yeasty offerings that are stuck to the bottom of the bottle.

The smell is somewhat yeasty, with some banana, citrus, and spice. Taste of clove, banana, citrus, nice carbonation. Light and refreshing with a dry finish. Good session beer, and a good representation for the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2009 23:09:11 | More by thartman
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czfreeman

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first Troegs beer here pours out a hazy golden wheat color, these APWA's always look like Belgian Wits, hazy, very liht color, light, foamy head to match. off to a decent start.
Ive come to accept that all that delicious,musty,banana-clove aromas I love so much in my Hefeweizen's will never be found in this style, lets see whats to offer here. Actually a good deal of citric mustiness on deck, yeasts,bit of a hay like smell, nice balance of aromas for only a 4.8% beer.
The taste,dissapointedly,falls a little short of the aroma. Flavors are a bit watery. All the mustiness,citrus found in the nose is there, just a bit distant and hard to pick apart. Yeasts, citrus, and malt all become slightly muddled together. Finish is light, and clean, not long and kinda dirty like in a Hefe.
Mouthfeel is light-medium,delicate,and overall well balanced for this style.
This is not my favorite style of a wheat ale by a long shot. Give a good Dunkleweizen or Belgian Wit anyday, but I want to be fair to all. For this style,this is a solid beer. Not mind blowingly-conceptually groundbreaking,but then again, everything doesn't have to be. This is well constructed and a good intro to people who haven't tried "beer" yet. I would reccommend this to a Bud drinker anyday.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2009 02:14:52 | More by czfreeman
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SirChugsAlot

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Zapata for this one.

Pours a hazy straw color with minimal head and no retention or lacing

Smells of bananas, and spices (oh here we go)

Taste.... yep taste like belgian. pretty smooth, but i'm not a big fan of belgians. The bananas aren't too overpowering which is good to me.

Mouth is decent with ample carbonation, light and crisp. Not bad.

Drinkability is.... meh. I'm not a huge fan, but i'd have one about once a month. Looking forward to other beers from Tröegs, but this isn't my style.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2009 02:12:19 | More by SirChugsAlot
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dmamiano

West Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very hazey straw color, with no head but ample carbonation.
Husky, wheaty in the nose. Sweet, hints of clove and banannas.
Taste is nice. Once again dominated by wheat malts and yeast. Very "yeasty" on the palate, but in a good way.
Funny, I always think this style taste very Belgianesque.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 17:00:47 | More by dmamiano
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UDbeernut

New York

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle poured into standard pint glass

a: straw yellow, cloudy this is an unfiltered beer. 1/2" head with slight retention

s: wheat and spice

t: crisp taste, clove, wheat, yeast, spice

m&d: light mouthfeel, slightly chewy, finished very dry. A good beer.

Cheers!!!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2009 12:41:52 | More by UDbeernut
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mjmbeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am not much of a Wheat beer fan but this beer is a pleasant surprise. Decent banana flavors and hints of cloves. The color is a pale golden yellow. Not overly bubbly as you sometimes find with Whit beers. the taste is well balanced as well. There is hints of citrus that goes well with the rest of the beer. summer or winter this is a good beer to drink

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2009 16:23:37 | More by mjmbeer
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hoppheadIPA

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a fluffy white head. I'm hit with crisp clean aromas of bannana and oranges. Tastes excellent. Bannana and orage zesty flavor. Very clean and refreshing. Dinkability is rather high due to the refreshing taste. It's outstanding. I just wish I could get this at home in FL. I could definatly drink these on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2009 15:56:52 | More by hoppheadIPA
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cleeze

Maine

3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Now this is the 1st Tröegs brew, thanks to corby112 for this unexpected treat...

Appearance is a very light hazy pale yellow. It produced almost no head with pretty decent lacing.

Smell was of wheat, clove, and spices (smells belgian). I was expecting more bannana but only got a hint.

Very crisp and almost lemon grass on the tounge. Again, clove,spices, and bannana. Very nice.

with the 4.8abv i could probably drink this all night and enjoy everyone. Great session brew. Too bad we don't get Tröegs in Maine. Tröegs you should deffinatly do something about this, we'd love to have ya!

