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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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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

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Beer added by: blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004

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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.

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.

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.

Photo of Kolsch
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Photo of marcpal
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

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

Poured an attractive hazy golden color with nice fluffy white head that stayed for a while. Aroma was sweet and dominated by the banana. Flavor was of banana and clove. Mouthfeel was great. This was a very easy drinker and tasted like a legitimate German Hefeweizen.

Photo of ffejherb
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle into shaker pint glass on 2/17/08.

A - Hazy, unfiltered golden body with very slim white head that quickly disintegrated into a thin film.

S - Spicy Belgian yeast with hints of clove, cinnamon and coriander. Some banana notes and bubblegum sweetness, but the nose is primarily spicy. Some citrus notes in the back as well.

T - Sweet up front with a slight bubblegum flavor and some banana. Spicy in the middle with traces of cinnamon, clove and pepper. Finishes with some yeasty spiciness and bready maltiness.

M - Medium bodied with a fairly chewy texture. Lively carbonation provides some tongue prickle. Finishes rather spicy on the tongue and slightly bitter in the back of the throat.

D - Pretty solid wheat beer that's actually quite complex. I'm able to pull out a lot of specific, yet varied, flavors, aromas and textures. Nice offering from Troegs, as usual.

Photo of nrpellegrini
2.66/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured to pint glass.

A: cloudy pale yellow, 1 finger fast thinning white head
S: citrus windex, lemon chemicals
T: hard carbonated bite, lemon chemicals, clean finish
M: decent, fairly smooth
D: ok

This beer smelled like it should say, "Warning, keep away from mouth and eyes, if it comes in contact rise thoroughly."
... It kinda tasted like it smelled, I felt like there was windex in the beer.

Photo of aerozeppl
4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A: Great cloudy wheat appearance. 1/2 finger of white head with some lacing.

S: Great wheat smell. Coriander. Citrus. Some yeast in the back as well.

T: Again this is just about a perfect classic example of an American wheat beer. Everything you would want is there. Tons of wheat. Some banana and clove. Hints of the yeast. Very crisp tasting as well.

M: Med body but it is slightly watery. This is the Achilles heel of this beer.

D: I could drink this all day and now that Troegs is in NY I can. Amazing session beer.

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

Cloudy yellow with bright white, rocky foam. Decent head retention with a bit of lacing. Banana and lemon in the aroma, along with a bit of clove. Same in the flavour along with crackery wheat and bread. Nice texture, smooth body with lively carbonation. Great drinkability. Solid and tasty.

Photo of bboven
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dirty yellow cloudy body. The head fizzles out to nothing very quickly, but there is some lacing if you swirl it up a bit.

Big yeast and citrus aroma, as it should be.

This is where things get weird. It's got huge flavor and thickness for such a low ABV, and I can feel the alcohol warmth in my throat. It's more like a Belgian Strong in that way, though.

High but smooth carbonation, a little more coating than you'd expect.

A big, flavorful wheat with a tiny ABV that will make you feel like you're drinking something big. Perfect for when you don't want the buzz associated with something that comes corked and caged.

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

poured a 12 ounce brown bottle into a pilsner glass. nice fluffy head. the aroma of wheat beers are the reason i keep coming back and this one does not dissapoint. smells like summer. sweet citrusy, smells of yeast and wheat bread, after swirling it in the glass i picked up some banana, and spice. feels very balanced in the mouth and tastes of citrus fruits and spices. easy to drink, great cookout beer.

Photo of msubulldog25
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up this 12 oz. bottle at Martin Wine Cellar in Metairie, La, on my way out of NO last month. Bottle date 082907 printed on the neck; poured to pint.

A: Poured 11 oz. to the glass, swirled the last oz. of yeasty goodness and dumped into what was a fairly clear, golden-hued beer. The end result: a milky haze of golden wheat/orange, capped with about 1/2 finger of fizzy white head. Ample rising carbonation.

