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Agave Wheat - Breckenridge Brewery

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Reviews: 240
Hads: 980
Avg: 3.39
pDev: 30.97%
Wants: 28
Gots: 191 | 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 TwelveOunces
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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Photo of SithStatus
3.72/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a good wheat beer by a great brewery.
On the nose: wheat, citrus, floral
On the palate: well rounded wheat, crisp, slight sweetness, light but flavorful

This beer is not going to knock your socks off but give it try if you haven't had it. Solid win for Breckenridge...

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Photo of nickfl
3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a small head of white foam on top of a hazy, dark golden body. The head settles rapidly and leaves very little lace.

S - A floral aroma of honey and tart wheat.

T - Earthy wheat up front, some light honey and herbal hops in the middle. Finishes with light tartness, some floral notes, and a lingering earthy hop flavor.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Nothing special, the agave adds some light floral and honey touches to the flavor profile that make it slightly more interesting than an average American wheat beer, but thats not saying much. Drinkable, but unremarkable.

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Photo of rangerred
2.97/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap.

Poured a hazy straw yellow with a fairly thick 1.5 finger white head.

Some banana and clove in the aroma. Some floral and spiciness as well.

Flavor has mostly clove, banana, and bubblegum and tastes much like a typical hefe. There is a bit of tartness and the agave is detectable but it is quite faint and doesn't really contribute much to the beer.

Overall, a fairly typical, unoffensive hefe that tries to be unique. Not something I would really seek out again.

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

On-tap 9/5/2012 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a murky gold color, with a thin white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, light caramelized malts, citrus and agave fruit with a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of agave and citrus. Then some breadiness comes in from flavors of wheat and a thin malt character. The hops presence is very mild but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are several others that I would pick first.

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Photo of Lawl3ss
3.37/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chilled 12 oz. bottle into a weizen tulip. Best-by date 11.23.??.

Look- Hazy pale gold with three fingers of fluffy white foam. Glossy look, reminds me of pulled sugar. Decent retention, fair lacing.

Smell- Bready with a vaguely fruity acrid twang. Almost musky- ripe banana, desiccated lime, and salted pretzels. Don't really know what to make of it, it's a much heavier scent than I was expecting, and could use something to brighten it up.

Taste- Similar to the nose, but the agave is softer and more like sweetened aloe. Spicy with a light crusty bread backbone. Lightly fruity, something like a soft pear/mango mix. Somewhat tart. Fairly sweet, but not cloying. Finishes with mace and lemongrass. Aftertaste is pretty distinctly agave. Nice.

Mouthfeel- Smooth, medium body, smooth but present carbonation adds a bit of crispness. Interesting feel, almost doughy, floury finish. I could make a few of these disappear on a hot day, but I'd still like something a bit lighter.

Overall- Pretty good, definitely not a combination you see too often. Worth trying, but it's not going to make my short list.

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Photo of mralphabet
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass

A: Poured a hazy golden orange with a good 2 fingers worth of head that settles to a nice layer with wonderful lacing. Beautiful looking wheat beer.

S: Very sweet smelling, I'm really getting the agave with hints of honey, orange peel, wheat and a little floral hops. Smells great.

T: First thing I'm getting is the wheat then the sweet agave nectar kicks followed by a nice burst of citrus, clove, a little floral hops and finishes a little yeasty. Overall finish is clean with little aftertaste.

M: Light bodied with good carbonation. Nice wet and refreshing.

O: Very refreshing and slightly sweet take on wheat beer. Little more sweet than most wheat beers I've had. Worth looking for... Another good brew from Breckenridge.

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Photo of HenryCarr
4.08/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've always enjoyed the sweeter wheats and this definitely fit that bill. It's for the lighter, more summery taste and it's quite refreshing. If you like Guinness, you may not like this. If you like Corona, you probably will.

I've never been particular about things like appearance and smell, but that's not to say there's anything wrong with it. Mouthfeel and taste are notable however.

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Photo of russwaddell
3.09/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Super cloudy but clean tasting wheat ale.

Agave flavor is very mild.

This seems like it would be good for someone who likes Blue Moon but wants to branch out a bit.

I basically don't care for wheat ales unless they are loaded with fruit flavors or in some other way augmented. This is not that. Unless you're a wheat beer fan or just really want a wheat ale I don't see any reason to reach for this one.

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Photo of Jason
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Milky hazed yellow, excellent head retention and showing of lace

SMELL: Bready, nutty, chalky yeast, cactus, vague spice, pears

TASTE: Crisp snap, lighter bodied, smooth, bready, doughy biscuits, obscure fruitiness, nutty, slightly bitter, dry, husky

Agave might be to vague to pick out but it does add an underlying layer that you know is foreign to beer. Not as drinkable as I expected but worth a try.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
2.77/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a weizen glass.

