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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs DreamWeaver WheatTröegs DreamWeaver Wheat

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Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by blitheringidiot on 06-25-2004

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Photo of shbobdb
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer reminds me a lot of Hacker Pshorr.

Sure, it is mediocre for a German Hefe-weizen, but for an American take on the style? It is freakin' genius!!!!

It pours a little light, looking more like a pils than a hefe-weizen. Actually, it looks like a krystal-weizen -- which I suppose it is.

It smells like bananas and wheat.

The taste follows the smell. A little one-dimensional for a weizen. No clove, lots of banana. Wow, did they put bananas in it?

But the mouthfeel is light and refreshing.

Yeah, yeah. It is a good beer. Not a great beer, but a very good beer. It really tastes like a weizen.

Yeah, thanks Muenchenerkindl! This beer showed me that American breweries besides Sprecher can actually produce a wheat beer that passes for what they serve in Germany.

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Photo of goindownsouth
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Consumed on tap at Liberty Street Tavern in Allentown, Pennsylvania on 08.12.06. Hazy and pale straw in color, the head was frothy, pillowy and glorious. That same head laced the glass throughout the while. Notes in the notes were filled with fruity goodness, including balanced banana and clove action. Fresh cut wheat also made its appearance. Light and refreshing in flavor and mouthfeel, the clove and banana carried through here as well.

A nice job here. Certainly one of the better domestic offerings, perhaps just behind the likes of Sly Fox's Royal Weisse and Victory Sunrise Weisse. Still, well worth being sought out.


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Photo of jockstrappy
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow color, with a thick white head that laces well. Aroma is fruit and clove, with a hint of yeast as well. Taste is highlighted by a biscuity malt sweetness, with notes of banana and yeast. No real hop presence to speak of. Finishes clean, with a cereal-like grain aftertaste. Medium carbonation and light body provide good mouthfeel and drinkability for this one.

Not my kind of brew at all really, but I could see this having an audience, and from what I gather, is it pretty true to style. Anything from Troeg's is worth a shot.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.8/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cloudy white wit-like appearance with a nice full creamy white head and good carbonation. Distinct clove, bubblegum, and banana aroma and flavors. Definitely fits the Bavarian hefeweizen profile. Very nice balanced fruit/spice yeastiness. Medium bodied, creamy and smooth; very refreshing solid brew.

Very nice summer brew that I plan on getting more of !

Per TBC website: 4.8% ABV. 15 IBU.
Malts: Pilsner and Vienna.
Hops: Saaz

Bottled: 06/20/06
Tasted: 07/06/06

($1.49 / 12 oz.)

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Photo of
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle. Very pale yellow in color, with a slight haze. Very large, white head. Aroma was fresh baked bread, pepper, and lemon. Sweet at start in a bready kind of way, with a very mild hop bite (nip?) at finish, again somewhat lemony. Light bodied and refreshing with medium to high carbonation. A very easy to drink summer beer, but I would grab the Sunshine Pils from their line up for this purpose.

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Photo of cbl2
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$7.79 6 pack 4.80% ABV No best by date.


Pours a nice thick opaque almost banana colored yellow with a thin sheen of white foam on top.


Exuberant banana esters burst forth from the glass accompanied by a spicy black pepper.


Piquant black pepper spice cut by a sweet banana wave of flavor are the predominant sensations here. An excellent interpretation of the belgian wit ale, this is one of the few american beers to brew this style correctly. With its relatively low alcohol and overall tastiness, this would make a perfect session beer, as I may experiment with this afternoon.

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Photo of weasbri
4.32/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You gotta love a beer that tells you how to pour it on the box. This one recommended to pour 3/4 of the bottle, then swirl the yeast with the rest of the bottle before pouring it into the glass.
The result is a cloudy light orange color with a small white head on top. Very fragrant, a bit of banana and maybe bubblegum? Extremely easy drinking, goes does smooth and light. A bit of extra spiciness in the flavor, maybe cloves? A good summer beer on a hot day.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle from bleedingshrimp as part of 120/190 BIF. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" bright white head over the cloudy light golden brew. Head lasts reasonably well, with average to good lacing, both at least what you would expect from the style. Aroma is clovey bananas. Taste is cloves, light banana, and a tinge of lemon. Mouthfeel is just what you'd expect from a wheat, excellently smooth, and drinkability is high. This one is a great summer brew, or any season.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up this past week at a local liquor store - I got the lack 6-pack they had of this. I tend to really enjoy Troegs' other offerings, and thankfully, this one was nearly up to par with the other beers they brew. I don't have American Pale Wheat Ales that often, but I think this style is quite enjoyable, nearly full and flavor, and easy going. This beer is wondeful for the summer!

Great pour - nice frothy head, a rich, opaque amber color and a minimal amount of lacing combined for a very "belgian hefe" look to this. This is pale in taste, but the banana and clove can be found easily here, and the wheat makes for a nice, firm backbone without being neither overpowering nor bland. Not much of an aroma to this, and the taste and mouthfeel reminded me quite heavily of the Sam Adams White Ale and the Allagash White. This has just a hit more bitterness in the back, and less of a grassy taste to it, but nevertheless, it soothes well and nearly acts as a hefe, down to the unfiltered dusting on the bottom of the bottle.

