DreamWeaver Wheat | Tröegs Brewing Company

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DreamWeaver WheatDreamWeaver 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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Ratings: 1,975 |  Reviews: 654
Photo of Lawnboy33
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of mcphish22
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of garuda
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of rudolphjacksonm
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a nice rich yellow color. Cloudy and unfiltered with a nice white head. Barely any lacing. 4.0

S - Nice fruity smell with hints of orange, apple, bubblegum, and banana. 4.0

T - Sweet and slightly spicy, with hints of clove at the beginning. Slightly bitter and hoppy at the end. Fairly balanced but a bit watery in the middle...it's hard to describe what it's missing, but it's definitely noticeable. 3.5

M - Smooth with a slight carbonation tingle. I wish there was a bit more carbonation or spiciness, though I can't say exactly what is missing. The mouthfeel is just a bit too mild. 3.5

O - Troegs' DreamWeaver is a decently built Hefeweizen. It's incredibly drinkable and nice to look at. The flavor is a bit on the light side, as well as the mouthfeel. I could drink pint after pint of this beer easily, but on its own at a beer tasting I think it wouldn't stand out as much as some other beers. 3.5

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Photo of smibroncos
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A. Poured a cloudy straw with a short one finger dimminishing head. some lacing on the glass.

S. Grass, lemon, cloves

T. Bannana, clove lightly sweet

M. Light bodied small bubbles, nice balance and great duration

O. Nice Hefe, great balance a good representation of the style

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Photo of Emerson1310
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is readily available here. This wheat beer is delicious!!

A: Pale straw, quite foggy, and on 1st pour, very thick head, of four or more fingers, moderate lacing, lots of carbonation.

S: Wheat, yeast, bananas, straw, cloves, spices.

T: See 'smell'...Delicious!! The combo of yeasts, malts and bananas give it a rather pleasant banana bread taste. No bitterness, no hop flavor.

O: As someone said above, this is one of the nicest summer-style wheat beers. Pleasantly sweet without being cloying, and delightful smell and finish. At 4.8% ABV, a nice light sessionable beer. I highly recommend this!!

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Photo of MrOH
2.29/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Hazy straw with a solid finger of tight, white foam, lots of lace. Expected more head, though.

Light banana and clove, the doughy malt really comes through.

Bland. Doughy, a little bit of banana, some clove, slight tartness. Nice firm but clean bitterness.

A bit light in mouthfeel and carbonation for the style.

Definitely a hefeweizen designed to not scare away those unfamiliar with the style. I really don't care for this approach.

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Photo of richkrull
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice cloudy golden color with a half inch of fluffy white head on it.

Smell is clove banana and spices.

Taste is pretty decent overall. A relatively light hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel is light as this beer goes down smooth and easy.

Overall a good tasting hefe. Wouldn't mind drinking this again but it's not as good as the offerings from New Glarus.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a very hazy lemony gold color with a minimal white head that retains as a bit of lacing.

Smells of fresh sweet lemony citrus and malts as well as some yeast notes.

Taste is similar, citrusy, mildly sweet malts, some yeast notes and maybe some banana ester.

Feels thinner with some tingly carbonation.

A tasty and highly sessionable light ale that would be perfect for a warm summer day. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: deep cloudy straw, finger head, fine lacing

S: faint banana, clove, wheat

T: mild wheat, dry crisp finish

M: light/med body, dry/crisp mouth

O: Very light body, faint flavor hefeweizen.
I will not be getting this again, rather


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Photo of soju6
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy light golden color with a very small head and bits of lacing.

S: Mild aroma of fresh grain, spice and a bit of citrus.

T: has a fresh grain flavor with a tangy bite and a trace of lemon. Finish is quite dry with bit of a sticky sweet aftertaste.

F: Fairly medium body, a bit crisp and refreshing.

O: Nice beer but not one of my facorite styles, tad too sweet and sticky.

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Photo of ckollias
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Cloudy light blonde ale with a white one-finger head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: This brew has a yeasty bread aroma. Hints of lemon in the background.

T: Similar to the smell this beer has zingy yeast and bread flavor. There is some mild citrus notes.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation

O: This was the first beer by Troegs that has disappointed me. It was a decent wheat beer but nothing I would try again.

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Photo of JohannBock
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another growler from the tour at Troegs.

A: Opaque in the center with some haze on the outsides of the glass. A nice bright yellow that poured with three fingers of head that never totally disappeared. Really awesome lacing.

S: Orange peel, some lemon and some earthy tones.

T: Follows the nose. Orange and lemon right away that fades into a sweet bready taste. Finishes pretty dry and leaves orange peel on the back of the palate.

