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Agave Maria - The Lost Abbey

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Ratings: 457
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 14.46%
Wants: 54
Gots: 97 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  13.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dwagner003 on 03-26-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Using a blend of Anejo and Reposado barrels and aged for a minimum of ten months, Agave Maria has hints of black pepper, sweet sugar, oatmeal, and oak with an earthy, bitter smoked chocolate on the finish. The base beer, a new Agave strong ale, was created specifically to pair with the spiciness of the Tequila, adding a sweet honey-like quality to the beer.
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look is a murky brown like dirty pond water. The tequila Smell is very faint only apparent when first opened. Musty ,raisins . Weird earth smell. Almost like a tomato juice smell. Taste is tart and old wild contaminated yeast. Huge Cabbage flavor. I think this beer has turned it must have turned and gone off. Overall I would only drink this if it was fresh from brewery.

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look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

375ml bottle poured into tulip.

A- Pours a dark slightly purplish brown that appears opaque in the glass, not much head forms and what does quickly recedes, carbonation seems decent, white yeasty sediment specks floating around.

S- Strong barrel presence dominates the nose with tequila, oak, agave nectar giving a fairly vegetal presence with a little bit of brussel sprouts, rotten wood, underlying raisins. Overall very different with the tequila and agave giving off a very different aroma that I've never encountered in a beer. Interesting but not a fan at all.

T- Again strong barrel presence with sharp and slightly boozy tequila balanced with a just as strong agave presence. The tequila and agave almost completely cut out the base beer of raisins, toffee, etc. which is a shame because the base actually seems pretty tasty albeit a bit boozy. Overall not as vegetal as the nose, definitely unique, but still not my cup of tea.

M- Carbonation on the low side but decent for beer, about average body for the style, a bit on the boozy side with a little alcohol burn showing the 13.5%.

O- This was an interesting try but definitely not my cup of tea. After trying this beer I'm not sure if I'm sure if I like agave and tequila in a beer, although it definitely adds some unique tastes. Definitely not something I'll be picking up again, might be better with some age on it though.

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look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Dark brown purple pour. No head at all. Almost no carb. No lacing.

Smells like Cola and tequila, but not awful like those two sound together. Some maraschino and plum.

Tastes very sweet. Grape jelly, maple and tequila.

Mouthfeel is syrup-y. Coats the tongue.

I would like this better with more carb, drier and some hop character.

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Agave Maria from The Lost Abbey
90 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.