Amazing to think that this beer is only 4.00% ABV. To say it's a good session brew would be an understatment. This is wonderful for a summer day, or for those not looking for too much kick in an introduction to this style. The aftertaste and carbonation linger just bit too much, and with too much clove and a slight metallic twinge in their properties. No worries, Troegs has once again hit a homer here, just in time for the long, hot summer!

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Photo of akorsak
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a pour of Dream Weaver Wheat from Troegs. It is chilled.

Appearance: The ale is a pale yellow color with a hint of haziness. There is a smallish head.

Smell: The ale has a slightly tart aroma and just a hint of some esters that provide an air of sweetness in the nose.

Taste: The beer has a light, slightly tart ale what has a very refreshing flavor. There are hints of some sweet alefruits and a subtle dryness here as well.

Mouthfeel: The wheat is refreshing and very easy on the palate.

Drinkability: The ale is very drinkable and perfect for wasting away a day.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a way too small 12 oz bottle to a big swirl hefe glass. Pour 3/4 s of the liquid to get a big 4 finger head and a semi clear liquid. Swirled the bottle to get the settled yeast and poured the rest. This produced an opaque light yellow liquid and a towering head. Lots a good carbonation.

The smell was a little faint, but could pick up yeast, banana and cloves.

The taste is really good, very sharp & strong. Nice banana & clove taste very authentic. Becomes more complex as it warms, bready, with some lemon citrus.

Mouthfeel is nice, good carbonation, smooth with a slight bite

Drinkability is very high, goes down oh so easy, Best American wheat I have had. Prosit und Zum wohl! MK

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Photo of jwc215
3.06/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass from a 12 oz. bottle. No freshness date - but recently purchased.
Poured cloudy light yellow with a thick, fluffy head that left some lacing.
The smell was of sheat with hints of cloves and an underlying musty aroma.
The taste was very typical of a summer wheat ale. A crisp tang from some spices, especially clove. It was a bit too thin.
The mouthfeel/drinkability was fairly refreshing - It was light-bodied, with nothing particularly offensive outside of the slight mustiness in the nose. It was fairly smooth - on the whole, nothing great but not too terrible for a summer-time wheat beer. Better ones out there though.

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Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hauled back from PA by expatsteve - thanks again.

Pour: a hazy, opaque golden yellow with a finger of snow white cream and a touch of lacing.

Nose: musty yeast, clove/spice, citrus, light banana esters and a lactic sourness in the finish.

Taste: citrus and cracked black pepper on the fore-palate followed by banana bread and a husky, sour wheat finish.

Mouthfeel: carbonation is a little strong for a hefe-weizen (which it resembles much more than an APWA) and body is medium and slick.

Drinkability/Overall: A fairly authentic rendition of the hefeweizen style (which I maintain it is) aside from the carbonation issue. Well balanced and mild and an overall easy drinker.

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

A very enjoyable American Wheat more on the Hefe side of the spectrum than the Oberon side. Pours a perpetually hazed golden straw into an 8 oz mug, the only glass wear at my house that isn’t packed up for moving. Nice white head, superb retention. Aroma is more complex than just bananas and wheat, although both are present. Dried apricot, bread dough, tremendous spicing including, oddly enough, salt peter???, and some esters. Tastes like a wheat cereal with coriander, pepper, clove, and dried bananas mixed in. Very spicy. Nice carbonation. I really enjoy it. Nearly full body. Nice carbonation. A winner.

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Photo of mattpetti
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color with miniman cloudiness, with a small head that disapeared quickly. Smells slighty bready (sourdough), with average citrus and slight hop floralness that is felt at the end. The taste isn'y as hoppy as a pale wheat ale would entail. In fact ths beer drinks more like a hefeweizen than a pale malt. The is some sort of zingy spice to it as well. Some BA'rs have said cloves. It's a subtle spice not anything excessive. All in all this beer is a session beer which will apeal to hefeweizen fans and pale ale fans alike. Crisp and flavorful it is what the label says and def enjoyable on a hot summer day.

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Photo of unclecrappy
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was kicked back on my porch on a sticky summer evening when I tried one of these for the first time, and that's the perfect way to sample this very nice wheat ale.

Appearance was as pretty as expected: pale and golden, a touch cloudy, with a fine, creamy head that held up well. Smell? Nice mix of fruit and spice. The taste follows the nose closely -- very well balanced.

Mouthfeel gets its own paragraph. The best weizens I've had feel rich, creamy and smooth, and Dream Weaver's silky consistency nails that characteristic perfectly.

Add all that stuff up and you get an exceptionally drinkable beer. Very refreshing on hot summer days. I anticipate going through a lot of these this summer.

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Photo of doppelmeup
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured a dark yellow into a pint glass with not a lot of head and very little lacing. Considering the style, I would have expected a much larger, foamy head.

Smelled very yeasty, with lots of clove and banana. It reminded me of sitting next to someone smoking a clove cigarette

Taste had lots of clove and yeast. The clove taste was really overpowering.

