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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs DreamWeaver WheatTröegs DreamWeaver Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
644
Ratings:
1,928
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
22.49%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
357
For Trade:
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Photo of Blueribbon666
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes;
Pours into pint glass a yellow orange color with little head that reduces down to a nice bubbly lace.
Smells strong of yeast and wheat.
Mouthfeel/Taste; Crisp with an interesting mingle of both wheat & yeast that unfortunately ends too quickly for my liking but finishes dry and clean.
Overall an easy drinkin' hefeweizen that would be great on a hot day and throughout a summer session.

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Photo of MeowTom
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- It's a clear golden yellow with a little head that practically disappears right after pouring.

S- A noble hop smell with some yeast tinge to it.

T- A very malty taste with a bit of alcohol in there.

M- Nice carbonation and a crisp clean finish. Really on the lighter side of things.

O- Pretty good wheat beer that is a fine clean brew. I would have it on a hot summer day anytime.

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Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A cloudy dark orange-yellow, it reminds me of a screwdriver that is very vodka heavy, about 4:1. The head is about one finger high and lasts for about two minutes. Only specks of lacing.

S - Lemon predominantly, a bit of banana, pineapple, cloves, allspice and bread. An okay odor, but the citrus is a really strong presence.

T - A mild lemon hits me first, followed by some wheat flavor, actually tastes more like millet though, and a mild spiciness of cloves, coriander and . . . nutmeg? I didn't expect that. The aftertaste is slightly tart with a lingering spiciness and bland bitter (which I find to be the most disappointing aspect). The taste isn't that great, but it is far from terrible. Way too much citrus. I'd say a little below average for a weizen.

M - Carbonation is a little high, but it is fairly creamy and fullbodied with a nice refreshing nature.

D - Easy to drink. Very easy. Very mild and very low abv makes this infinitely sessionable. A good compliment for food. I am not impressed by the flavor, but everywhere else this is a pretty great brew.

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Photo of Roguer
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Big fluffy, snow-white head atop a slightly hazy, lemon-yellow brew.

Huge banana notes, a touch of citrus.

Flavor follows, hinting strongly of bananas, wheat, hay, crackers, and a touch of lemon. Not a lot going on.

Very thin mouthfeel, moderately lively. Very drinkable.

This is a decent Hefe that shows promise, but is just too thin and boring to live up to it.

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Photo of mralphabet
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 Oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Poured 1/2 the bottle... somewhat clear.. Swirled the 2nd half and poured...more cloudy and hazy now... about 1 fingers worth of head... little to no lacing.

S: Great smell here... lots of lemon peel and spice... very much like a lit hefe.

T: Very much like a light Hefe... some lemon zest and spicy... maybe a little clove.... nice on the taste buds...

M: Pretty light bodied and crisp but a little more body due o the unfiltered Wheat. Good carbonation.

D: Good summer brew. The light ABV and crisp lemony taste makes it great for the summer, go down easy ... you could down a few of these

Fit the lemony type of Hefe if you like that. A good beer for the summer. Not my fav but very good.

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Photo of aubuc1
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 12 oz bottle in to a tulip glass

pours a cloudy hazy orange dream with a white head.

smell of apple and spices

taste is clean, but chalky and somewhat metallic. bananna in the back

mouthfeel is sort of thin and the flavor never comes together

disapointed in this troegs offering.

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Photo of Onenote81
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this bottle from jlb307 in a recent trade. Thanks!

Poured into my weizen glass a very clear yellow with a good-sized white head on top. Little retention and some spotty lacing, but not much. Smells of bananas, candy, and slight citrus.

Mouthfeel was a little wet and slick. Flavors were of bubble gum, sweet bananas, breads, and orange rind. This was a decent Wheat Ale. Very refreshing on this very hot day.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a hazy yellow/golden color with a nice white head. The head faded leaving only a very little lacing, but leaving a thin film on the surface of the brew which persisted throughout the drinking experience.

Smell – The smell was quite interesting. There was some yeast and banana aromas mixed in with a nice wheaty backbone. The peppery aroma however when mixed with a bit of the banana and some of the other spices gave it a kind of bacon aroma as well.

Taste – A peppery wheat flavor is the first to meet the tongue. There is a little bit of sweeter, lighter fruit that then comes into play; banana and some citrus. These lighter fruits are mixed with other spices such as cloves. The taste is then rounded out with a bit of hoppiness mixing its way in with the sweetness.

Mouthfeel – A medium bodied brew with a mid to higher level of carbonation. Very appropriate for the style, but nothing really to out of the ordinary. It is easy to drink and very non-offensive.

