Agave Wheat - Breckenridge Brewery
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1.73/5 rDev -48.8%
Poured into a 12oz glass forming a nice yet shortlived head over a light honey colored body with lots of carbonation evident. Little to no lacing around the glass. This is an odd little beer, notes of lemon/lime in the nose with a touch of banana and the addition of the aqave which puts me in mind of tequila, very subdued, but there. The taste is the same, also very subdued, not quite bland. Maybe there are some subtleties I'm missing but there doesn't seem to be much outstanding here. It feels somewhat thin in the mouth and finishes medium dry with a light citrusy/salty/tequila taste...margarita? Yeah, but a watered down version of that drink. It's light and as drinkable as a soft drink yet not as flavorful. Interesting concept that seems to fall short. Or maybe I got an old case, don't know as the brewery didn't feel it important enough to date their product. Either way, not a brew I'll try again.
Edit...18March2009 Gave this another try last night and decided it was a drain pour. Too bad.
03-12-2009 17:16:18 | More by saradad
1.75/5 rDev -48.2%
From a bottle in a Breckenridge Brewing Ale Sampler Pack. Poured into a tall Pint Glass.
I poured this like I pour all wheat ales that aren't clarified - I pour 2/3-3/4 of the beer into the glass, stir the sediment, then finish off the pour. Poured with a nice head, 1 inch, and was hazy and dark straw.
It goes downhill from here. I didn't like the smell at all. I know there was Agave syrup added to the mix, but was disappointed to the flavor profile. The agave was fighting with the natural flavors of a wheat beer. The smell wasn't repulsing, but I was surprised by the lack of cohesion between the beer and the agave.
The taste wasn't good. There's no way around it. The agave was too sweet - it completely overpowered the hops AND the malt. The aftertaste was an odd mix of pine and sugar that (like the Avalanche Ale) turned me off. I finished the beer in 3 large sips, and proceeded to eat anything in sight.
The mouthfeel was ok - there wasn't enough carbonation for the flavors. Had the beer been more fizzy, the sweetness may have been masked.
Unless you're into agave, my recommendation is to stay away. I'm not sure what to do with the two other bottles in my fridge. I may just pour them out.
10-31-2009 20:52:14 | More by BillyBoysPie
1.93/5 rDev -42.9%
Uncap this and you get an explosion that makes you jam the bottle into your mouth while you run to the nearest sink.
My keyboard is all wet now since i opened this at my desk. Really quick and caught me off guard. infection? other issue?
Body color is hazy orange. some lacing.
The aroma gives off an agave, aloe vera like aroma, some banana, and wheat.
Once again the Agave is perceptible, rather strongly i would say too. Lemon is a standout, really sweet overall, carb is low making the mouthfeel undesirable.
Wont buy again.
03-07-2012 18:38:18 | More by ChadQuest
2.23/5 rDev -34%
Pours a light straw color that is surprisingly clear (w/a slight touch of haze) considering the "wheat" in the beer's name. A white frothy one inch head tops the beer and refuses to recede. Smells like hay and adjuncts with a slight hop presence in the nose. First sip is almost flavorless with a watered down malt and hop profile that you almost have to be looking for in order to find. This beer is not worthy of additional keystrokes.
02-19-2009 03:47:26 | More by ATLbeerDog
Agave Wheat from Breckenridge Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 796 ratings.