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Agave Wheat - Breckenridge Brewery

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Agave WheatAgave Wheat

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844 Ratings

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Ratings: 844
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 18
Gots: 91 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tgbljb on 01-24-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Lauthaha:
Photo of Lauthaha
3.98/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I opened up the bottle about six inches away from my computer keyboard. This was unfortunate, as upon opening the bottle, it was as if somebody had thrown a Mentos into a diet Coke bottle. Foam EVERYWHERE. Terrifying. Covering my legs, dripping sweet honey-beer down my legs onto the tile floor, but narrowly missing the keyboard directly. *shaking head* I can't help thinking that this is going to skew my view of this beer.

Appearance: A beautiful honey-golden color, with visible yeast in the glass. A great-looking wheat beer. Head is light and vanishes quickly leaving only a ring around the edge of the glass on the surface of the beer. Very light lacing. Looks enticing.

Smell: Dry and yeasty, a blunt citrus force barrages the nostrils as a subtle tequila-esque scent burrows its way into the brain. The longer you sniff, the more ester you get...very intriguing, considering the low ABV of this beer.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Very light carbonation, the beer has a honey-like vibe going on 'feelwise' as well as 'tastewise.' Definitely a tequila feel to this guy. Finishes fairly wet with moderate sweetness and a slight sour tang from the agave. Not bad, not bad at all (though it's a little thick in my opinion).

Overall: Good. Definitely worth a try, especially for the novelty beer lover.

Lauthaha, Jun 02, 2011
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2.4/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy yellow orange with a medium white head that retains pretty well and laces the glass.

The aroma is lemoney fruit (agave?) and wheat.

The flavor is pretty bland - a little acidic fruit and some metallic malts. It improves some as it warms. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and watery.

Overall, this is not so good. FCB's Major Tom's is a much better beer in this style.

Beaver13, May 24, 2008
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iemailjack, Dec 09, 2011
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3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Milky hazed yellow, excellent head retention and showing of lace

SMELL: Bready, nutty, chalky yeast, cactus, vague spice, pears

TASTE: Crisp snap, lighter bodied, smooth, bready, doughy biscuits, obscure fruitiness, nutty, slightly bitter, dry, husky

Agave might be to vague to pick out but it does add an underlying layer that you know is foreign to beer. Not as drinkable as I expected but worth a try.

Jason, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of Billolick
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours clouded apricot, off white head, stays, thick collar, low sheeting and ample scattered lacing left on the glass.

Fruity but faint sniff.

Soft, smooth and moderatly fruity, wheat under belly. not sure what agave tastes like, so not sure if its in there. Pleasant enough wheat, in a fruity and refreshing sort of way. Nothing special, but just about worth a try.

Billolick, May 11, 2011
Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: bright yellow in color, minimal head, cloudy, moderate carbonation

Smell: citrus and wheat

Taste: citrus, wheat, and other fruits--possibly the agave

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweet

Drinkability I could have several of these, but not a six. The agave adds a sweet/tart/different taste that is good. I think this is one of Breckinridge's best and is certainly better than the couple other agave beers I have had.

tigg924, Jan 21, 2011
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3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma is grain with a little bit of sweetness, possibly from the agave. The flavor is pretty nice. I get some nice sweet notes from the agave and also get some fruity notes that closely resemble grapes. There is also some nice wheat and grain notes in the flavor. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Easy to drink.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appears a murky yeast derived chalky yellow golden, vibrant white head leaves behind thin lacing all around my pint glass. Aroma citrus sharp wheat notes with powdered yeast pack accents. Agave nectar I'm not quite sure how that's coming across in the taste, but the citrus and wheat notes strike me initially with soft yeast notes in the finish and an unique quality not a bad American pale wheat much better than the typical version. Mouthfeel is light carbonation is prickly and finishes with more citrus peel zestiness. Drinkability is okay especially in the summer months not sure if this is a seasonal offering or a year rounder but it's okay.

WVbeergeek, Apr 26, 2008
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Agave Wheat from Breckenridge Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 844 ratings.