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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:
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(Beer added by: blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004)
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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 jwc215


3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2006 03:26:39 | More by jwc215
Photo of Golden2wenty1


3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hauled back from PA by expatsteve - thanks again.

Pour: a hazy, opaque golden yellow with a finger of snow white cream and a touch of lacing.

Nose: musty yeast, clove/spice, citrus, light banana esters and a lactic sourness in the finish.

Taste: citrus and cracked black pepper on the fore-palate followed by banana bread and a husky, sour wheat finish.

Mouthfeel: carbonation is a little strong for a hefe-weizen (which it resembles much more than an APWA) and body is medium and slick.

Drinkability/Overall: A fairly authentic rendition of the hefeweizen style (which I maintain it is) aside from the carbonation issue. Well balanced and mild and an overall easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2006 05:30:16 | More by Golden2wenty1
Photo of DaPeculierDane


4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very enjoyable American Wheat more on the Hefe side of the spectrum than the Oberon side. Pours a perpetually hazed golden straw into an 8 oz mug, the only glass wear at my house that isn’t packed up for moving. Nice white head, superb retention. Aroma is more complex than just bananas and wheat, although both are present. Dried apricot, bread dough, tremendous spicing including, oddly enough, salt peter???, and some esters. Tastes like a wheat cereal with coriander, pepper, clove, and dried bananas mixed in. Very spicy. Nice carbonation. I really enjoy it. Nearly full body. Nice carbonation. A winner.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2006 15:28:12 | More by DaPeculierDane
Photo of mattpetti

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color with miniman cloudiness, with a small head that disapeared quickly. Smells slighty bready (sourdough), with average citrus and slight hop floralness that is felt at the end. The taste isn'y as hoppy as a pale wheat ale would entail. In fact ths beer drinks more like a hefeweizen than a pale malt. The is some sort of zingy spice to it as well. Some BA'rs have said cloves. It's a subtle spice not anything excessive. All in all this beer is a session beer which will apeal to hefeweizen fans and pale ale fans alike. Crisp and flavorful it is what the label says and def enjoyable on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2006 05:05:23 | More by mattpetti
Photo of unclecrappy


4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was kicked back on my porch on a sticky summer evening when I tried one of these for the first time, and that's the perfect way to sample this very nice wheat ale.

Appearance was as pretty as expected: pale and golden, a touch cloudy, with a fine, creamy head that held up well. Smell? Nice mix of fruit and spice. The taste follows the nose closely -- very well balanced.

Mouthfeel gets its own paragraph. The best weizens I've had feel rich, creamy and smooth, and Dream Weaver's silky consistency nails that characteristic perfectly.

Add all that stuff up and you get an exceptionally drinkable beer. Very refreshing on hot summer days. I anticipate going through a lot of these this summer.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2006 20:02:04 | More by unclecrappy
Photo of doppelmeup

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured a dark yellow into a pint glass with not a lot of head and very little lacing. Considering the style, I would have expected a much larger, foamy head.

Smelled very yeasty, with lots of clove and banana. It reminded me of sitting next to someone smoking a clove cigarette

Taste had lots of clove and yeast. The clove taste was really overpowering.

Kind of a fizzy mouthfeel with a dry finish.

Overall, not very impressed with this beer. Pales in comparison to other hefe-wiezens and wheat beers that I have had. Wouldn't recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2006 22:55:41 | More by doppelmeup
Photo of DarkerTheBetter


3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer came a bit dark for the style. It was a murky brown and it faded to more of a straw near the bottom of the glass. The head consisted of a thin white collar.

Smelled of dry wheat, musky bread dough and yeast with a touch of sweet peaches and lemon.

Tasted very doughy with a heavy milky yeast. The wheat came across very sour and it was accompanied by a bit of lemon zest. Finished very dry.

The mouth feel was light to medium bodied with a very light carbonation.

