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DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

DreamWeaver WheatDreamWeaver Wheat

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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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Photo of PokerGod


4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a perfect pint.

Appearance- cloudy hazy, yellow. Decent head with decent retention. Not golden. Actually yellow. Some lacing. A nice amount of yeast sediment to pour into the glass.

Aroma- sweet and yeasty, but not fruity...or at least not a specific fruit that I can pinpoint. Mild spicy, herbal undertones.

Taste- absolutely delicious. Refreshing. May be the most balanced wheat beer that I've ever had. Yeasty and malty at the same time. Wonderful.

Overall- at present time, this may be my absolute favorite wheat beer ever. Absolutely delicious. Too bad I acquired in trade, because I am unable to acquire it locally. Damn. Would without a doubt buy again.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 03:04:49 | More by PokerGod
Photo of dickroop


4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2008 00:52:45 | More by dickroop
Photo of beerbutcher


4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours hazy and gold with ample suds

aromas are pungently spicy, with little fruit character to speak of. lots of clove and maybe pepper.

taste is lush and creamy with spicy esters creeping into the sinuses again..

mouthfeel is quite nice. not a real heavy wheat but not thin either.

a very distinctive wheat beer from an american brewery, like the style a lot. would not mind more of this.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2008 01:33:17 | More by beerbutcher
Photo of iceball585

New York

4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Bright yellow color, semi-cloudy, one finger thick fluffy white head that faded slowly

S- Citrus, yeast, bready, wheat, light malts, hint of cloves

T- Bananas, oranges, lemons, wheat, yeast, cloves, fairly malty

M- Light/medium body, low/medium carbonation, smooth, creamy, slight watery finish

D- Good session beer

I would have liked a bit stronger flavor out of this beer since the flavor is pretty good. I'd classify this one more like a hefe-weizen or a weissbier.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2008 21:32:14 | More by iceball585
Photo of kenito799

New York

4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass.

Hazy golden color (when yest sediment swirled in) and large creamy white head makes this look great. Very happy at the fist whiff: banana and clove, this is a hefe-weizen, not what passes for American wheat beer. The flavor hits with waves of spice and clove in the finish, leaving the palate singing with pleasantly balanced mild hops and a creamy mouthfeel. A bit more carbonation would improve the mouthfeel, but this is definitely one of the best and most drinakble American hefe-weizens I have had. Great job!

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2009 22:44:56 | More by kenito799
Photo of grizzly700


4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A great beer to drink on a hot summer day.. tastes of banana and Clove.. poured into glass as directed to by on bottle label.. so far all troegs brews I have tried have been excellent.. this will not disappoint you or try the victory beer or this style another excellent choice..

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2010 19:26:10 | More by grizzly700
Photo of lovindahops

New York

4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A Dream Weaver Wheat on a Sunday Morning with NFL Gameday Morning. I love Troegs

A- a big time hazy and golden yellow brew with no head whatsoever. The brew completely screams refreshing

S- a lil saison in the scent. Big time wheat and banana flavors coming through. Really has some uplifting scents

T- great! Spices, wheat, dry flavor, and many bananas! There is some musty flavor as well. This taste is incredible

M- carbonated and thick flavor

D- killa brew! I could literally drink dream weaver wheat all day. I will always keep a sixer in the fridge for summertime! Great job Troegs

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 14:29:19 | More by lovindahops
Photo of Gambrinus1184


4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into an Erdinger weizen glass.

A: Dense, hazy lemon yellow with an orange beige center; very cloudy from a yeast settlement pour. Faint pillars of carbonation building to a creamy, two-finger head of white foam which retains nicely and leaves decent lacing.

S: Wheat, banana, cloves and a funky yeast aroma with plenty of citrus zest to boot. Musty, juicy fruit aromas dance all over the scent.

T: Sweet, creamy and fruity malts up front which lend lots of juicy citrus and herbal flavors. A very light, spicy, herbal and floral hop bitterness creeps in to what is a slightly chewy, dry, bittersweet citrus and clove finish. Pretty close to sunshine in a glass.

M: Smooth, slightly creamy, light-medium bodied ale with plenty of character, juicy malts and chewy wheat proteins to chew on with that yeast sediment.

