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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs DreamWeaver WheatTröegs DreamWeaver Wheat

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Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of hdofu
4.84/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Probably the best of the troegs I'v had, this beer manages to be low alcohol and extremely flavorful. The beer has a spicy smell and a taste to match with a tour of the spice cabinet as far as flavor. The beer finishes with the flavor of sweet malts.. It goes down too easily.

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Photo of RunningFox
4.82/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pretty and hazy light straw hue with a frothy white half-inch head that settled quickly.

S: Such an interesting experience! Strong sweet floral scent - almost like honeysuckle or jasmine. Entertained myself for awhile trying to figure out the aroma.

T: The floral aroma hung on through the taste, eventually giving way to clear banana with a slightly sour undertone. The light floral showed up again at the finish. Complex and interesting all the way through.

M: A light, refreshing carbonated mouthfeel. I want this one around for summer.

O: I haven't been much impressed by wheat beers to this point - but now I have one that I love.

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Photo of thedoc1974
4.8/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy with a 2 finger head and a decent amount of carbonation.

S: Banana, clove, lemon

T: Citrus, clove and banana with a hint of pepper.

F: Thin beer with carbonation.

O: A tasty well balanced beer that I enjoy all year round.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.8/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cloudy white wit-like appearance with a nice full creamy white head and good carbonation. Distinct clove, bubblegum, and banana aroma and flavors. Definitely fits the Bavarian hefeweizen profile. Very nice balanced fruit/spice yeastiness. Medium bodied, creamy and smooth; very refreshing solid brew.

Very nice summer brew that I plan on getting more of !

Per TBC website: 4.8% ABV. 15 IBU.
Malts: Pilsner and Vienna.
Hops: Saaz

Bottled: 06/20/06
Tasted: 07/06/06

($1.49 / 12 oz.)

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Photo of tubdog13
4.8/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had a great experience on my trip to troegs today, so happy this place is within an hour of my house

poured this into a pint glass, had a 1" head that disipated quickly. Cloudy hef style with alight wheat and citrus smell, dipped my nose right into this one. Has a slight orange overtone to the wheat flavor. Very smooth brew that I could sit and drink for hours, this is def on my tip 5 favorite list, you want to introduce someone to craft beers give them this...big thanks to troegs for producing a great beer

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Photo of woodychandler
4.79/5  rDev +26.4%
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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.77/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thank you Troegs for not forgetting about your western PA brethran, thanks to a tip from beergeek279 and cupbeerman I found this one flowing on draft at Fathead's a bar a seem to love more and more with each visit. Appearance: Slightly cloudy or a milky peach hue on a golden body would be a better way to describe it, forms with a decent sized head leaving behind random scattered chunks of lace. Aroma: Spicy mix with touch of coriander, packed with loads of creamy banana esters and clove tones from the yeast used here, very nice. Taste: Takes on a banana smoothie like presence with the spices and clove complementing the sweet malted wheats in this brew. It's Oberon with balls basically possibly one of the best wheat ales I've ever tasted very very quaffable. Mouthfeel: Light medium body, with even carbonation creamy texture smooth as all hell. Drinkability: Excellent summer session but I wouldn't pass on it anytime of the year, this one should definitely make it's way to the Troeg's regular lineup which as of now lacks any wheat based beers.

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Photo of bltzburgh
4.77/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Loved this beer!! Pours with a light amber dark yellow color, Smell light with fruit fragrance, Pours with a nice heads that dosen't diminish too quickly, just enough carbonation. Taste was terrific not to heavy not to light. Very flavorful beer, just sweet enough.

Bought as a multi pack but didn't get to the others, finshed the four that came with it.

Wonderful wheat beer, probablt the best I have had.

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Photo of IronCitySteve
4.77/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass. This was the last of the Troegs I was trying from the sampler case purchased recently.

A: A cloudy unfiltered yellowish gold body. A bright white foam head. Foam head dissipated quickly.

S: A spicy smell of clove and coriander with a hint of citrus.

T: Initial taste gets a citrus flavor, but the spice flavor of clover and cinnaman are apparent. Very prevalent is the wheat taste as well (obviously right?)

M: Medium body beer. Leaves a spicy flavor in the mouth and on the tongue.

D: I enjoyed this wheat beer and could enjoy multiple in one sitting.

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Photo of taez555
4.64/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer pours a cloudy pale yellow body with a thick slightly muted white head.

Nose is simply amazing. Pure German Weis beer. Extremely strong yeast, banana, clove, lemon citrus peel, tropical fruit, wheat and even some caramel malt smells. Wow... this is an American wheat? Smells like beers I had in Munich.

