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:
649
Ratings:
1,945
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.93%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
364
For Trade:
1
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Photo of JohnnyS17
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The first thing I noticed is how cloudy the beer is, maybe the cloudiest I have ever seen. You can even see chunks of wheat and what not floating around. It is a very murky yellow, like pineapple juice. There is minimal head, a weak retention, and not much lacing.

The initial waft of smells is dominated by a banana aroma. It is backed by a wheaty or bready undertone. The taste is very similar. It is noticeably sweet, like banana bread.

Light body with moderate carbonation. A bit of a chalky feel. Overall, it tastes like a weak hefeweizen to me (I wonder why they classify it as a wheat beer?). It's not undrinkable though, as I still enjoyed it. It was a hot day and my AC was on the fritz, and this beer made the situation survivable.

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Photo of johanvond
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a cloudy golden body with a tall but quickly dissapating head. Theres a strong nose of pepper and coriander supported by a wheaty biscuty malt profile. It starts out tart then moves back and forth through a biscuty almost bready malts and spices. Ending a bit clean on the pallete. Enjoyable.

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Photo of mindlucent2007
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, gold body with an inch of foamy, white head. A great looking wheat beer. Smells real wheaty here. Dreamweaver is definitely balls out on the bananas. Subtle spiciness in the background lurking, but aftertaste is again all bananas. A great blend of malts and a very passive yeast is noticable. It's light and easy to sip many of these heading into the summer season. Troegs seems to make all around thorough brews and although this isn't my favorite style of beer, this is a solid example of the Hefeweizen.

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Photo of SirDrinxAlot
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy straw color with a 1 finger head that disippated quickly and left minimal lacing.

Smells of clove/wheat/spice/banana

Taste is of wheat spice with a hint of mint and some banana that stays in the nose.

A pretty light medium/high carbonated smooth beer that finishes clean. It is a good spring and summer brew. It definitely has its own unique flavor that sets it apart.

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Photo of SeasonalBrew
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a trade from StormKing47.. thanks! Poured into a pint glass and enjoyed with dinner.

A: Pours a hazy yellow, which makes sense considering it's unfiltered. Swirled the last 1/4 of beer into the bottle to activate the yeast, then the pour resulted in a nice 1 inch white head.

S: Grainy, of course, but a nice touch of fruit in the nose.. lemon and possibly banana. A little bit of spice, as well.

T: I get some clove along with some lemon right off the bat. A strong wheat backbone creates a nice balance of flavor.

M: Well-carbonated and very light.

D: Fairly drinkable. Very enjoyable on a warm summer night. I would come back to this one.

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

A - the appearance if that of an average wheat beer - cloudy, gold/hay color but - with an unremarkable head that dissolves quickly.

S - light and citrusy with a bit of "zing."

T/M/D - this one feels a bit thin on the tongue, without much breadiness. The taste is similarly light, with a slightly sour note aside the citrusy flavor. I'd call this one about average.

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

More of a hefe/APWA hybrid with subdued banana and clove. Pours orange and cloudy. Hints of wheat grains and fruity yeast esters in the nose. Taste is balanced, light malt and wheat flavors, bready taste with good hop bite. Medium body and carbonation level. Slightly dry finish and solid drinkability. It has the best of both styles and doesn't have any off-putting medicinal qualities like the prototypical hefe like Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. Troegs hasn't disappointed me yet.

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Photo of BogleHill
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a nice glowing orange colored wheat brew. Sediment from bottle was poured into glass. It has a light spice and fruit aroma with little or no head. Better than average drinkability with nice spice and citrus flavors. Not too sweet, not to thin. Overall, this is a very solid and decent wheat beer.

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Photo of KenOnBass
3.27/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Good head and lacing. Light gold.

S: Good wheat smell, very potent. Aromatic banana smell like a good German Hefeweizen.

T: Bitter for a wheat beer, not what I was expecting from the decent smell.

M: Almost flat, not much fizz going on unfortunately.

D: Not the best wheat out there, there are other options but definitely worth a shot.

