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Agave Wheat - Breckenridge Brewery

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Ratings: 925
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 24
Gots: 157 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: tgbljb on 01-24-2008

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Ratings: 925 | Reviews: 241
Reviews by NODAK:
Photo of NODAK
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This smells a lot like any other wheat beer, in that it has a citrus and wheat quality to the nose...although there is a small sweetness to it as well.

The beer's taste isn't all that remarkable though it is pretty drinkable. It starts off like most any other wheat beer, pretty clean and with a hint of citrus...but then the sweetness, which is kind of different in taste and I'll assume comes from the agave, comes in and makes its presence known. It isn't an overpowering sweetness, though it grows a bit throughout the drink. Certainly not distracting and not bad. There's some wheat on the backend as would be expected and a little dryness. Clean.

It's a fair beer. Tastes pretty good, though it isn't going to blow anybody away. It's combination of sweetness and wheat beer will at least make it different in a way.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
2.48/5  rDev -26.8%
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.

Photo of Jason
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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.

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.

Photo of Mora2000
3.41/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Photo of pat61
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

I bought this on grand opening day from a big box wine chain store. Some earthy fruit on the nose, a hint of mustiness and a shot of skunk. Pours hazy, murky straw under a ½” off-white foam cap that quickly dissipates to a thick film. I try to swirl off the skunk but it still interferes with the big fruity flavors over white wonder bread that lead to a tart finish and a suspicion of wet cardboard. Well carbonated with a very creamy medium body. My rating gives this beer the benefit of the doubt, assuming that some of the flaws in my bottle derived from mishandling. My rating gives this beer the benefit of the doubt, assuming that some of the flaws I tasted derived from mishandling by the big box retailer and not by brewing mistakes.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Photo of mocktm
3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into pint, dig the skull logo with the sombrero.

Pours a straw yellow with a bit of a hazy nature. Mundane chalk white head forms, then quickly rescinds leaving next to nothing in the lacing department.

Nose gives off aromas almost like tequila with some wheat and light fruit accents. Pretty unique...

A strange sweet and sour sensation overtakes my palate immediately, I guess that's the agave? Lemon citrus and honey undertones accompany the wheat in the finish. Pretty well balanced, although a bit funky.

Mouthfeel is reasonably light and appropriate for this type of beer. Enjoyable summer brew despite lack of carbonation.

Definitely interesting, although I'd say a bit of a novelty. I probably won't ever buy it again, but its certainly worth a try.

Photo of ianjsullivan
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

ST: 12oz poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy gold with ample carbonation. It has a thick white head that leaves lacing.

S: The aroma is not impressive. There is some citrus (lemon and lime) and a bit of malt (in fact it has more of a malt aroma then I expected).

T: Sour and tangy citrus start this beer off. Some biscuit and (what I think is) agave (with slight lime) arrives on the finish.

M: Medium body (ample carbonation keeps the beer from being heavy) and on the drier side.

O: It has a pleasant twang of sourness and a hint of lime that is refreshing. Ample carbonation keeps the beer light, and it is smooth. I was expecting a lot more from the agave nectar, which seemed like a very unique and exciting addition to a wheat beer. However, the result is on the average side. As the beer warms, the flavor of agave nectar becomes more pronounced, but it still does not offer a completely unique wheat experience. This is a refreshing beer that matches warm weather and salad (with feta cheese) well.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a strange)

A- This beer pours a murky dried orange peel color with a mass of big bubbles settling to a thin film and a slow carbonation.

S- The clean aroma has a hint of raw grain and a sanitary quality in the finish.

T- The woody field corn flavor with a hint of wheat bread growing to a dry finish and an odd little tang in the finish.

M- The light mouthfeel has a crisp fizz to it.

O- the light thin beer has an odd tang to it that might be agave flavor but it is a bit too soft to tell. There are some wheat hint s but not much.

Photo of SithStatus
3.72/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a good wheat beer by a great brewery.
On the nose: wheat, citrus, floral
On the palate: well rounded wheat, crisp, slight sweetness, light but flavorful

This beer is not going to knock your socks off but give it try if you haven't had it. Solid win for Breckenridge...

Photo of Brenden
3.97/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A lightly hazed pale goled-orange in color, this brew develops a light, creamy off-white head just under a finger tall that has pretty good but not great retention and leaves some spotty lacing as it drops.
The nose is as light as the style would dictate, but not thin or lacking much. The wheat throws down a solid backbone for a lightly floral and herbal hoppiness balanced by a very gentle and sort of natural sweetness. It's an interesting profile and a good one.
The taste does follow suit to a T. Wheat is solid, hops are light but present, balance is there from the sweetness combined with the wheat. This is a nice brew, not bland or lacking flavor like some APWAs (which I believe it is).
Particularly for style, this beer actually has a pretty body to it, with some depth that while light doesn't feel remotely thin. It's not heavy but it has a full creaminess to it yet still has a crispness and, unlike so many of its like, is actually genuinely refreshing. The finish is very quick, but it's a good feel.

Photo of biboergosum
3.93/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

16oz glass at Aviator's sports bar in Hall B of Denver International, during layover hell and, coincidentally, the Broncos game that I've been hearing about all week.

This beer appears a cloudy, medium apricot amber hue, with one thick finger of puffy and frothy off-white head, which leaves some dense snow rime lace around the glass after exhibiting some stellar retention.

It smells of bready, doughy wheat malt, orange rind, soft coriander, earthy yeast, and a mild hard water flintiness. The taste is gritty, grainy wheat, a bit of caramel, softer orange and white grapefruit peel, a simple syrup sweetness, mildly sour yeast, and muddled earthy spices.

The carbonation is mild, and gently lilting, with no real fizz, the body a rounded medium weight, quite smooth, and a touch creamy. It finishes off-dry, with a general sweet fruitiness.

