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Agave Wheat - Breckenridge Brewery

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Agave WheatAgave Wheat

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BA SCORE
77
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817 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 817
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.68%
Wants: 15
Gots: 76 | 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 gmfessen
3.78/5  rDev +11.8%

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a very hazy, creamy peach color with a thin, stable head. Nose is mostly wheat, slight notes of fruit like pear and white grape. The flavor is similar to the nose with the wheat and fruity notes dominating, lingering bitterness on the finish. No real noticable flavor from the agave however the mouthfeel is heavier than I had anticipated with a thin yet creamy carbonation. Overall, a good wheat beer - nothing really special if you're looking for the agave to knock your socks off but a solid beer.

gmfessen, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of spookymilk
3.1/5  rDev -8.3%

Hazy gold - looks tasty enough. Unfortunately, there's not much to see here. The agave is subtle enough that it can be easily missed, though if you're trying a few new brews some night it's a light, drinkable opener.

If you've got an MGD-drinking friend that you'd like to introduce to real beer, this is a nice first step for them to take.

spookymilk, Nov 06, 2011
Photo of OleJohnnieAle
3.38/5  rDev 0%

A - Hazy waterdowned gold

S - Wheaty undertone with a slight sweet scent, nothing overpowering about this beer.

T - Bit of a sweet start I would imagine is the agave (never had agave before). Definatley a bready wheat flavor comes through. Nothing to bold, just smooth taste.

M - Sweet under tongue pucker to start and great unfiltered heartyness to finish up.

O - Not great but not horrible. A decent attempt at something new but not sure if I would get it again.

Serving type: Bottle poured into perfect pint

OleJohnnieAle, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of Immortale25
2.98/5  rDev -11.8%

Poured into a pint glass

A- Pours a hazy gold color with a 1/4 inch head dissipating to a paper-thin ring with a group of small bubbles on the surface. Barely any lacing

S- A heavy wheat smell but seems stale, kind of like a macro lager only more full. Searching for some trace of hop or fruit smell, or even some sweetness from the agave but I only find more wheat. Not a complex aroma by any means. Hopefully the taste will pull through.

T- Nope. Just your standard wheat beer. Nothing more, nothing less. Pretty devoid of any depth, just wheat...wheat...wheat. And not even the sweet, rich wheat taste that comes with most witbiers or hefeweizen. Is this a lager? The style is apparently an herbed/spiced beer but I'm not getting it. Can't taste any agave.

M- Just as thin and lifeless as the rest of the beer.

I had high hopes for this beer since the name has two of my favorite things in it: Agave and wheat. Unfortunately, neither shine with this boring flop. I'm deducting points from the overall score for getting my hopes up.

Immortale25, Oct 31, 2011
Photo of ONUMello
3.05/5  rDev -9.8%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Wheat colored; thin head
S: Sweet, wheat & apricot
T: Wheat and a hint of flowers and spice.
M: Average; Fairly light but crisp.
O: Not bad but doesn't show any agave characteristics as its name would imply, which is disappointing.

ONUMello, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of MsRif
2.73/5  rDev -19.2%

Had on tap at the Black St. Breckenridge location in Denver. Not a memorable brew. Poured a hazy (unfiltered-like) light yellow color with a foamy head that quickly dissipated, quite loudly. Almost no lacing. Smelled of wet wheat with a touch of citrus. Very bland. Tastes even more bland...pretty much just wet wheat taste...a little citrus to it and I do taste a touch of the agave, but not much. The wheat is too overpowering. Did not stay on my palate for long.

Drinkable because it is light and clean. Good carbonation. I would not get this one again, but it was worth a try.

MsRif, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of Crossmd
2.38/5  rDev -29.6%

Poured 56 degrees into a tulip glass. No born date.

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a deep thin head that's dissipates quickly, leaving no lace.

Smells of a slight coriander and dry wheat. Not well project and not especially pleasant.

Taste is a very generic blend of wet wheat. No finish and no complexity of flavor. Really not worth revisiting. Mouthfeel is more of the same.

Overall, very thin, pretty flavorless, and incredibly generic tasting. I don't really know what agave tastes like, but gave a feeling that there isn't much of whatever that is in this beer. A disappointment from a producer that I previously had blind faith in.

75.

Crossmd, Oct 28, 2011
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured from a draft into a pilsner glass at Buffalo Wild Wings in Colorado Springs, Colo. Color was murky orange. Inch of head. Lots of lacing on the top and lots of film on the sides.

Smelled skunky cloves, wheat and orange.

Wheat dominated the taste, but some citrus (mainly lemon) came in there as well.

Mediuum body. Lively carbonation. Foamy on the lips.

Just an okay beer. There are much better wheat’s out there.

BucannonXC5, Oct 15, 2011
Photo of mltobin
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%

Served on-tap at Valhalla in New York City.

Appearance is a cloudy yellow with a short white head. The nose on agave wheat has grass, wheat and some citrus. Its` taste contained flavors from lemon, wheat, malt...fairly refreshing. Mouthfeel is light bodied while there is an acidic quality to it.

mltobin, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of HBeezley
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%

Got this at Whole Foods as my very first growler.