Kind of a fizzy mouthfeel with a dry finish.

Overall, not very impressed with this beer. Pales in comparison to other hefe-wiezens and wheat beers that I have had. Wouldn't recommend it.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer came a bit dark for the style. It was a murky brown and it faded to more of a straw near the bottom of the glass. The head consisted of a thin white collar.

Smelled of dry wheat, musky bread dough and yeast with a touch of sweet peaches and lemon.

Tasted very doughy with a heavy milky yeast. The wheat came across very sour and it was accompanied by a bit of lemon zest. Finished very dry.

The mouth feel was light to medium bodied with a very light carbonation.

This one’s easy, and not very aggressive. Could make a good session beer.

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Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow with a bit of lace. Yeast in aroma. sourish taste and assertive carbonation. Tasty, cloves worked, European malts and hops inspired a full mouth. Altogether combination of ideas that held together on a thirsty first sample at Mondial 2006.
Tried again about 2 years later and sweet wheat smell, light but creamy mouthfeel.

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Photo of Suds
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap during a nice seafood lunch. It’s a very hazy, white-ish yellow color with a modest white head. The aroma has a notable banana smell, surrounded by citrus fruits and a little clove. I didn’t find much of yeast aroma, but the esters and phenols are straightforward and fitting. The taste is all about spice and wheat. It’s soft and semi-dry, medium-to-full bodied, with a round, clove-filled finish. Hops are hidden, and the carbonation is average (I wonder if it’s higher in the bottle?). All in all, it’s a refreshing wheat brew.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow, properly hazy, topped by several inches of pure white level foam.

Spicey, peppery aroma evident the moment the cap is popped.

Taste is spicey, with a lemony finish, and a mix of the two in the aftertaste. Everything is light and not overdone. Fairly refreshing. Nothing really stands out though, no "wow" or "aahhh".

Nicely light mouthfeel. Easy drinking.

Right now, its an OK for spring and summer American Wheat. Acceptable but not overly interesing. Troegs Sunshine Pils or Sly Fox Royal Weiss would be preferable.

I do expect this will be tweaked a bit over time and evolve into something much more memorable, as have several other Troegs beers. As it is, I would prefer something else in the variety pack come fall.

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

Pours a pale golden color with a huge fluffy snow white head that recedes quickly to a thin film on the top. Lace covers the sides of the glass. Smell is of green bananas. Taste is bready and biscuity with a mild fruit finish. Tangerines maybe. Feels crisp and refreshing on the palate. Drinkable on a hot day.
Not my favorite style, but I would drink again.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very champagne-like in appearance, aside from the standard cloudiness. Straw-colored with big bubbles from bottom to top. Heady at first but slowly dies down. Banana and clove in the nose, these notes dominate in the finish as well. In between, softer notes of wheat combine with orange peel and the slightest undertone of leafy hop bitterness. Quite fuller bodied for the style in my opinion, yet the softness of the flavors and the lower ABV make this a very refreshing beer and a worthy candidate for a summer session. No off flavors in this one whatsoever as it seems I find in many of its American brethren of the same style. One I can see drinking a few of, and given it's appearance for now in the Troegs sampler case, it seems that I will.

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Photo of jhollick
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This is a 12 oz. bottle from a mix and match six pack. The beer pours a cloudy pale gold color, almost strawlike. It is a very striking color. An inch thick head formed in the glass, but quickly dissipated, so nothing too special going on there.

My nose can detect wheat, banana, citrus, clove, lemon, and some other spices that I can't quite put my finger on. All in all, the aroma is very pleasing. The smells all blend well together. I hope the taste can live up to it.

In the mouth and down the hatch, as always, is where things get interesting. This wheat beer is surprisingly heavy in the mouth, and retains a creamy consistency. The flavor of the beer is a bit more subdued that I expected, but I'm not going to say that's a bad thing. Aside from an assertive banana aftertaste (with a touch of apple), no flavor overpowers any other. There is a real sense of harmony across the wheats, fruits, and spices. This is a unique beer in my experience with American Wheats.

Since the flavor is a bit low-key, I wouldn't drink this after I have had anything else. I'm not implying a lack of complexity, because this beer has plenty to keep me entertained through a sixer with a fellow BA. This is a great beer if you want the crisp taste of a wheat beer, but don't want to be bludgeoned with any one flavor. As usual, Troegs has dropped a well balanced and rock solid example of a beer style. I'll definitely be looking/hoping for this to be available by the case for this spring and summer. Cheers!

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Photo of nlmartin
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was poured into a pub glass.

Appearance: The beer has a cloudy straw yellow coloration. The head was two fingers high and quickly resolved to a ring of foam.

Smell: The beer has a very good sweet wheaty malty smell. There is a very pleasing peppery coriander punch combined with a wiff of lemon.

Taste: The beer has pleasing bready bannana taste. There is a good balance between sweetness and peppery coriander.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: This beer is light bodied. This is a well balanced beer. This beer is overall a very drinkable and great sessionable beer.

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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 638 ratings.
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