1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Agave Wheat - Breckenridge Brewery

Not Rated.
Agave WheatAgave Wheat

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

746 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 746
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)
View: Beers (44) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Agave Wheat Alström Bros
Ratings: 746 | Reviews: 220 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of lynchmob9


2.48/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Having on draft in AZ. A -Color - light golden yellow. S - Nose - almost none. Really sticking nose in glass to try to get anything but to no avail. T - Taste - toasted wheat bread sans butter. A little salt...light. Creamy lingering finish. O - basic, unimpressive, pass. Next.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2012 03:37:23 | More by lynchmob9
Photo of WreckingBrew


4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

04-09-2012 13:26:10 | More by WreckingBrew
Photo of sulldaddy


3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pouring a cellar temp bottle into a snifter. The beer is a foamy gusher on opening and pours a bright slightly hazy gold color with large clean white foamy head that fades rapidly to one large wispy island and no edge layer of bubbles. No streams of carbonation rise to the surface and some particles are suspended in the brew. Aroma is mild grain and some light fruitiness, pears is closest I can come up with for the nose. But dominated by husky grain scents.
First sip reveals a light crisp body with fine prickly carbonation. Very easy to drink and would be enjoyable on a hot sunny day. Flavor is grainy husky malt with some caramel and a little sweetness that finishes very dry.
A nice slightly sweet brew that Im glad to have tried but not sure I would hunt it out on my next trip to the beer store.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 03:31:58 | More by sulldaddy
Photo of LeeryLeprechaun


2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

04-03-2012 17:39:06 | More by LeeryLeprechaun


3/5  rDev -11.2%

04-03-2012 05:50:04 | More by NOLANDMAN
Photo of Mudawg

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

04-03-2012 02:24:18 | More by Mudawg
Photo of blakelive784


2.53/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served on tap in a pitcher, then poured into a generic pint glass. Reviewed from notes:

A - Presents a cloudy, non-transparent golden orange color with no head, though I blame this on being served in a pitcher. Appealing nonetheless.

S - Pepper, clove, sweet sugars, plain bread yeast, and light crisp wheat. Not terrible, though it's definitely not remarkable.

T - A watery bland open bleeds through the simple wheat body. The spice notes are nice, though there very underwhelming. The agave doesn't really contribute any flavor; rather I find it to compromise the balance of the beer.

M - Thick, medium bodied and undercarbonated.

D - It worked pretty well as a refreshing beer on a hot day, but it's not special. There are much better wheat beer to be had.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2012 22:01:00 | More by blakelive784
Photo of FATH3RH0P5


4/5  rDev +18.3%

04-02-2012 15:44:00 | More by FATH3RH0P5
Photo of SLeffler27

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

04-01-2012 21:11:14 | More by SLeffler27
Photo of HamGlade10


4/5  rDev +18.3%

03-29-2012 23:18:19 | More by HamGlade10
Photo of Heff19

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-27-2012 17:18:19 | More by Heff19
Photo of conradh

3/5  rDev -11.2%

03-25-2012 03:16:41 | More by conradh
Photo of szmnnl99


3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

03-24-2012 21:35:02 | More by szmnnl99
Photo of capt_rob934

4.28/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(11/11/2011) Poured into a Sam Adam's Perfect Pint Glass. Not much head and quickly dissipating, effervescent head.

A: Earthy and grassy organic aroma.

C: Dark yellow color, cloudy

Sip: Earthy wheat malt flavor with a grassy pepper touch from the agave.

OV: Very cool take on a wheat beer, spicy and peppery without being overpowering. This beer wasn't too much to rave over but the originality of this brew and natural taste make it worth buying especially for a summer ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 05:29:40 | More by capt_rob934
Photo of corbs


3/5  rDev -11.2%

03-19-2012 01:08:08 | More by corbs
Photo of monnik


2.88/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - This beer pours a semi-opaque golden of an unfiltered wheat. The head is a healthy 2 fingers and lingers several minutes. Minor lacing.

S - It was hard to detect much aroma. Slight wheat, slight creamy banana.

T - The taste is not at all what I was expecting. Initially it was hard to detect that this was even a wheat from taste alone as the flavor is quite light. It did have that creamy smoothness that I associate with a wheat.

M - The creamy smoothness of the taste is again present in the mouthfeel which I very much liked. It also seems to have a bit more carbonation than most wheats, and I too found that likable.

O - I wavered between a 2.5 and 3 for an overall. It definitely had some of the characteristics of a wheat but it was only average when it came to taste. This beer is worth trying but it not an exceptional beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 00:49:48 | More by monnik
Photo of schoon


3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

03-19-2012 00:20:47 | More by schoon
Photo of devonnaire

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-18-2012 19:43:17 | More by devonnaire
Photo of ScottyC54

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-17-2012 17:16:22 | More by ScottyC54
Photo of monique

3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

God Bless Max's Taphouse in Baltimore!

If looks could deceive...

Nice smell & the taste is out of this world. Loved the orange with it.
Nothing like Blue Moon - flavor stays with you. A little hoppy but after a few dull beers - refreshing.

Would pair well with a beef or chicken burger or after a few dull beers. Not a beer to start off with...

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2012 22:11:19 | More by monique
Photo of DexterP236

4/5  rDev +18.3%

03-15-2012 02:46:34 | More by DexterP236
Photo of StonedTrippin


3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a thick cloudy yellow color into a frosty pint glass with a 2 inch white head. smells yeasty, and is very visibly unfiltered. also some bitter hops in there and wheat malts. flavor is refreshing, mildly fruity, and you can definitely taste agave, which by itself is a rather difficult to describe, mildly sweet, lush plant. feel is too thick for this beer, too full bodied to be a good summer beer, but good carbonation keeps it fairly easy drinking. my pour was perhaps toward the bottom of the keg, because it was much thicker and more cloudy than the bottles of this that ive had. either way, a creative take on a wheat beer, just not my favorite breckenridge product.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2012 16:36:49 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of canders0927


4/5  rDev +18.3%

03-12-2012 23:31:34 | More by canders0927
Photo of UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

03-11-2012 20:16:18 | More by UltimateLivewire
Photo of ChristopherBaker

5/5  rDev +47.9%

03-11-2012 03:21:14 | More by ChristopherBaker
Agave Wheat from Breckenridge Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 746 ratings.