Agave Wheat | Breckenridge Brewery

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Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Agave complements the refreshingly light quality of our wheat and adds a subtle note of flavor that expands this beer’s uplifting taste profile. It is familiar, yet creative.

Added by tgbljb on 01-24-2008

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Photo of DoubleJ
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Wheat beer with agave nectar. This should be different. From a 12 ounce bottle, on to the beer:

In a weizen glass, it looks like the usual wheat ale. An unfiltered, cloudy, sand colored body, topped with a somewhat creamy head on top with an inch of thickness on the pour. The aroma is on the light side, though what you can smell reveals a few goodies. It is slightly sweet and fruity with a note of shredded wheat.

At the very least, it sways away from the becomingly common orange wheat and apricot wheat. The first thing tasted is that somewhat sweet, somewhat tangy agave. Just a little wheat malt makes its mark, so without the adjunct this would be a plain, boring wheat ale. It's light bodied and gently carbonation with a somewhat slick feel.

Decent fruit beer out of Breckenridge. Could be an interesting switch-up for orange juice during breakfast.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a strange)

A- This beer pours a murky dried orange peel color with a mass of big bubbles settling to a thin film and a slow carbonation.

S- The clean aroma has a hint of raw grain and a sanitary quality in the finish.

T- The woody field corn flavor with a hint of wheat bread growing to a dry finish and an odd little tang in the finish.

M- The light mouthfeel has a crisp fizz to it.

O- the light thin beer has an odd tang to it that might be agave flavor but it is a bit too soft to tell. There are some wheat hint s but not much.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a weizen glass

A - It is cloudy, of course, and yellow orange in color with some pale yellow highlights. It is capped with two inches of fluffy, white head.

S - It has a tart wheat smell.

T - The base is a decent wheat beer. I do get a little tartness and agave. It is subtle.

M - Medium and highly carbonated.

O - I was craving something light after a long day of work. This hit the spot, kind of. It's decent, but wheat beers aren't really my thing.

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Photo of whynot44
3.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy gold color with a modest white head that, nevertheless produces some decent lacing.

The aroma is slightly bready with citrus notes.

The taste is generally typical of wheat beer with no obvious agave flavor, just a hint of sweetness, lemon and clove.

Light to medium bodied, drinkable but a little sticky at the end.

Altogether, not bad but just a little too sweet for a good summer brew..

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Photo of beermemarge
2.6/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Beer poured from bottle into glass. Good amount of foam that stayed. Color was copper, slightly red. Decent carbonation. Weak aroma, wheat, light lemon flavor. No agave taste, but agave syrup doesn't have a strong flavor either so maybe expecting too much. Good mouth feel, medium bodied. Taste not very strong, bready wheat flavor, didn't pick up multiple flavors. A beer without an assertive personality.

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Photo of beer272
3.21/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A - cloudy golden color, not seeing through glass due to cloudiness from the wheat? Great lacing.
S - upfront got strawberry notes
T - ok, dry notes on tongue from wheat, sweet taste from?
M - Well balanced no notable hops
O - nice quenching beer on a hot day, sweetness not coming from agave?

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.56/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled last night on 2/1/14 though I had it about 2 years ago. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy golden color with LOTS of sediment left in the bottom of the bottle. A very thin white head with some spotty lacing. The aroma is of wheat with spices. The taste is of wheat with citrus and cloves that leaves a slight tingle on the tongue. Slight bitter and dry finish with medium carbonation. Overall, it was different.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.47/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly leaving some lace. hazy light amber color, some yeast left in bottle. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Light lemon and wheat nose and flavor is lemon with some agave sweetness. $2.99 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance - best part of this beer. Yellow, somewhat hazy, decent head and lacing.
Smell - some lemon, yeast, wheat malt; it's okay, I guess.
Taste - average, fairly refreshing, but you can do better.
Feel - too light, weak carbonation for a beer so light, not very good
Overall - ho hum...I won't have again, but if you like the style, then the price point is good.

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Photo of milwaukee512
4.6/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Seriously underrated beer. Not as exclusive or snobby as most, but worth a much better rating. One of the better summer/outdoor/wish I was in Colorado beers.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.37/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The CANQuest (TM) is currently in Denver, CO to visit Ma Petite Abeille AKA The Old Lady. What a doll! She is about my age (I do not think that she wants me revealing her actual age), but she has the body of someone half of her age. I have been scouring her house for either a secret fountain in the backyard or a painting of her as a wrinkled, wizened old women, but to no avail on both counts. She is also tough as nails and fits the mold perfectly as a biker babe, although both of us are of the life, not in the life.

From the CAN: "Unfiltered Wheat Ale Brewed With Agave Nectar"

We were sitting in The Sandbox in her backyard as further proof that The CANQuest (TM) CAN take place anywhere at any time. The Crack revealed yet another brimful craft CAN. Before I could initiate the Glug, The Old Lady looked over and exclaimed, "Oooh, I've never had it in the CAN!" ROFLMAO! Not wanting to waste another second, I got the Glug going and then really gave it to her. Color was an extremely cloudy golden-yellow, near pineapple juice, with a turbidity like river water. SRM = 6. Nose had a soft mandarin orange scent. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium with a nice orangish flavor in the mouth. Finish was semi-sweet, still orangish and really much better than I have ever had this beer either in a bottle or on-draft. Score one for the CANs!

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Photo of DeFaz
3.13/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It seems that everyone is drinking Breckenridge Vanilla Porter this summer, but I was surprised to find their agave wheat beer, and I had to try it. There's the wheat and broad sweetness in the smell, and the taste is full of the wheat with the touch of agave, which doesn't add much in terms of flavor but does seem to provide an unbalanced sweetness, which seems to be the main problem with this one. Mouthfeel is relatively dry, with moderate thickness and a sticky aftertaste. Overall, it doesn't offer much, and again, it's too sweet and too sticky for me to drink in a session and not interesting enough to seek out again.