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Photo of MeowTom
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
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 BeerLover48Fan
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another fantastic beer from just across the river, 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 saradad
3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 12oz bottle into glass forming a very short-lived head, pale straw yellow color, hazy with visible carbonation. The smell is CLOVES, I couldn't detect any hops aroma in this at all. It smells and tastes like the clove gum my grandparents always had. The mouthfeel is quite full with a (surprise!!) clove finish with a slight lemon hops taste and in the finish. Even though it reminds me of a Christmas ham I find myself liking this beer. It's got something to it that's quite refreshing, can't wait to try it with food, bet ham'd be a great choice!!! Wiedersehen Y'all

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Photo of frDan
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice bouquet of pepper and yeast, and clove. Cloudy, unfiltered...aftertaste of rubber or burnt plastic. A pretty good beer, not one to write home about though.

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Photo of Oopssorryy
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale gold, with a think white head that quickly settles to a think cap across the beer. Beautiful lacing is seen, and the small head quickly reforms with slight agitation. Loads of carbonation can be seen bubbling up rapidly through the brew, making it appear quite lively.

The nose is startlingly complex, with notes of citrus, a grassy scent, deep earth, and even a medicinal scent all vying for top billing in the event. These notes all shift, rise and fall, leaving you content just to sniff the beer periodically. Like the visual, the scent really stimulates your senses, which is somewhat contrary to the brews name. The flavors are somewhat of a let down for me, with a dank, super earthy note overtaking the entire brew. You get a faint hint of the other flavors right at the end, before, inexplicably, the flavors are cut short and you are left with a light flavor reminiscent of the medicinal quality I perceived in the nose. A real let down compared to the rest of the beer. This beer is neither bitter nor sweet, it just is, which does stand out amongst the other beers I've had the pleasure of having, so there is that.

The mouth feel is incredibly light, almost like mildly carbonated water. Along with one of the most dry finishes I've ever had in a beer, this one goes down easily. If only the flavors where there to make you really want to keep drinking. This brew is not offensive, but it's also no inspiring at all. Like it's bitterness vs sweetness, this beer just simply is, and in a world of great beer easily attainable, I'll be passing on this one.

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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 beerdepartment
3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Note: something displeases me about wheat beer as a type. So I am not the best person to be reviewing this. But

Appears light amber, light white skim on top; some lacing.

Smells like a wheat beer exclaiming its wheatbeerdom. Banana yeastiness, heady fruit syrup aroma. Which wheat beer people would really enjoy.

Taste is an expression of banana wheatness, with a tiny bit of bitterness.

Mouthfeel I liked. Fills the mouth, not overcarbonated. Well made mouthfeel.

This beer is not for me, but I imagine others would love it.

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Photo of jdl55
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this in the Anthology variety pack quite a while ago and it was pretty much the only one that stuck with me - I still drink it pretty regularly today. Poured as per instructions on the bottle into a Hefeweizen glass. The smell is wonderful - sweet, crisp and wheaty. According to the bottle, 3/4 should be poured and then the bottom 1/4 should be swirled in the bottle to pick up some of the settled yeast and finally pour the remainder down the middle of the glass. You have to swirl pretty vigorously to get the yeast so a thick slurry ends up going down the middle and making a big foamy head on top of the hazy yellow beer.

The flavor is delicate and extremely refreshing. In the US many people tend to prefer wheats that have been augmented with fruit flavors, and indeed thats what you see dominating the shelves most of the time. This beer showed me what wheat beer should really be about - the wheat. It tastes much like it smells, which is hard to put into words. There's a definite floral element, and then a sort of almost sour "funk" like you find somewhere in the flavor profile of a saison. The mouthfeel is thin but not too thin, and the carbonation is strong at first but tapers quickly so I tend to drink it fast. This beer is great at quenching thirst and goes excellently with many types of food. Freshly cracked right out of the fridge, not much can beat this on warm day.