Taste follows right all the same lines as the nose. Light to medium bodied with a nice wheat beer viscosity. Wheaty and yeasty, with the perfect classic german wheat yeast strain. Again, lots of fruit, bubble gum, cloves, coriander, spices, lemon, some other tropic citrus fruits. Hops are kept to bare minimum, and only poke through to balance either the spices or malt background. Ends with a lingering wheat/yeast kick.

With the exception of some Brewpub wheats, this is hands down the best bottled American wheat beer I have ever had. I might actually prefer this is over some German staples like paulaner. Most american wheats under represent the malt and overdo the hops. This is in perfect balance. Damn.

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Photo of JamesS
4.62/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a great wheat beer. Nice hazy deep straw/sun color, with copper hints, good head and lacing for a wheat ale. Great scent, hints of pepper, mostly banana, nice straw/wheat aromas in there as well. Awesome taste, the best banana tinted wheat ale I've had, it doesn't go overboard but it's definitely there; nice estery flavor, good wheat characteristics, clean and crisp. Goes down fine, an awesome wheat ale.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.62/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks go to beergeek279 and cupbeerman for bringing a growler of this limited edition to Michigan for Trbeer and I to enjoy.

Pours out to a beautiful, milky orange, forming a small white head with minimal retention and lacing (as any growler beer will do). The aroma is rich with a mead-like twang of fermented orange-blossom honey, tons of orange and coriander. Carbonation is mild to moderate with a semi-spritzy, yet very smooth mouthfeel and snappy crisp finish. Medium bodied. Tastes of crisp wheat with mild cloves, lots of orange and coriander. Very flavorful and easy to drink. I could drink this all summer long.

Wonderful stuff, and my first introduction to Troegs. Looking forward to trying some more of their stuff. An impressive wit.

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Photo of beergeek279
4.57/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in a pint glass at Fathead's. The color was a very hazy orange, with a wispy head, making the beer look just like a glass of orange juice. The smell was spicy, citrusy, and clove-ish. The taste had notes of citrus, banana/clove, coriander spice, a strong wheat tanginess. Mouthfeel was very well-carbed, with a full body. As for drinkability, this would be an amazing session beer.

I first had this one right at the brewery...just poured so nicely, and I had at least 3 samples, but sadly I didn't have my notebook. Fortunately, we were lucky enough to get a keg at Fathead's, and surely I was overjoyed. I don't know how they quite end up mixing hefe and wit characteristics and melding them so well, but somehow they do! A fantastic beer, amazing sessionability, and I just hope that the Troegners will bring this (along with their other single batches) out again!!!

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Photo of SteelerNation
4.51/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy golden wheat color. Fizzy with moderate lacing.

S: Yeast, yeast, and more yeast. Has that strong special banana clove smell found only in bavarian wheat beers. Hops are no where to be found, which lets the yeast shine through even more.

T: A wonderfull bouquet of yeasty flavors similar to a heffeweizen, but almost stronger. Strong banana and lemon flavors. Hops presence is low and comes in slightly at the aftertaste. Lemon, banana, orange, and spice aftertaste. Slightly dry finish.

M: Very heavy for the abv, but very understandable since it is unfiltered. The heavy mouthfeel gives more power to the yeasty flavors.

D: I don't think I'd ever get sick of this. Exceptionally drinkable for the heavy mouthfeel.

Overall a superb wheat beer. A weaver of dreams. My only gripe is the low head retention.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried one of these for the first time out of a bottle and was really impressed... Although $8.99 was kind of pricey for a six-pack, I wouldn't mind paying it again for a good, classic witbier like this one. Would definitely recommend this to anyone a fan of this style... A good American wheat beer dominated by banana, clove, and lemon flavors that stand out as much in smell as in the taste... Certainly try this one if you can find it, because its definitely worth it... I really liked this one...

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Photo of billybob
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a cloudy yellow with a white one finger head and a nice lace. aromas of pepper and spice. lots of yeast strong pepper and spice with clove and hint of coriander. taste is very strong and in your face. mouthfeel light to medium carbonation holds up well. not your weak tasting wheat this beer has strong taste and body to it. one of the better wheat beers out there.

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Photo of Moxley
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Poured a cloudy apple juice color with a thin off-white head that dissipated quickly leaving watery web lacing.

S - Bready yeast and sweet wheat with clove and banana nuances. This beer had an earthy quality.

T - Delicious is how this beer tastes...like frolicking in a delicious wheat field waving voluptuous clove and banana bouquets while a dreamy wheat fairy drops delicious sweet drops of Troeg's Dreamweaver beer in your mouth. I could drink this all day.

Simple yet flavorful with a full wheat presence - nicely balanced and medium bodied.

M&D - Smooth and crisp, well balanced carbonation with a clean refreshing finish. Most definitely one of my favorite session beers. I can't wait to visit the brewery. Thanks to my drinkin' buddy Hyland for this one.

