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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs DreamWeaver WheatTröegs DreamWeaver Wheat

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627 Reviews

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Reviews: 627
Hads: 1,836
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 22.43%
Wants: 58
Gots: 300 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004

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Reviews: 627 | Hads: 1,836
Photo of microbrewlover
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

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Photo of bpw28
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Photo of Blueribbon666
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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Photo of dafla67
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Photo of goodonezach
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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Photo of dorianmarley
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of rinhaak
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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Photo of thecheapies
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
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

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Photo of jegross2
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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Photo of jsisko01
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
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!

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Photo of aranheaney
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
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

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.45/5  rDev -9%
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.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Clear yellow, not much head , sediment is present but doesn't move around much.

S-Wheat, bananas and clove

T-Spices, wheat, some clove, not much banana and some oranges

M-Light and some carbonation

O-My second day of let down from Troegs. A boring Hefeweizen that did not bring the banana flavors in the taste that it had in the nose.

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Photo of BigPlay1824
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a weizen glass

A: pours a very clear light yellow/ hay color with a few carbonation bubbles and a finger of light fluffy pure white head that lingers for a decent amount of time and leaves a bit of creamy lacing on the glass
S: definitely a hefeweizen, banana peel and nice clean wheat notes are immediately discernible
T: pretty clean, banana peel and a slight spice in the middle, little bit of a what note lingers on the palate for a while afterwards, above average
M: medium carbonation, leaves the mouth wet and yet with a certain spice note at the back of the throat
O: a pretty nice brew, drinks smooth and clean, not overly complex but generally nice

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Photo of HopNelius
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served out of a 12 oz bottle and into a pilsner glass.
Appearance-yellow, lots of carbonation, unfiltered with yeast floating, very cloudy.
Smell-smells of banana's and yeast.
Taste- notes of banana bread, very tart, can taste the yeast coming through.
Overall-Not a bad wheat beer but far from exceptional either. Troegs is a great brewery but this is not one of their best.

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Photo of drtth
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a hazy golden yellow color with a ½” fluffy white head that soon begins to recede to a thin layer and ring around the glass. Sipping leaves some leggy and speckled lacing that mostly clings to the side of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is banana and spice that are really quite nice and there is also some wheat here as well.

Taste: The flavors, as expected from the nose, are a delicate mix of banana, clove and a dash of white pepper, all in balance with each other and supported by the wheat.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied and has light prickly carbonation throughout. The finish begins with the fruit slides through the spice and ends on a slight bittered note.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: I’ve enjoyed this beer many times and its always a pleasure to have it yet again. I certainly appreciate being able to find a decent wheat beer brewed locally. My over all impression is that this is a good beer that will not unseat Weihenstepahner and some of the other top imported hefeweizen, but that is as good or better than many of the hefeweizen I’ve tried during travels in Germany. I particularly like the fact that while the banana is present it doesn't overwhelm.

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Photo of undeadozzy
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Started to pour it vigorously, but then it kinda got out of hand. Has a very large bubbly, carbonated head, but no lacing on the glass after it disappears. Never really had many wheat beers, so this is a new experience for me.

S - Smells very bready, like a buttery sesame-y kind of bread. Not very stong, but definitely there. Almost smells sugary in a sense. Not a bad smell by any means overall.

T - The first thing I notice is an almost stinging citrus blast. Like a beered up lemonade. Very carbonated, sort of frothy. Has an aftertaste of orange, lemon, yeast, and a little bit of hoppyness. Aftertaste is like a sweet honey-like sugaryness. Honey nut bread comes to mind, with a hint of nectar and citrus. Fairly tasty, but I've never been one to reach for a wheat beer, when given the choice of several more favorable styles.

M - Very light, like one of those lemon-lime sodas. Bubbly and very carbonated, it really doesn't feel like a beer at all! Does leave some foam behind in the mouth after it's gone, but don't most beers of this style? I dunno man...

O - Not bad, not bad. Not my favorite style, but okay for what it is. Seems like it would make a good session beer, but the heavy wheat influence makes it very filling, which makes for a bad session beer.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1074th Review on BA
Bottle to Weizen
12 oz

Bottled: 12/22/11

Thanks to TroyG2352 for the gift

App- A little bit darker than most hefe's. This was a bit cloudy still with only a small bit of a 1" head to it. A little on the lacking side of lace and cling.

