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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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Reviews: 643 | Ratings: 1,924
Photo of Tonyjenlasc
2.63/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Taste - Lemon, wheat, banana, spices and a whole lot of funk. Not the best from Troegs that's for sure. Nowhere near the best wheat beer either. There are better options out there.

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Photo of PhillyJay1701
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a hefe glass.

Look: After rousing the yeast, the beer had a pleasant yellow, hazy demeanor. Looked more to the yellow side like Weihenstephaner rather than gold like Paulaner or Franziskaner. I got a ton of bubbles, but I think it was because the bottom of my glass is messed up.

Smell: There was something... off with the nose on the one. Couldn't put my finger on it, but it was a cloying sweet smell that didn't really do it for me. Banana, cloves were the main pulls from the smell.

Taste: Taste was underwhelming. It was a pretty simple taste but the ingredients didn't really come together perfectly for my tastes. Had the taste of something a little thrown together to me.

Mouthfeel: A bit too thin for a hefe in my opinion; also the carbonation was NOT due to the glass... the beer is definitely overcarbonated.

All in all, I've had many better hefes than this. Had a few worse ones, but far more better ones and this is my favorite style. This just didn't do anything exceptionally.

Here is a link my video review of this beer:

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Photo of brentk56
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a modest bubble show that produces a two inch cap; shards of lacing linger

Smell: Graham cracker and clove, with slight hint of banana

Taste: Graham cracker and banana, up front, with the clove tones building to prominence; spicy and peppery phenols, after the swallow, yield a distinctive finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; slightly creamy

Overall: A decent hefe; lacks the banana and the mouthfeel to be in the top tier

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Photo of thedoc1974
4.8/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy with a 2 finger head and a decent amount of carbonation.

S: Banana, clove, lemon

T: Citrus, clove and banana with a hint of pepper.

F: Thin beer with carbonation.

O: A tasty well balanced beer that I enjoy all year round.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: hazy; deep gold in color; 2 finger ivory head that receded slowly to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: wheat, clove, and banana; a hint of bubblegum;

T: wheat and citrus up front; clove and banana take over at mid-palate; finish is lightly tart and lightly bitter at the same time;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: very nicely done; would have liked the clove and banana to be a little more prominent, but that's nitpicking;

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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 Danycam
1.89/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

This reviewer was spot on... "A: Clear sunshine yellow, very active carbonation throughout, 1/4 inch head that stays. S: Bananas, but the artificial syrupy kind, and apple tartness, slight clove spice. T: Empty. Not much there on the front end, slight apple and banana on the back-end. A super disappointment here. M: Very high carbonation, almost too much, similar to that of seltzer water, very bitey with each gulp. O: Very disappointed. I was hoping this would fit the bill for my summer go-to this year. Nope."

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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 TopherBreski
3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep golden color with no carbonation. Thick head that never dissipates. Very excellent smell of wheat and citrus - very great blend. Taste is mediocre. Surprising from the great smell but almost no citrus taste and just heavy wheat; bland.

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Photo of Zaktcc
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - Amber colored with decent head, average retention.
S - Fairly spicy and sweet with hints of banana
T - You can taste all the spiciness up front, followed by a slight taste of banana. Has a very sweet but faint aftertaste that enhances the overall taste of the beer.
F - Fairly carbonated, thin complexion.
O - Very enjoyable beer. Really enjoyed the sweet aftertaste.

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Photo of Wilshade
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Glassware: Wheat glass (brewery recommendation)

Appearance: Cloudy, but still translucent gold body with a creamy white active and moderately thick head.

Smell: Spices and pepper.

Taste: peppery with a small hint of banana.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, but still active on the tongue

Overall: Nice wheat beer, but not one of my favorites.

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Photo of Moneypenny
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours clear but becomes beautifully murky with the addition of the yeast residue (or maybe that's my saliva). Rich head dissipates too quickly. More orange than amber in color. Strong banana aroma, reminiscent of a high school organic chem experiment--esters gone bad. In other words, this is an artificial banana smell. But pleasant nonethless. Other notes are spices, principally clove. Banana and clove dominate on the palate as well. Completely inoffensive, lives up to expectations for a transitional seasonal beer. If Dream Weaver were a boy band, it would be One Direction. So much for the brewer's nod to Gary Wright.

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle. Pale straw in color and somewhat clear until adding the yeast sediment from the bottle, which darkens the color a bit and creates a cloudy appearance.  Large, fluffy white head out of the bottle, but it doesn't last long. Aroma leans more towards clove and spice than fruit. A bit of banana and lemon citrus round things out. The clove sticks around in the flavor and the beer's light body probably accentuates that a bit. The fruit takes a backseat to the spice.

Overall, this was a little thin for me. The flavors are good and there is nothing offensive going on here, but I would have liked a little more fullness to round everything oit. Not a bad beer by any means, but not something I will be rushing back to purchase again as there are better versions of the style.

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Photo of SFNC
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not sure I'd call it a Hefeweizen, more like a decent witbeer. Still a refreshing brew. I can see enjoying a couple in the furture on a nice warm summer day.

