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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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1,556 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,556
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 45
Gots: 111 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004)
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +1.6%

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a cloudy golden orange color with about an inch white head. Head retention and lacing is average. It smells mostly like bananas and cloves, with a bit of lemon and pepper in there too. Taste is the same as the aroma. Tastes mainly like banana and clove with some lemon and pepper also noticable. Mouthfeel/body is light, but it seems a bit thin to me. Carbonation is light but fizzy. Drinkability is good, it goes down very easy and would be pretty sessionable on a hot day. I think this is a decent beer, not too bad at all!

07-26-2008 22:41:34 | More by bluejacket74
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ItMakesMeHappy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

A- Slightly cloudy dull yellow color with a very small white head that dissapated very quickly. Tons of carbonation racing up the glass though.

S- You can really smell the banana and clove but it also has some fruitiness that reminds me of certain belgium beers I have had recently.

T- Banana and clove dominate the first portion of the taste and thats probably why I am not a hugh fan of wheat beers. I must amdit though this beer has a citrusy hint that shows through towards the end, which is very pleasent.

M- Medium body with a good amount of carbonation.

D- This beer grew on me as it warmed and I could have a second which is something I rarely feel after having a wheat beer.

07-24-2008 00:49:53 | More by ItMakesMeHappy
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MisterDeeds

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +17.7%

Thanks to Jason for sneaking this into Mass.

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

Cloudy yellow haze. Looks like an UFW should I guess. Thin white head.

I know it cam from Pennsylvania, but it smells like a German hefe. Strong scents of banana and spices. Maybe cinnamon. Something I can't put my finger on is very nice about the aroma.

The taste does not disappoint. The bananas are there, along with cloves and some spice notes that compliment the fruit flavor quite nicely. Yeasty with a slight sour bite to it. Very impressive.

Feels full and thick, which I never really expect from a light colored brew, but is always quite welcome. Seemed to show carbonation throughout, but tasted very smooth and not too bubbly.

Finish is nice and balanced. Very drinkable. I wish I had more than one of these. A very impressive brew.

07-22-2008 00:11:57 | More by MisterDeeds
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%

12oz bottle poured into a pint

A muddled burnt orange body with a one+ finger bone white head that left some very delicate lacing here and there. Little to no carbonation visible.

Smells of banana, clove, lemon, bready yeast, and a bit of pepper.

There is a nice hop bite that comes through on the palate along with all of the flavors mentioned above. A rather flavorful offering.

Light on the carbonaton and a somewhat thin body for the style.

This is very drinkable and is a excellent choice for a flavorful session beer.

07-21-2008 12:37:01 | More by ColForbinBC
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bkilpatr

Oregon

3.3/5  rDev -11.3%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. 07/19/08.

Pours a bright straw yellow color with about one finger of puffy off-white head. Aromas of banana and citrus, especially lemon.

Taste is more banana, spice and clove, and citrus (lemon and tangerine). A bit on the sweet side, but not cloying. Feel is way too carbonated for a wheat. Drinkability is decent, a bit low from the feel and sweetness.

Overall not that great. There are a lot of better wheat beers out there.

07-21-2008 00:39:42 | More by bkilpatr
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Jerico

New York

3/5  rDev -19.4%

A - the appearance if that of an average wheat beer - cloudy, gold/hay color but - with an unremarkable head that dissolves quickly.

S - light and citrusy with a bit of "zing."

T/M/D - this one feels a bit thin on the tongue, without much breadiness. The taste is similarly light, with a slightly sour note aside the citrusy flavor. I'd call this one about average.

07-19-2008 17:26:14 | More by Jerico
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Applesauce1

Virginia

2.98/5  rDev -19.9%

I just heard about the Troegs brewery recently since moving from Ohio to Virginia. I picked this up in a mix-pack from the Westover Market in Arlington.

Appearance: hazy, gold color with a half inch head on the pour

Smell: banana and clove

Taste: banana and clove...i can tell this is a quality beer, im just not a huge fan of that banana and clove taste from a wheat ale

Mouthfeel: medium body

Drinkability: id probably only do one in a night since the taste aint that great

07-18-2008 02:57:22 | More by Applesauce1
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +17.7%

Filled a growler of this from the Troegs Brewery in Harrisburg, PA. This beer fresh takes on some different characteristics than bottled or even on tap. For this reason I am re-reviewing this beer (using a lot of my original review).

A hazy yellow-orange color with a small white head that doesn't last very long and leaves no lacing.

Smells nice and wheaty. Touch of citrus and banana. Some bready yeasty quality. The yeast gives off a strong spicy aroma, with lots of black pepper and coriander.

