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Agave Wheat - Breckenridge Brewery

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747 Ratings

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Ratings: 747
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 14
Gots: 52 | 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:
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(Beer added by: tgbljb on 01-24-2008)
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-02-2014 04:07:23 | More by paulish
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03-15-2014 06:46:27 | More by AHeaston8
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

09-06-2012 02:06:39 | More by Caskaway
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South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-06-2013 00:42:19 | More by ADTaber
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South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

10-12-2012 20:08:43 | More by Chucker17
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

12-02-2012 19:21:00 | More by bugiscooby03
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

06-15-2014 00:57:08 | More by ThaHealer
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-23-2014 03:57:06 | More by zachgroves
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-24-2013 18:12:56 | More by BRD14
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-02-2014 19:01:30 | More by drbenderdo
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

04-02-2013 00:12:53 | More by spants
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

12-08-2012 06:47:38 | More by ctrevino
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3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Light in color but opaque orangish color.

S- a very fruity smell to the beer. You could smell that the beer was going to almost be sweet. Additionally, the agave played games with your mind and almost has you believing you need a lime and salt to drink it.

T- No hop flavors at all. The beer is very light and again, the agave has a very distinct taste. The flavors included a citrus blend

F- The beer is light on the tounge and no necessarily watery, but smooth to consume

D- This is a beer you want to try, but I wouldn't be the one to drink a 6-pack of it. The flavors are so strong I would almost say, after the first, you are done, but happy you tried it.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

12-17-2010 06:03:03 | More by Anthony88
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3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Unfiltered wheat ale brewed with agave nectar

hazy blonde tangerine

sour & herbal (over ripe orange blossom)

light and fast spritz

thin and almost watery

fresh herbal 'hop' with tart, almost sour, wheat...

This beer has a fresh zing, and is wet enough to be thirst quenching. This yeast flavour is more like a light lager than a heffeweizen. This might be a suitable lawn mowing beer.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

01-24-2012 04:28:54 | More by c1377
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3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: poured vigourously into a weizen glass. eagerly awaiting a fluffy white head, but all i got was one finger's worth, and it died away quickly. color is orange straw.

S: wheat, and a little sweet (not sure -- agave?)

T: wheat, lemon, touch of honey. there's a sweet/sour quality to the finish.

M: light/medium body, bit of bite from the carbonation. i'd expect a little more carbonation here. the finish is a little sticky, as well.

O: not sure i'd drink a sixer of this, but on a hot summer day, it's a nice beer.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

06-19-2011 23:54:50 | More by beals
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3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Cloudy Orange Yellow. Decent Head. Looks delicious.

Smell: Smells fruity but there's another smell there I can't put my finger on. It's a little off-putting

Taste: Little bitterness. Wheat aftertaste that's pretty short. Mild fruity sweetness. Luckily the smell isn't a spoiler here.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and light.

Drinkability: I would likely pass this up for another wheat beer. I think it's mostly the smell that detracts for me.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

03-09-2011 03:18:49 | More by thatlongname
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New York

3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Two inch, rocky white head drops almost instantly, leaving no lacing over a clear, light gold beer.

The aroma is that of hay with light pepper and some wet cardboard. Rather uninspired.

Sweet with some acid and a light, bitter aftertaste. This one is about the same as other Agaves.

Light bodied with a watery texture, soft carbonation and some astringency.

A sessionable beer even from a tulip glass, but probably better suited to a frat party. While easy to consume, I find no reason to try this, or any other Agave beers for that matter.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

04-01-2012 21:11:14 | More by SLeffler27
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3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a small head. Smell is mild, a touch of grains. Taste is also mild, the wheat is present, with some mild notes of agave. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a fairly good beer.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

08-08-2010 17:34:26 | More by tone77
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New Jersey

3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A - cloudy golden color, not seeing through glass due to cloudiness from the wheat? Great lacing.
S - upfront got strawberry notes
T - ok, dry notes on tongue from wheat, sweet taste from?
M - Well balanced no notable hops
O - nice quenching beer on a hot day, sweetness not coming from agave?

Serving type: on-tap
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

05-05-2014 17:38:12 | More by beer272
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3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Breckenridge's Agave Wheat is brewed in the style of a Pale Wheat Ale with Agave nectar added, although it's listed here as an herbed/spiced ale, I'd argue that it isn't that far off from a pale wheat ale to count. No bottle date, purchased on discount at Smokerise Bottle Shoppe.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served north of 55º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a white crispy head over a mildly hazy golden amber body with ample relaxed carbonation and below average retention. Lacing is not to be found. Looks aren't the prime winner in this beer, and I was frankly surprised by the poor head quality despite being a wheat-based beer. 2.5

(Smell) Smells very much like a pale wheat ale. There's a bit of bitter grassy notes and sourness in the aroma, with a musty wheat base. Smells a bit unclean and old. The body seems a bit shallow and potency is shallow as well. 2.75

(Taste) Flavor is a bit more focused than the aroma, with a moderate wheat malt base and a notable agave sweetness, not too overdone, either. A faded citrus note is a welcome perk in addition to the malty body, but a more dominant citrus hop base would be truly ideal to pair with the agave nectar. There's not a lot going on beyond the malt sweetness and wheat base, but for a simple beer, this one is drinkable and the sweetness doesn't go overboard. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Mild chewy aroma with a very faint carbonation presence, a touch of sticky resin, and a slightly moist finish. Body is medium/high for the style, and medium overall. Alcohol presence is well concealed. It could have balanced out better with a little spritz in the carbonation. 3.25

