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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs DreamWeaver WheatTröegs DreamWeaver Wheat

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1,698 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,698
Reviews: 606
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 52
Gots: 165 | 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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Photo of drabmuh
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. Beer is yellow and hazy, carbonation moderate to low, almost no head. Head is made up of a thin layer of white bubbles and other larger bubbles that stick to the glass. No lacing.

Aroma is slightly hoppy. Citrusy and the kind of bitter you associate with citrus peel. There is also a hint of wheat malt in there, smells OK.

Beer is medium body, bitterness low, clean wet feel to the beer. No much in the way of backmouth bitterness at all. There is a late wheat flavor that I enjoy but usually want it up front rather than in the back of the mouth. Second taste, Drinkability really high, mouthfeel again leaves something lacking the front palate. Overall, its an OK wheat beer.

Photo of donniecuffs
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured cloudy gold into a weizen glass, with a finger of white head that laced fairly well. The smell was of subtle banana, clove, and bubble gum, but also revealed a strong lemon/citrus presence. The taste was a little more dominated by the citrus portion. The mouthfeel was pleasantly carbonated, with a medium body. A decent session beer for the hot summer months.

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

Heard some good things about this beer, and I've loved most of the Troegs beers, so here comes this one.

A: Light bleached white airy bubbly head that fades quickly. An extremely hazy pale light golden yellow Cable Car like color.

N: Lots of wheat. I mean sacks of wheat invading your nose. Some banana and citrus add a nice touch. Hints of yeasty aromas and fruity aromas. It has a nice Bavarian wheat nose.

T: Taste is very similar to the nose, starting with tons of wheat, Bavarian wheat style. Adds some Banana and slight citrus, specifically lemon, almost a hint of clove and spice. A slight yeasty flavor with hints of fruit. Very crisp clean flavor, and very refreshing.

M: Pretty light but not too light, good carbonation.

F: Very crisp and refreshing. Semi dry finish with hints of bitterness. The banana really explodes at the finish with just a touch of spice and a touch of yeast. Almost all of the flavors are gone after a few seconds. A slight lemon taste seems to linger a bit though. Although it seems to leave a very slight slimy feel in the mouth, which is a little strange, but not bad. It actually gets pretty dry the longer the finish goes. Would be a great summer or spring time beer, especially coming in after mowing the lawn. Unfortunately I decided to review it basically in winter.

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

Poured from 12oz bottle into half-liter Paulaner weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours cloudy gold with a large long-standing white head that leaves very heavy lacing behind.

Smell: Smells of wheat and yeast with heavy banana and a bit of spiciness.

Taste: Yeasty sweetness with a spicy finish and a slight banana aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light body with a relatively strong carbonation tingle up front. Finishes crisp and refreshing.

Drinkability: A nice refreshing wheat beer. Not the best out there, but it does what it has to do and is still good overall. The spiciness is definitely unique.

Photo of thecarster1
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- bottle poured into a weizen, one finger of foamy bright white head that has great retention leaving head trailing down the glass as i drink, hazy bright gold coloring.

s- bright, peppery, some banana, clove, lemon, alot going on, very enticing.

t- clove, creamy banana, peppery on the finish with a slight bit of dry hop bitterness, loads of wheat, fresh lemon, i haven't had a apwa in awhile, this is a tasty one for sure.

m- light and crisp.

d- really great, i've had this beer several times before, and am just getting around to reviewing it. i'm enjoying it much more than i ever remember doing so, really refreshing, and complex yet straight forward and unassuming, man do i love troegs.

Photo of wahhmaster
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a 0.5L Paulaner-branded weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color with a tight, white head that sticks around for a while leaving spotty lacing.

Smell: Has a strong wheat smell with notes of cloves and hints of lemon.

Taste: Has a strong wheat flavor which is cut by a slight hoppy bitterness. Notes of citrus fruits in the background.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing with a nice carbonation bite.

Drinkability: A pretty decent wheat beer. Would be great for a warm summer day.

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

Troegs- Dream Weaver

A- Light, slightly hazy yellowish orange with a good billowy head. Light amount of ringed lacing.
S- Sweet bubblegum, clove, wheat, and lemon.
T- Nice juicy bubblegum, banana, and clove with wheat, lemon, and banana coming through in the back half. Thick flavors.
M- Thick malt, very juicy and fruity. Mild dry wheat middle with a thick fruity sweet finish.

