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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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1,732 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,732
Reviews: 610
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 56
Gots: 200 | 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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Photo of KTCamm
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy cloudy yellow with a little bit of white foam. The beer is more clear before a finishing swirl is applied to the bottle to stir up the yeast. Lacing not apparent.

Smell is quite wheaty - very pronounced, and it drowns out everything else. Very faint hints of banana and spices, but this is clearly a wheat beer (the web site says 35%).

Taste is quite wheaty - very smooth, easy drinking, very light hop backing. Very even from start to finish. Lightly carbonated.

All in all a very good brew. Tasty, easy to drink - what more could you ask for?

Photo of billab914
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is bottle number two coming out of the new Anthology mix pack. Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Otter Creek World Tour shaped pint glass. Poured a murky dark yellow, pineapple juice like color. It started with a bright white thin head barely covering the top of the beer. The head didn't change much throughout drinking it, but didn't leave much for lacing either.

The aroma has a bright citrusy, lemony flavor to it with wheat and yeast playing a big role as well. It has a bit of clove like spiciness to it but not a lot. The taste shows the same lemony, citrusness that the nose hinted at. The wheat and the yeast flavors help round out the flavor. Very nice refreshing taste to it.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side with carbonation being moderate. Drinkability is pretty good, it had some very nice flavors and was pretty refreshing. Would be a very good choice for a hot summer day. The citrus felt a bit sharp at times but it was still an enjoyable flavor. One of the better summer wheat beer options available in my opinion.

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

I'm a Troegs fan. I almost picked up a variety pack of theirs today, but there is so much stuff, I ended up getting other stuff. But I picked up a single of this and I wish I had more.

It has that American wheatie goodness that is better than wheats from elsewhere. It is fully tangy, with lots of yeastieness. It goes down very easy and one could easily drink too many of these too fast.

Troegs comes through again with another quality brew.

Photo of zimm421
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Appears a nice hazy straw color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains fairly well.

Smells of yeast and wheat, as well as some bananas, but the aroma isn't overwhelming. The taste is slightly spicy, but nothing strong. There is a full banana flavor backed with the wheat and yeast.

The mouthfeel is creamy and fairly thick with above average carbonation, really pricks the tounge. This would probably be much more satisfying on a hot day, but overall a good beer.

Photo of Stigs
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, served in a standard pint glass

A - pours with a small amount of very frothy and loose white foam, eventually settling to a thin flim and ring. slightly hazy.

S - very sweet wheat, candied lemons, yeast and esters...some clove and tropical fruits

T - fruity: bananas & lemon rind, cloves, yeasty. turns into some subtle sour apple, slightly peppery.

M - light body, sharp and ample carbonation...finishes a tad drying and prickly, pleasant aftertaste and texture

D - solid Wheat, nothing fancy but stays true to the style...a little more body would be nice

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

pours a cloudy yellow copper color with good white head and good lacing. lively fizzy carbonation. had a citrus wheat like smell that tased the same. light body, and smooth texture. short flavor duration that finished slightly bitter. very good beer, i would recommend to anyone who hasn't tried one.

Photo of DerekP
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into nonic pint glass.

Pretty, cloudy golden face with a nice white head that settles down after a minute, but a solid rim sticks around for the long haul.

Smells yeasty, a good amount of wheat. Refreshing, estery.

Taste is well balanced. Enough wheat to let you know it's a wheat beer, with a degree of subtlety to achieve an agreeable overall taste. A clean taste with a grainy side to it, but very little.

A moderate body, leaving one plenty of room for more. Out of all the wheat beers I've had before, this one just may be my favorite.

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this random times throughout the years and I've enjoyed it each time.

I expected to see more sediment at the tail end of the pour, but to my disappointment, not a whole lot if, if any. As a result, the look, at first, is fairly clear for its style, clouding up a bit as it settles. I'd describe the color as a golden-tinted yellow. Nice frothy head that lingers for a bit before fading away sip to sip.

Strong banana and moderate spice in the smell - more banana in the taste. Creamy and crisp at the same time, with a pleasant yeasty kick. Easily session-worthy.

I like think this is one of the better domestic hefes I've had (definitely top 2 or 3 in PA, at least) - true to the German style similar to Paulaner, Weihenstephaner, and Franziskaner, for instance. This is the type of wheat beer I go bananas for.

Photo of rootbeerman
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into perfect pint.

A: pours cloudy yellow, with a short lasting white finger thick head.
S: wheat, clove, and a bit of banana.
T: more banana, than clove, sweet wheat malt. a light bit of hops
M: high crisp carbonation, slick.
D: good simple flavors, not to heavy in the abv area, could drink a few of these.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy bright yellow with a nice white head and a good amount of lacing as it goes down.

S: Nice initial whiff of bubble gum alongside banana, lemon, and some citrus hops.

T: Very similar the the nose, but nothing quite comes together...a little too much in between a German hefe and an American Wheat without quite finding the perfect middle ground a la Crack'd Wheat.

M: Very nice and slight. Smooth and creamy.

D: Super refreshing and a great summer beer. Another hit from Troegs.

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.

Photo of PapaGemutlich
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
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.)

Photo of gloriousglo2
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
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

Photo of ToasterChef
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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.

Photo of ZeroSignal
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

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.

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.

Photo of Deuane
3.83/5  rDev +3%
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.

Photo of soco7tyx7
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
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!

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.

3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Photo of tone77
4/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Photo of josefnewsong
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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