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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: 48
Gots: 140 | 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 DrDogbeer
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!!

DrDogbeer, May 28, 2008
Photo of Bitzy
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Bitzy, May 27, 2008
Photo of abcsofbeer
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

abcsofbeer, May 27, 2008
Photo of Moxley
4.58/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Moxley, May 21, 2008
Photo of DefenCorps
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into my hefeweizen glass

A: Beautiful golden yellow with a massive, billowing white head with excellent retention. Tons of carbonation. Very pretty.

S: Refreshing with wheat, a hint of lemon and a mild bubblegum note. Spices are also present with clove and maybe, some nutmeg?

T: Spicy with clove and a little bit of pepper and a mild fruitiness with a dry finish. The balance between the fruitiness, spice and the wheat is not quite where I'd like it to be but this is good stuff.

M: Great carbonation and great finish

D: This is not my most favorite of styles but this goes down and easy

DefenCorps, May 20, 2008
Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-Tap served into a Weiss glass.

A- Cloudy light golden applejuice color. Hazy and dark at some points. Thin white head.

S- Smell was spicy as hell- lemon zest and some corriander.

T- This is a damn tasty wheat beer. Dreamweaver packs a huge spice punch and sweet citrus flavors- huge clovelike presence. Fresh wheat flavor- Thirst quenching and fun.

M- Tingly and peppery going down, but nothing overwhelming.

D- I could drink this all night long. Perfect summer wheat beer.

DavidSeanNJ, May 17, 2008
Photo of Proteus93
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Another venture into the Troegs line of brews... a brewery I don't really know what to expect from yet. Their hoppy offerings are fabulous, but I've been less blown away by the sweeter, 'maltier' side of things, so this could be interesting. With the hot days finally really here, a nice wheat is in good order.

A: A pale, slightly hazy blonde with a few wisps of something almost smoky looking when light cuts through it. Head is fast forming, though a bit fizzly and short lived.

S: Wheat sweetness, a fair bit of lemon citrus, and almost a hint that it's going to be sour tasting, similar to the kind of scent that comes off a Flemish Red in some ways.

T: Almost a honey-like sweetness, though it doesn't become cloying, which is nice. A citrus note, and a bit of clove, but nothing particularly complex tasting about it. Not bad, not great.

M + D: Pretty decent feel going down... it almost seems to be a little watery towards the end and doesn't offer much lasting flavour. It's incredibly easy to drink, being so light - and that's a positive thing during 'wheat beer season,' but I wouldn't mind some more character from it overall. I'd still session it for a summer afternoon, but it might not be the first choice.

Proteus93, May 09, 2008
Photo of Rootdog316
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy dull gold with a thin white head that lasted through three-quarters of the glass and left partial lace. The aroma is wheat with some sour notes detected as well. The flavor is again wheat with some sour notes and also a bit of cloves. No banana flavors detected. Not amazing, but not awful.

Rootdog316, May 08, 2008
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Unfiltered pale yellow grains. Looks intriguing.

S. Spices and wheat. Can't lose there.

T. Tastes like a uber hefeweizen. Indescribably sweet.

M. Light body with a good feel. Solid aftertaste as it coats the palate.

D. A go to beer.

Thoughts: This is one of my favorites from Troegs. Had it at the bar and then bought a case thereafter. Superb.

Stinkypuss, May 01, 2008
Photo of IronCitySteve
4.8/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass. This was the last of the Troegs I was trying from the sampler case purchased recently.

A: A cloudy unfiltered yellowish gold body. A bright white foam head. Foam head dissipated quickly.

S: A spicy smell of clove and coriander with a hint of citrus.

T: Initial taste gets a citrus flavor, but the spice flavor of clover and cinnaman are apparent. Very prevalent is the wheat taste as well (obviously right?)

M: Medium body beer. Leaves a spicy flavor in the mouth and on the tongue.

D: I enjoyed this wheat beer and could enjoy multiple in one sitting.

