DreamWeaver Wheat
Tröegs Brewing Company

DreamWeaver WheatDreamWeaver Wheat
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Style:
German Hefeweizen
Ranked #129
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
84
Ranked #30,843
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 13.07%
Reviews:
660
Ratings:
2,003
From:
Tröegs Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  70
Gots
  388
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: 660 | Ratings: 2,003 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of jimmah120
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | 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

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Photo of ThePold
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.

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Photo of jkblr
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.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
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!

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Photo of Mrbob558
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.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
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.

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Photo of EnigmaRM
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.

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Photo of chinchill
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.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
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

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Photo of Brukaki
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

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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Photo of Bdwesq1
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.

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Photo of mynie
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.

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Photo of OompaMentor
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.

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Photo of SomethingClever
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.

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Photo of Vetbidder
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.

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Photo of Oopssorryy
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.

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Photo of 88caprice
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured with yeast roused from a bottle into a weizen glass.

Overall: A fine hefeweizen with all the characteristics you'd expect.

Look: golden and cloudy with a one-finger head and fair amount of lacing.
Smell: characteristic ripe banana, clove, and tart funk.
Taste: somewhat tart and phenolic, some banana and spice wafts up, and a hint of bubblegum upon swallowing.
Feel: bites the tongue, fairly light and smooth.

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
2.67/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Straw yellow, but the cloudiness is nice. Smells and tastes too heavily of banana and clove. The grain and any hopping are barely noticeable. Good full body, smooth on the tongue.

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Photo of bmeehan
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What jumps out at me with this beer is the spicy notes that I don't typically associate with a wheat beer. It's very pleasant and very refreshing to come across something like this, and aside from that little bit of spice, you're still looking at a solid wheat beer. Very good.

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Photo of frDan
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice bouquet of pepper and yeast, and clove. Cloudy, unfiltered...aftertaste of rubber or burnt plastic. A pretty good beer, not one to write home about though.

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Photo of atr2605
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a transparent yellow straw color with a white head with average retention
S-wheat, clove and peppery spiciness, estery
T-sweet malt and tons of clove, with some banana esters in the background, more spicy clove on the finish
M-medium-light bodied with average carbonation
O-very solid, clove dominant hefeweizen

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Photo of MMOSNN
4.46/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look - clear gold with a two-finger white head that has decent retention and spotty lacing.
Smell - clove, banana, honey, and I'm getting a strong bubble gum note as well. I really like the aroma on this beer.
Taste - pretty much follows the nose. This has a lot of layers that blend really well together. You get the spicy clove along with the sweet banana and honey, but it is rounded out with a clean bubble gum note. All three dimensions linger in the aftertaste.
Feel - high carbonation, medium body, crisp and dry finish.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat | Tröegs Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a BBC Perfect Pint glass, this beer has a two finger thick off-white head, with lateral lacing, and a hazy amber body.

I smell more banana, clove, and lemongrass with not very much peppercorn or bubblegum-like esters.

Ok now you get the bubblegum flavor with the other traditional hefe elements all being nicely represented here. Very enjoyable indeed.

The mouthfeel here is lighter with fair carbonation. Clean and crisp.

Overall, I'll rate Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat | Tröegs Brewing Company with a 4.25. I know everyone praises German hefes, and understandably so, but if I'm looking at the closeness/freshness factor here, Hershey PA is maybe five hours from me. So that's something to consider. Either way pick this up.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hefeweizen. The perfect summer brew. Perfected by Brewers in the Fatherland and imitated by all others. This is a very good imitation which successfully mimics all the important qualities of one of my favorite beer styles. Solid thumbs up.

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DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 2003 ratings