A fairly tasty, well-made wheat beer, full-flavoured, and not too sweet. I guess the agave adjunct is more about helping the body out, or something, if I recall the Breckenridge episode I just watched on repeat for the past 4 days at GABF.

Photo of mbratt93
3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Blue moon without the nasty after taste. So basically just a better blue moon.

Photo of pmcadamis
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I tried this one at a Guatemalan restaurant in Champaign, IL.

A - This one glows with orange Sunny D luminescence. It's really turbid and funky, which I quite like, and it looks a lot like some sort of fruit smoothie. Not a whole helluva lot of head or lace, but the thickness and color are great.

S - Pulped orange juice, guava, banana, and honeydew melon. This is far beyond fruity in the traditional beer sense, this is fruity in a orange/mango/peach smoothy sort of way. Nice and breakfasty.

T - The flavor follows the nose. Tons of fresh melon, peach, and banana flavors with mango and orange juice being the two predominate forces.

M - Thick and slushy. This is acidic like orange juice, and pulpy too. Nice!

D - Killer. This is an A+ beer to have with the Guatemalan breakfast (fried eggs, black beans, fruit salad, and fried plantains), or any other pancake or egg-based feast. This is a very unique brew that I enjoyed immensely, and this could make a lovely summer session brew for a hot sticky day.

Photo of secondtooth
3.72/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy yellow, with fine fizzy white head. No visible lace here.

Malty, yeasty nose. Sweet rolls, honey.

Smooth taste, clean wheat character. The agave seems to give this one a clean, syrupy undertone. And although this may seem a bad thing, this beer is a pleasant, session drinker. There's not a lot of depth here, but not bad, by any means.

Photo of tjsdomer2
2.41/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: I'll give this some credit. This pale yellow beer has some ok lacing as well. Not much foam though.

Smell: Some nice fruity notes at first. Unfortunately, this does not balance that well. Some definite sour notes as well. I have to same I'm not that impressed overall.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Some decent fruitiness at first. But the aftertaste is pretty bad. Overall this tastes like tequila. Mouthfeel has a bit of yeastiness but is kind of like flat soda water.

Drinkability: A lack of balance dooms this beer.

Overall: A great idea with so-so execution.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy yellow-gold beneath a creamy white head that holds well and leaves more than ample lacing.

Smell: Unique. Sweetish, but soft. Slightly honey-ish. Mildly wheaty. And fruity... perhaps apple and soft citrus, even melon. I guess that's the agave. Interesting.

Taste: The flavor follows the aroma, with a bit more lime-like citrus flavor and acidity. It's sweet, but also somewhat tart, and perhaps I'm imagining it, but also a little salty. Overall it's very balanced though. The bitterness is kept in check, and although it's always present, even into the salty finish, it never really steps out.

Mouthfeel: Medium with a dextrinous side and a lightly zesty carbonation that foams up as it warms.

Drinkability: I could drink a few of these. I might not make it past three, but I'd probably think I would like to during the first one, and possibly into the second. That may be because it's kind of odd and compelling (which interests me), but it's at least also a little bit because it's kind of refreshing. The finish is dry, and also kind of salty. It makes me thirsty for more.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light yellow with not much head. The smell was dominated by the wheat with some sweet notes to compliment. The flavor is subtle but enjoyable, a wheat start, with the sweet notes following with a very mellow aftertaste. The mouthfeel was light, with a nice amount of carbonation, not much depth of flavor, but had enough to make this beer enjoyable. A light refreshing summer beer, great for sipping on a hot day.

Photo of cjgator3
3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A- Pours a hazy golden orange color with yeast at the bottom of the bottle added into the glass.

S- The aroma is pale wheat malt and some sweetness from the agave nectar.

T- The taste is malt up front with a mild sweetness and a touch of hops in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodies with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this is a solid wheat beer that I enjoyed. Would be a perfect beer when you want something lighter with more flavor than the typical macro lager.

Photo of McNealc31
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy gold at least lets you know it's unfiltered. Nose is very floral. There's the wheat, some apricot, and a lot of sweetness from the Agave. The finish is dryer than I anticipated. Light and crisp, but the dryness detracts from what would be a great summer quencher.

The agave at least gives it some character, but there isn't much flavor here. It's pretty tame.

Photo of tempest
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears slightly hazy yellow with a thin white head, no lacing. The aroma has a sweet, fruity note with toast and wheat. The flavor is a touch dry with a sweet honey-like taste from the agave. There's a bit of wheat in there too. Not a great beer, but refreshing and worth a try if you're into American wheats.

Photo of mcgreentx
3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A= light hazy yellow with a slight/modest head

S= not potent- very faint with some honey/lemon

T= slightly sweet but still dry. The agave sweetness was noticeable but not overbearing. Some light lemon flavor

M= mildly dry yet still sweet and the sweetness pronounced after drinking

D= yummy for dinner/snacks- very drinkable.

Serving type: tap

Photo of kyleelton
2.43/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Not the biggest fan of wheats, but I like one every now and then, especially if something is different about it. I've never had an agave beer before so I thought I'd give it a try.

The poor is cloudy and golden. What I usually like to see in a wheat beer. Decent head.

Not getting a lot of smell, but I attribute that to the other overpowering food smells in the restaurant.

Mouthfeel is fine. About what I expected. Certainly not watery.

Very disappointed in the taste. I don't know what I was expecting, but it I at least thought I'd get the sweat citrusy taste of a wheat or cloves. Its mostly bready tasting like a lager and very little sweetness.

I can see this being popular with people being introduced to craft beers, but it lacks the complexity I was hoping for.

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Agave Wheat from Breckenridge Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 925 ratings.