A - Very nice hazy gold.

S - Nice, but nothing too fancy.

T - Sweet from the agave - it comes through really well IMO. Slight bready flavors and hints of mild fruits like fig and pear. Not much of a hop bite, not too intense on anything really; it's a calm tasting beer which is both good and bad.

M - Milky thick but with a dry finish. Egh...Not too refreshing considering the finish, but the heartiness of the beer due to it's unfiltered quality is actually really nice and makes you want another sip (or gulp!)

O - Not too shabby. Not the greatest, not the worse. A decent brew that I may come back to another time, but not one that would be a regular favorite.

HBeezley, Sep 26, 2011
Photo of McNealc31
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Hazy gold at least lets you know it's unfiltered. Nose is very floral. There's the wheat, some apricot, and a lot of sweetness from the Agave. The finish is dryer than I anticipated. Light and crisp, but the dryness detracts from what would be a great summer quencher.

The agave at least gives it some character, but there isn't much flavor here. It's pretty tame.

McNealc31, Sep 16, 2011
Photo of BigRedN
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Appearance: Poured 12 oz bottle into a weizen glass. The beer is a slightly hazy and golden colored with a nice white head (about 1 inch). Head fades to a slight cover on the liquid.

Smell: A mixed aroma. I can't pick any one thing and say "this dominates". There is some underlying malty aroma with a hint of yeast and spice.

Taste: A bit of a sweetness to this beer. It seems to start out as an American wheat then the flavoring pokes through. I was a bit wary that this would have a tequila-like flavoring due to the agave, but it does not IMO. There is a bit of a malty body, no bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light in body, smooth, with a light carbonation that feels natural and not forced.

Overall: A decent enough beer. Worth a try, but not something I would run out to get. Got a 6-pack on sale for $7.99. This is normally $9.49, which it is not worth that price (not even $8 IMO). Still a decent drink, good in the summer heat.

BigRedN, Sep 15, 2011
Photo of SickGnar
3.55/5  rDev +5%

A: Very murky, deep, rich golden. Sort of a dark honey-like color. Medium to small creamy white head. Okay retention, but just a bit of lace.

S: Wheaty, bready, yeasty – clean but reasonably characterful American wheat beer aroma. Touch of sweetness. Not really picking up any hops or anything that might obviously be agave. There is a faint melon/cucumber scent that could possibly be it.

T: On the palate, the agave comes across as an herbal/floral sweetness, again with a faint melon/cucumber touch, that fades to herbal plant bitterness. (not sure if hops or just agave) A touch of light crystal sweetness rounds out the bready and crackery wheat beer. Yeast can be mild or pronounced, depending on how much is swirled in from bottom of the bottle. Yeastiness is accented by some fruity esters up front and then an earth note at the back with verfy soft pepper/spice hints and just a touch of lemon. Some restrained herbal & grassy hops poke through at t the very end and in the finish.

M: Just medium body with about average carbonation. Nicely soft. If completely roused, it can be a bit chalky from the yeast. Earthy semi dry finish after just a bit of sweetness. Really good mouthfeel for this easy drinker.

D: Well, it has good marketing. The rest of it is sort of plain and run of the mill. It is solid and good, but a bit underwhelming if you are really expecting something. Just looking for easy drinking? Spot on. After all, it is a summer release – you aren’t going to be sipping and contemplating this whilst sitting before a cozy fire.

SickGnar, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of weller1js
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%

appearance: pours a bold, hazy yellow, well carbonated with bubbly white foam which dissipates to only about a quarter-inch thick.

smell: corn/wheat malts have some character, slight bittersweet hoppiness.

taste: begins clean, with malty characteristics quickly following, sequeing to a light honey-nectar sweetness that lingers on the undertones of the hops bitters in the finish.

overall: reminds me of something on the lines of a Magic Hat #9, sweeter characteristics brought forth from what I assume are the agave notes combined with the heightened quality of the malts makes this one worth a try.

weller1js, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of paperbackfoster
4.03/5  rDev +19.2%

A - A light, hazy goldenrod color. A one finger head dissipates to a cloud on top. Carbonation's evident in the murky deeps. This is an attractive unfiltered wheat.

S - Smells sweet, right where the agave belongs. Lemongrass and citrus hint an otherwise very light nose.

T - A zesty wheat flavor fills out with the rind of orange and lemon. The agave provides a sugary smoothness, not too sweet at all. Extremely refreshing. Finishes dry.

M - Light, tingly with carbonation, full from the unfiltered aspect. A very good wheat.

O - This is a wheat beer that’s unique but doesn’t go out of its way to be different. It’s not a novelty beer. It fills a niche, between the lines of where one craves a hefeweizen, a summer wit, or a plain unfiltered wheat. Big on flavor, but it's subtle flavor. Refreshing, and a harmless 4.2% ABV, I always try to have a pint when I find this on tap.

paperbackfoster, Aug 23, 2011
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%

Picked this up down at Joe Canal's in Woodbridge a few weeks back. Never had this and if I was going to take a crapshoot on anything, it would be on something with "agave" in it. I had no idea what this would taste like and it wasn't until I looked this beer up on here that I learned that it fell under Herbed/Spiced, categorically. This felt like a Hefeweizen and even though I feel like it's not classified properly, this straddles the line and I'll leave it as such!