Smell- It was a smaller version of a hefe. I did get most of the scents but very light. I did notice the bubblegum note was gone but instead it was more malty and a bit more grass to it.

Taste- A pretty solid Hefe but nothing earth shattering. The profile was there but didnt deliver on the essential elements. Lacking a bit of depth and layer. A little bit more malt than I was used to.

Mouth- Medium bodied and a light-medium carbonation. A little bit creamy on the finish with some solid wheat flavors.

Drink- Overall a pretty good offering. The Troegs boys have made some pretty good beers I have had. This is another pretty good staple in the lineup.

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Photo of barleyroad
2.17/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

light cloudy gold in appearance. Smell is a nice blend of hops, malt and spices. The mouthfeel is clean and crisp. Taste is more on a Belgian wheat, but a ok blend of what you want in this type of brew. Overall a rather flat beer that leave the mouth wonder what it is drinking. It is a little in flavor, taste and aftertaste.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Hazy honey with a moderate head that retains fairly well. Light lacing.

S-Sweet with plentiful amounts of Hefe yeast. Citrus peel and other fruits. Clearly some spice too.

T-I personally think this beer tastes like liquid Bazooka bubblegum. It truly tastes just like pink gum. Must be the yeast. Aside from the gum is a lingering spice finish. A bit doughy in terms of the malt.

M-Not the lightest feel I have come across in the specific style. I wouldn't call this watery. Lighter carbonation. Bubbles are there but they aren't potent. A bit slick.

O/D-Too much bubblegum flavor. Not my favorite beer and I could definitely see this becoming undesirable after the second or third. Not a huge fan.

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Photo of jdl55
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this in the Anthology variety pack quite a while ago and it was pretty much the only one that stuck with me - I still drink it pretty regularly today. Poured as per instructions on the bottle into a Hefeweizen glass. The smell is wonderful - sweet, crisp and wheaty. According to the bottle, 3/4 should be poured and then the bottom 1/4 should be swirled in the bottle to pick up some of the settled yeast and finally pour the remainder down the middle of the glass. You have to swirl pretty vigorously to get the yeast so a thick slurry ends up going down the middle and making a big foamy head on top of the hazy yellow beer.

The flavor is delicate and extremely refreshing. In the US many people tend to prefer wheats that have been augmented with fruit flavors, and indeed thats what you see dominating the shelves most of the time. This beer showed me what wheat beer should really be about - the wheat. It tastes much like it smells, which is hard to put into words. There's a definite floral element, and then a sort of almost sour "funk" like you find somewhere in the flavor profile of a saison. The mouthfeel is thin but not too thin, and the carbonation is strong at first but tapers quickly so I tend to drink it fast. This beer is great at quenching thirst and goes excellently with many types of food. Freshly cracked right out of the fridge, not much can beat this on warm day.

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Photo of HoppySeconds27
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a frosted glass.

Appearance: Slightly opaque golden yellow with a quickly dissipating head that went down relatively quickly and left minimal lacing on the glass as I drank. A really nice color with an unimpressive head, but it's a wheat beer so one sympathizes.

Smell: Citrus with a bit of a hoppy scent, definitely a slightly stronger smell than similar wheat beers. Whether this is due to the unfiltered factor, I do not know. Not a terribly strong aroma, however...

Taste: Excellent. Strong, typical wheat beer taste. Lemon, malt, wheat. Love the taste, definitely it's strongest characteristics.

Mouthfeel: Heavy on the carbonation, but easy drinking for it's strength in aroma and flavor.

Overall: Not a big fan of hefeweizen, but I enjoyed this one above any others I have had outside of Munich.

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Photo of atlason
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 33cl bottle into Jever flute.

A: Light orange hue. Hazy once you poor the yeast in. Head is lively and frothing but gives up pretty quickly and leaves pretty much no lacing.

S: Wheat malt, citric fruit -- orange zest.

T: Fresh. It has the wheaty maltiness of a good hefeweizen. Pretty aggressive hop bitterness --- excessive for the style. There is some pretty aggressive non-hop bitter tone, might be yeast autolysis.

M: Pretty high carbonation and dry attenuation makes for a good mouthfeel for the style.

Overall I like how fresh this tastes but it is a bit too aggressive on the bitter notes. Just go a bit mellower and doughier and I think this could be a great beer.

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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.