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DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company

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1,406 Ratings
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Ratings: 1406
Reviews: 596
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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jdhilt

New Hampshire

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

Pours a three finger white head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color, ton of yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Citrus and yeast nose. Flavor is lemon and yeast. Light peppery finish. $1.95 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2009 22:29:07 | More by jdhilt
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Yeast was swirled in, cloudy brew now and the lacing is pretty epic. Banana bread ... no, taffy with some breadiness with dusty clove and nutty yeast in the nose. Very very smooth with a crisp refreshing bite, malty with a mellow breadiness. Herbal phenols push against the ripe fruit, clove tries to push the yeast out of the way. Flavors may run up against each other but nothing clashes. The phenols and a mild tartness do pull this beer away from the extreme drinkability this style can garner. Semi-dry finish.

Still able it quaff it back though the amount is hindered for me somewhat.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 02:32:44 | More by Jason
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Wasatch

Utah

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to shaebs99 and JoeyBeerBelly for this brew.

Pours a nice cloudy golden pale yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger plus fizzy white head, which does leave some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some spices, and some caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty/yeasty/grassy, some spicyness, and caramel. Light-Medium body. Drinkable, this is a tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2008 00:54:43 | More by Wasatch
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle from bleedingshrimp as part of 120/190 BIF. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" bright white head over the cloudy light golden brew. Head lasts reasonably well, with average to good lacing, both at least what you would expect from the style. Aroma is clovey bananas. Taste is cloves, light banana, and a tinge of lemon. Mouthfeel is just what you'd expect from a wheat, excellently smooth, and drinkability is high. This one is a great summer brew, or any season.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2006 20:57:44 | More by ppoitras
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am not a fan of the style, bottle try some anyway since hefe beer is better than none! CANs soon, I promise.

From the bottle: "DreamWeaver Wheat is an unfiltered splash of spicy mouthwatering joy. Pour 3/4 of the bottle into a glass, swirl the bottle to invigorate the yeast and pour remainder down the center of the glass." Cool, it comes with directions since everybody tells me I need more direction in life.

I got a finger of fluffy bone-white head from my pour and then it suddenly fell like a souffle when someone bangs the oven door shut. Color was a VERY cloudy orangish-yellow, like fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. Nose was as advertised - spicy, specifically clove forward with undertones of the banana/bubble gum esters that usually put me off in a big way. The clove-forward smell is achieved by fermenting hefe yeast at lager temperatures and I had not realized that homeboys John & Chris were doing this with theirs or I would have been drinking a lot more of it a lot sooner. Mouthfeel was not quite full, but close, and the clove spiciness was like the Clove Life Savers that I was (seemingly) the only person who liked them. For our more modern and hip users, think clove cigarettes. I once made an air freshener out of an orange by sticking cloves into it in the shape of a smiley face. Yay, cloves! This was joy in a bottle. Frankly, I did not really experience the banana/bubble gum nonsense that so thoroughly puts me off. Finish was pretty dry for the style, given its intense spice but I was down with it. More please, Mssrs. Musselman and Yashinsky.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 18:47:41 | More by woodychandler
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clowdy yellow with a bit of orange hue to it. Initially has a minimal creamy white head with not much retension. Nose is yeasty with orange up front, banana cross the middle and paired with the scent of cloves. The feel of this beer is quite light and refreshing, easily can put a few of these back. Taste yields much the same as the nose of this beer except less citrus and more yeast and wheat than anything. The finish suprisingly has very minor hop taste mixed in with the yeast but without any of the hop bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2009 00:19:51 | More by stakem
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a Weizen glass.

Pours a hazy light gold with a big, billowy head of brite-white foam. Fizzles down into a thin, creamy retention that leaves a bit of lacing behind. The aroma is a fresh smelling fume of wheat, yeast, bananas, lemon, coriander, and orange zest.

The taste is solid base of a wheat and yeast undercurrent with notes of banana, lemon, oranges, and some fairly strong coriander. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with good creamy carbonation and a fresh feel on the palette.

Once of my favorite seasonals from Troegs, being very tasty and hugely quaffable on a warm Summer's day.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2008 16:47:28 | More by Kegatron
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Grapefruit skin dotted with microscopic sized bubbles. A pillow of head formed instantly from the pour although it's now heavily napping, even swirling won't completely awaken it. There is a hazy screen that clouds up the appearance. Although it blurs complexion it certainly does not darken it - the beer is brightly coloured and appears quite refreshing.