Overall – This is an easy drinking wheat beer. Good for the style, but nothing to really hold in the greatest of esteem.

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Photo of thedoubler55
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A hazy amber in color with a huge off white head at the top, there was barely any lacing to really talk about.

S: Very bready smell up front, a little sweetness, very basic nose to this one, slight hints of tropical fruit.

T: Very sweet up front and loaded with carbonation, lots of citrus and lemon notes. Leaves a bready sweet after taste, lite bits of honey on this on.

M: Light bodied beer with a lot of carbonation, almost tasted like an orangina.

O: This was not a bad beer but very sweet for my liking for this type of style, not a bad beer to have on a hot summer day after doing yard work.

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Photo of dmamiano
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very hazey straw color, with no head but ample carbonation.
Husky, wheaty in the nose. Sweet, hints of clove and banannas.
Taste is nice. Once again dominated by wheat malts and yeast. Very "yeasty" on the palate, but in a good way.
Funny, I always think this style taste very Belgianesque.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Light orange, to dark lemon yellow body, slightly lighter and brighter towards the bottom of the glass. Head makes about three fleeting fingers of soapy white head to fall and quickly disappear into a good thick collar, but thin puck.

Standard hefe nose on the bouquet, but hints with much more strange peanut butter like yeast esters. Faint clove, little malt wheat chewy character, and no sense of sweetness. THere is a thick sweet peanut quality coming off this however, and a strange out there hint of nut and dry quality on the nose.

Palate hints toward hefe quality, but with spicier notes, and subdued classic hefe quality. Wet bodied with a lighter feel, and not sense of malt chewy character and depth. Almost peppery, near hot finish on the clove like ester front. Density really missing, and the bubblegum sweetness and where is the lemon.

It's an interesting take on the style, and comes off a bit strangely amped, but still a bit lifeless unfortunately. No regrets trying it though, and no harm either.

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Photo of fdw3
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright orange-gold with a thinner white head.

S - Bread and malt aromas are apparent along with more subtle notes of clove.

T - Flavors stay true to the aromas but included a taste resembling olives as well. I'm not sure if this was a batch defect but the taste was peculiar.

M - Body is low to moderate with moderate to high carbonation and ends quite dry.

An overall good beer with a high drinkability. Taste and aroma seem comparatively more noticeable than other pale wheats.

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Photo of Wilshade
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Glassware: Wheat glass (brewery recommendation)

Appearance: Cloudy, but still translucent gold body with a creamy white active and moderately thick head.

Smell: Spices and pepper.

Taste: peppery with a small hint of banana.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, but still active on the tongue

Overall: Nice wheat beer, but not one of my favorites.

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Photo of PhillyJay1701
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a hefe glass.

Look: After rousing the yeast, the beer had a pleasant yellow, hazy demeanor. Looked more to the yellow side like Weihenstephaner rather than gold like Paulaner or Franziskaner. I got a ton of bubbles, but I think it was because the bottom of my glass is messed up.

Smell: There was something... off with the nose on the one. Couldn't put my finger on it, but it was a cloying sweet smell that didn't really do it for me. Banana, cloves were the main pulls from the smell.

Taste: Taste was underwhelming. It was a pretty simple taste but the ingredients didn't really come together perfectly for my tastes. Had the taste of something a little thrown together to me.

Mouthfeel: A bit too thin for a hefe in my opinion; also the carbonation was NOT due to the glass... the beer is definitely overcarbonated.

All in all, I've had many better hefes than this. Had a few worse ones, but far more better ones and this is my favorite style. This just didn't do anything exceptionally.

Here is a link my video review of this beer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74q1wkZZhIU

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Photo of IMincedTheKing
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange-yellow with almost no head.

It smells of wheat, yeast, and indistinct citrus. The flavor is very pale. A bit of wheat and a lot of bubblegum. It's a little thin in the mouth, but not too carbonated.

Definitely an easy-drinking brew, but not at the top of my list.

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Photo of Jawn-Doe
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: I will regrettably note that I neglected to record my impressions of the appearance.

Aroma: Banana, cinnamon, clove, and bubblegum (as expected)

Flavor: Banana, clove, cinnamon, bubblegum burst on the palate at once. However, the sensory overload is ephemeral as the delightful elements are washed away by a dry, watery finish. The slick mouthfeel lacks the depth that I anticipated. As others have noted, this is highly carbonated. Some clove and cinnamon remain on the palate as a faint reminder of what could have been.