M: I like the mouthfeel but for a hefe its a little thick. Due in part to the unfiltered nature of the beer, which is something I like a lot.

O: Solid beer, definitely would be great on a hot day. Another solid entry from Troegs.

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Photo of PokerGod
4.36/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a perfect pint.

Appearance- cloudy hazy, yellow. Decent head with decent retention. Not golden. Actually yellow. Some lacing. A nice amount of yeast sediment to pour into the glass.

Aroma- sweet and yeasty, but not fruity...or at least not a specific fruit that I can pinpoint. Mild spicy, herbal undertones.

Taste- absolutely delicious. Refreshing. May be the most balanced wheat beer that I've ever had. Yeasty and malty at the same time. Wonderful.

Overall- at present time, this may be my absolute favorite wheat beer ever. Absolutely delicious. Too bad I acquired in trade, because I am unable to acquire it locally. Damn. Would without a doubt buy again.

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Photo of surprenant1138
2.91/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy light sunny amber with a half inch bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. Faint lacing. Aroma is of yeast mostly, with some light grassy and piney hints. Taste is like pretty much every other mediocre wheat beer: light on hops, some pine, very yeasty, dry, and lightly metallic. Mouthfeel is light. I'm not much of a fan.

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Photo of dbmernin83
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy clouded yellow.

Yeasty, taffy sweet, with a crisp hop finish. Hops linger a little longer than most Hefes, which is a pleasant surprise. Summery and refreshing. Medium-bodied

A solid American Hefeweizen. No match for it's German counterparts, but stands out in the US market.

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Photo of CHickman
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer review on tap from 8/15/11: pours hazy gold color with a 1 finger creamy white head that leaves decent foamy lacing.

Smells of banana, clove, wheat, yeast, orange peel, coriander, lemon zest, sweet malt and light toasted grains; sweet nose overall with the classic yeast funkiness taking control at the end.

Tastes of banana, clove, wheat, yeast, lemon zest, coriander, orange peel, citrus hops, floral hops, flowers, herbs, sweet malt, pepper, light toasted grains and other light spices like cinnamon or allspice. The finish is dry and spicy, with a yeast funkiness that is par for the course with a hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel is creamy and slick, with light, smooth carbonation, a light body and a refreshing feel that helped this go down very easy.

A really good wheat beer that was full of flavor and to me was a perfect summer session beer and a hefeweizen meant for pounding all night. A really enjoyable beer overall.

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Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #36
Served On: 8/17/2011
Glassware: Wheat Glass

From the Anthology 2 mixed pack.

Look: Poured a cloudy yellow with super fast carbonation bubbles jetting to the top. Head was a tiny ½ finger of white fizz that dissolved quickly.

Smell: Sweet malts with clove and faint mango. Smelled very refreshing.

Taste: The clove took a back seat on this one (no complaints here). Banana and mango was first along with the crazy carbonation. The body of this beer was rather sticky for being so light in color and ABV. It’s a really nice alternative to Blue Moon or Keith’s White. I actually paired it with my wife's famous honey mustard chicken and a dill pickle spear. It was great.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle

Appearance – Hazy yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, bananas, lemons, cloves/coriander

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste breads/grains mixed with bananas and some lemon juice/zest. There is also a fair amount of clove/coriander spice flavour. The beer finishes with a lemony spicy aftertaste.

Overall – Another Troegs beer with a nice balanced taste. It wasn't anything ground breaking, but the flavour was nice and it was really easy to drink. I wouldn't go out of my to find it, but I wouldn't turn one away if offered.

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Photo of jneiswender
2.45/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Had this beer out of twelve ounce bottle from the anthology collection pack. Served in a pilsner glass cool.

A. With yeast....a lemondrop murky body and a nice white head.

S. Lemonzest ...bread yeast...slight bubblegum and clove.

T.lemon and clove are there...little vegetable flavor as well

M. Light but somewhat oily

D. Okay but not very refreshing. Mouthfeel is a bit offputting.

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Photo of awhipker
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle that I purchased at Jungle Jim's in Cincy, poured into a pilsner glass

Poured into a tulip glass

A: hazy yellowish, orange with two fingers of head that decipates to very light lacing. Lots of residue left in bottle.

S: bananas, floral,wheat, hint of clove

T: taste follow the nose; banana, spice, clove with a hint of citrus at the end

M: very light bodied, good carbonation

O: Not my favorite Troegs beer but it is a good representation of a hefe. Perfect to enjoy on a warm summer's day.

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Photo of vande
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
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 -2.4%
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 +5.9%
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 +6.7%
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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DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 1,975 ratings