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Agave Maria - The Lost Abbey

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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 14.11%
Wants: 40
Gots: 85 | FT: 16
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:
A strong ale brewed with agave syrup and aged in tequila barrels.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 03-26-2014)
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

BubalooBrewMaster, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

mikeburd1128, Aug 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

firstlighthiker, Aug 25, 2014
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3.15/5  rDev -22%

Pours a dull mahogany hue a murky clarity. Nose is vegetal and vinous with a hint of sour milk. Taste is interesting - tannic, acidic, agave nectar and raisins are most prevalent in the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body and acidic with a residual alcohol burn at the finish. Overall - this is just a weird beer. Not bad, but not my thing.

Jwale73, Aug 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

Aisha, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%

Reviewed from notes. 375ml C&C bottle.

A: Pours a light brown with a light tan head which fades to the rim and leaves spotty lace.

N: Spices, sweet caramel, faint tequila booze, aged oak, fruity.

T: Well balanced, aged woody tequila with malty sweetness and raisins/fruity. ABV is noted.

M: Full body and light carbonation. Finishes sweetly sticky with boozy heat and lingering fruits.

O: I really enjoyed this one. Go slow, take your time as this warms. Wish it wasn't so spendy.

wethorseblanket, Aug 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

lukasz, Aug 18, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +6.9%

aquazr1, Aug 17, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +18.8%

DylanMH, Aug 17, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -5.9%

brotherloco, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

The Lost Abbey's Agave Maria, "malt beverage" brewed with agave syrup, and aged in Tequila barrels. 13.5% ABV.

A: Nice haze escaping the bottle. Pours a nice tamarind color. Just a little head, fades quickly. Decent arc of tiny-bubbled lacing, holds well. Deep tamarind-brown, with tons of grey sediment lining the bottom of the glass. Dirty yellow "cigarette in water" color in the dimple, also showing quite a bit of sediment.

S: Agave nectar prominent. Candyish sap. Slight oak and lime notes. Some subtle spice. Slight Reposado/Anejo notes.

T/MF: Reposado-ish flavor dominates the palate. Very dry agave flavor. More subtle lime. Sour molasses.

While an interesting concept, and I had to try it, since I haven't come across any other Tequila barrel aged beers, it's not as good as I'd hoped, and at $17, I would not buy it again. I get the feeling a Tequila barrel aged beer could be done much better. Maybe, they didn't did good barrels?

Poured from a 12.7 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

TruePerception, Aug 15, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +5%

Nrhurd, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

mendvicdog, Aug 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

mcsauter82, Aug 09, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer is murky and chestnut brown with a filmy tan collar. The aroma brings oak, cherry, vanilla, heat. Similar flavor with some tequila like notes in the flavor. A tad sweet, finishing with a tangy, oak, slightly tannic note. Vinous. Flavorful. I like this one. An interesting beer.

Huhzubendah, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

InfernoBoss, Aug 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

afsdan, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

zekeman17, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

diamond_mind, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

ironchefkook, Aug 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

hilgart1, Aug 04, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

375ml bottle poured into an Idle Hands tulip.

A - Cloudy, particulate filled body with a dark brown color. A thin white collar is all that is formed on a semi-aggressive pour. No lacing.

S - Wow...this is boozy on the nose! Practically straight tequila. Throw in a little brown sugar, burnt sugar and vanilla and you pretty much have it all here. I really get no beery aromas here - straight tequila and barrel.

T - Pretty much the same as the aroma. Tequila (good tequila anyway) up front and throughout to the finish. Very smooth, not at all boozy or harsh (as tequila can be) but with a noticeable warmth tending towards a burn at the finish and beyond. There is some sweet malt underneath that I think is smoothing things out, vanilla and burnt sugar...a bit crème brulee-ish...certainly dessert worthy.

M - Smooth tequila, warm and noticeably alcoholic. Medium/full body with a low, creamy carbonation like many Lost Abbey beers...just barely alive.

O - Nice dessert beer. Certainly recommend sharing the bottle. Feels, smells and tastes more like a shot of tequila than a beer. Not a beer to have before driving. Trying to finish this one by myself...not sure it is going to happen. I like this, but not something I need a lot of...especially before heading to bed on a work night.

portia99, Aug 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

ericchalifour, Aug 03, 2014
Agave Maria from The Lost Abbey
90 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.