Perhaps this should be listed as a "white" beer as opposed to "wheat" beer? It shouldn't take a connoisseur to note the inclusion of spices and fruit zest that is trademark of a Belgian style witbier (as oppose to the grainy, hop filled bouquet of an American wheat). The aroma is rammed with light honey-like sweetness, lemon zest, citrus and clove spice.

Upon further inspection, this may be more similar to a German style hefeweizen (for those keeping tabs on style guidelines). The flavour is pleasantly sweet and touts fruity notes of under-ripe melon and a vividly discernible flavour of banana. The yeast is suggestively spicy and light hints of clove and white pepper are also noted.

The Munich and Pils malts impart a bready, sweet and biscuity component where as the wheat provides the impression of straw and grains; the two balance wonderfully together. A cautious use of Noble hops lend just a faint earthy character. It is an effective combination of dry, tart and sweet. This is a wonderfully crafted weisse beer!

Although the nose initially had me think of a Belgian witbier, the first sip left me no doubt that the aim here was a classic, Southern German specialty. The array of flavours, from spicy clove to fruity banana and from bready malt to crisp straw wheat, provides all the components needed to make a quenching, delicious wheat beer. Thanks DrJay!

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2009 21:52:03 | More by biegaman
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Standard Tap...
Appears a hazy light gold with a small white cap that fizzles into a small bubbly film.
Smell seems like a mix between a hefe & wit. Lots of bubblegum, bananas, and wheat, with a bit of clove, coriander, and pepper.
Taste is of the same mix with a mild doughyness to it and perhaps the ever slightness of sulpher that isn't too noticable.
Drinkability is good. A nice brew that I hope to see more of in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2005 18:25:37 | More by weeare138
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plaid75

New York

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

Poured a hazy medium straw hue with a three finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a heavy malted wheat aroma with a perfumy yeast and clove.

The taste consisted of a bready wheat malt and a spicy yeast body. Good light wheat finish.

The mouthfeel was of average chewiness for the style with a dry finish.

Overall a very nice wheat ale. Very sessionable and certainly one of the best examples of the style.

Thanks a bunch to Aprilluvsbeer.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2006 00:40:20 | More by plaid75
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

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

A: Poured a cloudy, pale straw color with a fluffy white head that left a modest rim lacing.

S: lemons, bananas, wheat, and light cloves, no surprises here.

T: The initial flavor had some sour citrus and yeastiness along with a light wheaty flavor. Thee was a slight dry caramel sweetness that seemed a bit odd and out of place per style.

M: lightly carbonated, with some crewy and creaminess from the wheat.

D: Worth a try, not your traditional wheat flavor, unique.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 23:44:07 | More by beerthulhu
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

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

A. Unfiltered pale yellow grains. Looks intriguing.

S. Spices and wheat. Can't lose there.

T. Tastes like a uber hefeweizen. Indescribably sweet.

M. Light body with a good feel. Solid aftertaste as it coats the palate.

D. A go to beer.

Thoughts: This is one of my favorites from Troegs. Had it at the bar and then bought a case thereafter. Superb.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2008 20:10:08 | More by Stinkypuss
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow with bright white, rocky foam. Decent head retention with a bit of lacing. Banana and lemon in the aroma, along with a bit of clove. Same in the flavour along with crackery wheat and bread. Nice texture, smooth body with lively carbonation. Great drinkability. Solid and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2008 02:10:39 | More by DrJay
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

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

I had a bottle of this recently - a golden light hazed color with thick cream -basic look of hefeweizen or pale wheat with good retention. The smell is faintly spicy with some light fruity banana esters with subtle toasted, but mostly yeast oriented aroma which is pretty fragrant and pleasant. The Feel is good a bit sharp with carbonation and spice without a smooth feel - I guess more of an American take perhaps it has some hops to give a more aggressive texture. Mild body with easy to quaff dry finish.

