Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat - Tröegs Brewing Company
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3.88/5 rDev +4.3%
more than just a wheat beer. this is a saisony brew, funky and fun, drinkable and challenging, a lot of conflicting story lines here. the pour is more clear than cloudy, but with a slight fog to it, golden and pale, with about an inc of white head. the smell is funky yeast, a bit of citrus too. the flavor is lightly toasted wheat malt and lemon zest, but i am missing the characteristic hefeweizen yeast with clove and banana. instead i taste something a little more wild and untame, peppery and grassy, polleny but tart. love the aftertaste, farmy for the genre, dry but mouthwatering. great carbonation on a squarely medium body, i have no complaints about this beer. its a wheat beer that lives on past the summer, and one i really enjoyed from the anthology mixed 12er. havent had a troegs brew i didnt like yet.
12-26-2012 21:21:21 | More by StonedTrippin
3.78/5 rDev +1.6%
The beer pours a cloudy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry yet fruity wheat scent that boasts of banana and clove aroma. The taste is decent, but not great. It has a light wheat flavor, nothing too intense. There is a slight fruitiness in the finish as well as a citrus component. The mouthfeel is good. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good Amrican wheat, but noth the best I've had. I was a little dissappointed, because Troeg's usually has top of the line brews. All said, this still drinks well.
09-22-2004 13:41:14 | More by WesWes
3.03/5 rDev -18.5%
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.
05-23-2011 13:34:20 | More by Rifugium
4.1/5 rDev +10.2%
Thanks to hudsonphotog for sharing this bottle.
Pours a cloudy straw color with a small white head. The aroma is orange, banana and clove. Kind of strange to get all of those flavors in one wheat beer, but it is very inviting. The flavor is more of the same with coriander being the most dominant but the other flavors showing up as well. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. A odd-ball combination wheat beer with the best aspects of witbiers and hefeweizens. Definitely recommended.
01-14-2010 21:57:50 | More by Mora2000
4.1/5 rDev +10.2%
Tasty, rich, German-style wheat beer.
Pale amber and hazy in the tall Faust Weizen glass. Pours a good head followed by a nice prickly and creamy mouthfeel. Big bouncy mix of tastes at first sip. Lots of fruity esters and plenty of spice. Tangerine flavors and strong nose of clove. Just tart enough but richly flavored in every mouthful.
Seems like an authentic version of the Hefeweizen style. Highly drinkable and well mannered. This would be one of my favorites if I lived in Tröegs territory.
06-27-2011 04:37:59 | More by mactrail
3.8/5 rDev +2.2%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my New Belgium tulip. Received as an extra from IDrinkGas; thanks man.
a - Pours a hazy yellow-orange color with two inches of white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of bananas, cloves, spices, yeast, wheat, and bready malts. Bananas jump out and dominate the most.
t - Tastes of wheat, bananas, cloves, spices, yeast, smooth bready malts, and grain. Bananas at the front again, but not as dominate as in the smell.
m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, insanely easy going down.
d - Overall a very solid wheat ale. Lots of bananas in the smell and taste but very drinkable and great body. Would have again.
01-29-2011 01:08:31 | More by mdfb79
3.08/5 rDev -17.2%
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.
07-20-2006 03:26:39 | More by jwc215
3.88/5 rDev +4.3%
Unfiltered cloudiness; light golden color. Spotty lace, one-finger lace that dies to a thin bubble level.
Strong wheat aroma. Low-level yeast.
Wheat flavored (naturally), but relatively mild taste. Subtle lemon citrus. Smooth body, but it has a peppery finish in both the flavor and the carbonation. Not a complex wheat ale but it does hit all of the expectations.
04-26-2009 19:46:15 | More by smcolw
4.28/5 rDev +15.1%
Part of the Troegs variety 12 pack. Pours a pale yellow color with a big fluffy head that clung to sides of the glass. Aroma is of a grainy bread and some mild spice. The flavor is of wheat, mild banana, pepper, and a strong floral bitterness.
