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 mynie
4.44/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright gold with a medium haze, almost as if it were partially filtered. Very nice, white head.

Smells yeasty with a very heavily wheated grain bill. Black pepper and cereal. A firm and well composed aroma, stronger than most American wheats yet still not as intense as European hefes.

Tastes expertly brewed. White pepper up front, a very creamy middle with spice and lemon. The lemon grows a bit more tart at the back end and lingers on the finish.

Basically a cross between an American Pale Wheat and an old world hefe. The yeast bite is much more pronounced and peppery than, say, Blue Moon or 312, but it's still very clearly an American iteration of the style. For what it is, it's quite good, largely bolstered by a nearly flawless body.

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Photo of kenito799
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass.

Hazy golden color (when yest sediment swirled in) and large creamy white head makes this look great. Very happy at the fist whiff: banana and clove, this is a hefe-weizen, not what passes for American wheat beer. The flavor hits with waves of spice and clove in the finish, leaving the palate singing with pleasantly balanced mild hops and a creamy mouthfeel. A bit more carbonation would improve the mouthfeel, but this is definitely one of the best and most drinakble American hefe-weizens I have had. Great job!

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Photo of grizzly700
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
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 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 iceball585
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Bright yellow color, semi-cloudy, one finger thick fluffy white head that faded slowly

S- Citrus, yeast, bready, wheat, light malts, hint of cloves

T- Bananas, oranges, lemons, wheat, yeast, cloves, fairly malty

M- Light/medium body, low/medium carbonation, smooth, creamy, slight watery finish

D- Good session beer

I would have liked a bit stronger flavor out of this beer since the flavor is pretty good. I'd classify this one more like a hefe-weizen or a weissbier.

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

A-Cloudy pale-straw color, minimal head.
S-Lemony-banana, very enticing. Maybe some cloves. There is complexity to let your imagination play with -- is that 1% flavor note a "burning tire far far upwind in a pine forest"?
T-The flavor is rich, especially if it is at cellar temp and not fridge temp. The banana, lemon, and cloves flavors dominate, but there is also a selzery sourness mid-palate. The finish is gently bitter with some orange peel. Overall pretty yummy.
M-Light body, but thirst quenching, lip-smackin' good, a little malt-sticky.
D-Great drinkability, this just yells "summertime pleasure". Very flavorful and full of mystery. Highly recommended.

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

pours hazy and gold with ample suds

aromas are pungently spicy, with little fruit character to speak of. lots of clove and maybe pepper.

taste is lush and creamy with spicy esters creeping into the sinuses again..

mouthfeel is quite nice. not a real heavy wheat but not thin either.

a very distinctive wheat beer from an american brewery, like the style a lot. would not mind more of this.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into an Erdinger weizen glass.

A: Dense, hazy lemon yellow with an orange beige center; very cloudy from a yeast settlement pour. Faint pillars of carbonation building to a creamy, two-finger head of white foam which retains nicely and leaves decent lacing.

S: Wheat, banana, cloves and a funky yeast aroma with plenty of citrus zest to boot. Musty, juicy fruit aromas dance all over the scent.

T: Sweet, creamy and fruity malts up front which lend lots of juicy citrus and herbal flavors. A very light, spicy, herbal and floral hop bitterness creeps in to what is a slightly chewy, dry, bittersweet citrus and clove finish. Pretty close to sunshine in a glass.

M: Smooth, slightly creamy, light-medium bodied ale with plenty of character, juicy malts and chewy wheat proteins to chew on with that yeast sediment.

D: For a split second, I forgot we were in the dead of winter and was transported outdoors in the sunshine in a lawn chair. Dream Weaver is flavorful, drinkable and quite sessionable at 4.8% ABV. An American pale wheat ale done right; borderline hefeweizen/witbier territory while maintaining a good wheat and hop presence.

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Photo of guinnessfan
4.4/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in 18oz. pint glass at Red Lobster in Hbg.PA

A: Beautiful, clouded golden color with nice, fluffy two finger head. Great retention and lacing throughout.

S: Clove spice, citrus, slight banana. A feast of complexity for the nose.

T: Same as smell, very complex. A great representation of the style. Very flavorful.

M: Thin and silky smooth, with a mildly zesty kick. Perfect carbonation.

