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Agave Wheat - Breckenridge Brewery

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Agave WheatAgave Wheat

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795 Ratings

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Ratings: 795
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 15
Gots: 71 | 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)
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Photo of metter98

New York

3.4/5  rDev +0.6%

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: There are aromas of wheat in the nose along with notes of sourness and hints of citrus and spices.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has some notes of initial sweetness. Flavors of agave are noticeable towards the finish.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer goes down very easily and has some refreshing properties.

07-28-2011 01:08:01 | More by metter98
Photo of ToasterChef


3.88/5  rDev +14.8%

A chilled bottle is split between two mini pint glasses. I'll admit that I bought this beer simply because of the label. Skeleton in a sombrero! If you are familiar with the album art for Ry Cooder's Chicken Skin Music, you'll know why I like this label so much.

Hazy straw colored liquid has a thin white foam head. It settles to a skim with a few large bubbles mixed in. Swirling the beer causes the head to foam back up. It also leaves a few spots of foam on the walls of the glass.

The beer has a decent wheat aroma. I'm not sure if I am smelling any agave nectar, as I don't know what it smells like. There certainly isn't any odor of death rot, despite what the label lead me to believe.

This beer has a very interesting taste. There is certainly plenty of wheat, with some banana and crystal sugars. There is a spiciness that is unlike other beers I've had. It has a real kick at the finish that reminds me slightly of tequila. It's probably just because I know there is agave in there that I make this connection. Either way, I like it.

Medium body and carbonation. The tongue is tickled a lot by the beer—once again, probably the agave nectar at work. Not much coat or stickiness to mention.

I really enjoy this beer. It's nice and refreshing. If it were readily available here in Maine, I think I'd drink a lot of this during the summer. If you have a chance to try this one, I recommend it!

07-27-2011 01:02:26 | More by ToasterChef
Photo of wingman14


3.68/5  rDev +8.9%

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.

07-26-2011 22:34:23 | More by wingman14
Photo of bens0n


3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

This beer pours a slightly murky golden yellow color with a decent amount of foamy white head that dissipates rather quickly but leaves some lacing behind.

This beer has a spicy and yeasty smell to it. Not extremely aromatic but definitely smells like an herby beer. Some earthy tones are present too but subtle in comparison to the wheat.

Flavor wise it tastes like a pretty standard wheat beer but with a hint of floral/earthy flavors that come out at the end. Not sweet by any means like the agave would suggest though.

It is light bodied and there is a certain crispness present that makes it really drinkable. Carbonation level is just right.

07-21-2011 22:09:07 | More by bens0n
Photo of mocktm


3.43/5  rDev +1.5%

Bottle into pint, dig the skull logo with the sombrero.

Pours a straw yellow with a bit of a hazy nature. Mundane chalk white head forms, then quickly rescinds leaving next to nothing in the lacing department.

Nose gives off aromas almost like tequila with some wheat and light fruit accents. Pretty unique...

A strange sweet and sour sensation overtakes my palate immediately, I guess that's the agave? Lemon citrus and honey undertones accompany the wheat in the finish. Pretty well balanced, although a bit funky.

Mouthfeel is reasonably light and appropriate for this type of beer. Enjoyable summer brew despite lack of carbonation.

Definitely interesting, although I'd say a bit of a novelty. I probably won't ever buy it again, but its certainly worth a try.

07-14-2011 04:24:12 | More by mocktm
Photo of philbe311


3/5  rDev -11.2%

Noticed my original review (6.19.2009) was no longer here... Good thing I keep notes...

A - Slightly more than a fingers worth of pure white partially fluffy white head... Minimal retention... A pale straw color... Slightly hazed... A moderate bit of brisk-to-speedy carbonation... Some bubbles cling to the sides of the glass...

S - I assume that's the agave that dominates the nose... Also present are wheat notes and muted notes of tropical fruit... Some bready malts as well...

T - Lots of bready malts to start... Some slight citrus notes... Also present is a flavor I can't quite place which I'm guessing is the introduction of the agave... Not necessarily my cup of tea (beer)...

M - Light to medium bodied... Mild, yet lively carbonation... A bit of sleekness...

D - An interesting ingredient doesn't always make for an interesting beer... Not completely terrible, but not something that I would recommend or seek out again...