Overall- Tasty. Very easy to drink. a solid offering from Troegs.

Photo of GoalieRon33
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

a- brownish yellow, almost like a brown mustard coloration

s- spicy, bready smell. citrus breaks through at the end

t- citrus-like, spicy. heavy hop finish with a certain citrusy sourness.

m- watery, light bodies. lacking, to say the least

d- easy to drink, but not more than a few. lots of spice with a dry finish

Photo of TLove
3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a Iron Hill pint glass.

Full, yeasty body with a nice scent of citrus, banana, and nutmeg. Has a hefeweizen-caliber body that fits the bill better than many area American Hefes (such as Lancaster Brewing's Hefe). Very bready and delicate flavors feeding into a spicy malt that has a nice sweetness on the back end. A touch tart on the back end, but finished the way a pale wheat should, light and round.

My problem is that the tartness offsets the basic water component to really give the beer a hint of strangeness to the mouthfeel and finish. Further, while it was a great idea to leave the beer unfiltered, the roundness of the beer detracts greatly from the crispness I've come to expect from a Pale Wheat Ale.

Photo of Daniellobo
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice and reliable US wheat beer.

Presentation: 12 oz bottle. Rural-agricultural design on the main label with a field of wheat leading to a tree weaving with its branches the Troegs name. Short note on the character of the beer and serving instructions on the neck label. Lacks beer freshness or bottling date. Displays Alc. by Vol. (4.8%). Poured into a tall weissbier vase.

A - Nice foamy head, maybe a tad short for a wheat beer, but with decent retention. Goes down to a 1/4 inch for most of the drink to almost disappear entirely towards the end leaving a nice lace throughout. Nice pale gold look with a hazy note.

S - Citric fruits, and a bit of banana bread in the fresh aromas.

T - Light body with a bready tone to it. Bites of cloves, grapefruit and a soft peppery spiciness, woven with a nice German yeasty tone as well.

M - Soft carbonation and nice creamy smoothness.

D - Very easy to have and very recommendable.

Notes: A comfy wheat beer a tad on the bready side. Nice, pleasing and well done.

Photo of kingston2
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this beer. Much more to it than most wheat beers. Nice spicyness on the finish. Smooth with enough hoppiness to keep it crisp. Nice easy drinker. Can see myself enjoying several as not overly filling. Nice cloudiness due to unfiltered wheat.

Photo of stakem
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clowdy yellow with a bit of orange hue to it. Initially has a minimal creamy white head with not much retension. Nose is yeasty with orange up front, banana cross the middle and paired with the scent of cloves. The feel of this beer is quite light and refreshing, easily can put a few of these back. Taste yields much the same as the nose of this beer except less citrus and more yeast and wheat than anything. The finish suprisingly has very minor hop taste mixed in with the yeast but without any of the hop bitterness.

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

The color is a pretty deep, cloudy yellow. Nice retention on a head that sticks around at one finger almost the entire way, leaving moderate lacing.
Aroma is typical for the style, though a bit light and subtle. A light spiciness is behind a wheat back and there's a moderate yeast. Very gentle citrus has a presence as well.
Wheat and yeast are prominent in the flavors, with a more lemon than orange citrus ever-present. A gentle spiciness is in the back as well. There's a very light hosp presence. Balance is fair and the flavor is good, but quite light.
The mouthfeel was nice and creamy with a crisp bite. The body is light to medium and carbonation is moderate.
This is pretty good and quite drinkable, but not with the superb balance of some and somewhat light on aroma and flavor.

Photo of necoadam
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a cloudy golden/light yellow color with a frothy head that subsided with due time.

Aroma consisted of citrus, light spiciness, wheat, and cloves. Seemed to blend in all nicely.

Mostly tasted of banana, wheat, and a blend of citrus and clove. It wasn't anything out of the ordinary, but it did blend it nicely, just like the aroma.

Mouthfeel was light with the right amount of carbonation.

It's a nice beer to pick up from time to time. It won't knock your socks out, but your taste buds will thank you.

