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 rfgetz
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed golden orange with decent cap of white head and some nice retention. Scent is filled with whiffs of yeast, banana and clove, much stronger than many American Pale Wheat's. Taste again brings aggressive notes of yeast, banana and clove with a decent fresh grain and straw taste. Medium bodied, bubbly and dry finish. A good beer, slightly more aggressive than others in the style.

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Photo of lovindahops
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A Dream Weaver Wheat on a Sunday Morning with NFL Gameday Morning. I love Troegs

A- a big time hazy and golden yellow brew with no head whatsoever. The brew completely screams refreshing

S- a lil saison in the scent. Big time wheat and banana flavors coming through. Really has some uplifting scents

T- great! Spices, wheat, dry flavor, and many bananas! There is some musty flavor as well. This taste is incredible

M- carbonated and thick flavor

D- killa brew! I could literally drink dream weaver wheat all day. I will always keep a sixer in the fridge for summertime! Great job Troegs

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Photo of JayS2629
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love everything Troegs, but this is my least favorite. Probably just my least favorite style.

A- A nice hazy orange/honey color with white head that recedes quickly. You can see the wheat sediment floating around.

S- Citrus and malt.

T- Wheat is strong. Sweet with an orange peel hint. Clove is strong in the front with hints of coriander. Banana finish.

M- Creamy. Crisp dry finish.

D- Mellow and easy to drink. Slightly hoppy.

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Photo of EgadBananas
2.79/5  rDev -25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice light, hazy yellow/orange in color with a bubbly stark white head. Laces okay. Overall, very nice.

Smell is pretty run of the mill. Slight citrus, and a bit of malts/grains.

Taste was initially slight citrus, with a good wheat taste. It finishes though with a cloying fruit sweetness that completely throws this out of whack for me.

The feel is alright, which a bit of crispness from adequate carbonation. Feel is overall light.

It's not horrible on the drink, but nothing I'm going to go out of my way for.

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Photo of geryeb624
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Final installment in my trip through the Anthology 2 sampler. 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Slightly cloudy straw with not much head to speak of. Lacing and retention are pretty much non-existent.

S- Pretty standard witbier aroma. Heavy spice character with some banana, some citrus, and some crisp wheat.

T- Pretty good witbier flavor as well, heavier on the spice than the banana, but also a nice lemon character, almost reminiscent of a saison. Pretty nice.

M/D- Pretty thin and watery, a little more carbonation might have helped. Pretty drinkable overall.

A decent wheat beer from Troegs, but probably my least favorite offering from them so far. Not a bad beer, just nothing particularly special. Good for an accessible wheat beer just the same.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into my Orval glass...Pours a light honey gold, slightly clear, very low carbonation...Light aroma that is very sweet wheat and honey, not too sweet pretty pleasant, just not much going on...Taste is lighter but right on with the aroma, light sweet wheat a little honey, and thankfully on the finish some bitter hops...Feel is way to light easy to drink.

Easy drinker that needs a little carbonation and a little less honey to be really effective.

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Photo of MikeRa
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had in a Pint glass

A: This beer has a Pale Golden color with a nice cloudy haze t it. It also had a 1' head

S: It has a nice earthly smell with a hint of coriander, orange and banana

T: It has a nice unique taste of bananas, oranges, coriander, and wheat to it

M: This beer goes down real smooth

D: This is a beer that I will drink again

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Photo of moester13
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light, golden color with a nice haze to it. Lively carb action. Head retention wasn't great.

S: Hoppy citrus aroma with rich banana fragrances.

T: Banana is very strong up front, finishes with a nice hoppy bitterness. Lingering tastes of banana and wheat.

M: Foamy, creamy feel with good carb bite.

D: Excellent wheat beer, perfect for a hot summer day.

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Photo of earthboundagain
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ok we have a nice light apple juice long brew with some cloudiness. The head s white and thin and laces in small patches.

The nose is of soggy wheat, clove, some banana and a tad bit of orange

The taste is mellow, but we have some old wheat crackers, some assorted fruitiness, and a wee bit a spice, mainly clove.

The mouthfeel is lively carbonation on a medium-thin body. The beer is a easy drinker and is a plus on a hot September day.

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Photo of BeerNinja007
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this 12oz single from a mix pack obtained at Wegmans in Cicero NY. Bottled on June 23 2010, served cold in a chilled pint glass.