There is a certain graininess to the mouthfeel. Crisp start and finish, and the finish is also dry. Exceptional drinkability, as this is refreshing and very flavorful. I hope this becomes available in stand alone sixpacks, but until then purchase the variety pack to get your hands on this.
10-09-2005 17:54:38 | More by Gavage
4/5 rDev +7.5%
Pours a hazy golden color with a small little head to it.. some decent lacing to it as well. Taste is very spicy, lots of clove and banana type of tastes. This could really pass for a Hefeweizen with its taste and mouthfeel. I find these type of styles to be commonly unbalanced but I thought this was pretty balanced actually. Nice body and mouthfeel to it, great drinkability. Not too crazy about wheat beers but Troegs made a pretty solid one here.
02-27-2009 21:42:40 | More by oriolesfan4
4.08/5 rDev +9.7%
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.
09-17-2005 18:25:37 | More by weeare138
4.8/5 rDev +29%
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.
07-02-2011 18:47:41 | More by woodychandler
3.83/5 rDev +3%
I feel like I do this a lot, but I dont quite agree with the style classification on this one. The aroma is a dead-on hefeweizen and the flavor only has a little more clean wheat malt flavor than a hefe. I thought it was one until I looked this beer up to review it.
Anyways, the taste and aroma revolve around a big creamy citrus element. The flavor is pretty on par with a less-complex hefe, just smooth spice cake frosting and citrus. Also looks pretty and is very drinkable, I'm calling it a hefe. Not a reat one, but a pretty good one.
10-24-2007 00:08:29 | More by tempest
3.85/5 rDev +3.5%
Served on-tap in the Troegs tasting room into a Dream Weaver goblet. I actually had Mr. Weaver as my science teacher in HS so this beer will always have a special place in my heart.
A - Pours hazy light yellow with a nice pillow of one finger tall white head leaving thin sheets of lacing down the glass.
S - Lots of wheat and bready Belgian yeast mix well with some grassy hops, orange peel, banana, and a touch of spice, most notably clove. Not too bad.
T - Quite similar to the nose in the flavor department. The overall chewy feel begins to wear on the pallet over the course of the glass. I am really not the biggest fan of wheat beers but this one is a pretty solid offering.
M - Medium-light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Quite a bit of wheat in both the feel and the finish.
D - Pretty good stuff. My least favorite of the year round offerings from Troegs but still pretty solid stuff. Perfect thing to sip on during a hot day in the summer.
03-03-2011 17:27:30 | More by orangesol
3.95/5 rDev +6.2%
Growler pour from DeCicio's in Ardsley, NY. Hazed/cloudy, dull medium apricot. The head is off white, medium retention, leaves a bunch of sheeting and later fine ringlets of lace. Wheat field nose, with flourishes of bananas and sweet sugary fruits. Easy drinking wheat. More fruit notes, toasty, yeasty and quite enjoyable. Highly sessionable, pleasant summary brew. Went well with some thai shrimp and would make a nice companion to a host of salads, seafood and lighter food choices.
07-09-2009 01:50:49 | More by Billolick
3.38/5 rDev -9.1%
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.
10-08-2009 00:19:51 | More by stakem
3.53/5 rDev -5.1%
This is a pour of Dream Weaver Wheat from Troegs. It is chilled.
Appearance: The ale is a pale yellow color with a hint of haziness. There is a smallish head.
Smell: The ale has a slightly tart aroma and just a hint of some esters that provide an air of sweetness in the nose.
Taste: The beer has a light, slightly tart ale what has a very refreshing flavor. There are hints of some sweet alefruits and a subtle dryness here as well.
Mouthfeel: The wheat is refreshing and very easy on the palate.
Drinkability: The ale is very drinkable and perfect for wasting away a day.
07-24-2006 00:31:27 | More by akorsak
3.83/5 rDev +3%
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.
11-22-2012 19:59:32 | More by dbrauneis
3.5/5 rDev -5.9%
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.
07-13-2009 22:29:07 | More by jdhilt
Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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