07-09-2011 17:42:58 | More by philbe311
Photo of jlindros


3.28/5  rDev -3%

Pours a light fizzy head that fades quickly for what little is there to begin with, over hazy orange yellow color.

Nose has mostly wheat aromas, some light citrus and spices, also a bit of a cheap macro extract aroma, not quite skunk but just a cheap extract, hard to explain more. Another sweet nectar like aroma that I can only attribute to the agave.

Taste continues where the nose left off, cheap extract almost skunked like flavor, typically from mass produced beers. Some wheats are there as well, a bit of citrus and spices, a bit thick and gritty for a wheat beer as well almost gelatinous, again slight sweet nectar flavor that I can only assume is the agave but no real "tequila" like taste what-so-ever. Although there is a slight peppermint later on the finish, which also remains sticky and semi sweet, bit of lingering wheats and citrus.

Mouth is sticky and a bit icky, gelatinous, gritty, just weird, and decent carbonation.

overall not impressed at all, some wheat flavors there, but a bit of an unpleasant mass produced off flavor, and the mouth is just weird and unpleasant.

07-08-2011 01:44:01 | More by jlindros
Photo of Mora2000


3.43/5  rDev +1.5%

The beer pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma is grain with a little bit of sweetness, possibly from the agave. The flavor is pretty nice. I get some nice sweet notes from the agave and also get some fruity notes that closely resemble grapes. There is also some nice wheat and grain notes in the flavor. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Easy to drink.

06-30-2011 03:50:57 | More by Mora2000
Photo of sixerofelixir


3.7/5  rDev +9.5%

12 oz bottle. Looks like some Julian dating is included within the code on the front neck. Typical, blocky Breckenridge lettering, and I *really* dig the sombrero skull label art..

Pours like an unfiltered, cloudy wheat beer. Yellow with a small white head that stays throughout. Some high-pitched grass/citrus in the smell dept. Taste immediately starts off with some tartness from the agave, then dries out with it as well. Lemon & a bit of apple; fruity and refreshing. To be honest, not much in the way of the wheat, but it's probably there more to keep the body balanced than for flavor. An interesting beer - I enjoy tequila, so I wouldn't mind drinking a few of these now & again.

06-21-2011 04:41:46 | More by sixerofelixir
Photo of beals


3.23/5  rDev -4.4%

A: poured vigourously into a weizen glass. eagerly awaiting a fluffy white head, but all i got was one finger's worth, and it died away quickly. color is orange straw.

S: wheat, and a little sweet (not sure -- agave?)

T: wheat, lemon, touch of honey. there's a sweet/sour quality to the finish.

M: light/medium body, bit of bite from the carbonation. i'd expect a little more carbonation here. the finish is a little sticky, as well.

O: not sure i'd drink a sixer of this, but on a hot summer day, it's a nice beer.

06-19-2011 23:54:50 | More by beals
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.53/5  rDev +4.4%

On tap at Breckenridge in Denver, CO.

Pours a murky light yellow color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that fades to nothing. Random spots of lace dot the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat and some fruitiness (from the agave I would imagine). Taste is the same as the smell with a pretty good fruity taste coming through. This beer has a high level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall this is a pretty good beer for what it is but I am not too sure I would drink this one very often.

06-15-2011 18:56:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of yesyouam

New York

2.68/5  rDev -20.7%

Breckenridge Agave Wheat is a cloudy straw colored beer with a small white head that quickly vanishes. It has a light wheat aroma with a phenolic note. It's pretty light bodied, bubbly and pretty smooth. The finish is a little slick and a little watery. It tastes pretty solid and well balanced. It has a lemony wheat flavor that gets twangy at the end of the taste. It's pretty spicy with a note of black pepper. There is a decent amount of bitterness that seems kind of herbal, for lack of a better term. The aftertaste is lightly phenolic. I really don't know what agave tastes like, so I couldn't pick it out. This beer is more flavorful than I anticipated. It would go nicely with grilled chicken.

06-15-2011 13:46:44 | More by yesyouam
Photo of trappistlover


2.93/5  rDev -13.3%

,(12oz bottlefrom Total Wine Desert Ridge). pours cloudy bright yellow with white head. Aroma has wheat, sweet syrup, something peppery? Taste is sweet, almost cloying for a wheat beer. Medium bodied with slick texture. Bitter finish. Not bad, but not great.

