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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat | Tröegs Brewing Company

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

one of the better american wheat beers around, i've had this more often in bottles, also on tap. definitely more like a german hefewiezen than an american wheat ale (in my opinion), but who cares. great on sunny spring and summer afternoons, with a ton of banana and citrus flavors making this one refreshing beer. pours smooth with not too much head, which is fine. doesn't really need a lot of carbonation to make this a refreshing beer. goes really well with burgers and steaks out on the grill.

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

I was kicked back on my porch on a sticky summer evening when I tried one of these for the first time, and that's the perfect way to sample this very nice wheat ale.

Appearance was as pretty as expected: pale and golden, a touch cloudy, with a fine, creamy head that held up well. Smell? Nice mix of fruit and spice. The taste follows the nose closely -- very well balanced.

Mouthfeel gets its own paragraph. The best weizens I've had feel rich, creamy and smooth, and Dream Weaver's silky consistency nails that characteristic perfectly.

Add all that stuff up and you get an exceptionally drinkable beer. Very refreshing on hot summer days. I anticipate going through a lot of these this summer.

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Photo of TheDragonTony
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: cloudy yellow, the huge (3+ fingers) recedes quickly but leaves a very nice lacing.

Smell: Citrusy and spicy, but not nearly as aromatic as the most recent beers that I've tried (from the Samuel Adams LongShot series). I also get a smell like apple pie (which I'm going to say is at least partly from the yeast).

Taste: I get a lot of citrus flavours as well as some banana and yeast. I enjoy this beer it would be perfect to drink on a hot summer day.

Mouthfeel: Light mouthfeel, not thin though. This beer feels good as I drink it.

Drinkability: I wouldn't have a problem drinking this all night it is a tasty and refreshing wheat.

Notes: I enjoy this wheat very much, but it isn't my favourite that I've ever had. This is a style that I didn't care for when I originally tried it, but have recently gained a taste for, and DreamWeaver is one of the beers that made me realize what I'd been missing.

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Photo of Ty1erC
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

*12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.*

a: it's very cloudy and yellow-gold in color. little retention and some lacing.

s: citrus, bananas, wheat, spice.

t: the taste is what you would expect. very balanced and refreshing.

m: medium-bodied, smooth carbonation.

d: it's very drinkable. a great beer, but not all that memorable.

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Photo of mjgooner13
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A hazy straw color, looks nice when i poured it into the glass. Small head that was gone quickly.

S- I found this a great smelling beer. I got a big flavor straight away followed by a small amount of hops. I really enjoyed the bold scent.

T - Similar to the smell the initial flavors are of citrus fruits. The taste was a bit sour, but an enjoyable sour. This was followed by some sweetness in the middle which i didn't really pick up in the nose. It was a sweetness of a mixture of honey and banana which was all balanced out by a slightly dry hoppy finish.

M- Mouthfeel was good, the right amount of carbonation, def a drink that can go down quickly yet, not overly smooth.

O- I really enjoyed this beer, for a low ABV beer, it has good body, balance and flavor. This is certainly a great summer drink and one that I will def. be drinking again in the near future.

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Photo of Bitzy
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Another Troegs success. I bought this beer at Whole Foods Beer Room in NYC. While many American Oale Wheat Ales beers falls short of being impressive for this style in complexity and balance; Dream Weaver Wheat fits it execeptionally well. It is sweet and delicious. No complaints can be made about this beer.

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