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Agave Wheat - Breckenridge Brewery

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Reviews: 239
Hads: 972
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 27
Gots: 182 | 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:
Beer added by: tgbljb on 01-24-2008

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.
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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
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. (483 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
3.47/5  rDev +1.8%
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 (294 characters)

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
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. (407 characters)

Photo of milwaukee512
4.6/5  rDev +34.9%
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. (159 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
3.37/5  rDev -1.2%
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! (1,339 characters)

Photo of DeFaz
3.13/5  rDev -8.2%
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. (628 characters)

Photo of TWHartman
2.88/5  rDev -15.5%
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. (506 characters)

Photo of Cylinsier
3.85/5  rDev +12.9%
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. (794 characters)

Photo of matjack85
3.75/5  rDev +10%
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. (770 characters)

Photo of hustlesworth
2.7/5  rDev -20.8%
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? (744 characters)

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
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. (747 characters)

Photo of KTCamm
3.87/5  rDev +13.5%
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 (262 characters)

Photo of Murphious
3.27/5  rDev -4.1%
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. (363 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
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. (1,494 characters)

Photo of Broman
3.41/5  rDev 0%
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. (579 characters)

Photo of Jadjunk
3.14/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Breckenridge's Agave Wheat is brewed in the style of a Pale Wheat Ale with Agave nectar added, although it's listed here as an herbed/spiced ale, I'd argue that it isn't that far off from a pale wheat ale to count. No bottle date, purchased on discount at Smokerise Bottle Shoppe.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served north of 55º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a white crispy head over a mildly hazy golden amber body with ample relaxed carbonation and below average retention. Lacing is not to be found. Looks aren't the prime winner in this beer, and I was frankly surprised by the poor head quality despite being a wheat-based beer. 2.5

(Smell) Smells very much like a pale wheat ale. There's a bit of bitter grassy notes and sourness in the aroma, with a musty wheat base. Smells a bit unclean and old. The body seems a bit shallow and potency is shallow as well. 2.75

(Taste) Flavor is a bit more focused than the aroma, with a moderate wheat malt base and a notable agave sweetness, not too overdone, either. A faded citrus note is a welcome perk in addition to the malty body, but a more dominant citrus hop base would be truly ideal to pair with the agave nectar. There's not a lot going on beyond the malt sweetness and wheat base, but for a simple beer, this one is drinkable and the sweetness doesn't go overboard. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Mild chewy aroma with a very faint carbonation presence, a touch of sticky resin, and a slightly moist finish. Body is medium/high for the style, and medium overall. Alcohol presence is well concealed. It could have balanced out better with a little spritz in the carbonation. 3.25

(Overall) Despite some initial suspicions that this wouldn't go too well. I'm still contempt with labeling this a pale wheat ale, but it's a bit heavier bodied as a result of the Agave sweetness, yet remains simple and drinkable without being too heavy a drinker. 3

Breckenridge Brewery's
Agave Wheat
3.18/5.00 (1,959 characters)

Photo of YardmanFTB
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Agave Wheat is one of the few wheat beers that you come across that does not have a sweet fruit overpowering the wheat and ale characteristics of the beer. However the agave sugars does bring a little something extra to the table. Overall I'm a fan of this beer for what it is. (277 characters)

Photo of Mojo
3.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is unfiltered but it still pours up nearly crystal clear with a one and half finger white lacing and lots of sticky lacing. Smell is sort of bready, maybe wheat, even rye. Taste is sort of spicy sweet apples with not much in the way of hops to balance it out. Mouthfeel is nothing special. Just okay, but this one would be very sessionable due to low ABV and easy drinkability. (387 characters)

Photo of ktblue22
3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried this beer in comparison to Wolaver's Organic Wildflower Wheat and was quite disappointed. A good unfiltered wheat, but I got no hint of agave flavoring. Drinkable yet unremarkable - smell was very wheat-y and there is a hint of lemon rind, which can be found in the taste, however it is missing a sharp acidic sweetness that would have really rounded it out in my opinion (379 characters)

Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange with a moderate, persistent off-white head, which retains well. The lacing is thin and glass-coating.

Aroma: Abundant tangy wheat malt is paired off against juicy lemon rind.

Taste: Opens with a strong, tart wheat malt flavor, as well as an abundance of lemon rind flavors. These citric flavors, presumably from the hops, and the solid malt presence vie for supremacy with each other throughout the taste, neither yielding any ground, not even at the end of the taste.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: This would be an excellent beer for a warm (or hot) summer day. Its January,, in the late afternoon, and its 75F outside, so it almost seems like early summer.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice. (870 characters)

Photo of teromous
3.46/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Straw yellow in color, hazy, with a fairly large white head. Loads and loads of carbonation. The side of the glass has lots of carbonation bubbles stuck to it, and the beer looks like an upside-down waterfall of CO2 bubbles. Not much lacing, just some small patches of bubbles.

S: I get some fruity scents that smell mostly like oranges. It's very faint.

T: The thing that pops out the most is what I would surmise is agave. It's a fruit-like flavor that is slightly sharp then mellows out. The wheat follows up in the aftertaste. The fruit flavor quickly becomes forgettable while drinking and fades away in the palate, leaving a mediocre wheat beer in its place.

M: The mouthfeel is fairly smooth and creamy, with a brightness of carbonation. It is filling and refreshing.

O: Overall I thought it was a pretty good beer, but nothing to jump up and take notice of. I would have preferred a stronger wheat beer with a more robust wheat flavor to compliment the agave character. I probably wouldn't drink it again. (1,020 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.07/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Pours a hazy dark honey color. Almost like unfiltered cider. Very minimal head. Leaves spotted lacing dots.

S-Very slight in the aroma department. Lightly fruity with sweet yeasts. Powdery wheat; bottom of the cereal box. Agave?

T-Well mixed wheat and bread. Again, agave? Not sure. Drinks easy enough. Dried biscuit and paler fruits.

M-Fuller than its ABV. No trace of alcohol. A bit powdery feeling.

O/D-Interesting enough. Wasn't sure what to expect. No really my cut o' meat though. (493 characters)

Photo of Sweetjimmyb
4.16/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured into a frosty mug. Cloudy gold appearance. A fine head, I have a cold do smell unknown. Nice micro brew bite with a typically wonderful wheat beer flavor. I really enjoyed this beer. I need to add more content so blah blah blah blah blah bitty blah. There was an old lady she lived in a shoe man her house smelled. (321 characters)

Photo of AmitC
3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pored from a 12 oz bottle.

Super high carbonation. Some beer came out bubbling just right out of bottle.

Pale golden color with high haze. Over two fingers thick head. Decent lacing on the sides. Good number of bubbles.

Smells a lot of wheat cloves, phenols and sweetness. Some minor banana.

Taste: A little disappointing in that sweetness is not well balanced. Some carbonation derived astringency. Noble hops. Sweet dry finish.

Mouth feel: Easy drinking fresh and fuxxy. Light medium feel. High on carbonation

A good beer for a summer day which i am drinking just to try. (581 characters)

Photo of TwelveOunces
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 Oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours very hazy orange with a one finger of a white head. This wheat beer has notes of lemon grass, onion and wheat of course. A light dark fruit flavors. Not too earthy or spicy. More sweet and sugary then anything. Not too bitter or dry. A slight smooth feel. Easy drinking. A very average wheat beer. (342 characters)

Agave Wheat from Breckenridge Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.