IronCitySteve, Apr 29, 2008
Photo of DaggerEyes
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy golden yellow with a thick pillowey slightly off-white head. Head settles to a thin but dense covering on the surface of the beer. Decent lacing

Light nose. Banana with Citric notes (lemon), spice. Corriander and healthy dose clove a little bit of grassiness

Sweet and bready with some banana...a little peppery the clove comes out fairly strong. Phenolic, a decent amount of bitterness

Clean, medium bodied, light tight carbonation, slightly prickly foams up a bit in the mouth, nice finish

Super drinkable beer. Appreciate the low ABV, this is a session monster. You could drink it all day

DaggerEyes, Apr 29, 2008
Photo of Seanibus
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Let me start by saying I am not fond of Belgian-style wheats, so take this for what it is worth. I know this is an American style, technically, but it reminded me far more of the various European style wheats.

The beer pours light and slightly hazy. The head was thin and dissipated quickly.

The flavor is lemony and light, with a strong phenolic taste. It has a decent mouthfeel, effervescent and sprightly.

Fans of European wheat beers will probably like this beer and find it refreshing. I don't and I didn't. But that's just me.

Seanibus, Apr 22, 2008
Photo of nasty15108
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Weiss glass.

A - Poured a cloudy golden color. Poured produced a small white foam head that quickly subsided into a thin spotty film. Minimal lacing.

S - Malty, bready smell. Very slight hints of citrus, banana and clove. Nothing too overpowering.

T - Malty taste, reminded me a little of wheat crackers. Slight hints of fruit (banana and lemon)and spice (clove). Reminded me of Franziskaner a lot.

MF&D - Thin-medium bodied beer. Crisp, refreshing and easy drinking. Noting too outstanding here, but definitly a good summer choice.

nasty15108, Apr 22, 2008
Photo of halfP1NT
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden yellow with a thick, white head. Clearer than usual for a wheat beer. Left some thick lacing behind.

Smell is light fruit-pear, banana with wheaty grain undertones.

Definite banana flavor in the taste, not as sweet as the smell. Low-med carbonation, wheaty taste, strange grainy aftertaste.

Easy to drink after being outside on this warm day, but not my favorite offering from Troegs. I do like how it's not overly sweet like some wheat beers tend to be, definitely boosts the drinkability.

halfP1NT, Apr 21, 2008
Photo of atsprings
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crisp straw yellow with a thin frothy head. Aroma is dominated by bubble gum with some slight citrus hops. The taste is an interesting blend of citrus and lemon with some clove and coriander. The beer is very light and crisp with decent carbonation. This one makes for an enjoyable Summer brew.

atsprings, Apr 19, 2008
Photo of coalcracker
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Gold-orange hazy apperance with fluffy head.

Smell: Wheaty base obvious with accents of lemon, orange.

Taste: Delicate but noticeable wheat base with light lemony/citrus hops. The hops serve well- not intrusive and quite complementary to the wheat.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a medium-body.

Drinkability: Excellent. Very refreshing.

Overall: This is a great Wheat Ale- balanced well and quite tasty. One of the better ones tasted to date.

coalcracker, Apr 16, 2008
Photo of shirfan
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale orange and translucent with an average head.

Smell is slightly estery wheat -- pear and corriander lead the way.

Taste: a good, drinkable brew that defies strict style guidelines. Hints of clove, corriander, pear...yeasty but crisp and dry wheat finish. Full-bodied and tasty yet smooth at the same time.

A very nice summertime beer, but not worthy of a price point above Weihenstephan and Paulaner IMO.

shirfan, Apr 15, 2008
Photo of joezak5
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Poured into a Duvel sniffter; beautiful hazy dark honey color with thick off white head. Good lacing, decent retention.

Smell: Yeasty wheat, dry and straightforward, expect for a slight strofoamish hint in the background.

Mouthfeel: Light body with medium carbonation, very cooling.

Taste: Very dray yeasty wheat with maybe just a bit of lemon; wheat toast on the finish.

Drinkability: An excellent session beer, very crisp and swallow inducing.

joezak5, Apr 15, 2008
Photo of hyland24
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass.

A- Poured a hazy gold yellow with a white foam head that left scattered white speckled lacing throughout the glass.

S- Fruity, lemon citrus with hints of banana typical of this style.

