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Agave Wheat - Breckenridge Brewery

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239 Reviews

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Reviews: 239
Hads: 977
Avg: 3.39
pDev: 31.27%
Wants: 27
Gots: 189 | 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:
Beer added by: tgbljb on 01-24-2008

Agave complements the refreshingly light quality of our wheat and adds a subtle note of flavor that expands this beer’s uplifting taste profile. It is familiar, yet creative.
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Reviews by shangwang:
Photo of shangwang
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured with a beautiful golden amber color that almost looked two-toned in the glass. Very cloudy with little head; less than a finger of bright white foam which was gone in a few seconds and barely came back when agitated. Very strong smells- some apricot present and an overwelming sourness akin to sourdough bread. After seeing and smelling Agave Wheat I expected some strong tastes, but didn't quite get them. There was the wheatiness that comes with unfiltered wheat beers and sour fruit that matched the smell, but I was hoping for an even stronger showing of sour fruit based on the smell. Nevertheless it was still good and it finished with a lingering tartness that I enjoyed. Definitely had some zip of carbonation to it. Mouthfeel was fairly watery and light. Very drinkable- the rest of the 6 pack will be easy to put down while sitting at the beach in the next few days. Tasty and somewhat unique- definitely worth a try.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mojohawk21
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.76/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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2.78/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Firefox13
4/5  rDev +18%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

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.

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Photo of generallee
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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4.01/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.19/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.6/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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.

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Agave Wheat from Breckenridge Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.