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Photo of TWHartman
2.88/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Hazy gold, leaves good amount of white lace and retention is okay.

S- bready, distinctive wheat smell

T- bready with a buttery, cream like finish. A little too sweet to make this a highly drinkable beer, and a little too one dimentional considering the additive of agave.

M- too sticky to make this a quencher, also not enough CO2 diffused in the body of the beer, ends up finishing a little to sweet and flat to make me want to continue.

Overall- Not a total flop, but not going to drink it again.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz.

Pours a mostly clear amber, white lacing.

Smells of mildly coppery bread-and-butter malts and notable sweetness from the agave.

Tastes of buttered bread and biscuits with agave sweetness that is mild.

Medium body with a light tingle of carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

This is a pretty good and highly sessionable ale. The agave goes over really well in my opinion. This beer is underrated, but I understand why as it is different and feels a little weird for a beer taste-wise. Personally I think this agave-flavored style has a future and I'd like to see more of it. I could see agave ales becoming a class of their own. It has a good malty sweet characteristic that isn't cloying and pairs well with biscuity malts while keeping a beer light and sessionable. Give it a try.

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Photo of matjack85
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99 at the Bloomingdale Binny's store, so $1.67 for a single 12oz bottle. No freshness date.

The beer poured a hazy golden yellow color with a 1½-finger off-white head with both good retention and good lacing.

The beer smelled mostly of wheat, but also had some fruit, spice, and some sweetness to it that wasn't your typical caramel smell (maybe from the agave).

The taste was mostly wheat flavored with a touch of clove and citrus. The taste also had some caramel sweetness to it along with something else sweet, which I guess is the agave. Very little hop presence at just 9 IBUs.

Very light body with a medium amount of carbpnation.

There's no WOW factotrhere, but it's very drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of hustlesworth
2.7/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A- murky golden amber with a thin white head and some little swirls and spots of lace.

S- standard APWA aroma, notes of bread and citrus with a bit of earthy yeast.

T- I remember back in the late 90's snapple had a line of clear beverages in a tall bottle called "rain" or something like that. One of the flavors was agave and I really liked it. I feel like I can taste a bit of that tangy fruitiness in here, but I may be fooling myself. Bready with banana yeast and a lasting sweetness which could be agave nectar.

MF- expansive in the mouth with wheat proteins. Fully carbonated. Not really all that refreshing.

D- mostly dull and boring. I'm sure more could be done to enhance the agave-ness or why bother having it in there at all?

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tannish yellow and slightly cloudy, fairly good head to start but dissipates after a bit, lacing is pretty sparse.

Aroma is typically wheat beer, with some grass, some hay, some light yeast.

Taste is again pretty wheat beer oriented. If I didn't know it had agave in it, I wouldn't have guessed. There's a sweetness tho that might be coming from the agave. Also a good wheat malt backbone and a good light citrusy hop presence to balance it out.

Body is pretty easy drinking, yet a bit thick and chewy like a good wheat beer should be. Carbonation is light and there's a slight slickness to the feel.

Overall it's an easy drinking summer beer, nothing world class going on but as far as agave beers go, this is probably the best one I've had.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.87/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Breckinridge agave wheat. Served on tap as the special at Morris Tap and Grill. Pours Light bronzed. On the darker side. Good head of foam. Peppery nose, spices. Light wheat taste. Tequila hint. Citrus in there too. Interesting. Nice summer beer. 4 375 4 375 375

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Photo of Murphious
3.27/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours with 1/4 inch or less head, nice unfiltered yellowish. Has a hint of citrus but not very strong aroma. A little dry with citrus bite in first sip; should be great on a hot summer day. Not sure if the agave adds sweetness or what to the flavor. Some aftertaste but I have had more from lemonade or tea. Not a bad unfiltered wheat just not all that memorable.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a super hazy orange amber color with a dense one finger white head. The head persists fantastically, fading very slowly over time to leave a great leave of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell - The aroma was wheaty and grainy with a rather strong showing of orange sweetness. Mixed with these aromas are some lighter notes of a grassy and a musty smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a wheaty base mixed with a bit of grainy flavors. As the taste advances citrus sweetness comes to the tongue growing stronger as the flavor advances. Along with the orange citrus flavors comes flavors of yeast and a little bit of spice. The orange gets quite strong at the end with a bit of honey flavor mixed within. In the end, some lighter grassy hop flavors join the taste, to leave a quite yeasty and smooth orange wheat flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The brew was actually rather creamy for only 4.2% abv with a carbonation level that was on the average side. The creaminess was rather nice of the wheat and yeasty flavors of the brew creating a nice chewy base for those two flavors. The medium carbonation furthermore keep it rather refreshing still and created a rather nice feel for the brew overall.

Overall – This was much tastier and thicker tasting then I would have originally expected for a brew of only 4.2 % abv. This makes for a nice sipping summer day brew while sitting outside and enjoying the sun.

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Photo of Broman
3.41/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pale orange beer under a millimeter of head that dissipates quickly.

Smell- Some citrus tones mostly. Virtually no aroma beyond the citrus. Maybe a hint of blandness if that makes sense.

Mouthfeel- Slight carbonation bite gives way quickly to a medium body liquid that stays fresh seemingly forever on the palet.

Taste- A few things going on here. Some citrus, mango, a hint of sour taste. The flavors seem afraid to come forward, then just as quickly disappear with little taste left on the palet.

Overall- Better than average, but not really worth a second one.

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