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 mobyfann
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Paid $14.49 for a mixed 12-pack in McHenry, MD...

The beer is golden, a touch cloudy, with a medium white head and ok lacing effects. The beer is classic weizen, very grainy, like smelling a frozen but fresh baked loaf of wheat bread,... with a touch of citrus... fantastic!

The tastes from the smell are there, low carbonation makes it an easy drink, nice moderate aftertaste, clean and crisp in the end and a solid session beer!

Final Thought: A very nice weizen from a tried-and-true brewery!

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Photo of JPlo
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Golden color, hazy clarity. Head is diminishing with average lacing.

Aroma: Sweet fruit, wheat, floral

Feel: crisp-smooth, light carbination, light-medium body, finish is quick-average.

Notes: Fruit, wheat flavours. cantalope?, faint orange, other faint fruit flavors.
But fruit is not overkill (i'm not a big fan of fruity beers)
Taste while exhale = excellent. Very refreshing.
One of the best wheat beers i've had.

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Photo of pentathlete
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright hazy yellow with a minimal head and a light ring. Many columns of carbonation, very active. The smell is all bananas and sweetness, a little chalk base, very inviting without smelling bready. The taste is a creamy and crispy (odd combination) well balanced hit of bananas and tart wheat. Fine medium mouthfeel, solid body and a long, if not strong, lingering finish. This is a quality quaff. I'd use it for summer quenching or desert to accompany something light like a sponge cake.

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Photo of Jimmys
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into tulip. bottled on: 12.18.12. batch # 1203.

A: a pretty hazed orange body. head is bright white and bubbly. retention is reasonable, big spots of frothy head left behind.

S: plenty of esters. lots of pepper. aroma has a very prevalent banana smell. a pretty singular banana aroma as far as fruity department is concerned.

T: vanilla undertones. black peppercorns. a little bit of bubblegum. plenty of chewy wheat. finish is grainy with even more wheat. almost cloying and sticky.

M: the carb is more on the frothy side than the spritely side. chewy and pleasant. light body.

D: a pretty tasty hefe. good summer-time beer for sure, but if you are just in the mood for some very fruity, easy drinking beer, pick some up.

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Photo of jimj21
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Twelve ounce bottle poured into pint glass. Pours a orangish yellow color. Little clarity with suspended yeast, as one would expect from a wheat beer. Pour produces about a finger of off-white head. This reduces to a thin cap fairly quickly. Decent amount of lacing though.

Smell is exactly what I expected. A lot of wheat tanginess with some citrusy lemon aroma as well. Not really any hop aroma to speak of. Other smells of fruit and spice are apparent.

Big burst of fruity flavor right off the bat. Lots of spice as well. Banana and clove, classic flavors from the hefeweizen yeast. This beer has a nice sweetness balanced by some spiciness. I'm not tasting too much in the way of hops, but I wouldn't expect to with this style.

Mouthfeel is about medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Not too thin, but it could be creamier.

A very drinkable beer and another good one from Tröegs. I think this is more of a Hefeweizen than an American Pale Wheat, but it's good either way.

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Photo of chOAKbarrell
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy cloudy pale. Classic hefeweizen scent, with noticeable citrue. Wow, this is a really tasty wheat beer. Definitely better than Sierra Nevada's, which is the last wheat beer I can remember drinking. The citrus tones are nicely balanced with the malt, making it feel rather hearty, especially for what is usually considered a light(er) beer. Tasty indeed. Too bad this only comes 3-to-a-12-pack. Absolutely worthy of its own six-pack.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. Bottleneck says 101513.

A- Pours a clean light amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Sudsy semi-resilient lacing.

S- Rich, yeasty aroma with lots of banana and clove notes. Also plenty of sweet wheat and a bit of alcohol. So drinkable.

T- Solid wheat flavor with notes of bubble gum, more banana and flower (rose?) water. Pretty sweet with minimal alcohol taste and lots of spice.

M- Semi-bright with a milky thickness. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- One of the first beers that made me realize I love a well done full-flavored wheat beer. The low score it carries is criminal.

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Photo of thecarster1
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- bottle poured into a weizen, one finger of foamy bright white head that has great retention leaving head trailing down the glass as i drink, hazy bright gold coloring.

s- bright, peppery, some banana, clove, lemon, alot going on, very enticing.

t- clove, creamy banana, peppery on the finish with a slight bit of dry hop bitterness, loads of wheat, fresh lemon, i haven't had a apwa in awhile, this is a tasty one for sure.

m- light and crisp.

d- really great, i've had this beer several times before, and am just getting around to reviewing it. i'm enjoying it much more than i ever remember doing so, really refreshing, and complex yet straight forward and unassuming, man do i love troegs.

