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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 Slynger
4.37/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy pale straw color with just the slightest lean towards tangerine. A fuzzy three finger white head accompanies.
The smell is very nice. Some sweet banana, citrus fruits, esters, and clove. There is also a light green apple tartness which I find quite pleasant. A very balanced and soothing nose.
The taste is slightly sweet of banana, sugared lemon and clove. That mild green apple tartness shows up as well and mixes with a more tart lemon flavor, and some light white pepper spiciness.
Overall, a damn awesome brew.

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

Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a minimal white head. Nose is very funky. That spiced and mild banana profile is very much there and is very full. Smells like play-do or clay to me as well. Flavor is pretty full bodied, but seems almost light at the same time. There is not as much of a kick as I was expecting. Are the trademark characteristics there? Yes. Is it wildly interesting and unique? Hmmm. Feel has a fairly full bubble to it and the liquid is good as well. Very drinkable due to it’s smooth nature. Easily a session brew. And definitely worth trying.

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Photo of csmiley
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Appears a semi-cloudy yellow color. Got a little less than an inch of head that was gone pretty quick. Lacing was minimal.

S - The typical yeast / wheat aroma hits you first. It comes across as pretty sharp (which I like). There is also a distinct fruity / citus aroma a that could fall under the orange or lemon classification.

T - Taste is not as sharp as expected (compared to aroma). Fruit is more pronounced in the flavor. It is definitely orange. I picked up another sharp spice in the background but could not pin it down to one spice in particular.

M - This beer was medium bodied. Carbonation was a little low for my taste. Finished nice and dry.

D - This was a good spicy wheat beer. Not the best I had but a solid effort. The low alcohol content really adds to the drinkability.

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Photo of Durge
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Generally a clear gold color with a faint cloudiness, a thin white head and a touch of lacing. The aroma is classic wheat with some earthy lemon. The flavor is mild grainy goodness, tiny bubbles throughout this thin bodied, thirst quenching brew. Sort of fizzy, very easy to drink. A nice citrus background. I liked it and would drink anytime. Should appeal to most tastes, not too dry and a good wheat flavor.

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Photo of ohoove
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Smelll resembles that of a belgian tripel, clove and banana mostly. Straw /pale in color with a cloudy haze to it.
This is - in a nut shell- just a good beer. Easy drinking with a nice taste that is very inviting. A co-worker brought me back a 12pack from PA variety and i'm looking forward to trying the other 3 flavors. This one dosen't disappoint ! Wish Troegs distributed a little farther north- NY and CT.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried one of these for the first time out of a bottle and was really impressed... Although $8.99 was kind of pricey for a six-pack, I wouldn't mind paying it again for a good, classic witbier like this one. Would definitely recommend this to anyone a fan of this style... A good American wheat beer dominated by banana, clove, and lemon flavors that stand out as much in smell as in the taste... Certainly try this one if you can find it, because its definitely worth it... I really liked this one...

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Photo of ommegangpbr
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An American Witbier! That's what this is drinkin like to me. Light, refreshing with some nice spicy notes. Corriander is in here along with some fresh orange zest. Some good wheat notes in flavor and texture pulse throughout the journey of the beer.
Every once in awhile I am reminded of some american pale wheat ales that I haven't been overly fond of but this beer doesn't drop the ball like those others do. Clean and solid all around, I would match this up against Belgian brewed witbiers.

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Photo of tempest
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I feel like I do this a lot, but I dont quite agree with the style classification on this one. The aroma is a dead-on hefeweizen and the flavor only has a little more clean wheat malt flavor than a hefe. I thought it was one until I looked this beer up to review it.

Anyways, the taste and aroma revolve around a big creamy citrus element. The flavor is pretty on par with a less-complex hefe, just smooth spice cake frosting and citrus. Also looks pretty and is very drinkable, I'm calling it a hefe. Not a reat one, but a pretty good one.

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Photo of argock
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a clear pint glass

A: Hazy golden yellow with medium-thick foamy head that leaves a little lace behind

S: Kind of faint for an American wheat with some grain, banana, lemon, and cloves, but all are weaker than expected

T: Pretty fruity with banana, lemon, and apple flavors, prominent honey taste, with some clove and spice and dash of pepper. The fruitiness is very well-balanced and unique.

M: Light carbonation and medium bodied with dry finish.

D: Very tasty and enjoyable American wheat from Troegs.

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Photo of BravoTwo
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Good cloudy appearance, with an excellent opaque hue. Looks like a wheat beer should look

S - Faint spice smeels (clove/pepper) and a small amount of banana wafts out. Very muted smellls, not very strong but good.

T - Again, very muted taste. I enjoy the taste of this beer but it is not as flavorful as other offerings of this style. The banana taste in this beer is more of a "bruised" ripe banana than a fresh banana.

M - Fairly thin mouthfeel, not as stiff as some other beers of this style.

