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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat | Tröegs Brewing Company

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BEER STATS
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1,893
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3.79
pDev:
22.43%
 
 
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Tröegs DreamWeaver WheatTröegs DreamWeaver Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004

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Reviews: 637 | Ratings: 1,893
Photo of thedoubler55
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A hazy amber in color with a huge off white head at the top, there was barely any lacing to really talk about.

S: Very bready smell up front, a little sweetness, very basic nose to this one, slight hints of tropical fruit.

T: Very sweet up front and loaded with carbonation, lots of citrus and lemon notes. Leaves a bready sweet after taste, lite bits of honey on this on.

M: Light bodied beer with a lot of carbonation, almost tasted like an orangina.

O: This was not a bad beer but very sweet for my liking for this type of style, not a bad beer to have on a hot summer day after doing yard work.

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Photo of JG-90
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium sized white head with okay retention. Beer is a slightly cloudy pale yellow color. Leaves just a tiny bit of lacing. Aroma consists of wheat, spice, banana, and bread.

The clove comes out more in the taste, but is still not in the forefront. Banana, bread, and spice are the main flavors, with wheat, bubblegum, and clove behind that. Light to medium body with high carbonation, a little grainy.

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Photo of LeRose
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, pint glass, date worn off.

A - hazy golden brew with about two maybe three fingers of white foam. Pretty good retention, not much lacing.

S - I don't agree with reviews calling the banana subtle. There was an initial assault of banana backed up by bubblegum aromas, a hint of vanilla, and the wheat/yeast/bread characteristics as the banana eventually got out of the way. A very slight citrus presence as well.

T - Very fruity with a sledgehammer of banana up front. Then some citrus notes - seems more orange than lemony. This is followed by a little vanilla, the wheat character, a little yeastiness, then a nice little surprise of coriander/clove spiciness. There's a melon flavor (cantaloupe?) lurking in there too. Playing along with all of this, there was a lot of phenolic character to this beer. Seems to have a lot going on, but not in a muddled way.

M - very soft initially, but then it becomes nicely drying eventually asking for you to take the next sip. Maybe the drying effect brings out the more subtle flavors? Carbonation was pretty lively but not annoying. A very slight chalky feel, but not much.

O - wife and I both said "lots happening" at the same time. So yes - lots going on. Other than the banana, the flavors aren't "in your face" and are very subtle. I don't think I can pick out all the flavors that are involved. Complex, yet easy drinking and very refreshing. Nice beer, refreshing and inviting. Well done.

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Photo of magictacosinus
3.07/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks, jbravato. Poured into a weizen glass from a 12oz bottle. Bottling date is printed on the neck as "04/02/13."

Poured vertically into the glass, this produces a soft, straw color with amber tones, as well as a slightly frothy yet consistently fizzy white head about 3 fingers large. The head soon dissipates into about a half finger but doesn't fully let go. Bubbles are plentiful, and the yeast is present enough to produce a decent, average color for the style. A little bit more golden than I like it, however, and definitely not creamy enough.

At the aroma, I get pretty large notes of bananas, peaches, toffee, honey, citrus peel, and cane sugar sweetness. Definitely not too complex, but they did nail the banana esters I love in this style quite well. Feels wet and slightly sweetened overall in character, but the yeasty phenols are are the forefront here, and the grains and wheat malts are secondary, providing a bit of breezy crispness and a bready, cracker-y feel. Pleasant - well made for a American session wheat offering.

I get the same experience in the flavor as I did in the aroma, with my palate meeting bananas, cider, apricots, and toffee galore, as well as a touch of wheatgrass from the hops, but right at the middle these flavors are soon replaced with more of the wheat/grain backbone. Unfortunately, this gets progressively graining, especially as this loses more carbonation in the long run. The beer soon adopts grainy, raspy qualities that detract from the fluffy wheat texture and sticky, yeasty qualities in the beer. Halfway through I nearly decided to pound this before it got any worse. The alcohol surprisingly gives off some heat, which makes this both hyper grainy AND sweetened, which is not a mellow combo you'd want in the style. Oversimplifies what makes the style great.