D: Very sessionable if you like the style. The strong flavor does turn some of to it.

Another great Troegs product. Very flavorful beer with little ABV. Perfect late summer/fall beverage. Nice spice flavor to intro the fall weather.

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Photo of lovindahops
4.4/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A Dream Weaver Wheat on a Sunday Morning with NFL Gameday Morning. I love Troegs

A- a big time hazy and golden yellow brew with no head whatsoever. The brew completely screams refreshing

S- a lil saison in the scent. Big time wheat and banana flavors coming through. Really has some uplifting scents

T- great! Spices, wheat, dry flavor, and many bananas! There is some musty flavor as well. This taste is incredible

M- carbonated and thick flavor

D- killa brew! I could literally drink dream weaver wheat all day. I will always keep a sixer in the fridge for summertime! Great job Troegs

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Photo of kmudrick
4.39/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Troegs pint glass; appearance is a thin consistency - a soft and hazy copper hue. Head is minimal, dissolving into a thin sticky caulking of foam that hugged the side of the glass throughout the session. Nose detects a heavy smack of banana with swirly punches of lemon, yeast, and cloves. Flavorwise, reminds me of a very zesty and refreshing hefe. Feels light on the tongue but still plenty of body with moderate bite and slight bitterness. The key to the enjoyability for me, personally, is that, for an APA, it is not overly hopped so it makes for a nice smooth summer brew. I've spent many a day this summer sessioning this, including it on tap at the SPTR at their wheat beer fest.

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Photo of aerozeppl
4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A: Great cloudy wheat appearance. 1/2 finger of white head with some lacing.

S: Great wheat smell. Coriander. Citrus. Some yeast in the back as well.

T: Again this is just about a perfect classic example of an American wheat beer. Everything you would want is there. Tons of wheat. Some banana and clove. Hints of the yeast. Very crisp tasting as well.

M: Med body but it is slightly watery. This is the Achilles heel of this beer.

D: I could drink this all day and now that Troegs is in NY I can. Amazing session beer.

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Photo of MisterDeeds
4.37/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jason for sneaking this into Mass.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a perfect pint glass.

Cloudy yellow haze. Looks like an UFW should I guess. Thin white head.

I know it cam from Pennsylvania, but it smells like a German hefe. Strong scents of banana and spices. Maybe cinnamon. Something I can't put my finger on is very nice about the aroma.

The taste does not disappoint. The bananas are there, along with cloves and some spice notes that compliment the fruit flavor quite nicely. Yeasty with a slight sour bite to it. Very impressive.

Feels full and thick, which I never really expect from a light colored brew, but is always quite welcome. Seemed to show carbonation throughout, but tasted very smooth and not too bubbly.

Finish is nice and balanced. Very drinkable. I wish I had more than one of these. A very impressive brew.

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

Filled a growler of this from the Troegs Brewery in Harrisburg, PA. This beer fresh takes on some different characteristics than bottled or even on tap. For this reason I am re-reviewing this beer (using a lot of my original review).

A hazy yellow-orange color with a small white head that doesn't last very long and leaves no lacing.

Smells nice and wheaty. Touch of citrus and banana. Some bready yeasty quality. The yeast gives off a strong spicy aroma, with lots of black pepper and coriander.

Tastes great. Nice wheat dominates the flavor, but there are also notes of citrus, banana, and more yeast. Black Pepper and coriander are strong and flavorful throughout, stronger than the wheat flavors. A great american pale wheat; one of my favorites for sure. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little creamy, just right.

Drinkability is great, espcially on a nice warm summer day.

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

I got this botle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!

Nice cloudy yellow-orange pour, small head of foam that shrinks quickly. Almopst no lacing.

The smell is nice with notes of wheat, yeast, some light spiciness, a bit of clove, good banana.

The taste follows the nose; wheat, banana, yeast, clove, other spices, and a bit of lemon zest in the finish. It's close to medium bodied and very refreshing indeed. And talk about drinkable, I could down a few of these easily. Very easily!

A very good example of the style and one that I can easily recommend!

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Photo of tillmac62
4.37/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BOD 3/2/15. Pours a slightly hazy golden. Outstanding head volume, normal lacing and retention.

World class nose of clove, light banana and hints of pepper over a base of wheat and pale malt.