Tastes great. Nice wheat dominates the flavor, but there are also notes of citrus, banana, and more yeast. Black Pepper and coriander are strong and flavorful throughout, stronger than the wheat flavors. A great american pale wheat; one of my favorites for sure. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little creamy, just right.

Drinkability is great, espcially on a nice warm summer day.

07-16-2008 00:05:00 | More by Hojaminbag
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Lenny2884

New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev -10.5%

Pours a hazy straw orange color with a weak, watery white head. No visible lacing and the head fades to nothing 2/3 of the way through the beer.

Smells very spicy, mostly coriander with a little lemon zest. Even a slight ginger aroma. Smells like a Hefe and not a Wheat PA.

Taste is spicey as well, almost overpoweringly. Coriander dominates my tongue, with hints of orange and banana. This could use more malt sweetness to balance the spicyness. Very little bitterness and hop presence.

Nice medium to full bodied beer, carbonation is on the low side.

Overall, a good summer beer to quench your thirst after a hot day. It's a little too spicey for my liking but still enjoyable. Not Troegs' best offering. Cheers!

07-13-2008 01:37:59 | More by Lenny2884
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leif86

California

3.48/5  rDev -6.5%

A: Very little white head that departs quickly leaving very little white lacing around the top. Slightly hazy yellow body - gives it hazy yet clear appearance.

S: Smells like lemon and bready (not a word) and like something else I can't put my finger on.

T: Citrus, sort of grapefruit-like, taste sans the bitterness. Starts and ends with a little banana. Also a little sweet.

M: Ample carbonation, but not harsh. A little creaminess that stays with you at the end.

D: Not bad. A little too carbonated for my liking. Also, the banana citrus flavor lingers quite a while so choose food pairings wisely.

07-11-2008 02:24:58 | More by leif86
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

Served in my Oberon weizen. Poured a hazy, straw gold with a two-inch rocky white head that subsided into a thin, consistent cap. Virtually no lacing adhered during the session. Scent of wheat and citrus. Taste consistent with nose, and also a little grassy. Light and lively mouthfeel with a clean finish. Not overly complex, but went down easy. Excellent summer offering.

07-08-2008 23:01:20 | More by Jwale73
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Wasatch

Utah

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%

Thanks goes out to shaebs99 and JoeyBeerBelly for this brew.

Pours a nice cloudy golden pale yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger plus fizzy white head, which does leave some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some spices, and some caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty/yeasty/grassy, some spicyness, and caramel. Light-Medium body. Drinkable, this is a tasty brew.

07-06-2008 00:54:43 | More by Wasatch
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Lexluthor33

New York

3.93/5  rDev +5.6%

Pours a cloudy yellow with a small fuzzy head and settles to a small lace. The aroma is of wheat,coriander,malt tones and fruits with citrus hints. I did detect some light hops.
The taste is bananas,coriander and citrus fruits.
The feel is light carbonation,smooth and slightly spicy with some mild bitterness in the finish.

Notes: A good beer to have on a really hot day.
I felt this was worth the purchase and it was certainly a session beer.

06-30-2008 15:19:21 | More by Lexluthor33
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Goliath

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a thin white head. Poor retention.

Nice aroma, pale malt and a spicy hoppiness.

Taste is pretty nice. A nice hop spiciness with a nice pale malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice carbonation tingle.

Drinkability is fairly high. Good flaor, low alcohol, refreshing. Definitely a nice summer kick back.

06-26-2008 02:03:27 | More by Goliath
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praufs01

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +10.2%

Appearance - Cloudy yellow with a Frothy white head.

Aroma - Banana, some orange zest, a hint of clove and coriander

Mouthfeel - fizzy carbonation, but not harsh. It's a little bit creamy in the finish.

Taste - Banana flavor with a splash of orange upfront, with some clove and coriander in the finish.

Overall - Very nice wheat beer. Very drinkable, very refreshing.

06-26-2008 01:00:35 | More by praufs01
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hellcatsjg

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev +0.3%

Appearance: Hazy golden beer with a slight head that quickly disappears.

Smell: Spicy and fruity with a decent amount of malt.

Taste: Up front is the spicy clove and green bananna flavor. The wheat and malt joins shortly after and they mingle quite well.

Mouthfeel: Light medium body. Flavor does not coat the mouth very well and nice aftertaste disappears quickly.

Drinkability: Decent beer. Above average but far from the best. Nice spice and low ABV make for easy drinking. Worth a try.

06-18-2008 02:36:50 | More by hellcatsjg
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tdt560

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +4.3%

Appearance - Poured from bottle into a pint glass, a cloudy golden color, good head that reatined for a while.

