Agave Wheat - Breckenridge Brewery

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944 Ratings
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Ratings: 944
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 24
Gots: 166 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of toronadotornado
3.59/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Breckenridge Brewery - Denver, CO - draft

Photo of Boca-X
3.31/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden orange yellow sunburst, balanced with a cloudy, hazy body. Beautiful white head with rings of white lace dancing on the glass as I empty it's contents into my mouth. Very little nose. Lemon, sour biscuit up front, overly carbonated with an acidic slightly sweet finish. I use agave in a few recipes and it's sweet presence lingers on the finish but it is very underwhelming.

I'm very disappointed, I expected a much larger flavor relationship between the wheat and the agave and they both let me down. It looks much nicer than it drinks.

Clean and refreshing, a decent summer beer for a newbie but overall...yawn.

Photo of CalebM
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: very pretty orange/yellow, small/medium head.

Smell: It even smells sweet! A good bit of wheat complimented by citrus. Exactly what you would expect.

Taste: I enjoyed this quite a bit--obviously, it's going to be compared to Blue Moon because of its wheat character and citrus. The agave gives it a sweetness that's on the border of being too much for me, but it's an easy-to-drink, straightforward wheat flavor.

Feel: Smooth, light way to fill your gut. It had a decent amount of carbonation, which kind of added to its upbeat feel. Low-ish alcohol content contributes here.

Overall: I like wheat, but this might be too sweet, which is perfect for after you eat and are in the mood for a treat. I did not miss the coriander found in Blue Moon! Give it a try if you don't mind sweeter beers.

Photo of ordybill
4.16/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a nice mix of citrus and wheat
Appearance- Pours a murky yellow-orange with a medium sized white head
Taste- A pretty good flavor of wheat, bread, and citrus
Palate- This is a medium bodied, low carbonation beer with a slightly oily texture.
Overall- Rather enjoyable, it well with an order of nachos.

Photo of CO-Bloom
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on draft in a chilled pint glass.
L- Cloudy, light orange. Decent bit of head but my pour had no lacing (could be the chilled glass?)
S- Sweet wheat and citrus.
T- I found this to be very sweet, it is close to being too sweet for me (similar to blue moon) however it was still very enjoyable. Beside the sweetness, which I assume is from the agave, there is a soft wheat, grainy and bready quality. This helps to smooth out the initial sweetness. There is also a hint of citrus (eventually aided by dropping in my orange garnish)
F- low carbonation, which makes it smooth and creamy, medium body which I think is also aided by the wheat and the agave nectar.
O- Not too much going on here. I think the Agave overshadows any other subtleties that would have come out and it is one of those beer that is aided by dropping the garnish in, however that isn't a huge knock. It knows what it is. An easy drinking, low ABV wheat beer and it fills that role well.

Photo of Antc2382
3.91/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not usually a fan of the agave nectar, however, this was actually pretty good

Photo of JackieTH
3.24/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy golden beer with a creamy foam. Smells pretty mild. Possible grain. Lightly sweet taste almost hints at chocolate. But it's sort of fruity, faint berry and more grain definitely wheat. Body is medium and a little chalky. Not sure what to make of this. Okay I guess but not one I'd seek out. On tap at old Chicago for cinco de mayo mini tour 2015.

Photo of Mokilps
3.02/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Nice enough but not remarkable

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 AuntBea
4.19/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice clean taste. Good color.

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 2/4/2015. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, light banana, clove, wheat, biscuit, honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of bready malt, agave, and fruity/earthy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, light banana, clove, wheat, biscuit, honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness and light wheat tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, light banana, clove, wheat, biscuit, honey, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. very nice robustness and balance of bready malt, agave, and fruity/earty yeast flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a damn nice pale wheat ale style. All around great robustness and balance of bready malt, agave, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.6/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very light and wheat-y. Not a bad brew.

Photo of Tred420
1.5/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Was not happy with this one. Tasted like Corona.

Photo of Vogey77
2.57/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Fan of wheat beers but not of this one. Taste reminded me somewhat of a BL Limearita. Also has an odd smell that accompanies the beer. Swing and a miss on this one.

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 Nathan451
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Not bad

Photo of aclay1521
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Nice smooth beer

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.95/5  rDev +16.5%

Boiling potatoes so I gotta make this quick.

Appearance (4.25) : Pours a hazy almost 100% opaque apricot colored body. Very pretty. On top is a two fingered head that isn't going anywhere soon. Very nice appearance.

Aroma (3.75) : Some typical pale aromas but they are not strong or overpowering. There's a little orange peel, orange flesh, lemon, wet celery, cliantro, and then the typical barley wheat malt mixture. Bouquet is medium strength.

Taste (4) : Refreshing and yummy. Full on wheat, a pinch of orange, and a minor hop bite at the end. Finishes with a bit of rolled wheat and hop. It's very flavorful. Pleasantly surprised.

Mouthfeel (3.75) : Rich and creamy, almost wit territory. Ends snappy and sharp with a pinch of dry. Light to medium bodied.

Overall (3.95) : Great stuff. I'm sure I'd get tired of it after awhile but for this quick taste it has been exceptional. Now I will finish it while making lunch (dinner?).

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 Act25
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Breckenridge so-so so far.

A: Cloudy, hazed yellow, good head retention and lacing

S: Bready, nutty, cactus?, spice, and pears.

T: Follows the smell with predominant pear, juicy body and a bit of spice cabinet.

Agave hard to pick out but it might account for the juicy feel.
Perfectly good Wheat beer.

Photo of dcscientist
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

This is an interesting flavor to put into a wheat beer. I'm not a big wheat guy, but I liked the attempt to do something different. Nice change from the typical wheats, but not one that made me like the style any more.

Photo of dorlandenator
4/5  rDev +18%

Pleasant, slightly citrusy taste. Nothing out of this world, but it goes down very easily!

Photo of vinylrooster
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Di's favorite beer, 5 out of 5

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%

Poured into a standard pint glass: color is copper, opaque and somewhat dense looking, head is white and presents 1/4 inch thick then dissipates to a ring.

Smell is bread, wheat, touch off flavor from the yeast, subtle fruitiness.

Taste is more bread and wheat, then thins out, agave leaves dry fruitiness with some off flavor pulling through from the yeast flavors.

Mouthfeel is thin and dry upfront then sweet then dry as it lingers.

Overall, decent flavors but odd mixture and execution.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.26/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle, a friend gave this to me recently and I have no idea how fresh/old this is. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both average. The brew smells like wheat, apples and honey/agave nectar. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some bready malt and apricots noticeable too. It's mostly sweet tasting. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating and has a decent amount of carbonation. I think it's an OK brew, but it really doesn't do anything for me. With that being said, it's worth trying if you've never had it before.

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Agave Wheat from Breckenridge Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 944 ratings.