Photo of mikel52588
3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours cloudy and has the color mix of yellow/gold/light tan; has a thin head, and a small amount of lacing

Smell: Lemon, citrus, clove, and obviously wheat and yeast

Taste: tastes a little watered down, quite the disappointment. The lemony citrus is there, not much complexity here. Aftertaste is grainy.

Mouthfeel: has a light body with a watery but creamy texture and little noticeable carbonation; aftertaste is short lasting.

Drinkability: This is a failed attempt at a good pale wheat ale, its watery and doesn't have much to offer in any category. I don't think this beer is very drinkable, I mean its extremely light if that's what your going for, but there like no flavor.

Photo of craftaholic
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured from a 12 oz into a 'perfect pint' has a pale golden color with quite a high turbidity. No noticeable sediment and not even a head really not even lacing.

Smell: Lots of yeast as well as a big whiff of citrus and clove off the bat. There are some bready malts lingering and has a strong sweet banana background and even some tart apple to boot. Really balanced and nothing overly pungent but it is a nice combo. Smells much like a hefeweiss opposed to an american pale wheat.

Taste: Quite a hearty wheat flavor with touches of mild citruses, hints of lemongrass, some spicy cloves and even some nice sweet and ripe bananas to tie it all together. There is a light malt character that turns to a quite bready yeast aftertaste. The taste is really watered down but with a bit more wheat I think this would be on par for its style and being such a light brew.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied beer that is merely glides across your tongue like seltzer water and leaves behind a coating in its finish, at the back of your throat.

Drinkability: If you want a light brew that does compromise some robust-ness in its flavor and really stays true to its 'pale' name then this will be a definite session-able brew for you.

Overall: Not overall impressed from the getgo, it didn't have anything that really jumped out of the glass and begged me to have another. Tröegs really is capable of better in my opinion but I guess given the category it ranks pretty highly just not in my overall palate rating.

Photo of jonziefle
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a pale golden color, with a very slight cloudiness. No sediment in the beer, but plenty of yeast left in the bottle. No head at all (with a regular pour). Almost no carbonation. No real lacing at all.

Smell: Strong banana and bubblegum nose, with some apple as well. Little in the way of hops and a mellow sweetness. Some wheat malt in the background.

Taste: Mild wheat malts dominate the palate, with banana flavors in the back. Pretty much the reverse of the nose. Pretty plain.

Mouthfeel: Thin to medium-bodied, with a light wheaty feel to it. Very smooth, an easy drinker.

Drinkability: A very mild wheat beer, that is very refreshing. Easy to drink and very smooth.

Photo of jimj21
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Twelve ounce bottle poured into pint glass. Pours a orangish yellow color. Little clarity with suspended yeast, as one would expect from a wheat beer. Pour produces about a finger of off-white head. This reduces to a thin cap fairly quickly. Decent amount of lacing though.

Smell is exactly what I expected. A lot of wheat tanginess with some citrusy lemon aroma as well. Not really any hop aroma to speak of. Other smells of fruit and spice are apparent.

Big burst of fruity flavor right off the bat. Lots of spice as well. Banana and clove, classic flavors from the hefeweizen yeast. This beer has a nice sweetness balanced by some spiciness. I'm not tasting too much in the way of hops, but I wouldn't expect to with this style.

Mouthfeel is about medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Not too thin, but it could be creamier.

A very drinkable beer and another good one from Tröegs. I think this is more of a Hefeweizen than an American Pale Wheat, but it's good either way.

Photo of morimech
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color with one inch of white head that had good retention. The head does settle to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass. The aroma and flavor is closer to a hefeweizen than your typical pale wheat ale. I am thankful for that. I pick up a lot of cloves in the aroma and flavor. A little bit lighter in flavor than the better hefes but overall it is more than I expectyed. Carbonation seems a little high and it is a little rough drinking but otherwise has a solid body. This beer certainly brought more to the table than I expected for the style. Refreshing and light makes this easily sessionable. Might not be a style that garners high scores but this one is probably top of the heap of pale wheat ales.

Photo of NekotoNikku
2.93/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Very pale yellow color and when I held it up to the light I noticed it had an almost pale green color...reminded me of mountain dew only not as neon, which I thought was very interesting.