(Overall) Despite some initial suspicions that this wouldn't go too well. I'm still contempt with labeling this a pale wheat ale, but it's a bit heavier bodied as a result of the Agave sweetness, yet remains simple and drinkable without being too heavy a drinker. 3

Breckenridge Brewery's
Agave Wheat

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

04-27-2013 00:06:28 | More by Jadjunk
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3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance - best part of this beer. Yellow, somewhat hazy, decent head and lacing.
Smell - some lemon, yeast, wheat malt; it's okay, I guess.
Taste - average, fairly refreshing, but you can do better.
Feel - too light, weak carbonation for a beer so light, not very good
Overall - ho hum...I won't have again, but if you like the style, then the price point is good.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

09-09-2013 02:48:09 | More by DenverHopHead
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West Virginia

3.15/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with very little head, decent lacing. Perhaps a little thin for a wheat beer.

Smell is typical wheat beer- little sweet, bit if citrus, getting a little bit of sour earthy tones.

Taste is a little light for a wheat beer. Getting some citrus notes, The balance seems a little off. Wheat and malt lingers on the back end.

Mouthfeel is average, maybe a little bit too much carbonation.

Pretty drinkable beer, except it leaves a slightly unbalanced after taste.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

02-26-2011 23:09:20 | More by Treyliff
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3.15/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours a very hazy pale gold (it is unfiltered) with a 1/4 inch snow white head. A pretty typical appearance for an American wheat beer. Sweet wheat malt aromas mixed with aromatics from some sort of lemony fruit. Maybe this is from the agave?

In the mouth, a lightly sweet wheat malt imparts a light crispness. It starts out quite dry in the mouth too. There's a lime-like flavor in there which I am assuming is the agave nectar. It still finishes clean and crisp but with just a hint of stickiness in the aftertaste.

The addition of agave is interesting to be sure and does save this beer from still being just another limp American wheat beer. But it doesn't make it great. Extra credit for trying something different. I wouldn't have thought of agave in a million years. I will say that this is a cut above your average American wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

10-17-2008 01:49:57 | More by ViveLaChouffe
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3.14/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It seems that everyone is drinking Breckenridge Vanilla Porter this summer, but I was surprised to find their agave wheat beer, and I had to try it. There's the wheat and broad sweetness in the smell, and the taste is full of the wheat with the touch of agave, which doesn't add much in terms of flavor but does seem to provide an unbalanced sweetness, which seems to be the main problem with this one. Mouthfeel is relatively dry, with moderate thickness and a sticky aftertaste. Overall, it doesn't offer much, and again, it's too sweet and too sticky for me to drink in a session and not interesting enough to seek out again.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

08-03-2013 23:27:52 | More by DeFaz
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3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I picked up a bottle of Breckenridge's Agave Wheat last week for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. I was looking for one more beer to fill my six pack and this bottle caught my eye so I decided to give it a chance, lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Weizen glass.

A- I like the label on this beer a lot, it's well done and very eye catching, good marketing. It poured a nice slightly orange golden yellow color that took on more of an orange color when held to the light and it had two fingers worth of white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and left some spotty lacing. This beer looks ok.

S- The aroma starts off with lots of wheat which has a higher amount of medium sweetness and impart some wheaty and grainy aromas. Next comes a little bit of spice followed by a fruit aroma with orange rinds sticking out the most. The aroma is pretty typical for a wheat beer and it smells very similar to Oberon, but where's the Agave, it's ok.

T- The taste is similar to the aroma, but it isn't nearly as fruity. It starts off with lots of wheat which has a high amount of medium sweetness and impart some wheat, grass, and grain flavors. After that I get a really slight amount of orange rind, followed by a medium amount of spices. Towards the end it tastes a little watery with a low amount of bitterness and a sweet watery wheat aftertaste. This was an average tasting wheat beer, none of the flavors popped, it turned out pretty bland and not what I was expecting.

M- Fairly smooth, crisp, medium bodied, with a higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was pretty typical for a wheat beer but the carbonation could have been toned down just a little.

Overall I wasn't impressed with this beer and I thought that it was a pretty average example of a Wheat beer, the flavors were pretty bland and I didn't get any of the agave that was advertised which was a big let down. This beer had ok drinkability, it was fairly smooth and crisp, but that flavors couldn't hold my attention at all, one is enough, I want something that delivers what they advertise. What I liked most about this beer was the appearance and the aroma, they were both a little better then average. What I liked least about this beer was the bland flavors and the fact that the agave didn't show up in the aroma and taste at all and that should have been showcased in this beer. I wouldn't buy this beer again, I would much rather have an Oberon, I don't recommend giving this beer a try, it's a waste of agave. This is the second beer I have had from Breckenridge and it was another unimpressive and average at best beer just like their Lucky U IPA, I am still down to try another beer from them, but it better be a good one if they want to hold my interest, so far I'm not impressed with them.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

05-26-2012 03:48:14 | More by StoutHunter
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