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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs DreamWeaver WheatTröegs DreamWeaver Wheat

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1,635 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,635
Reviews: 606
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 49
Gots: 141 | 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 allergictomacros
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Barely hazy yellow with a loose white head. Very wheaty, lemony aroma with some banana and cloves. Light and very dry with a mild bitter orange flavour. Somewhat metallic and quite wheaty. Clean and crisp, easy drinking and very refreshing. Excellent summer beer.

allergictomacros, May 01, 2009
Photo of SirDrinxAlot
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy straw color with a 1 finger head that disippated quickly and left minimal lacing.

Smells of clove/wheat/spice/banana

Taste is of wheat spice with a hint of mint and some banana that stays in the nose.

A pretty light medium/high carbonated smooth beer that finishes clean. It is a good spring and summer brew. It definitely has its own unique flavor that sets it apart.

SirDrinxAlot, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of wofat
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slighly cloudy lemon yellow with a quickly disapating crop of white foam. Little lacing in this example.

S - Slight floral and banana. Tempting but light.

T - A mild tannin and yeast bitterness is pervasive, mingling with slight clove, lemon, and banana flavors. A light and inviting tartness is also evident, giving way in the aftertaste to the mild bitterness and pepper.

M - Moderate fullness due to a nice carbonation and full flavor.

D - Quite quaffable, I think I'll be having another.

O - This is a surprisingly nice example of the style. The yeast leaves some quite complex flavors that I typically don't expect from American brewery in this style.

wofat, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of bsend
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Received a standard pint from my server.

Appearance: Beer is a hazy yellow to golden color with served to me with a 1 finger white head. Holding the glass up to the window, there was decent scattering of light.

Smell: Wonderful spice, lemon and other aromatics that remind me of a hefe.

Taste: Much more under the hood here than your standard wheat beer. Mixes of zesty spice and lemon play well together on the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and crisp. Decent carbonation.

Drinkability: Perfect time for the summer. Light body, and flavor make this go down great. Keep these coming.

Final Thoughts - Second entry of Troegs that I had and I enjoy it quite a bit. Wonderful beer for the summer. I can see myself visiting this brew more often if it ever makes it into stores around here.

bsend, Apr 28, 2009
Photo of mltobin
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at some random bodega in the East Village.

light bright yellow color, small head, nice looking wheat beer.
smells of orange, and a faint sweetness.
This tastes very good, a nice refreshing wheat beer, perfect on a warm day, like today !
Mouthfeel is easy and crisp, with citrus present.
An above average wheat beer, will buy again.

mltobin, Apr 27, 2009
Photo of smcolw
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Unfiltered cloudiness; light golden color. Spotty lace, one-finger lace that dies to a thin bubble level.

Strong wheat aroma. Low-level yeast.

Wheat flavored (naturally), but relatively mild taste. Subtle lemon citrus. Smooth body, but it has a peppery finish in both the flavor and the carbonation. Not a complex wheat ale but it does hit all of the expectations.

smcolw, Apr 26, 2009
Photo of dude
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More of a hefe/APWA hybrid with subdued banana and clove. Pours orange and cloudy. Hints of wheat grains and fruity yeast esters in the nose. Taste is balanced, light malt and wheat flavors, bready taste with good hop bite. Medium body and carbonation level. Slightly dry finish and solid drinkability. It has the best of both styles and doesn't have any off-putting medicinal qualities like the prototypical hefe like Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. Troegs hasn't disappointed me yet.

dude, Apr 20, 2009
Photo of iuhoosier336
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. The color is a light and hazy yellow, very foggy, looks pretty tasty. About a finger of head with some lacing around the glass. The nose is of citrus. The taste is also of citrus followed by the wheat. A pretty good beer especially for the price, I bought troegs variety pack with this in it for like $35 so you really can't beat it.

iuhoosier336, Apr 20, 2009
Photo of TheFightfan1
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured into a weizen glass. Pours a cloudy bright yellow color with a nice thick white heading.