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2008 21:18:18 | More by cleeze
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ellflle

Rhode Island

4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The head was white and smooth, about an inch, subsiding moderately. The body is golden and clear. It's classed as an unfiltered wheat, but doesn't look murky or harbor floaties, at least this bottle. Aroma was crisp, almost cidery, clean. The first sip was almost all bubbles. On about the third sip, the carbonation is moderating to a smoother texture. Clean sweet and fruity first impression, spicy aftertaste. Very darned nice.
Second bottle, same six pack, poured between smaller glasses (so the sediment was disturbed): cloudy and with almost no foam, but still delicious.
So handling and pouring are critical to the appearance. The taste, smell, and drinkability are still superior.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2008 19:10:30 | More by ellflle
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Voonder

Alberta (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear ligth yellow with almost no head at all. Smell - wheat, clove, banana. Taste - wheaty with come orange aromas (very light). Crisp, well balanced, very light. Typical wheat beer, but above average and has very clean taste. It is very drinkable.
Thanks a lot Sean!

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 03:58:19 | More by Voonder
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badbeer

Iowa

3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of hopdog. Cloudy yellow color with a soft white head with very good lacing and retention. I get lemon and clove in the nose as well as a little bit of a spice I can't put my finger on. Taste is full of yeast and bread; a little bit of clove. Higher than medium carbonation and medium bodied. Good drinkable beer. I'd drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 00:30:13 | More by badbeer
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed 8/3/08. Bottle, bottled 6/3/08. Pours a cloudy, hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma nice and bready with the usual hefe spices. Flavor is sweet and lemony initially with a spicy and bready/wheaty finish. Some light fruits (esp. banana) emerge as the beer warms. Solid hefe, super drinkable, and delicious. Easily a session beer.
7/4/8/4/15 (3.8/5)

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2008 15:00:26 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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lured2fish

Ohio

2.53/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I bought a single bottle of this beer at Belmont Party Supply in Dayton, OH. Poured into a standard pint glass

A - Hazy yellow with very little head.

S - Citrusy, clean smell.

T - Dissapointed in this area. It seemed watered down and lacky any substance.

M - Very light and watery.

D - Low ABV and little aftertaste let this beer drink easily, but left a lot to be desired.

Maybe I got an old bottle? I forgot to check to see if there was a freshness date, but regardless this beer did rank highly for me. Doubtful I would buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2008 02:07:47 | More by lured2fish
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cvfish

Louisiana

4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy yellow color with a foamy white head that retains and sticks to the glass on the way down

S - Bananas and citrus scents

T - Great wheat taste with a hint of hops and lemons and bananas

M - Light bodied and medium carbonation

D - Great beer, very light with a great taste

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2008 01:31:27 | More by cvfish
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours from the bottle a pale, hazy yellow with 1/4 inch of head that dissipates and laces down the glass leaving a thin layer on the surface.

Smell is yeasty, with hints of banana and spices.

Taste is light up front with wheat/yeast and slight hops in the middle with a nice bite of spice on the finish.

Mouthfeel is light, refreshing with lingering bite.

Pretty drinkable if you like weizens.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2008 00:58:26 | More by mvanaskie13
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BeerTruth

Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this single at Party Source.

12 oz. bottle poured in a standard pint glass. Bottled 092308.

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a one finger white head that quickly falls to a thin layer of foam. A decent amount of sticky lace remains on the sides of the glass. Smell has a pleasant combination of clove, banana, and some light citrus hops. A good dose of yeasty bread tickles the nose as well. A very refreshing aroma. Taste begins with spicy lemongrass and banana bread. Light citrus hops midway with a dash of fresh ground pepper. A bit of a watered down aftertaste, but what's there is mostly clove and wheat. A very light body with a crisp feel and aggressive carbonation. Definitely a session beer and glad to see they make it year round. But come summer, I'm grabbing a Southern Tier Hop Sun instead, just a hoppier version of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 23:39:32 | More by BeerTruth
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 23:44:07 | More by beerthulhu
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Atron67

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright yellow, got it at Kybecca in VA fredericksburg

A- Poured a bright yellow with a light yellow head on top. fizzy yellow beer. almost Pils like. not foggy pretty clear. wasnt much sediment in the bottom either.

S- big bannana and clove scents. some light wheat, but this is a definite bavarian twist style beer.

T- smooth wheaty flavor, lighter on the banana clove etc phenols and esters in the taste than on the nose, but its still there and plays a big role since its such an effervescent beer.

M- surprizingly full body for a 4.8% and a high carbonation beer.

