Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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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 PicoPapa
3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle with Bottled on Date of 021811. Pours a hazy orangey yellow with very little head. Some lacing. Smells of sour lemon, yeast, and spices. Tastes pretty watered down. Flavors of lemon, grains, and yeast. Lots of spice flavor at the end. A bit thin in the mouthfeel department. Overall this beer would be alright in the summer but it is pretty average. This was the worst beer of the mix 12 pack. I won't be buying this beer again. (440 characters)

Photo of BeerLover99
3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: deep cloudy straw, finger head, fine lacing

S: faint banana, clove, wheat

T: mild wheat, dry crisp finish

M: light/med body, dry/crisp mouth

O: Very light body, faint flavor hefeweizen.
I will not be getting this again, rather

OK, YOU CAN DO BETTER! (273 characters)

Photo of TLove
3.14/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a Iron Hill pint glass.

Full, yeasty body with a nice scent of citrus, banana, and nutmeg. Has a hefeweizen-caliber body that fits the bill better than many area American Hefes (such as Lancaster Brewing's Hefe). Very bready and delicate flavors feeding into a spicy malt that has a nice sweetness on the back end. A touch tart on the back end, but finished the way a pale wheat should, light and round.

My problem is that the tartness offsets the basic water component to really give the beer a hint of strangeness to the mouthfeel and finish. Further, while it was a great idea to leave the beer unfiltered, the roundness of the beer detracts greatly from the crispness I've come to expect from a Pale Wheat Ale. (729 characters)

Photo of Redwood21
3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is not my favorite style, and this is not my favorite example of the style, however its a solid example of the group. The color is a golden straw with a simple white head. It has that wheat beer taste, with something i cant put my finger on, maybe yeast that im not too fond of. I think its a decent beer that should be tried especiallly if you like wheat beer. (366 characters)

Photo of Toddv29424
3.12/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I feel like this beer has a load of potential, but I am surprised at the lack of depth that it has, especially coming from Troegs. It pours with an almost translucent light yellow color with a moderate head. The smell is faint, and has a touch of sweetness to it. The taste is weak. Its almost the same consistency as a US macro brew, but instead of the rice taste there is a wheat sweetness. A touch of citrus too. This beer goes down pretty easy, but unfortunately leaves little that lingers, and leaves nothing to be desired. (528 characters)

Photo of brewsclues
3.12/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a rather average beer all the way across the board. A cloudy, yellow-straw appearance that is very cloudy. No head to speak of and and no lacing on the top - standard fare for light Hefes.

Plenty of bananas, bubblegum, and cloves in the nose. Smells very refreshing.

Taste is a bit watery and light around the edges - overpowering banana bread taste. The spices are too weak - if they had cranked these up a bit it might have balanced out the fruity character of the bananas. I know it's a Hefe and supposed to be light, but just not enough punch packed in this nondescript summer brew. Might re-visit this again in the summer, but just too many other Hefes that beat this hands down. (694 characters)

Photo of Act25
3.12/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I'm a Troegs fan, but not of this one. It's too medicinal, and a bit skunky and thin.

A: A hazy yellow, dull, amber in color with when poured hard, a large off white head at the top, a medium rate of lacing. (must pour hard)

S: Way too sweet, way too medicinal. More like over-ripe bananas and pink gum with some cleaning fluid in the air. Back of the bus kind of smell. Even some bad perfume. Would not want to be trapped with this smell.

T: Too much like the smell, way too sweet up front and perhaps too much carbonation, I am not getting much real fruit on my try. Again, stale banana peel, and everything you dont like about gum and perfume, or the back of a long bus ride.

M: Too light bodied beer with a lot of carbonation, almost tasted like a turned banana-orange soda.

O: This is a bad beer and too sweet. Go back and try again, or give up on this style. (873 characters)

Photo of cbros
3.11/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Serving type- 12 ounce bottle with an unclear best by date poured into a hefe glass.

