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

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 Ralph
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love the look, nice and cloudy. Has a very pleasant smell, a little lemony. It shows sweetness from the first taste, which really reminds me of a Belgian beer. It is a complex taste, with different flavor nuances seeming to come out with each sip. The mouth feel is excellent. To top off the nice experience, the bottle label is a thing of beauty, from the nice artwork on the tree on the label to the unusual lettering of Dream Weaver to the Troeg's logo on the neck. These nice touches all added up to make it a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Pinto21
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

cloudy yellow appearance, nice pure white head with good lacing

nice smell of cloves and slight bit of bananas.

the taste was of banana and cloves, very similar to the smell. The cloves taste sticks around for a little bit, but it is quite pleasa t

little bit more carbonation than i would have liked but it is still good.

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

12 oz bottle -> pint glass
no date on the bottle, but the variety case was stamped best by: 11.6.06

Pours a very slight hazed pale yellow, with a small thick head that settles to a poppy film. High carbonation present.

Nose is mostly banana, wheat, and yeast, with a little clove.

Taste is wheat malt, with a peppery tinge. Banana, clove and yeast all are apparent. More like a hefe than most apwa's.

Mouth is medium with a heavy does of carbonation. Crisp.

Although i hope they replace this in the variety with a winter brew for the upcoming season, this is a good spring/summer brew.

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Photo of watermelonman
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured to a pale and fairly cloudy yellow with a small head that lasted well. It's leaving some nice lace too.

Esters and yeast come through in the smell. The taste starts with wheat malt and finishes with a bit of clove and banana. It's medium in the mouth and very easy to drink.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy yellow body. Bright white head. Average retention and lacing.
S: Yeasty, sweetish wheat malt with some citrus and spice.
T: Rich malt and yeast. Sweet, doughy/bready wheat based malt. Some green banana. Spicy phenolics. Some clove. Light lemon - rind, and a quick spritz. Powdery. Lingering phenolic - spicy and smoky. Firm bitterness and phenolics linger with a touch of residual banana.
M: Medium bodied with a standard carbonation.
D: Quite drinkable! Refreshing and satiating!

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Photo of Toddv29424
3.12/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I feel like this beer has a load of potential, but I am surprised at the lack of depth that it has, especially coming from Troegs. It pours with an almost translucent light yellow color with a moderate head. The smell is faint, and has a touch of sweetness to it. The taste is weak. Its almost the same consistency as a US macro brew, but instead of the rice taste there is a wheat sweetness. A touch of citrus too. This beer goes down pretty easy, but unfortunately leaves little that lingers, and leaves nothing to be desired.

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

Poured into a pint glass, this is a hazy glowing yellow with a finger of bright white head that quickly subsides to a ring of lace. Nose is nice and wheaty, good banana note, slight bit of clove. Taste is a nice smooth almost bready wheat, infused with light lemon and banana flavors, and a slight bit of spiciness blended wonderfully with the rest. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, and a smooth creamy feel, and a nice lingering banana aftertaste, this is a pleasure of a beer to drink on a hot summer's day.

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Photo of Phatz
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This seems like a beer for the people who like Wheat Beers. It is typical in many way but overall a very solid brew. The flavor is a bit zippy and hyperactive which keeps it interesting.

Appearance: Served a hazy yellow color with a white head.

Smell: Lemon, cloves wheat and yeast fill the nose, with a hint of bubblegum and a number indiscernible spices, creating a zippy zesty nose.

Taste: The zippy zesty nose, continues into the mouth. The flavor is hyperactive jumping all over the palate with a shot of lemon here and wheat there and miscellaneous spices, duck and cover for the citrus, yeast, wheat, banana, bread, and back to the beginning. Is the beer complex or schizophrenic? I don't know, but it is loaded with all of the wheat beer flavors and I enjoyed it.

Mouthfeel: This is a light body beer with nice level of carbonation that keeps it feeling smooth while active.

Drinkability: This beer is built for session drinking on a hot summer day.

Hope this is helpful.

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

Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a decent white head that leaves some sticky lace behind.

Aroma is lemony, mellons, mangos more so then bananas but there are bananas underneath the other fruitiness. Some light spice noted as well.

Taste is definitely a wheat brew more so then other APWA's I have had. Some wheat malts melt into good fruity flavors. Cloves enter lightly along with lemony citrus and hints of earthy yeast and bready malt hints.

Mouthfeel is light crisp good carbonation, a good summer thirst quinching brew.

Drinkability is good without my checking reviews I would say its the best APWA I have had as most are sad excuses of beer. Or they are so hopped up it kind of defeats the style, even if they are good.

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Photo of bigdeuce
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

You can consume millions of these in a session. Nice banana, vanilla taste to it. Is more of a hefeweizen than a pale wheat ale. Doesn't look like much as no head or lacing are apparent. But troegs does it again with a terrific session brew which is outstanding for summer drinking. I recommend you give this a shot.

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

Poured from this fridge cold bottle into a Weizen glass.
A-Cloudy, golden yellow big 3 inch head made up of big bubbles. Disappated to about 1/2 in a minute took another few minutes to disapate to a thin coat while I examined and smeeled this beer. Hold this one up to the light and a wild looking swirl of yeast can seen, give the glass a swril and it looked like a tornado in the glass. Really cool. Overly a fairly appetizing look.

S-I smelled an odd smell that I could could not place at first then banana, clove, yeast, a little apple and maybe some citrus. My wife gave it sniff and said sauerkraut. That placed it for me it was sulfur. That put me off a little.

T-Banana, lots of it. some peppery clove. No hops evident. Wheat came through pretty strong. A real nice wheat beer, more like a Hefe than the Ramstein I just reviewed, which is listed as such.

M-really nice mouthfeel, chewy medium body not watery at all. balanced by a nice even cabonation.

D- Hot day outside on my deck with nothin to do and nowhere to go, I could throw back a half dozen.

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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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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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