Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat | Tröegs Brewing Company

very good
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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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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Foxman
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

"Fly me high through the starry skies
Maybe to an astral plane"

It pours a pale but golden yellow, clear and briskly carbonated. A finger of puffy white head settles to islets of froth. Fine flares of lacing paint the glass.

"Cross the highways of fantasy
Help me to forget today's pain"

The aroma wafts a tangy and barely sour draft of yeast and wheat. There's also a mild banana note along with a mild malt impression. A distant but steady spice backdrop winds about.

"Ooh dream weaver
I believe you can get me through the night"

Upon tasting, there comes a light berry sweetness coupled with a compensating wheaten bitey sourness along the sides of the tongue. A lemony citrus presence is joined in the middle by a mellow clove essence. The aura of spice rounds out even more toward the close, and the finish is a flash of sweet followed by a lingering mild spice bitterness and a bready grain vestige.

Light bodied, the carbonation is a lively presence on the palate, and the wheat and spice leave a low-key glow, albeit through a general impression or relative thinness.

"Ooh dream weaver
I believe we can reach the morning light"

First, my apologies to Gary Wright, I couldn't resist, being a child of the Seventies and all.
While I have no doubt this beer would be damned good at any time, I have visions of a shimmering hot sunny patio and rivlets of sweat on my brow. Very refreshing and very, very drinkable, its lightness makes multiples a glad certainty. Sure, there are better beers of the ilk, but I can't imagine many being more undemanding and easy to enjoy. My wife will never pass this up on tap, and I have to say, I admire her taste.

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Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of SABERG
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Philly airport. Served in a big ass Weizen glass. Characterized as an American Pale Wheat Ale, the Dream Weaver looks, smells and tastes like a Hefeweizen. Troegs uses pilsner & Vienna malts, Saaz hops, and German Wheat Yeast (nothing American about that!).

A: Creamy frothy white head with excellent retention. Almost missed my plane waiting for the head to subside. The color is a beautiful golden yellow to orange gradient, lighter at the slimmer parts of the glass and darker towards the top. Rich, radiant and glowing.

S & T: Very forthcoming. Banana and clove dominate. Grainy malts, lightly hopped and a big wheaty yeast character. Pepper and bubblegum notes. Heavily sweet and a little spicy. The sweetness would be overwhelming if it weren't for the tart, dry finish and cutting carbonation.

M: The mouthfeel was surprisingly light and thin. A definite downfall and frankly a bit disappointing. Luckily, the perfectly prickly carbonation saved what could have been a bigger disaster.

D: Drinkability gets a point for great flavor (especially for 4.8% ABV) but loses more because of the weak mouthfeel. Overall a pretty good tasty treat.

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Photo of younger35
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks from leftmindedrighty for this tasty brew. This is my first going around with a Tröegs brew and I can’t wait to try it. Drank from a regular ol’ pint glass.

Appearance- Pours a murky dirty yellow with a off-white foamy head with relatively short life. Holds a nice collar that is supported by the very effervescent bubbling that continues long after the pour. Zero lacing.
Smell- Has a nice wheaty mustiness to it. Lot’s of clove and banana yeasty aroma here that is very Hef like.
Taste- Lots of clove and banana. Has a very tasty yeast mustiness with hints of bubble gum and cotton candy. Kind of a tart, dry citrusy finish that lingers on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- Very light, almost watery. Very strong carbonation but not in a totally bad way.
Drinkability- This beer is pretty tasty. It reminds me of the Hef that they brew in a local restaurant. Good summer beer but more Hef like than a regular unfiltered wheat.

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Photo of Spider889
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Ardeer
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGingDrinker
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Cath
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of browniewithnuts
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Lurkerson
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jacobob10
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle. Pale straw in color and somewhat clear until adding the yeast sediment from the bottle, which darkens the color a bit and creates a cloudy appearance.  Large, fluffy white head out of the bottle, but it doesn't last long. Aroma leans more towards clove and spice than fruit. A bit of banana and lemon citrus round things out. The clove sticks around in the flavor and the beer's light body probably accentuates that a bit. The fruit takes a backseat to the spice.

Overall, this was a little thin for me. The flavors are good and there is nothing offensive going on here, but I would have liked a little more fullness to round everything oit. Not a bad beer by any means, but not something I will be rushing back to purchase again as there are better versions of the style.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this both in a bottle and on tap.its pours a cloudy light yellow with great head retention. The smell is typical of a wheat beer consisting of bread, banana, and spices. The taste is almost like a banana flavored bubblegum with some apparent clove lingering . Really enjoyed the taste. The carbonation was medium to high and with the clove lingering, it leaves your taste buds wanting the next sip. Well done.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of morrowd3
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of JC333
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Seanibus
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Let me start by saying I am not fond of Belgian-style wheats, so take this for what it is worth. I know this is an American style, technically, but it reminded me far more of the various European style wheats.

The beer pours light and slightly hazy. The head was thin and dissipated quickly.

The flavor is lemony and light, with a strong phenolic taste. It has a decent mouthfeel, effervescent and sprightly.

Fans of European wheat beers will probably like this beer and find it refreshing. I don't and I didn't. But that's just me.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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