D - This is a really drinkable beer. Easily sessionable and not too heavy. I find that it is drinkable all year round, and can transition between seasons well.

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Photo of DIM
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a: Looks exactly like an unfiltered wheat beer should. A lovely, cloudy, pale atraw yellow.

s: Not a lot to mention here. Faint cloves maybe, not much spice overall though.

t: A bit of a letdown from Troegs. The flavors I'd expect to find (clove pepper etc.) are here but very muted.

m: Very thin with less carbonation than I'd like.

d: I could drink wheat beers all day, i'd just pick another one

notes: Troegs makes many outstanding brews, so I won't hold this average offering against them.

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Photo of mobyfann
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Paid $14.49 for a mixed 12-pack in McHenry, MD...

The beer is golden, a touch cloudy, with a medium white head and ok lacing effects. The beer is classic weizen, very grainy, like smelling a frozen but fresh baked loaf of wheat bread,... with a touch of citrus... fantastic!

The tastes from the smell are there, low carbonation makes it an easy drink, nice moderate aftertaste, clean and crisp in the end and a solid session beer!

Final Thought: A very nice weizen from a tried-and-true brewery!

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Photo of khiasmus
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A- Yellow/orange, slightly cloudy, a single finger of white, soapy head that settles to a ring in mere moments. Leaves a small amount of spot-lace on the side of the glass.

S- Mmmm. Smells very sweet, with a rose bouquet and touches of pale wheat malt, an almost Belgian blond yeast, honey and a touch of alcohol.

T- Initial pale malt with some white bread, giving way quickly to a largely grapefruit-hop character. A faint spicy phenolic character, almost a white pepper. Surprisingly like a belgian, especially for an American wheat. Tasty.

M- Mouthfeel certainly gets better as it warms. Has a medium-light body with high carbonation, and a clean, slightly astringent finish. The slightest hint of diacetyl lingers in the finish as well.

D- Quite good. This would be both a great summer ale and an excellent session beer. Light, smooth, but satisfying.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Been enjoying a sixtel of this fine wheat from Troegs for the last couple weeks, so about time I reviewed...

Pours a clear yellow (no cloud), with a fluffy white 3-finger head, and nice lacing throughout.

Fresh smell that grabs your attention, with some lemony zest and a hint of clove and banana.

This has a very refreshing/interesting flavor for a wheat, with a lemon-pepper zing, and faint hoppiness at the end.

Mouthfeel seemed surprisingly sharp for a wheat, with a lingering tart finish that helps you remember the uniqueness of this beer.

Overall, a relatively easy-drinking, surprisingingly-original, and sessionable selection.

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

12 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams glass.

Pours a cloudy straw yellow, with light, fluffy white head.

Peppery aroma strikes first with hints of clove and banana. No malt or hops aroma to speak of.

Pepper dominates in the taste as well, some banana. American hops provide bitterness, being most evident in the finish.

Medium light body with appropriate effervescent carbonation. Slightly drying in the finish.

A very good, easy drinking wheat beer, and local for me to boot.

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Photo of BeerLover48Fan
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another fantastic beer from just across the river, this pours cloudy lemon yellow with a fluffy white head that lasts well and retaing rocky peaks.

Aroma is great; bright wheat, banana, massive clove and spice, and faint peppery dryness. Warm there are notes of citrus that reming one of a Witte.

Flavor is a KO! Perfect wheat notes and tons of mushy banana followed by clove and coriander spice. It dries toward the finish with citrus and white pepper. It really reminds me of a Witte, especially with the strong spice and citrus notes. Either way it's obviously very fresh and equally deliscious.

Body is medium, soft and lofty, and wonderfully wheaty-slick. Infinately drinkable.

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Photo of genog
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, golden yellow, orange combination color, with thick bubbly white head that dies down faster than most wheat beers. Smell is of bubble gum, and heavy on the wheat. Very little clove and spices but they seem to be in there a little bit. Taste is bubble gum with some spice and wheat presence. Mouthfeeling is creamy, incredibly smooth and almost milky like. Great wheat beer!

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Photo of AlexJ
4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another fantastic beer from my home state, this pours cloudy lemon yellow with a fluffy white head that lasts well and retaing rocky peaks.

Aroma is great; bright wheat, banana, massive clove and spice, and faint peppery dryness. Warm there are notes of citrus that reming one of a Witte.

Flavor is a KO! Perfect wheat notes and tons of mushy banana followed by clove and coriander spice. It dries toward the finish with citrus and white pepper. It really reminds me of a Witte, especially with the strong spice and citrus notes. Either way it's obviously very fresh and equally deliscious.

Body is medium, soft and lofty, and wonderfully wheaty-slick. Infinately drinkable.