All of the elements of a good hefe are here. However, the watery mouthfeel really holds this one back. Lacks the decadent creaminess of a top notch hefe. Not a bad offering by any stretch but it lacks the attentiveness characteristic of a fantastic brewery like Troegs.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Matt for this one.

A: Pours a hazed golden yellow color with a big white head on it.

S: First thing I pick up on the nose is the banana and clove. A bit of wheat bread and some moderate sweetness. Unfortunately, there is that lemony tartness of the "pale wheat beer" style.

T: Starts off with sweet wheat and bready malt flavors. The clove and banana follow and then toward the back end comes the tart lemon flavor.

M: Light to medium in body with a moderate carbonation.

O: Sort of a combination of a crappy pale wheat ale and a hefeweizen, so while it wasn't bad, this wasn't my favorite.

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Photo of CaptYellow
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Yellow, cloudy. One-finger head.

T: On tap at the brewery, it tasted like a banana-flavored beer. I thought it was one of the best at the brewery. In the bottle, I can detect bananas and cloves very clearly. They're remarkably well pronounced.

M: Not thin and crisp; not thick and heavy. I don't know what that's called.

D: I had one, and it was good but enough.

Overall: I don't think I'd buy it again. It was good on draft but not as good in the bottles. So I don't think I'd recommend it either. But I'll try it again when I go the brewery to compare.

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Photo of stakem
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of rinhaak
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

There's nothing wrong with Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat, but there also isn't anything terribly exciting about it either. Granted, I was served this beer in a pint glass and with very little head, so that may contribute in small part to the rather ordinary appearance (hazy yellow).

But it wouldn't effect the aromas or flavors significantly, neither of which stood out in any significant way. The nose was very mild with faint hints of banana and wheat. In the mouth, the banana opened up, but was really the only major flavor present - there was nearly no clove presence at all.

It is certainly a drinkable beer, but really remains generally uninteresting.

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Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #36
Served On: 8/17/2011
Glassware: Wheat Glass

From the Anthology 2 mixed pack.

Look: Poured a cloudy yellow with super fast carbonation bubbles jetting to the top. Head was a tiny ½ finger of white fizz that dissolved quickly.

Smell: Sweet malts with clove and faint mango. Smelled very refreshing.

Taste: The clove took a back seat on this one (no complaints here). Banana and mango was first along with the crazy carbonation. The body of this beer was rather sticky for being so light in color and ABV. It’s a really nice alternative to Blue Moon or Keith’s White. I actually paired it with my wife's famous honey mustard chicken and a dill pickle spear. It was great.

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Photo of ajilllau
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
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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Photo of gonzo000
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a cloudy yellow/orange. Head poured three fingers high and retains well. Smell is coriander, taste the same. Not much of a diverse profile, a dull coriander taste dominates the front and some bread on the finish. Great brewery, not their best beer. Will not revisit.

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Photo of craftaholic
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured from a 12 oz into a 'perfect pint' has a pale golden color with quite a high turbidity. No noticeable sediment and not even a head really not even lacing.

Smell: Lots of yeast as well as a big whiff of citrus and clove off the bat. There are some bready malts lingering and has a strong sweet banana background and even some tart apple to boot. Really balanced and nothing overly pungent but it is a nice combo. Smells much like a hefeweiss opposed to an american pale wheat.

Taste: Quite a hearty wheat flavor with touches of mild citruses, hints of lemongrass, some spicy cloves and even some nice sweet and ripe bananas to tie it all together. There is a light malt character that turns to a quite bready yeast aftertaste. The taste is really watered down but with a bit more wheat I think this would be on par for its style and being such a light brew.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied beer that is merely glides across your tongue like seltzer water and leaves behind a coating in its finish, at the back of your throat.

Drinkability: If you want a light brew that does compromise some robust-ness in its flavor and really stays true to its 'pale' name then this will be a definite session-able brew for you.

Overall: Not overall impressed from the getgo, it didn't have anything that really jumped out of the glass and begged me to have another. Tröegs really is capable of better in my opinion but I guess given the category it ranks pretty highly just not in my overall palate rating.

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Photo of mountdew1
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a hefeweizen glass. Initially looked like a glass of champagne, similar colors and head. Head clung to sides, and had a constant stream of bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma was yeasty and white bready with a small touch of honey sweet. Taste was a slight bit bitter, with some green olive flavoring, but no real outstanding tastes, good or bad. Felt good in the mouth. Maybe a little thin, but seemed suitable. Not a bad beer to drink during the summer heat, but not the most refreshing, and definitely a sipper.

There was a small amount of sediment left in the bottom of the bottle.

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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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