Agave Wheat - Breckenridge Brewery
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3.53/5 rDev +4.4%
Poured into a Hoegaarden glass.
Very cloudy pale banana yellow. Sliver of head only retains as a ring. Looks kind of thick. Falling soapy lace. Interesting.
Smells mostly of spanky-tang wheat malts. Very light grassy hops and an almost farmhouse-like flamboyant yeast character.
Very herbal in character. Mostly wheat grains and some spice notes that resemble coriander. A bit minerally, but perhaps that’s the water quality, and I like it in here. There’s the faintest lemon note that’s really thinned-out and overpowered by prominent yeast and malt flavors. There’s something like a sweet vegetable syrup flavor in the background that is probably the agave. I can’t quite pin it down as such, but it’s interesting.
Really filled-out for the style. Still a medium to medium-light body, but it feels juicy and a little sticky. Makes room for the boosted carb presence.
A so-so pale wheat ale with a nice signature. If you like these sort of brews, you’ll probably get into this one. They call it an herbed/spiced beer, and for that, it really doesn't showcase the agave. What I'm trying to say is that it doesn't stand out THAT much from pale wheat ales I've had. Who's to argue styles? It's decent.
06-07-2012 02:40:33 | More by thecheapies
3.48/5 rDev +3%
A - Cloudy, glowing straw blonde. Hazy but not turbid, a light lacing.
S - Not the nose i expected, this beer smells more like a sorghum beer. Semi sweet with mostly a bitter grain nose.
T - An even ratio of bitter to sweet. Light sweetness with mild wheat, sweet grain, and a partially viscous sweetener akin to a fruit juice. Mild on the palate.
M - Soft and smooth, with a mildly sticky aftertaste and feel.
O - Not a bad ale, but i was expecting more wheat and/or agave presence. Seems to be a touch of both and mildly presented.
06-03-2012 03:02:55 | More by BeerForMuscle
3.88/5 rDev +14.8%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Served well chilled.
A) Hazy golden brew, that started with a finger of foamy head. The head settled quickly to a thin collar. A little bit of lacing.
S) Really mostly the wheat and some citrus. As it warmed a bit, it had a little fruity pebbles aroma.
T) Wheat and other grains, which is followed by some sweetness, that I assume is the agave nectar. It fades out nicely to allow some hops flavor into the mix. Light citrus on the finish.
M) This is fairly light, with the right amount of carbonation, which maintains a crisp refreshing feel. A good clean aftertaste.
O) I was pretty impressed with the taste and mouthfeel of this beer. A definite warm weather beer, and not much beyond that from my perspective. If you get the chance to try it on a nice warm day, it will likely hit the spot.
06-03-2012 02:54:08 | More by RoamingGnome
3.85/5 rDev +13.9%
A- Pours a hazy golden orange color with yeast at the bottom of the bottle added into the glass.
S- The aroma is pale wheat malt and some sweetness from the agave nectar.
T- The taste is malt up front with a mild sweetness and a touch of hops in the finish.
M- The mouthfeel is light bodies with a good amount of carbonation.
O- Overall, this is a solid wheat beer that I enjoyed. Would be a perfect beer when you want something lighter with more flavor than the typical macro lager.
05-28-2012 02:19:51 | More by cjgator3
3.55/5 rDev +5%
Pours light yellow with not much head. The smell was dominated by the wheat with some sweet notes to compliment. The flavor is subtle but enjoyable, a wheat start, with the sweet notes following with a very mellow aftertaste. The mouthfeel was light, with a nice amount of carbonation, not much depth of flavor, but had enough to make this beer enjoyable. A light refreshing summer beer, great for sipping on a hot day.
05-27-2012 13:00:33 | More by WoodBrew
3.85/5 rDev +13.9%
A: straw yellow color! Very hazy and low carbonation!
S: lots of fruityness with a nice agave funkinesson the back
T: super fruity taste with little agave taste, well balanced
M: medium body, very chewy! Medium carbonation
O: a very interesting beer! Must try!
05-27-2012 00:49:45 | More by joecalderoni
3.13/5 rDev -7.4%
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.
05-26-2012 03:48:14 | More by StoutHunter
3.08/5 rDev -8.9%
A: single finger head with decent retention and lacing on a hazy bright gold body with a slight crimson hue.
S: wheat and grain with subtle sweetness. little else.
T: mostly grain and wheat backbone up front which quickly moves to a very clean, mildly sour dark fruit finish however the flavor is in determinant as to the exact fruit.
M: light body and moderate to high carbonation. crisp.
Overall: drinkable but much is left to be desired. many in this genre over "fruit" the beers whereas this one doesn't have a distinct enough fruit presence.
05-26-2012 01:14:36 | More by kylehay2004
4/5 rDev +18.3%
12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Cloudy straw colored body with a thin but retentive bubbly off-white head. Thin but plentiful lacing.
Aroma is needless to say wheaty. Somewhat spicy and very fruity -- bananas, citrus, and somewhat implacable smell that I can only assume is the agave.
Flavor is bready and somewhat sour. Lime zest, agave are both present. Light earthy/citric hop presence, but very, very light bitterness. Fairly sweet but not sickly.
Light-medium body and fairly high amount of carbonation. Soft but crisp mouthfeel.
Overall, this is a very interesting beer. This bottle was given as a sample from a distributor. To be honest, an entire 6-pack might get a little sweet for me, but I could possibly see drinking a couple of these on a hot day.
05-21-2012 21:30:16 | More by Phocion
Agave Wheat from Breckenridge Brewery
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