Smell is spicey upfront with some banana and a kind of bubblegum smell.

Taste is spicey, all coriander,yeasty as well and camomile ???

Mouth is watery but overcarbonated. Still a bit spicey on the palate.

Drink is ok but with the ridiculius spice I really couldn't drink anymore than two.

Way too much corriander and spice it just ruined it for me.

Edit: 4/30/11. It has been two years now and I bought another variety case from Troegs for the summer. My oh my how the tastebuds change. This beer in which I did not like two years ago I have grown quite fond of recently. Very tasty and not shy about it's heavy spices. Such a treat on a nice sunny spring or summer day. Drink up.

TheFightfan1, Apr 20, 2009
Photo of mempath
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a cloudy bright honey-straw with deep white-ish head...laces nicely, settles relatively quickly. occasional carbonation bubbles detach from the bottom and ascend to their death...

smell is a massive tsunami of yeasty lemon spritz. sour citrus curd.

taste is a very pronounced spice mix that is oddly not near as sweet as it is a mellow, herbal melding. not a favorite style for this hophead, but this is a refreshing change.

mouthfeel is light and rather crisp. the seeming high carbonation keeps this heady mix quick and not thick (thankfully).

more drinkable than i would imagine. again, not what i prefer, but this is another obvious quality Troegs brew. plan to use one bottle for an interesting beer bread experiment.

edit note:
returning to this and not much change in the impression and opinion. the more i get to know the Troeg lineup, i think they need to bump up the extreme level a bit. they already have with (yes, a totally different brew) Nugget Nectar. as much as i love yunegling and saranac, alot of Troegs are becoming, to me, comparable to two breweries outputs. alot of good, more than decent beers. but to stay on the map of true craft, let's focus on what is done best. extreme and/or true craft beers that jump out and stake their claim for more than just a moment, fleeting or not. don't let the one-dimensional brews outweigh your few hyperdimensional ones!

mempath, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of phantomwyse
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a very hazy raw honey color. It has this dazzling swirl effect when held up directly after a pour. It's quite entrancing. Fluffy pure white head leaves minimal lacing.

S: Oranges, coriander, all-spice, dry hay, just a whiff of yeast.

T: Orange rind and all of the above spices. Simple, yet pleasurable. Really flirting with the standard wit taste.

M: Creamy and medium bodied, leaves off almost dry.

D: An easy drinker, perfect for those warm weather days soon to come.

phantomwyse, Apr 13, 2009
Photo of WalrusJockey
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip.

A- cloudy, bright orange color. Head is surprisingly thin and falls fairly quickly.

S- yeast and bready malt. Smells like that certain yeast smell that all Unibroue beers share, to be honest. Certainly not the most aromatic wheat beer I've had, but fairly average.

T- juicy, light, sweet, orangy flavor on top of a wheat-yeast flavor. Bubblegum flavor is also noticeable. Swallow is clean, aftertaste is slightly juicy and gummy. All-in-all, this is a fairly good, orangy version of a wheat beer.

M- light, somewhat crisp, creamy and cleansing.

D- pretty good, if you like wheat beers. I know some people don't, for some reason, but I do, and while this isn't amazing, it is a very solid, drinkable, flavorful entry. Would buy again.

WalrusJockey, Apr 13, 2009
Photo of williamherbert
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big hazy, sunny yellow color. Puffy, pillowy head. Lots of carbonation. Hazy and misty. Awesome for style.

The smell is lemon, orange and a mild citrus hop. Spicy like a nice fruit. Adds needed spicy balance to the citrus. More spicy (Belgianish) as it warms.

The taste is very spicy on the front end, almost like a Belgian ale. Balanced at the back by sweet citrus fruit (orange/coriander). Sour at the swallow like lemon. Solid.