This one’s easy, and not very aggressive. Could make a good session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2006 16:40:26 | More by DarkerTheBetter
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow with a bit of lace. Yeast in aroma. sourish taste and assertive carbonation. Tasty, cloves worked, European malts and hops inspired a full mouth. Altogether combination of ideas that held together on a thirsty first sample at Mondial 2006.
Tried again about 2 years later and sweet wheat smell, light but creamy mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2006 06:11:41 | More by Sammy
Photo of Suds


3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap during a nice seafood lunch. It’s a very hazy, white-ish yellow color with a modest white head. The aroma has a notable banana smell, surrounded by citrus fruits and a little clove. I didn’t find much of yeast aroma, but the esters and phenols are straightforward and fitting. The taste is all about spice and wheat. It’s soft and semi-dry, medium-to-full bodied, with a round, clove-filled finish. Hops are hidden, and the carbonation is average (I wonder if it’s higher in the bottle?). All in all, it’s a refreshing wheat brew.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2006 11:48:06 | More by Suds
Photo of RonfromJersey

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow, properly hazy, topped by several inches of pure white level foam.

Spicey, peppery aroma evident the moment the cap is popped.

Taste is spicey, with a lemony finish, and a mix of the two in the aftertaste. Everything is light and not overdone. Fairly refreshing. Nothing really stands out though, no "wow" or "aahhh".

Nicely light mouthfeel. Easy drinking.

Right now, its an OK for spring and summer American Wheat. Acceptable but not overly interesing. Troegs Sunshine Pils or Sly Fox Royal Weiss would be preferable.

I do expect this will be tweaked a bit over time and evolve into something much more memorable, as have several other Troegs beers. As it is, I would prefer something else in the variety pack come fall.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2006 21:58:22 | More by RonfromJersey
Photo of wcudwight

North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale golden color with a huge fluffy snow white head that recedes quickly to a thin film on the top. Lace covers the sides of the glass. Smell is of green bananas. Taste is bready and biscuity with a mild fruit finish. Tangerines maybe. Feels crisp and refreshing on the palate. Drinkable on a hot day.
Not my favorite style, but I would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2006 20:37:46 | More by wcudwight
Photo of IrishRedRock


4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very champagne-like in appearance, aside from the standard cloudiness. Straw-colored with big bubbles from bottom to top. Heady at first but slowly dies down. Banana and clove in the nose, these notes dominate in the finish as well. In between, softer notes of wheat combine with orange peel and the slightest undertone of leafy hop bitterness. Quite fuller bodied for the style in my opinion, yet the softness of the flavors and the lower ABV make this a very refreshing beer and a worthy candidate for a summer session. No off flavors in this one whatsoever as it seems I find in many of its American brethren of the same style. One I can see drinking a few of, and given it's appearance for now in the Troegs sampler case, it seems that I will.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2006 00:20:47 | More by IrishRedRock
Photo of jhollick


4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This is a 12 oz. bottle from a mix and match six pack. The beer pours a cloudy pale gold color, almost strawlike. It is a very striking color. An inch thick head formed in the glass, but quickly dissipated, so nothing too special going on there.

My nose can detect wheat, banana, citrus, clove, lemon, and some other spices that I can't quite put my finger on. All in all, the aroma is very pleasing. The smells all blend well together. I hope the taste can live up to it.

In the mouth and down the hatch, as always, is where things get interesting. This wheat beer is surprisingly heavy in the mouth, and retains a creamy consistency. The flavor of the beer is a bit more subdued that I expected, but I'm not going to say that's a bad thing. Aside from an assertive banana aftertaste (with a touch of apple), no flavor overpowers any other. There is a real sense of harmony across the wheats, fruits, and spices. This is a unique beer in my experience with American Wheats.

