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Agave Wheat - Breckenridge Brewery

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77
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750 Ratings
THE BROS
77
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Ratings: 750
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tgbljb on 01-24-2008)
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TeamAlphaDoG

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -70.4%

05-26-2012 17:36:55 | More by TeamAlphaDoG
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roadrage


1/5  rDev -70.4%

11-05-2012 07:37:11 | More by roadrage
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fatstan

Indiana

1/5  rDev -70.4%

02-18-2012 23:27:59 | More by fatstan
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GMB

Japan

1.5/5  rDev -55.6%

09-19-2012 23:54:01 | More by GMB
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Kyrojack

Indiana

1.5/5  rDev -55.6%

11-18-2012 21:54:19 | More by Kyrojack
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saradad

Pennsylvania

1.73/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2009 17:16:18 | More by saradad
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BillyBoysPie

Kentucky

1.75/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 20:52:14 | More by BillyBoysPie
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JorgeOjeda

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -48.2%

11-21-2012 23:56:01 | More by JorgeOjeda
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ChadQuest

Illinois

1.93/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

BOOM!

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 18:38:18 | More by ChadQuest
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Beer21

Florida

2/5  rDev -40.8%

12-16-2011 18:41:24 | More by Beer21
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hiphopj5

Colorado

2/5  rDev -40.8%

06-19-2012 21:04:56 | More by hiphopj5
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ATXRyan

Texas

2/5  rDev -40.8%

11-18-2011 02:22:35 | More by ATXRyan
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

2/5  rDev -40.8%

05-30-2012 01:29:29 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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heytomcat

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -40.8%

08-22-2013 03:32:24 | More by heytomcat
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ATLbeerDog

Georgia

2.23/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2009 03:47:26 | More by ATLbeerDog
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thefluker

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

07-14-2013 13:05:02 | More by thefluker
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stoney1031

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

01-24-2013 02:36:14 | More by stoney1031
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

07-17-2013 00:57:37 | More by mwbrady12
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KillaB

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

01-29-2013 09:06:41 | More by KillaB
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Lukebell15

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

10-13-2012 18:15:11 | More by Lukebell15
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AR_Rios

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

02-09-2013 02:49:56 | More by AR_Rios
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Madfish85

Rhode Island

2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

08-28-2013 18:31:13 | More by Madfish85
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kyleelton

Texas

2.38/5  rDev -29.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2012 01:24:31 | More by kyleelton
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Crossmd

Virginia

2.38/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured 56 degrees into a tulip glass. No born date.

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a deep thin head that's dissipates quickly, leaving no lace.

Smells of a slight coriander and dry wheat. Not well project and not especially pleasant.

Taste is a very generic blend of wet wheat. No finish and no complexity of flavor. Really not worth revisiting. Mouthfeel is more of the same.

Overall, very thin, pretty flavorless, and incredibly generic tasting. I don't really know what agave tastes like, but gave a feeling that there isn't much of whatever that is in this beer. A disappointment from a producer that I previously had blind faith in.

75.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 02:39:18 | More by Crossmd
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Ricochet

Ohio

2.38/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Cloudy with particulate and good foam with a lace that stayed but little head and a weak yellow to orange color.

S: Weak juicy fruit with a weak malt hash. Not appetizing.

M: Sour, Wheaties, sweet tarts, all in the aftertaste. Sweet tarts was the most powerful.

T: Wheat and maybe passion fruit which is likely the agave. It's not tequila. Still, the sweet tart flavor makes this like candy which means a miss for me.

D: Nope. It's too sour and candy like, not my taste at all.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2008 02:55:39 | More by Ricochet
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Agave Wheat from Breckenridge Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 750 ratings.