T- Sweet citrus flavor with definite banana and clove. For the first time I actually tasted bubblegum which I have seen mentioned in other reviews but never actually tasted.

MF&D- Light and crisp but still coated the mouth well leaving a nice sticky residue. Very good summertime brew that definitely should be sessioned. Yet another fine selection from Troegs who have yet to let me down. Go out and get their sampler its well worth it.

hyland24, Apr 11, 2008
Photo of Metalmonk
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour included a vigorous swirl to bring the yeast/sediment into the glass, and it's a really good looking thing: hazed golden-yellow like pineapple/peach juice and a creamy, fluffy head that sticks around for the duration.

Aroma is yeast-leaning, something that reminds of a Belgian pale ale or witbier, with lighter-colored tropical/citrus fruits and soft breadiness giving depth.

Flavor is wonderful, and will be an excellent choice for summer drinking. Has elements of Juicy Fruit gum, banana, pear, peach, fresh-baked bread. An accessible, subtle yeastiness rounds it out. Slight pucker in the finish, with the wheat also riding through at this stage.

Mouthfeel balances soft texture and lightness of weight with bristling carbonation.

Gets points right away for not even trying to sell itself as a hefe-weizen. As an unfiltered wheat ale from the U.S. it's one of the finest in its field (as far as my tastings have taken me so far anyway). Crazy drinkable.

Metalmonk, Apr 05, 2008
Photo of Gmann
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color with a nice pure white head that left some nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is pretty spot on for a wheat ale, even siding towards the hefe side. It has a nice spice profile, with some banana scents as well. The taste is light and crisp, with notes of banana, spice, and lemon. It is nice to see an American wheat ale have some spice flavor characteristics. The feel is fairly light, with active carbonation; finishes quite neutral. A very nice easy drinking wheat brew, with a good flavor profile. This brew earns extra marks as an American Wheat brew. As a hefe, it would probably be middle of the road.

Gmann, Mar 30, 2008
Photo of PhageLab
2.03/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a weizen glass.

A - Pale yellow coloration, transparent, hmm, unfiltered? Could have fooled me. Thin soapy head, not much lacing left behind.

S - The aroma of lemon juice fills the nose. That is all.

T - Banana candy with a lemon backing. Bland and one sided, there isn't much here. I know it's not supposed to be a german style hefeweizen, but come on, give me something.

M - Light bodied, sharp carbonation, slightly watery consistency.

D - November Golf. No Go. I suppose if you were looking for a high citrus powered alternative to lemonade that had an abv, this would suit you well. Otherwise don't bother.

PhageLab, Mar 20, 2008
Photo of wardough
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a murky light brown. Highly carbonated. Strange, but almost no head retention.
S: Awesome for the style. Banana. Cloves. Yeast. Wow, this is nice.
T: Wheaty, followed by cloves and a little fruity esters.
M: Highly carbonated. Nice for the style.
D: With a low ABV, this is a very drinkable beer. I would gladly drink this as a session.

wardough, Mar 08, 2008
Photo of Kolsch
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just put this on my draft system and I am impressed. I really like Penn Brewery's Wheat beer and think it is one of the top German Wheat Beers made in the US. I will say that this ranks right up there with Penn.

Taste is Coriander, Lemon and Banana and very drinkable. Troegs does a excellent job of interpreting the style. May replace Prima Pils as my summer beer.

Kolsch, Mar 08, 2008
Photo of marcpal
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into sam uber glass thing from the troegs sampler pack.

A: Decent head and you can tell from the haze that its unfiltered. Orange/yellow made an attractive pour.

S: Bananas and vanilla. Agree with others in terms of being reminiscent of fat tire. The lemon and spiciness were crisp on the nose.

T: Lemon peel, banana and tons of bubblegum The spices are pleasant and very much of a German hefe with a bit more sweetness. Very good.

M: Light and airy, again crisp. smooth mouthfeel.

D: Through the roof, this may be my new summer beer of choice. Cant think of a food this wouldnt go well with.

Top notch stuff again from Troegs. This is a style I have come to appreciate more and really enjoy this one.

marcpal, Mar 08, 2008
Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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