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 puboflyons
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 fl. oz. bottle with a date of 040909. Sampled on July 14, 2009. The pour is a hazy orange-pale yellow with active carbonation building up to a thin white head. The aroma is full of wheat and slightly hopped. The mouthfeel is on the thinner side but not really watered down. The taste is sour and citrusy with a strong dose of wheat and dry hops at the end. Eh, nothing overly special about it. It would be an adequate relief on a hot day.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glassand received a small but frothy head that took its time going away but left no lacings. Had a light gold outside with good cloudiness inside, decent citrus smell, not too much, and I would put in the orange class, maybe a hint of pineapple but not too sweet like banana or sour like lemon. The taste is a tad hoppy, the yeast hitting the tongue, but mostly it is a medium-bodied brew that goes down smooth with a sour citrusy taste. I could session this, but I am not a huge fan of this.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger white head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color, ton of yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Citrus and yeast nose. Flavor is lemon and yeast. Light peppery finish. $1.95 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle

Appearance – Hazy yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, bananas, lemons, cloves/coriander

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste breads/grains mixed with bananas and some lemon juice/zest. There is also a fair amount of clove/coriander spice flavour. The beer finishes with a lemony spicy aftertaste.

Overall – Another Troegs beer with a nice balanced taste. It wasn't anything ground breaking, but the flavour was nice and it was really easy to drink. I wouldn't go out of my to find it, but I wouldn't turn one away if offered.

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Photo of weeare138
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Standard Tap...
Appears a hazy light gold with a small white cap that fizzles into a small bubbly film.
Smell seems like a mix between a hefe & wit. Lots of bubblegum, bananas, and wheat, with a bit of clove, coriander, and pepper.
Taste is of the same mix with a mild doughyness to it and perhaps the ever slightness of sulpher that isn't too noticable.
Drinkability is good. A nice brew that I hope to see more of in the future.

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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 beerthulhu
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a cloudy, pale straw color with a fluffy white head that left a modest rim lacing.

S: lemons, bananas, wheat, and light cloves, no surprises here.

T: The initial flavor had some sour citrus and yeastiness along with a light wheaty flavor. Thee was a slight dry caramel sweetness that seemed a bit odd and out of place per style.

M: lightly carbonated, with some crewy and creaminess from the wheat.

D: Worth a try, not your traditional wheat flavor, unique.

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

12oz. bottle poured into a hefe glass. Thanks to funkyaudio for this one!

(A)- Pours a hazy/cloudy golden yellow color. Produced a nice white fluffy head. Decent retention & lace.

(S)- A nice dry earth aspect with clove, banana, and wheat notes.

(T)- Same as the smell. A nice dry, slightly earthy clove, banana, lemon, and wheat.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Dry, yet fruity and refreshing.

(D)- A nice crisp and refreshing beer for the spring and summertime. Nothing too special, but enjoyable for sure.

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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 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 Immortale25
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. Bottleneck says 101513.

A- Pours a clean light amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Sudsy semi-resilient lacing.

S- Rich, yeasty aroma with lots of banana and clove notes. Also plenty of sweet wheat and a bit of alcohol. So drinkable.

T- Solid wheat flavor with notes of bubble gum, more banana and flower (rose?) water. Pretty sweet with minimal alcohol taste and lots of spice.

M- Semi-bright with a milky thickness. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- One of the first beers that made me realize I love a well done full-flavored wheat beer. The low score it carries is criminal.

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

A-Hazy honey with a moderate head that retains fairly well. Light lacing.

S-Sweet with plentiful amounts of Hefe yeast. Citrus peel and other fruits. Clearly some spice too.

T-I personally think this beer tastes like liquid Bazooka bubblegum. It truly tastes just like pink gum. Must be the yeast. Aside from the gum is a lingering spice finish. A bit doughy in terms of the malt.

M-Not the lightest feel I have come across in the specific style. I wouldn't call this watery. Lighter carbonation. Bubbles are there but they aren't potent. A bit slick.

O/D-Too much bubblegum flavor. Not my favorite beer and I could definitely see this becoming undesirable after the second or third. Not a huge fan.

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Photo of barczar
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is wheaty and citrusy, with a huge clove punch. Notes of sour lemon and orange pith emerge.

Flavor is wheat dominant, becoming biscuity malt dominant in the finish. Muddled citrus and clove add character early, but aren't as pronounced as in aroma. Banana surfaces late. Seems a little watery.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a cloudy golden orange color with about an inch white head. Head retention and lacing is average. It smells mostly like bananas and cloves, with a bit of lemon and pepper in there too. Taste is the same as the aroma. Tastes mainly like banana and clove with some lemon and pepper also noticable. Mouthfeel/body is light, but it seems a bit thin to me. Carbonation is light but fizzy. Drinkability is good, it goes down very easy and would be pretty sessionable on a hot day. I think this is a decent beer, not too bad at all!

