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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
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1,715 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,715
Reviews: 608
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 54
Gots: 186 | 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:
Beer added by: blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004

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Photo of Clydesdale
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Photo of tittymcj
2.45/5  rDev -34.1%
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.

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.

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.

Photo of NEhophead
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color with a small little head to it.. some decent lacing to it as well. Taste is very spicy, lots of clove and banana type of tastes. This could really pass for a Hefeweizen with its taste and mouthfeel. I find these type of styles to be commonly unbalanced but I thought this was pretty balanced actually. Nice body and mouthfeel to it, great drinkability. Not too crazy about wheat beers but Troegs made a pretty solid one here.

Photo of bowersdm
2.28/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A - the piss from a dehydrated person. that's the best way to describe it. no head at all.

S - yeast, wheat, bananas, spices. the spices seemed to predominant (weird, I know.)

T - spices (cloves for sure), yeast, wheat (with that classic wheat tang), and a banana touch, but not as much as in the nose. the spices overpowered the wheat and made this beer taste awful, just awful. drain-pour.

M - I'm honestly not sure. i didn't write it down at the time.

D - never. again.

Photo of tigg924
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: orange yellow, cloudy, medium head, medium carbonation

Smell: wheat, banana, and vanilla

Taste: This one follows the smell wheat, banana, and vanilla

Mouthfeel: smooth, with a tart middle, and sweet finish--medium bodied

Drinkability: I would have this again...This is a decent wheat, similar to some German wheat beers I have had

Photo of cpn920
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy pale yellow with a nice billowing head.
Smells of lemon, clove, and obviously wheat.
Taste follows smell with the addition of pepper and slight sourness on the finish. Very refreshing.
Mouthfeel is good with nice carbonation.
Drinkability is very good although more so in the summer I would imagine. I prefer a German wheat anyday to an American version but this is an enjoyable beer and worth seeking out IMO.

Photo of SLeffler27
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A fluffy cloud of three fingers drifts over a slightly hazy, pale yellow to straw ale with some carbonation. The head drops fairly quickly, leaving a spattering of lace.

The aroma is that of fresh-cut straw, with some floral notes and a tad yeasty. Subtle ripe banana is also present in this moderately complex, yet not surprising, wheat ale.

Flavor follows the aroma. All quite subdued, with some bitterness rising in a quick finish of lemon. As it warms, pears and some pepper reveal themselves.

There is no noticeable alcohol in this medium-bodied wheat ale with soft carbonation.

Dream Weaver is a real thirst quencher. Great for a party when you don't want to keep track and has enough complexity to be interesting.

A couple of years ago, a friend told me how much he liked this one. I sought it out, eventually finding it in New Jersey last summer. While my enthusiasm is somewhat lower than his, Dream Weaver is certainly worth finding for yourself and adding it to you lineup of party faithful.

Photo of BigIrishman
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Straw yellow but very cloudy, white head with little retention, decent amount of lace.

Smell: Fruity with a tarty hint to it, some floral hops present.

Taste: Same fruit but not as many intangibles as the nose suggested.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp and pretty good.

Drinkabillity: Easy to throw a couple back but the flavor wears on you.

Notes: This beer reminds me of Weyerbacher's Merry Monks without the huge burst of flavor that comes through on that beer. Still good though.

Photo of Yetiman420
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard 12 oz pint glass at a refreshingly cool temp (after some Wii snowboarding).

Extremely slight haze. I was expecting a bit more from an unfiltered wheat. Very little head.

Spicy aroma - almost seemed like a heffe at first with a touch of bananna/clove.

Clean and spicy finish. Went down quickly and would certainly enjoy it more outside on a warm summer day.

Photo of aubuc1
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 12 oz bottle in to a tulip glass

pours a cloudy hazy orange dream with a white head.

smell of apple and spices

taste is clean, but chalky and somewhat metallic. bananna in the back

mouthfeel is sort of thin and the flavor never comes together

disapointed in this troegs offering.

Photo of waughbrew
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy light mustard (not yellow mustard, but a dijon) with a healthy head with creamy lacing that is impressive and appetizing. A bit of a sulfur aroma combined with spicy phenolicsalways makes me think of hot dogs, so thus far this beer seems like it would be a good choice for a cookout! Some banana. Lightly sweet, smooth medium carbonation. Crisp and refreshing, this is a well-done beer in a middle-of-the-road style. If it is around, I will happily have it, but I won't necessarily seek it out again.

Photo of scootny
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice American Pale Wheat. Straw colored gold brew with a large head and very good retention. Nice amount of lacing. Cloudy from the yeast with no carbonation visible.

Smell is of light banana and lemon. A nice amount of wheat malt. A touch of clove.

Taste is clean banana and clove. Wheat malt core. Light lemon as well. A bit of tart apples. The clove leads into medical phenolic aspect as well as an astringent, mild hoppiness in the finish. Finish also includes light peppery spiciness with more clove and wheat malt twanged bread.
Phenolic band aid is a little strong.

Mouth is nicely carbonated and smooth.

Drinkability is quite nice. A solid go to for hot days.

Good for the style. A definite German leaning, but certainly not to be confused with a hefe.

Photo of taez555
4.64/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer pours a cloudy pale yellow body with a thick slightly muted white head.

Nose is simply amazing. Pure German Weis beer. Extremely strong yeast, banana, clove, lemon citrus peel, tropical fruit, wheat and even some caramel malt smells. Wow... this is an American wheat? Smells like beers I had in Munich.