I got this beer as an extra in a trade I had recently. This beer pours a bright yellow color. With the carbonation activity present after the pour this beer reminds me of a glass of champagne instead of a beer. No cling or head present after the pour. The taste is of a usual wheat beer with spices of lemon zest and bannana, nothing different or varied here. The taste follows closely with the smell. This tastes like a good representative of an American Pale Wheat beer. A little weaker than a hefe but more fruity than the American Pale Ales that I have had. This is a decent beer and was rather good considering the temperature and humidity lurking outside after the afternoon mow. This is a session beer that, if available to me on a regular basis, would make it into the summertime BBQ rotation. I can see myself easily knocking back a few of these and not feeling weighted down or even drunk. Thanks for the chance of having this beer dyan. (1,033 characters)

Photo of oonthego
3.11/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Golden color with white head, some bubbles.

S: Very intense wheat smell even from 12 inches away from my nose, slightly inundating.

T: No distinct flavors that my palate can ascertain...yeasty taste.

M: Mildly carbonated, leaves yeasty aftertaste that dissipates quickly.

O: OK. Only bought one to try. This won't be on the short list of UW beers. Might benefit from a splash of citrus but the lack there of makes this beer different that most UWs I have sampled. (470 characters)

Photo of beerdepartment
3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Note: something displeases me about wheat beer as a type. So I am not the best person to be reviewing this. But

Appears light amber, light white skim on top; some lacing.

Smells like a wheat beer exclaiming its wheatbeerdom. Banana yeastiness, heady fruit syrup aroma. Which wheat beer people would really enjoy.

Taste is an expression of banana wheatness, with a tiny bit of bitterness.

Mouthfeel I liked. Fills the mouth, not overcarbonated. Well made mouthfeel.

This beer is not for me, but I imagine others would love it. (539 characters)

Photo of Rootdog316
3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy dull gold with a thin white head that lasted through three-quarters of the glass and left partial lace. The aroma is wheat with some sour notes detected as well. The flavor is again wheat with some sour notes and also a bit of cloves. No banana flavors detected. Not amazing, but not awful. (303 characters)

Photo of magictacosinus
3.07/5  rDev -19.6%
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. (2,260 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.06/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass from a 12 oz. bottle. No freshness date - but recently purchased.
Poured cloudy light yellow with a thick, fluffy head that left some lacing.
The smell was of sheat with hints of cloves and an underlying musty aroma.
The taste was very typical of a summer wheat ale. A crisp tang from some spices, especially clove. It was a bit too thin.
The mouthfeel/drinkability was fairly refreshing - It was light-bodied, with nothing particularly offensive outside of the slight mustiness in the nose. It was fairly smooth - on the whole, nothing great but not too terrible for a summer-time wheat beer. Better ones out there though. (654 characters)

Photo of mikel52588
3.05/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours cloudy and has the color mix of yellow/gold/light tan; has a thin head, and a small amount of lacing

Smell: Lemon, citrus, clove, and obviously wheat and yeast

Taste: tastes a little watered down, quite the disappointment. The lemony citrus is there, not much complexity here. Aftertaste is grainy.

Mouthfeel: has a light body with a watery but creamy texture and little noticeable carbonation; aftertaste is short lasting.

Drinkability: This is a failed attempt at a good pale wheat ale, its watery and doesn't have much to offer in any category. I don't think this beer is very drinkable, I mean its extremely light if that's what your going for, but there like no flavor. (700 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Washington House, Sellersville, PA

Pours a cloudy golden-yellow with a two-finger white head that fizzles away to nothing. Yeasty aroma, with a little bit of banana and cloves. Big yeasty taste, very bready, more of the banana and cloves I got in the aroma, thick and wheaty, but not too harsh, and little to no citrus detected...maybe just a subtle bit. Medium, chewy mouthfeel, and fairly drinkable, but not really my style. (448 characters)

Photo of beergod1
3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours hazy orange yellow with a small white head. Smells of banana and wheat malt. Tastes of banana, some small amounts of spice, typical wheat malt. Body is a little more carbonated than i usually like in a Wheat Ale. Very typical Wheat beer. Nothing impressive. (263 characters)

Photo of Beerbuddha
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- Nice hazy yellow color with an inch of white haed.

