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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,742
Reviews: 612
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 53
Gots: 213 | 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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Ratings: 1,742 | Reviews: 612
Photo of sarahspat
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a hazy, tawny yellow-orange with a minimal, quickly dissipating white head. No lacing to speak of.

The nose is mostly just cloves, but it's nice.

Cloves are also predominant on the palate, with some great complementary banana undertones. Crisp, clean finish.

Dream Weaver is medium-bodied and smooth. Good carbonation.

This brew is incredibly easy-drinking, even for someone who doesn't normally drink wheat beers, like me. Another solid offering from Troegs.

Photo of kels
4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Bright straw yellow with a 1/2 finger of white filmy head that fades to a skim immediately with bunches of white bubbles. It is slightly hazy with good carbonation.

Smell: Chewy yeasty malts, sticky wheat and slight tart, lemony hops.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Taste is full of yeast and dry wheat, tartness is slight and refreshing and tastes like sweet lemons. Slightly toasted malts. The feel is very bright, well-carbonated and light - quite refreshing.

Drinkability: Very high - would be perfect on a hot summer day.

Photo of degerbah
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured clear yellow (standard for a wit) with plenty of head. Aroma is of coriander and other spices. The head dissapears quickly without leaving much residue on the side of the glass.

The taste is almost all spices, very reminiscent of hoegaarden. Refreshing and complicated at the same time. In this case, the beer tastes exactly like it smells. Refreshing with a spicy aftertaste, a little heavy on the additional flavoring for my taste, but very tasty.

The only thing preventing me from buying more of this beer is that I can get Hoegaarden for about the same price, and I like it a little more. This is a more than adequate wheat, and worth drinking again.

Photo of OnThenIn
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A very cloudy beer that is a orange yellow color and a very small head.

Smell: There is a great deal of clove and yeast in the nose with some citrus in there.

Taste: There is some clove and some banana flavor. Some lemon flavor in this beer as well. You can also taste wheat in this beer which helps thicken out the flavor.

Mouthfeel: It is nicely fully carbonated with medium/light body.

Drinkability: This is a very nice session beer that I thoroughly enjoyed, but it didn't blow me away. I think I will most likely pick up a sixer of this next time I see it, but I am not going to go out of my way for this beer.

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

Clove pretty much predominates with this beer. It pours a cloudy pale color with not much head and no lacing. The nose is ... clove, maybe some sweetish citrusy florals in the orange family of fruits. The beer has the slight smoothness of a wheat beer, the smoothed over grainy malts, some orangey flavors, the slightly tangy citrus bite is present too. This is a pretty watery beer, not overly sweet, enough of a bite to keep it interesting, but overall too thin to warrant greater consideration.

Photo of Reagan1984
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fluffy whipped egg white head tops a bright gold beer. Sparse carbonation slowly wises to the top. Beer is clear until you introduce the sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Nice and hazy after that.

Aroma is bright, fresh, doughy, yeasty and a touch of clove.

Another nice effort from Troeg's. I think this is the last beer in their line-up that I've tried. All are very strong with the exception of the Rugged trail Nut Brown. Bright, refreshing Clove, Banana, sourdough bread flavor. Touch of citrus. Light hop bitterness towards the end.

Body is light and yet there is a definite texture to the beer. Presumably from the yeast. Not quite chalky, but almost a powder in the beer. This is not a bad thing.

Very drinkable, nice session brew!

Well done. A good one for spring and summer.

Photo of LyonsHead
2.52/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours an opaque yellow with a cloudy haze. Little white head that was gone within seconds.

S: best part of the beer. Smells very fruity, notes. of citrus such as orange and lemon zest. subtle wheat smell

T: overpowering fruity esters. orange and lemon really take over the pallet, very subtle wheat and it ends with a lingering grassy note. It not very complex and really not impressive at all

M: Very thin, slick feel. again, not impressed

D: To me this beer really missed. The water-thin mouthfeel combined with overpowering fruit and grass left me rather unimpressed. I probably won't be reaching for another any time soon.

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

Barely hazy yellow with a loose white head. Very wheaty, lemony aroma with some banana and cloves. Light and very dry with a mild bitter orange flavour. Somewhat metallic and quite wheaty. Clean and crisp, easy drinking and very refreshing. Excellent summer beer.

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

Poured a cloudy straw color with a 1 finger head that disippated quickly and left minimal lacing.

Smells of clove/wheat/spice/banana

Taste is of wheat spice with a hint of mint and some banana that stays in the nose.

A pretty light medium/high carbonated smooth beer that finishes clean. It is a good spring and summer brew. It definitely has its own unique flavor that sets it apart.

Photo of wofat
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slighly cloudy lemon yellow with a quickly disapating crop of white foam. Little lacing in this example.

S - Slight floral and banana. Tempting but light.

