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
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1,954
Reviews:
651
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.93%
 
 
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64
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Photo of vande
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Very bright golden, lively brew with an exceptionally thin, white sheet of foam atop..

S: bready-biscuit...light summer grass.. hint of banana and clove... a nice, soft nose that brings a smile to one's face...in all honesty, somewhat light reminders of a baby aventinus...light reminders..

T: bit of that bready-yeast, and light clove and banana...not as present as I'd hoped for.. somewhat wateryier on the taste than I had thought, but decent.

M: Soft, crisp and fresh.

O: I'm generally not a big wheat fan, but this was a good summer time sample...

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Photo of Jason
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Yeast was swirled in, cloudy brew now and the lacing is pretty epic. Banana bread ... no, taffy with some breadiness with dusty clove and nutty yeast in the nose. Very very smooth with a crisp refreshing bite, malty with a mellow breadiness. Herbal phenols push against the ripe fruit, clove tries to push the yeast out of the way. Flavors may run up against each other but nothing clashes. The phenols and a mild tartness do pull this beer away from the extreme drinkability this style can garner. Semi-dry finish.

Still able it quaff it back though the amount is hindered for me somewhat.

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Photo of ujsplace
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass

Pours a hazy yellow orange colored brew with a white foamy head that recedes to a thin covering floating on top. Negligible lacing along the sides of the glass.

Smells of bananas, cloves and spices.

Tastes of wheat, spicy yeast and banana.

Smooth, creamy and refreshing - good carbonation.

Great session brew, easy drinking and great for summertime.

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Photo of magine
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a cloudy golden orange color. Has a creamy white head that settle to a thin lace head. Minimal lacing. Pretty good looks.

Brew smells of clove, spice and banana. Good smell.

Brew is creamy and smooth; good malts. Banana, cloves and spices. Very silky mouthfeel. A bit of orange as well. Brew is very well balanced.

This is a very good, case worthy hefe. Very good brew.

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Photo of IronLover
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on May 23, 2011. straw yellow in color with a deep haze. Poured with a fizzy white head with little retnetion and a few, very thin wisps. Dominant wheat malt aroma with biscuit, banana and a bit of lemon hopppness as well. Medium boried with lively, tangy carbonation and a dry finish. Wheat malt and biscuit flavors up front with banana and tangy bitter lemon hoppiness being introduced in the middle. Wheat flavor gives way to biscuit, banana and tangy lemon hop flavors through the end and a dry finish. A refreshing, wet, but crisp, dry finishing siummer wheat. It gets low marks for looks but is a great summertime ale.

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Photo of Florida9
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Lightly hazy dull pale yellow. Forms a 1/4" of fizzy white head that sticks around for about 15 seconds before fading away into a thin ring around the glass. No lacing.

S: Light nose of seltzer, lemon, a little banana, and some yeasty phenols.

T: Light and vibrant. Tangy, lightly acidic. Lemon. There is a little banana, which seemed to be more prevalent on my first few sips, and a little spice. A tingly clove quality presents itself on the finish.

M: Light bodied with heavier carbonation. Between the carbonation and the spicy quality, this one has a bit of a prickly feel to it.

O: A solid, well made hefe.

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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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Photo of NODAK
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is pretty nice and typical for style, with notes of banana esters and clove dominating with some yeast there as well. Not the strongest notes for style, but definitely nice.

Pours bright golden, but it's interesting that there isn't any cloudiness. Must have been filtered.

Starts off with banana esters, though not nearly as sweet as some others in style; they're rather restrained. The clove also shows up, but again it isn't really "out there". Has a phenol character to it as well. A nice wheat note is present on the finish, as well as a citric twang.

This one won't contend with the heavy hitters out of Germany or even some of the best here, but it's quite good and delicious.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.79/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am not a fan of the style, bottle try some anyway since hefe beer is better than none! CANs soon, I promise.

From the bottle: "DreamWeaver Wheat is an unfiltered splash of spicy mouthwatering joy. Pour 3/4 of the bottle into a glass, swirl the bottle to invigorate the yeast and pour remainder down the center of the glass." Cool, it comes with directions since everybody tells me I need more direction in life.