4.0 A: Hazed dark orange color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is average and a good bit of lacing is left.

2.0 S: Dry and dusty. Doesn't really smell like anything aside from some neutral wheat.

2.5 T: Taste is pretty much the same, although you can taste the agave. Sweeter with a stronger malt presence than the nose.

4.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Excellently creamy. Well done here.

3.0 D: Mediocre brew that has a great mouthfeel.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
2.76/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a second beer I tried from them which sounded so very good but nowhere near lived up to expectations. Poured a 1" offwhite head of average life. The body is a hazy raw sienna yellow color. Not much smell, even warmed. Not much taste beyond an average BMC. The agave at most adds a mild hint of sweetness but otherwise all I get is very lightly toasted malt. No finish to speak of. And the website says this is an herbed/spiced beer? Really? I didn't know agave was an herb or a spice, it's just another sweetener really.

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Photo of NODAK
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This smells a lot like any other wheat beer, in that it has a citrus and wheat quality to the nose...although there is a small sweetness to it as well.

The beer's taste isn't all that remarkable though it is pretty drinkable. It starts off like most any other wheat beer, pretty clean and with a hint of citrus...but then the sweetness, which is kind of different in taste and I'll assume comes from the agave, comes in and makes its presence known. It isn't an overpowering sweetness, though it grows a bit throughout the drink. Certainly not distracting and not bad. There's some wheat on the backend as would be expected and a little dryness. Clean.

It's a fair beer. Tastes pretty good, though it isn't going to blow anybody away. It's combination of sweetness and wheat beer will at least make it different in a way.

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Photo of thecheapies
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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

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.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

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.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of joecalderoni
3.89/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.08/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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

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.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-05-12 in Marietta, PA at McCleary's

A - Hazy, unfiltered orange-straw with a 1-finger white head. Looks like lush wheat beer.

S - Not much at all; at least in this barroom environment. Maybe a touch of light fruit

T - Different. There's an upfront spicy tang followed by wheat, grass and then a citrus-like flavor that I would attribute to the agave; sort of like kiwi and orange flesh in a blender. There are some mild bittering hops to balance things out.

M - Thicker than a normal wheat beer; emphasizing the mucilage property apropos to the agave name. The carbonation was medium+.

O - I'd just finished walking 7 miles in the sun when I stopped and had this on-tap. I liked the different flavor and feel. Maybe I was particularly thirsty, but I had a second one with my sandwich. The low ABV was nice as I was able to continue walking another 5 miles to my destination. It was just the thing for me today.

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Photo of thain709
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured a dull and hazy golden yellow with a two finger, pillowy white head...the head was gone rather quickly, but there was some lacing left behind

S - Nothing too much coming from the nose...really lacking the fruit...some spice, grass, and yeast

T - Again, nothing coming through to inspire the palate...starts off with the grassy flavors that give way to the wheat malt and yeast strain...some slight spice coming through at this point...there is a brief creaminess that brings forward banana, but this is the only exciting part of the flavor...no fruit otherwise...flat, semi-spicy finish

M - Light bodied...metallic, lacking carbonation, some spice

O - Sorry for the short review, but I could not find anything stellar in this beer except for the brief creamy banana presence...I could see this being popular for someone transitioning into craft beer

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Photo of ChrisPratz
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Unfiltered hazy golden orange color; Pours to a finger and a half worth of foamy head and gives way to a very nice lacey covering that clings to the sides all the way thru.

S: Yeasty and wheaty scent with some grassy/grainy tones. Have some pepper scents coming thru along with some orange/apricot flavors. Aromas are weak early on and become more pronounced as the beer warms.

T: Alot of grassy wheat grains coming thru. Sweetness is kept to a minimum, but i'm getting some of that orange/apricot flavoring from the nose. Def. some spicey peppery notes too which lead way to a flavor drop off. Just seems to go flat at the end of the palette. Noticing some of the black pepper and orange/apricot at the end, but its very very mild. Slightly disappointing.

M: Seems to be a bit more carbonation then most wheat brews i've had but I think it works with the spicey tones. Left with a crisp clean feeling and very little after taste, although I find that to be a bit more disappointing as well.

O: Glad to have tried it but wasn't overly impressed with this. Unique twist on a wheat beer, which im a huge fan of, however I was expecting more flavor all around. Would like to try it on tap to compare.

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Agave Wheat from Breckenridge Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.