Smell- Strong wheat smell with a hint of fruits

Taste- Nice wheat taste with a hint of fruits.

Mouthfeel- Light body with lots of carbonation.

Drinkability- It wasn't a bad beer. It had nice fruit taste. I've had better. (296 characters)

Photo of ckollias
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Cloudy light blonde ale with a white one-finger head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: This brew has a yeasty bread aroma. Hints of lemon in the background.

T: Similar to the smell this beer has zingy yeast and bread flavor. There is some mild citrus notes.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation

O: This was the first beer by Troegs that has disappointed me. It was a decent wheat beer but nothing I would try again. (491 characters)

Photo of Jerico
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - the appearance if that of an average wheat beer - cloudy, gold/hay color but - with an unremarkable head that dissolves quickly.

S - light and citrusy with a bit of "zing."

T/M/D - this one feels a bit thin on the tongue, without much breadiness. The taste is similarly light, with a slightly sour note aside the citrusy flavor. I'd call this one about average. (367 characters)

Photo of Applesauce1
2.98/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I just heard about the Troegs brewery recently since moving from Ohio to Virginia. I picked this up in a mix-pack from the Westover Market in Arlington.

Appearance: hazy, gold color with a half inch head on the pour

Smell: banana and clove

Taste: banana and clove...i can tell this is a quality beer, im just not a huge fan of that banana and clove taste from a wheat ale

Mouthfeel: medium body

Drinkability: id probably only do one in a night since the taste aint that great (480 characters)

Photo of vette2006c5r
2.97/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dream Weaver Wheat poured a very light color, with a head that stayed with the whole beer. It had a wheat smell, and some other spices. It had a similar taste, and it was kinda of spicy like a german beer. It was light and very easy to drink. Overall not a horrible beer, felt it was lacking some flavor. (304 characters)

Photo of NekotoNikku
2.96/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Very pale yellow color and when I held it up to the light I noticed it had an almost pale green color...reminded me of mountain dew only not as neon, which I thought was very interesting.

S - Yeasty smell with some spiciness, was already, although wasn't what I was expecting

T - I'll try to be fair here, but I really really wasn't a fan of how this tasted, but I think I might have an issue with 'herby' beers. Tasted of cloves, yeast and had a light carbonation, if you really like beers that taste like this, you're sure to like it.

M - Not over-carbonated, which was nice, was a little rough going down for me though despite this.

D - I, personally, wouldn't drink this one again, it was just too different for me, I prefer my beers to be nuttier or fruiter and this one tasted like I sucked down a bottle of kitchen spices...but if you're into that, give this one a try! (884 characters)

Photo of surprenant1138
2.91/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy light sunny amber with a half inch bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. Faint lacing. Aroma is of yeast mostly, with some light grassy and piney hints. Taste is like pretty much every other mediocre wheat beer: light on hops, some pine, very yeasty, dry, and lightly metallic. Mouthfeel is light. I'm not much of a fan. (338 characters)

Photo of GnomeKing
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This is almost a parody of a wit (even though its not technically a wit). It's as if the brewer cranked up the citrus and sweetness to 11 on the assumption that more is better. Quaffing this one made me feel like I was drinking some new yuppie malt beverage; it didn't exhibit beer tastes and wasn't balanced. This one is all sweetness and overwhelming flavors, the kind of beer that gives wheat beers a bad name. (413 characters)

Photo of EgadBananas
2.79/5  rDev -27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice light, hazy yellow/orange in color with a bubbly stark white head. Laces okay. Overall, very nice.

Smell is pretty run of the mill. Slight citrus, and a bit of malts/grains.

Taste was initially slight citrus, with a good wheat taste. It finishes though with a cloying fruit sweetness that completely throws this out of whack for me.

The feel is alright, which a bit of crispness from adequate carbonation. Feel is overall light.

It's not horrible on the drink, but nothing I'm going to go out of my way for. (518 characters)

Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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