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DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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1,414 Ratings
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Ratings: 1414
Reviews: 598
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.37%


Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004)
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JPlo

Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Golden color, hazy clarity. Head is diminishing with average lacing.

Aroma: Sweet fruit, wheat, floral

Feel: crisp-smooth, light carbination, light-medium body, finish is quick-average.

Notes: Fruit, wheat flavours. cantalope?, faint orange, other faint fruit flavors.
But fruit is not overkill (i'm not a big fan of fruity beers)
Taste while exhale = excellent. Very refreshing.
One of the best wheat beers i've had.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 18:33:16 | More by JPlo
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden brown with a decent amount of carbonation. Lively beer with carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass. Some lacing is present. Smell is typical wheat beer with a good dose of citrus - more lemon and orange. Taste is consistent with the smell - but the citrus comes through a bit on the sweet side. Would be a good brew for a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 23:01:55 | More by Oakenator
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into tulip. bottled on: 12.18.12. batch # 1203.

A: a pretty hazed orange body. head is bright white and bubbly. retention is reasonable, big spots of frothy head left behind.

S: plenty of esters. lots of pepper. aroma has a very prevalent banana smell. a pretty singular banana aroma as far as fruity department is concerned.

T: vanilla undertones. black peppercorns. a little bit of bubblegum. plenty of chewy wheat. finish is grainy with even more wheat. almost cloying and sticky.

M: the carb is more on the frothy side than the spritely side. chewy and pleasant. light body.

D: a pretty tasty hefe. good summer-time beer for sure, but if you are just in the mood for some very fruity, easy drinking beer, pick some up.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 06:03:20 | More by Jimmys
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RunningFox

Massachusetts

4.81/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pretty and hazy light straw hue with a frothy white half-inch head that settled quickly.

S: Such an interesting experience! Strong sweet floral scent - almost like honeysuckle or jasmine. Entertained myself for awhile trying to figure out the aroma.

T: The floral aroma hung on through the taste, eventually giving way to clear banana with a slightly sour undertone. The light floral showed up again at the finish. Complex and interesting all the way through.

M: A light, refreshing carbonated mouthfeel. I want this one around for summer.

O: I haven't been much impressed by wheat beers to this point - but now I have one that I love.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 01:31:11 | More by RunningFox
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

more than just a wheat beer. this is a saisony brew, funky and fun, drinkable and challenging, a lot of conflicting story lines here. the pour is more clear than cloudy, but with a slight fog to it, golden and pale, with about an inc of white head. the smell is funky yeast, a bit of citrus too. the flavor is lightly toasted wheat malt and lemon zest, but i am missing the characteristic hefeweizen yeast with clove and banana. instead i taste something a little more wild and untame, peppery and grassy, polleny but tart. love the aftertaste, farmy for the genre, dry but mouthwatering. great carbonation on a squarely medium body, i have no complaints about this beer. its a wheat beer that lives on past the summer, and one i really enjoyed from the anthology mixed 12er. havent had a troegs brew i didnt like yet.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 21:21:21 | More by StonedTrippin
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall white head that slowly reduces to an extremely thin ring at the edges of the glass. No lacing is observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat, banana, and clove.

T: Light to moderate flavors of wheat with some lighter notes of peppery yeast, banana, and clove. Fairly typical flavors for the style.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and refreshing, definitely a decent session beer. Like the spiciness in addition to the traditional Hefeweizen flavors.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 19:59:32 | More by dbrauneis
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dfillius

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Aggressive pour with a swirl yields 1/2 finger of rocky white head with poor retention. Hazy straw-gold liquid. More head with better retention please.
S: Bright citrus with slight clove phenolics. Clean and bready. Quite pleasant.
T: Clean and bready with slight hop bitterness in the finish. Some orange and maybe lime citrus. Very drinkable. Seems like a wit almost, and good as one, but an even better hefeweizen! Nice level of clove. No off flavors.
M: Bright and full flavored.
O: A quite decent hefeweizen that I'd love a second of. I'd buy 6 for a hot summer day. I'll have again.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 02:02:56 | More by dfillius
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a weizen glass. Yeast agitated and poured.

A: Pours a cloudy, tawny golden-brown. Two fingers of creamy off-white head settle shortly into a quarter-inch crown. Lacing is patchy.

S: Green bananas, strong hit of clove, bready wheat, a touch nutty.

T: Green banana closely followed by a smattering of spices. Strong clove presence. Perhaps some cinnamon and brown sugar. Banana bread with walnuts. Spicy, yeasty finish with bready wheat notes.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied. Fluffy and creamy.Moderate prickling carbonation.