Since the flavor is a bit low-key, I wouldn't drink this after I have had anything else. I'm not implying a lack of complexity, because this beer has plenty to keep me entertained through a sixer with a fellow BA. This is a great beer if you want the crisp taste of a wheat beer, but don't want to be bludgeoned with any one flavor. As usual, Troegs has dropped a well balanced and rock solid example of a beer style. I'll definitely be looking/hoping for this to be available by the case for this spring and summer. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2006 21:41:25 | More by jhollick
Photo of nlmartin


3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was poured into a pub glass.

Appearance: The beer has a cloudy straw yellow coloration. The head was two fingers high and quickly resolved to a ring of foam.

Smell: The beer has a very good sweet wheaty malty smell. There is a very pleasing peppery coriander punch combined with a wiff of lemon.

Taste: The beer has pleasing bready bannana taste. There is a good balance between sweetness and peppery coriander.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: This beer is light bodied. This is a well balanced beer. This beer is overall a very drinkable and great sessionable beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2006 22:37:29 | More by nlmartin
Photo of Illinick


3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Extremely pale, hay colored yellow. Cloudy with a sticky, fluffy white head that retains nicely. Slight rising carbonation. Decent lacing that's a bit more sporadic than "spider-web"ish.
S: Great scent. Lots of banana with tart fruit, spice/spiced fruit, some vanilla, wheat and some musty earth. A slight hint of fresh hops in the background-you have to search, but its there. The smell was "creamy" and I can definately smell this one for a while.
T: Compared to the smell the flavors were a bit bland at first. Tart fruit-lemon as the driving force - with not as much banana as I would've thought. Some spice-coriander of course, some earth and wheat with a definate hop presence. Fresh hop presence that gave the flavor a bit of uniqueness compared to other banana and coriander only tasting wheats and hefes.
MF: A little light with a dry finish.
Overall: After a great nose the taste was a little dissapointing. A nice taste but I would've liked to see more pungent flavors. Everything present was good, but I wanted more. A refreshing brew worth a try and one I'll consume again.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2006 03:40:53 | More by Illinick
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New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A cloudy dark orange-yellow, it reminds me of a screwdriver that is very vodka heavy, about 4:1. The head is about one finger high and lasts for about two minutes. Only specks of lacing.

S - Lemon predominantly, a bit of banana, pineapple, cloves, allspice and bread. An okay odor, but the citrus is a really strong presence.

T - A mild lemon hits me first, followed by some wheat flavor, actually tastes more like millet though, and a mild spiciness of cloves, coriander and . . . nutmeg? I didn't expect that. The aftertaste is slightly tart with a lingering spiciness and bland bitter (which I find to be the most disappointing aspect). The taste isn't that great, but it is far from terrible. Way too much citrus. I'd say a little below average for a weizen.

M - Carbonation is a little high, but it is fairly creamy and fullbodied with a nice refreshing nature.

D - Easy to drink. Very easy. Very mild and very low abv makes this infinitely sessionable. A good compliment for food. I am not impressed by the flavor, but everywhere else this is a pretty great brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2006 19:40:24 | More by mrasskicktastic
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North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured into the glass lightly hazy pale straw with a white and frothy head which laced the glass.

The aroma was estery and fruity with a slight apricot aroma and some medium banana and low clove. The presence of wheat also permeated the aroma.

The flavor was light and refreshing with the round softness of wheat with a slight bit of clove and a fruity light banana flavor.

The finish was dry with a lasting fruitiness and light clove lasting long and pleasantly into the aftertaste. The body was medium light and well done with a good carbonation level. This would make an awesome summer beer. Light and refreshing.

