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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat | Tröegs Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,925
Reviews:
653
Ratings:
1,966
pDev:
13.17%
Bros Score:
3.63
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
369
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,966 |  Reviews: 653
Photo of Thorpe429
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy bright yellow with a nice white head and a good amount of lacing as it goes down.

S: Nice initial whiff of bubble gum alongside banana, lemon, and some citrus hops.

T: Very similar the the nose, but nothing quite comes together...a little too much in between a German hefe and an American Wheat without quite finding the perfect middle ground a la Crack'd Wheat.

M: Very nice and slight. Smooth and creamy.

D: Super refreshing and a great summer beer. Another hit from Troegs.

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Photo of mactrail
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty, rich, German-style wheat beer.

Pale amber and hazy in the tall Faust Weizen glass. Pours a good head followed by a nice prickly and creamy mouthfeel. Big bouncy mix of tastes at first sip. Lots of fruity esters and plenty of spice. Tangerine flavors and strong nose of clove. Just tart enough but richly flavored in every mouthful.

Seems like an authentic version of the Hefeweizen style. Highly drinkable and well mannered. This would be one of my favorites if I lived in Tröegs territory.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Washington House, Sellersville, PA

Pours a cloudy golden-yellow with a two-finger white head that fizzles away to nothing. Yeasty aroma, with a little bit of banana and cloves. Big yeasty taste, very bready, more of the banana and cloves I got in the aroma, thick and wheaty, but not too harsh, and little to no citrus detected...maybe just a subtle bit. Medium, chewy mouthfeel, and fairly drinkable, but not really my style.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Kegatron
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a Weizen glass.

Pours a hazy light gold with a big, billowy head of brite-white foam. Fizzles down into a thin, creamy retention that leaves a bit of lacing behind. The aroma is a fresh smelling fume of wheat, yeast, bananas, lemon, coriander, and orange zest.

The taste is solid base of a wheat and yeast undercurrent with notes of banana, lemon, oranges, and some fairly strong coriander. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with good creamy carbonation and a fresh feel on the palette.

Once of my favorite seasonals from Troegs, being very tasty and hugely quaffable on a warm Summer's day.

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Photo of vfgccp
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of billab914
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is bottle number two coming out of the new Anthology mix pack. Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Otter Creek World Tour shaped pint glass. Poured a murky dark yellow, pineapple juice like color. It started with a bright white thin head barely covering the top of the beer. The head didn't change much throughout drinking it, but didn't leave much for lacing either.

The aroma has a bright citrusy, lemony flavor to it with wheat and yeast playing a big role as well. It has a bit of clove like spiciness to it but not a lot. The taste shows the same lemony, citrusness that the nose hinted at. The wheat and the yeast flavors help round out the flavor. Very nice refreshing taste to it.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side with carbonation being moderate. Drinkability is pretty good, it had some very nice flavors and was pretty refreshing. Would be a very good choice for a hot summer day. The citrus felt a bit sharp at times but it was still an enjoyable flavor. One of the better summer wheat beer options available in my opinion.

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Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of smcolw
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Unfiltered cloudiness; light golden color. Spotty lace, one-finger lace that dies to a thin bubble level.

Strong wheat aroma. Low-level yeast.

Wheat flavored (naturally), but relatively mild taste. Subtle lemon citrus. Smooth body, but it has a peppery finish in both the flavor and the carbonation. Not a complex wheat ale but it does hit all of the expectations.

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Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of woodychandler
4.79/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am not a fan of the style, bottle try some anyway since hefe beer is better than none! CANs soon, I promise.

From the bottle: "DreamWeaver Wheat is an unfiltered splash of spicy mouthwatering joy. Pour 3/4 of the bottle into a glass, swirl the bottle to invigorate the yeast and pour remainder down the center of the glass." Cool, it comes with directions since everybody tells me I need more direction in life.

I got a finger of fluffy bone-white head from my pour and then it suddenly fell like a souffle when someone bangs the oven door shut. Color was a VERY cloudy orangish-yellow, like fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. Nose was as advertised - spicy, specifically clove forward with undertones of the banana/bubble gum esters that usually put me off in a big way. The clove-forward smell is achieved by fermenting hefe yeast at lager temperatures and I had not realized that homeboys John & Chris were doing this with theirs or I would have been drinking a lot more of it a lot sooner. Mouthfeel was not quite full, but close, and the clove spiciness was like the Clove Life Savers that I was (seemingly) the only person who liked them. For our more modern and hip users, think clove cigarettes. I once made an air freshener out of an orange by sticking cloves into it in the shape of a smiley face. Yay, cloves! This was joy in a bottle. Frankly, I did not really experience the banana/bubble gum nonsense that so thoroughly puts me off. Finish was pretty dry for the style, given its intense spice but I was down with it. More please, Mssrs. Musselman and Yashinsky.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy orange with very little head or lacing.