The flavor is good with mild body and wheat aspects. The flavor is slightly fruity with some wheat yeast character but gentle taste overall and practically no alcohol with mild clove-like tinge and pepper in the finish with slight tangy yeast throughout. overall not a bad wheat beer, not a traditional hefeweizen really but it fits well enough and I like the way it tastes based on the change to open fermentation ala Sierra Nevada - it is worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 19:14:28 | More by Slatetank
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superspak

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into weizen glass, bottled on 5/10/2013. Pours very hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, bubblegum, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of yeast, hop, and malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, bubblegum, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of banana, lemon, pear, apple, bubblegum, wheat, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, complexity, and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this a damn nice Hefeweizen. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of malt, yeast, and hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 00:07:00 | More by superspak
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 19:59:32 | More by dbrauneis
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dirtylou

Washington

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

12oz single, an extra from mtnlove...better drink this before it starts snowing...currently mid 70's in madison

appearance: pours into a hefe glass...cloudy dull golden-orange body, 1/4" foamy white cap that retains itself well. nice looking wheat

smell: big wheat fresh wheat aromas...lemon zest, orange peel, other citrus, yeasty sweetness, strongly spiced

taste: It's been about a month since i had an american wheat but this is certainly the day to return to one as temperatures are back in late august form...a nice pale wheat, crisp and fresh wheat zing, zesty lemon and orange, citrus sweetness, light banana, well spiced

mouthfeel: medium-light, average carbonation

drinkability: good

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2006 21:48:46 | More by dirtylou
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

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

Pours a hazy yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, banana and hints of clove. In the taste, dry banana and wheat notes. A spice like bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry banana in the aftertaste. Nice dryer wheat with nice clove and spice.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2011 12:42:19 | More by OWSLEY069
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

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
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largadeer

California

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

Appearance: Hazy but bright, blond in color. A very active stream of carbonation keeps the head going strong.

Smell: Wheaty (obviously) with notes of lemon and orange. Mild esters.

Taste & mouthfeel: Pleasantly dry and fruity with flavors of lemon peel, orange and banana. This tastes a whole lot like a hefeweizen to me, though perhaps slightly cleaner. The light and dry texture gives this an easy-quaffing quality, but it's got no lack of flavor.

Drinkability: My glass emptied hilariously fast and I could easily have another.

Notes: Troegs does a great job with lighter sessionable beers and this one is no exception. Wish I had a couple more of these.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2008 19:38:48 | More by largadeer
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twiggamortis420

Texas

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

12 oz bottle courtesy of cmurren25, thanks man! Pours an opaquely hazed orange color with a large-bubbled cap of white head. Retention is not bad but lacing is nonexistent.

I am getting plenty of bananas and yeasty funk, so am surprised to see this as an APWA...I would have guessed hefeweizen. Wheat is there, but is soft and only slightly lemony.

Tastes more like a hefe as well with bananas and clove equally present and both more prevalent than the wheat. Which is just fine, I prefer hefeweizens to APWAs anyday. This one has a nice little hop bite on the finish, which is nice and seems to play well with the yeast. Very refreshing and balanced beer, I really like it. It would most certainly be a yearly purchase for me if I had access to it. Chalk up another scratch in the win column for Troegs.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 17:27:19 | More by twiggamortis420
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a cloudy golden orange color with about an inch white head. Head retention and lacing is average. It smells mostly like bananas and cloves, with a bit of lemon and pepper in there too. Taste is the same as the aroma. Tastes mainly like banana and clove with some lemon and pepper also noticable. Mouthfeel/body is light, but it seems a bit thin to me. Carbonation is light but fizzy. Drinkability is good, it goes down very easy and would be pretty sessionable on a hot day. I think this is a decent beer, not too bad at all!

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2008 22:41:34 | More by bluejacket74
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

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

I picked up a few Troeg beers from my local shop.

A - Nice golden color. Sort of like a Pilsner.
S - Citrus and slight hops pine smell.
T - Hit me harshly like a Pilsner at first but after initial taste the next rounded out a slight bitter pale ale with wheat flavor.
M - Kind of harsh for 4.8 percent but it was pretty smooth.
D - I could finish a few but I would rather enjoy another Hopback, Magic hat #9, or my initial choice a victory Golden Monkey.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 06:26:11 | More by DrDemento456
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into my hefeweizen glass

A: Beautiful golden yellow with a massive, billowing white head with excellent retention. Tons of carbonation. Very pretty.

S: Refreshing with wheat, a hint of lemon and a mild bubblegum note. Spices are also present with clove and maybe, some nutmeg?

T: Spicy with clove and a little bit of pepper and a mild fruitiness with a dry finish. The balance between the fruitiness, spice and the wheat is not quite where I'd like it to be but this is good stuff.

M: Great carbonation and great finish

D: This is not my most favorite of styles but this goes down and easy

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2008 21:24:42 | More by DefenCorps
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tone77

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus and spices. Taste is excellent, malts, citrus, and spices blended perfectly. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and is highly drinkable. Overall this is a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2010 13:51:41 | More by tone77
DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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