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Photo of Ralph
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love the look, nice and cloudy. Has a very pleasant smell, a little lemony. It shows sweetness from the first taste, which really reminds me of a Belgian beer. It is a complex taste, with different flavor nuances seeming to come out with each sip. The mouth feel is excellent. To top off the nice experience, the bottle label is a thing of beauty, from the nice artwork on the tree on the label to the unusual lettering of Dream Weaver to the Troeg's logo on the neck. These nice touches all added up to make it a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of feylure
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Tröegs has been kicking some A lately! Bottled 01/18/2011

Poured 3/4 into a glass, swirled the rest, and poured. Went from a clear, pale gold to a nice, cloudy gold with delicious foam.

Smell is what a wheat beer should be. Citrus and wheat.

Taste is what a wheat beer should be. Slightly sweet, citrus and wheat. It also has a rich, full mouthfeel all the way around. This brew is also one that goes down well and with ease, so I find it quite drinkable.

Personally, I find this brew to be almost exceptional given it's almost perfect taste, but I would love to see a double wheat beer by them.


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Photo of sjmacdougall
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one poured from a bottle into a Hoegaarden glass.

The appearance is hazy and unfiltered, exactly what I would expect from this wheat beer. The color is a light golden.

The beer smells of some wheat and banana aromas.

Taste is by far the best quality of this brew. It has a mild sweetness that gives way to a well-balanced hefe taste. It is extremely enjoyable.

The mouthfeel is a light carbonation that quickly dissipates. There is little to no alcohol taste.

Overall, this is a great summer/BBQ session beer. I will be certain to have it again and again.

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Photo of Emerson1310
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is readily available here. This wheat beer is delicious!!

A: Pale straw, quite foggy, and on 1st pour, very thick head, of four or more fingers, moderate lacing, lots of carbonation.

S: Wheat, yeast, bananas, straw, cloves, spices.

T: See 'smell'...Delicious!! The combo of yeasts, malts and bananas give it a rather pleasant banana bread taste. No bitterness, no hop flavor.

O: As someone said above, this is one of the nicest summer-style wheat beers. Pleasantly sweet without being cloying, and delightful smell and finish. At 4.8% ABV, a nice light sessionable beer. I highly recommend this!!

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Photo of MadCat
4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy light golden color, didn't get much head from the draft pour, good lacing

Smell: Up front is the beautiful floral aroma of the Saaz hops, then you get some good banana, with cloves and spice in there as well.

Taste: Delicious wheat, banana, cloves, spices, some hoppiness, with a huge banana aftertaste. It was great.

Mouthfeel: A little bit of thickness, with crisp carbonation

Drinkability: A good session beer. Could drink this all day, and at 4.8% abv, I wouldn't get in trouble with it either.

Overall: Excellent. Had at Surf Taco in Jackson, NJ, and it was a good answer to the spiciness of my burrito. I was very impressed with it.

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Photo of AlexJ
4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another fantastic beer from my home state, this pours cloudy lemon yellow with a fluffy white head that lasts well and retaing rocky peaks.

Aroma is great; bright wheat, banana, massive clove and spice, and faint peppery dryness. Warm there are notes of citrus that reming one of a Witte.

Flavor is a KO! Perfect wheat notes and tons of mushy banana followed by clove and coriander spice. It dries toward the finish with citrus and white pepper. It really reminds me of a Witte, especially with the strong spice and citrus notes. Either way it's obviously very fresh and equally deliscious.

Body is medium, soft and lofty, and wonderfully wheaty-slick. Infinately drinkable.

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Photo of pezoids
4.44/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one really good wheat beer. The color was pale and cloudy and the head of foam that topped the beer off was thin and cream-like. A pleasantly strong aroma of bubblegum and banana tickles the nose. The taste is light, but highly flavorful – with a light and fruity malt sweetness joining with a hint of sour yeastiness (that's Mad Elf yeast). The body is light to medium with a small amount of carbonation evident. Highly enjoyable and one of the best American examples of an authentic German wheat that I have had. I only wish I hadn’t ordered this towards the end of the night, only because I could have had more of this fine beer. Keep it up, guys!

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Photo of kenito799
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass.

Hazy golden color (when yest sediment swirled in) and large creamy white head makes this look great. Very happy at the fist whiff: banana and clove, this is a hefe-weizen, not what passes for American wheat beer. The flavor hits with waves of spice and clove in the finish, leaving the palate singing with pleasantly balanced mild hops and a creamy mouthfeel. A bit more carbonation would improve the mouthfeel, but this is definitely one of the best and most drinakble American hefe-weizens I have had. Great job!

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