Smell - Something I would describe as lemon banana bread.

Taste - To be honest a first sip this is what I would imagine a sun tan lotion to taste like but after a few sips the taste really grew on me. Good flavor after the initial sip, I think at first I expecting something different and it took my taste buds a few sips to acquire the unexpected taste. Good wheat and lemony banana-like taste. A good slightly tangy and bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfull - Light and smooth.

Drinkability - I found this to be very drinkable, after the intial taste bud adjustment. I would consider this a good summer-time sipping brew and would purchase again though not necessarily as a staple of my collection.

06-16-2008 16:00:29 | More by tdt560
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

Appearance: Hazy but bright, blond in color. A very active stream of carbonation keeps the head going strong.

Smell: Wheaty (obviously) with notes of lemon and orange. Mild esters.

Taste & mouthfeel: Pleasantly dry and fruity with flavors of lemon peel, orange and banana. This tastes a whole lot like a hefeweizen to me, though perhaps slightly cleaner. The light and dry texture gives this an easy-quaffing quality, but it's got no lack of flavor.

Drinkability: My glass emptied hilariously fast and I could easily have another.

Notes: Troegs does a great job with lighter sessionable beers and this one is no exception. Wish I had a couple more of these.

06-14-2008 19:38:48 | More by largadeer
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12oz bottle served in a pilsner glass.

L - hazy, golden color with a good sized white head that left some lacing.

S - spiced, wheat beer aromas.

T - sweet flavors for most of the way with some bittering on the finish.

F - light, crisp and refreshing.

D - light abv goes with the feel and taste to make this a very drinkable brew.

06-09-2008 20:31:31 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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jordoo

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12oz bottle poored into pilsner glass.

One finger of tight white fome after an agressive poor. Pale yellow glowing color slightly hidding the bubbles that continuesly rise. Tastes very nice Belgain spice and fruity tones. Light refreshing mouth feel very drinkable overall. I'm not a huge wheat fan but I could suck down a few of these.

06-06-2008 01:08:27 | More by jordoo
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fishtownhxc

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

one of the better american wheat beers around, i've had this more often in bottles, also on tap. definitely more like a german hefewiezen than an american wheat ale (in my opinion), but who cares. great on sunny spring and summer afternoons, with a ton of banana and citrus flavors making this one refreshing beer. pours smooth with not too much head, which is fine. doesn't really need a lot of carbonation to make this a refreshing beer. goes really well with burgers and steaks out on the grill.

05-30-2008 22:02:50 | More by fishtownhxc
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DrDogbeer

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +7%

Pours a cloudy yellow color with a good sized white head. Smells abunduntly of banana, clove and some citrus. Smooth mouthfeel- great for a hefe. Good banana and fruit flavor. Wonderful interpretation of the style. Perfect for drinking a few of them on a holiday weekend! ANother fine offering from Troegs!!

05-28-2008 18:07:52 | More by DrDogbeer
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Bitzy

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +8.3%

Another Troegs success. I bought this beer at Whole Foods Beer Room in NYC. While many American Oale Wheat Ales beers falls short of being impressive for this style in complexity and balance; Dream Weaver Wheat fits it execeptionally well. It is sweet and delicious. No complaints can be made about this beer.

05-27-2008 01:23:44 | More by Bitzy
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abcsofbeer

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%

Poured from a bottle with no drink by date. The appearance is straw colored and golden. It is cloudy with lots of rising bubbles and topped by a thin white head but very little lacing.

The aroma is banana and clove with some peppery spices. The taste is peach and banana with a spicy finish. There is also a good amount of lemon flavor.

The mouthfeel is smooth and refreshing, light bodied and tart. This is a good beer and easy to drink.

05-27-2008 00:45:09 | More by abcsofbeer
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Moxley

New York

4.58/5  rDev +23.1%

A - Poured a cloudy apple juice color with a thin off-white head that dissipated quickly leaving watery web lacing.

S - Bready yeast and sweet wheat with clove and banana nuances. This beer had an earthy quality.

T - Delicious is how this beer tastes...like frolicking in a delicious wheat field waving voluptuous clove and banana bouquets while a dreamy wheat fairy drops delicious sweet drops of Troeg's Dreamweaver beer in your mouth. I could drink this all day.

Simple yet flavorful with a full wheat presence - nicely balanced and medium bodied.

M&D - Smooth and crisp, well balanced carbonation with a clean refreshing finish. Most definitely one of my favorite session beers. I can't wait to visit the brewery. Thanks to my drinkin' buddy Hyland for this one.

05-20-2008 23:48:37 | More by Moxley
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