DreamWeaver Wheat
Tröegs Brewing Company

DreamWeaver WheatDreamWeaver Wheat
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Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #140
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
84
Ranked #34,825
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 12.8%
Reviews:
668
Ratings:
2,028
From:
Tröegs Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  70
Gots
  391
SCORE
84
Good
DreamWeaver WheatDreamWeaver Wheat
Notes: The dream begins with open top fermentation. At high krausen a foamy, rocky yeast head crests the sides of the fermenter releasing notes of black pepper and spicy clove. Unfiltered and cloudy with yeast, it's slightly tart & downright refreshing.

15 IBU

55% Wheat
Hops: German Northern Brewer
Reviews: 668 | Ratings: 2,028 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Consumed over a year past its best by so I’m sure it has lost something, but still pretty good. Pours a golden yellow with a slight haze. Smells of banana and clove like a typical Hefeweizen. Will definitely buy this again... and will check the date.

Apr 25, 2021
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Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into cup out of a 12oz bottle purchased at the brewery.

Pours a golden straw yellow with minimal head. Smell and taste in this one are overpowered by clove, and spice, and I love it. Also possible notes of pepper and fresh banana bread. Feel is light with moderate carbonation, and it’s the ultimate refreshing spring/summer beer. Really nice offering and one of my favorites from Troegs

Mar 26, 2021
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VABA from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has slight wheat hints
The taste follows the nose with a very slight wheat flavor
A light bodied decently carbonated beer
An okay Hefeweizen

Dec 20, 2020
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jernjawn from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours hazy apricot in color with a fine creamy one finger head that lingers on the surface.
pungent yeasty smell.
big mouthful of yeasty goodness with a hint of lemon tartness on the back end.
light and refreshing mouthfeel.
simple, refreshing, well-balanced, delicious.

Nov 26, 2020
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Gajo74 from New York

3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Savona’s Trattoria, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Pours a slightly cloudy golden color. A modest foam head, about a fingernail length, nevertheless retains well.

Fruity aromas of banana and orange zest stand out in particular. Typical Hefeweizen aromas of clove like spices and wheaten malt are also evident.

Medium bodied, smooth and with a clean and soft wheat and bready malt backbone. Well balanced with clove like spices, while the banana and orange flavors add a gentle fruity accent to the overall profile. Moderately carbonated with a dry and clean finish.

Solid example of a Hefeweizen that is easy to drink.

Sep 10, 2020
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got a bottle of this beer off the single shelf from my local Giant Eagle store. It poured a clear golden with no head and no lace. The scent had subtle clove and mild hints of citrus. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with banana chips, clove and lemon. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

May 02, 2020
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Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is pretty good. Seems muted in many aspects compared to similar beers in the style. It's not as cloudy as others. The clove, black pepper, banana smell is not as strong as others. The taste follows the nose, but again, seems muted. Medium feel with good carbonation. Overall, a beer I would easily drink again, but I wouldn't say it's a prime example of the style.

Jan 01, 2020
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VoxRationis from New York

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; freshest by 02/22/2020.
A: Pours a hazy, dark golden color with a two finger head, solid, easily one finger retention, and solid rings of lacing.
S: Aromas of banana, bread making, spice (cloves and nutmeg), pepper and sea salt.
T: Semisweet with cookie and banana muffin flavor; really generally follows the nose. Mild bitterness is really very nicely balanced with the gentle flavors.
M: Medium bodied with moderate effervescence. Would have hoped for more effervescence and less wateriness.
O: I have had many German-made hefeweizens and I found this fairly subtle and complex, while both drinkable and enjoyable.

Dec 24, 2019
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jimmah120 from Minnesota

3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

16oz beer, on-tap at the Logan International hell-hole.. I mean Airport.

Very clear yellow color, pale, with gold highlights and a sticky film that coats the glass. Smells like banana and clove; the scent is powdery somehow. Taste is heavy on the spices/clove, all blending together with flowery hops and light fruit esters from the yeast. These flavors sit alongside a heavy malt presence. It all makes for a very balanced beer - maybe too 'spicy' for the uninitiated, but easy and 'light' in my eyes.

Very well brewed and executed but not exactly to my taste. I wish it stood out more

Nov 11, 2019
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ThePold from Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I thought it was fine. Had it from a bottle less than 60 days, it had a nice color and nose, it was clean and tasted grassy and I thought it was perfectly fine. I'd buy it again when looking for a wheat summer beer.

Apr 07, 2019
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jkblr from Indiana

3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can bb 2/26/19 poured into a wheat beer glass at fridge temp 4.8% ABV. The beer pours only barely hazy in a straw yellow color. The head is nearly white and recedes from a big crown to a thin cap leaving behind some lacing. The aroma is a bubblegum & banana hybrid. The taste follows with bubblegum, banana and a bit of clove. The bitterness is present, but not oppressive. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Overall, good. A well rounded example.

Feb 04, 2019
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can, it pours a hazy light amber with a large, white head that slowly diminishes as you watch it. Banana in the nose. The mouth gets an upfront banana-ey hit with a bready base. Not bad!

Jan 27, 2019
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Mrbob558 from New York

3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Unfiltered, this beer has a smooth taste . The flavor was good, though not as full as some wheat beers have. It went down easily, with little bitterness. I like wheat beers and would have another but its not so unusual that I would go out of my way to look for it.

Dec 26, 2018
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Golden yellow with just the slightest bit of cloudiness to it. Thin white head with no real retention. Decent lacing.