06-13-2011 04:00:22 | More by trappistlover
Photo of Dodo2step


3.6/5  rDev +6.5%


A- a light golden apple yellow color. Lil bit of head but not quite the lacing you want.

S- banana, lemon and biscuity wheat. Not much else to write home about.

F- honey, wheat and some sort of sour unknown...its like an aloe gel flavor.

M- light bodied but it feels like a jelly type on the tongue.

D- not bad and a nice wheat/spiced beer. I bought a sixer and wasnt dissapointed.

06-09-2011 22:17:14 | More by Dodo2step
Photo of shand


3.8/5  rDev +12.4%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a wheat beer glass.

This brew pours a hazy golden color with a tiny head. Aroma is sweet wheat, citrus, and malt. The taste is very good. Sweet lemon comes on first, then a bit of agave comes in with some more sour lime. There's a solid wheat aftertaste that works well with the agave taste. A great American wheat.

The mouthfeel is more medium-bodied, but some ample carbonation helps it match the taste better. The drinkability is quite good. Overall, this is a solid and fairly unique American wheat that I recommend.

06-05-2011 18:15:39 | More by shand
Photo of hosehead83


3.63/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a stand ard opint glass. Hazy gold in color, with a moderate head of bright white foam.
Aroma-Wheat, faint spice and biscuit
Taste-Fresh wheat, biscuit, cool cucumber/agave.
Very fresh tasting and refreshing. Thirst-quenching and easily sessionable on a hot summer afternoon.

06-05-2011 17:39:19 | More by hosehead83
Photo of mactrail


3.53/5  rDev +4.4%

Hazy golden with an amber edge. Has some of the sweet Hefeweizen character. Fairly sweet at first gulp. Mouthfeel is just odd, with heavier touch. Nose is a bit spicy with some banana aroma. Sharp but mellows to a rather pleasant fruity aftertaste. Mango, with the tart fruitiness. Hops seem to contribute a little to the balance with a beery touch.

Somebody called the flavor "honey and aloe," and I think that sums it up well. I'm a big fan of unusual flavors in beer, and this one at least adds another one to the list. It's quite drinkable but makes me want a "real" wheat beer.

06-05-2011 03:58:13 | More by mactrail
Photo of Rampage1


3.65/5  rDev +8%

This is a damn good wheat beer to be drinking when it hot out here in AZ!

Appearance: Classic wheat color-- nice medium,golden with all kinds of cloudiness to it. Half inch white head that dissipates quite quickly.

Smell: I get alot of biscuit wheat in the smell. Slight citrus and a nice sweet finishing smell. No gumballhead here but its not trying to be that. Its just a normal citrus-biscuit with a little sweetness from the agave.

Taste: I like this beer because of the agave aftertaste I get that contributes to the beers slight, sweet aftertaste. It has a great biscuit like flavor to it from the malt used and a little lemon on the after taste.

Mouthfeel: A decent amount of carbonation that keeps this beer refreshing with the heat we are starting to experience although with a session beer like this it seems just a little cooler out.

Overall: I have had this beer a few times now and every once in a while i just want a easy drinking craft beer like this. I wish we had something out west more like gumballhead but this isn't bad for what it is. I will have to do a side by side with this and Oberon some time this summer.

06-04-2011 05:38:46 | More by Rampage1
Photo of Lauthaha


3.98/5  rDev +17.8%

I opened up the bottle about six inches away from my computer keyboard. This was unfortunate, as upon opening the bottle, it was as if somebody had thrown a Mentos into a diet Coke bottle. Foam EVERYWHERE. Terrifying. Covering my legs, dripping sweet honey-beer down my legs onto the tile floor, but narrowly missing the keyboard directly. *shaking head* I can't help thinking that this is going to skew my view of this beer.

Appearance: A beautiful honey-golden color, with visible yeast in the glass. A great-looking wheat beer. Head is light and vanishes quickly leaving only a ring around the edge of the glass on the surface of the beer. Very light lacing. Looks enticing.