S - Yeasty smell with some spiciness, was already, although wasn't what I was expecting

T - I'll try to be fair here, but I really really wasn't a fan of how this tasted, but I think I might have an issue with 'herby' beers. Tasted of cloves, yeast and had a light carbonation, if you really like beers that taste like this, you're sure to like it.

M - Not over-carbonated, which was nice, was a little rough going down for me though despite this.

D - I, personally, wouldn't drink this one again, it was just too different for me, I prefer my beers to be nuttier or fruiter and this one tasted like I sucked down a bottle of kitchen spices...but if you're into that, give this one a try!

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

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a golden hazy hay color. When held up to the light there is some yellow highlights with this beer. Half inch deep white head fades away quite quickly leaving no real lacing to speak of. As I drink it some lacing slides around on the side of the glass.

S- Wait a minute. This isn't a American Pale Wheat Ale...like others have said before it's more of a Hefe for sure. Big clove and banana smell right off the bat. Some bready sweet malts as well. Smells earthy and some Belgian funk in there with the yeast I'm assuming. Nothing to over the top with this beer but not what I expected for sure.

T- Big Belgian yeast taste right from the get go. I get hints of grass with this as well. Clove and banana pick up toward the middle to end of this beer along with the sweeter malts. The final taste of this before it goes down the throat for me taste like a sweet malt mess. It's a good tasting beer but once again I expected different from what the style says.

M- Light-medium mouthfeel to this. Nice carbonation level for the style. Beer has no problem in the mouth and moves along quite well. Sourness to it in the aftertaste along with clove. Leaves the Belgian earthy taste on the palate long after the beer is gone.

D- This is a nice drinker. Nothing to over the top but the style on this site should be changed. Split with a buddy who wasn't big into Belgians and he didn't care for it at all. But I thought it was a good summertime beer.

Photo of kenito799
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass.

Hazy golden color (when yest sediment swirled in) and large creamy white head makes this look great. Very happy at the fist whiff: banana and clove, this is a hefe-weizen, not what passes for American wheat beer. The flavor hits with waves of spice and clove in the finish, leaving the palate singing with pleasantly balanced mild hops and a creamy mouthfeel. A bit more carbonation would improve the mouthfeel, but this is definitely one of the best and most drinakble American hefe-weizens I have had. Great job!

Photo of Stunner97
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- yellow in color, very murky and not clear in the slightest, the unfiltered nature really comes through with lots cloud and murkiness, slight white tracing lays along the top of the beer, small bubbles stream up the glass

Smell- loads of wheat up front on the smell, slight citrus and spice twinge to it, nice aroma but not over powering

Taste- flavor is nice wheat with slight spice, nice citrus lemon twinge, decent length in finish, very overall nice balance in the flavor

Mouthfeel- a bit light bodie with decent amount carbonation

Drinkability- extremely drinkable on a very hot summer day, the flavor really grows on you as you go, very enjoyable overall, not overally complex but just overall pretty tasty and a great summer time beer, worth a try and a very nice american version of a wheat beer, overall a thumbs up from me whos not to usually over the top on wheat beers

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

A= huge foamy white head of tiny bubbles, with massive proliferant tiny bubbles rising like an angry hornet's nest.

S= bready, hoppy, zesty, hints of coriander.

T= Smooth with a bit of bubblegum. I would have to call it an "unfiltered-wheat PLUS" beer because it has various signature-Troeg's extra touches, almost with reminiscences of Belgian yeasts. A slight thickness running through the swallow, mildly creamy, and evident in the separation layers of the head as well. Coriander is evident, as well as light lemon zest and some light honey sweetness.

M= slightly bitter/tart, slightly sweet, slightly bready.

D= very nice, and session if you're in the mood for it. Would be great with grilled or baked chicken, not so sure about fried. Also with most seafoods, probably a burger as well.

Photo of u2carew
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.
A) Pours with an active head then settles quickly. Lacing is thin bubbled, creamy and somewhat sticky. Mild haze. Gold in color.
S) Banana. Grainy. Wheat.
T) Wheaty. Mellow sourness. Light malty sweetness. Some spice in the mix - coriander? anise?
M) Crisp. Light bodied. A bit of grittiness.
D) A nice beer. Has some Belgian-esque charateristics.

Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,698 ratings.