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 droomyster
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
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 -1.6%
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 -1.6%
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 +6.3%
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 +10.3%
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 -5%
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 -4%
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 -1.8%
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 -12.1%
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 -21.6%
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 +10.3%
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 -10.3%
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 -0.3%
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 +11.9%
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 +6.3%
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 +2.1%
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 -3.7%
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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Photo of SeasonalBrew
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a trade from StormKing47.. thanks! Poured into a pint glass and enjoyed with dinner.

A: Pours a hazy yellow, which makes sense considering it's unfiltered. Swirled the last 1/4 of beer into the bottle to activate the yeast, then the pour resulted in a nice 1 inch white head.

S: Grainy, of course, but a nice touch of fruit in the nose.. lemon and possibly banana. A little bit of spice, as well.

T: I get some clove along with some lemon right off the bat. A strong wheat backbone creates a nice balance of flavor.

M: Well-carbonated and very light.

D: Fairly drinkable. Very enjoyable on a warm summer night. I would come back to this one.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A- Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a one finger bone white head. Leaves nice lacing.

S- Not too overpowering, but I'm getting some banana and lemon...smells like a hefeweizen. With as similar as these styles are, that doesn't shock me.

T- Very nice. I'm getting some mild banana with slight hints of lemon and coriander...its very subtle, and I appreciate that in this kind of style. There is nothing worse than picking up something like this and choking on the flavors.

M- Light. Carbonated well. I have no complaints about the feel.

D- Very drinkable. When you compare this and Sunshine Pils to other breweries' warm weather offerings, Troegs has the market locked down. I've heard that combining the Dream Weaver with some Mad Elf can result in one heck of a brew...going to have to try that in November

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

A - Poured a bright copper cloudy body with a 2-finger white sticky head. Would have liked to see a more billowing head like my favorite German hefeweizens.

S - Very light aroma. Sweet mulled wheat and some yeasty esters. Lemon hits the nose with a smooth malt balance. A bit of banana as the beer warms.

T&M - Nice wheat backbone with tasty hints of yeast and a lemon/coriander mix. A bit thin in the taste but the flavors are good. Not a huge fan of the aftertaste. The hops leave an odd bitterness in on the tongue that I'm not enjoying so much and sort of reminds me of a German lager. The beer smooths out as it warms and the wheat takes over much of the taste.

D - Very sessionable given the taste and ABV. I keep wanting to compare this to a hefeweizen but it's obviously the pale version so lacks some nuances that I enjoy more in a hefe.

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Photo of Pittsburgh
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My second review of a Troegs beer, and I must say I am not that impressed. I think the taste is definitely lacking, it seems almost watered down to me. Looks like a typical wheat beer, has the light and fluffy, lemon flavor, but the flavor is a little too light for me, even for this type of beer, I have had more flavor in the beer.
It has a slightly bitter bite to it for a second, but really not mcuh else to say about it.

It is an average beer, not something I would seek out though.

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Photo of TommyW
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- cloudy, golden/orange with a tall, white head that sticks well.

S- wheaty twang, lemony citrus and coriander.

T- lite wheat presence with a little twang to it, lemony citrus and some spice (coriander and clove).

M- smooth feel with a light carbonation.

D- very refreshing, but a little weak in the taste overall.

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Photo of BeerNemesis
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dream Weaver Wheat | 330 ml. | 4.8% ABV | 2010

Brewer: Tröegs Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Glass: Ommegang "Rare Vos" pint glass

12 oz. (330 ml.) bottle. I sort of like the bottle art. The tree on the front label reminds me of the background in one of the Beatles Rockband songs.

Sun-washed straw in hue, with a 1" frothy, powder white head. Good retention / decent lacing.

Light bananas, cloves, bubblegum, and a hefty wheat background.

Very pleasant. The bananas and cloves come through first, backed by a mild bubblegum sweetness and a thinner than expected wheat flavor. Overall, it was quite enjoyable, but too "bubblegum" sweet for my tastes.

Light-bodied and a bit grainy. Carbonation is perfect.

Very good, aside from the sweetness, which makes Dream Weaver a bit of a lightweight, it's a very solid and drinkable brew.

Bottled on: ?
Price = $6.00 at The Stag's Head

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Photo of kbeals
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a bright golden straw color with a finger of white, fizzy head. Head sticks around for awhile and leaves tiny rings of lacing despite the incredible humidity outside and the sweat on the glass.

S- Cloves/bananas makes for an overall fruity smell. A bit of hoppy bitterness and a touch of sweetness. Smells pretty much like it should.

T- Lots of bananas and a small amount of wheat/grains up front. Finishes off slightly dry and sweet.

M- Light body, good amounts of carbonation.

D- Very drinkable. Hefeweizen is one of my favorite styles, especially during the summer months. An excellent beer.

Thanks to brees6221 for this one, he definitely hooked me up!

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Photo of dogfishandi
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a hefe glass. pours a very cloudy yellow golden color with a brilliant creamy white head with great retention. pretty decent lace as well. lots of rushing bubbles. looks delicious!

your usual hefe aroma. bannana, clove, bubblegum, a little bit of spice and citrus as well. a touch of graininess struggles to cut through the yeast.

in the taste theres a mix of mild graininess and spicy yeast. bannana, bubblegum and clove come through from the yeast as well. has a lemon like citrus note too it. finishs with a subtle hop bitterness. very refreshing. a great choice for a hot summer day such as today.

nice light, thirst quenching, refreshing body. creamy, smooth mouthfeel.

superior drinkability like most good hefes. im sitting in my backyard as i type and this is just going down too quick and easy. slightly above average hefe, but nothing too spectacular. definatly worth a try.

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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 1,957 ratings.
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