The feel is thick and chewy for a hefe. Has a nice spicy/citrusy bite at the swallow. A really nice, substantial and challenging for a hefe. Damn nice.

williamherbert, Apr 11, 2009
Photo of IMincedTheKing
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange-yellow with almost no head.

It smells of wheat, yeast, and indistinct citrus. The flavor is very pale. A bit of wheat and a lot of bubblegum. It's a little thin in the mouth, but not too carbonated.

Definitely an easy-drinking brew, but not at the top of my list.

IMincedTheKing, Apr 10, 2009
Photo of joepais
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into my Weizen glass produced a good white head that goes to a thick lace. The body of the brew was a hazy straw yellow in color.

Aromas of bananas and wheat are right upfront in this brew. I also got some nice coriander in the nose as well. The flavors are tropical fruity and a light spice as well (coriander). This brew is extremely light and crisp in the mouth.

I highly drinkable wheat beer I can see I'll grab a few more of these this summer. Great brew Tröegs

joepais, Apr 05, 2009
Photo of biegaman
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Grapefruit skin dotted with microscopic sized bubbles. A pillow of head formed instantly from the pour although it's now heavily napping, even swirling won't completely awaken it. There is a hazy screen that clouds up the appearance. Although it blurs complexion it certainly does not darken it - the beer is brightly coloured and appears quite refreshing.

Perhaps this should be listed as a "white" beer as opposed to "wheat" beer? It shouldn't take a connoisseur to note the inclusion of spices and fruit zest that is trademark of a Belgian style witbier (as oppose to the grainy, hop filled bouquet of an American wheat). The aroma is rammed with light honey-like sweetness, lemon zest, citrus and clove spice.

Upon further inspection, this may be more similar to a German style hefeweizen (for those keeping tabs on style guidelines). The flavour is pleasantly sweet and touts fruity notes of under-ripe melon and a vividly discernible flavour of banana. The yeast is suggestively spicy and light hints of clove and white pepper are also noted.

The Munich and Pils malts impart a bready, sweet and biscuity component where as the wheat provides the impression of straw and grains; the two balance wonderfully together. A cautious use of Noble hops lend just a faint earthy character. It is an effective combination of dry, tart and sweet. This is a wonderfully crafted weisse beer!

Although the nose initially had me think of a Belgian witbier, the first sip left me no doubt that the aim here was a classic, Southern German specialty. The array of flavours, from spicy clove to fruity banana and from bready malt to crisp straw wheat, provides all the components needed to make a quenching, delicious wheat beer. Thanks DrJay!

biegaman, Apr 04, 2009
Photo of MunchkinDrinker
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy golden color with a mild fizzy head that disappates fairly rapidly. Not

S - Some ripe bananas, a stong caramel malty sweetness, almost no bitterness. Some twang from the banana.

T/M - Strong wheat flavor. The banana doesn't come in so strong at first, but comes out rather nicely, not too strong. A little spiciness rounds it out. Not heavy at all, doesn't leave a bad feel in your mouth. Solid.

D - Very drinkable. Good mouthfeel, mellow taste. Low alcohol.

MunchkinDrinker, Mar 31, 2009
Photo of OldYoda
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle into my trusty standard Troeg's pint glass. Pours a hazy gold with a modest head and some residual lacing. Not an unattractive beer in any way.

Smell is wheat and citrus with minimal hops. Not overpowering at all, very pleasant.

Taste is a little weak for my taste, but pretty much a classic wheat beer.

Mouthfeel is crisp but smooth.

Drinkability is fine at this ABV, could see myself with a couple of these on a warm summer evening.

Another very nice beer from the Trogner brothers.

OldYoda, Mar 29, 2009
Photo of endincolorado
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Straw-amber color with clean white head and little lace.

Smell- Toasty malt, dry wheat, light crisp fruitiness, cracker like aromas.

Taste- Crisp dry cereal, wheat, light fruit and mild hop-bitterness. Light pale malt. Very refreshing.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, fairly creamy with good carbonation.