S: Lightly sweet aroma of cloves and banana with plenty of yeasty wheat.

T: The same banana and clove esters cover a lightly toasted breadiness. A little twist of lemon with a light grassy hop profile. balance is good between the two, resulting in a clean ale that resembles a German hefeweizen pretty well.

M: Crisp and light carbonation. Body is light-medium - perhaps a little thin-feeling.

D: Easy to drink, quenching wheat ale. Again, this embodies much of what makes the well-made German hefeweizen so wonderful. Certainly one I'd grab again (if it was available in Oregon, this would be a regular...).

Photo of AltBock
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle with a pea/lime green label that has a big black tree in the middle. Not any black tree, this tree has weird twisty branches and two faces at the bottom. I guess it's suppose to be a tree you would find in your dreams or in Sleepy Hollow. If this tree is in your dreams, you got problems and you need to fix them right away! On the far edges of the label is where you'll find the US Government warning, web address, refund values, and barcode. On the neck label is where you can find a description of the beer. A stamped bottled on date can be found on the bottle in between the neck label and main label. My bottled on date was smeared, so I couldn't read it that well.

Appearance: When poured into a Weizen glass, this Tröegs is a hazy lemon yellow that happened to have a massive pillowy head of white foam. After about 5 minutes, the head of foam finally receded. When it did, it didn't leave behind a small white film, it left behind a 1/2 inch head of foam and tons of white sticky lace around the glass.

Smell: The aroma was faint in the beginning, but when it was swirled around, the aroma woke up from its dream. When the aroma woke up, the aroma was then filled with juicy fruit gum, a few drops of perfume, malted wheat, and a few pinches of spices at the end. This beer needs to be swirled around to wake the aroma up.

Taste: The taste is dry and citrusy at the same time and contains malted wheat, a dab of citrus fruits, wheat bread, a few spices, and then it finishes up with some spicy bitter hops. It would have been nice to find some banana in here, but that probably would have made blended in with the spices and would made the bananas spicy. Yuck!

Mouthfeel: It was a light bodied beer that featured an aftertaste of malted wheat, dry citrus fruits, a dab of yeast, and a small touch of spicy hops. The spicy hops didn't linger on, but the malted wheat did. That was odd.

Drinkability: It's not a beer that can be found in dreams and it's not a beer that dreams are made of. In real life, it's just a straight up good wheat beer from the Tröegs brothers. This one had Summer session written all over it.

Photo of CHADMC3
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Troegs Dreamweaver Wheat

· Appearance: Hazy yellow with a light foamy head subsiding to a subtle lacing.
· Aroma: Fruity sweet with straw & wheat.
· Taste: Wheat, spice, and hints of sweet fruit. Also, some noticeable yeast and a little sweet kick in the aftertaste.
· Mouthfeel: Nice and light, yet full of flavor.
· Drinkability: I could put down a few of these, can’t wait to try some with some grilled seafood on a hot summer day. Light and refreshing, easy to drink, and something most people could enjoy. Good Beer!

Photo of dickroop
4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Cloudy pale-straw color, minimal head.
S-Lemony-banana, very enticing. Maybe some cloves. There is complexity to let your imagination play with -- is that 1% flavor note a "burning tire far far upwind in a pine forest"?
T-The flavor is rich, especially if it is at cellar temp and not fridge temp. The banana, lemon, and cloves flavors dominate, but there is also a selzery sourness mid-palate. The finish is gently bitter with some orange peel. Overall pretty yummy.
M-Light body, but thirst quenching, lip-smackin' good, a little malt-sticky.
D-Great drinkability, this just yells "summertime pleasure". Very flavorful and full of mystery. Highly recommended.

Photo of Dodo2step
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I purchased this beer as part of a six pack at Malones Bar and Grill in Harrisburg, PA.

A-Golden Brown in color and clear

S- a wheaty hoppy smell

T- wheaty yet barley like

D-very drinkable and could easily put down a six pack in an evening.