12 ounce bottle. Looks like it is marked bottled on 10/14/05 in stencil.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2006 23:31:49 | More by GCBrewingCo
Photo of mmmbeer


3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. with no freshness date and some oxidation on the cap - served chilled in a weizen glass. The beer pours very pale but the yeast makes it an opaque light yellow/gold that is lighter than a hefe. It has medium carbonation and an inch of white head that reduces to a thin layer of fine bubbles and leaves some decent lacing. It has aromas of banana and spice with spicy/doughy yeast, lemon, and some phenols (clove?). Taste is about the same with some tangy/sweet wheat but is a bit thinner than I'd like. The body is also light and it has crisp carbonation while staying smooth, but it is also a bit thinner than I'm looking for. A good thirst quencher, and I bet it's a good session ale at a cookout in the middle of the summer.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2006 00:30:04 | More by mmmbeer
Photo of bditty187


4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, dull brown in hue with a tickle of yellow-peach; the liquid isn’t doing much for me. Bright white head, at the apex the foam was two fingers tall. Head retention was decent, after a couple moments the head subsided to a thin cap. Lacing started before I took a sip, I love that! Once some of the liquid was removed the subsequent lacing really became widespread. Overall, I am impressed with the appearance of this American Wheat.

The nose reeks of gunpowder! It is like Independence Day in a glass! Whoa. Do I like it? Not really! In the background are hints of citrus and wheat. Moderate potency throughout. Okay, the “smoky” smells are growing on me because the nose became a little better-rounded once a hint of clove was introduced. I am interested in taking a sip, so here goes.

The palate is a lovely blend of smoke, cloves, wheat, citrus, and spice. I really like what is going on here. It is way different then any American Wheat I have tasted. The wheatiness is kind of soft but I love the blend of cloves and smoke with a tickle of spice. There is great depth. I actually have to think about what I am drinking. Impressive. In a word I would summarize the palate as… dirty. This is not a clean, straightforward summery refreshing sissy-ass American Wheat. Nope, this is a blue collar steel mill worker after working eight hours. Damn, this is nice. I am really enjoying all the nuances.

Medium in body; moderately low but natural carbonation, the mouthfeel fits the flavor profile well. There is a long aftertaste with hearty wheatiness and a spicy, smoky residue. I bet this beer would kick-ass with a pastrami sandwich or some homemade beef jerky!

In some regards the flavors are kind of overwhelming and I am not sure I could drink many of these. I mean the style is supposed to clean and refreshing. Aw fuck that! Give me this beer in bulk. Give me keg and a cup. I love the messy feel. I am impressed. Thank you WVbeergeek; this was a pleasant surprise!

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2006 16:30:55 | More by bditty187
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
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3.18/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

reviewed over dinner on feb 10.

bought a sampler case and a six pack of this variety was inside. never had it before, but looked tempting.

golden in color and very hazy. little hops with much flavor. beer should be consumed in the summer. reminds me a lot of a hefeweizen brew.

will drink it again (only in may or june).

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2006 02:28:05 | More by DuqTroops
Photo of hero27


3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.

Hazy, straw yellow color with a thin, fizzy head. Aroma & flavor is largely spices and pale malts..the wheat character blends pretty well with the coriander & pepper, but the spices are a bit overdone, imho.
Still a refreshing and flavorful wheat brew from Tröegs.

Bottle courtesy of froggyfrog.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2006 21:49:22 | More by hero27
Photo of Higravity


3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice hazy golden topped with a white head that gave plenty of lacing. The smell was very sulfur as is common with the yeast used in these wheat beers, but stronger in this beer than some others. The sulfur really dominated teh nose but there was a little citrus and breadyness peeking through. It taste like wheat with a pleasent placement of citrus and hops that where small but enough. It had a good mouthfeel and was easy drinking, could slip into a rotation of session, but not really session stuff itself.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2006 15:19:04 | More by Higravity
Photo of Maestro


4/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Cloudy, gold ale with a thick, white bubbly head. Lots of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Spicy and sweet...with hints of apple.

Taste: I am truly impressed. This beer is clean with some very spicy, sweet notes. There is a very faint apple taste with some clove on the back of the swallow.

Mouthfeel: There is a nice bite to this beer. It is quite bubbly and full.

Drinkability: I wouldn't drink more than one in a sitting, as it is fairly sweet and spicy, but definitely nice for a change of pace.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2006 18:53:41 | More by Maestro
DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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