S---Spicy, banana, wheat & yeast.

T---Heavy wheat notes. Spiciness (pepper), some light banana.

F---Not heavily carbonated at all, almost flat.

O---A functional hefeweizen, but there's a lot of better ones out there.

Nov 19, 2018
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EnigmaRM from Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Like many have said already, banana and pepper come across with decent carbonation. Poured with a nice dense head with great lacing. Not sure why so many poured clear, mine poured very hazy after a small swish of the last bit of beer before pouring the rest into a glass.

Jan 14, 2018
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from PA.
Sweet aroma with wheat, banana and light spicing.
The flavor largely follows. Good complexity and balance for style.
Overall: a true Belgian style wheat beer.

Dec 28, 2017
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange gold color,decent amount of carbonation which was very noticable. Aroma was yeast,wheat,and spice. Taste was the same but some pepper and a dry finish. I agree that this came off a bit like a watered down tripel but it was light and refreshing and just not as dense or heavy as most tripels. Perfect summer beer or with a light lunch which is how I enjoyed it

Oct 26, 2017
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Brukaki from New York

2.8/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

I did not like this, it taste similar to a very light tripel belgium at first but a very watered down version of it, not my fav from troegs i prefer the red hibiscus ipa that troegs make which is very good

Sep 10, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a nice hazy yellow to orange color, definitely looks filtered to me. In the weizen glass, it definitely had a nice two finger soft white foamy head that dissipates a fairly moderate pace. The smell was slightly peppery yet clove-like banana-esque refreshing-ness. I would say spectacular in Summer. The taste was peppery spicy with a super nice allocated banana-ness coming back to balance it all out. The aftertaste was slightly banana/spiciness leading to a nice refreshing (could be construed as watery) aftertaste. I’d say it was a dry finish. On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium and shows a pretty good sessionable quality running about my mouth and tongue. The carbonation hits, but isn’t overly done. Overall, if there’s ever any hefeweizen I’d ever like to replicate in my homebrewing, it would be this.

Jun 10, 2017
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Bdwesq1 from Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice beer that tastes of banana and spice. A good head that remains throughout and the beer maintains a solid, albeit medium yellow appearance. A wheat beer that I prefer during the colder months, less so in the hot summer months.

Mar 11, 2017
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mynie from Maryland

4.44/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright gold with a medium haze, almost as if it were partially filtered. Very nice, white head.

Smells yeasty with a very heavily wheated grain bill. Black pepper and cereal. A firm and well composed aroma, stronger than most American wheats yet still not as intense as European hefes.

Tastes expertly brewed. White pepper up front, a very creamy middle with spice and lemon. The lemon grows a bit more tart at the back end and lingers on the finish.

Basically a cross between an American Pale Wheat and an old world hefe. The yeast bite is much more pronounced and peppery than, say, Blue Moon or 312, but it's still very clearly an American iteration of the style. For what it is, it's quite good, largely bolstered by a nearly flawless body.

Mar 09, 2017
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OompaMentor from Georgia

3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into snifter. Old gold color, very little head. Wheat, yeast and hint of banana to nose. Peppery notes on front of palate with the slight flavor of banana on back. Overall a nice beer ... wheat flavor is there.

Feb 25, 2017
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SomethingClever from Ohio

3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into nonic pint.

A: Bright clear light yellow body, very little head. For being unfiltered the clarity is startling.

S: Banana, clove, coriander.

T: Lots of banana, clove spice, and a light syrupy honey on the end.

M: Light up front with a little fuller as you aproach the end.

O: Fairly straight forward Hefe nothing crazy about it but really nothing bad either just a solid beer.

Dec 04, 2016
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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice unfiltered look to this beer. Some type of grassy, not sweet banana scent. Honestly, doesn't smell all that inviting to me (personally). Fingers crossed... ok so the not sweet banana smell actually works with the flavor of this beer, somewhat yeasty. I'm getting the wheat flavor lingering with this beer in the finish. A bit thin with moderate carbonation. Ehaah...nah.

Dec 03, 2016
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Oopssorryy from Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale gold, with a think white head that quickly settles to a think cap across the beer. Beautiful lacing is seen, and the small head quickly reforms with slight agitation. Loads of carbonation can be seen bubbling up rapidly through the brew, making it appear quite lively.

The nose is startlingly complex, with notes of citrus, a grassy scent, deep earth, and even a medicinal scent all vying for top billing in the event. These notes all shift, rise and fall, leaving you content just to sniff the beer periodically. Like the visual, the scent really stimulates your senses, which is somewhat contrary to the brews name. The flavors are somewhat of a let down for me, with a dank, super earthy note overtaking the entire brew. You get a faint hint of the other flavors right at the end, before, inexplicably, the flavors are cut short and you are left with a light flavor reminiscent of the medicinal quality I perceived in the nose. A real let down compared to the rest of the beer. This beer is neither bitter nor sweet, it just is, which does stand out amongst the other beers I've had the pleasure of having, so there is that.

The mouth feel is incredibly light, almost like mildly carbonated water. Along with one of the most dry finishes I've ever had in a beer, this one goes down easily. If only the flavors where there to make you really want to keep drinking. This brew is not offensive, but it's also no inspiring at all. Like it's bitterness vs sweetness, this beer just simply is, and in a world of great beer easily attainable, I'll be passing on this one.

Oct 01, 2016
DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 2028 ratings