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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs DreamWeaver WheatTröegs DreamWeaver Wheat

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Ratings: 1,741
Reviews: 612
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 53
Gots: 211 | 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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Ratings: 1,741 | Reviews: 612
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.


Photo of PicoPapa
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle with Bottled on Date of 021811. Pours a hazy orangey yellow with very little head. Some lacing. Smells of sour lemon, yeast, and spices. Tastes pretty watered down. Flavors of lemon, grains, and yeast. Lots of spice flavor at the end. A bit thin in the mouthfeel department. Overall this beer would be alright in the summer but it is pretty average. This was the worst beer of the mix 12 pack. I won't be buying this beer again.

Photo of socon67
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at Troegs tasting at Beer City in North Babylon, NY.

A - Pours lemn yellow, with a white foamy head. Very pleasant look, and lively carbonation. Clear with no sediment.

S - Smells of lemon, wheat, and a floral mix. A very appropriate beer for the spring.

T - A solid wheat beer with some spicyness in the finish. The sweetness takes on a little bit of citrus.

M - Very light bodied, and enjoyable. not difficult to drink.

O - I would seek this out. Just a solid and enjoyable brew as the weather warms. Perfect for when the BBQ is christened.

Photo of uustal
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a beautiful looking beer. Bright hazy yellow color, really pops. Two-finger bright white head. Not much lacing or retention, but the color alone gives this one a prefect appearance rating. Yeast, wheat and spice aroma, pretty standard. Yeast, grains and wheat to start. Belgian spice in the middle along with a bit of lemon and grass zest. Pretty simple flavor, crisp and clean.

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

12oz. bottle poured into a hefe glass. Thanks to funkyaudio for this one!

(A)- Pours a hazy/cloudy golden yellow color. Produced a nice white fluffy head. Decent retention & lace.

(S)- A nice dry earth aspect with clove, banana, and wheat notes.

(T)- Same as the smell. A nice dry, slightly earthy clove, banana, lemon, and wheat.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Dry, yet fruity and refreshing.

(D)- A nice crisp and refreshing beer for the spring and summertime. Nothing too special, but enjoyable for sure.

Photo of ramseye4
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with no freshness date
A=Pours a cloudy yellow color with minimal head but good lacing.
S=Wheat, banana, Belgian yeast, faint orange, clove, the usual wheat beer fare.
T=Light wheat, banana, clove, faint orange, similar to the smell overall.
M=Light in the body, superb carbonation
D=typical of a wheat beer, this can be easily downed.

Good example of the style, but not stellar. Stick with a traditional German hefeweizen over this, but it is one of the best American representation of a wheat beer.

Photo of chriswilkes33
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bottle sent in trade from stakem, poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours hazy light yellowish color with nice head that sticks around for a little while.

Aroma: What one would expect from an American unfiltered hefe. Banana/clove esters hide a slight tinge of alcohol.

Taste: This beer is reminiscent of the more estery German hefes that Ive tried. Good taste.

Mouthfeel: Probably a little undercarbed for the style, otherwise, mouthfeel is as expected, not spectacular and not bad.

Drinkability: This a decent beer, not drain pour, not exciting. Maybe a little too estery to drink a bunch of these, but I would never turn one down.

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

Served on-tap in the Troegs tasting room into a Dream Weaver goblet. I actually had Mr. Weaver as my science teacher in HS so this beer will always have a special place in my heart.

A - Pours hazy light yellow with a nice pillow of one finger tall white head leaving thin sheets of lacing down the glass.

S - Lots of wheat and bready Belgian yeast mix well with some grassy hops, orange peel, banana, and a touch of spice, most notably clove. Not too bad.

T - Quite similar to the nose in the flavor department. The overall chewy feel begins to wear on the pallet over the course of the glass. I am really not the biggest fan of wheat beers but this one is a pretty solid offering.

M - Medium-light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Quite a bit of wheat in both the feel and the finish.

D - Pretty good stuff. My least favorite of the year round offerings from Troegs but still pretty solid stuff. Perfect thing to sip on during a hot day in the summer.

Photo of stckhndlr
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A- nice golden color. cloudy with the color of a dried wheat field. Slight carbonation ascending from the bottom of the glass with a 1 finger head of white foam.

S- Has the smell of bananas and wheat.

T- Taste is the same as the smell. Kind of dry with wheat and banana flavor.

M- light medium body feel

D- has a good drink to it. tastes sweet and delicious.

Photo of beerdepartment
3.1/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Note: something displeases me about wheat beer as a type. So I am not the best person to be reviewing this. But

Appears light amber, light white skim on top; some lacing.

Smells like a wheat beer exclaiming its wheatbeerdom. Banana yeastiness, heady fruit syrup aroma. Which wheat beer people would really enjoy.

Taste is an expression of banana wheatness, with a tiny bit of bitterness.