Taste follows right all the same lines as the nose. Light to medium bodied with a nice wheat beer viscosity. Wheaty and yeasty, with the perfect classic german wheat yeast strain. Again, lots of fruit, bubble gum, cloves, coriander, spices, lemon, some other tropic citrus fruits. Hops are kept to bare minimum, and only poke through to balance either the spices or malt background. Ends with a lingering wheat/yeast kick.

With the exception of some Brewpub wheats, this is hands down the best bottled American wheat beer I have ever had. I might actually prefer this is over some German staples like paulaner. Most american wheats under represent the malt and overdo the hops. This is in perfect balance. Damn.

Photo of gameface23
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy/cloudy gold with a white head. The smell is pretty nice: Yeast, spices (coriander, lemon zest, clove) and a wheaty breadiness. The taste is similar, with a sharp yeast taste hitting first and transitioning into a spice finish. The mouthfeel is very nice and feels like a wheat beer should. Drinkability is good: under 5% alcohol. A great session beer for a hot summer day.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep yellow color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is full of wheat along with bananas, lemon, light malts, some spice and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is nicely balanced with a hearty wheat flavor complimented by flavors of lemon, spices and bananas. There's a thin malt character and a mild hops presence which are exactly what you'd expect from the style. The after-taste is bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not filling at all, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent refreshing beer that fits into the "lawnmower beer" role but overall is worth drinking for a whole evening.

Photo of Duhast500
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass

The color is a really hazy and dense orange/yellow with a slight white head.

The smell is a strong wheat flavor, with some hops and malt flavor. A few hints of orange and lemon.

The taste is fruity, a good orange, lemon, and a little grapefruit flavors with some bitterness on the way down. Hints of malt, and hops as well.

This beer has a nice finish to it. A nice crisp feel and is really good for a warm summer day.

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

A- Pale yellow-brown and cloudy as hell! Loose white head... little lacing.

S- Yeasty spice and fruit, cardboardish oaky hint here and there, typically wheaty banana/ plantain, mainly crusty but raw dough also.

T- Slightly Sour fruit (melon) Hinted clove, Heavy on bread notes with a toasty finish.

M- very light Carbonation. think 2% milk.

D- typical Wheat drinkability. Probably would have rated even better on a hot summer day, so I'll probably revisit this one. Very very well balanced.

Photo of theghost3
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dream Weaver pours a light, slightly hazy golden color with a thin white head. Minimal lacing. Smell is strongly wheat with some spiciness & a hint of banana. Taste is surprisingly peppery with wheat, yeast & banana. Mouthfeel is crisp at first & ends dry. This is a very sessionable beer. It also goes great with spicy Tex-Mex.

Photo of JamesS
4.62/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a great wheat beer. Nice hazy deep straw/sun color, with copper hints, good head and lacing for a wheat ale. Great scent, hints of pepper, mostly banana, nice straw/wheat aromas in there as well. Awesome taste, the best banana tinted wheat ale I've had, it doesn't go overboard but it's definitely there; nice estery flavor, good wheat characteristics, clean and crisp. Goes down fine, an awesome wheat ale.

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

I usually save the wheat beers for Spring and Summer, but I was given this from a co-worker to try. Cool label, and upon close inspection, you can see the word Troegs in the tree branches.

Poured a cloudy straw color. Being an unfiltered wheat, I like to leave a little beer in the bottle, swirl gently, and pour the leftover yeasty offerings that are stuck to the bottom of the bottle.

The smell is somewhat yeasty, with some banana, citrus, and spice. Taste of clove, banana, citrus, nice carbonation. Light and refreshing with a dry finish. Good session beer, and a good representation for the style.

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

My first Troegs beer here pours out a hazy golden wheat color, these APWA's always look like Belgian Wits, hazy, very liht color, light, foamy head to match. off to a decent start.
Ive come to accept that all that delicious,musty,banana-clove aromas I love so much in my Hefeweizen's will never be found in this style, lets see whats to offer here. Actually a good deal of citric mustiness on deck, yeasts,bit of a hay like smell, nice balance of aromas for only a 4.8% beer.
The taste,dissapointedly,falls a little short of the aroma. Flavors are a bit watery. All the mustiness,citrus found in the nose is there, just a bit distant and hard to pick apart. Yeasts, citrus, and malt all become slightly muddled together. Finish is light, and clean, not long and kinda dirty like in a Hefe.
Mouthfeel is light-medium,delicate,and overall well balanced for this style.
This is not my favorite style of a wheat ale by a long shot. Give a good Dunkleweizen or Belgian Wit anyday, but I want to be fair to all. For this style,this is a solid beer. Not mind blowingly-conceptually groundbreaking,but then again, everything doesn't have to be. This is well constructed and a good intro to people who haven't tried "beer" yet. I would reccommend this to a Bud drinker anyday.

Photo of SirChugsAlot
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Zapata for this one.

Pours a hazy straw color with minimal head and no retention or lacing

Smells of bananas, and spices (oh here we go)

Taste.... yep taste like belgian. pretty smooth, but i'm not a big fan of belgians. The bananas aren't too overpowering which is good to me.

Mouth is decent with ample carbonation, light and crisp. Not bad.

Drinkability is.... meh. I'm not a huge fan, but i'd have one about once a month. Looking forward to other beers from Tröegs, but this isn't my style.

Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,715 ratings.