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Photo of chodinheaven
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light orange or yellow. Very cloudy as it is unfiltered, but at the same time looks very pure. Large head that dissapates rapidly, leaving none once its gone. No lacing.

S: Wheat, orange and lemons dominate the smell, but fortunately it doesn't remind me of kitchen cleaning chemicals like some wheat beers do. Smells very nice and clean. Summery.

T: Orange is the most dominate flavor. Alomost tastes like a light carbonated orange juice, but not in a bad way. Wheat and almost no hops that I can taste. Pleasant beer, may be too wheaty for some. Refreshing.

M: Not necessarily crisp, and the wheat/orange taste lingers in your mouth for a while.

D: Light ABV and obvious flavor make this drinkable so long as you're a fan of the style. Easy going down.

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Photo of droomyster
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy gold with a nice white head. Nose is very pronounced with a big blast of yeasty wheatiness and banana-like sweetness., all of which come through on the palate. Texturally speaking, the carbonation makes the flavors instantly hit every wall of my palate, while maintaining an austerity that most beers of its styles do not. Overall, intriguingly substantial.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: hazy; deep gold in color; 2 finger ivory head that receded slowly to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: wheat, clove, and banana; a hint of bubblegum;

T: wheat and citrus up front; clove and banana take over at mid-palate; finish is lightly tart and lightly bitter at the same time;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: very nicely done; would have liked the clove and banana to be a little more prominent, but that's nitpicking;

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Photo of ellflle
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The head was white and smooth, about an inch, subsiding moderately. The body is golden and clear. It's classed as an unfiltered wheat, but doesn't look murky or harbor floaties, at least this bottle. Aroma was crisp, almost cidery, clean. The first sip was almost all bubbles. On about the third sip, the carbonation is moderating to a smoother texture. Clean sweet and fruity first impression, spicy aftertaste. Very darned nice.
Second bottle, same six pack, poured between smaller glasses (so the sediment was disturbed): cloudy and with almost no foam, but still delicious.
So handling and pouring are critical to the appearance. The taste, smell, and drinkability are still superior.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An American Witbier! That's what this is drinkin like to me. Light, refreshing with some nice spicy notes. Corriander is in here along with some fresh orange zest. Some good wheat notes in flavor and texture pulse throughout the journey of the beer.
Every once in awhile I am reminded of some american pale wheat ales that I haven't been overly fond of but this beer doesn't drop the ball like those others do. Clean and solid all around, I would match this up against Belgian brewed witbiers.

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Photo of earthboundagain
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ok we have a nice light apple juice long brew with some cloudiness. The head s white and thin and laces in small patches.

The nose is of soggy wheat, clove, some banana and a tad bit of orange

The taste is mellow, but we have some old wheat crackers, some assorted fruitiness, and a wee bit a spice, mainly clove.

The mouthfeel is lively carbonation on a medium-thin body. The beer is a easy drinker and is a plus on a hot September day.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fluffy whipped egg white head tops a bright gold beer. Sparse carbonation slowly wises to the top. Beer is clear until you introduce the sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Nice and hazy after that.

Aroma is bright, fresh, doughy, yeasty and a touch of clove.

Another nice effort from Troeg's. I think this is the last beer in their line-up that I've tried. All are very strong with the exception of the Rugged trail Nut Brown. Bright, refreshing Clove, Banana, sourdough bread flavor. Touch of citrus. Light hop bitterness towards the end.

Body is light and yet there is a definite texture to the beer. Presumably from the yeast. Not quite chalky, but almost a powder in the beer. This is not a bad thing.

Very drinkable, nice session brew!

Well done. A good one for spring and summer.

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Photo of HugoGrim
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Two bottles poured into a 24 oz weizen glass; from a very fresh case bottled just two weeks ago.

Classic look of a hefe, though not as substantial a head as I would have liked.

Excellent aroma. Strong banana, clove, black pepper, and yeast.

I do not agree with this beer being listed as an American pale wheat ale, as it is a clear cut hefe weizen in my book. It stands out as one of the better American micro hefes I've had to date which is quite a complement. I guess the thing that pushes it into the American wheat ale category is the fact that it does have some light hops, however they simply form a very subtle bitter undertone which complements the black pepper and other spices quite well.

Obviously as with almost any hefe or wheat ale it is very drinkable.