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Photo of Grugalug
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a golden color with a good two finger head that dissipates very quickly. Lots of bubbles coming up to the service and it is very clear.

S- A very fruity aroma. It is difficult to tell what fruit is the most prevalent, but it seems to be a tie between banana, apple, and pear. It is pleasantly yeasty and also has just a hint of spice to it.

T- The taste is very representative of the head. Big fruitiness and a pleasant yeasty flavor. It is on the sweet side but this is balanced by a slight bitterness that seems to be brought from the wheat. Hops are completely undetectable. Very refreshing.

M- Tingling carbonation and a refreshing crispness. On the thinner side but it goes down very easy. Nothing to complain about.

O- Refreshing, crisp, and bursting with fruit. What more could you ask for on a spring or summer day?

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Photo of Tinfoilrcr
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a light gold with very little head - mainly bubbles clumped around the edge.

The aroma is very citrusy with a hint of malts. The citrus scents tend more towards the lemon than the orange aroma.

The taste is well balanced mix of citrus flavors and malt, that finishes well.

The beer would work well as a session beer or with a light meal, but it is definitely very delicious and refreshing.

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Photo of Zbyler
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Hazy yellow color with a good amount of head from the carbonation.

S- Smells like a wheat beer. Bready, malty, maybe a little banana and clove in there as well.

T- Bready malts up front. Love that taste. Minimal hop presence, great doughy presence. Nice dry finish that makes you crave the next sip.

M- Slightly thick or heavy, definitely carbonated.

O- Overall I thought this was a solid beer. I am a big wheat beer fan and allgash white is my go-to for the style and I would compare it to a slightly not-as-good version of that. A nice treat for me since we can't get it in CT. Would make a great summer day beer!

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Photo of fdw3
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
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 goodonezach
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- hazy golden color, white head that dissipates into a thin layer of lacing across the surface, and a strong ring around the edge of the glass

S- strong wheat and bubblegum aromas dominate, but there are some grassy and lemon notes present as well.

T- sweet malt and wheat subside to bubblegum flavors at the finish. hops balance the flavor but arent too much more present than that.

M- lightly carbonated, and the beer hangs around for a while after the finish.

O- it's currently springtime and i'm in the mood for a nice, sweeter wheat beer. this is a solid beer to session on a nice day. tasty and aromatic.

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Photo of BoulderBarrovecchio
1.92/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: Clear sunshine yellow, very active carbonation throughout, 1/4 inch head that stays.

S: Bananas, but the artificial syrupy kind, and apple tartness, slight clove spice.

T: Empty. Not much there on the front end, slight apple and banana on the back-end. A super disappointment here.

M: Very high carbonation, almost too much, similar to that of seltzer water, very bitey with each gulp.

O: Very disappointed. I was hoping this would fit the bill for my summer go-to this year. Nope.

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Photo of Lenny2884
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy straw orange color with a weak, watery white head. No visible lacing and the head fades to nothing 2/3 of the way through the beer.

Smells very spicy, mostly coriander with a little lemon zest. Even a slight ginger aroma. Smells like a Hefe and not a Wheat PA.

Taste is spicey as well, almost overpoweringly. Coriander dominates my tongue, with hints of orange and banana. This could use more malt sweetness to balance the spicyness. Very little bitterness and hop presence.

Nice medium to full bodied beer, carbonation is on the low side.

Overall, a good summer beer to quench your thirst after a hot day. It's a little too spicey for my liking but still enjoyable. Not Troegs' best offering. Cheers!

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

Beer pours clear but becomes beautifully murky with the addition of the yeast residue (or maybe that's my saliva). Rich head dissipates too quickly. More orange than amber in color. Strong banana aroma, reminiscent of a high school organic chem experiment--esters gone bad. In other words, this is an artificial banana smell. But pleasant nonethless. Other notes are spices, principally clove. Banana and clove dominate on the palate as well. Completely inoffensive, lives up to expectations for a transitional seasonal beer. If Dream Weaver were a boy band, it would be One Direction. So much for the brewer's nod to Gary Wright.

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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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