Nothing memorable to the pour as the head wasn't thick nor long lasting and the lacing wasn't seen at all. The aroma was practically nonexistent as well but thankfully, there was just a bit more to the taste. A very present, but bland wheat was the base with just a bit of citrus, honey, and what was probably agave on top of it. The mouthfeel was mellow and malty and the carbonation wasn't that strong, but certainly present if the beer was swished around.

As for the alcohol, I almost didn't think this was beer, since this was so mellow and easygoing. While there are better offerings out there, this will please just about anybody and would be a decent choice on a hot Summer day when a something more than a mass-market offering is called for. Some more flavor would have been great here, as this beer had enough body to it to cut whatever would have stood out. Instead, this proved the adage about beer being "liquid bread' to be true, since I felt somewhat full after downing my bottle.

JerzDevl2000, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of olimpia84
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Had this on a 12 Fl. Oz. bottle and poured it on a Hefeweizen glass. This beer showed a cloudy golden yellow color with a one-finger head that lasted for quite a while. Almost no carbonation was observed in the behavior of the body. Some lacing present. It was very hard to define the smell for this beer because it was very 'low' but I was able to gather hints of wheat and grass. Taste also had hints of grassy flavors and wheat present along with a bready touch and a very small spicy feel and aftertaste.

olimpia84, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%

First had: on tap at Breckenridge Brewery, Blake St., Denver, CO

Poured a cloudy orange-tinted yellow, noticeably carbonated, with a foamy white head that dissipated to almost nothing. Typical wheaty aroma, with hints of citrus and resin. Typical wheat profile on the taste buds, a bit acidic, citrusy, with agave as a subtle sidekick. Left a bitter aftertaste, but not too bad. Light body, and generally drinkable, though not really enough for me to want more.

Rifugium, Aug 16, 2011
Photo of spinrsx
2.95/5  rDev -12.7%

12oz Bottle

Appearance - Hazy yellow with a below average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for 2 minutes before it was gone.

Smell – Grains/wheat, lemons, honey

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a below average amount of carbonation and it feels thin on the pallet. I can taste wheat mixed with lemons and a touch of orange juice. There is also a bit of a honey sweetness. The beer finishes with a lemony slightly tart aftertaste.

Overall – This was a pretty boring beer.. I really didn't pick up on the agave nectar all that much. It tasted like a basic run of the mill wheat beer. I wouldn't buy this one again.

spinrsx, Aug 09, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
3.03/5  rDev -10.4%

Served in a flared pokal at Bliss.

This stuff has always been interesting, but not enough for me to buy any. Thankfully, there are tastings at Bliss. It pours a cloudy straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises fake blueberry (think pretty much any blueberry wheat ale available on the market), dark wheat, light orange rind, and a dash of nutmeg. The taste holds notes of wheat, coriander, white grapes (lightly tart, and only just barely that), nutmeg, and grapefruit peel. A vague astringency lingers on the tongue. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta dry finish. Overall, I cannot say I was a fan of this beer. The agave nectar doesn't do much for it, and it comes off as astringent and medicinal regardless. Luckily, things aren't exactly offensive, either. Just not very good.

TMoney2591, Aug 05, 2011
Photo of ranger7
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%

Poured from bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

A - Hazy yellow in color, can tell it's a wheat beer. Some sediment left in the bottle. Bonus a half point for that cool Breckenridge label.

S - Odd. Not sure what the smell is, but it actually doesn't smell very good. Sort of a sour stench. Some wheat in there as well.

T - Good. A nice wheaty base with some citrus notes. Not nearly as sour as I was anticipating.

M - Smooth. Some carbonation which quickly fades. Not much of an aftertaste.

Summary - Glad I gave this one a try. Honestly, I know what Agave is, but have never tried it in anything (beside tequila). Maybe I will after this. Nice beer.

ranger7, Aug 05, 2011
Photo of kemoarps
2.85/5  rDev -15.7%

Beer pours a hazy straw colour, with a one finger white head that laces like my sneakers

kind of a sweet wheat (no rhyme intended) smell, but I don't pick up much complexity.

The taste adds to the smell some citrusy notes, while subtracting some of the sweetness I smelled.

Is easy enough to drink, the carbonation isn't too sharp, though it leaves a weird almost dry afterfeeling in my mouth.

I have to admit I was somewhat disappointed by this brew. I really like the other Breckenridge beers I've had, and was hoping I had found a good afternoon type beer that is readily available in my area. Alas, I probably won't get this one again. The label is cool, but I can collect other cool labels that cover better beers.

kemoarps, Aug 03, 2011
Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, Jul 28, 2011
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!

ToasterChef, Jul 27, 2011
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.

wingman14, Jul 26, 2011
Agave Wheat from Breckenridge Brewery
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