I enjoyed how chewy and sticky this was, and the aroma definitely was a spot-on highlight, but the extra graininess and progressive thinness made this slightly discomforting. On the other hand, it isn't a horrible session wheat choice, and I wouldn't pass the chance to have this again if I didn't feel like drinking anything too strong and craved simple, straightforward wheat beer. Not Tröegs's best, but not undrinkable by any means.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From: The Andersons, Columbus, OH
Date: Bottled 2013-03-19
Glass: Standard US pint glass

A decent domestic hefeweizen, which is an agreeable version of the style, if not exactly one to walk with the paragons like Weihenstephaner, Schneider, Ayinger, and Franziskaner. As it is, a beer I'm glad to have tried and enjoyed, but would not go out of my way to obtain again due to limited distribution, distance, and cost involved.

Pours a 2cm tall head of fairly clean, white foam, made up of small-sized bubbles, with below-average retention for the style, only lasting a minute or so before fading to a thick ring around the perimeter of the glass. Lacing is sparse, a few dots and irregularly-shaped bloches cling to the inner sides of the glass. Body is a slightly hazy (30-40% opaque) yellow orange color, with light bringing out pale yellow hues with a touch of orange tint. Carbonation is visible rising up along the sides of the glass. Not exactly a stunning specimen for the style; below average in most regards.

Aroma is of banana esters, German weizen yeast bordering on an intensity that almost comes across as "funky," slightly spicy phenols and steamed corn and green vegetables. Despite the corn and vegetables, this is a pleasant-smelling and fairly true-to-style hefeweizen.

Front of palate finds sweet, ripe banana-like esters, plentiful wheat malt, some cooked corn, and a dash of vanilla. Mid-palate continues to find strong banana ester, a graininess that includes wheat and cooked corn, some mild spiciness from hefeweizen yeast derived phenols, mild bubblegum/band-aids, and the yeast itself. Back of palate picks up strong banana esters with equally strong hefeweizen yeast, moderate phenols, bubblegum/band-aids, slight vanilla and lemon zest. Aftertaste is of grainy wheat and barley malts with faded banana ester, slight lemon zest and bitterness.

Beer is medium-bodied, with carbonation levels of fairly low intensity, resulting in a smooth, easy-drinking mouthfeel that flows well and never feels fizzy or overly stagnant. Closes semi-dry, with mild stickiness clinging to the palate.

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Photo of WissBrauSean
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours hazy and gold with an excellent two finger soft white head that lasts and leaves pretty cool lacing patterns on the glass.

The aromas are just like the description of a hefeweizen with notes of banana, bubblegum, and apple floating above a nice pale malt sweetness. This bottle has a hint of skunk aroma to it as well and I believe that to be not of the breweries fault, but the bottle may be old, but it's hard to tell as the date has been worn off. A few points will have to be deducted though. I have had this on tap and it does not have the skunk aroma.

The beer starts off light and pale malt sweet with light phenolic flavours of bubblegum and tart apple only very faint and the beer then smooths out with a noticeable wheat presence and then finally takes on some very nice mild hop bitterness, only VERY mild and spicy. Some skunk presence as my last burp can attest to.

The mouthfeel is a bit thin, not overly so, which makes it highly sessionable, but it seems a little light. The carbonation is lively but when the wheat comes through about mid-way on the palate, the carbonation mellows. The beer goes through some nice transformations!

Overall I am going to say that this beer's complexity is really neat! It all works well and goes through a pretty cool transition. The only complaint towards the beer is that it is a little thin and light in mouthfeel. The skunk flavour is a big NO-NO but not this beer's fault. AND it's not overt so it's actually not all that detracting. Would I recommend this beer? Hell YES! Especially for summer! 4 out of 5 for this beauty!

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 032613

A: Pours a hazy straw yellow color with 2 fingers of fizzy white head that quickly settled to a thin cap

S: Very wheaty with big notes of banana and clove. Get some fruitiness behind that, but the wheat, banana, and clove dominate

T: Again, very wheaty with banana and clove. Light spicy phenols in there to mix things up. Get some yeasty esters as well. Finishes with chalky yeast and wheat

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Chalky

O: A very solid American hefe. Plenty of wheat, banana, clove, and chalky yeast to go around. Nice and easy to drink at 4.8% as well

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Photo of MarkQ617
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this on-tap yesterday at Granary Tavern. The beer had an unfiltered hazy yellow-ish gold appearance to it with a constrained white fluffy head. The aroma had some cloves and spice to it, but I didn't get really much for fruit out of the aroma or taste as I've seen with other hefeweizens. Lighter mouthfeel as you'd hope for and expect for a warm weather beer.

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Photo of Etan
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz into a wheat beer glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a spongy white head.

S: Cloves, crisp wheat, vanilla, bready, hint of banana.

T: Taste brings a mix of crisp malt breadiness and pleasant esters. Mild banana and cloves, lightly tart, fresh grain, restrained bready sweetness.