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Photo of Roguer
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Big fluffy, snow-white head atop a slightly hazy, lemon-yellow brew.

Huge banana notes, a touch of citrus.

Flavor follows, hinting strongly of bananas, wheat, hay, crackers, and a touch of lemon. Not a lot going on.

Very thin mouthfeel, moderately lively. Very drinkable.

This is a decent Hefe that shows promise, but is just too thin and boring to live up to it.

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Photo of gonzo000
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a cloudy yellow/orange. Head poured three fingers high and retains well. Smell is coriander, taste the same. Not much of a diverse profile, a dull coriander taste dominates the front and some bread on the finish. Great brewery, not their best beer. Will not revisit.

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Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Not too bad, decent head. Very light aroma, a little citrusy. Taste is obvious banana, actually lots of banana. Carbonation is decent, this beer is refreshing and did I mention banana, wow it is there !!!!

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

$ 5.50/16 oz draft at Uno’s in Exton, PA
Aroma – spicy, some yeast phenolics
Head 2 cm, white, creamy, diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing excellent – covers the entire inside with tiny bubbles
Body medium yellow, hazy
Flavor – spice, yeast phenolics, slightly sweet; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.5. Final weighted score 3.5.
A very pleasant and drinkable hefeweizen, meeting all the criteria. Well worth trying.

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Photo of seedyone
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 2016. From bottle at home. See MAD Weaver listing. Weaver enhanced w/Mad Elf to a bonus on each.

Jul 2012 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. This time mid-summer. Needed lemon slice for my taste which cut the body a bit and sharpened the flavor. Tastes & feels like way more than a 4.8 ABV but this time of year, looking for the long haul, it hits the spot.

04/03/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Great taste & good body.

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Photo of logicalparadox
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poursva hazy straw. It's a cloudy, unfiltered elixir. The head is soft and white, but quickly dissipates.

Aroma is spot on for a heffeweizen. Bananas dominate the nose
Little to no clove. A slight lemon.

Pallet follows the nose; there's a distinct banana base, with some light lemony overtones. Wheat is present. But subdued. Is this banana juice?

Lighter than some examples of the style. Pleasantly soft, white light, fluffy carbonation.

Overall, this is my favorite style, so its hard d not to love this. Not as well balance d as she me others, but a cool slant that falls on the extreme banana end of the spectrum

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Photo of smakawhat
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Light orange, to dark lemon yellow body, slightly lighter and brighter towards the bottom of the glass. Head makes about three fleeting fingers of soapy white head to fall and quickly disappear into a good thick collar, but thin puck.

Standard hefe nose on the bouquet, but hints with much more strange peanut butter like yeast esters. Faint clove, little malt wheat chewy character, and no sense of sweetness. THere is a thick sweet peanut quality coming off this however, and a strange out there hint of nut and dry quality on the nose.

Palate hints toward hefe quality, but with spicier notes, and subdued classic hefe quality. Wet bodied with a lighter feel, and not sense of malt chewy character and depth. Almost peppery, near hot finish on the clove like ester front. Density really missing, and the bubblegum sweetness and where is the lemon.

It's an interesting take on the style, and comes off a bit strangely amped, but still a bit lifeless unfortunately. No regrets trying it though, and no harm either.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a bottle from the anthology mixed case, poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance was hazy and yellow, much carbonation, and a head that kept throughout. Carbonation persisted, some lacing

smell was pleasant, sweet,wheaty, bubblegum yeasty kind of thing going

taste was a little better than expected, quite full, flavor stays with you for quite some time.

Mouth below medium

Not a style I'm overly fond of, but a good offering from a very good brewery.

Re-reviewed today, since I now know a bit more what I'm talking about :)

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

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a golden color with a good two finger head that dissipates very quickly. Lots of bubbles coming up to the service and it is very clear.

S- A very fruity aroma. It is difficult to tell what fruit is the most prevalent, but it seems to be a tie between banana, apple, and pear. It is pleasantly yeasty and also has just a hint of spice to it.

T- The taste is very representative of the head. Big fruitiness and a pleasant yeasty flavor. It is on the sweet side but this is balanced by a slight bitterness that seems to be brought from the wheat. Hops are completely undetectable. Very refreshing.

M- Tingling carbonation and a refreshing crispness. On the thinner side but it goes down very easy. Nothing to complain about.

O- Refreshing, crisp, and bursting with fruit. What more could you ask for on a spring or summer day?

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Photo of Sensaray
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazed golden in color
Bready sweetness and banana and cloves in nose
Taste is of grains, banana, yeast and flowers, mouthfeel is pleasant for the style, drinkable. good spiciness here.
Solid wheat beer and another solid beer from Troegs
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Photo of oonthego
3.11/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Golden color with white head, some bubbles.

S: Very intense wheat smell even from 12 inches away from my nose, slightly inundating.

T: No distinct flavors that my palate can ascertain...yeasty taste.

M: Mildly carbonated, leaves yeasty aftertaste that dissipates quickly.

O: OK. Only bought one to try. This won't be on the short list of UW beers. Might benefit from a splash of citrus but the lack there of makes this beer different that most UWs I have sampled.

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