I got a finger of fluffy bone-white head from my pour and then it suddenly fell like a souffle when someone bangs the oven door shut. Color was a VERY cloudy orangish-yellow, like fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. Nose was as advertised - spicy, specifically clove forward with undertones of the banana/bubble gum esters that usually put me off in a big way. The clove-forward smell is achieved by fermenting hefe yeast at lager temperatures and I had not realized that homeboys John & Chris were doing this with theirs or I would have been drinking a lot more of it a lot sooner. Mouthfeel was not quite full, but close, and the clove spiciness was like the Clove Life Savers that I was (seemingly) the only person who liked them. For our more modern and hip users, think clove cigarettes. I once made an air freshener out of an orange by sticking cloves into it in the shape of a smiley face. Yay, cloves! This was joy in a bottle. Frankly, I did not really experience the banana/bubble gum nonsense that so thoroughly puts me off. Finish was pretty dry for the style, given its intense spice but I was down with it. More please, Mssrs. Musselman and Yashinsky.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, banana and hints of clove. In the taste, dry banana and wheat notes. A spice like bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry banana in the aftertaste. Nice dryer wheat with nice clove and spice.

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

Tasty, rich, German-style wheat beer.

Pale amber and hazy in the tall Faust Weizen glass. Pours a good head followed by a nice prickly and creamy mouthfeel. Big bouncy mix of tastes at first sip. Lots of fruity esters and plenty of spice. Tangerine flavors and strong nose of clove. Just tart enough but richly flavored in every mouthful.

Seems like an authentic version of the Hefeweizen style. Highly drinkable and well mannered. This would be one of my favorites if I lived in Tröegs territory.

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Photo of larryi86
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Weizen glass

A- Hazy yellow with a three finger white head.

S- Bananas, beard, hint of spices and earthy notes.

T- Very close to the smell, nice wheat flavor.

M- Smooth, medium body, refreshing.

O- I found this very enjoyable and a solid beer, definitely will pick this up again.

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Photo of obywan59
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pale yellow to golden color with a near pure white 6 finger head from a hard pour. Pouring the entire bottle into the glass gives a pale apple-ciderish translucent appearance, while leaving a couple inches in the bottle gives a slightly cloudy, but almost transparent brew. The tall head of my 2nd pour recedes rather chunkily leaving good lacing.

Strong smell of banana and cloves from the hard pour. Substantial citrus as well. The citrus becomes near-metallic at times.

Fruity with occasional explosions of almost pure banans. Sightly sweet and peppery upfront but finishes off with a light bitterness.

Light bodied with early peppery carbonation that moderates as you go.

A good beer. Nice and summery. I liked the Sunshine Pils better, but have no real complaints about this.

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Photo of jgreenearrow
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Per bottle, poured 3/4 down side of glass. Swirled remainder 1/4 in the bottle and then poured down the center of the glass.

A: Pours a very hazy golden straw color. A thick fluffy head develops at the top of the pour and dissipates quickly with some minor lacing on the side of the glass.

S: Fruit dominates the nose. Banana and citrus notes mix with wheat and the smell of bread crust.

T: The sip begins sweet with banana and some tangerine. A bready wheat flavor enters in the middle, combining with the banana. Some bitterness and tartness of lemon round out the sip.

M: Light to medium body with adequate prickly carbonation.

Overall, this is a good hefeweizen. The wheat and fruit flavors blend well to accompany the yeast to the expect to find in the style. Well balanced, light and refreshing.

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Photo of david18
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got a growler of this at the newest uptown Whole Foods on Manhattan's Upper West Side. I believe the pourer told me that it had four different kinds of wheat in it. I was bringing it to a party so the low abv was perfect.

Color was a light to medium straw, very hazy but with not a lot of carbonation.

Aroma was quite wheaty and refreshing with hints of light fruit and yeast.

Flavor was a little on the light side. Could have been more complex but perfect for the occasion.

Overall a good beer when you're in a wheat frame of mind.

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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 metter98
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down, leaving a bit of lacing on the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of wheat in the nose with notes of clove and hints of banana.
T: The taste has flavors of wheat and peppery spices with notes of bananas.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is easy to drink and quite refreshing. The spiciness in the taste doesn’t make it very thirst quenching but adds a bit of kick and makes it stand out apart from other beers in the style.

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Photo of LaCoursiere
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra from a trade with Centennial.

No date of any kind.

A - Poured into a New Belgium globe. It pours very hazy with an Apricot color. It made a thin head that dissipated fairly quickly. There was minimal lacing that slid back down into the glass. The laser etching in the glass kept a nice thin head and collar.

S - Smells of yeast, very nice banana aroma, clove, and a little bit of orange.

