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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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Ratings: 1,965 |  Reviews: 652
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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Photo of oregonskibum
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Color is a hazy light orange in the center fading to a yellow-gold along the edge. Pours with a 1/2 inch white head that dies out very quickly and leaves just a faint line around the rim of the glass.

S: Spicy wheat with some banana, clove and lemon rind flavors.

T: Taste follows smell with more banana, spice and citrus notes. A little earthy. Strong wheat, grainy presence in the mid to late taste. Finish has a sweet characteristic to it with just a touch of bitterness.

M: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation. Definitely unfiltered.

D: Not bad. Definitely refreshing. But I think there are better examples of the style out there. I wouldn't turn this down, but I wouldn't seek it out again either.

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Photo of yesyouam
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tröegs Dreamweaver is a hazy pale golden ale with a thin white head that dissipates. It has a slightly sweet, clovey aroma with notes of banana and raisin. In the mouth, it's light and lively with a crisp finish. It has a spicy flavor with notes of clove and lemon. A spicy bitterness brings in the finish. It's light, refreshing and easy drinking. It's interesting that BeerAdvocate calls this an "American Pale Wheat". I'd call it a Hefeweizen.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
2.97/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dream Weaver Wheat poured a very light color, with a head that stayed with the whole beer. It had a wheat smell, and some other spices. It had a similar taste, and it was kinda of spicy like a german beer. It was light and very easy to drink. Overall not a horrible beer, felt it was lacking some flavor.

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

O.k this is a first, but it looks like scrabbled eggs with a globular yellow color with a white-slick looking lava-light lump right in the middle floating around like an island. Unfiltered and very healthy look for awheat beer. Very murky with yeastie bits and a very creamy, thick and solid white head.

The aroma is pretty rightous, fresh assortment of garden fresh herbs, grade A honey in the malt, corriander, oregano, dill, creamy banana's and clover, subtle corriander, fresh mint and horse raddish.

wow, creamy feel!! A crispy wheat dominated amlt with some seriously gentle and smooth vanilla-cream effect, hearty herbs, garden greens, tangy yeast and sweet banana's, great balance of flavor's, bold, yet simple.

This is a full-on flavor wheat beer with a killer smooth and refreshing feel. yum.

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Photo of CaptYellow
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Yellow, cloudy. One-finger head.

T: On tap at the brewery, it tasted like a banana-flavored beer. I thought it was one of the best at the brewery. In the bottle, I can detect bananas and cloves very clearly. They're remarkably well pronounced.

M: Not thin and crisp; not thick and heavy. I don't know what that's called.

D: I had one, and it was good but enough.

Overall: I don't think I'd buy it again. It was good on draft but not as good in the bottles. So I don't think I'd recommend it either. But I'll try it again when I go the brewery to compare.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Yellow with some golden/orange hue to it, nice white head that left some pretty good lacing behind as it dissipated.

S - A solid hefe smell. Banana, clove, and spice dominate. There is a little too much grain in this one for me.

T - This is a pretty solid taste as well. Banana up front, with the clove and spice coming in the middle. The only complaint I have about this beer is this unpleasant cornlike taste on the backend and finish. Took this beer from great to better than average.

M - Medium bodied with a nice dose of carbonation.

D - As long as the corn taste doesn't bother you, this is quite easy to drink and you can put down more than a few.

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Photo of DMBoSox11
4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review #6 - 12 ounce bottle (no date) in a weizen glass. The bottle does give instructions that they want you to use the yeast.

A: Cloudy with a perfectly white head and small bubbles. There was nice retention, however, no lacing.

S: My immediate thought was that this was not an American Pale Wheat Ale, but a Hefeweizen. Big clove and spices nose that was also very fruity.

T: Confirms the Hefeweizen label. Banana and clove are up front with a touch of lemongrass. The wheat backing does a great job of balancing this beer.

M: Medium body with high carbonation.

D: Very smooth. Truly a great Hefeweizen. I would normally score this beer a B as it's not my favorite style, but for the style it was exceptionally crafted.

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

My very first brew from Tröegs. This is a very good beer. I wouldn't exactly put it in the American Pale Wheat category but none the less...

A - Pours a nice cloudy yellow dull orange. It has the appearance of a hefe.

S - Very sweet and fruity. Pleasurable odor gives a great introduction to a very well crafted beer.

T - Strong hint of banana. The unfiltered brew leaves added flavor in the bottle to be enjoyed by consumer.

D - An all around good beer. Not too strong at 4.8%ABV. This is a great summer beer. I could enjoy many of these while chilling on the deck listening to some tunes.

M - Good feel to the beer. You feel like you are drinking something substantial without feeling full.

I'll def be seeking out other beers from this brewer. Not sure why I've overlooked them for so long.

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Photo of FLHopHead
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-A cloudy golden amber color, 1 finger width of head.

S- Clove right off the bat, not too strong, but very noticeable. A hint of malty sweetness.

T-Hints of clove and banana at the front, a nice balanced slightly malty sweet taste.

M- A smooth light bodied feel, slightly carbonated.

D-Very tasty, would definitely have this again.

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

poured into pint glass
A - slightly hazy golden wheat color, with minimal head
S - grassy, wheat, and a little citrus in the nose
T - grainy taste, wheat bread. spicy finish
M - higher carbonation level. thicker body than expected
D - pretty drinkable, a nice summer beer

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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 1,965 ratings
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