T - A mild tannin and yeast bitterness is pervasive, mingling with slight clove, lemon, and banana flavors. A light and inviting tartness is also evident, giving way in the aftertaste to the mild bitterness and pepper.

M - Moderate fullness due to a nice carbonation and full flavor.

D - Quite quaffable, I think I'll be having another.

O - This is a surprisingly nice example of the style. The yeast leaves some quite complex flavors that I typically don't expect from American brewery in this style.

Photo of bsend
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Received a standard pint from my server.

Appearance: Beer is a hazy yellow to golden color with served to me with a 1 finger white head. Holding the glass up to the window, there was decent scattering of light.

Smell: Wonderful spice, lemon and other aromatics that remind me of a hefe.

Taste: Much more under the hood here than your standard wheat beer. Mixes of zesty spice and lemon play well together on the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and crisp. Decent carbonation.

Drinkability: Perfect time for the summer. Light body, and flavor make this go down great. Keep these coming.

Final Thoughts - Second entry of Troegs that I had and I enjoy it quite a bit. Wonderful beer for the summer. I can see myself visiting this brew more often if it ever makes it into stores around here.

Photo of mltobin
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at some random bodega in the East Village.

light bright yellow color, small head, nice looking wheat beer.
smells of orange, and a faint sweetness.
This tastes very good, a nice refreshing wheat beer, perfect on a warm day, like today !
Mouthfeel is easy and crisp, with citrus present.
An above average wheat beer, will buy again.

Photo of smcolw
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Unfiltered cloudiness; light golden color. Spotty lace, one-finger lace that dies to a thin bubble level.

Strong wheat aroma. Low-level yeast.

Wheat flavored (naturally), but relatively mild taste. Subtle lemon citrus. Smooth body, but it has a peppery finish in both the flavor and the carbonation. Not a complex wheat ale but it does hit all of the expectations.

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

More of a hefe/APWA hybrid with subdued banana and clove. Pours orange and cloudy. Hints of wheat grains and fruity yeast esters in the nose. Taste is balanced, light malt and wheat flavors, bready taste with good hop bite. Medium body and carbonation level. Slightly dry finish and solid drinkability. It has the best of both styles and doesn't have any off-putting medicinal qualities like the prototypical hefe like Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. Troegs hasn't disappointed me yet.

Photo of iuhoosier336
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. The color is a light and hazy yellow, very foggy, looks pretty tasty. About a finger of head with some lacing around the glass. The nose is of citrus. The taste is also of citrus followed by the wheat. A pretty good beer especially for the price, I bought troegs variety pack with this in it for like $35 so you really can't beat it.

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured into a weizen glass. Pours a cloudy bright yellow color with a nice thick white heading.

Smell is spicey upfront with some banana and a kind of bubblegum smell.

Taste is spicey, all coriander,yeasty as well and camomile ???

Mouth is watery but overcarbonated. Still a bit spicey on the palate.

Drink is ok but with the ridiculius spice I really couldn't drink anymore than two.

Way too much corriander and spice it just ruined it for me.

Edit: 4/30/11. It has been two years now and I bought another variety case from Troegs for the summer. My oh my how the tastebuds change. This beer in which I did not like two years ago I have grown quite fond of recently. Very tasty and not shy about it's heavy spices. Such a treat on a nice sunny spring or summer day. Drink up.

Photo of mempath
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a cloudy bright honey-straw with deep white-ish head...laces nicely, settles relatively quickly. occasional carbonation bubbles detach from the bottom and ascend to their death...

smell is a massive tsunami of yeasty lemon spritz. sour citrus curd.

taste is a very pronounced spice mix that is oddly not near as sweet as it is a mellow, herbal melding. not a favorite style for this hophead, but this is a refreshing change.

mouthfeel is light and rather crisp. the seeming high carbonation keeps this heady mix quick and not thick (thankfully).

more drinkable than i would imagine. again, not what i prefer, but this is another obvious quality Troegs brew. plan to use one bottle for an interesting beer bread experiment.

edit note:
returning to this and not much change in the impression and opinion. the more i get to know the Troeg lineup, i think they need to bump up the extreme level a bit. they already have with (yes, a totally different brew) Nugget Nectar. as much as i love yunegling and saranac, alot of Troegs are becoming, to me, comparable to two breweries outputs. alot of good, more than decent beers. but to stay on the map of true craft, let's focus on what is done best. extreme and/or true craft beers that jump out and stake their claim for more than just a moment, fleeting or not. don't let the one-dimensional brews outweigh your few hyperdimensional ones!

Photo of phantomwyse
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a very hazy raw honey color. It has this dazzling swirl effect when held up directly after a pour. It's quite entrancing. Fluffy pure white head leaves minimal lacing.

S: Oranges, coriander, all-spice, dry hay, just a whiff of yeast.