Cloudy and very pale yellow brew gives 1" of white foam that settles to a think layer that leaves a bit of thin lace. Smell is mostly stale cinnamon. Taste/feel is a moderate unidentifiable hop bite, stale cinnamon, some smooth milky character... thin and highly carbonated but still reasonably smooth. Finish is fading cinnamon and hop, mostly dry.

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Photo of VaTechHopHead
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy, apple juice colored. Thin white head and average lacing.

S - Nice a light on the fruit and just the right amount of grain in there also. Maybe a little faint but there is a definite banana smell, lemon, bubble gum, and light spices.

T - Thin on the flavor profile but the lemon flavor adds a little tartness and the juiciness of oranges offsets it well. Bananas and faint pepper blend well to make a slight spicy ending.

M/D - Light body, easy to sip, and finishes on the sweet side. Super easy to drink, great refreshing flavor and the low ABV make it easy to drink during the warm summer months.

Not the worlds best America Pale Wheat ale but it's traditional and has all the key flavors

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy orange with very little head or lacing.

S: Has a very nice aroma of bananas and spices, mostly clove I think. There is also a slight funkiness as well.

T: The bananas and clove come through stronger on the taste than on the smell. There is also a hint of orange as well.

D/M: A really nice beer, extremely easy to drink. Like most others I find it to be more like a hefe, but nonetheless, I really enjoyed this one. Another good beer from Troegs.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle courtesy of cmurren25, thanks man! Pours an opaquely hazed orange color with a large-bubbled cap of white head. Retention is not bad but lacing is nonexistent.

I am getting plenty of bananas and yeasty funk, so am surprised to see this as an APWA...I would have guessed hefeweizen. Wheat is there, but is soft and only slightly lemony.

Tastes more like a hefe as well with bananas and clove equally present and both more prevalent than the wheat. Which is just fine, I prefer hefeweizens to APWAs anyday. This one has a nice little hop bite on the finish, which is nice and seems to play well with the yeast. Very refreshing and balanced beer, I really like it. It would most certainly be a yearly purchase for me if I had access to it. Chalk up another scratch in the win column for Troegs.

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Photo of letsgopens
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lovin' the variety pack. Lovin' the look of this brew as well. Cloudy, maize colored body with some lighter golden highlights. The head is impressive. Frothy, firm and snowy white. Wow, it really holds its shape well also. Even once it dissipates, the cap stands its ground big time. I keep peeking around my computer to the pint on the coffee table and to my surprise it's not budging a bit! Sticky, thick rings of lace hang on the glass. A very good start indeed.

Lots of spicy esters: banana, clove, coriander, and some faint soapy notes. Yeasty wheat character and some orange blossom honey. Fragrant and appetizing.

My first two impressions of this selection are balanced and drinkable. Lots of bold flavor but not overwhelming at all; kind of a hallmark of Troegs in my eyes. Flowery esters again, banana and clove. Mellow, warm spice with coriander, lemon grass, vanilla, and faint black pepper. A fluffy, light texture really helps to balance and shape the flavors. Cream of wheat comes to mind with the milky, vanilla notes.

Again billowy and light. Makes for an easy swallow and a airy texture but still remains substantial. My only issue would be that the creamy fluffiness may have taken away from a potentially crisp or refreshing character often desired in a seasonal summer wheat beer. Overall an excellently drinkable rendition. Quality is certainly to be expected from these guys.

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Photo of danadeny
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Body color is a traditional cloudy deep yellow, golden orange. average head due to growler serving. Smells of Hefewizen yeast, a hint of banana, wheat, some citrus zest. Flavor i find to be a unique blend of an american hefe, and a german hefe. I would say it has a german yeast flavor with hints of banana, but gets american with the use of zesty citrus notes. Also noted is orange peel. Mouth feel is smooth, watery. This is a good session beer.

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Photo of grizzly700
4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A great beer to drink on a hot summer day.. tastes of banana and Clove.. poured into glass as directed to by on bottle label.. so far all troegs brews I have tried have been excellent.. this will not disappoint you or try the victory beer or this style another excellent choice..