Smell: Dry and yeasty, a blunt citrus force barrages the nostrils as a subtle tequila-esque scent burrows its way into the brain. The longer you sniff, the more ester you get...very intriguing, considering the low ABV of this beer.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Very light carbonation, the beer has a honey-like vibe going on 'feelwise' as well as 'tastewise.' Definitely a tequila feel to this guy. Finishes fairly wet with moderate sweetness and a slight sour tang from the agave. Not bad, not bad at all (though it's a little thick in my opinion).

Overall: Good. Definitely worth a try, especially for the novelty beer lover.

06-02-2011 02:23:29 | More by Lauthaha
Photo of ianjsullivan


3.03/5  rDev -10.4%

ST: 12oz poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy gold with ample carbonation. It has a thick white head that leaves lacing.

S: The aroma is not impressive. There is some citrus (lemon and lime) and a bit of malt (in fact it has more of a malt aroma then I expected).

T: Sour and tangy citrus start this beer off. Some biscuit and (what I think is) agave (with slight lime) arrives on the finish.

M: Medium body (ample carbonation keeps the beer from being heavy) and on the drier side.

O: It has a pleasant twang of sourness and a hint of lime that is refreshing. Ample carbonation keeps the beer light, and it is smooth. I was expecting a lot more from the agave nectar, which seemed like a very unique and exciting addition to a wheat beer. However, the result is on the average side. As the beer warms, the flavor of agave nectar becomes more pronounced, but it still does not offer a completely unique wheat experience. This is a refreshing beer that matches warm weather and salad (with feta cheese) well.

06-01-2011 01:13:07 | More by ianjsullivan
Photo of OldIronLungs


3.65/5  rDev +8%

Poured into a pint glass a hazy yellow gold with a finger of smooth white head that laces pretty steadily.

The nose, while thin, distinctly reminded me of a Dos Equis Amber for some reason - lightly citric with a stale malt.

Interesting sip - opens with a unique sour citrus tang. Wheat flavor suggests body, but it remains light and prickly on the tongue.

Different - pretty refreshing overall with a subtle tartness that was actually pretty pleasant to me.

05-31-2011 23:46:15 | More by OldIronLungs
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev +4.4%

Appearance: hazy yellowish orange color with a short 1/4" head.

Smell: wheat, citrus, and fruit are detectable with a hint of spiciness.

Taste: light wheat flavors, some soft fruit sweetness, a bit of honey, and some orange citrus. Mild bitterness rounds it out.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp from start to finishing. Mildly refreshing.

Overall: not a bad beer for a warm summer day, but a bit sweet for a wheat beer.

05-27-2011 19:31:07 | More by Gavage
Photo of shangwang


3.68/5  rDev +8.9%

Poured with a beautiful golden amber color that almost looked two-toned in the glass. Very cloudy with little head; less than a finger of bright white foam which was gone in a few seconds and barely came back when agitated. Very strong smells- some apricot present and an overwelming sourness akin to sourdough bread. After seeing and smelling Agave Wheat I expected some strong tastes, but didn't quite get them. There was the wheatiness that comes with unfiltered wheat beers and sour fruit that matched the smell, but I was hoping for an even stronger showing of sour fruit based on the smell. Nevertheless it was still good and it finished with a lingering tartness that I enjoyed. Definitely had some zip of carbonation to it. Mouthfeel was fairly watery and light. Very drinkable- the rest of the 6 pack will be easy to put down while sitting at the beach in the next few days. Tasty and somewhat unique- definitely worth a try.

05-25-2011 20:21:53 | More by shangwang
Photo of Billolick

New York

3.58/5  rDev +5.9%

Pours clouded apricot, off white head, stays, thick collar, low sheeting and ample scattered lacing left on the glass.

Fruity but faint sniff.

Soft, smooth and moderatly fruity, wheat under belly. not sure what agave tastes like, so not sure if its in there. Pleasant enough wheat, in a fruity and refreshing sort of way. Nothing special, but just about worth a try.

05-11-2011 00:22:29 | More by Billolick
Photo of secondtooth


3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Cloudy yellow, with fine fizzy white head. No visible lace here.

Malty, yeasty nose. Sweet rolls, honey.

Smooth taste, clean wheat character. The agave seems to give this one a clean, syrupy undertone. And although this may seem a bad thing, this beer is a pleasant, session drinker. There's not a lot of depth here, but not bad, by any means.

04-22-2011 02:06:46 | More by secondtooth
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