T - Lemon and pepper spiciness with biscuity malts followed by hints of banana and a cidery tartness. There is a trace of earthy hops in the finish.

M - Light-bodied thin feel with light carbonation. It finishes with a bit of dryness and no alcohol warmth.

O/D - This is a pretty nice beer. The nose was quite nice, but the taste and feel left something to be desired. Perhaps a bit of sweetness and smoothness would be a nice touch. I would drink again, but will probably not seek it out specifically.

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Photo of gopens44
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy and golden with a head that froths up and runs off. a little shy perhaps. Left behind was a thin bubbly film.

S - Slightly bitter and reminiscent of a pilsner was my first impression, with a rather pungent nature. The aroma nearly filled the room upon pour.

T - Spicey with clove, a little touch of banana and a touch tart.

M - At first, this is a touch oily. That sensation goes away pretty quick though, leaving behind the more dry and crisp true nature of this beer. Not much aftertaste at all.

O - I usually flip out over most Troegs offerings, but this one is a bit more pedestrian. Still good, but not my favorite from them.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This Hefe pours out as a light cloudy orange color. The head fluffs up at first and settles within a few minutes. The aroma of the beer is a little grainy with a mix of some citrus and a little banana. The flavor of the beer is a little on the light side. It's got the basic elements of most Hefe's. It's light bodied and fairly refreshing, it's a decent choice for summer time drinking.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Washington House, Sellersville, PA

Pours a cloudy golden-yellow with a two-finger white head that fizzles away to nothing. Yeasty aroma, with a little bit of banana and cloves. Big yeasty taste, very bready, more of the banana and cloves I got in the aroma, thick and wheaty, but not too harsh, and little to no citrus detected...maybe just a subtle bit. Medium, chewy mouthfeel, and fairly drinkable, but not really my style.

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Photo of sjmacdougall
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one poured from a bottle into a Hoegaarden glass.

The appearance is hazy and unfiltered, exactly what I would expect from this wheat beer. The color is a light golden.

The beer smells of some wheat and banana aromas.

Taste is by far the best quality of this brew. It has a mild sweetness that gives way to a well-balanced hefe taste. It is extremely enjoyable.

The mouthfeel is a light carbonation that quickly dissipates. There is little to no alcohol taste.

Overall, this is a great summer/BBQ session beer. I will be certain to have it again and again.

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

thanks to IDrinkGas for the great PA locals.

this was a 12oz bottle split between two people in some tasting glasses from the festival of barrel aged beers.

A - cloudy and bright, the unfiltered characteristic is noticed right away. has a reasonable head

S - smells like a wheat with a bit of a belgian hint as well as spiced noted

T - definitely tastes like a belgian yeast right off the bat, also has good spice notes, not over powering, pretty balanced and not over-bearing in any taste profile

M - could use a little weight, but for 4.8% it drinks very well

O - If I lived in PA and wanted a quality wheat, I would drink this pretty regularly.

Troeggs is pretty quality from what I can tell as a mid-westerner.

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

Pours like hazy orange/pineapple juice with white head that retreats to the edges of the glass. Aroma of floral bouquet, yeast conjures up hints of banana, clove, and of course wheat. Tastes of wheat, yeasty character, honey, cloves, a hop presence rushes through and then the beer mellows out with some banana and vague vanilla. Light bodied with a carbonation that goes flat on the palate too quickly. Smooth and tasty but the flavors feel flat especially as the drink warms.

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Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the second bottle I've sampled from the Troegs Variety Case.

Best if enjoyed by: August 11, 2011

Enjoyed in a DFH Pint Glass

A - Pours a very hazy, mostly opaque golden color. Nice foamy, white, two finger head on the initial pour. Some lacing left on the side of the glass. Massive amounts of residue (due to being unfiltered) left on the bottle of the bottle after the pour.

S - A spicy, banana like sweetness is the dominate aroma.

T - A very refreshing beer. A nice combination of the usual flavors in a hefeweizen - a clovely spicyness, mixed with banana and a hint of lemon as well. Goes down really smooth. Alcohol taste? What alcohol!

M - Just the right amount of carbonation. A slight bitterness on the aftertaste.

O - This is a great summer beer. I normally am not a wheat beer fan but I was really impressed by this one. Very easy to drink and would be a great session beer on a hot day. I had mine after a 3 mile run and it went down really nice. Very quenching. Recommended!

Cheers!

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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 1,954 ratings.
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