Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,701
Reviews: 607
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 52
Gots: 166 | 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 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
4.63/5  rDev +24.5%
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
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
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
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
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
3.98/5  rDev +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
4.65/5  rDev +25%
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
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Photo of dmamiano
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very hazey straw color, with no head but ample carbonation.
Husky, wheaty in the nose. Sweet, hints of clove and banannas.
Taste is nice. Once again dominated by wheat malts and yeast. Very "yeasty" on the palate, but in a good way.
Funny, I always think this style taste very Belgianesque.

Photo of UDbeernut
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle poured into standard pint glass

a: straw yellow, cloudy this is an unfiltered beer. 1/2" head with slight retention

s: wheat and spice

t: crisp taste, clove, wheat, yeast, spice

m&d: light mouthfeel, slightly chewy, finished very dry. A good beer.


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

I am not much of a Wheat beer fan but this beer is a pleasant surprise. Decent banana flavors and hints of cloves. The color is a pale golden yellow. Not overly bubbly as you sometimes find with Whit beers. the taste is well balanced as well. There is hints of citrus that goes well with the rest of the beer. summer or winter this is a good beer to drink

Photo of hoppheadIPA
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a fluffy white head. I'm hit with crisp clean aromas of bannana and oranges. Tastes excellent. Bannana and orage zesty flavor. Very clean and refreshing. Dinkability is rather high due to the refreshing taste. It's outstanding. I just wish I could get this at home in FL. I could definatly drink these on a hot summer day.

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

Now this is the 1st Tröegs brew, thanks to corby112 for this unexpected treat...

Appearance is a very light hazy pale yellow. It produced almost no head with pretty decent lacing.

Smell was of wheat, clove, and spices (smells belgian). I was expecting more bannana but only got a hint.

Very crisp and almost lemon grass on the tounge. Again, clove,spices, and bannana. Very nice.

with the 4.8abv i could probably drink this all night and enjoy everyone. Great session brew. Too bad we don't get Tröegs in Maine. Tröegs you should deffinatly do something about this, we'd love to have ya!

Photo of ellflle
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The head was white and smooth, about an inch, subsiding moderately. The body is golden and clear. It's classed as an unfiltered wheat, but doesn't look murky or harbor floaties, at least this bottle. Aroma was crisp, almost cidery, clean. The first sip was almost all bubbles. On about the third sip, the carbonation is moderating to a smoother texture. Clean sweet and fruity first impression, spicy aftertaste. Very darned nice.
Second bottle, same six pack, poured between smaller glasses (so the sediment was disturbed): cloudy and with almost no foam, but still delicious.
So handling and pouring are critical to the appearance. The taste, smell, and drinkability are still superior.

Photo of Voonder
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear ligth yellow with almost no head at all. Smell - wheat, clove, banana. Taste - wheaty with come orange aromas (very light). Crisp, well balanced, very light. Typical wheat beer, but above average and has very clean taste. It is very drinkable.
Thanks a lot Sean!

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

Bottle courtesy of hopdog. Cloudy yellow color with a soft white head with very good lacing and retention. I get lemon and clove in the nose as well as a little bit of a spice I can't put my finger on. Taste is full of yeast and bread; a little bit of clove. Higher than medium carbonation and medium bodied. Good drinkable beer. I'd drink this again.

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

Reviewed 8/3/08. Bottle, bottled 6/3/08. Pours a cloudy, hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma nice and bready with the usual hefe spices. Flavor is sweet and lemony initially with a spicy and bready/wheaty finish. Some light fruits (esp. banana) emerge as the beer warms. Solid hefe, super drinkable, and delicious. Easily a session beer.
7/4/8/4/15 (3.8/5)

Photo of lured2fish
2.53/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I bought a single bottle of this beer at Belmont Party Supply in Dayton, OH. Poured into a standard pint glass

A - Hazy yellow with very little head.

S - Citrusy, clean smell.

T - Dissapointed in this area. It seemed watered down and lacky any substance.

M - Very light and watery.

D - Low ABV and little aftertaste let this beer drink easily, but left a lot to be desired.

Maybe I got an old bottle? I forgot to check to see if there was a freshness date, but regardless this beer did rank highly for me. Doubtful I would buy it again.

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

A - Pours a hazy yellow color with a foamy white head that retains and sticks to the glass on the way down

S - Bananas and citrus scents

T - Great wheat taste with a hint of hops and lemons and bananas

M - Light bodied and medium carbonation

D - Great beer, very light with a great taste

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours from the bottle a pale, hazy yellow with 1/4 inch of head that dissipates and laces down the glass leaving a thin layer on the surface.

Smell is yeasty, with hints of banana and spices.

Taste is light up front with wheat/yeast and slight hops in the middle with a nice bite of spice on the finish.

Mouthfeel is light, refreshing with lingering bite.

Pretty drinkable if you like weizens.

Photo of BeerTruth
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this single at Party Source.

12 oz. bottle poured in a standard pint glass. Bottled 092308.

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a one finger white head that quickly falls to a thin layer of foam. A decent amount of sticky lace remains on the sides of the glass. Smell has a pleasant combination of clove, banana, and some light citrus hops. A good dose of yeasty bread tickles the nose as well. A very refreshing aroma. Taste begins with spicy lemongrass and banana bread. Light citrus hops midway with a dash of fresh ground pepper. A bit of a watered down aftertaste, but what's there is mostly clove and wheat. A very light body with a crisp feel and aggressive carbonation. Definitely a session beer and glad to see they make it year round. But come summer, I'm grabbing a Southern Tier Hop Sun instead, just a hoppier version of the style.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a cloudy, pale straw color with a fluffy white head that left a modest rim lacing.

S: lemons, bananas, wheat, and light cloves, no surprises here.

T: The initial flavor had some sour citrus and yeastiness along with a light wheaty flavor. Thee was a slight dry caramel sweetness that seemed a bit odd and out of place per style.

M: lightly carbonated, with some crewy and creaminess from the wheat.

D: Worth a try, not your traditional wheat flavor, unique.

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