Drinkability- Well-balanced and refreshing, definitely could make for a great brew to drink on the deck in the summer.

endincolorado, Mar 24, 2009
Photo of zerofear13
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Was excited to try another beer from Troegs. Was also excited to grab a six pack of a lighter beer, noticing that my latest purchases had been double IPAs and imperial stouts. Is it just me or finding regular pale ales and wheat beers are becoming rarer at the stores?

Anyway, very tangy, sour smell. Not sour in a spoiled way, but in like a tart way. The wheat smell isn't as overwhelming as other wheats I've tried (Sierra Nevada, for example). Taste follows suit quite well. Very malty and tart in its profile. Not much in the way of bitter, piney hops. I'd say that this beer isn't particularly balanced. I'd like to taste more of that wheat background and a little bit more hops, because as of now, that tangy citrus and malt flavor is a bit much.

zerofear13, Mar 22, 2009
Photo of Clydesdale
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A glowing, hazy yellow orange with a medium-sized, creamy white head with solid retention and some decent lacing.

S: A nice dose of yeasty esters - banana, dry pepper, and clove notes. Spicy, wheaty, fruity/citrus aromas - appealing.

T: Similar to the nose. Yeasty and spicy, especially strong clove flavors. A solid lemony hop background. Bananas, mild pepper, and some phenolic hints as well.

M: Medium-light in body, with subdued carbonation. Could stand to be a touch creamier and fuller, but it's definitely light and refreshing.

D: Very appealing and easy to drink. Full-flavored yet refreshing and tasty. Not my absolute favorite style, but this is well done.

Clydesdale, Mar 19, 2009
Photo of tittymcj
2.42/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Drank this one with a good friend, William Pang (Queens, NY).

Appearance is exactly like one guy on here put it: the piss from a dehydrated person. Nothing happening. Very light yellow, little carbonation, no depth to it at all, no head.

Smell is very pungent, lots of fruit and primarily a sour apple smell, but not enjoyable at all.

Taste is also appley, with heavy wheat tones.

Mouthfeel is extremely thin. A bit bitter and stinging.

Drinkability is decent, mostly because it doesnt have much taste, and is extremely light and has some stinging carbonation to it.

tittymcj, Mar 12, 2009
Photo of billybob
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a cloudy yellow with a white one finger head and a nice lace. aromas of pepper and spice. lots of yeast strong pepper and spice with clove and hint of coriander. taste is very strong and in your face. mouthfeel light to medium carbonation holds up well. not your weak tasting wheat this beer has strong taste and body to it. one of the better wheat beers out there.

billybob, Mar 11, 2009
Photo of woodske1
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am surprised that this is only a B+ overall on the site. Myself and my friends all agree it is the best offering from Troegs.

Great appearance. A bit cloudy but not chunky. Nice smell that pairs very well with the taste. It also has the perfect amount of ABV in it, so this one can go down...and down...and down.

woodske1, Mar 02, 2009
Photo of NEhophead
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 fl oz brown bottle; served in a pilsener glass.

Pours a cloudy-white light banana in color beneath a somewhat creamy white head leaving a thin film with a small pool of bubbles. Very faint traces of lacing with no lasting strength.

Heavy phenolic esters in a sea of yeast-filled mustiness. Strong clove and corriander that swarm the senses. Faint lemon zest, but most of the citrus aromas are encompassed by the heavy earthen spice profile.

Light citrus up front: lemon zest, orange peel, and pear prior to being swallowed by earten phenols. Light hints of tropical fruit amidst a sea of active, clean spices: clove, corriander, and pepper. The finish is dry yet clean with a background of must.

Light in body; dry and musty on the palate. An earthen feel; however, not artificial in the least. Great balance in a lighter offering.

A tasty, balanced wheat that will be remembered for its clean, spice-driven flavor profile. One that I really have to remember when the weather turns warmer. One of the better Pale Wheats out there.

NEhophead, Feb 28, 2009
Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,635 ratings.