Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

614 Reviews
THE BROS
82
good

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Reviews: 614
Hads: 1,802
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 56
Gots: 265 | 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 ryan1788a5
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
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. (858 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
3.59/5  rDev -6%
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. (965 characters)

Photo of yorlummass
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
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. (415 characters)

Photo of Maxwell
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
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! (1,368 characters)

Photo of JKuras
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
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. (1,060 characters)

Photo of MeowTom
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
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. (390 characters)

Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
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. (379 characters)

Photo of MDDMD
3.78/5  rDev -1%
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 (257 characters)

Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
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. (270 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
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. (897 characters)

Photo of Rogsterman
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
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 (331 characters)

Photo of microbrewlover
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
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. (616 characters)

Photo of bpw28
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
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. (489 characters)

Photo of Blueribbon666
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
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. (409 characters)

Photo of dafla67
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
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. (311 characters)

Photo of goodonezach
4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
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. (615 characters)

Photo of dorianmarley
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
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. (257 characters)

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
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. (442 characters)

Photo of rinhaak
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

There's nothing wrong with Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat, but there also isn't anything terribly exciting about it either. Granted, I was served this beer in a pint glass and with very little head, so that may contribute in small part to the rather ordinary appearance (hazy yellow).

But it wouldn't effect the aromas or flavors significantly, neither of which stood out in any significant way. The nose was very mild with faint hints of banana and wheat. In the mouth, the banana opened up, but was really the only major flavor present - there was nearly no clove presence at all.

It is certainly a drinkable beer, but really remains generally uninteresting. (657 characters)

Photo of thecheapies
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dream Weaver served in an oversized glass mug. No head on this pour, just some spotty foam glaze. Orange/amber in color with yeast in suspension. Not a fan of this stupid mug. 3.0

Wheaty whiffs with classic fruity and musty yeast esters and spices. Pear, coriander, and honey all ring bells. Citric character is implied from a marriage of sweetness and acidity. Subtle blood orange and white tea. I like the nose on this wheat beer. 4.0

Bitterness at the beginning, malty tang and tartness in the middle, and finishing with a dry pear cider nuance and yeast must. Some green apple, banana, and a little bit of maraschino juice. Grassy hops are muted in the finish. The wheat malts are most pronounced and framed nicely. 3.5

Medium-light body with soft carbonation. High drinkability. 3.5

A good pale wheat ale that's in a bit over its head as a hefeweizen. Still a nice warm weather drink. 3.5 (897 characters)

Photo of jegross2
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing the Dream Weaver Wheat Beer from Tröegs Brewing Company. Somehow, this is my first review of a hefeweizen beer. Hefeweizens were my favorite style when I first got into craft beer.
Score: 82

Bottled 10/22/11, batch #111010. Served in a 312 weizen glass and enjoyed on 03/01/12.

Appearance: Pours that classically hazy yellow hefe color with a slightly orange twist. On the more more extreme opaque side of translucent. Lemonade-ish color atop the glass when held up to light. Three fingers of foamy white head at pour settle into a thin layer. Average lacing for a hefeweizen, below average retention. Effervescent appearance. 3/5

Smell: Classic hefeweizen aroma. Bananas, clove, wheat, coriander and phenolic Belgian yeast. Pears, a little apple juice and light barley malt. Juicy Macintosh apple too. Pretty run of the mill for a hefeweizen. 3.5/5

Taste: Lots of banana and pear throughout. Coriander, some bready yeast, and wheat. Orange juice on the midpalate too. Some black pepper and ripe apple. Very juicy and savory. A very faint apple tartness as the beer layers. Very true to the style, though it tastes more like a Belgian wheat beer than a traditional German hefeweizen. Super refreshing and drinkable. I could mow the lawn while drinking this brew. More apple juice as this beer layers on the palate. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied, medium carbonation. Juicy mouthfeel. Savory, malty finish, though there is a little bit of a drying effect. 3.5/5

Overall: Light and refreshing. A very solid American-made wheat beer. Nothing stand out, nothing especially worth seeking out, but a certainly a prototypical summer beer. There are plenty of better wheat beers out there, ranging from the more "innovative" wheat beers like Gumball Head to the more traditional like Weihenstephaner, but this one won't offend.

Recommendation: Not worth seeking out, but certainly a good starter craft beer from casual beer drinkers. If you need to rehydrate, buy one.

Pairings: Tangy barbeque and harvest chicken salad.

Cost: $8.99 for a six pack. (2,066 characters)

Photo of jsisko01
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours an extremely hazy, yellow-orange color with a centimeter thick head that dissipates instantly. Has nice lacing.

Smell - Strong aroma of coriander and maybe some clove.. Banana and pepper as well. This smells pretty spicy.

Taste - Very spicy.. Pretty much the same as the smell. Clove, coriander, peppercorns, citrus, and a hint of banana.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall - I can't really handle how spicy this beer is because of my acid reflux.. but the flavor is really good. I definitely recommend it. (551 characters)

Photo of hopfacebrew
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hudak hooked this up in our recent trade, thanks man!

Poured to weizen glass the beer pours a hazy yellow golden color with a 1/2 finger white heads with some retention but decent lacing. The nose is light with hints of banana, clove, and pepper with a trace of wheat on the back end. The flavor very much follows suit. Very well balanced. Lighter end of medium bodied and well carbonated. Finishes crisp with a mild bitterness and banana on the tongue. Overall, not my favorite style but this is a good beer and represents hefeweizens well! Pleased to have tried it! (568 characters)

Photo of aranheaney
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a growler for $6.00 at my local top-secret beer store. (Same place had sixes of Storm King for $8.49!!!)

Poured into a Three Heads Brewing pint glass:

A-Hazy, gold, little head and no lace

S-Citrus, pepper, banana, clove all here

T-A little weak, doesn't have the hefe bite that is present in high quality offerings of this variety

M-a little chewy, but overall not bad

O-kind of disappointing, maybe the keg was a bit dated, but I hoped for more (463 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a hazy yellow/golden color with a nice white head. The head faded leaving only a very little lacing, but leaving a thin film on the surface of the brew which persisted throughout the drinking experience.

Smell – The smell was quite interesting. There was some yeast and banana aromas mixed in with a nice wheaty backbone. The peppery aroma however when mixed with a bit of the banana and some of the other spices gave it a kind of bacon aroma as well.

Taste – A peppery wheat flavor is the first to meet the tongue. There is a little bit of sweeter, lighter fruit that then comes into play; banana and some citrus. These lighter fruits are mixed with other spices such as cloves. The taste is then rounded out with a bit of hoppiness mixing its way in with the sweetness.

Mouthfeel – A medium bodied brew with a mid to higher level of carbonation. Very appropriate for the style, but nothing really to out of the ordinary. It is easy to drink and very non-offensive.

Overall – This is an easy drinking wheat beer. Good for the style, but nothing to really hold in the greatest of esteem. (1,146 characters)

Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 614 ratings.