Mouthfeel I liked. Fills the mouth, not overcarbonated. Well made mouthfeel.

This beer is not for me, but I imagine others would love it.

Photo of MadCat
4.45/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy light golden color, didn't get much head from the draft pour, good lacing

Smell: Up front is the beautiful floral aroma of the Saaz hops, then you get some good banana, with cloves and spice in there as well.

Taste: Delicious wheat, banana, cloves, spices, some hoppiness, with a huge banana aftertaste. It was great.

Mouthfeel: A little bit of thickness, with crisp carbonation

Drinkability: A good session beer. Could drink this all day, and at 4.8% abv, I wouldn't get in trouble with it either.

Overall: Excellent. Had at Surf Taco in Jackson, NJ, and it was a good answer to the spiciness of my burrito. I was very impressed with it.

Photo of SteelerNation
4.51/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy golden wheat color. Fizzy with moderate lacing.

S: Yeast, yeast, and more yeast. Has that strong special banana clove smell found only in bavarian wheat beers. Hops are no where to be found, which lets the yeast shine through even more.

T: A wonderfull bouquet of yeasty flavors similar to a heffeweizen, but almost stronger. Strong banana and lemon flavors. Hops presence is low and comes in slightly at the aftertaste. Lemon, banana, orange, and spice aftertaste. Slightly dry finish.

M: Very heavy for the abv, but very understandable since it is unfiltered. The heavy mouthfeel gives more power to the yeasty flavors.

D: I don't think I'd ever get sick of this. Exceptionally drinkable for the heavy mouthfeel.

Overall a superb wheat beer. A weaver of dreams. My only gripe is the low head retention.

Photo of chodinheaven
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light orange or yellow. Very cloudy as it is unfiltered, but at the same time looks very pure. Large head that dissapates rapidly, leaving none once its gone. No lacing.

S: Wheat, orange and lemons dominate the smell, but fortunately it doesn't remind me of kitchen cleaning chemicals like some wheat beers do. Smells very nice and clean. Summery.

T: Orange is the most dominate flavor. Alomost tastes like a light carbonated orange juice, but not in a bad way. Wheat and almost no hops that I can taste. Pleasant beer, may be too wheaty for some. Refreshing.

M: Not necessarily crisp, and the wheat/orange taste lingers in your mouth for a while.

D: Light ABV and obvious flavor make this drinkable so long as you're a fan of the style. Easy going down.

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

Enjoyable wheat ale drank from an allagash glass.

Pours hazy orange yellow, with a finger bright white head that lingers. Nose is lightly orange, but definitely citrus, with a bit of spice and overall pleasant, but not overwhelming.

Everything you'd expect from a wheat beer, light and easy to drink, with a slight bit of citrus in the flavor. A tad of sweetness in there as well, makes this a well rounded wheat. Great beer for a summer day is my guess, but overall a very enjoyable and easy to drink brew.

Photo of Gushue3
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a cloudy orange yellow with a small head that goes away rather fast.

S- sweet and spicy. i cant put my finger on what spices i pick up on but its nice. a little zest in there too

T- light and crisp with a sweet subtlty at the end. nice hefe unfiltered taste at the end

M- medium carbonation and smoth, light and refreshing

D- very drinkable. light, refreshing and no overpowering tastes.

Photo of Duff27
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very quickly dissipating white head. Plenty of carb bubbles rising in a light golden beer. No lacing present.

S- Smell is of lemons, bananas, and grass.

T- Lemony goodness. Bananas and/or cloves. Very refreshing. i can tell you I'm drinking this at the wrong time of year...would be great after a good lawn mow.

M- Nothing at all wrong with the mouthfeel on this beer.

D/O- I'm normally not a huge fan of wheat beers but lately they have been growing on me and I find this an above average example. Highly recommended in the order of converting BMC drinkers.

Photo of Ty1erC
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

*12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.*

a: it's very cloudy and yellow-gold in color. little retention and some lacing.

s: citrus, bananas, wheat, spice.

t: the taste is what you would expect. very balanced and refreshing.

m: medium-bodied, smooth carbonation.

d: it's very drinkable. a great beer, but not all that memorable.

Photo of mdfb79
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my New Belgium tulip. Received as an extra from IDrinkGas; thanks man.

a - Pours a hazy yellow-orange color with two inches of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bananas, cloves, spices, yeast, wheat, and bready malts. Bananas jump out and dominate the most.

t - Tastes of wheat, bananas, cloves, spices, yeast, smooth bready malts, and grain. Bananas at the front again, but not as dominate as in the smell.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, insanely easy going down.

d - Overall a very solid wheat ale. Lots of bananas in the smell and taste but very drinkable and great body. Would have again.

Photo of fdw3
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of gkunkle
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of nerdrocker101
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of jsanford
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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