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Photo of FredTheSeal
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Unfiltered bottle - Swirled sediment into glass.

A - fizzy white head that quickly dissipates without lacing. Cloudy golden in color.

S - Yeast, bread, & caramel, very slight alcohol at the end.

T - Typical yeasty/bready flavor up front. Kind of sweet and caramelly, followed by a slight bitterness.

M - Highly carbonated, light-medium body.

D - I'd say this is moderately drinkable. It has a great wheat beer flavor but feels a little heavier than most. I'd still be able to go through 4 though.

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Photo of kels
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Bright straw yellow with a 1/2 finger of white filmy head that fades to a skim immediately with bunches of white bubbles. It is slightly hazy with good carbonation.

Smell: Chewy yeasty malts, sticky wheat and slight tart, lemony hops.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Taste is full of yeast and dry wheat, tartness is slight and refreshing and tastes like sweet lemons. Slightly toasted malts. The feel is very bright, well-carbonated and light - quite refreshing.

Drinkability: Very high - would be perfect on a hot summer day.

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Photo of DMBoSox11
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review #6 - 12 ounce bottle (no date) in a weizen glass. The bottle does give instructions that they want you to use the yeast.

A: Cloudy with a perfectly white head and small bubbles. There was nice retention, however, no lacing.

S: My immediate thought was that this was not an American Pale Wheat Ale, but a Hefeweizen. Big clove and spices nose that was also very fruity.

T: Confirms the Hefeweizen label. Banana and clove are up front with a touch of lemongrass. The wheat backing does a great job of balancing this beer.

M: Medium body with high carbonation.

D: Very smooth. Truly a great Hefeweizen. I would normally score this beer a B as it's not my favorite style, but for the style it was exceptionally crafted.

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Photo of morimech
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color with one inch of white head that had good retention. The head does settle to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass. The aroma and flavor is closer to a hefeweizen than your typical pale wheat ale. I am thankful for that. I pick up a lot of cloves in the aroma and flavor. A little bit lighter in flavor than the better hefes but overall it is more than I expectyed. Carbonation seems a little high and it is a little rough drinking but otherwise has a solid body. This beer certainly brought more to the table than I expected for the style. Refreshing and light makes this easily sessionable. Might not be a style that garners high scores but this one is probably top of the heap of pale wheat ales.

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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 mjc410
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The pour into my Weihenstephan Weisse glass raises a lofty three inch eggshell head, which leaves very sudsy and sticky lacing. The beer's body is hazy golden. Head retention is quite nice, too. The smell is Very clovey/banana-bready, which I just love. A clean, spicy scent. The taste is just loaded with straight banana bread flavor. Quite biscuity and sweet, with a lingering banana-bitterness. The mouthfeel is a bit light, although I may have poured too hard, releasing too much carbonation. Still, I know I want more, and I'll edit if my perception changes in future tastings. Overall, this is a killer wheat beer that tastes like a bakery.

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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 marcpal
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into sam uber glass thing from the troegs sampler pack.

A: Decent head and you can tell from the haze that its unfiltered. Orange/yellow made an attractive pour.

S: Bananas and vanilla. Agree with others in terms of being reminiscent of fat tire. The lemon and spiciness were crisp on the nose.

T: Lemon peel, banana and tons of bubblegum The spices are pleasant and very much of a German hefe with a bit more sweetness. Very good.

M: Light and airy, again crisp. smooth mouthfeel.

D: Through the roof, this may be my new summer beer of choice. Cant think of a food this wouldnt go well with.

Top notch stuff again from Troegs. This is a style I have come to appreciate more and really enjoy this one.

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Photo of jifigz
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a beautiful hazy sunshine yellow. Developed a nice head that disappeared rather quickly and has lots of carbonation bubbles rising through the brew. Some decent lacing.

S: Delicious Hefe smells. Ripe banana and fruit tones, slightly floral with a lot of sweetness in the aroma.

T: Not quite as boldly flavored as the smell suggested. It is very fruity with lots of ripe banana in the taste, almost like a banana flavored runt (the candy.) The finish is a lingering candy sweetness with a hint of bitter.

M: Feels great. Thin and carbonated, but I feel as if it fits this beer perfectly. It is crisp on the palate.

O: A fantastic Hefe and a wonderful warm weather thirst quencher. With a low ABV and delicious taste, this is a perfect session beer. The great flavors and light color really seem to match the sunshine perfectly and I would love to fire up the charcoal grill with a few of these as my companion.

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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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