D: For a split second, I forgot we were in the dead of winter and was transported outdoors in the sunshine in a lawn chair. Dream Weaver is flavorful, drinkable and quite sessionable at 4.8% ABV. An American pale wheat ale done right; borderline hefeweizen/witbier territory while maintaining a good wheat and hop presence.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2011 23:01:15 | More by Gambrinus1184
Photo of guinnessfan


4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in 18oz. pint glass at Red Lobster in Hbg.PA

A: Beautiful, clouded golden color with nice, fluffy two finger head. Great retention and lacing throughout.

S: Clove spice, citrus, slight banana. A feast of complexity for the nose.

T: Same as smell, very complex. A great representation of the style. Very flavorful.

M: Thin and silky smooth, with a mildly zesty kick. Perfect carbonation.

D: Very sessionable if you like the style. The strong flavor does turn some of to it.

Another great Troegs product. Very flavorful beer with little ABV. Perfect late summer/fall beverage. Nice spice flavor to intro the fall weather.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2006 14:14:35 | More by guinnessfan
Photo of aerozeppl

New York

4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2008 16:29:35 | More by aerozeppl
Photo of Bitterbill


4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I got this botle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!

Nice cloudy yellow-orange pour, small head of foam that shrinks quickly. Almopst no lacing.

The smell is nice with notes of wheat, yeast, some light spiciness, a bit of clove, good banana.

The taste follows the nose; wheat, banana, yeast, clove, other spices, and a bit of lemon zest in the finish. It's close to medium bodied and very refreshing indeed. And talk about drinkable, I could down a few of these easily. Very easily!

A very good example of the style and one that I can easily recommend!

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2008 23:08:02 | More by Bitterbill
Photo of shapudding


4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thankyou Drafting Room for brinking this very yummy Troegs tap offering! It poured out a creamy looking peachy apricot color that there was no way to see through at all, this almost looked frozen. Nice creamy, milkshakey, egg-white head that reduced down to a nice covering. Carbination is not noticable. Scents of banana, fresh grash, gingerale, white grapes.

Incredibly smooth, almost thick, but yet soooo drinkable. Tastes of bananas, very light white wine spritzer, and slight citrus. Very clean and fresh! After the lemon is added- which I looove in my wheats, the flavors become a bit crisper. Sooo very nice! Once again, kudos to the Troegner brothers!

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2004 00:18:19 | More by shapudding
Photo of Slynger


4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2008 04:52:06 | More by Slynger
Photo of Hojaminbag


4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Filled a growler of this from the Troegs Brewery in Harrisburg, PA. This beer fresh takes on some different characteristics than bottled or even on tap. For this reason I am re-reviewing this beer (using a lot of my original review).

A hazy yellow-orange color with a small white head that doesn't last very long and leaves no lacing.

Smells nice and wheaty. Touch of citrus and banana. Some bready yeasty quality. The yeast gives off a strong spicy aroma, with lots of black pepper and coriander.

Tastes great. Nice wheat dominates the flavor, but there are also notes of citrus, banana, and more yeast. Black Pepper and coriander are strong and flavorful throughout, stronger than the wheat flavors. A great american pale wheat; one of my favorites for sure. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little creamy, just right.

Drinkability is great, espcially on a nice warm summer day.

Serving type: growler

07-16-2008 00:05:00 | More by Hojaminbag
Photo of MisterDeeds


4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jason for sneaking this into Mass.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a perfect pint glass.

Cloudy yellow haze. Looks like an UFW should I guess. Thin white head.

I know it cam from Pennsylvania, but it smells like a German hefe. Strong scents of banana and spices. Maybe cinnamon. Something I can't put my finger on is very nice about the aroma.

The taste does not disappoint. The bananas are there, along with cloves and some spice notes that compliment the fruit flavor quite nicely. Yeasty with a slight sour bite to it. Very impressive.

Feels full and thick, which I never really expect from a light colored brew, but is always quite welcome. Seemed to show carbonation throughout, but tasted very smooth and not too bubbly.