Heavy light body, which is normal for the style, with a very smooth texture. Superbly carbonated with a rich prickly effervescence from the middle on.

The flavor profile is borderline world class due to a slight lack of complexity. While intense and well balanced, it is clove focused and other hefeweizen aspects are rather subdued, such as banana. It begins with clove phenolics and they remain through the finish. The middle brings very slight banana, a nice grainy wheat aspect and only a hint of hops - no real bitterness to speak of. The finish is a slowwwww fade of the clove phenolic.

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

Poured into a pint glass.

A wonderfully colored summer beer - golden like the sun. Big flavors - big notes of citrus, spice, & bread. The only real problem with this beer is the watery mouthfeel. There is no real body, but the flavors are strong, so its OK. Another great thing about this beer is the ABV is under 5%, which makes this a solid choice for session drinking. Highly recommended.

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Photo of PokerGod
4.36/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a perfect pint.

Appearance- cloudy hazy, yellow. Decent head with decent retention. Not golden. Actually yellow. Some lacing. A nice amount of yeast sediment to pour into the glass.

Aroma- sweet and yeasty, but not fruity...or at least not a specific fruit that I can pinpoint. Mild spicy, herbal undertones.

Taste- absolutely delicious. Refreshing. May be the most balanced wheat beer that I've ever had. Yeasty and malty at the same time. Wonderful.

Overall- at present time, this may be my absolute favorite wheat beer ever. Absolutely delicious. Too bad I acquired in trade, because I am unable to acquire it locally. Damn. Would without a doubt buy again.

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Photo of shapudding
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thankyou Drafting Room for brinking this very yummy Troegs tap offering! It poured out a creamy looking peachy apricot color that there was no way to see through at all, this almost looked frozen. Nice creamy, milkshakey, egg-white head that reduced down to a nice covering. Carbination is not noticable. Scents of banana, fresh grash, gingerale, white grapes.

Incredibly smooth, almost thick, but yet soooo drinkable. Tastes of bananas, very light white wine spritzer, and slight citrus. Very clean and fresh! After the lemon is added- which I looove in my wheats, the flavors become a bit crisper. Sooo very nice! Once again, kudos to the Troegner brothers!

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tröegs Dream Weaver Wheat brewed by Tröegs Brewing Company, with an ABV of 4.80% This brew pours out cloudy amber color, with a nice white head. This is an unfiltered brew you can not see though it. The smell is rich with grains, malts, and hops. There is a nice nice sweetness to this brew. Now for the taste, it is sweet and bold with flavors. You pick up a nice fruit sweetness in this brew. There is a lot going on in Tröegs Dream Weaver Wheat. I like how this brew is different from most brews on the market. The mouthfeel is rich sweet, and smooth. There is nothing overpowering about Tröegs Dream Weaver Wheat , it has a nice balance to it. No bad aftertaste to this brew. Overall I'm giving Tröegs Dream Weaver Wheat a 4.5 out 5. I would buy this brew again. Tröegs Brewing Company did a nice job with this one. It is a nice smooth, sweet drinking brew.

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Photo of woodske1
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am surprised that this is only a B+ overall on the site. Myself and my friends all agree it is the best offering from Troegs.

Great appearance. A bit cloudy but not chunky. Nice smell that pairs very well with the taste. It also has the perfect amount of ABV in it, so this one can go down...and down...and down.

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Photo of mfigueroa713
4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent American wheat beer that embodies many of the characteristics of a German or European style wheat. It has the wheat grain backbone but is complimented by fruity hints of banana. Cloves are present as well. This combination is typical for European wheat beer and unlike German wheat bottles you get the full 12 oz serving and not the 11.2 oz(330ml) the imports give you.

Color - Light amber

Carbonation - Strong with 3 fingers of white head.

Smell - European wheat smell, wheat and some fruity hints.

Taste \ mouth - great taste with light mouth feel.

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

A. Unfiltered pale yellow grains. Looks intriguing.

S. Spices and wheat. Can't lose there.

T. Tastes like a uber hefeweizen. Indescribably sweet.

M. Light body with a good feel. Solid aftertaste as it coats the palate.

D. A go to beer.

Thoughts: This is one of my favorites from Troegs. Had it at the bar and then bought a case thereafter. Superb.

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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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