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Photo of tigg924
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: orange yellow, cloudy, medium head, medium carbonation

Smell: wheat, banana, and vanilla

Taste: This one follows the smell wheat, banana, and vanilla

Mouthfeel: smooth, with a tart middle, and sweet finish--medium bodied

Drinkability: I would have this again...This is a decent wheat, similar to some German wheat beers I have had

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Photo of rfgetz
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed golden orange with decent cap of white head and some nice retention. Scent is filled with whiffs of yeast, banana and clove, much stronger than many American Pale Wheat's. Taste again brings aggressive notes of yeast, banana and clove with a decent fresh grain and straw taste. Medium bodied, bubbly and dry finish. A good beer, slightly more aggressive than others in the style.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a few Troeg beers from my local shop.

A - Nice golden color. Sort of like a Pilsner.
S - Citrus and slight hops pine smell.
T - Hit me harshly like a Pilsner at first but after initial taste the next rounded out a slight bitter pale ale with wheat flavor.
M - Kind of harsh for 4.8 percent but it was pretty smooth.
D - I could finish a few but I would rather enjoy another Hopback, Magic hat #9, or my initial choice a victory Golden Monkey.

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

Purchased at some random bodega in the East Village.

light bright yellow color, small head, nice looking wheat beer.
smells of orange, and a faint sweetness.
This tastes very good, a nice refreshing wheat beer, perfect on a warm day, like today !
Mouthfeel is easy and crisp, with citrus present.
An above average wheat beer, will buy again.

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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 DefenCorps
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into my hefeweizen glass

A: Beautiful golden yellow with a massive, billowing white head with excellent retention. Tons of carbonation. Very pretty.

S: Refreshing with wheat, a hint of lemon and a mild bubblegum note. Spices are also present with clove and maybe, some nutmeg?

T: Spicy with clove and a little bit of pepper and a mild fruitiness with a dry finish. The balance between the fruitiness, spice and the wheat is not quite where I'd like it to be but this is good stuff.

M: Great carbonation and great finish

D: This is not my most favorite of styles but this goes down and easy

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

12oz bottle poured into a pint

A muddled burnt orange body with a one+ finger bone white head that left some very delicate lacing here and there. Little to no carbonation visible.

Smells of banana, clove, lemon, bready yeast, and a bit of pepper.

There is a nice hop bite that comes through on the palate along with all of the flavors mentioned above. A rather flavorful offering.

Light on the carbonaton and a somewhat thin body for the style.

This is very drinkable and is a excellent choice for a flavorful session beer.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into pint glass
A - slightly hazy golden wheat color, with minimal head
S - grassy, wheat, and a little citrus in the nose
T - grainy taste, wheat bread. spicy finish
M - higher carbonation level. thicker body than expected
D - pretty drinkable, a nice summer beer

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Photo of DrJay
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow with bright white, rocky foam. Decent head retention with a bit of lacing. Banana and lemon in the aroma, along with a bit of clove. Same in the flavour along with crackery wheat and bread. Nice texture, smooth body with lively carbonation. Great drinkability. Solid and tasty.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in my Oberon weizen. Poured a hazy, straw gold with a two-inch rocky white head that subsided into a thin, consistent cap. Virtually no lacing adhered during the session. Scent of wheat and citrus. Taste consistent with nose, and also a little grassy. Light and lively mouthfeel with a clean finish. Not overly complex, but went down easy. Excellent summer offering.

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Photo of maximum12
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to stormking47 for dropping this bottle on me during Secret Santa '10. Poured into the gorgeous Dream Weaver glass sent by the same fine BA. Bottled 11/24/10 - awesome both that it's so fresh & tip 'o the cap to Troegs for daring to date their bottles.

Pours classic wheat, a pale yellow much the color of my skin after a never-ending Minnesota winter. Lovely & hazed. Smell spills wheat, grasslands, & citrus, a nudge of sweet malts.

Dream Weaver works the wheat angle hard. Backing instrumentals include orange, that dose of soft malts evident in the nose, citrus, banana, touch of spice, too. The malts balance off the wheats in this beer perfectly, allowing it to rise above a pack of a very mediocre style.

Very good beer. Why can't more brewers put in the time & effort to construct solid, drinkable, tasty, low ABV brews? Too tough to hide any flaws? I'd love to see people ploy the low end of the spectrum as thoroughly as the 10% plus is being exploited; this one would be a good place to start.

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Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat from Tröegs Brewing Company
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