M: Light-bodied with crisp carbonation.

O: An enjoyable and relatively mild hefeweizen, not quite as flavorful as more authentic examples but quaffable nonetheless.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a few pints at the new Troeg brewery and dreamweaver was one of them.
Though I.m not a 100% wheat beer fan I do like an occasional glass every now and again.
Out of all the wheat beers I've had through the years dreamweaver would be placed towards the bottom, just not impressed.
The beer had a super tall, fluffy yet dense head sittingon top of a cloudy unfiltered golden yellow beer. It looks good.
Aroma had a nice and refreshing wheat malt aroma. Yeasty esters gave off a slight banana smell. Standard wheat beer aromas, yes, mind you, but very light and soft.
Taste was bland and boring and actually almost tasteless. You tasted the wheat malts and hints of clove but nowhere near what I might expect from a beer that gets this much acclaim.
Falls in the middle of American junk wheat beers, which by the way are gross, and a desent German wheat.

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Photo of gestyr
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light gold into a tulip glass

A: Clear and light gold. No chill haze

S: Wheat, fruit, slight banana, slight clove

T: Wheat hits you first followed by a subtle fruitiness

M: Light bodied and refreshing. Very clean

O: A good example of an American Wheat. Clean, refreshing and light. The wheat flavor dominates with subtle hints of banana and clove. I will buy again.

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Photo of mfigueroa713
4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent American wheat beer that embodies many of the characteristics of a German or European style wheat. It has the wheat grain backbone but is complimented by fruity hints of banana. Cloves are present as well. This combination is typical for European wheat beer and unlike German wheat bottles you get the full 12 oz serving and not the 11.2 oz(330ml) the imports give you.

Color - Light amber

Carbonation - Strong with 3 fingers of white head.

Smell - European wheat smell, wheat and some fruity hints.

Taste \ mouth - great taste with light mouth feel.

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Photo of Zbyler
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Hazy yellow color with a good amount of head from the carbonation.

S- Smells like a wheat beer. Bready, malty, maybe a little banana and clove in there as well.

T- Bready malts up front. Love that taste. Minimal hop presence, great doughy presence. Nice dry finish that makes you crave the next sip.

M- Slightly thick or heavy, definitely carbonated.

O- Overall I thought this was a solid beer. I am a big wheat beer fan and allgash white is my go-to for the style and I would compare it to a slightly not-as-good version of that. A nice treat for me since we can't get it in CT. Would make a great summer day beer!

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Two 12 oz bottles poured into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is a two finger white shade; a bit thinner looking than what I like out of my hefeweizens, but with nice retention. Not much lacing here.

S: This is heavy in banana esters. Huge whiffs of bubblegum and sweet vanilla hit my nose, as well as some general 'wheat' malts. I'm fairly impressed by the aroma here.

T: Initially, it starts off with fruity, with loads of banana and faint orange. Afterwards come notes of vanilla, wheat, and clove...it's quite vanilla forward, actually. A bit of hop bitterness builds up as more is consumed, suggesting decent layering/depth.

M: Soft and creamy at first, before developing into a dry, astringent feel. This also seems to bring out some hop flavors on the back end, as well. Carbonation is strong if not oppressive, and the drinkability is excellent thanks to the moderately light texture.

O: A great hefeweizen is worth its weight in ambergris, and this is certainly a great example of the style. This seems to have more complexity than others in the style, also - including the 1000 pound (and 1000 year old) gorilla-in-the-room from Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.17/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle from Trader's Joe. Pours deep golden with long lasting white head, a lot of lacing and carbonation. Aroma is of wheat malt, banana and yeast. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is medium, somewhat sour. Good thirst quencher.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A pretty solid American take on a hefeweizen, but doesn't approach German examples. Nice wheaty bite, good amount of banana and clove, but kind of a thin mouthfeel, doesn't have the fullness and creaminess of some of the best examples, unfortunately. Not one of Troegs' best beers, but still nice regardless.

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Photo of dar482
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The Hefeweizens I enjoy pack themselves with a corainder, orange, and wheat flavor that is filled with an unfiltered body.

This lacked both, but still did a decent job. Lacked depth for me in flavor and fell off the tongue too quickly, but was still very drinkable.

I would suggest the German alternatives to this.

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Photo of JPlo
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of Oakenator
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of Jimmys
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of RunningFox
4.82/5  rDev +27.2%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of dfillius
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.17/5  rDev +10%
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.

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