Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs DreamWeaver WheatTröegs DreamWeaver Wheat

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004

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Photo of Bdwesq1
4.63/5  rDev +22.2%
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 +17.2%
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 +1.6%
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 frykid
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

enjoyed in a pint glass, poured from the tap

L: a light yellow color, a little cloudy
A: light aromas
T: banana and clover flavorings - but the flavors not so strong
F: light carbonations

overall: nice and refreshing

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
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 -3.7%
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 -5%
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 +0.8%
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 -29.6%
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 +6.9%
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 -8.2%
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 -7.7%
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 Caveworm
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
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 +7.1%
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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Photo of lastmango
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy amber with a two finger off-white head. Little lacing. Aroma was of ripe banana and black pepper. Taste is basically banana and pepper. This is lacking the bready malty flavor with cloves that better Hefes have. I found the feel to be rather thin with mild carbonation. This is drinkable but not up to par with the German brands.

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Photo of Beric
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving: From the bottle at a BBQ
Served: 14 May 2016

Appearance: Had this one straight from the bottle because I was at a cookout. Came in the summer sampler pack, so it had very simple, elegant branding in my opinion, which was a nice change of pace from Tröegs' otherwise loud labels.

Smell: Definitely picked up on the ripe banana esters common to the style, with just a little bit of the characteristic yeasty spice too.

Taste: A solid hefeweizen, but one lacking some of the round, merged flavors common to the best German examples. I found the malt base to be a little thin, not doing much contribution in terms of breadiness and adding a bit more sweetness than I would have liked. The yeast notes are fine. Finished sweeter than anticipated.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium-high carbonation. About what I would expect for the style.

Overall: A good American hefeweizen, but one that doesn't match up great to the German examples.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 fl oz bottle served cool into a pint glass. Another surprise from the wife's cross border trip.

Appearance - Pours a mostly clear rich golden colored brew. A finger or so of head before it recedes. Some lacing left around the glass. Fairly clear but not quite kristalweizen material.

Smell - Hearty grains plenty of wheat with some banana and spices. Slightly bigger nose than expected given that this beer is under 5% ABV.

Taste - Thick and wheaty, a heavy handed dose of malt with plenty of banana and some coriander and orange. Boldly flavorful, more so than many in this genre. Hops are generous, hidden but bustling beneath the surface. Lots of earthiness on the finish.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and creamy, decadent almost. Body is on the heavier end of things, but works well with a stronger than expected taste. Well carbonated.

Overall - A fine wheat beer that while not being able to stand with the German giants, Troegs DreamWeaver wheat is nonetheless a highly accessible and plenty flavorful ale than fans of the style can appreciate.

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at a bar (draft).
L: Standard golden color, not super cloudy but mildly turbid. Light head, little lacing
S: Tons of banana. Likewise sweet, doughy bread smell
T: Also tons of banana and sweet wheat
F: Lighter than most imported hefes I've had, silky body, medium carbonation.
O: Solid hefe, best yeast profile I've personally experienced from a domestic brewer's interpretation of the style.

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Photo of TheNightlyPint
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A hazy golden pour with a thin brilliantly white crown. Hefeweizens are all about letting the yeast lead the parade and Tröegs has done an admirable job. Yeast phenolics dominate the nose, with that familiar spicy clove characteristic lead the charge while cracked pepper and a hint of citrus dance in the background. The flavor profile is much the same, combining a good level of carbonation and lighter mouthfeel for a solid example of an American Hefe.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold in color with a light haziness and a fingernail of eggshell white. The aroma is intensely that of banana esters, pale wheat, and a hint of bubble gum. I taste banana esters and pale wheat. The mouth is light and smooth.

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Photo of BrokenEdge
2.7/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Looked and smelled nice. It had a good golden color and a frothy head that lasted a while. The smell was very clove-y, wheaty, and there was a citrusy hop smell to it also. When I first took a sip, it tasted like someone had just dumped the contents of my spice cabinet into my beer. It actually made me feel a little sick about 3/4 through and was tough to finish, especially because of how carbonated it was. There's a banana type aftertaste which was a welcome reprise from all the clove. I personally thought it needed more bright, citrusy flavors to contrast all those murky spices. Probably would not drink again.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz, bottled on 070615. Thanks to my friend, Derek, for picking this up in Ohio for me.
A - clouded yellow body with a very thin, foamy white head
S - fairly typical hefe aroma with wheat, lemon, clove, banana, bubblegum, faint pepper, earthy hops
T - nice balance of flavor with all the above present
M - effervescent lighter body prickles the tongue as it dances across the palate
O- pretty good representation of the style. Glad to try it. It seems I'm always excited to try beers not in my market.

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Photo of barczar
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is wheaty and citrusy, with a huge clove punch. Notes of sour lemon and orange pith emerge.

Flavor is wheat dominant, becoming biscuity malt dominant in the finish. Muddled citrus and clove add character early, but aren't as pronounced as in aroma. Banana surfaces late. Seems a little watery.

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Photo of Glanzman
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear, golden color with a nice two finger head. Nice lacing throughout.

Smells of wheat, biscuit, cloves, perhaps some lemongrass as well.

Pretty much taste the same as it's aroma. Very easy to drink. Light and crisp!

Very nice beer... one of the better ones I've had in this category. Worth a 6 pack for easy, summertime drinking.

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Photo of ajilllau
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Nice and light wheat beer. Pours a pale yellow, almost like a pineapple juice look. You can taste clove, lemon, pineapple and overall banana. Would consider putting it on draft.

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