O: Not the prettiest looking hefeweizen- head formation and retention leave a bit to be desired. It's damn tasty though. Enjoy it with banana bread, or better yet- bake a banana bread with it. I just got the crazy notion to try it in a black and tan with Young's Double Chocolate stout on nitro.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 02:40:10 | More by ryan1788a5
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a bottle of this recently - a golden light hazed color with thick cream -basic look of hefeweizen or pale wheat with good retention. The smell is faintly spicy with some light fruity banana esters with subtle toasted, but mostly yeast oriented aroma which is pretty fragrant and pleasant. The Feel is good a bit sharp with carbonation and spice without a smooth feel - I guess more of an American take perhaps it has some hops to give a more aggressive texture. Mild body with easy to quaff dry finish.

The flavor is good with mild body and wheat aspects. The flavor is slightly fruity with some wheat yeast character but gentle taste overall and practically no alcohol with mild clove-like tinge and pepper in the finish with slight tangy yeast throughout. overall not a bad wheat beer, not a traditional hefeweizen really but it fits well enough and I like the way it tastes based on the change to open fermentation ala Sierra Nevada - it is worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 19:14:28 | More by Slatetank
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yorlummass


3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer hits you with an unexpected taste upon first sip. If one is expecting a dark and powerful beer like so many supplied by Troegs' company, this is going to be a shock. Though it isnt very dark, it still retains a level of taste that can only be matched by a darker brew, though it keeps its character and what it is going for. I would recommend this to anyone who is not a fan of the traditional beer taste.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 12:00:21 | More by yorlummass
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a lovely golden straw color with a slight oranging that suggests dehydrated piss. The head was rocky and white but disappeared almost immediately in the torrent of rapid fire carbonation bubbles that peppered the surfaced. The carbonation did, however, eventually die out to a more reasonable level. My real complaint for the beer’s appearance, however, comes from the lack of head on this beer. I want more! The beer is almost properly hazy for the style, though I do tend to like my hefe’s a little murkier. The beer does smell properly banana-like with lovely undertones of orange citrus and heavy biscuity waftings dancing on the nose. The beer is a little thin, which is the first thing that comes to mind when it touched my tongue. The banana esters are definitely in the forefront playing with the biscuit malts, though a strange metallic taste does dance on the taste buds playing with some nice clove spice notes. Mouthfeel, as I said, is a bit thin and watery, though crisp and refreshing. I could knock back a few of these easily, which is lovely. Carbonation is only slightly effervescent, but really it’s very mellow and smooth on the tongue. Overall this is an above average hefeweizen. It’s nothing too special, but is definitely sessionable, and definitely tasty and worth a sip. Another great offering from the Tröegs Brothers!

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 20:46:45 | More by Maxwell
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JKuras

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very clear, golden straw color, crisp looking and highly effervescent. About an inch of sudsy head that quickly dissipates to almost nothing. The bottle claims it’s unfiltered but the beer has a very clean look to it. Looks more like a lager than a wheat beer.

Smell: Floral, banana, and honey scents come first, followed by cloves. Definitely has the characteristic smell of what I’d expect from a wheat beer.

Taste: This beer kind of hits you three different ways. I get citrus, coriander, and lemon right away up front followed by sweet banana-grainy malts and finally a nice dose of bitter hops at the end. A great beer for summer.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and light as it looks. Highly carbonated and goes down very smooth and easy. Easily a session beer although some may tire of the sweetness after a while.

Overall: A nice wheat beer, again very clean, light, and crisp tasting which is a good contrast from some of the cloudy, more overpowering wheat beers out there. Nothing too spectacular about this one but it’s a solid offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 02:34:11 | More by JKuras
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MeowTom

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- It's a clear golden yellow with a little head that practically disappears right after pouring.

S- A noble hop smell with some yeast tinge to it.

T- A very malty taste with a bit of alcohol in there.

M- Nice carbonation and a crisp clean finish. Really on the lighter side of things.

O- Pretty good wheat beer that is a fine clean brew. I would have it on a hot summer day anytime.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 19:52:30 | More by MeowTom
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Slightly haze yellow with one-finger, white, foamy head that lasted a minute. Okay lacing.

S: Wheat and yeast. Clove and banana.

T: Light sweetness and light bitterness. Flavor matches the nose. Somewhat mild though.

M: Light bodied with soft carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

O: Pretty good Hefeweizen. I thought the nose was its best feature.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 23:11:59 | More by SolipsismalCat
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-hazy golden color with a small white head and some lacing

S-bananas, wheat malt, cloves

T-banana, clove, malt and crisp slightly bitter finish

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp bite

O-a decent hefe but does not distinguish itself

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 19:53:38 | More by MDDMD
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a murkey gold color body with no head at all. The smell is of clove and banana with wheat popping through also. The taste is very dominant of clove and the wheat. This one has a nice mouth feel and over all a good hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 03:15:22 | More by chefhatt
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flagmantho

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: cloudy pale-orange hue with a light effervescence and nearly 3 fingers of pillowy ivory foam. Looks appetizing.

