Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat | Tröegs Brewing Company

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85
very good
1,953 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
1,953
Reviews:
650
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.93%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
364
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,953 |  Reviews: 650
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 stakem
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
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 BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of tdm168
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orangish-yellow with a 1/4" of soft, white head that fades quickly. The nose has notes of yeast, bananas, white grapes, and cloves. The taste is spicy at first with decent clove notes. Then there are some fruity notes that comes through, mostly banana. There is just a hint of bubblegum in the finish. The mouthfeel is overly carbonated, quite dry, and very light.

The mouthfeel threw this one off. It's so heavily carbonated that it interferes with the taste buds. Overall, the flavor and nose were quite good. A little less carbonation puts this up there with some of the better hefes.

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Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a minimal white head. Nose is very funky. That spiced and mild banana profile is very much there and is very full. Smells like play-do or clay to me as well. Flavor is pretty full bodied, but seems almost light at the same time. There is not as much of a kick as I was expecting. Are the trademark characteristics there? Yes. Is it wildly interesting and unique? Hmmm. Feel has a fairly full bubble to it and the liquid is good as well. Very drinkable due to it’s smooth nature. Easily a session brew. And definitely worth trying.

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Photo of dfhhead25
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of smakawhat
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
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 Billolick
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler pour from DeCicio's in Ardsley, NY. Hazed/cloudy, dull medium apricot. The head is off white, medium retention, leaves a bunch of sheeting and later fine ringlets of lace. Wheat field nose, with flourishes of bananas and sweet sugary fruits. Easy drinking wheat. More fruit notes, toasty, yeasty and quite enjoyable. Highly sessionable, pleasant summary brew. Went well with some thai shrimp and would make a nice companion to a host of salads, seafood and lighter food choices.

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Photo of jwc215
3.06/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass from a 12 oz. bottle. No freshness date - but recently purchased.
Poured cloudy light yellow with a thick, fluffy head that left some lacing.
The smell was of sheat with hints of cloves and an underlying musty aroma.
The taste was very typical of a summer wheat ale. A crisp tang from some spices, especially clove. It was a bit too thin.
The mouthfeel/drinkability was fairly refreshing - It was light-bodied, with nothing particularly offensive outside of the slight mustiness in the nose. It was fairly smooth - on the whole, nothing great but not too terrible for a summer-time wheat beer. Better ones out there though.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Duff27
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very quickly dissipating white head. Plenty of carb bubbles rising in a light golden beer. No lacing present.

S- Smell is of lemons, bananas, and grass.

T- Lemony goodness. Bananas and/or cloves. Very refreshing. i can tell you I'm drinking this at the wrong time of year...would be great after a good lawn mow.

M- Nothing at all wrong with the mouthfeel on this beer.

D/O- I'm normally not a huge fan of wheat beers but lately they have been growing on me and I find this an above average example. Highly recommended in the order of converting BMC drinkers.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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

Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A pretty solid American take on a hefeweizen, but doesn't approach German examples. Nice wheaty bite, good amount of banana and clove, but kind of a thin mouthfeel, doesn't have the fullness and creaminess of some of the best examples, unfortunately. Not one of Troegs' best beers, but still nice regardless.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. Beer is yellow and hazy, carbonation moderate to low, almost no head. Head is made up of a thin layer of white bubbles and other larger bubbles that stick to the glass. No lacing.

Aroma is slightly hoppy. Citrusy and the kind of bitter you associate with citrus peel. There is also a hint of wheat malt in there, smells OK.

Beer is medium body, bitterness low, clean wet feel to the beer. No much in the way of backmouth bitterness at all. There is a late wheat flavor that I enjoy but usually want it up front rather than in the back of the mouth. Second taste, Drinkability really high, mouthfeel again leaves something lacking the front palate. Overall, its an OK wheat beer.

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Photo of ShanePB
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Canal Street Pub last night - poured into a pint glass.

Let me preface this with I'm glad BA decided, after debate in the forums, to change the style to Hefeweizen which this clearly is after revisiting this from last year. I think this should be reviewed as this style rather than it's former classification.

A: Hazy, bright and brilliant golden yellow topped with a rocky, creamy white head. Amazing lacing and great retention going on here, much better looking than from the bottle I had last year.

S: Banana notes explode, coupled with some juicy citrus qualities - orange and lemon zest. A bit of crushed peppercorn and clove come through towards the end but the banana, citrus and faint yeast notes are dominant and true to the Hefeweizen style.

T: Sweet notes hit first and once again, banana comes through strong. A touch of orange, some wheat and a bready, yeasty quality are in the finish. It's finishes somewhat dry, nothing too bad, and leaves a pleasant aftertaste.

For a sub 5% ABV beer, this is a great sessionable beer, especially one that is going to be perfect for the spring and summer weather. I'll definitely be stocking this one and am kind of disappointed I overlooked this readily available, easy drinking and refreshing beer for so long.

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Photo of Gavage
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Part of the Troegs variety 12 pack. Pours a pale yellow color with a big fluffy head that clung to sides of the glass. Aroma is of a grainy bread and some mild spice. The flavor is of wheat, mild banana, pepper, and a strong floral bitterness.

There is a certain graininess to the mouthfeel. Crisp start and finish, and the finish is also dry. Exceptional drinkability, as this is refreshing and very flavorful. I hope this becomes available in stand alone sixpacks, but until then purchase the variety pack to get your hands on this.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to shaebs99 and JoeyBeerBelly for this brew.

Pours a nice cloudy golden pale yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger plus fizzy white head, which does leave some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some spices, and some caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty/yeasty/grassy, some spicyness, and caramel. Light-Medium body. Drinkable, this is a tasty brew.

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Photo of tone77
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus and spices. Taste is excellent, malts, citrus, and spices blended perfectly. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and is highly drinkable. Overall this is a very good beer.

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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 1,953 ratings.
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