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Photo of hdofu
4.84/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Probably the best of the troegs I'v had, this beer manages to be low alcohol and extremely flavorful. The beer has a spicy smell and a taste to match with a tour of the spice cabinet as far as flavor. The beer finishes with the flavor of sweet malts.. It goes down too easily.

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Photo of BogleHill
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
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 droomyster
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy gold with a nice white head. Nose is very pronounced with a big blast of yeasty wheatiness and banana-like sweetness., all of which come through on the palate. Texturally speaking, the carbonation makes the flavors instantly hit every wall of my palate, while maintaining an austerity that most beers of its styles do not. Overall, intriguingly substantial.

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Photo of SamuelJackson45
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smell is basic. Color has a cloudy golden look since it is a unfiltered beer. The taste is surprisingly good for being a wheat beer. Probably just made number one in my book for wheat beers. For some reason the unfiltered body is really filling hearty in a way but it works.

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Photo of Blanco
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Unibroue tulip.

A- slightly cloudy dark/yellowy orange color. Pinky-sized head with decent lacing, although head goes away fairly quickly.

B - citrus smell but that's about it. Wish I could say more about this, but it's very dull.

c - taste of spices, a little bit of orange, very strong taste while the beer is on the tongue but almost no aftertaste.

M- very nice mouthfeel. no thick, but not thin either. just a hint of carbonation. again, no real aftertaste.

D- Very drinkable. I can have plenty of these and given the ABV, would have no issues.

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Photo of HotHands
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Pilsner glass.

A - partly cloudy golden yellow with a two-finger fluffy white head. Not much lacing left on the glass, though my dishwasher hasn't been working too great lately so that might be the culprit. Bubbles rise from the bottom like champagne.

S - fruity esters, banana, citrus, orange. Nothing to write home about.

T - Strong banana and clove flavors from the yeast's effects up front. Spicy notes from the hops are present, with a nice, dry, tangy finish. Hints of golden raisins and herbs are present as well. Tastes better than it smells. This is one of the most boldly flavored American wheat beers I've had, which is great! Often they leave me wanting more ester and hop flavor.

M - great carbonation, better body than the vast majority in its style, and a slightly slick mouthfeel.

D - highly drinkable. Drink one, and you'll want more!

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Photo of SteveTheDragon
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a nice, light, refreshing beer enjoyed on a hot day. Beer is golden and cloudy. No head and a light body. I'm not a fan of wheat beer smell such as this, but the overall flavor is very tastey. This beer is smooth and very drinkable. Enjoy out of a glass for full flavor.

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

poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a 16 oz. glass.

A - light orange to light yellow color, wheat beer cloudiness and haze. pours a low, frothy head. nice presentation.

S - strong orange smell, along with essences of toasted sugar. very pleasant, but just slightly overdone.

T - strong orange flavor along with lemon, and light spices. light carbonation. orange flavor is a bit overdone. the taste rolls on the tongue, but the aftertaste leaves something to be desired.

M - light carbonation makes the beer great for the first taste, stays fairly good throughout. a little more carbonation would make this beer fantastic.

D - very drinkable summer beer. would go well with fish and chicken.

Overall, Troeg's Dreamweaver is a pretty good beer. It light orange taste and hits of brewing spice make Dreamweaver a great summer-style wheat beer that is flavorful and light to the tongue. I would have liked a bit more carbonation and a little less orange flavor with more wheat-strong toasted sugar essence. However, as a Pennsylvanian, it's hard to not have a Dreamweaver over the summer - great beer for cookouts.

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Photo of Lolli1315
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- A yellow orange color with less than a finger of head. Head becomes patchy and doesn't hold very well as only a small rim around the glass. Very hazy complexion, almost opaque.

S- Fruit esters from a Belgian yeast immediately shines through with phenols as well. Citrus, mostly orange come through as well as a sweet malt backbone holding the profile up.

T- The flavors from the Belgian yeast once again dominate the taste as fruit esters dominate the day. The sweet malt takes over the middle of the beer as it rolls into a clove and slightly peppery aftertaste.

M- Moderately thin mouthfeel with a slight lack of carbonation. Slightly dry finish, but off putting.

D- Easy summer brew, not too bad but I certainly could find better for the style.

Notes: Not quite an American pale wheat. Treated this one like a witbier as what I observed from the tastes from the yeast, but there are certainly better examples of it out there.

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DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 1,975 ratings