O- i though this beer was one of Troegs finest beers. I live near the brewery and look forward to the tour in March!

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

Bottle into SA glass.

A- Straw, hazy, with a light head that goes quickly.

S- Cloves and banana.

T- Spicy cloves with a bubblegum finish.

M- Light.

D- One of the better wheat beers I have had recently. One does not usually run to a wheat beer this time of year, but I got this beer in a variety case and was glad to have tried it.

Photo of Finn
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy deep yellow with a small amount of white foam which fades quickly.

Aroma: spicy bananas and vanilla

Taste: Smooth, citrusy wheat leads into that classic vanilla/banana ester taste, ending with a tart aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Creamy full mouthfeel,, moderate carbonation for a weissbier.

Drinkability: Very high!

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

This beer has a cloudy golden body with a tall but quickly dissapating head. Theres a strong nose of pepper and coriander supported by a wheaty biscuty malt profile. It starts out tart then moves back and forth through a biscuty almost bready malts and spices. Ending a bit clean on the pallete. Enjoyable.

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

12-oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A = Pours a bright yellow, with hazy translucence but not what I would call cloudy since there's no particulate matter noticeable. Small fine head, with no lacing to speak of. Light carbonation with small bubbles.

S = Refreshing and complex smells of lemon, yeast, rhubarb, ripe fruits, wheat, wet grains, and rainsoaked hay.

T = The same notes picked up in the smell are noticeable in the taste, including light lemon flavors as son as it enters the mouth, moving to the taste of sweet grains at mid-palate and going back to slightly sour in the finish.

M = Light to medium bodied, good carbonation level, medium mouthcoating helps the tartness of the taste really permeate the whole mouth.

D = Very drinkable, not at all overpowering as some wheat ales can be. I like this quite a bit and would recommend.

Photo of clayrock81
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glassand received a small but frothy head that took its time going away but left no lacings. Had a light gold outside with good cloudiness inside, decent citrus smell, not too much, and I would put in the orange class, maybe a hint of pineapple but not too sweet like banana or sour like lemon. The taste is a tad hoppy, the yeast hitting the tongue, but mostly it is a medium-bodied brew that goes down smooth with a sour citrusy taste. I could session this, but I am not a huge fan of this.

Photo of Slynger
4.37/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy pale straw color with just the slightest lean towards tangerine. A fuzzy three finger white head accompanies.
The smell is very nice. Some sweet banana, citrus fruits, esters, and clove. There is also a light green apple tartness which I find quite pleasant. A very balanced and soothing nose.
The taste is slightly sweet of banana, sugared lemon and clove. That mild green apple tartness shows up as well and mixes with a more tart lemon flavor, and some light white pepper spiciness.
Overall, a damn awesome brew.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a minimal white head. Nose is very funky. That spiced and mild banana profile is very much there and is very full. Smells like play-do or clay to me as well. Flavor is pretty full bodied, but seems almost light at the same time. There is not as much of a kick as I was expecting. Are the trademark characteristics there? Yes. Is it wildly interesting and unique? Hmmm. Feel has a fairly full bubble to it and the liquid is good as well. Very drinkable due to it’s smooth nature. Easily a session brew. And definitely worth trying.

Photo of csmiley
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Appears a semi-cloudy yellow color. Got a little less than an inch of head that was gone pretty quick. Lacing was minimal.

S - The typical yeast / wheat aroma hits you first. It comes across as pretty sharp (which I like). There is also a distinct fruity / citus aroma a that could fall under the orange or lemon classification.

T - Taste is not as sharp as expected (compared to aroma). Fruit is more pronounced in the flavor. It is definitely orange. I picked up another sharp spice in the background but could not pin it down to one spice in particular.

M - This beer was medium bodied. Carbonation was a little low for my taste. Finished nice and dry.

D - This was a good spicy wheat beer. Not the best I had but a solid effort. The low alcohol content really adds to the drinkability.

Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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