Smell: nice wheaty aroma with a touch of graininess. Big yeast character here demonstrating lots of clove and a whiff of banana. Quite good indeed.

Taste: flavor very closely reflects the character found in the aroma. Mostly clovey but with a refreshing hint of banana right at the end. Usually I'm a bigger fan of banana flavor in my hefeweizen than clove, but this one is pretty nice anyway.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big level of creaminess. Good.

Overall: this is a very good and well-crafted hefeweizen, but I'm going to get a little personal here. I probably would not go out of my way for this one again, because like I said I prefer a banana-ey hef to a clovey hef. This is purely a personal preference, though.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 19:47:09 | More by flagmantho
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Rogsterman

Florida

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straight up bananas! When you bring it up to drink it hits you like a chiquita uppercut! Slight bubblegum flavor toward the end. The maltiness is medium to heavy with a slight sweetness. Good lacing so the ingredients were nice and fresh. No yeast flavor which should be apparent in wheats and hefs. Overall, not that bad of a brew

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2012 17:40:37 | More by Rogsterman
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a cloudy golden color with a small head which does not stick around long and minimal lacing.

The smell is of yeast, wheat, lemon, orange, banana, lemon grass and spice, I believe coriander.

The taste is the same as the smell, there is wheat,yeast, then lemon, then a grassy taste. An orange and bannana bread like taste along with spice, (coriander?) on the back end. Everything mixes together nicely.

The mouthfeel is clean and crisp, just slightly bready and chewy.

Overall this is a great Hefeweizen. It is everything a Hefeweizen should be and then some. It can't be beat on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 23:44:35 | More by microbrewlover
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bpw28

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden color, one cream color head that had good retention, very nice lacing. Actually looked sort of picture perfect in the glass.

Smell: Wheat, Sweet Grains, bready yeast, banana, grassy, lemon, coriander, and some good funkiness.

Taste: Wheat, bready yeasty, banana, lemon, grassy, coriander, some spicy note like light clove or something. A light bite of hops is in there. Light-medium body. Nice carb.

Final Thoughts: Solid brew. Can't complain at all, would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 07:04:56 | More by bpw28
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes;
Pours into pint glass a yellow orange color with little head that reduces down to a nice bubbly lace.
Smells strong of yeast and wheat.
Mouthfeel/Taste; Crisp with an interesting mingle of both wheat & yeast that unfortunately ends too quickly for my liking but finishes dry and clean.
Overall an easy drinkin' hefeweizen that would be great on a hot day and throughout a summer session.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 12:51:24 | More by Blueribbon666
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dafla67

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Weizen glass.

A: haxy yellow; fluffy head that dissipated quickly.

S: sweet lemon, banana; wheat; clove and yeast.

T: begins with the fruity flavors followed by the clove/spice and finished up with the yeast.

M: light bodies; medium carbonation.

O: a fine, solid hefeweizen but does not distinguish itself.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 14:57:04 | More by dafla67
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goodonezach

New York

4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- hazy golden color, white head that dissipates into a thin layer of lacing across the surface, and a strong ring around the edge of the glass

S- strong wheat and bubblegum aromas dominate, but there are some grassy and lemon notes present as well.

T- sweet malt and wheat subside to bubblegum flavors at the finish. hops balance the flavor but arent too much more present than that.

M- lightly carbonated, and the beer hangs around for a while after the finish.

O- it's currently springtime and i'm in the mood for a nice, sweeter wheat beer. this is a solid beer to session on a nice day. tasty and aromatic.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 01:52:12 | More by goodonezach
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dorianmarley

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is bright, golden yellow with some head and lacing.

Nose is sweet lemon, wheat, oak, cream, sugar, and mild hops.

Taste is lemon, wheat, and sour candy.

Mouthfeel is lacking in carbonation and body.

Overall, great smell and flavors, but flat.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 14:27:36 | More by dorianmarley
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Hopfenpeter

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Hefeweizen glass, the color is a typical hazy orange gold. The white bubbly head builds about two fingers high and dissipates fast, leaving little lacing.
The smell is banana, pineapple, pear, clove and coriander.
The taste is likewise, with the fruit flavors up front, and the clove and coriander with some black pepper in the middle. A yeasty finish leave a remarkable refreshing taste in your mouth.
Good american Hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 01:42:49 | More by Hopfenpeter
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