Beer Review of Tröegs Dream Weaver by Lee Salawich
The second of the four Tröegs beers is the Dream Weaver Wheat Beer. I have to say, I’m not a huge fan of this style; I don’t get all of the coriander, orange peel, banana and clove scents or tastes mentioned by other reviewers. Witbiers just taste a bit “off” to me. It’s an intangible quality. As mentioned in other posts, darker and hoppier beers are more my fancy!
The Dream Weaver label is another miniature work of art; grains of wheat in the foreground, a tree in the background, with branches spelling “Tröegs.” The neckband indicates “Dream Weaver Wheat is an unfiltered splash of spicy mouthwatering joy.
“Pour ¾ of the bottle into a glass, swirl the bottle to invigorate the yeast and pour the remainder down the center of the glass.” Which I did. Dream Weaver pours a bright, sunny golden yellow carbonated bomb.
Bubbles rush to the top of the glass, and carbonation remains from start to finish.
There is a very miniscule white head that actually dissipated before I could snap the picture. The aroma is one of, well, beer, with an indistinguishable fruit scent. Dream Weaver has a very heavy mouth feel that lingers on the tongue long after the beverage is consumed, and there is almost zero lacing. It tastes like other wheat beers I’ve tried, which isn’t a bad thing, it’s just not my favorite beer variety.
At 4.8% ABV, this is certainly not as potent as their Java Head Stout. I can see drinking Dream Weaver on a hot summer day, perhaps after yard work or cutting the grass. (Notice how many times this is mentioned in The Brew Club posts? Maybe I should buy less beer and hire a lawn service.) I can also see this as a session beer for those who enjoy this style. Or, in other words, Dream Weaver, I believe you can get me through the night.
Dream Weaver rates a solid three stars. I wouldn’t rush out to buy it, but I wouldn’t give it away, either.