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Photo of franksnbeans
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy bright straw color with a white head that dies to minimal lacing. Smells of light clove, some wheat malt and a hint of citrus. Taste is as it smells, a little more full with some banana and spicy. Very light in the mouth with some tasty flavors. Good carbonation and the ultimate in drinkability. I could service this beverage all day on a hot day, very refreshing, crisp and light.

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Photo of potownbill
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a case of mixed Troegs from Kunda in Philly/King of Prussia. Dreamweaver was one of the four.
I have been seeking out Wheat beers as it is one of my favorite styles. I had low expectations, but this one was a great suprise. All the flavor of a good hefeweisen, and at a great price.
Appearance: Cloudy pale yellow
Smell: Banana, spice, yeast. Yes, smells like a hefeweisen.
Taste: quite delicious. Spice, slightly sweet.
Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation, smooth
Drinkability: Very!

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

"I've just closed my eyes again
Climbed aboard the Dream Weaver train
Driver take away my worries of today
And leave tomorrow behind"

--from 'Dream Weaver' by Gary Wright

Foggy lemon peel beneath a three finger ivory head. The quality crown is persisting nicely, despite the fact that there's very little visible carbonation. Delicate, lace-like lace is beginning to adhere to the glass, giving DreamWeaver a wonderful overall look.

One whiff is all it takes to tell me that this is a hefe weizen, not a pale wheat. Classic aromas of fruit and spice burst from the glass and get my hopes up for the tongue soaking to come. I'm glad the brewery didn't waste a great name on what is often a lackluster style (APWA).

Troegs has provided DW with the most important ingredient of all, an ingredient that should ensure its success: a hefe weizen yeast strain that is uber-estery. Bushel basketfuls of banana, copious amounts of clove and more than a pinch of pepper zing this way and that, tantalizing the taste buds at every turn.

I could do with a fraction more malt (and malty sweetness), but don't mind the Saaz hop bite one bit. If you're looking for an immensely flavorful session beer, and are lucky enough to live in the brewery's distribution area, this would be a great place to start. Kudos to the Troegs brothers for making it a year-round offering.

The mouthfeel is good, but there's room for improvement. It needs a little more heft and a little more mouthfilling creaminess in order to join the rest of the beer's attributes. The silver lining is that it increases drinkability in what is already an immensely drinkable beer.

It's been a while since I've had anything from Troegs. I'm reminded that they brew all sorts of styles and do a pretty damn good job with just about all of them. DreamWeaver Wheat is solid beer from a solid brewery.

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Photo of barefootbrewer
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a hazy yellow color with a thick head. The aroma is sour and floral. The taste is sweet, sour and cereal – wheat is definitely noticeable. The flavors aren’t strong, but they are nicely balanced. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and seems to fit the brew well. Overall, this is a good wheat offering that I’d say is easy to drink.

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Photo of LeftyBWS
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle into a pint glass. No indication of freshness. Purchased cold at Fathead’s in Pittsburgh, PA.
A: Pours a golden-straw color that appears lighter towards the bottom. When I bring the glass to my mouth to drink, I can see right through the beer to the bottom of the glass. There were a couple small dollops of sediment left in the bottle that I poured into the sink. A very thin level of head appeared quickly and disappeared just as quickly, leaving little lacing. The carbonation is rampant in this brew; I can see it racing up from the bottom and bubbling out at the top.
S: Overall, the best term for the smell of this beer is “beery.” There are strong citrus notes that lead the way ahead of some subtly mixed subtle yeast and piney hop scents.
T: The citrus flavors and slightly hoppier notes hit first. The mild fruitiness persists as the taste melds into an overall yeastier taste. It’s pretty smooth overall, with an occasional bitter, pilsner-like nip towards the finish, depending on how big the sips/gulps are.
M: Certainly refreshing. Not watery, but definitely on the lighter side; perfect for a hot night like tonight. Feels smooth in the mouth and after swallowing. Nice.
D: Pretty good. The aftertaste was not what I expected from a wheat beer. And overall, it was less fruity/sugary than I expected from this style, too. Otherwise, a drinkable, refreshing beer.
Overall, I enjoyed this beer and will look for more offerings from Troegs. This is a unique version of the Wheat Beer style, with some tastes/effects I hadn’t encountered in this style before. A brew worth investigating.

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Photo of bosco7
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Obtained in a variety case from a distributor (just moved to Philly and I am hating these stupid beer laws).

Pours a hazy straw color with a tiny head.

Lemon, apple, banana, and spicy hops in the nose.

Starts bready-a lot like banana bread. This is immediately overtaken with tart and lemony flavors. Mild floral component. Very low level of bitterness.

Light and airy mouthfeel. Highly consumable.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- Nice hazy yellow color with an inch of white haed.

Smell- Strong wheat smell with a hint of fruits

Taste- Nice wheat taste with a hint of fruits.

Mouthfeel- Light body with lots of carbonation.

Drinkability- It wasn't a bad beer. It had nice fruit taste. I've had better.

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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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