Finish is nice and balanced. Very drinkable. I wish I had more than one of these. A very impressive brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2008 00:11:57 | More by MisterDeeds
Photo of montageman


4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A wonderfully colored summer beer - golden like the sun. Big flavors - big notes of citrus, spice, & bread. The only real problem with this beer is the watery mouthfeel. There is no real body, but the flavors are strong, so its OK. Another great thing about this beer is the ABV is under 5%, which makes this a solid choice for session drinking. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2009 03:07:43 | More by montageman
Photo of mfigueroa713

New York

4.36/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 16:38:09 | More by mfigueroa713
Photo of Finn


4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2008 02:46:00 | More by Finn
Photo of woodske1


4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am surprised that this is only a B+ overall on the site. Myself and my friends all agree it is the best offering from Troegs.

Great appearance. A bit cloudy but not chunky. Nice smell that pairs very well with the taste. It also has the perfect amount of ABV in it, so this one can go down...and down...and down.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2009 21:38:21 | More by woodske1
Photo of whartontallboy

New York

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

I had this one on-tap at the Khyber last night, but I guess it's retired. That makes me sad; it's really quite a beer.

Pour was slightly hazy yellow with a moderate white head. Good retention.

Aroma is typical wheat beer, but less heavy on the banana and cloves and with a nice little hoppiness to it. The spice is still there, but it's held in check.

Flavor is similarly hoppy on top of a standard wheat background, which is nice. Nice little orange and coriander flavors sneaking through in the flavor, too. Before I saw the APWA designation on the site, I would have called it a witbier. In any event, a nice, subdued wheat beer that is quiet without being boring. A great summer choice.

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2005 20:00:18 | More by whartontallboy
Photo of peterittenhouse


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

This is nice...

Appearance: Pours cloudy orange with nice rocky head.

Smell: Deceiving, was expecting someting different. I was pleasantly surprised at first sip.

Taste: Nice spicy taste with good hop bite. Banana and bubble gum flavors develop as the glass gets empty.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, not quite as tart or snappy as I would expect. Almost creamy.

Drinkabilty: Too bad this is only available in Sampler cases. This stuff is great. I used to swear by Penn Weizen but like this just as much! Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2006 01:42:07 | More by peterittenhouse
Photo of MuenchenerKindl


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

Poured from a way too small 12 oz bottle to a big swirl hefe glass. Pour 3/4 s of the liquid to get a big 4 finger head and a semi clear liquid. Swirled the bottle to get the settled yeast and poured the rest. This produced an opaque light yellow liquid and a towering head. Lots a good carbonation.

The smell was a little faint, but could pick up yeast, banana and cloves.

The taste is really good, very sharp & strong. Nice banana & clove taste very authentic. Becomes more complex as it warms, bready, with some lemon citrus.

Mouthfeel is nice, good carbonation, smooth with a slight bite

Drinkability is very high, goes down oh so easy, Best American wheat I have had. Prosit und Zum wohl! MK

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2006 04:37:32 | More by MuenchenerKindl
Photo of weasbri


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

You gotta love a beer that tells you how to pour it on the box. This one recommended to pour 3/4 of the bottle, then swirl the yeast with the rest of the bottle before pouring it into the glass.
The result is a cloudy light orange color with a small white head on top. Very fragrant, a bit of banana and maybe bubblegum? Extremely easy drinking, goes does smooth and light. A bit of extra spiciness in the flavor, maybe cloves? A good summer beer on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2006 15:21:45 | More by weasbri
Photo of Kolsch


4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2008 22:11:44 | More by Kolsch
Photo of Metalmonk

North Carolina

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

Pour included a vigorous swirl to bring the yeast/sediment into the glass, and it's a really good looking thing: hazed golden-yellow like pineapple/peach juice and a creamy, fluffy head that sticks around for the duration.

Aroma is yeast-leaning, something that reminds of a Belgian pale ale or witbier, with lighter-colored tropical/citrus fruits and soft breadiness giving depth.

Flavor is wonderful, and will be an excellent choice for summer drinking. Has elements of Juicy Fruit gum, banana, pear, peach, fresh-baked bread. An accessible, subtle yeastiness rounds it out. Slight pucker in the finish, with the wheat also riding through at this stage.

Mouthfeel balances soft texture and lightness of weight with bristling carbonation.

Gets points right away for not even trying to sell itself as a hefe-weizen. As an unfiltered wheat ale from the U.S. it's one of the finest in its field (as far as my tastings have taken me so far anyway). Crazy drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2008 20:10:46 | More by Metalmonk
DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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