D- pretty solid. i miss the huge wheat that tends to go with these things but it definitely has enough yeasty characteristics to make it a tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2008 18:40:08 | More by Atron67
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iceball585

New York

4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Bright yellow color, semi-cloudy, one finger thick fluffy white head that faded slowly

S- Citrus, yeast, bready, wheat, light malts, hint of cloves

T- Bananas, oranges, lemons, wheat, yeast, cloves, fairly malty

M- Light/medium body, low/medium carbonation, smooth, creamy, slight watery finish

D- Good session beer

I would have liked a bit stronger flavor out of this beer since the flavor is pretty good. I'd classify this one more like a hefe-weizen or a weissbier.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2008 21:32:14 | More by iceball585
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TheDeuce

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dreamweaver Wheat....

Appearance-pale golden white head, huge overflowing bubbles, which simmer down to form a nice head.

Smell-banana, fruit aroma, some spices as well, cloves and alcohol.

Taste/Mouthfeel-strong flavor up front, banana stays with it, alcohol rush that is balanced by the faint malt and hops, still light on the tongue, really strong feel.

Drinkability-lot of flavor in this low alcohol brew.

Overall-Troegs still makes the most consistently good beer to me and this one doesn't disappoint, a fine wheat ale, to be picky though I preferred the Bavarian Lager.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2008 04:52:26 | More by TheDeuce
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PatronWizard

California

3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Almost finished with a BIF box from adamharbaugh. In fact, I think this is finally it. Thanks wanker!!! Sure had a lot of good stuff and I highly recommend any of adam's BIFs anytime.

Pours clear gold with lots o'floaties. Big white fluffy head.

Smell reminds me of.... a tripel? Am I trippin? Real soft fruit scent.

Taste of cloves, other spices, lightly so. This beer is sort of weird to me, possessing attributes of several styles. I'm not quite sure, but I don't think I really like it that much. Oh well, it's gone anyway.

Overall: next

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2008 22:40:44 | More by PatronWizard
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks goes out to the kind trader who sent me in this one as an extra. Another fine addition from Troegs I get to put under my belt. This one was served cold, right out of my fridge and consumed on 11/22/2008.

The pour was solid. Nice and very hazy golden amber color was evident right away. A nice solid layer of white foam, maybe to a half an inch came up over the top, but then settled down far too qucikly, leaving behind nothing more then a slight layer of film across the top,

The aroma was good, very nice for the style, with a good sense of wheat, hints of banana and clove and a slight touches of an almost peach like smell. More solid in through the taste. Rolls across the tongue with a good amount of banana and peach flavors, hints of a light grass flavor and light grains then ruling the day on this one. Smooth delivery and excellent carbonation lended itself to being a very solid drinker for sure.

Overall this was an excellent representation for the style. Another solid beer as usual from Troegs, and one I would love to try again any day. Not bad at all!

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2008 00:28:40 | More by mikesgroove
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CrellMoset

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Market Street Wine, downtown location, Charlottesville, VA. Poured into a traditional American pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy pale straw gold with one-finger of almost pure white head that sticks around for a little while and then fades into a pretty solid ring of nice lace. Carbonation is sparse plus, decently big-bubbled, and pretty fast. Above average.

Aroma: Smells like a cross between an American Wheat Ale and a Hefeweizen. It's definitely amped up on the wheat, but there's also a healthy dose of banana and earthy yeasty notes. A hint of light citrus zest tops things off. Interesting.

Taste: Fairly sweet, with a big powdery, wheaty element, some sticky, lemon zest zing, and a few good yeasty notes. Very flavorful for an APWA.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, big carbonation, of a medium thickness, pretty smooth, and with just a hint of zing.

Drinkability: Not a bad beer, one of the better APWAs I've had. Flavorful and aromatic, a little overcarbonated, perhaps, but with a manageable alcohol level and a lot of good notes. Not really my style, but give it a shot.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2008 04:42:27 | More by CrellMoset
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riversider76

New York

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy light golden with a thin white head. Not mucj in the way of retention,but decent lacing. Aroma is of clove and bananna. Body is light with a good amount of carbonation. Taste is fruit and clove up front with a spicey finish. Nice little hop in the finish. Not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2008 23:38:22 | More by riversider76
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kshankar

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy orange with a creamy looking head that receded to a nice cap. Good retention, looks like a wheat beer should.

Aroma: Like a wheat: banana, cloves and wheat. Pretty close to the hefeweizen style, actually.

Taste: This is interesting. Not much on the wheat, but more on the banana and cloves with a hop finish. Creamy

Mouthfeel: Light, goes down well. Starts out without as much body as I expected, but finishes off a little more. Strange, but good

Drinkability: Light and refreshing, creamy mouthfeel, good taste. Why would this be a problem?

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2008 04:40:55 | More by kshankar
Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,493 ratings.