S: Has a very nice aroma of bananas and spices, mostly clove I think. There is also a slight funkiness as well.

T: The bananas and clove come through stronger on the taste than on the smell. There is also a hint of orange as well.

D/M: A really nice beer, extremely easy to drink. Like most others I find it to be more like a hefe, but nonetheless, I really enjoyed this one. Another good beer from Troegs.

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Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
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 Jason
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Yeast was swirled in, cloudy brew now and the lacing is pretty epic. Banana bread ... no, taffy with some breadiness with dusty clove and nutty yeast in the nose. Very very smooth with a crisp refreshing bite, malty with a mellow breadiness. Herbal phenols push against the ripe fruit, clove tries to push the yeast out of the way. Flavors may run up against each other but nothing clashes. The phenols and a mild tartness do pull this beer away from the extreme drinkability this style can garner. Semi-dry finish.

Still able it quaff it back though the amount is hindered for me somewhat.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my New Belgium tulip. Received as an extra from IDrinkGas; thanks man.

a - Pours a hazy yellow-orange color with two inches of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bananas, cloves, spices, yeast, wheat, and bready malts. Bananas jump out and dominate the most.

t - Tastes of wheat, bananas, cloves, spices, yeast, smooth bready malts, and grain. Bananas at the front again, but not as dominate as in the smell.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, insanely easy going down.

d - Overall a very solid wheat ale. Lots of bananas in the smell and taste but very drinkable and great body. Would have again.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks goes out to the kind trader who sent me in this one as an extra. Another fine addition from Troegs I get to put under my belt. This one was served cold, right out of my fridge and consumed on 11/22/2008.

The pour was solid. Nice and very hazy golden amber color was evident right away. A nice solid layer of white foam, maybe to a half an inch came up over the top, but then settled down far too qucikly, leaving behind nothing more then a slight layer of film across the top,

The aroma was good, very nice for the style, with a good sense of wheat, hints of banana and clove and a slight touches of an almost peach like smell. More solid in through the taste. Rolls across the tongue with a good amount of banana and peach flavors, hints of a light grass flavor and light grains then ruling the day on this one. Smooth delivery and excellent carbonation lended itself to being a very solid drinker for sure.

Overall this was an excellent representation for the style. Another solid beer as usual from Troegs, and one I would love to try again any day. Not bad at all!

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Photo of Slatetank
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a bottle of this recently - a golden light hazed color with thick cream -basic look of hefeweizen or pale wheat with good retention. The smell is faintly spicy with some light fruity banana esters with subtle toasted, but mostly yeast oriented aroma which is pretty fragrant and pleasant. The Feel is good a bit sharp with carbonation and spice without a smooth feel - I guess more of an American take perhaps it has some hops to give a more aggressive texture. Mild body with easy to quaff dry finish.

The flavor is good with mild body and wheat aspects. The flavor is slightly fruity with some wheat yeast character but gentle taste overall and practically no alcohol with mild clove-like tinge and pepper in the finish with slight tangy yeast throughout. overall not a bad wheat beer, not a traditional hefeweizen really but it fits well enough and I like the way it tastes based on the change to open fermentation ala Sierra Nevada - it is worth trying.

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Photo of orangesol
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in the Troegs tasting room into a Dream Weaver goblet. I actually had Mr. Weaver as my science teacher in HS so this beer will always have a special place in my heart.

A - Pours hazy light yellow with a nice pillow of one finger tall white head leaving thin sheets of lacing down the glass.

S - Lots of wheat and bready Belgian yeast mix well with some grassy hops, orange peel, banana, and a touch of spice, most notably clove. Not too bad.

T - Quite similar to the nose in the flavor department. The overall chewy feel begins to wear on the pallet over the course of the glass. I am really not the biggest fan of wheat beers but this one is a pretty solid offering.

M - Medium-light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Quite a bit of wheat in both the feel and the finish.

D - Pretty good stuff. My least favorite of the year round offerings from Troegs but still pretty solid stuff. Perfect thing to sip on during a hot day in the summer.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Matt for this one.

A: Pours a hazed golden yellow color with a big white head on it.

S: First thing I pick up on the nose is the banana and clove. A bit of wheat bread and some moderate sweetness. Unfortunately, there is that lemony tartness of the "pale wheat beer" style.

T: Starts off with sweet wheat and bready malt flavors. The clove and banana follow and then toward the back end comes the tart lemon flavor.

M: Light to medium in body with a moderate carbonation.

O: Sort of a combination of a crappy pale wheat ale and a hefeweizen, so while it wasn't bad, this wasn't my favorite.

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Photo of dfhhead25
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 1,966 ratings
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