T: Orange rind and all of the above spices. Simple, yet pleasurable. Really flirting with the standard wit taste.

M: Creamy and medium bodied, leaves off almost dry.

D: An easy drinker, perfect for those warm weather days soon to come.

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

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip.

A- cloudy, bright orange color. Head is surprisingly thin and falls fairly quickly.

S- yeast and bready malt. Smells like that certain yeast smell that all Unibroue beers share, to be honest. Certainly not the most aromatic wheat beer I've had, but fairly average.

T- juicy, light, sweet, orangy flavor on top of a wheat-yeast flavor. Bubblegum flavor is also noticeable. Swallow is clean, aftertaste is slightly juicy and gummy. All-in-all, this is a fairly good, orangy version of a wheat beer.

M- light, somewhat crisp, creamy and cleansing.

D- pretty good, if you like wheat beers. I know some people don't, for some reason, but I do, and while this isn't amazing, it is a very solid, drinkable, flavorful entry. Would buy again.

Photo of williamherbert
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big hazy, sunny yellow color. Puffy, pillowy head. Lots of carbonation. Hazy and misty. Awesome for style.

The smell is lemon, orange and a mild citrus hop. Spicy like a nice fruit. Adds needed spicy balance to the citrus. More spicy (Belgianish) as it warms.

The taste is very spicy on the front end, almost like a Belgian ale. Balanced at the back by sweet citrus fruit (orange/coriander). Sour at the swallow like lemon. Solid.

The feel is thick and chewy for a hefe. Has a nice spicy/citrusy bite at the swallow. A really nice, substantial and challenging for a hefe. Damn nice.

Photo of IMincedTheKing
3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange-yellow with almost no head.

It smells of wheat, yeast, and indistinct citrus. The flavor is very pale. A bit of wheat and a lot of bubblegum. It's a little thin in the mouth, but not too carbonated.

Definitely an easy-drinking brew, but not at the top of my list.

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

Bottle poured into my Weizen glass produced a good white head that goes to a thick lace. The body of the brew was a hazy straw yellow in color.

Aromas of bananas and wheat are right upfront in this brew. I also got some nice coriander in the nose as well. The flavors are tropical fruity and a light spice as well (coriander). This brew is extremely light and crisp in the mouth.

I highly drinkable wheat beer I can see I'll grab a few more of these this summer. Great brew Tröegs

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

Grapefruit skin dotted with microscopic sized bubbles. A pillow of head formed instantly from the pour although it's now heavily napping, even swirling won't completely awaken it. There is a hazy screen that clouds up the appearance. Although it blurs complexion it certainly does not darken it - the beer is brightly coloured and appears quite refreshing.

Perhaps this should be listed as a "white" beer as opposed to "wheat" beer? It shouldn't take a connoisseur to note the inclusion of spices and fruit zest that is trademark of a Belgian style witbier (as oppose to the grainy, hop filled bouquet of an American wheat). The aroma is rammed with light honey-like sweetness, lemon zest, citrus and clove spice.

Upon further inspection, this may be more similar to a German style hefeweizen (for those keeping tabs on style guidelines). The flavour is pleasantly sweet and touts fruity notes of under-ripe melon and a vividly discernible flavour of banana. The yeast is suggestively spicy and light hints of clove and white pepper are also noted.

The Munich and Pils malts impart a bready, sweet and biscuity component where as the wheat provides the impression of straw and grains; the two balance wonderfully together. A cautious use of Noble hops lend just a faint earthy character. It is an effective combination of dry, tart and sweet. This is a wonderfully crafted weisse beer!

Although the nose initially had me think of a Belgian witbier, the first sip left me no doubt that the aim here was a classic, Southern German specialty. The array of flavours, from spicy clove to fruity banana and from bready malt to crisp straw wheat, provides all the components needed to make a quenching, delicious wheat beer. Thanks DrJay!

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

A - Pours a hazy golden color with a mild fizzy head that disappates fairly rapidly. Not

S - Some ripe bananas, a stong caramel malty sweetness, almost no bitterness. Some twang from the banana.

T/M - Strong wheat flavor. The banana doesn't come in so strong at first, but comes out rather nicely, not too strong. A little spiciness rounds it out. Not heavy at all, doesn't leave a bad feel in your mouth. Solid.

D - Very drinkable. Good mouthfeel, mellow taste. Low alcohol.

Photo of OldYoda
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle into my trusty standard Troeg's pint glass. Pours a hazy gold with a modest head and some residual lacing. Not an unattractive beer in any way.

Smell is wheat and citrus with minimal hops. Not overpowering at all, very pleasant.

Taste is a little weak for my taste, but pretty much a classic wheat beer.

Mouthfeel is crisp but smooth.

Drinkability is fine at this ABV, could see myself with a couple of these on a warm summer evening.

Another very nice beer from the Trogner brothers.

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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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